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Baggage allowance out of Wilson Airport to Masi Mara

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Baggage allowance out of Wilson Airport to Masi Mara

Hello,

We are flying to Narobi next year from London. we are staying in Narobi for the night before heading to Wilson Airport the next day and taking a small plane to lodge in Masi Mara.

I've been told the bag limit is 15kg in a soft bag on small plane which is fine, we'll pack a soft bag in our main luggage. Does anyone know if we can keep the rest of our luggage securely in Wilson Airport so we can pick up on our return?

Thanks to anyone who can advise!

Mtwapa, Kenya
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1. Re: Baggage allowance out of Wilson Airport to Masi Mara

Ho,

Presumably you are going on elsewhere after your Safari? Normally your tour operator looks after your excess baggage until you return to Nairobi.

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2. Re: Baggage allowance out of Wilson Airport to Masi Mara

Yes sorry, should have been clearer! After we get back from Masi Mara we are flying to Zanzibar for 2 weeks! Do they also have a 15kg limit?!

Mtwapa, Kenya
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3. Re: Baggage allowance out of Wilson Airport to Masi Mara

It depends on which airline you are flying with what your allowance is.

The 15kg allowance is normally just for the small planes flying into the . airstrips in the parks and reserves

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4. Re: Baggage allowance out of Wilson Airport to Masi Mara

We are flying air Kenya from Wilson airport to Masi Mara which I know is 15kg and then flying Precision Air from narobi main airport to zanzibar.

Do you know if there is anywhere secure at Wilson Aiport we can leave our bags?

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5. Re: Baggage allowance out of Wilson Airport to Masi Mara

Safarilink (and I think AirKenya Express) both offer free baggage store at Wilson Airport. In addition, SL offers for sale a $10 soft bag for passengers who need to transfer luggage.

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6. Re: Baggage allowance out of Wilson Airport to Masi Mara

If flying via Precision from Kenya to Zanzibar, believe the weight limit is 20Kg/44-lbs as this is considered an International Flight. Please though reconfirm with Precision (should be on their web site) that this is so.

On arrival at Wilson from the Mara at about 12:15pm you'll have to transfer thru horiffic NBO traffic to the NBO/JKIA international airport for the Precision flight and as an int'l flight, minimum 2/hrs prior departure. However, a thread above indicates that since the first at JKIA, they'd prefer you allow 3/hrs prior departure to clear checkin/security.

Best to leave what you'll be taking to ZNZ with your tour operator who should bring it to Wilson for you to continue onto JKIA. I can't honestly advise whether there is secured storage at Wilson... sorry.

Remember, you will not only require Visa for Tanzania/Zanzibar that can be purchased on arrival, and most definitely a Yellow Fever inoculation and proof of same for entry to the island.

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7. Re: Baggage allowance out of Wilson Airport to Masi Mara

we are about to depart on a similar trip. what was your experience on storing luggage at airport? did they weigh your luggage?

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