Find cheap flights from Jomo Kenyatta Airport, Nairobi to Cape Town

NBO - CPT

Find cheap flights from Jomo Kenyatta Airport, Nairobi to Cape Town

Round-trip
Economy
Nairobi (NBO)
Cape Town Intl
Thu 11/19
Thu 11/26
Any month
Compare vs. KAYAK |
Search hundreds of travel sites at once for deals on flights to Cape Town
Travel restrictions
South Africa has restarted commercial flights into the country. However, The South African authorities will not grant entry to anyone travelling from a high-risk country for tourism or leisure purposes. Learn more
Email updates for Cape Town Intl
Stay informed and receive email updates for when travel restrictions ease for Cape Town Intl.

Good to know

Low season

July Best time to beat the crowds with an average 17% drop in price.

High season

December Most popular time to fly with an average 14% increase in price.

Average price round-trip

$472 (avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal round-trip

$481 or less

Good deal one-way

$391 or less

When to book flights from Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl to Cape Town

Estimated round-trip price
Average price per month
Flight prices as travel date approaches
-1 day
-2 days

Top tips for finding a cheap flight

  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $391 or less one-way and $481 or less round-trip.
  • The cheapest flight from Jomo Kenyatta Airport, Nairobi to Cape Town was found 14 days before departure, on average.
  • Book at least 1 week before departure in order to get a below-average price.
  • High season is considered to be November, December and January. The cheapest month to fly is July.
  • Morning departure is around 497% more expensive than an evening flight, on average*.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

FAQs for booking Jomo Kenyatta Airport, Nairobi to Cape Town flights

Which airlines have a flexible cancellation policy for flights from Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl to Cape Town Intl due to COVID-19?

Are there Cape Town travel restrictions currently due to Coronavirus?

How long does a flight from Jomo Kenyatta Airport, Nairobi to Cape Town take?

How many flights are there between Jomo Kenyatta Airport, Nairobi and Cape Town?

Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Jomo Kenyatta Airport, Nairobi to Cape Town?

Do I need a passport to fly between Jomo Kenyatta Airport, Nairobi and Cape Town?

Which airlines fly most frequently between Jomo Kenyatta Airport, Nairobi and Cape Town?

What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly Jomo Kenyatta Airport, Nairobi to Cape Town?

How does KAYAK find such low prices on flights from Jomo Kenyatta Airport, Nairobi to Cape Town?

How does KAYAK's flight Price Forecast tool help me choose the right time to buy my flight ticket from Jomo Kenyatta Airport, Nairobi to Cape Town?

What is the Hacker Fare option on flights from Jomo Kenyatta Airport, Nairobi to Cape Town?

What is KAYAK's "flexible dates" feature and why should I care when looking for a flight from Jomo Kenyatta Airport, Nairobi to Cape Town?

Top 3 airlines serving Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl to Cape Town Intl

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

8.0
RwandAir
Overall score based on 283 reviews
8.1
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.6
Crew
7.0
Entertainment
7.8
Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "Helpful friendly crew, reasonable ticket prices."
Cons: "Luggage was delayed by 24 hours, customer service desk in Johannesburg EXTREMELY helpful, in Kigali they were clueless. Transit area very crowded, humid and stuffy."

Pros: "The two check in bags rule."
Cons: "Not applicable"

Cons: "Time was never kept. we had a delay in LGW for more than 2 hrs. I had a 17hrs layover in Kigali. I was not aware that i would not be booked in a hotel to rest. I had to make my own arrangements. And another extended delay out of Kigali to Nairobi"

Pros: "I was happy to avail of Wifi in the sky."
Cons: "No entertainment! For an major international flight, one expects some seatback entertainment"

Cons: "It was ok"

Pros: "Took the newly opened route between Cape Town and Harare. Was a great experience. Thanks to RwandAir it is easier and cheaper to fly directly between these African cities. Lots of potential on the route. RwandAir really opening up business and leisure opportunities much needed in these areas. Nice to avoid Tambo airport."
Cons: "Both flights were slightly delayed (which happens), information about the delay could be better at Harare airport. But no biggy."

Pros: "The Flight attendants are all awesome and undesrtanding...and the open wifi ate Kigali airport was great."

Cons: "THERE WAS MEAT INSIDE MY "VEGETARIAN" MEAL!!! This is totally unacceptable!"

Pros: "Fligh was on time, front desk staff were very helpfful, flight staff were friendly"

Pros: "The food initially given at 2:00am IST was really good and so I didn't even have to wake up again to eat."
Cons: "The breakfast was not as appetizing."

