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Transit Visa ?

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Cairo, Egypt
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15 posts
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Transit Visa ?

Hi Guys

Does anyone if i can get a transit visa to enter Nairobi from Nairobi airport ? i will be having 12 hurs stopover in Nairobi ( coming from Dakar heading Cairo )

i was thinking of entering the town rather than stay at the airport, i will be arriving Nairobi at 6 am on a Saturday, so

1- Do i have to get the visa from Cairo ? or is there an option for transit visa ?

2- Any recommendation to do during that 12 hurs ( Giraffe centre, Sheldrick's ,... etc) ? and how to go ? taxi ?



Arusha, Tanzania
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1. Re: Transit Visa ?

Yes, you can get a transit visa at the airport. The giraffe center, Sheldrick's and Nairobi National Park are probably the main things to see if you are more interested in wildlife. If you want to go into the park, you could probably find a game drive vehicle for the day. Otherwise you can use a taxi, but be ready to negotiate. I have talked them down to around 6,000 KES for a full day. Be very careful about the traffic and don't risk missing your flight.

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2. Re: Transit Visa ?

You will need a Transit Visa @ USD$20 on arrival Nairobi.

For sightseeing, depending on your arrival time... most sightseeing opens 9am and closes 5 or 6pm. Keep this in mind and remember you have to allow 2.5/hrs for checkin/security for your onward flight. Know also traffic in Nairobi is horrible, so expect and allow for delays.

Can't say whether, if I understood your query, whether Egypt offers a Transit Visa, but the regular Visa is only USD$20 (believe for citizens most passports)... check with the Egypt tourist page. Good luck.

Cairo, Egypt
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4 reviews
3. Re: Transit Visa ?

i mean i may apply for a regular Visa to Kenya from Cairo , but if the transit visa process is easy, i will go for it.

it is available on the airport ? the normal immigration offices ?

also what about shopping ? is it close to the area where the national park is ?


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