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Flights to Kenya in 2022

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Popular inFebruaryHigh demand for flights, 12% potential price rise
Cheapest inAprilBest time to find cheap flights, 1% potential price drop
Average price₱66,382Average for round-trip flights in December 2022
Round-trip from₱48,186From Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl to Nairobi
One-way from₱28,923One-way flight from Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl (MNL) to Kenya

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Cheap flights to Nairobi
Jan 14 - Jan 25
MNL

Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl

NBO

Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl

2 stops

19h 00m
NBO

Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl

MNL

Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl

2 stops

18h 10m
₱57,901

Ethiopian Air

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Deal found 11/29

Dec 14 - Dec 23
MNL

Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl

NBO

Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl

1 stop

24h 05m
NBO

Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl

MNL

Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl

1 stop

25h 05m
₱66,382

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 12/1

Dec 13 - Dec 22
MNL

Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl

NBO

Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl

2 stops

32h 10m
NBO

Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl

MNL

Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl

2 stops

37h 10m
₱68,066

Etihad Airways

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Deal found 12/1

One-way flights to Kenya

The cheapest one-way flights to Kenya
Dec 7
MNL

Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl

NBO

Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl

2 stops

25h 50m
₱28,923

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 11/28

When is the best time to book a flight to Kenya?

The price you pay for your flight to Kenya may vary depending on when you book. For the best chance of a lower fare, look to book 30 days in advance of your trip. Fares are likely to increase a fortnight or so before your departure date.

With a spectacular landscape that includes the Maasai Mara reserve, Rift Valley, Kikuyu moorlands and Mount Kenya (the second largest mountain in Africa) natural habitats have arisen to suit all types of wildlife. Kenya is the number one destination for big game. 

From safari lodges throughout the country, tourists head off to spot elephants, lions, giraffe, buffalo and monkeys, baboons, cheetahs… the list is almost endless. 

Naturalists book Kenya flights to explore its varied terrain: forests, moors, mountains and huge expanses of plains, across which the famous migration of wildebeest takes place once a year.

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Kenya climate

Kenya’s rainy season lasts from April to June and October to early December. It’s hot and humid on the coast all year round, but onshore breezes make it more comfortable. It’s hot and dry in the lowlands while the highlands are more temperate and cooler at night. 

When is the best time to fly to Kenya?

Peak season:

The annual migration of wildebeest and other animals across the plains of the Maasai Mara takes place between June and September. Consequently, this is the peak season for safaris and prices rise drastically across the country.

Off season:

The rainy seasons are the main off-peak seasons, though still a good time to visit. Prices can be cheaper and there are better deals to be found. Though you will miss the migration, there are still plenty of big game to be spotted, as well as the other attractions of mountains, diving on the coast and the ancient tribe of the Maasai.

October-January, though still off-peak, is the best time to visit for snorkelling as the seas are at their clearest. January and February are the hottest and driest months, however, it can be easy to spot wildlife congregating around water holes.

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Getting around Kenya

There are many scheduled flights available from Jomo Kenyatta Airport in Nairobi to domestic destinations such as Mombasa, Lamu or the game reserves of the Maasai Mara. In total, Kenya has around 250 airports and internal flights are cheap, so it can be the most efficient way to travel both for time and cost.

Trains are available, though generally slow and not very reliable. Railways have been allowed to deteriorate a lot over recent years.

Shared taxis and minibuses, called matutas,are the most popular means of transportation for short distances and between cities. They used to be very dangerous, but a recent government crack-down on safety has improved the services somewhat. It is often recommended not to use matatus at night.

Rental cars are available from main cities. Remember that road conditions will be poor if you’re considering travelling any way off the beaten track (anywhere off the main roads that connect major urban centres). Hiring a four-wheel-drive vehicle is advisable.

How long is the flight to Kenya?

Kenya flight deals are available from almost all major global airports. Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International (NBO) is possibly the most important international airport in Kenya, serving as one of the major international hubs on the African continent. Flights from the Philippines depart from both major airports, Mactan-Cebu International (CEB) and Manila Ninoy Aquino International (MNL), both having one stopover in Doha Hamad International (DOH) or Dubai (DXB). Flights to Kenya have a duration depending on the stopover, but generally between 15 and 39h.

