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24hrs in Nairobi: Things to do?

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24hrs in Nairobi: Things to do?

I will be landing at 9PM and my next flight is the following day.

I have the option of flying out the next morning at 8:30AM or at 5PM..

Is it worth taking the afternoon flight in order to spend some time in Nairobi?

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1. Re: 24hrs in Nairobi: Things to do?

Traffic on the roads is a mess @ the moment. The sooner you can catch the connecting flight, the better.

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2. Re: 24hrs in Nairobi: Things to do?

Agree with Stefani, go for a morning flight out of Nairobi. With the flight at 5 pm and taking into account traffic, the time you have to be at the airport for security check and check in, you hardly have any time in Nairobi really.

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3. Re: 24hrs in Nairobi: Things to do?

Where is your flight on Day 2 taking you to? Tanzania? Elsewhere?

If to Tanzania or some others if in Africa, remember that a Yellow Fever inoc and proof of same is required for entry.

t'll be tight, but with arrival Day 1 at 9pm, you'll be at hotel around 11pm.

Next morning Day 2, with early breakfast/start... you can visit Karen Blixen House, Giraffe Center and Sheldrick (this one only open 11am-12pm), maybe some souvenir shopping or not, pick-up lunch (not many choices at airport)... then head to airport for ongoing flight.

For 5pm flight, check-in/security is minimum 2.5/hrs prior departure. And mid-day NBO traffic is a horror. So even if you're fortunate to arrive at NBO airport early... better than being late.

Good luck!

4. Re: 24hrs in Nairobi: Things to do?

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