International flights to Kenya

Most international flights will arrive at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) in Nairobi. The airport is situated on the outskirts of the capital.

From here, the nearby Wilson airport is the main airport for domestic flights, very convenient if you are heading straight into the countryside. 

The other international airport is Moi International Airport in Mombasa on the Kenyan coast. It is primarily used for domestic flights, but international routes do arrive here for travellers going to Mombasa or Zanzibar

Malindi Airport is another entry point to the country. Few international flights arrive here as it is primarily used as domestic airport. 

How to get to Kenya

Domestic flights within Kenya

Domestic flights are the easiest way of travelling around Kenya. 

Wilson Airport to the south-west of Nairobi is the hub for domestic flight connections. AirKenya or SafariLink are the primary domestic flight carriers. SafariLink also donate a portion of their profits to the conservancies they work with. 

Many parks and conservancies in Kenya have purpose-built airstrips allowing easy access for safaris.  

Elephants in Sheldrick Wildlife trust, Kenya

Visa/Entry requirements

You will need a visa to enter Kenya.

There are some specific exceptions to this, the majority of the Caribbean and a few African nations don't require a visa, but most travellers will require one, and you will need at least two pages free in your passport for this. 

You can apply for a visa in advance via online application on the Kenyan Department of Immigration Services website. You can also apply for a visa at the Kenyan Embassy at your home country. 

It is also possible to obtain a visa on arrival at the airport. This will need to be paid for in cash. Get in touch and our expert team can help you with visa arrangements.

Extraordinary Destinations in Kenya

Maasai Mara

Great Migration Maasai Mara National Park

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Amboseli National Park

Amboseli National Park

Amboseli National Park, known as the 'home of the African Elephant', is one of the best wildlife destinations in Kenya, often combined with the Maasai Mara. 

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Lewa Conservancy

Black rhinos in Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, Kenya

Surrounded by vast valleys and rolling mountains, the scenic grounds of the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy is a haven for endangered wildlife. The conservancy is a force for good …

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Loisaba Conservancy

Loisaba Conservancy, Kenya

Loisaba Conservancy lies in a vast plateau flanked by ridges and mountain peaks. The Conservancy was set up to protect the movement corridors for migrating wildlife, and has proved…

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Meru National Park

Meru National Park

Enveloped by rows of impenetrable woodlands, turbulent rivers and meandering streams, Meru National Park is one of Kenya's most beautiful wilderness areas, and a great safari …

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Mara Naboisho Conservancy

Mara Naboisho Conservancy

The Mara Naboisho Conservancy is one of the best safari destinations in Kenya. Thanks to a cap on the number of camps and vehicles allowed inside the conservancy, wildlife …

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