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Flying is really the only practicle way of getting to Kenya.Apart from scheduled flights to Nairobi,an inclusive package holiday(usually using a charter flight to Mombasa) can make a lot of sense as some,based around mid-range coast hotels,are very cheap,and if you choose carefully,you should not feel too packaged.Some of the tour brochures contain quite interesting safari itineraries and a number of independent companies specialize in adventure packages.Overland routes to Kenya are currently only feasible from Southern Africa and,with difficulty,from Egypt via Sudan and Ethiopia.Conflicts have effectively closed routes from West Africa for the time being .
On this website I have tried to put together the best,cheapest and most reliable discount travel agents.Many airlines and discount travel websites offer you to book your tickets online,cutting out the costs of agents and middlemen.If you take some time and effort to explore this website you always find a reasonable priced flight: Cheap and discount flights to Mombasa,Nairobi and Africa.You can compare prices and book your flight online on this website with the following reputable Airlines and discount flight agents : British Airways,KLM,Kenyan Airways,Opodo, Here you find all leading airlines and discount travel agents operating flights from the United Kingdom to Africa in one place.There is no need to surf the web further.All you need is to give the webpage some minutes to load to take full advantage from all the search facilities and to find the cheapest flight for you.All Airlines and online travel agents below offer you secure online booking and you can pay with your credit card .
Round-trip tickets are generally of three types-short excursions(usually one month),three month excursions and one year.A one way fare(valid one year) is normally half the relevant yearly fare.You may be able to fly out to Nairobi and back from somewhere else(an open jaw flight),depending on the airline and the agent's contract.Passing through immigration at the airport is always smoother if you have a flight out again,but if you want to travel onwards from Kenya and only need a one way flight,check the cancellation charge for cashing in the unused half of a return ticket.
If Kenya is only one stop on a longer journey you might want to consider buying a round the world ticket(RTA ticket).Some travel agents can sell you an off-the-shell RTW ticket that will have you touching down in about half a dozen cities,Nairobi is on several itineraries.Others will have to assemble one for you,which can be tailored to your needs but is apt to be more expensive.As a general rule you must decide your itinerary and stop over cities in advance,travelling in a single direction,either eastbound or westbound with no backtracking.You set a date for the first flight in advance,and then reserve the others as you go,completing the entire journey within either six month or a year.Expect about 1500 - 2000 British Pounds for a round the world ticket including Kenya.
You can often cut costs by going through a specialist flight agent -either a consolidator,who buys up blocks of tickets from the airlines and sells them at a discount,or a discount agent,who in addition to dealing with discounted flights may also offer special student and youth fares and a range of other travel related services such as travel insurance,raol passes,car rentals,tours and the like.From Britain and Europe ,you also can get charter flights,which are often cheaper,but there is usually a maximum stay of four or six weeks,with the price depending on the number of days you stay,and you won't be able to change your dates.These are not comfrotable flights,the seating is tight ,and most refuel en route,and you can't get off the plane,which adds a couple of hours to the journey time.Always ask what refund you will get if anything goes wrong and find out how easy it will be to change your reservation date once you have got your ticket.You can sometimes leave a return ticket open dated on its return portion,but in that case you will have to make a seat reservation yourself with the airline in Kenya.It is just as easy,and more prudent to have a confirmed seat and change the date if necessary . Airline season for Kenya vary a little but generally departures from late June to mid August , and mid December to mid January will be the most expensive.The majority of airlines have low season rates from February to June,and often again from October to early December .If you are a student,academic or under 32,ask if the agent has special fares,some of the better airlines grant various restricted eligibility fares to certain selected agents which are not available in theory to the general public.Note that the advantage of some of these discretionary air fares may lie more in the length of stay they offer and an easing of booking regulations than purely in their price.They are not automatically cheaper than anything else,but they may,all things considered,be much better value.Book your flight as far in advance as you can.Six months is not too long,and that is when you can pick up the cheapest scheduled tickets.Airlines can be full to capacity at peak periods,especially Christmas,and discounted availability is often snapped up quickly.On the other hand,if you find early on that flights seem to be full,check the same outlets again nearer your departure date for flight reservations not taken up.
Flights from Britain and Ireland to Kenya
London is by far the best departure point for Kenya from the British Isles,with direct flights to Nairobi seven times a week from Heathrow with both Kenya Airways and British Airways,taking around nine hours.Fares start at around £ 400 with British Airways if booked early and about £ 420 with Kenya Airways. You can book up to twelve months in advance .A cheaper option is an indirect flight,with prices starting from as little as £ 250 return .Airlines worth considering include Egyptair via Cairo,Ethiopian Airlines via Addis Abiba,ElAl via Israel,and Gulf Air,Emirates or Saudia via the Gulf, as well as KLM via the Netherlands.There are no other direct scheduled flights from any British Airport other than Heathrow,your choice from most regional being either BA via London or KLM via Amsterdam.There are also several charter operators with whom you can get seats - only to Mombasa -out of London or Manchester from around £ 350 .These normally come with accommodation ,which at the budget end does not effect the price much,but you can also get "seat only" flight deals.Any travel agent will have details. Flying from Ireland,there are convinient through-connections from Dublin on British Airways daily via London Gatwick(overnight) and KLM via Amsterdam(Mon,Wed and Fri).From Belfast,the only good connections are on British Airways daily via London Gatwick(overnight).Because of the small time difference - Kenya is two hours ahead of the British Isles in summer,three in the winter - you won't experience any jet lag.
