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Flights to Nairobi in 2021

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inJulyHigh demand for flights, 6% potential price rise
Cheapest inAprilBest time to find cheap flights, 4% potential price drop
Average price$1,000Average for round-trip flights in October 2021
Round-trip from$667From Las Vegas McCarran to Nairobi
One-way from$10One-way flight from Las Vegas McCarran (LAS) to Nairobi

Cheap flights to Nairobi in October, November 2021

The best prices found for NBO flights for October, November
16 Nov - 3 Dec
$772pp
LAS
Las Vegas McCarran
United Airlines
   
2 STOPS
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
United Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LAS
Las Vegas McCarran
16 Nov - 25 Nov
$793pp
LAS
Las Vegas McCarran
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LAS
Las Vegas McCarran
16 Nov - 2 Dec
$797pp
LAS
Las Vegas McCarran
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
Qatar Airways
   
2 STOPS
LAS
Las Vegas McCarran

Nairobi 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Nairobi found for this year
16 Nov - 3 Dec
$772pp
LAS
Las Vegas McCarran
United Airlines
   
2 STOPS
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
United Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LAS
Las Vegas McCarran
16 Nov - 25 Nov
$793pp
LAS
Las Vegas McCarran
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LAS
Las Vegas McCarran
16 Nov - 2 Dec
$797pp
LAS
Las Vegas McCarran
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
Qatar Airways
   
2 STOPS
LAS
Las Vegas McCarran

Cheapest Prices for Nairobi flights by month

The cheapest ticket to Nairobi found for each month in 2021 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.
January
$833
February
$845
March
$861
April
$868
May
$913
June
$1,158
July
$1,215
August
$943
September
$888
October
$833
November
$776
December
$1,006
Currently, November is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight to Nairobi. Flying to Nairobi in July will prove the most costly. There are multiple factors that influence the price of a flight so comparing airlines, departure airports and times can help keep costs down.

When is the best time to fly to Nairobi?

Average Nairobi flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2021 and 2022 by month.
LAS - NB0
Price
$776 - $1,675
NB0
Temperature
73.4 - 82.4 °F
NB0
Precipitation
0.59 - 5.94 inches
Flying to Nairobi in June is usually considered the best time to fly. However, you will find other deals are always available year round. February tends to be the warmest period in Nairobi so if you are looking for sun or warmer climates then look to fly around this time. November is the wettest if you need to factor this in to your plans.

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

Booking 16 days in advance of your planned departure date is, on average, the best time to get cheap flights to Nairobi. The general trend is that the closer you book to the departure date, the more expensive your flight will be.

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.

 

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Nairobi climate

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. 

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Best Time to Fly to Nairobi

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.

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Getting around Nairobi

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.

 

 

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Nairobi Travel Information

  • Just outside the concrete jungle of downtown Nairobi lies the wild wonders of Nairobi National Park. Zebras, wildebeests, cheetahs, giraffes, and lions all reside within the astounding 28,963 acre expanse of the park. The park should be one of the first places you visit after your flight to Nairobi lands: The Nairobi skyline in the background plays a sharp contrast to the sanctuary of the park, and the plethora of creatures crawling the grounds during the dry season will leave visitors of every age in awe.
  • Itching to get out of the city for a couple of days? Outdoor sports enthusiasts splurge with the money they saved on their Nairobi cheap flights on hiking, biking and white water rafting expeditions within an hour of the city limits. The Tana River, the largest in Kenya and situated only an hour’s drive from Nairobi, offers some of the best white water rafting conditions in East Africa. The Ngong Hills make for an excellent day trip and are also conveniently located near Nairobi. It’s recommended that you tour the Ngong Hills with one of the rangers available: They charge for their services, but with the herds of buffalo roaming the hills and heightened instances of vandalism that have occurred in recent years, the ranger fee is a small price to pay for the unforgettable views of the Rift Valley atop the hills.
  • Shopaholics should leave room in their carry-ons for their Nairobi flight home: An array of bazaars and markets can be found throughout the city offering curios, or African souvenirs. The Blue Market on Muindi Mbingu Street was originally built as an aircraft hangar but today houses the brilliant hues of blankets, clothing, art work and instruments of local artisans for sale. Remember that haggling with the vendor is an acceptable form of finding the best deal, and keep your eye on your belongings as this crowded marketplace is ideal pick-pocketing territory.
  • The Giraffe Manor, 30 minutes from the center of Nairobi, claims to be the only place in the world where you can feed and photograph the giraffe over your breakfast table, at the front door, and from a bedroom window. The adjoining Jock Leslie-Melville Nature Education Center, is better known as the Giraffe Center. Visitors can take a guided walk through its forest.
  • Movie and literature lovers are booking flights to Nairobi to pay homage to Mbogani, Karen Blixen’s home and the setting of Out of Africa. Out of Africa is a memoir chronicling Karen von Blixen-Finecke’s experience living on a coffee plantation in Kenya in the early 20th century. The home of Blixen, who penned Out of Africa under the name Isak Dinesen, was established in Nairobi as a museum in her honor in 1986. The museum was opened after the film adaptation of the memoir, starring Meryl Streep and Robert Redford, received international accolades upon its 1985 release.

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