Airstrip

Nanyuki Airport (NYK)

The aerial gateway to Mount Kenya and Laikipia's wilderness.

Kenya
Location
Dry season
Best Time to Visit
1,949 m
Altitude

About Nanyuki Airport (NYK)

Nanyuki Airport (NYK) is located in the scenic foothills of Mount Kenya, serving as a crucial hub for tourists and adventurers heading to the region's famed attractions, including the Laikipia Plateau, Mount Kenya National Park, and numerous wildlife conservancies. This airport connects Kenya's capital, Nairobi, with the northern frontier, offering...

What to know

Safety & Vaccinations
The Nanyuki region is generally safe for tourists, with local authorities and conservancies ensuring the security of visitors. Recommended vaccinations for travel to this area include hepatitis A, typhoid, and yellow fever, along with malaria prophylaxis. Visitors are advised to consult a healthcare professional for the most current travel health a...
For more information regarding vaccinations and health notices, view the CDC’s page :
CDC Travelers' Health
CDC Travel health notices and vaccination recommendations
Getting There
Nanyuki Airport is easily accessible by air from Nairobi, with the flight offering stunning views of the Kenyan landscape and Mount Kenya. This connectivity reduces travel time significantly compared to road transport, making it a convenient option for those looking to explore the natural beauty of the region.
Getting Around
Transport options from Nanyuki Airport include pre-arranged lodge transfers, taxi services, and car rentals, allowing visitors to explore the surrounding areas, conservancies, and national parks at their own pace.
Visas
Following the implementation of the Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA) system from 1 January 2024, all foreign visitors to Kenya must obtain an eTA prior to travel, unless they are from eTA-exempt countries. The eTA process is designed to be straightforward, requiring proof of accommodation and, for visitors from yellow fever endemic countries, ...
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