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stop over in Nairobi

Hi all

I am going to Kenya in Feb and will have a stop of about 5 hours in Nairobi (early morning to early afternoon) I am looking for something to do in this time. I would like to avoid going into the city itself as traffic is always such a problem. Thanks all

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1. Re: stop over in Nairobi

What time do you land, and what time do you depart?

Assuming you have checked your luggage through to your final destination, allow around 30-45 minutes to exit the airport. You need to be back at least 90 minutes before departure, as you will need to clear immigration and 2 lots of security. So 2 hours of your 5 hours is gone.

You could go on a game drive at Nairobi National Park. Allow 30 minutes in each direction, so you would get a 2 hour game drive.

Other then that there is not really anything to do on the airport side of Nairobi CBD:(

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2. Re: stop over in Nairobi

How about sitting out in hotel or restaurant close to the airport ?

There's Ole Serena, Carnivore Restaurant, visit to Animal Orphanage & Safari walk.

Edited: 4:11 am, September 28, 2012
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