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|One-way from||$450||One-way flight from Las Vegas to Nairobi|
Kenya reopened its airports to international flights on August 1.Entry requirements
Travelers entering Kenya are required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued within 96 hours prior to travel that has been digitally verified through the Trusted Travel (TT) Initiative. Persons traveling to Kenya from countries not yet party to the Trusted Travel Initiative must use a tool made available through the Global Haven partnership for COVID-19 test results and vaccine certificates verification. Travelers must complete the "Travelers Health Surveillance Form" online. Passenger Locator Cards (PLC, provided both on the flight and at the airport terminal) will be used to track passengers entering Kenya.Quarantine requirements
Travelers without a negative rapid test result will be subject to a mandatory 14-day quarantine. All travelers will be screened on arrival; anyone displaying symptoms of COVID-19 will be subject to a 14-day quarantine in their residence or at a hotel. Travelers may be subject to quarantine restrictions if any passengers within two rows of their seat appear symptomatic. Quarantine will apply to travelers depending on their country of origin. Travelers arriving from countries included on this list are exempted from quarantine unless they are symptomatic.Transiting rules
Travelers transiting through Kenya must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued within 96 hours prior to arrival in Kenya.If you are looking to book a trip to Nairobi and are outside of the restricted areas, please take the proper precautions and stay informed about traveling during COVID-19.
While for many Nairobi is a transit point on the way to a safari holiday, the city has many attractions in its own right. These include the Nairobi National Park, where lions, cheetahs, black rhinos, giraffes, zebra and wildebeest can be seen against the backdrop of the city skyline. Tourists may also want to visit the Giraffe Centre, a breeding and educational center for the Rothschild Giraffe, and Dame Sheldrick’s Elephant and Rhino Orphanage. Further out, the Ol Donyo Sabuk National Park is centered around a mountain forest where you can see many primates and birds.
Nairobi National Museum contains many interesting exhibits, including discoveries by the Leakey family. The Karen Blixen Museum commemorates the author of the same name, whose books included ‘Out of Africa’.
Nairobi is a commercial city, and a visit to see life taking place in the business district is a must. The city’s buildings seem very Westernised, with skyscrapers and a range of corporate names emblazoned on restaurants and cafés. But the life that takes place in these surroundings is anything but. Spend some time shopping for souvenirs and you’ll soon encounter a typical African culture.
Almost at 6,000 feet (1.8km), Nairobi has sunny, warm summers and cool winters with chilly evenings. December to March is the sunniest part of the year, and daytime temperatures are usually in the mid-70s. June, July, and August temperatures usually range about the low-70s. August and September, though, are marked with overcast, drizzly days.
Nairobi’s main season is January and February when it is hot and dry. June to September is also a popular time.
The two wet seasons are March to May and October to December, with the most rain from March to May. The city is much quieter and cheaper during these periods, yet there is not enough rain to stop you from getting out and around.
Car hire is an option in Nairobi, but rush hours are extremely busy and other road users can drive riskily. The lack of road signs can make navigating difficult. Prices should be agreed beforehand with taxis. Matatus are public minibuses operating between the city center and suburbs; they can be overcrowded, poorly driven and theft is a concern.
Visitors should always keep valuables out of sight, especially if traveling on matatus, and stay alert for thieves and scams. Large amounts of money should not be carried and walking around at night is not recommended – use taxis where possible. Slums and areas such as Eastleigh should be avoided.