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How to go to Nairobi City Centre from Kenyatta Airport Terminal?

by jsharma
Airport transfers Nairobi Kenya

The Kenyatta International Airport is located outside of Nairobi and as a flyer. You can use a variety of transport to get to the airport or reach the city centre from the airport. There are private taxis, public transport such as a regular bus or mini bus and these are owned by private companies that provide taxi and bus service to people. It will take about 40 minutes by taxi to reach the airport which will cost you about 4,500KES or 40€. It is a private rental managed car or bus service which is available to you round the clock.

You have another option in the government run bus service which operates from 6AM to 9PM and it is known as the Line 34. It is the cheapest option as it will cost you only 50KES or 0.45€. Some of the hotels here offer shuttle service to airport and you can book one so they receive you at the airport and take you to the hotel accommodation you have pre-booked.

The above-mentioned Airport transfers Nairobi Kenya being public service or government-run. Though cheaper, cannot provide you the comfort of a private taxi that is exclusively booked for you. And booked by registered travel companies operating in Nairobi. You may need a high-end car, sedan, SUV or limousine to reach your hotel from the airport. Because public transport is not well equipped to handle rich and famous. Corporate and newly married couples and other types of passengers who shun public transport due to lack of privacy. 

Kenya Flying Tours

Private operators will provide you with choice vehicles that are in line with your taste and status. And it will be a well structured and protected car service that is run by experienced chauffeurs. Out of Bus, Taxi, Mini-Bus or Matatu as they are called by the locals the private service exclusively offered for airport transfer is the best for well resourced travellers. 

While a bus takes about 60 minutes and just €0.90 to cover the distance a taxi will do it in 40 minutes but it will charge you €40. This is the price you pay for comfort, luxury, exclusivity, and privacy. And it will also offer other luxury amenities like music, air conditioned comfort, USB ports, and comfortable leather seats. A private car or taxi is available 24 x 7 so you don’t have to wait for transport to arrive according to a fixed schedule. A private taxi arranged by a tour agent or a hotel concierge service is a better option. If you are carrying too much luggages and more than a couple of passengers.  One should be careful about the mode of transport and operators. Because you are likely to get caught in a scam that consists of unregistered travel agents. 

If you are an avid animal lover and want to observe them from close you can opt for Kenya Flying Tours. That will fly you over Masai Mara and other national parks. The flying tours may be for a few hours or an extended 3 day or 7 days covering various attractions that Kenya possesses to offer to tourists. Flying tours, though costly, can be cheaper if you are clubbing with another one or two passengers. Depending on your choice and resources you can cover your entire African Safari.

You are likely to get the following flying tours covering your Kenya flying tour programs:

  • Maasai Mara Reserve & Conservancies.
  • Amboseli & Selenkay.
  • Lake Nakuru.
  • Samburu Reserve.
  • Tsavo National Park.
  • Ol Pejeta Conservancy.
  • Lewa Downs Conservancy.
  • Meru National Park

It will prove to be a spectacular African safari. Because it will allow you to enjoy the spectacle from above and will be able to cover wide areas of the Savannah. Make sure to include accommodation at base camp, hotel to base camp transfer, lodging and food, and other luxury amenities that you may be accustomed to. Always check the operator for registration and license because unchartered plane or helicopter rides could put your tour in jeopardy. Only a full flying tour program will be able to cover the entire attractions in Kenya and Tanzania. And you must always plan everything ahead before embarking on a flying tour either in an aircraft or a balloon safari.  

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