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Nairobi is home to the largest and busiest airport in Central Africa, Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO). Close to twenty major airlines service the airport, including Air India, African Airlines, British Airlines and KLM. The airport is located about twenty minutes from the center of Nairobi. Ground transportation includes shuttle services and taxis. If you are staying at a hotel in Nairobi, your hotel may have a complementary shuttle service to and from the airport.
You will need a visa to visit Kenya, and attaining one can be done upon arrival at the airport. This may take as long as an-hour-and-a-half to accomplish, though, so plan accordingly. Otherwise, you can apply for a visa in person at your nearest Kenyan Consulate.
Airport currency exchanges offer better rates than banks in town, so change your money there if you can.
Another option, if it is cheaper, is to fly to Mombasa Airport (MBA) and then travel to Nairobi via plane, train or bus. Normally this wouldn't be worth your while unless you find a deeply discounted ticket to Mombasa, since travel time between the two cities is substantial.