Package Holidays to Kenya
Package Holidays of flight and two weeks' dinner and bed and breakfast (halfboard) in a beach hotel can cost as little as £ 499 .You do not have to stick with the crowd all the time , or even stay at the hotel,and you could make several short independent trips around the country. Coast Hotels vary greatly in price,atmoshere and amenities.Find out as much as possible about the establishment,and beware of spending hundreds of pounds more on a place that is not actually a lot nicer than the one next door.A safari component in a package tour will knock up your price to around £ 750 minimum,inclusive of flight.Whilst you will pay more for a safari this way than organizing it in Kenya,the convenience is well worth it on a short trip.If booking independly see dianibeach.co.uk/safari.htm for more information about Safaris in Kenya . A large number of tour operators offer inclusive vacation and safari packages to Kenya.When checking with them ,remember that most of the quotes you will be given,are for the land arrangements only,with the flight extra which may be purchased from the travel operator or from another source.Prices,not including flights,start at around USD 1000 per week,with most of the tour spent on safari.Hotel based beach extensions work out somewhat cheaper and are more subject to seasonal variations.Most agents are representatives not only for companies in the USA,but also for the many adventure travel operators whose head offices are in Britain.
Flights to Kenya from the USA and Canada
There are no direct flights from the USA or Canada to East Africa ,you have to change planes and,quite possibly,airlines.The fastest routes to Nairobi are from New York via London,either on British Airways or on a combination of Virgin Atlantic and Kenya Airways.Alternatively,you can fly via various European hubs.Note that if you break your journey in Europe the regular international baggage limit of 20kg will apply on your flight on to Kenya.Fares from the USA,purchased direct from the airline and flying mid-week in the low season,extend upwards from $ 1300 out of New York,and from $ 2600 out of Los Angelos,travelling on weekends will increase this air fare by $ 100 - 200. Going through a discount broker can cut this somewhat. Students might get discounts of $200 - 300 .From Canada ,the airlines' Toronto - Nairobi Apex fares start at around CDN$ 4000,but if you book through a Canadian travel agent you can cut the rate to as low as CDN$ 1500
Flights from South Africa,Australia and New Zealand to Kenya
There are direct flights from Johannesburg,the only departure point,to Nairobi operated by South African Airways and Kenya Airways.Booking direct with the airlines,fares start at R2800 for a fixed date one-month trip booked at least three days in advance.Open yearly returns start at R6430. There are no direct flights from Australia or New Zealand-all require a stopover either in Asia,Southern Africa,or in the flight carriers home city.The most direct flights from Australia are via Johannesburg with SAA,via Harare Quantas and Air Zimbabwe,or via Singapore and Mauritius with Quantas and Air Mauritius
Domestic flights Nairobi Wilson Airport - Diani Beach Airstrip (Ukunda)
Aero Kenya Ltd is now offering flights from Nairobi Wilson Airport to Diani Beach Airstrip(Ukunda).The schedule has started on 23rd February 2006.Flights are Thursday,Friday and Sunday . Departure Wilson Airport Nairobi 15.00 and Arrival in Diani Beach 16.30 . Departure in Diani(Ukunda) at 17.00 and Arrival in Nairobi Wilson Airport 18.30 .There is an introduction fare from 23rd February - 30th June 2006 . USD 115 one way and USD 230 Return.Taxes are not included.Passengers must complete their return journey by 30th June 2006. Effective from 1st July 2006 one way tichet will cost USD 140 and return ticket USD 280, again excluding taxes .Children between 2 - 12 years pay 65% of the adult air fare.Travel agents get a commission of 7% .Baggage allowance is normally 10kg per passenger,excess baggage will be charged with USD 1.5 per additional kilogram .Check in time is 45 mins before departure.Airport departure tax is 4 USD per sector and Fuel surcharge is USD 10 .Tickets and fare are applicable on Aeoro Kenya Ltd only .Tickets are valid for 3 months from the date of issue.Change of reservation 24 hours before departure is allowed at no cost.Change of reservation less than 24 hours before departure is not allowed.No-show passengers would automatically lose their flight tickets.There is no refund on no-show tickets.Refund shall only be processed where the flight cancellation notification is received at least 24 hours before departure and a penalty of USD 15 shall apply on all ticket refunds .All travel Agents are requested to observe and brief clients on the above conditions accordingly.Aero Kenya Ltd reserves the right to change the above air fares without prior notice.For reservations you can call Aero Kenya Reservations office on 020-2719091/7 or Fax 020-2719264 or you can contact your favorite travel agent .
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