Cheap flights to Nairobi

Flights to Nairobi in 2022

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 9% potential price rise
Cheapest inMarchBest time to find cheap flights, 2% potential price drop
Average price$1,724Average for return flights in January 2022
Return from$1,735From Sydney Kingsford Smith to Nairobi
One-way from$1,364One-way flight from Sydney Kingsford Smith (SYD) to Nairobi

Cheap flights to Nairobi in January, February 2022

The best prices found for NB0 flights for January, February
28 Jan. - 28 Feb.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

NBO

Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl

1 stop

34h 30m
NBO

Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

40h 50m
$1,675

Qatar Airways

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Deal found 22/1/22

28 Jan. - 28 Feb.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

NBO

Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl

1 stop

41h 25m
NBO

Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

40h 50m
$1,677

Qatar Airways

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Deal found 20/1/22

28 Jan. - 28 Feb.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

NBO

Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl

1 stop

41h 25m
NBO

Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

2 stops

36h 55m
$1,730

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 20/1/22

Nairobi 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Nairobi found for this year
28 Jan. - 28 Feb.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

NBO

Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl

1 stop

34h 30m
NBO

Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

40h 50m
$1,675

Qatar Airways

View Deal

Deal found 22/1/22

28 Jan. - 28 Feb.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

NBO

Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl

1 stop

41h 25m
NBO

Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

40h 50m
$1,677

Qatar Airways

View Deal

Deal found 20/1/22

28 Jan. - 28 Feb.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

NBO

Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl

1 stop

41h 25m
NBO

Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

2 stops

36h 55m
$1,730

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 20/1/22

Last minute flights to Nairobi

Late deals on return flights to Nairobi, departing today and this week
28 Jan. - 28 Feb.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

NBO

Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl

1 stop

34h 30m
NBO

Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

40h 50m
$1,675

Qatar Airways

View Deal

Deal found 22/1/22

28 Jan. - 28 Feb.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

NBO

Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl

1 stop

41h 25m
NBO

Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

40h 50m
$1,677

Qatar Airways

View Deal

Deal found 20/1/22

28 Jan. - 28 Feb.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

NBO

Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl

1 stop

41h 25m
NBO

Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

2 stops

36h 55m
$1,730

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 20/1/22

Can I fly to Nairobi from Australia right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Australia to Nairobi

Most visitors from Australia need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Nairobi.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Australia must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Nairobi.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Australia are not required to quarantine after entering Nairobi.

Documents
Health Declaration Form - Travelers, including those in transit, are required to complete the traveler's Health Surveillance Form online before departure.

Electronic Visitor Visa - To visit Kenya for Business or Tourism, you require a visa.

An eVisa is the fastest and easiest way of obtaining a visa as you can submit an application and supporting documents online. If approved, you'll receive your eVisa confirmation electronically. When you arrive at immigration, you will be asked for your passport and eVisa to ensure you have proper documentation.



East African Visitor Visa - This visa is for travelers visiting Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda for tourism during one trip. You can travel freely between these three countries, entering and exiting each country multiple times. You must start your trip in Kenya. The visa becomes invalid if you travel outside of these countries.

An eVisa is the fastest and easiest way of obtaining a visa as you can submit an application and supporting documents online. If approved, you'll receive your eVisa confirmation electronically. When you arrive at immigration, you will be asked for your passport and eVisa to ensure you have proper documentation.




Can I fly back to Australia from Nairobi?

Returning to Australia from Nairobi

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Nairobi must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Australia.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Nairobi are not required to quarantine after entering Australia.

What is the cheapest month to fly to Nairobi?

The cheapest ticket to Nairobi found for each month in 2022 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.

January

$1,510

February

$1,434

March

$1,507

April

$1,493

May

$1,539

June

$1,669

July

$1,561

August

$1,645

September

$1,598

October

$1,390

November

$1,410

December

$1,717

Currently, October is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight to Nairobi. Flying to Nairobi in December 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 2022 and 2023 by month

SYD - NB0

Price

$1,391 - $2,067

NB0

Temperature

17 - 21 °C

NB0

Precipitation

10 - 160 mm

April is typically the best time to fly to Nairobi, but there are other times where great deals are available. If weather is an important factor for you when considering when to fly to Nairobi, the warmest period tends to be March, with the wettest being April.

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

Booking 60 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.

When to fly

At almost 1800 m, 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-20s. June, July, and August temperatures usually range about the low-20s. August and September, though, are marked with overcast, drizzly days.

The warm and dry climate during January and February make it a popular time to book flights to Nairobi, therefore this is the main tourist season. During the day you can expect temperatures on average to be in the mid-20s. June to September is another popular time, as this is when the area is at its driest and temperatures are slightly cooler but still around the low 20s.

The two wet seasons make up the off tourist period in Nairobi. These are March to May and October to December, with the most rain in April and May. Although you may encounter some rain during these times, temperatures are still high in the mid-20s. The city is much quieter and you are more likely to find cheap flights to Nairobi and discounted accommodation rates during these months.

If you’re travelling to Nairobi to visit the magnificent Nairobi National Park then you may want to book flights during the high season, which is July through March. This is when over 100,000 visitors come to catch a glimpse of the Kenyan wildlife in its natural habitat. It’s best to avoid the rainy months of March to May and October to December. In addition, when you plan your visit to the Park you may want to book a tour early or late in the day as these are the best viewing times. The animals tend to be asleep in the midday sun.

City overview

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 centre for the Rothschild Giraffe, and Dame Sheldrick’s Elephant and Rhino Orphanage. Further out, the Ol Donyo Sabuk National Park is centred 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 African culture.

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 centre and suburbs; they can be overcrowded, poorly driven and theft is a concern.

Visitors should always keep valuables out of sight, especially if travelling 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.

Getting downtown

Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) is the main airport in Nairobi. It is located about 15 km from the central business district. Wilson Airport is a smaller airport serving mainly domestic destinations. Pre-paid vouchers for official taxis (yellow or with a yellow line) can be obtained at the taxi service desk. Many hotels also offer airport pick-up. Other shuttle services and taxis can be reserved in advance but check their reputation before booking.

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