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Airlines that operates flights to Kenya

  • British Airways
  • Kenya Airways
  • KLM
  • Lufthansa
  • Egypt Air
  • Turkish Airlines
  • Emirates

how long does it take to fly Kenya from uk

The serpentine dynamic of indirect itineraries has rendered flight duration dependent upon variables such as the route opted for, time spent at stopovers and the like. Here is a general idea of how long it typically takes for the airlines mentioned above to reach their target destinations.

  • British Airways operates direct flights to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport from London Heathrow in what may be called the shortest possible time stretch of 8.5 hours. British Airways flies from Heathrow to Kenya via Lagos as well with a total flight time of 16 hours and 5 minutes whereas the same airline operates a different route via Accra which touches down on the Kenyan soil after 14 hours and 20 minutes. Their connecting flights to Kenya from London Gatwick however complete within 12 hours.
  • The flag-carrier Kenya Airways also takes a mere 8h 30 minutes for a direct flight from London Heathrow to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport making it the only airline besides British Airways to operate the shortest route. Flights with Kenya Airways flying by way of Amsterdam usually take no longer than 11 hours to reach Nairobi. It also runs a two-stop Birmingham to Mombasa flight which takes 13 h and 15 minutes generally.
  • Flights with Ethiopian Airlines getting airborne from London Heathrow connect at Addis Ababa before reaching capital of Kenya. The total time period is 11h and 25 mins but can vary depending on the stretch of the layover.
  • KLM serving London airports and managing indirect flights to Kenya touchdown after 11 or 12 hours (minimum) of airborne experience. With KLM it?s something like 10 hours for an indirect flight from Birmingham to Nairobi. Like Kenya Airways before, KLM also operates Birmingham to Mombasa flights, again involving two stopovers and covering well within 13 h 15 minutes. A likely 10 hours and 35 minutes of flight duration is to be expected with KLM flying from Manchester en route to Kenya.
  • Airbuses operated by Lufthansa reach Jomo Kenyatta International Airport from London in about 10 h and 40 mins, there or thereabouts.
  • Manchester to Mombasa flights with Turkish Airlines surprisingly take less time than that one-stop journey with Lufthansa. Turkish Airlines complete the journey roughly within 13 h 35 minutes via Istanbul and Mount Kilimanjaro. It also flies from the London Gatwick heading for Nairobi and professionally manages it within 12 hours.
  • Pressure builds when stopovers turn out to be long hauls and so Emirates Airlines with its generally longer stretch may not be worthwhile if your schedule is not that flexible.

What are the popular stopovers for flights to Kenya?

Stopover point is one of the major concerns while booking an indirect flight to Kenya. Avail an opportunity to add your favorite stopover destination in your itinerary. The most popular stopovers are Addis Ababa, Dubai, Paris, Istanbul and Frankfurt.

Does Travelhouseuk offer last minute flights to Kenya?

Yes, Travelhouseuk is the only travelling partner in the UK who can assist you with affordable last minute flights to Kenya. Book with the top travel consultants and get the cheap flight ticket to the most vibrant country of East Africa.

Which is the cheapest airline that flies to Kenya?

Although different airlines announce promotional offers in the form of discounted airfares to Kenya on various occasions but currently Rwand Air is the cheapest airline that flies to Kenya. The average fare is 337 GBP and it keeps on fluctuating with time. It is advisable to book flights well in advance to secure cheapest flights.

When is the cheapest time to visit Kenya?

Cheapest time to visit Kenya is during the season of heavy downpours in the month of March, April and May. The number of travellers booking flights to Kenya is relatively low. This is the reason tickets are way cheaper than other months of the year.

Weekly flight schedule of airlines flying to Kenya

  • Ethiopian Airlines rank highest for conducting maximum number of flights from London Heathrow to Kenya; a total of 28 flights per week.
  • Then comes KLM with 11 flights per week, British Airways with 7, Kenya Airways with 6 and Lufthansa with 3 flights per week.
  • Lufthansa manages its weekly agenda for Birmingham to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport with 18 flights per week whereas KLM only flies five times for the said destination.
  • British Airways takes off on eight different flights from Manchester to Kenya while Lufthansa on 6 and KLM on 2.
  • Another favourite route- London to Mombasa- is populated by Kenya Airways with a sum total of 63 flights per week
  • Turkish Airlines with a total of 28 flights per week. Ethiopian Airlines fly a dozen times for the same destination but along its own itinerary via Addis Ababa.
Baggage allowance by different airlines

Airlines ensure the precise evaluation of your luggage and are not so tolerant when it comes to extra suitcases or auxiliary kits, unless you pay them for the extra that is. Make sure your stuff is properly tucked in and that the zipper runs smoothly.

