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Nairobi, the start of your journey in Africa
Nairobi is often the first introduction to Africa when you travel to Kenya. The Kenyan capital is often overlooked by many tourists due to its reputation as "dangerous." Yet this picture is somewhat exaggerated and it is worthwhile to visit Nairobi and the rest of Kenya with its savannas and national parks.
Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) is the international airport of the Kenyan capital Nairobi, and the busiest in East and Central Africa. This is because airline tickets from Europe to Nairobi are among the cheapest. You can often find very nice deals online. The best way to reach the center is by taxi or minibus. The journey takes around 40 minutes.
The Dutch airline offers numerous flights from Europe to Nairobi. They are in the Skyteam alliance, together with airlines such as Air France. Very useful when you have a connecting flight with another airline of the alliance.
Kenya Airways is the national airline of Kenya and has its headquarters in the capital Nairobi. It operates flights to more than 62 destinations in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. It is a member of the SkyTeam airline alliance, which also includes KLM and Air France.
Direct flights from Amsterdam to Nairobi have a flight duration of around 8 hours. From London you can reach Nairobi in 8 hours and 35 minutes. Here, British Airways and Kenya Airlines are the airlines that offer direct flights.
Most travelers prefer to avoid a long stay in the Kenyan capital because of crime, but those who stay a little longer in Nairobi should definitely visit the Nairobi National Park. It is not very big, but it is the best place to spot white and black rhinos. However, do not expect the typical safari experience as the skyscrapers of Nairobi can be seen in the background.
The best place for some culture. After all, entire villages and houses have been reconstructed in the traditional way. There is also a theater where dance performances take place regularly.
The reason why most travelers travel to Kenya. From Nairobi you can easily reach numerous national parks such as Amboseli or Tsavo where you can spot wildlife. Going on safari is therefore the typical African experience.
Going on safari in one of the many national parks or game reserves in Kenya has become a tourist business. Not only local, but also international tour operators respond to this. However, if you want to travel as sustainably as possible, book your safari through a local travel agency, where the population benefits from the income from tourism.