Where can you get direct flights to Kenya from?

There are no direct flights from the Philippines to Kenya; however, cheap, non direct flights to Kenya from the Philippines do fly from Manila, via Doha, with major airlines like Qatar Airways, Cebu Pacific, Kenya Airways, and Philippine Airlines offering this route. Also via a Doha stopover, flying from Cebu City may take slightly longer but sometimes works out cheaper.

What is the best way to travel around Kenya?

In Kenya, there are a variety of travel options available for both locals and visiting travellers. Depending on your travel itinerary, you can get shared public transport or an exclusive option for more independent travel. Domestic air travel in Kenya is enjoyable, with various flights descending with wild animals in sight. With varying rates, a car hire is recommended in Kenya as some parks are only open to private vehicles, plus car hires offer a lot more freedom getting around Kenya. Bus services in Kenya almost cover the entire country, with its main route between Mombasa and Nairobi. The buses are generally on time, reliable, and comfortable. Travel within cities normally comes down to taxis or tuk-tuks as a cheaper option. Believe it or not, hitchhiking is a method used by the majority of rural people to get from one place to another; this works in Kenya because people in private vehicles are generally happy to give lifts for a fraction of taxi fares.

What are some things to do in Kenya?

Kenya is a multifaceted destination with different adventures, both urban and rural. Wildlife remains a big attraction in Kenya, but there’s also mountain trekking, Indian Ocean beaches, lively nightlife, unique ways to get around, as well as a cultural heritage. Visit the second highest peak on the African continent, Mount Kenya, rising to 5,199m (17,057ft). Along the border of Tanzania, the snowy summit trails are picturesque and less crowded. Through Maasai Mara National Reserve, countless wildebeest, zebra, antelope, and predators migrate between July and October, called the Great Migration. Dance the night away in the capital city, Nairobi, at numerous clubs where locals, visitors, and expats unite for a night like no other.

Do I need a passport or visa to fly to Kenya?

Philippine passport holders qualify to obtain an electronic visa when travelling to Kenya for tourism purposes, according to Kenya’s visa policy. Applying for a Kenya visa online saves the traveller stress and time of going through the embassy when processing travel documents. The e-visa costs around ₱2,473 with online support 24/7.

What is good to know if travelling to Kenya?

  • The Maasai Mara reserve, on the border with Tanzania, is in the southwest of the country. It’s one of the most popular game parks because a huge amount of animals are concentrated into a relatively small space. The “Big Five” all live here: lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard and rhinoceros. This can be extended to a “Big Nine” if you include zebra, giraffe, cheetah and hippo. To spot the animals, and for something a bit different than the usual jeeps, it’s possible to take a balloon safari over the plains, which gives a fantastic view of the great plains beneath.
  • Don’t miss the Karen Blixen Museum in Nairobi. The house where the Danish author Blixen lived has been turned into a museum. Ever since her famous book Out of Africa (written under the name Isak Dinesen) was made into a Hollywood film, the area has made the most of the house. It is situated on “Karen Estates” on “Karen Street”. The museum itself is a recreation of the house as it was when Blixen lived in it and a peaceful place to spend half a day.
  • Kenya’s second-largest city, Mombasa is a good starting point from which to visit the coast. A popular local beach is the white sand Coral Palm Beach, parts of which are private and parts public. If you’re feeling hassled by the many touts and vendors in the public section, head for the private parts, owned by the two big hotels. This section is guarded by hotel security and locals are fined if they come in here.
  • North of Mombasa, also on the coast, is the town of Malindi, particularly popular with Italian vacationers. There is a lot to see, both in town, with mosques, markets and museums and along the coastline. When the tide is out, you can spy the coral reef. Or head to the point where Vasco da Gama landed – after being refused entry to Mombasa. There is a plinth marking the spot where the Portuguese explorer first came ashore.

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