Pros: "The aircraft was nice, clean and seemed new. The staff was very professional, immaculate uniforms and appearance. Great attention to detail. We traveled from US - Nairobi - Kigali - Johannesburg, changing planes four times. These were some of the nicest planes. I felt very safe traveling this airline."
Cons: "Too much bread in the meals. The meals were adequate in quantity but each meal came with two rolls, which was excessive. Just a note - for the boarding area in the airport. Please have restroom facilities in boarding area, past security so you can use the restroom without having to go through security again. Also, if food and beverage is available for sale in the boarding area more passengers would make purchases."

Pros: "The Airbus. The crew's simple commitment to excellent service"
Cons: "The unconventional check in closure 90mins to departure even when the plan arrived late"

Pros: "Nice blankets. Good service."
Cons: "Food wasn't that great and juices were very sweet (tasted like sugar water)"

Pros: "Good and clean planes, good service"
Cons: "We had couple of ours delay and not well communicated"

Pros: "Nice comfortable new planes."
Cons: "There wasn't much not to like."

Cons: "We incurred significant extra costs (visas, taxi, hotel costs) because Rwandair changed our flights around from what we had originally booked, with no compensation or help navigating the visa process."

Pros: "Friendly staff, decent snacks and entertainment options"

Pros: "Landing was very smooth. I got window seat as requested."
Cons: "My bags were mistagged and almost sent to Lagos instead of Nairobi. The agent noticed the error after the second bag was tagged. He went to search for my first bag that already went down the ramp. Although I gave him the exact description of the bag (purple hard case), he retagged the wrong one (red soft case). Good thing he took a photo. Third try was the charm but shouldn't have happened in the first place. Agents need to be more diligent with where they are sending bags and to double- and triple-check before he luggage is sent down the ramps."

Pros: "What did you like? the attendants were very kind"

Pros: "Information during flight"
Cons: "No TV or programmes to entertain slong"

Pros: "Good"

Pros: "Was good on time"

Pros: "on schedule. staff at counters and flight crew were courteous and professional."

Pros: "The flight attendants are very welcoming and helpful. You feel safe and you get to see the pilot who is going to take you to your destination."

Cons: "The airline moved my original non-stop flight forward by 3 hours. The new flight conflicted with another flight I had earlier in the day. The airline would not allow me to cancel the flight, and could only offer me a 1-stop flight that arrived at my destination hours after my initial flight would have arrived."

Pros: "Everything was on time and comfortable. Will take the same flight again in the future."

Cons: "Reservation was not honored, and only 3 prople out of 5 get boarding. Airline did not provided any other alternative and our friends had to cancel tour and return home!"

Pros: "Very slow check in. Bit slow and chaotic at gate. Pleasant enough service but not excetional. Smooth flight. Informative pilot. Silly short bus ride to terminal. Very very long wait for baggage."

Pros: "Good food, friendly and professional staff, a new and sparkling clean plane, swift retrieval of luggage upon arrival in Kigali. Thank you!"

Pros: "The crew was very welcoming"
Cons: "We had a delay of 40 minutes at Kigali airport without prior announcement"

Pros: "Overall comfort and staff friendliness"
Cons: "Landing was a bit turbulent"

Pros: "Rwanda air crew"
Cons: "Lagos international airport"

Pros: "The staff at the airports were friendly."
Cons: "After thorough check (and hours at the airport) at the holiday destination, Dubai, my luggage was deemed lost. The DXB lost luggage staff helped me complete a 'lost luggage' report. However, the staff member told me that 'if' RwandAir found my luggage, I would be responsible for going to the airport as RwandAir does not have lost luggage delivery like most airlines. For the six days of my holiday, I waited for phone calls and checked emails expecting to hear from RwandAir. I heard nothing, RwandAir had made no effort of any kind to locate my luggage they had mishandled. Upon flying back home, I checked with the initial airport (DXB), the transit airport (Kigali), and my final destination airport (Brazzaville). My luggage was not in any of the airports mentioned. In each airport, and the RwandAir office at the Brazzaville airport, I presented the initial lost luggage form from the prior week and it was apparent that nobody, no airport, and no office was interested in finding my luggage. RwandAir, at no point, apologized for losing my belongings or in any way attempted to make up for seriously harming my holiday- not to mention the fact that it appears I will never see my possessions that were last seen being taken by RwandAir staff at the beginning of my holiday travels."

