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Enjoy an African adventure in Kenya

Book flights to Kenya and experience one of the world’s most famous wilderness escapes. Explore vast savannahs, scale a snow-capped mountain or relax on white sands near turquoise shores.

Visit spectacular Lake Victoria, or see conservation in action at one of Kenya’s many wildlife sanctuaries.

Tour the Masai Mara National Reserve between July and October to see thousands of migrating antelopes and zebras or witness a flurry of pink flamingos at the Lake Nakuru National Park.

Amboseli National Park, meanwhile, is home to herds of elephants, big cats and flocks of exotic birds.

Move from desert to beach and dive into the Indian Ocean to find a sea of colour to explore. Hike in Mount Kenya national park, walking against the backdrop of soaring peaks. The possibilities are endless.

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What's the weather like in Kenya?

Figures shown are for Nairobi

Average temperatureAverage rainfall

JAN

18°C

5cm

FEB

17°C

5cm

MAR

20°C

8cm

APR

20°C

20cm

MAY

18°C

15cm

JUN

17°C

3cm

JUL

16°C

1cm

AUG

17°C

1cm

SEP

18°C

3cm

OCT

19°C

5cm

NOV

19°C

13cm

DEC

19°C

9cm

Kenya enjoys a mostly tropical climate, though conditions can vary depending on location. Western Kenya, home to the Maasai Mara National Reserve, is generally warm and humid with some rain, usually at night.

Mombasa, on the southern coast, stays hot throughout the year. The figures shown are for Nairobi, which is situated in the Central Highlands region and enjoys pleasant weather for most of the year, interspersed with two rainy seasons.

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giraffe in nairobi national part with background city skyline in kenya

Nairobi (NBO)

Where better to start your Kenyan journey than in the country’s capital city? When you fly to Nairobi, you’ll land at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. This is Kenya’s largest airport, located just nine miles from the city centre. Nairobi’s cosmopolitan hustle and bustle has everything from chic shopping malls to traditional Maasai markets.

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dhow sailing boat on mombasa estuary in kenya

Mombasa (MBA)

Fly to Mombasa, Kenya’s second largest city, for safaris and sunbathing. Landing at Moi International Airport opens a gateway to the best of Kenya’s top attractions. Head out on safari or take your beach towel to Kenya’s 300 miles of coastline for some of the world’s best beaches.

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landscape of kit mikayi an impressive balancing rock formation in seme kisumu

Kisumu (KIS)

Flying to Kisumu puts you just a few miles away from Lake Victoria, one of Africa’s great lakes. As well as the fantastic scenery, this is also the place to spot hippos, Nile crocodiles and the giant Nile perch fish, which can reach six feet in length.

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Reasons to visit Kenya

three cheetahs with back to camera at dusk masai mara kenya

Seek out the ‘Big Five’

Book flight tickets to Kenya and seek out Africa’s ‘Big Five’ game animals. Seeing elephants, lions, leopards, rhinos and cape buffalo on safari is a magical, once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Giraffe Manor just outside Nairobi is one of the world’s most unique hotels, where rare Rothschild giraffes join hotel guests as they eat breakfast every morning. Wherever you are in Kenya, you’re sure to catch a glimpse of nature that you’ll treasure forever.

hippo with its head above water filled with water lettuce

Explore the national parks

Kenya is famous for its wildlife and open African plains, which are easily accessible from its airports. Wherever you fly to, don’t miss the chance to explore some of the many national parks.

Safari guides will help you spot some of the country’s most stunning wildlife or, if you’re feeling adventurous, go guide-free at Hell’s Gate National Park, which is Kenya’s only park where you can set off on a solo expedition – walk or cycle and enjoy the dramatic scenery.

view of mount elgon national park

Cool off in Kenya’s quirky caves

A flight to Kenya lands you in one of the world’s hottest countries, so what better way to cool off than by exploring some of Kenya’s unusual caves?

Kitum Cave is actually 600 feet of tunnels cut into Mount Elgon – not by humans, but by elephants. Each night, animals gather to lick the salt walls.

For a sophisticated dining experience, head to Diani Beach for a meal at Ali Barbour’s Cave Restaurant. Lying more than 30 feet underground, this ancient coral cave serves meals by candlelight.

Things to know before you fly to Kenya

currency Local currency

The currency of Kenya is the Kenyan shilling (KES). Local banks will change GBP, USD and EUR. ATMs are available in medium to large towns.

globe Language

English and Swahili are the official languages in Kenya. English is widely spoken across the country, particularly in urban areas.

socket Plugs

Kenya uses plug type G – a three pin plug. It is worth considering packing a universal plug adaptor should you need one.

meals Local cuisine

Kenyans love barbecued meat, known as nyama choma. Other local favourites are ugali, a maize flour porridge, and sukuma wiki – a spiced dish made with onions and sukuma, a green vegetable similar to kale.

Flying to Kenya: FAQs

Where should I go on safari in Kenya?

Kenya’s most popular safari park is the Masai Mara. The reserve has plenty of wildlife and numbers are boosted dramatically between July and October when the zebra and wildebeest migrate through the park. For fewer people and a more serene wildlife encounter, Meru National park has the Big Five (lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants, buffalo), plus zebra, kudu and giraffes.

How do you get from Nairobi to Mombasa?

There used to be an overnight train between the two cities but this has been replaced by a high-speed service which takes around four-and-a-half hours. There are also internal flights available, with a journey time of around an hour.

What should I pack for a trip to Kenya?

Fly to Kenya with clothes that are suitable for a safari – you’ll want to blend in with your surroundings, so avoid bright colours. Loose, comfortable clothes are best for the heat. Bring layers for cooler evenings and some beachwear for making the most of Kenya’s pristine sands.

Why we love Kenya

“Heading out on safari in Kenya is the experience of a lifetime. The beaches here are just as amazing though. Relaxing on the sands and snorkeling over the coral reefs are sure to be some of your favourite Kenyan memories.”

Book the lowest airfare deals on flights to Kenya from AUD 2319

Melbourne (MEL) to Nairobi (NBO)

Departure 1 Dec 2020,
Return 31 Jan 2021
from AUD2319*
*Round-trip fares recently viewed by others

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