The average price of a 7-day trip to Nairobi is $634 for a solo traveler, $1,139 for a couple, and $2,135 for a family of 4. Nairobi hotels range from $38 to $148 per night with an average of $76, while most vacation rentals will cost $90 to $470 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to Nairobi/Wilson Airport (WIL) are between $108 and $170 per person for economy flights and $339 to $533 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $26 to $50 per person per day for transportation and enjoying local restaurants.

See below for average, budget, and luxury trip costs. You can also look up flight costs from your airport for more tailored flight pricing.

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The Cheapest Times to Visit Nairobi, KE

On average, these will be the cheapest dates to fly to WIL and stay in a Nairobi hotel:

  • July 16th to August 26th (except the weeks of August 6th and August 13th)
  • October 29th to November 11th

The absolute cheapest time to take a vacation in Nairobi is usually mid July.

 

Average Nairobi Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Nairobi for a week is $582-$926($83-$132 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $26 to $50 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $118 to $150 for economy

Lodging: $47 to $71 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $53 to $65 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Nairobi for a week is $862-$1,466($123-$209 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $52 to $100 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $236 to $300 for economy

Lodging: $47 to $71 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $53 to $65 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Nairobi for a week is $1,680-$2,852($240-$407 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $104 to $200 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $472 to $600 for economy

Lodging: $94 to $142 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $80 to $104 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Nairobi

How cheap can you make a vacation to Nairobi? The cheapest trip to Nairobi is about $49 per person per day for travelers willing to take standby flights, deal with inconvenience, and otherwise limit travel expenses. About 6% of rentals are available in the $0 to $100 range for an entire place, and vacation rentals can be booked for as low as $21 per night. These inexpensive rentals must be booked as early as possible and may not be in the most desirable areas. 1-star hotels are more likely to be available, with rooms starting at around $31.

Even cheaper trips are possible depending on where you live and whether you can drive. Check the cheapest times to fly for more saving ideas.

Budget Solo Traveler

The lowest cost for one person to visit Nairobi for a week is $342-$652($49-$93 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $14 to $28 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $118 to $150 for economy

Lodging: $31 to $38 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $21 to $51 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Nairobi for a week is $558-$998($80-$143 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $28 to $56 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $236 to $300 for economy

Lodging: $31 to $38 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $21 to $51 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Nairobi for a week is $1,056-$1,876($151-$268 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $56 to $112 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $472 to $600 for economy

Lodging: $62 to $76 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $32 to $82 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is easy to travel to Nairobi cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Nairobi Trip

There is no true ceiling on the cost of a luxury trip, so our estimates are based on what most people do in Nairobi.

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Nairobi for a week is $1,270-$7,324($181-$1,046 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $52 to $100 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $264 to $420 for first class

Lodging: $107 to $148 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $470 to $1,034 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Nairobi for a week is $1,898-$8,444($271-$1,206 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $104 to $200 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $528 to $840 for first class

Lodging: $107 to $148 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $470 to $1,034 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Nairobi for a week is $3,796-$13,168($542-$1,881 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $208 to $400 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,056 to $1,680 for first class

Lodging: $214 to $296 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $752 to $1,448 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Nairobi Hotel Prices

The cost of staying in Nairobi is lower than the average city. On average hotels are less expensive than vacation rentals. Luxury vacation rentals are more expensive in Nairobi due to very high property costs. The graphs below show how much cost can vary depending on the type of experience you’re looking for.

Nairobi Lodging Cost by Star Status

The average price for the class of hotel is on the (y) axis. The hotel class (out of 5 stars) is on the (x) axis.

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Hotel Price

Prices are based on Nairobi hotel averages and may not reflect current prices. In some cases, we extrapolate prices to estimate costs, and hotels with your desired star rating may not be available.

Vacation Rental Prices

The percent of vacation rentals in the price range is on the left (y) axis. Price range is on the bottom (x) axis.

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Percent of rentals

There are a healthy amount of vacation rentals serving all budgets in Nairobi.

 

Flight Costs to Nairobi

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $170 average in early to mid October to a low of $108 in mid July. Median flight price is $123. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Nairobi our data includes 16 originating airports, and 6 airlines. The area has average variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Nairobi from an airport like Ukunda Airstrip (UKA) in Ukunda (Kenya) for an average $127 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like Ukunda Airstrip (UKA) in Ukunda (Kenya) at an average of just $127.–>

 

Average Flight Cost by Season

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Average Flight Cost by Day of Week

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The cheapest day to fly in is typically Saturday, and the cheapest day to fly back is usually Saturday. Click here to see data for the cost of flights from your airport. In Nairobi, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $62, so you can easily save about 57% simply by using our free flight guides and booking in advance.

 

Daily Expenses Budget

Daily vacation expenses vary more based on what you’re interested in doing. A fine dining restaurant with drinks around Nairobi can easily cost $210 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $14 per person. Private tours can cost $417 per day, but self-guided tours to see the outdoor sights can be free. Costs vary wildly, so recommendations are made based on the cost of living and averages we see for this type of vacation.

 

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