Pros: "New plane, friendly crew"
Cons: "Cramped seating, poor signage & boarding announcements"

Pros: "Like Kigali it was clean and efficient."
Cons: "Food is almost inedible"

Pros: "I like the overall service in the plane."
Cons: "I didn't like changing the boarding time."

Cons: "Too cold on the plane - way, way too cold"

Cons: "We were delayed by 1 hour because more cargo was being loaded on to the plane. When we arrived in Kigali, we found that our bags had been left behind to make room for other cargo. We arrived and checked in well before the 1 hour cutoff and we were under the weight limit, so there was no reason for our baggage to be left behind. We were informed that our bags would NOT be delivered to us at our next destination, that the burden was on us to retrieve them AND there was no stipend or any type of refund to compensate us for the inconvenience. Since we were continuing our travel by road to Uganda, we had to pay extra to have a driver return to the airport the next day to retrieve and deliver our bags. This is very, very poor customer service!"

Pros: "Food was beef brochettes, one of the best economy meals I have had. Wine was very good, from South Africa."
Cons: "Seats were not adjustable. It may be that I was in front of the exit row, but I looked and didn't see anyone leaning back anywhere. On the other hand, flight was only 1 hr 20 minutes."

Pros: "Clean planes"
Cons: "Ground crew at NBO - Rwanda Air has Kenyan Airways do the work in the terminals. Bad idea!"

Pros: "Crew were pleasant. The flight was comfortable."
Cons: "The flight was delayed, causing me to miss a connecting flight. Boarding was a bit confusing as multiple flights were departing from Kigali airport at the same time and same airline. Information was not conveyed clearly and it might have been easy to begin boarding the wrong flight."

Pros: "The flight times were perfect and the seats were comfortable."
Cons: "The food was just ok"

Pros: "Everything was excellent, service, cabin, food."
Cons: "First announcement cockpit was just before landing. Would have liked some information before takeoff and once in the air"

Pros: "Orderly, organized, courteous"

Pros: "In general, it was a pleasant flight from Entebbe to Kigali. The Bombardier was in pristine condition. There was no food offered (the flight is 45 minutes) and there is no entertainment available. The crew was pleasant and the seat comfortable (I am 5'11). I would fly again with RwandAir."
Cons: "There was nothing significant enough taken into consideration the characteristics of this flight and the construction in Entebbe."

Pros: "They have great food, amazing crew, great customer care.."
Cons: "No entertainment, some few crew members has a bit of an attitude."

Pros: "Friendly staff, comfortable business class seat with lots of room, good breakfast"
Cons: "No priority checkin for business class and no priority boarding for business class. I don't those are even that hard to organize . Airport ground contractors haven't been instructed to provide service to business class?"

Pros: "I always appreciate the cleanliness of Rwanda! This carries over to their planes too. Good staff on the plane. Too short of a flight for entertainment- it was amazing they even served the quick drink and snacks they did! Good on-time flights."
Cons: "After I bought my tickets the flights were rescheduled, giving us an 8 hour layover between flights... some in our party were stuck in the airport with nothing to do, and there is nothing to do in that airport. One question, when will passengers learn that listening to music or movies on the plane without headphones is really uncool?"

Pros: "It was a short flight and all went well. We even had time for a snack."

Cons: "Safe"

Cons: "Nothing else. All was well"

Cons: "Punctuality. Time is off the essence."

Pros: "Helpful, friendly crew. Comfortable plane"
Cons: "In flight entertainment could be a little better. Perhaps let passengers know about the inflight entertainment available via WiFi"

Cons: "The chicken was undercooked."

Pros: "crew good. seat base was not soft nor comfortable."
Cons: "have crew offer drinks more often throughout the flight. every passenger gets dehydrated and needs more drinks. I had to go to the back and get drinks myself."

Pros: "everything was pretty adequate"
Cons: "they skipped me when they passed out food and never came back."

Cons: "Entertainment is non existent. Plane is tatty."

Pros: "The seats were very comfortable and generally this flight is comfy"
Cons: "The queue during boarding is very long, they need to add counters"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "I was overbooked in Addis"

Pros: "The ravioli was great, some of the other food was not great. Otherwise, the flight was easy."
Cons: "More entertainment options, the movies and TV shows offered are not varied or very good."

Pros: "The staff was very helpful and friendly. They provided a hotel, meals, and transportation on a long layover."
Cons: "Transportation from the aircraft to terminals."

