Venue, Hotels & Flights

uon-logoThe venue will be at the University of Nairobi Towers.

University of Nairobi is one of the most established institutions in Kenya with 35 Faculties, Schools, Institutes and  Centers; It has 584 Programmes ; 84,000 Students; 164 Professors; 264 Associate  Professors and 350 International Links  a student population of 85,000. It’s within the Central Business District.

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University of Nairobi – Main Campus
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University of Nairobi – Main Campus
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The University of Nairobi Auditorium
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The University of Nairobi Auditorium

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The University of Nairobi Auditorium
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University of Nairobi – Main Campus
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The University of Nairobi Auditorium
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The University of Nairobi Auditorium

Accommodation will be offered by Norfolk hotel at special Triple Helix Summit rates!

The Norfolk hotel is a 3 minutes’ walk to the Summit venue. The Norfolk. Built in 1904, the hotel continues to be one of the most beloved landmarks in the city. All guest rooms are tastefully furnished with a lavish king/queen sized bed, plush arm chair and coffee lounge table, and a private ensuite marble bathroom. The rooms are complemented with a 32″ Plasma screens and an executive working desk with HSIA.

The well appointed rooms and suites have been lovingly restored over the years to offer luxurious Nairobi accommodations with modern facilities, whilst maintaining their historic charm and unique personality.

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jkiaJomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) in Nairobi – It is the largest airport and the main arrival point for most visitors. A major gateway to Kenya, JKIA offers both domestic, African, regional and international connections. It is very easy to use and there are a lot of transportation options available to get from the airport into town. JKIA is 17 km (roughly 10 miles) from Nairobi’s city center and to Norfolk hotel – a quick drive by hotel shuttle, car or taxi to your city destination. Banking services, automatic teller machines (ATMs) and 24hr foreign exchange (forex) bureaus are available at the terminal, should you require access to cash

Airlines that fly to Kenya

Flights from the United States and North America

Kenya Airways, British Airways, KLM, Emirates Airlines and Qatar Airways. Currently there are no direct flights from the United States to Kenya. All flights from the United States to Nairobi go via Europe. This means you have to change planes and/or airlines while still in Europe.

Flights from the South America to Kenya

Kenya Airways, British Airways, KLM, Emirates Airlines and Qatar Airways. Kenya Airways operate direct flights from Rio De Janeiro. Return tickets to Nairobi from Rio can cost as little as US$1200 in the low season. KLM and Kenya Airways also offers fast connections through London or Amsterdam to Kenya

Fkenya-airwayslights from the US to Kenya connect through London, Amsterdam, ZĂĽrich or Dubai depending on the airline. North West Airlines in the United States is affiliated with KLM and Kenya Airways and offers fast connections through London or Amsterdam to Kenya.

Return tickets to Nairobi from New York can cost as little as US$1100 in the low season. KLM and British Airways also offer flights from Toronto to Nairobi, although fares from Canada may be slightly higher.

Flights from Europe to Kenya

British Airways, Kenya Airways, Swiss Airlines, KLM, Emirates Airlines, Virgin Atlantic and Qatar Airways. Most of the flights from Europe to Kenya are direct and non-stop, arriving at either the Nairobi or Mombasa International Airport.

klmFlights from Asia, the Far East and Australia

Kenya Airways, Air India, Emirates Airlines, and Qatar Airways are popular airlines that fly to Kenya. Some of these airlines also offer direct flights from the Middle East to Kenya.

Flights from Kenya to other African countries

Nairobi (JKIA) airport is a major African air hub with daily flight schedules serving West, Central and Southern Africa destinations. Although there are other African airlines that serve Kenya, the national carrier – Kenya Airways – is the pride of Africa. If you’re on transit to other African destinations you can book a regional flight from Kenya to your country of choice.

Visa;

Kenya issues three categories of visa as follows:

  1. Countries whose Nationals do not require Visas to enter Kenya; Barbados, Belize, Botswana, Brunei-Darussalam, Burundi, Cyprus, Dominica, Fiji, Ghana, Grenada, Jamaica, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Namibia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, Samoa, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, St Lucia, St Vincent & The Grenadines, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, Uganda, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
  2. Countries whose nationals may be issued with a Visa on application and without reference to the Director of Immigration (Visa on Arrival or from Kenya Missions abroad or from online visa application via: www.ecitizen.go.ke.)
  3. Referred Visa: This is for countries falling under category 3 of the Kenyan Visa regulations and whose nationals are required to obtain a visa in advance before departing for Kenya. Visa can be applied through the nearest Kenyan mission abroad: Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Cameroon, Georgia, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, Mali, Nigeria, North Korea, Pakistan, Senegal, Somali, Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan and Yemen. In case of any difficulties contact Kenya Immigration Service at visasection@immigration.go.ke for assistance.

Delegates are advised to obtain a visa at least one month prior to travel. The visa costs are USD 50 for offline applications and USD 51 for online applications.

Passports should be valid for at least six (6) months on the date of entry and should have at least two (2) unused pages when presented for endorsements.

If your country is not listed above, visas can be obtained at the Airport (or any entry point) upon arrival for US$50 single entry or US$100 for multi entry.

It is advisable to obtain the visa from a Kenyan Embassy/High Commission abroad prior to departure. Where applicable, visa fees are as follows: – Transit Visa = US$20 per person; Reference Fee: US$10; Single Entry Visa= US$50 for three months (extendable for a similar period) Multiple Journey Visa= US$100.

Also available is the East Africa tourist visa for US$100, valid for 90 days, that will give you entry to Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda.

For more information on Kenya visa visit: www.immigration.go.ke

I anyone requires an invitation letter to help in processing of the Visa, kindly contact Susan Muriithi on smuriithi@ichooselife.or.ke 

Kenyan Passport;

The Kenyan passport is issued to citizens of Kenya for international travel by the Department of Immigration, which is under the Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government.

For more information on Kenya Passport visit: www.immigration.go.ke

Vaccinations;

Yellow Fever vaccination certificates will be required from delegates coming from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission or who have transited through countries with risk of yellow fever transmission for 12 or more hours or anybody from a country currently reporting an active or on-going outbreak of yellow fever. Travelers should be vaccinated at least ten (10) days before travel.

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