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Thank you for the best time. We'll miss you Papa Ken! Rikke, Marianne & Line, Tanzania Taber Team, Denmark

Best place ever! Great safari, wonderful people. We'll be back as soon as we can! Carla and Chad, Calgary

Thanks for everything, staying here was the best part of our trip. A home away from home. Thanks for everything. Safaris were awesome too! Jennifer and Cass Shaw, Canada

I just got here and I already like it. Jure, Slovenia

Truly reflects the Backpacker spirit that I love. Keep up the amazing work. Great food! Alexandre, Montreal

This place has been the greatest find. Thanks for the advice and the safaris. Great vege-burgers too! Sarah and Matt, Australia

Thanks for everything. Maasai Mara was great, food was great, staff were great, service was great! To be recommended. Antje and Marc, Bern

Awesome! Deni, Malaysia

Very good stay and very good safari. The best! Flemming, Denmark

So terrible we came back 3 times. We'll miss it here. Thanks guys. We'll be back!! Steve & Merrilyn, Melbourne

Very nice place and staff, friendly and helpful when I was sick. Thanks. Alain & Ronah Belgium

Thanks for making this my home while in Kenya! I love this place! Sigga, Iceland







Airport Transfers
Kenya’s main international gateway is Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA), located 15km south-east of the city. The drive from the airport to Backpackers takes between 20-30 minutes. Most domestic carriers, including flights to Arusha, are situated at Wilson Airport, approximately 6km to the south. Transfers can be arranged to meet any arrival or departure flight at either airport.

Rates:(single journey)- JKIA-Backpackers:
1-2 passengers Ksh1250 US$15 per car
3-4 passengers Ksh1700 US$20 per car
5 + passengers Ksh 420 US$ 5 per person
1-3 passengers Ksh 850 US$10 per car


Regional Flights
Flights within the East African region can be booked through Nairobi Backpackers at competitive rates. Destinations include: Mombasa, Lamu, Arusha, Kilimanjaro, Dar es Salaam, Zanzibar.

5% discount on all Air Kenya flights booked through us!!

Lamu accommodation and flight packages, plus flying safaris are also available.


Mombasa Train

Does not sell through agents, but the following is for guest guidance.
The overnight train from Nairobi to Mombasa presently operates 3 days per week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The train departs Nairobi at 19.00 and arrives into Mombasa the next day at approximately 08.30.From Mombasa to Nairobi, the times are much the same and departs on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. The fare for 1st and 2nd Class includes dinner, breakfast and bedding. The 1st Class cabin contains 2 beds only while the 2nd Class cabin contains 4 beds.
Bookings should be made 1 or 2 days in advance.

Rates:(single journey)
1st Class cabin-Ksh 3500 per person (approx. US$42.00)
2nd Class cabin-Ksh 2250 per person (approx. US$27.00)

(Subject to change).

Cheaper tickets available for berth only.


Mombasa Beach Hotels
A trip to Kenya is not complete without a few days relaxing on the superb beaches of the Mombasa Coast. Kenya has some of the finest beaches in Africa and the Coast is one of the country’s main attractions. Apart from lounging beside the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, the coastal region offers historical sites, game-viewing opportunities, marine national parks, and a wide variety of water-sports including some of the best game fishing in the world. The Coast has an impressive range of accommodation to suit every taste and budget, from luxury hotels of international standard to local guesthouses and self-catering cottages. Information on these (plus Lamu Island) can be obtained from the travel desk.

DIANI BEACH SPECIAL:10% DISCOUNT for Diani Marine diving packages booked through us.


Nairobi – Arusha Shuttle
There are daily shuttle services to Arusha and Moshi in Tanzania. There are 3 main operators who utilize 20-30 seat buses with comfortable, individual seating. They depart Nairobi each day at 0800 and 1400, arriving in Arusha approximately 41/2 hours later.
There is a border crossing at Namanga where passengers disembark to complete immigration formalities. Visas for Tanzania can be obtained at the border if necessary.
Bookings can be made in advance or on the day subject to availability.
Collection available from Nairobi Backpackers.

Special rates for Backpackers: (single journey)
Nairobi – Arusha 1600 Kenya shillings per person.
Nairobi – Moshi 2100 Kenya shillings per person.

Travellers can also travel from Nairobi to Dar es Salaam on a same day service via Arusha. Two companies, Akamba & Scandinavia Express, operate on a daily basis departing Nairobi at 0700 and arriving in Dar around 2030. Cost: Approx. US$25


Nairobi – Kampala Bus (Tickets must be booked direct with bus company)
There are daily bus services between Nairobi and the Ugandan capital, Kampala. Of the number of companies operating this route, probably the best are Akamba who operate two departures, one during the day and an overnight service. The first service leaves Nairobi at 0700, arriving Kampala at approx. 1800. The overnight service departs at 2100, arriving the following morning at 1000. Akamba also operate a “Royal Service” on this route where the buses carry less passengers, have slightly bigger seats, and are generally more comfortable. The border posts normally used are Busia and Malaba where immigration procedures are completed. Visas for most nationalities can be obtained at the border. Passengers departing for Jinja can also use this service.
Rates: (single journey) (Subject to change)
Nairobi – Kampala (normal service): Ksh1150/ US$15.00 per person
Nairobi – Kampala (Royal service): Ksh1900/ US$25.00 per person


Through our sister company, Wild Rovers Africa Ltd., we offer specialist Logistic Support for those professionals needing to operate in the bush. We have 9 years experience of working in Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, Kenya and Uganda. Our clients have included: Film Crews, Photographers, Journalists and Geologists. Examples of the tasks we have undertaken are building and running bush camps, running re-supply convoys, training personnel in off-road driving, building and running bush workshops, plus supplying full logistic support to film crews from the BBC and German TV.

We can undertake long or short term contracts or merely consultancy.

CONTACT: wildrovers@nairobibackpackers.com