Pros: "I liked the services of the air hostess: they were very polite. The flight was also very comfortable and enjoyable."
Cons: "The person who gives information should speak the English language portion slowly and clearly for better understanding of passengers"

Pros: "Conexion"
Cons: "Delayed"

Pros: "I went for my honeymoon but ET never transported my luggage. I had to spend my honeymoon buying very expensive clothes and basic needs in Mauritius instead of relaxing. My luggage never came. I got it on my way back to Bamako. Nobody was even able to even trace my luggage or respond professionally on the phone. Out of hundreds of calls I made to them, they only picked up twice. ET screwed my honeymoon that I had planned for over a year. I'm so dissapointed that I don'y even want to claim reimbursement."
Cons: "Office in Bamako and apperently even in Nairobi never picks up the phone ! The only time they picked up (in Nairobi) they were rude!"

Pros: "Crew were nice"
Cons: "Always delaying, catastrophic food."

Cons: "Flight was delayed again. No priority boarding for Star Alliance members. Staff was unfriendly."

Pros: "Landing on time"
Cons: "Limited choice of food- no vegetarian options, only meat."

Pros: "The crew was professional yet very friendly. Everything was great. Enjoyed my trip"
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "Rude flight attendants and desk staff that were not trained to do check in well. No entertainment available."

Pros: "The crews"
Cons: "The food"

Pros: "It is an African airline so I am doing my best to support it. I am grateful I was allocated to a hotel for my long layover"
Cons: "I had a long layover in Addis and the hotel I was allocated to could improve its service. I was expected to be served breakfast in the morning. My flight was at 820 am There could be some improvement on food"

Pros: "Flight attendants were helpful and attentive."
Cons: "Boarding was fairly chaotic, there were no outlets for charging in the business class, entertainment limited."

Pros: "Personnel were good. Food on ET is always great."
Cons: "Technical problem caused massive disruption in flight for all. Missed connections and forced unpaid for overnight in Addis. Truly terrible experience"

Cons: "Transfer at Addis Ababa was horrendous - no help from ground staff and the airport was a confusing mess. The landing in cape town was very rough and jumpy."

Pros: "nothing was exceptional"
Cons: "luggage did not arrive."

Cons: "Lost my bags, missed two connections due to delays, took a bus home instead"

Cons: "Food was served to passengers from seat row 30 and beyond very late. About twenty minutes to landing In Addis so passengers were forced to gulp the food Hurrying which is not comfortable"

Pros: "Brand New Aircraft"
Cons: "N/A"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything, from Customer Service, flight, baggage handling"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything was bad, very upset !"

Pros: "NOTHING!"
Cons: "everything about it, from the random cancellation of my flight, to missing my connection, and their inability to get me another flight, spending over 24 hours in travel for a mere 6 hour flight. No customer service, would never recommend Ethiopian Airlines to anyone."

Cons: "I'm 1.89 and knees are jammed on this flight. Legroom is better on their long haul flights."

Cons: "Please have a vegetarian option that does not contain cheese."

Cons: "There was a four hour delay for departure!"

Pros: "Friendly team."

Pros: "Great service"

Pros: "Not much. Will not fly them again."
Cons: "Poor service, poor airport facilies, old aircraft, very limited entertainment, fool was tasteless"

Pros: "The flight attendants were lovely."
Cons: "The movie selected for the flight was not my preferred genre. Maybe a family film would be better."

Pros: "They need to make the seating more comfortable especially with such looong flights!"

Pros: "I did like the overall services. I was comfortable with the crew and was entertained. I enjoyed the night over in the fhoice of loudging with nazra Hotel."
Cons: "I didn't like the quality of food in the hotel panaroma on my return. The hotel needed air refreshner as it wae stuffy and difficult to breath in. The reception was excellent but poor service."

Pros: "The short time it took to get to my destination. The great work done by flight attendants."
Cons: "The small seat I got."

Cons: "Ethiopia Airport is ruff. Needs bathrooms renovated and more places for waiting for flights the smoking lounge can be smelled through the hole airport"

Cons: "Addis Airport is terribly organized and far too small for the volume of people they're pushing through it (which is probably the lead cause of the poor organization)."

Cons: "Very very old aeroplane"

Cons: "Food and entertainment is very poor."

Cons: "Ethiopian Air almost did not let me on the flight because I didn't have a return ticket through Ethiopian Air. Almost missed my flight, and was forced to purchase a return flight just so that I could make my flight. According to them, passport control would not let me into Cape Town without it, but customs never once asked for my return flight information."

Pros: "Nice staff, lits of attention in my aeat"
Cons: "Blocked toilet made cabin unpleasant and stuffy. I was uncomfortable because of smells in the plane. Shoukd have been fixed immediately. Not sure the Purser knownehat to do. Skywatch soes not work in center seats. Could not follow flight status."

