Fly To Eldoret, Kenya
Eldoret is the fifth-largest and fastest-growing town in Kenya, made famous by its high-altitude training grounds that have produced most of Kenya’s legendary runners. Eldoret’s position is not just great for athletes, however - it’s also perfect for making the most of the spectacular wildlife and scenery in the area. The town is becoming increasingly popular as a safari-type destination, where camping, hiking and game-drives are common activities.
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Visa Requirements & SA Embassy Details
- South African Passport holders travelling to Eldoret do not need a Visa to enter Kenya for up to 30 days. You’ll just need to make sure your passport is valid for at least 6 months after your return date, and that you have 2 blank pages available for entry stamps.
- The South African High Commission to Kenya is situated in Nairobi. 3rd Floor, Roshanmaer Place 00100, Lenana Road, Nairobi. Phone: + 254 20 282 7100.
See and do
Eldoret’s main attractions are all outdoors, and Naiberi Campsite is one of the most popular. Situated on ancient tribal lands once belonging to the Sirikwa, the camp offers a glimpse into simpler times, with primitive appearances tempered by modern luxury. A perfect spot to enjoy the African stars, the camp also preserves excavation sites of Sirikwa holes, believed to be the remains of ancient shelters of the tribes who once roamed the area.
Kerio Valley is another popular place to visit, with its escarpment views deemed some of the most spectacular in the region. The reserve is famous for its elephant population, which can be seen on guided tours headed towards Lake Kamnarok.
Ngala falls is a perfect picnic spot, but there are plenty of restaurants around as well, and numerous hotels mean luxury accommodation and dining facilities are only a short drive away. Eldoret also offers a surprisingly vibrant nightlife, and visitors can dance the African night away in style.
Zion Mall is the place to shop in Eldoret, and locally-produced textiles make a great souvenir. Cheese is a local specialty, so make sure to try some, even if you can’t manage to take any home.
As in most of Kenya, the main form of public transport in Eldoret is the Matatu minibus taxi. They are cheap, but not particularly elegant or comfortable, and most visitors prefer to hire a car instead. While 4x4s aren’t strictly necessary, if you plan on heading far outside of town, a rugged vehicle may give you extra peace of mind.
Eldoret International Airport – EDL
Food and beverage: There are no listed restaurants at Eldoret International Airport, but you will likely find a kiosk or café offering coffee and snacks.
Currency Exchange: The Kenyan Airport Authority states that exchange facilities are available at the airport, but no location or bureau details are available online.
Lost Luggage: Lost hold luggage should be handled by your individual airline’s help desk. Items lost within the airport can be reported to security.
Airport Hotels: None on site. Nearby: Mariot, The Clique, Sirikwa, Wagon Wheel and Poa Place.
Car Hire: None listed. Consider arranging vehicle rental online before arrival, and collect your car at the airport when you land.