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
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,
YOUR ONE STOP TRAVEL SHOP FOR KENYA AND TANZANIA
SERVICE IS OUR BUSINESS, PLEASING IS OUR PLEASURE!
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:
5 per person
| 1-3 passengers
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.
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.
1st Class cabin-Ksh 3500 per person (approx. US$42.00)
2nd Class cabin-Ksh 2250 per person (approx. US$27.00)
Cheaper tickets available for berth only.
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.
– 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
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.
rates for Backpackers: (single journey)
Nairobi – Arusha 1600 Kenya shillings per person.
Nairobi – Moshi 2100 Kenya shillings per person.
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
– 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.
(single journey) (Subject to change)
– Kampala (normal service): Ksh1150/ US$15.00 per
– Kampala (Royal service): Ksh1900/ US$25.00 per
LOGISTIC SUPPORT SERVICES
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