Cons: "Addis airport is a disaster, Really long queues and badly organised, Our flight left 20 minutes late and in turn made our landing 1 hour later. The flight attendants on Ethiopian air are very lazy, they dont respond to the service button been pushed, and their English is not that good,"

Pros: "Seat sizes were okay and the boarding times were on time."

Pros: "Service and flight itself"
Cons: "Changing the system to be repaired whenever someone needs to change the phone let be available especially to those who are traveling to other countries and they're new there and they need to do a calling for connection to people who are going to take them to different destinations."

Cons: "I am waiting at the airport to catch a flight tonLusaka. This is because I was bumped off my floor flight that I have no seat. Not sure when I will get ion that flight."

Pros: "I liked when there was turbulent, the pilot told us that we should be calm as the plan was going to experience turbulent in a few moment"
Cons: "I felt like the queen cake had a lot of sugar, think of those who do not eat sugar"

Pros: "Seats were very crowded. A few more inches would have made it excellent. Overhead luggage storage was tiny."

Pros: "The pilot on the airlines updated us that we were running 15 minutes late and would try to make up some time in the air. He also apologized on behalf of the crew for our delay and communicated that it was because the aircraft arrived late from the previous flight. I appreciated that clarification."
Cons: "Our flight was delayed by 3:15 hours, and our gate wasn't listed on the monitors. Our gate location changed twice, and the only way I found out was by asking the "Kenya Airways Guest Services desk" twice. The overhead announcement of the gate change happened 15 minutes after the boarding time listed"

Cons: "According to the KQ App the flight was direct to Cape Town but when we got to the airport we found the plane was stopping in Livingston’s. The result was we were an hour late. Most annoying. Surely the App can be amended to alert us of such changes"

Pros: "Everything was great about my Kenyan Airways flight. Crew was super friendly and helpful."

Pros: "Stewards polite and mindful"
Cons: "Weather"

Pros: "Comfortable seats, smooth flight, good service on board"
Cons: "Did not care for insect spraying, limited entertainment / movie choices."

Pros: "Boarding was on time. The flight attendant’s response to my call and request for a blanket...first she smiled as if my request was ridiculous but still went ahead to get me the blanket and we joked about it cause the cabin was getting too cold for me and if she hadn’t given me a blanket I would have caught a cold!"
Cons: "Delay to take off, and spaying of the cabin with insecticide when passengers have boarded!"

Cons: "I had asked for window seats from the agent I spoke to and didn't get that when my flights were changed."

Pros: "The easy and comfortable element of the flight."
Cons: "I didn’t really hear any boarding announcements, it would of been to be told we would be debording the plane by steps in the rain"

Pros: "Great staff"
Cons: "Didn’t get a blanket at night"

Pros: "Courteous crew."
Cons: "Too crowded from Bamako to Dakar."

Pros: "crew in general helpful Cap kept us informed Price of ticket"
Cons: "Food so so. coffee never came"

Pros: "Friendly crew"
Cons: "At one time the flight got too cold"

Pros: "Clean plane, on-time departure"
Cons: "On this flight the meal trays stayed on the tables for over an hour (after the meal was served), should have been collected faster"

Pros: "the service was outstanding.The crew were very jolly and friendly and were very helpful all the time, well trained crew ,...excellent job KQ crew and Kenya Airways"

Cons: "My bag was opened and some items were taken out my watch , cologne for men and some Ghanaian currency for my taxi back home"

Cons: "Lack of drink options, no diet cola?! Poor entertainment options"

Cons: "Someone entered my bag and took my jewelry"

Pros: "Good crew. Flight not fully booked so had some extra space. Efficient transfer desk"
Cons: "Food - just horrible Nairobi airport not much to do and annoying additional security checks between sub-terminals in terminal 1."

Pros: "Departed on time and arrived on time . Staff very courteous"

Cons: "The food was so-so. The flight was delayed. The crew was friendly, but nothing outstanding."

Cons: "They lost one piece of baggage. The check-in crew said we were required to have our vaccination cards although nobody asked for them. Then we waited an hour pulling off one piece of baggage and then they didn't load it on our flight."

Pros: "flights were slightly delayed but we were updated often and accurately. Flight staff were awesome, super nice and well spoken!"

Cons: "Delays"

Pros: "Quick"
Cons: "No complaints"

Pros: "The flight attendants were as courteous as possible."
Cons: "Our flight was delayed by 90 minutes so that passengers on a late flight could join us. Once arriving at Lagos, our luggage was nowhere to be found. The airline failed to follow up regarding when the luggage arrived at Lagos. Horrible experience. Fly with Kenya Airways at your own peril."