  • With British Airways, it is one piece of 23 kg as the maximum allowance per passenger for Economy. Business Class travellers, however, have the luxury to bring 2 pieces of free luggage weighing 32kg each but not more.
  • KLM allows one piece of 23 kg for Economy Class and 2 pieces of 32kg each for Business Class. The weight of hand baggage must not exceed 12 kg for the former class and 18kg for the latter. A gram extra and charges will apply!
  • Lufthansa sets limits for free check-in luggage as 1 piece of 23kg for Economy Class and 2 pieces of 32kg each for Business Class.
  • In line with global aviation standards Kenya Airways allows 2 pieces of 23kg each to those travelling in Economy Class whereas 2 pieces of 32kg each are passable for passengers travelling in Business Class.
kenya- major attractions and sites to see

What’s the most remarkable thing you see when sightseeing in Kenya? This phrase ‘most remarkable’ occurs time and time again during the entire transit across this jumble of lakes, mountains and safariscapes. Only a few decades ago, when the higher-ups formulated to stage a tourist destination complete with plazas, beach resorts and game reserves, Kenya nearly trumped its neighbours and added to the tourism-driven ratings in the African region. Kenya today, to borrow a better expression…is a diva at the top of her game!

Nairobi National Park is an hour’s drive from the main city whereas Amboseli National Park is four hours away from the capital. Masai Mara National Reserve is by far the best Kenya has to offer but is also farther from the previous two. However distance is futile for safari lovers.

Lake Turkana, Lake Nakuru, Lake Naivasha, Lake Victoria, among others, are some of the best (and coolest) spots for hanging out during this stay. A mix of foreign and local Swahili experience can be seen in Mombasa; famous for its beaches while the Zanzibar Island is simply put a vacationer’s paradise. Mount Kenya, Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Elgon are further natural attractions to consume those leftover hours.

Best time to visit Kenya

Though it goes without saying but the best time to visit is when the climate is not just bearable but actually enjoyable. From July till late September the temperature hangs between 23 and 25 degrees. A clear sky means loyalty towards schedule and likewise those local festivals you are so much looking forward to are not interrupted by an unexpected downpour.

Hotel and accommodation options

Accommodations naturally becomes the first of concerns and should you find yourself travelling without being sponsored by any friend or family, press your luck for short-term rentals, bread & breakfasts, hostels or inexpensive apartments. Word to the wise, freeloading is not advised. Leading names among Kenya?s hospitality industry are:

  • Nairobi Serena Hotel
  • Intercontinental Hotel
  • Fairmont Norfolk Hotel
  • Nairobi Safari club

Whereas these are the quality service providers in Mombasa:

  • Mombasa Serena Hotel
  • Whitesands Beach Hotel
  • Voyager Beach Resort
  • Bamburi Beach Hotel

What are the major international airport in Kenya?

  • Jomo Kenyatta International Airport
  • Eldoret International Airport
  • Kisimu International Airport
  • Moi International Airport
How expensive is it to go to Kenya?

Expenses may vary according to your travelling season. Prices stated below are on the average basis. It may vary on the basis of your living style and standards. 1 GBP is equal to 141 Kenya Shillings approx.

  • Accommodation: Nearly 3000-4000 KS
  • Safari Trips: It can cost you around 10,000 KS
  • Transportation within a city: Starting from 30 KS on a taxi depending upon the distance.
  • Food: 80-100 KS for one person serving.
Handy Tips you should know before your departure!
  • The main airports in Kenya are Jomo Kenyatta International Airport Nairobi, Moi International Airport Mombasa, Eldoret International Airport, Kisumu International Airport and Malindi Airport.
  • Flight frequency at Jomo Kenyatta Intl Airport: Each week more than 200 domestic and more than 2000 international flights depart from the airport.
  • Flight frequency at Moi International Airport: More than 140 internation flight departures are observed at this airport every week.
  • Direct flights to Kenya are operated by Kenya Airways and British Airways from London Heathrow.
  • Kenya Airways operates one direct flight and four flights via Amsterdam to Kenya each day. 
  • Ethiopian Airlines offers three flights daily to Kenya from London Heathrow and they take off in the evening.
  • The lowest flight time taken between Kenya and United Kingdom is almost 9 hours and fifteen minuted. 
  • The time difference between Kenya and United Kingdom is 3 hours. 
  • You choose to fly to Kenya with Ethiopian Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Qatar Airways, Emirates and SN Brussels Airlines.
  • 1 GBP equals to 142 Kenyan Shilling.
  • The lowest airfare for Kenya The lowest airfare for flying to Kenya starts from £359 from London Gatwick. 
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