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Nairobi to Kilimanjaro transit time & terminal

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Nairobi to Kilimanjaro transit time & terminal


I am travelling from Mumbai to Kilimanjaro via Nairobi, I get into nairobi at 630am onwards to kq420 to kilimanjaro ,

My questions are

Will I have to pick up my bags or would they be directly delivered to kilimanjaro, and how reliable s the bag transfer ? How can I be sure ? Any way of rechecking

Secondly do I have to change terminals ? As I've heard kenya airwyas has changed terminus

But I be been informed that I don't require transit visa.

And I'm flying premire business world if that helps

I have a single entry kenya and Tanzania visa as I would be visiting kenya after the Tanzania trip


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1. Re: Nairobi to Kilimanjaro transit time & terminal

I presume you are flying Kenya Airways Premier World Business Class, in which case your bags should be checked through as your Kilimanjaro flight also has a KQ flight number.

As you are in transit you don't need a visa for Kenya as technically you do not enter the country whilst in transit. As you already have a Kenyan visa for your subsequent visit, it would cover you anyway if you did leave the airport.

I have never had a problem with bag transfer at Nairobi and I've been through well over twenty times. they will tell you whether your bags are checked through when you check in for your first flight, and you can check the luggage stubs to confirm.

As the Arrivals hall was destroyed in the fire they have temporary procedures in place, I last came through soon after the fire when they had various tents in place and departures and arrivals were scattered around various locations. Since the beginning of October all departures have returned to their pre-fire location in what used to be both the Departure and Arrival terminal, but is now just for departures. Arrivals are now in a temporary Arrivals terminal in the multi-storey car park across the open air car park from Departures.

When I came through they had a special arrangement for transit passengers, we were met by buses when we got off the plane and the first stop was transit passengers. Although the procedures changed in October, as the temporary Arrivals Terminal will not have any plane stands I would guess you will still be met by buses on the tarmac and as a transit passenger either taken directly to Departures or taken to Arrivals and then escorted to Departures.

As a business class passenger you should have access to the KQ Business Class Lounge if you have time spare

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2. Re: Nairobi to Kilimanjaro transit time & terminal

Doffcocker, Thank you for your reply ! Hope NBO & KQ are good to me ! :)

3. Re: Nairobi to Kilimanjaro transit time & terminal

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