Pros: "It was a great flight except for food"
Cons: "Choice of dish - fish ( was like rubber) or beef"

Cons: "It delayed one hour both tip. I lost my time to promise with my guest. Keep the filght time."

Pros: "Plane was a new Dreamliner and nice to fly in with excellent entertainment package."
Cons: "I had 3 hours in Johannesburg before catching a shuttle bus, so being an hour late wasn't a big problem. After rushing from Entebbe flight which was an hour late leaving and arriving, I got to the gate to be informed that this NBO to JNB flight was an hour late in departing. Pilot said it was due to "technical difficulties". My ticket had 4 legs : Nov 28 due to leave JNB at 1:20 finally left at 8:30 due to NBO runway closed from plane belly landing - the pilot was very apologetic - LATE. Dec 5 NBO to Entebbe was an hour late due to "passenger problem and luggage taken off" - LATE. Dec 10 Entebbe to NBO left an hour late due to "plane arriving late" - LATE. Dec 10 NBO to Johannesburg was an hour late due to "technical difficulties" - LATE. All 4 flights were at least an hour late leaving and arriving yet the pilots all said thanks for flying Kenya Airways - the Pride of Africa. This is what Africa should be proud of ?!? and Kenya Airways is proud of ?!? Passengers I talked to all were negative in their comments about Kenya Airways. All said there is ALWAYS something of a problem on a Kenya Airways flight. Lady on NBO to EBB flight next to me as we boarded plane and I said everything has gone smoothly so far, replied - the flight isn't over yet - and then we sat in the plane for an hour while they "removed passengers luggage". A man in NBO departure area as we waited to board JNB late flight said, the procedures and organisation are terrible with problems most of the time, which was why he was using up his reward miles because he didn't want to fly Kenya Airways again. This is the culture of this airline which is allowed to continue with seemingly no regard for the paying customers. If the powers that be such as the FAA, imposed a $100 credit to each passenger for late leaving or arriving, I would have received $400 back on a ticket that cost $750. Maybe the airlines would do something practical to remedy their problems and care for the paying customers rather than just saying "we are sorry for any inconvenience "."

Pros: "The in-flight crew were wonderful!"
Cons: "I was told to get my boarding pass at the counter, and when I did so, I was consistently told how wrong I was. They moved gates, and didn't update the screen or airport-wide monitors. A staff member didn't come get the 30+ passengers until 15 minutes before. One of my two bags didn't make it to the airport. After working with a very unfriendly airport worker, I was told it would be delivered to my hotel by 8 am. The receptionist told me tha they left a message, saying I could pick it up at the airport."

Pros: "The airline did not make further damage to my bag, they did not cut any more zippers like they did on outboard flight 2 weeks previous"
Cons: "Caused my airport transfer to not wait at airport for me because the flight was so late"

Pros: "Reception"

Pros: "The crew on Kenya Airways is generally fantastic. Always pleased to travel with them."
Cons: "My luggage did not make it on to the flight.This seems to be a common thing for flights from Nairobi to Antanarivo."

Pros: "Nice crew"
Cons: "My luggage zipper was cut open on my checked baggage. My bag is greatly damaged Unannounced gate change in Nairobi"

Pros: "soft take off and landing. Generally satisfied with the services."
Cons: "I didn't see anything bad"

Pros: "On time, fast effciient process"
Cons: "Partocularly that you cant get the boarding pass in the KQ App, so hassling trying to get it resent by SMS etc. Also ... seat sizes are too small for averagely large (6 foot) people."

Pros: "KQ cabin staff are always so friendly and professional. Always excellent service—I'd favorably compare KQ's flight attendants to any in the world"
Cons: "Flight downgraded from a 787 Dreamliner to an old 737. I would have flown with Emirates if I was booking a 737. At least with Emirates you know you're getting a widebody. Food in lounge and on board was terrible—the cost cutting due to KQ's financial problems is obvious. Flight landed late in Dubai and parked at the most remote corner of the Tarmac: apparently KQ can't afford jet bridge use fees anymore. Buses meant no priority deboarding, was not provided with fast track pass for immigration, and bags were very late—I got mine more than an hour and a half after we landed. I think this is my last flight with Kenya."

