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Airport lounges at Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Aiport

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New Eltham
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Airport lounges at Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Aiport

Are there any decent airport lounges at Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta airport, we have about 8 hours between flights and there seems no point paying for a taxi and a hotel for about 4/5 hours sleep, unless anyone thinks otherwise and has decent hotel recommendations? Thanks

london
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1. Re: Airport lounges at Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Aiport

There's only one lounge (since the fire last year) and that's for business class passengers only, and I think only those flying with Kenya Airways or their partner airlines.

That was the situation a few weeks ago when I passed through, anyway.

Edinburgh, United...
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2. Re: Airport lounges at Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Aiport

Try EKA Hotel or Ole Sereni- both fairly close to the airport. If you choose to do this you should be able to get a transit visa rather than paying for a full visa.

Alexandra Matts- Travel Director- Extraordinary Africa

nyc
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3. Re: Airport lounges at Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Aiport

Transit Visa is USD$20/pp versus USD$50/pp regular tourist Visa.

Taxi drive time is about 15/min max.

At least you can have a nice/leisurely lunch or dinner.

Remember though you have to be back at airport approx 2/hrs prior departure for checkin/securiity

Nairobi, Kenya
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4. Re: Airport lounges at Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Aiport

Unfortunately as said above, there are no lounges for non Kenya Airways Business Class (not even Gold /Platinum) passengers at JKIA.

What time are your flights?

5. Re: Airport lounges at Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Aiport

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