Book flights from Washington, D.C. to Nairobi with Qatar Airways
On flights from Washington to Nairobi with Qatar Airways you can expect a relaxed atmosphere, luxury on-board services and an award-winning cabin crew that goes that extra mile to ensure your every need is catered to. We hope that you enjoy the space and comfort on board our state-of-the-art aircraft and that, whether you are travelling for business or pleasure, you will enjoy your flight with us from the moment you check in to the moment you land.
The colourful city of Nairobi is a city vibrant with colour, culture and opportunity. Truly a city on the rise, the Kenyan capital welcomes visitors with open arms, whether you are there to do business or experience an African Safari. With many luxury shopping centres and hotels, alongside a thriving local culture and cuisine – arrive in Nairobi ready for the experience of a lifetime, with Qatar Airways.
Arriving in Nairobi
vibrant and colourful city is big, bold and brash, providing visitors with a typically boisterous and incredibly warm African welcome.
Book a flight to Nairobi with Qatar Airways and you’ll discover a country and people full of energy. Modern sits along traditional, and the skyscrapers of the commercial sector stand next to open markets where traditional goods are still on sale every day. This melting pot of cultures is one of those once-in-a-lifetime destinations that should be on everyone’s bucket list.
Most people who travel to Nairobi intend to go on into the African bush to go on Safari. But if you pause for a while there is plenty in Nairobi itself to discover too. Head up to the top of the Kenyatta International Conference Center’s viewing tower and you can have a panoramic view of the city below you.
Nairobi also has some good museums, including the Nairobi National Museum, where visitors can learn more about the history and culture of Kenya, the National Railway Museum, which charts the importance of the railroad in the development of the country, and the Nairobi Gallery, home to a constantly changing collection of modern African art by up and coming artists.
You cannot escape the importance of Kenya’s wildlife, and around Nairobi there are plenty of sanctuaries where you can see some of the country’s most endangered inhabitants. The charming Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage provides a home to orphaned elephants and rhinos from all over Africa, While the Giraffe Centre in Lang'ata is of international importance as a breeding centre for the endangered Rothschild giraffe.
And while most visitors head to Nairobi National Park, a quieter and less crowded alternative is the delightful Ol Donyo Sabuk National Park, a refuge for Colobus monkeys, leopards and countless species of birds.
Flights to Nairobi with Qatar Airways land at JKIA Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, southeast of the city centre.
Visa restrictions for entry into the country will depend on your country of origin, length of stay and whether your trip is for business or pleasure. Before you fly to Nairobi please check the visa and passport requirements.
Flying from Washington
The USA’s capital and one of the most iconic cities in the world, Washington D.C. is also an incredibly busy international air hub. Located approximately 26 miles west of the city, the airport’s main terminal is architecturally striking. A huge curved roof arches gracefully into the air. Be warned though, this is a very big airport so you may need a little extra time to orientate yourself.
Transportation and parking
The airport is so large that a train takes passengers from the main building to the concourses. Valet parking (for up to 45 days) is available close to the main terminal, while a selection of other short and long-term parking options are located in garages 1 and 2, with up to 8,325 covered spaces available.
A large economy parking area is located near Route 28 airport exits, providing more than 12,000 spaces. A regular shuttle service runs from the economy parking areas to the main terminal.
A selection of vans, taxis and buses take passengers from Washington D.C. to and from the airport, and a limousine service are also available.
Arriving at Washington Dulles International Airport
Passengers on flights from Washington D.C. with Qatar Airways will need to go to Departure Area 2 to find the Qatar Airways check-in desk.
Once you have passed through security you will need to board an Aero Train, which will take you to the gates on the four main concourses. Gates H and Z are connected to the main terminal building, so there is no need to use the Aero Train to access these gates.
The security checkpoints are located on the mezzanine level.
Facilities and amenities
Dulles International Airport is vast, and offers passengers a wide selection of amenities and facilities. Car rental, hotel information and even a ‘pet relief’ area is located on the ground floor.
On the departures level you will find gift shops and cafés serving everything from snacks to full restaurant-standard meals.