Pros: "I liked that we arrived."
Cons: "The plane was down sized because of low occupancy, the seats were really close together. I am small and I felt claustrophobic so I can only imagine how uncomfortable it was for larger guests. The seats in front of me felt like they were on my lap when the other passenger pushed them back. The engineer was over and hour late so we all sat waiting in the plane for him to arrive....then when he arrived we had to wait for his boarding pass to arrive. Surely this could have been organized previously meaning we were not delayed even longer. Disorganised, cramped, uncomfy"

Pros: "Plane was super clean, staff was attentive, friendly and helpful."
Cons: "Could use better entertainment options. But this was not a big deal."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Missed the connecting flight from Nairobi to mumbai ... Total chaos and unorganized.... No feedback to elite members at KQ head quarters.... Throwing like a football...."

Pros: "The ticketing officers did work hard to get me on the flight and that was appreciated."
Cons: "The flight was overbooked and I had to wait at ticketing for close to 2 hours to get a seat despite booking over a month before. I then had to rush to get the flight in time."

Pros: "Check-in"
Cons: "One of 2 bags (labeled PRIORITY) did not arrive, my arrival was 7:30am and there were several flights during the day, yet I only got the bag around 7:30pm. I did make several calls and in the morning sent a driver with my passport and luggage tickets (the number of the luggage ticket was also communicated by me through phone). Yet, there was promises but I did not hear about any follow-up. So the bag was only 'found' when the taxidriver got a call to pick it "in 20 minutes" so he raced to airport to collect it. It contained frozen food..."

Pros: "Ditto above"
Cons: "Everything was fine"

Pros: "Seats were comfortable"
Cons: "The boarding process was chaotic and seemingly disorganized. The first call happened while I was in the security screening area after deplaning from a connecting flight. Not checking the time or believing there was a schedule change, I crashed the line and ran breathless across the terminal to the gate. There I met confusion and multiple disorganized lines. After too many minutes, some pushing, and groups getting in front of me led by uniformed staff, I proceeded to waiting room one. Approximately one hour later, we moved to waiting room two. About 15 minutes later we were allowed to board by color zones. What a nightmare! I rushed without a drink only to sit in a restricted area for 1 hour +."

Pros: "great... on time... friendly... would definately fly KQ again!"

Pros: "We made it."
Cons: "The seating in business class is a very bad plan...no place to store anything, including shoes. We were told that NOTHING could be placed in the weird 'box' under the seat in front, so that was inconvenient. And also told not to put anything along side the seats because it will fall in-between the side or other seat and can not be retrieved. And, in the end, my beautiful dark blue cashmere scarf, invisible in the dark of the plane, was left behind. I called a few hours later, but someone had already stolen it...obviously a staff member. Welcome to Kenya!"

Pros: "How handled switching of planes when had mechanical problems with flight next day"
Cons: "Closed gate an hour early and people at gate were very unhelpful. Took around 2 hours to rebook for next day and had to pay $65 change fee in cash plus I cure cost of hotel and miss staying at coffee lodge had booked in Arusha"

