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How to Get to Kenya: By Air, Road, Train & Boat Transport

Kenya is a very accessible tourist destination, travellers from every part of the country can get to Kenya using various modes of transport.  How to Get to Kenya (By Air, Road, Train & Boat Transport)

A high number of Travellers visit Kenya with the interest of visiting various safari destinations in Kenya such as Masai Mara national reserve a prime destination for wildlife viewing, Amboseli national park, and many more.

Getting to Kenya is done using the following means of transport listed below.

For international travelers, Kenya and its destinations can be

By air

Air means of transport is the most used means of transport to get to Kenya for a safari most especially to international travelers, in Kenya international flights and domestic flights are offered and they are used by travelers to get to Kenya and various destinations in Kenya.

International flights

International flights in Kenya are used to connect travelers from various countries of the world to get to Kenya, the international flights are offered by a number of internationally owned airline companies to 3 international airports serving Kenya.

International airports in Kenya

Kenya as a grand destination it is served by 3 international airports, these airports handle international flights for travelers visiting Kenya for a safari. International flights to Kenya airports are offered by several flight companies such as Kenya Airways, Silverstone Air, Qatar Airways, KLM, British Airways, Ethiopian Airways, Turkish Airways, and many more.

Kenya is served by 3 international airports handling international flights from various destinations around the world to Kenya

  1. Jomo Kenyatta International Airport

Jomo Kenyatta International Airport is located in Embakasi, Nairobi the capital city of Kenya, the airport is a hub for Kenya Airways, Jambojet, Fly540, and African Express Airways. Jomo Kenyatta international airport was originally named Embakasi Airport and in 1978 was named Jomo Kenyatta in honor of the first president and prime minister of Kenya.

Jomo Kenyatta International Airport handles international flights offered by following Airlines from various countries. Airlines offering flights to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport include African Express Airways, Air Arabia, Air France, Air India, Air Mauritius, British Airways, China Southern Airlines Daallo Airlines, EgyptAir, Emirates, Ethiopian Airlines, Etihad Airways, Fly540, Jambojet, Jubba Airways, Kenya Airways, KLM, LAM Mozambique Airlines, Lufthansa, Malawian Airlines, Oman Air, Precision Air, Qatar Airways, RwandAir, Saudia, South African Airways, Swiss International Air Lines, Turkish Airlines and Uganda Airlines.

  1. Moi International Airport in Mombasa

Moi International Airport in Mombasa is the second-largest international airport in Kenya located in Mombasa the second largest city in Kenya, Moi International Airport (Mombasa) is situated in Port Reitz town and handles both regional and intercontinental flights.

A number of Airlines offer flights handled by Moi international Airport, these airline companies include Uganda Airlines, Turkish Airlines, TUI fly the Netherlands, TUI flies Belgium, Smartwings Poland, Qatar Airways, Noes, Mombasa Air Safari, Lufthansa, LOT Polish Airlines, Kenya Airways, Jambojet, Fly-SAX, Fly540, Ethiopian Airlines, Enter Air, Condor and Blue Panorama Airlines.

  1. Eldoret International Airport

Eldoret International Airport is a public, civilian airport located in Eldoret city in Uasin Gishu County, close to the international border of Uganda. Eldoret International Airport handles international flights such as Fly540, Jambo Jet, Skyward, and Express.

Domestic flights

Domestic flights in Kenya are used by travelers to connect from majorly tourist centers in Nairobi such as Nairobi and Mombasa to numerous airstrips serving national parks/ destinations in Kenya. Wilson Airport is the mainly used airport in Kenya handling domestic flights.

Wilson Airport

Wilson Airport is a hub for Aircraft Leasing services, AirKenya Express, Baracuda Airways, Fly-SAX, and Safarilink located in Nairobi County approximately 4 kilometers by road south of the central business center.

Domestic flights at Wilson Airport are offered by airline companies such as Safarilink, Fly Tristar, and Airkenya Express.

Road transport

Kenya can also be accessed by road from Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia, Sudan, and Somalia.

From Uganda

From Uganda, Kenya is reached using various bus means from Kampala to Nairobi, daily bus routes are offered by various bus companies such as Global coach, Queen’s coach, Mash bus, and many more. From Uganda to Kenya involves border crossing at either Busia or Malaba.

From Tanzania

From Tanzania to Kenya by road is a drive of about 15-16 hours and offered by various bus companies such as Darlux Co.Ltd, Modern coast, Marangu Luxury Shuttles, and A.A.B.S. one of the routes used from Tanzania to Kenya is Malindi- Bagamoyo Highway.

From Rwanda

From Rwanda to Kenya it is a distance of 1012 kilometers taking about 17 – 18 hours on a bus, bus companies operating from Kigali, Rwanda to Kenya include Modern Coast.

By Train

By train it is possible to get to Kenya from Tanzania, the train runs from Dar-es- Salaam to Moshi and operates once a week.

By boat

Kenya comprises many entry ports situated in Mombasa which is a principal seaport, these are situated on the Indian Ocean, and travelers getting to by boat have to cruise on the waters of the Indian Ocean. Ports serving Kenya include Kilindini Harbour (the main port), Port Reitz, Port Tudo and Old port.

Entry requirements to travelers entering Kenya

Just like other world’s destination,travelers to be allowed to get in Kenya there are a number of requirements they need to meet, and these include

  • Valid passport

When traveling to Kenya, travelers need to have a valid passport which is presented before you are allowed entry into Kenya

Note: any changes in the names or pass information should be reported to the consul/embassy of your home country immediately. The passport has is recommended to have at least 2 black pages and should have a validity of at least 6 months after your return date.

  • UK emergency travel documents
  • Yellow fever certificate

A yellow fever certificate is required upon arrival in Kenya, this card has to be up to date and issued from a recognized medical institution.

  • Entry visa

Travelers must in possession of a travel Visa, the visa can be obtained upon arrival or prior to your arrival through the Kenya e-Visa portal for an e-visa.

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