Flights to Kenya as Cheap as Possible

Flights to Kenya to go and see all the wonderful wildlife on your dream African safari can be gotten cheaply if you follow a few simple guidelines.

You shouldn't have to pay the earth for Kenya flights and the country is well served by many airlines flying from the major hubs in Europe and North America.

Have a look at some of the safari trip reports of past travellers who have flown to Kenya to find out what their experience was like.

The National Airline

Kenya Airways is acknowledged as one of the best Sub-Saharan airlines in operation and they have gone from strength to strength since their inception in 1977 and subsequent privatization in 1996. They are the first African airline to have successfully transitioned from state to private ownership. They have a number of codeshare agreements with carriers like Air France and KLM.


The country contains a total of eight airports and two airstrips. Of those, only three are able to handle international, long haul flights namely Jomo Kenyatta, Moi and Eldoret. The airstrips cater mostly for safari travellers flying internally to and from National Parks such as the Masai Mara and Tsavo.

Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International
Mombasa Moi International
Eldoret Eldoret International
South of Nairobi Wilson
Town of Malindi Malindi
City of Kisumu Kisumu
Town of Wajir Wajir
South Sudan Border Lokichoggio
Town of Ukunda Ukunda Airstrip
Manda Island Manda Airstrip

Domestic and Charter Airlines

If you want to avoid extended periods of the 'Kenya safari massage', the term given to the shaking and jolting experienced when driving on safari roads there, then flying between lodges is definitely the way to go.

There are currently 14 airlines operating domestically in the country with two of them focused primarily on safari charters namely Safarilink Aviation and Mombasa Air Safari.

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