Kenya Airways to launch direct Nairobi to Victoria Falls flightPublished: 20th February 2017

Kenya Airways has announced a new Nairobi to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe service which will start on18th May 2017. This  will be Kenya Airways 52nd destination and its second city in Zimbabwe after Harare where it operates 21 flights weekly.

The service will operate three times a week on Monday, Thursday and Saturday and will be linked to Cape Town, South Africa. 

The flight will depart Nairobi at 7.20am, arriving in Victoria Falls at 9.30am. It is scheduled to depart Victoria Falls at 10.20am to arrive in Cape Town at 1.25pm. The return flight will take off from Cape Town International Airport at 2.15pm, arriving at Victoria Falls at 5.10pm. It will depart Victoria Falls at 6pm and touchdown in Nairobi  at 10pm.

This new service opens up further exciting holiday options to our clients - for example, they can safari in Kenya before relaxing at the Falls. Clients could also add on a further safari to either Zimbabwe's Hwange or Botswana's Chobe, both reached by vehicle from the Falls.

For those with more time it will now be possible to include an extension to Cape Town, in addition to stays in Kenya and Zimbabwe  - although the seasons start to get rather complicated - it would be tricky to visit all 3 places at their optimum times. Combining a Kenya safari and the Falls works perfectly June to September (or very early in October - however by this time the Falls start to get rather low on water levels...). Safari is also ideal during these peak months in neighbouring Botswana. However,  the Cape is really best visited October/November through to April time, when the weather is lovely.

Kenya Airways will be the only carrier providing direct services between Victoria Falls and Cape Town.

Other carriers flying into Victoria Falls

South African Airways has begun operating an Airbus A330-200, daily between Victoria Falls and Johannesburg. Ethiopian Airlines will begin four flights weekly from Addis Ababa to Victoria Falls, using the latest Boeing 737, on March 26 2017.

The new $150 million Victoria Falls International Airport, which includes a new 4km long, 60m wide runway, enabling long haul wide-bodied aircraft to land, was opened last November.

 

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