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7 hours in Nairobi airport

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7 hours in Nairobi airport

I'm stuck with a 7-hour connection between flying in from Lilongwe (16.25) and out to Heathrow (23.20) in a couple of weeks' time. I don't want to go sightseeing- just need a hotel room that's not too far that means I'd spend most of my time in traffic getting there and back. Any suggestions and good/bad experiences? Lots of people have to spend forever at Nairobi airport!!

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1. Re: 7 hours in Nairobi airport

There is something called Panari Centre with a very nice hotel only about 15 minutes in a taxi from Jomo Kenyatta Airport. Don't pay more than 1.000 shs. and agree the price before you enter the car. You don't have to pass through the centre so traffic is no problem. You can even go ice skating there! There's a cinema, a nice bar and a fantastic Brazilian restaurant. For just sleeping I think there is a kind of sleeping facility at the end of the corridor at the airport.

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yes panari would be the best option for you and you have been advised about the amounts and all that.

No traffic jams at all and wide variety of restaurants and activities you can do, plus shopping

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