Read more about RwandAir

Book cheap flights from Jomo Kenyatta Airport, Nairobi to Cape Town

Recent round-trip flight deals

12/17
Thu
1 stop
Ethiopian Air
9h 45m
NBO - CPT
1/2
Sat
1 stop
Ethiopian Air
9h 45m
CPT - NBO
11/23
Mon
1 stop
Ethiopian Air
9h 45m
NBO - CPT
11/27
Fri
1 stop
Ethiopian Air
9h 45m
CPT - NBO
12/18
Fri
1 stop
Ethiopian Air
9h 45m
NBO - CPT
1/11
Mon
1 stop
Ethiopian Air
9h 45m
CPT - NBO
12/18
Fri
1 stop
Ethiopian Air
9h 45m
NBO - CPT
1/9
Sat
1 stop
Ethiopian Air
9h 45m
CPT - NBO
12/16
Wed
1 stop
Ethiopian Air
9h 45m
NBO - CPT
12/23
Wed
1 stop
Ethiopian Air
9h 45m
CPT - NBO
4/17
Sat
1 stop
Ethiopian Air
9h 45m
NBO - CPT
5/2
Sun
1 stop
Ethiopian Air
9h 45m
CPT - NBO
12/27
Sun
1 stop
Ethiopian Air
9h 45m
NBO - CPT
1/7
Thu
1 stop
Ethiopian Air
9h 45m
CPT - NBO
12/30
Wed
1 stop
Ethiopian Air
9h 45m
NBO - CPT
1/5
Tue
1 stop
Ethiopian Air
9h 45m
CPT - NBO
4/17
Sat
nonstop
Kenya Airways
5h 45m
NBO - CPT
5/2
Sun
1 stop
Kenya Airways
6h 45m
CPT - NBO
12/18
Fri
nonstop
Kenya Airways
5h 45m
NBO - CPT
1/1
Fri
nonstop
Kenya Airways
5h 45m
CPT - NBO
12/13
Sun
nonstop
Kenya Airways
7h 05m
NBO - CPT
1/5
Tue
nonstop
Kenya Airways
6h 45m
CPT - NBO
12/25
Fri
nonstop
Kenya Airways
5h 45m
NBO - CPT
1/5
Tue
1 stop
Kenya Airways
6h 45m
CPT - NBO
12/18
Fri
nonstop
Kenya Airways
5h 45m
NBO - CPT
1/11
Mon
nonstop
Kenya Airways
6h 45m
CPT - NBO
12/18
Fri
nonstop
Kenya Airways
5h 45m
NBO - CPT
1/11
Mon
1 stop
Kenya Airways
6h 45m
CPT - NBO
12/28
Mon
2 stops
Multiple Airlines
11h 30m
NBO - CPT
1/5
Tue
3 stops
Multiple Airlines
26h 50m
CPT - NBO
12/28
Mon
2 stops
Multiple Airlines
11h 30m
NBO - CPT
1/7
Thu
2 stops
Multiple Airlines
19h 30m
CPT - NBO
1/2
Sat
3 stops
Multiple Airlines
17h 20m
NBO - CPT
1/6
Wed
2 stops
Multiple Airlines
15h 00m
CPT - NBO
12/30
Wed
2 stops
Multiple Airlines
16h 05m
NBO - CPT
1/5
Tue
2 stops
Multiple Airlines
14h 30m
CPT - NBO
12/29
Tue
1 stop
Multiple Airlines
9h 45m
NBO - CPT
1/6
Wed
nonstop
Multiple Airlines
5h 45m
CPT - NBO
12/27
Sun
2 stops
Multiple Airlines
27h 15m
NBO - CPT
1/5
Tue
3 stops
Multiple Airlines
26h 50m
CPT - NBO
Show more results

Recent one-way flight deals

12/25
Fri
1 stop
Ethiopian Air
9h 45m
NBO - CPT
11/23
Mon
1 stop
Ethiopian Air
9h 45m
NBO - CPT
12/6
Sun
1 stop
Ethiopian Air
9h 45m
NBO - CPT
12/24
Thu
1 stop
Ethiopian Air
9h 45m
NBO - CPT
1/7
Thu
2 stops
Multiple Airlines
11h 15m
NBO - CPT
1/7
Thu
2 stops
Multiple Airlines
11h 15m
NBO - CPT
1/10
Sun
2 stops
RwandAir
28h 20m
NBO - CPT
11/30
Mon
1 stop
Ethiopian Air
9h 45m
NBO - CPT
1/7
Thu
nonstop
Kenya Airways
7h 05m
NBO - CPT
1/7
Thu
3 stops
Multiple Airlines
11h 15m
NBO - CPT
12/3
Thu
1 stop
Ethiopian Air
9h 45m
NBO - CPT
1/11
Mon
3 stops
Multiple Airlines
107h 45m
NBO - CPT
12/25
Fri
nonstop
Kenya Airways
5h 45m
NBO - CPT
1/14
Thu
3 stops
Multiple Airlines
35h 45m
NBO - CPT
1/10
Sun
2 stops
RwandAir
17h 10m
NBO - CPT
12/26
Sat
nonstop
Kenya Airways
5h 45m
NBO - CPT
12/27
Sun
nonstop
Kenya Airways
7h 05m
NBO - CPT
12/25
Fri
2 stops
RwandAir
10h 10m
NBO - CPT
12/25
Fri
2 stops
RwandAir
10h 10m
NBO - CPT
11/29
Sun
1 stop
Kenya Airways
7h 05m
NBO - CPT
Show more results
-
1
  • Round-trip
  • One-way
  • Multi-city
  • Trip Builder
  • Economy
  • Premium Economy
  • Business
  • First
  • Multiple
Economy
  • Economy
  • Premium Economy
  • Business
  • First
Economy
  • Economy
  • Premium Economy
  • Business
  • First
Economy
  • Economy
  • Premium Economy
  • Business
  • First
Economy
  • Economy
  • Premium Economy
  • Business
  • First
Economy
  • Economy
  • Premium Economy
  • Business
  • First
Economy
  • Economy
  • Premium Economy
  • Business
  • First