With a national park just a handful of kilometres away from the city and a giraffe breeding centre where you can feed them, Nairobi is the perfect destination for animal lovers who enjoy big-city amenities. Its East Africa's most cosmopolitan city, an exciting city with wildlife attractions, an extensive National Museum, cafe culture and varied food traditions. With so many activities on offer Nairobi is a pleasant surprise.
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Visiting from Adelaide to Nairobi
Fly Adelaide (ADL) to Nairobi (NBO)
The flight time for flights from Adelaide to Nairobi is approximately 30 hours and 50 minutes, via Johannesburg, including connection time.
When to visit
Summers are a fantastic time to visit Nairobi due mild temparatures unlike the other parts of Africa, with temparatures ranging from 21°C to 26°C. The evenings can get cool. The warm season runs from Janruary to March. The cool season runs from June to August, around 20°C. The rainy season is from October to December, with heavy rain in November, so best not to plan to visit this time.
What is the main airport called?
Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO)Opens in a new tab or window, is an international airport serving Nairobi, the capital and largest city of Kenya.
Arriving in Nairobi
The staff at Nairobi Airport will greet you when you land to assist with your travel needs. Once you collect your bags from the arrivals area, there are various transport options available to get you on your way.
Getting into Nairobi from Nairobi Airport
With a range of transport options available at Nairobi Airport, travelling into the city centre is easy. Choose from taxis, ride-share, car rental, shuttle services or public transport. Car rental is a reliable way to travel with car rental agencies available at the terminal. There are long distance which provide transport for an inexpensive way to travel or shuttle services can be arranged to take you to your accommodation. Private taxis are a comfortable way to travel and are marked with a yellow stripe, or book a ride share service such as Uber.
Getting around Nairobi
Choose from public minibus taxis, buses, private taxi, ride share or car hire. Shared minibus taxis are the most popular form of public transport for locals and can take up to 14 passengers, though take care when travelling during peak hours. You can get on at any stop and pay cash to the driver as you board. Buses are a safer option as they are run by the government or take the City Hoppa. Seats are available and pay as you board. Private takes are the most popular way for tourists to get around and marked with a yellow stripe. They dan be found on most corners of the city and wait outside tourist attractions and hotels. If there is no meter, be sure to agree on a fare before you ride. Ride share apps such as Uber and Bolt are a safe way to travel and often cheaper than taxis, be booked through the app. If you plan on being in Nairobi for longer than a few days, renting a car is another option, though companies such as Europcar and Avis.
Fly from Adelaide
Once you’ve purchased your tickets from Adelaide, there are a few things you should know so you’re prepared for your upcoming trip.
What is the main airport called?
Adelaide AirportOpens in a new tab or window. Located 7km (3.7 miles) from the city on Andy Thomas Circuit, Adelaide Airport (ADL) is Australia's fifth busiest airport.
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