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The popular stopovers on flights to Eldoret are Nairobi, Dubai, Amsterdam, and Qatar. Among them, the most preferred flight route to Eldoret is via Nairobi on a one-stop flight.
Eldoret International Airport is located approximately 16 km southwest from the Eldoret town center on the Eldoret-Kisumu road.
Eldoret International airport (EDL) is the international airport that serves the city of Eldoret. The airport is close to Kenya’s international border with Uganda. The airport was established in 1995 and is currently handling upwards of 120,000 passengers every year. Eldoret International airport is approximately 17 kilometres away from the city’s central business district.
A Britsh passport holder requires a visa to enter the Kenyan city of Eldoret. The visa could be issued on arrival at the airport but it is strongly adviced that the tourist applies for a visa before travelling to Eldoret at the Kenyan High Commission in London. This is to prevent the tourist from standing in endless lines at the immigration department of the Eldoret Airport.
The best time to visit Eldoret is from August to June. The temperature of Eldoret varies only a little throughout the year. The average perceived temperature remains between 17° C to 21°C. Eldoret received rainfall in July, so its better skip that month, however, just after the rains the climate becomes quite pleasant.
Eldoret is one of Kenya's fastest growing towns located south of the Cherangani Hills in western Kenya. The town derives its name from the nearby Sosiani River's riverbed's stony nature. Eldoret is known to boast the exotic greenery that the beautiful country of Kenya is known for and as such makes it the ideal place to unravel and explore this fantastic city's beauty. Since Eldoret is predominantly an agricultural community, the beauty of the vast corn and wheat fields that outline the town creates one of the most soothing and picture-perfect sites for the eyes.
One of the main highlights of Eldoret includes its indulgent nightlife that has gained prominence with the introduction of new and classy nightclubs.
Eldoret International Airport offers 24 hour taxi service for the convenient transport of passengers to the town center. This is a more comfortable means of transportation to the city from the airport. A comparatively cheaper option is to use the Matutu Bus that also services passengers to the Eldoret town center from the airport.
Many of the hotels of Eldoret also offer pick and drop services to ferry their guests from the airport. Prior reservations with the hotel will enable you to avail this service.
One of the popular modes of getting around Eldoret is using the buses located in the center of the town. These buses also take routes to the nearby towns and cities around Eldoret and is one of the most economical and fast way of getting around town. Some of the main bus companies operating in Eldoret are Eldoret Express, Akamba, Easy Coach and Kenya Bus services. Minibuses called matutu can also be used to get around town and are much cheaper than the regular buses.
Eldoret offers a number of comfortable hotels and guesthouses that dot the town. These boast all the latest amenities and facilities that are essential for a relaxing stay.
More convenient accommodations that boast a homey atmosphere include fully furnished outhouses and main houses located near the River Flora estate. These outhouses are equipped with all the modern essentials including free internet services for the residents. Eldoret also offers beautiful campsite resorts that include dormitory facilities, log cabins, stone chalets and also internet facilities for the convenience of its guests.
Eldoret does not have any of its own inherent festivals, but Eldoret does celebrate with the rest of Kenya. The most joyous celebration in Eldoret is usually the new year. Concerts are held and the Kenyan New Year is welcomed with flashy colours and African fusion music. Recently, the Eldoret Colour festival has been gathering many crowds. The party-goers throw coloured powder at each other as they surround themselves with music and laughter. More often then not, Eldoret can surprise you with splendour.
Unfortunately, there are not many five star hotels in Eldoret. However, there are other more economical options available to stay at, in the city of Eldoret.