​Getting There – Kakamega Forest NR

Anthony Ham
By Anthony Ham

Anthony is a renowned Africa expert and author of many Lonely Planet guidebooks, including the guide to Kenya.

Anthony is a renowned Africa expert and author of the Lonely Planet guide to Kenya.

Anthony is the author of the Lonely Planet guide to Kenya.

Kakamega Forest is 420km/260mi northwest of Nairobi and 45km/27mi north of Kisumu. The drive from Nairobi takes about six hours. You can organize a pick-up, rent a car, or take a taxi from Kisumu International Airport (KIS), which is an hour drive away from Kakamega.

Most people flying from Europe or North America to Kenya arrive in Nairobi as this is the biggest transport hub, and there is a lot of choice for tickets. Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) is located 15km/9mi southeast of Nairobi. Kenya's second international airport is Moi International Airport (MBA) situated 9km/6mi west of Mombasa.

Airlines & Ticket Prices

Please check Skyscanner to see which airlines can take you to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO), and what tickets would cost.

Domestic Flights

Charter flights between parks are usually organized for you by your tour operator. There are daily flights from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) to Kisumu International Airport (KIS). Domestic flights to Kisumu can be booked with several domestic carriers:

Passport, Visa & Other Entry Requirements

Please check our Getting There – Kenya page to learn more about passport, visa, COVID-19 and other entry requirements.

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