Kiwayu Airport is a civilian airport, located at -1.960556 latitude and, 41.2975 longitude, that serves Kiwayu or Kiwayuu, a small island found towards the eastern part of Kenya’s Lamu Archipelago. The small airport operates with an unpaved runway that measures approximate 920 metres or 3,000 feet in length.
Where to go
From Kiwayu Airport, it is possible to get to Nairobi, which has destinations and attractions such as Nairobi National Park, Karen Blixen Museum, David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, Nairobi National Museum, Giraffe Centre, Ngong Hills, National Archives, and Railway Museum. Karen Blixen Museum is among the top tourist attractions within Nairobi, Kenya. The museum is the former African home of Danish author Karen Blixen and was completed in 1912. When visiting the museum, it is open every day from 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and offers guided tours of the house, and the grounds. Lastly, it is also possible to rent the grounds of the museum for various events such as weddings, corporate functions, among others.
From Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, short-haul destinations include Cairo, Egypt; Doha, Qatar; and Johannesburg, South Africa, with flights that take from four to five hours. Johannesburg, South Africa has attractions such as Apartheid Museum, Gold Reef City, Constitution Hill, Hector Pieterson Museum, MuseuMAfricA (formerly known as the Africana Museum), and Johannesburg Art Gallery, in addition to many more. As an art gallery located within the central business district of Johannesburg in South Africa, the Johannesburg Art Gallery can be found in a building that houses 15 exhibition halls and sculpture gardens. Founded as of mid-1910s, the museum’s collection includes works by numerous artists such as Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, Gabriel Rossetti, Pablo Picasso, and more.
Kiwayu Airport does not operate flights to international long-haul destinations. Among the airports that serve Kenya, Jomo Kenyatta International Airport has flights to Brussels, Belgium; Zurich, Switzerland; and Istanbul, Turkey. Getting to these destinations is possible with flights that take approximately seven to eight hours from point of origin. Zürich, a city in Switzerland offers Swiss National Museum, Zürich Zoologischer Garten, Rietberg Museum, Kunsthaus Zürich, Uhrenmuseum Beyer, Fluntern Cemetery, and Haus Konstruktiv, to name a few. Swiss National Museum is among the most important art museums of cultural history within Europe. The museum is a part of the Musée Suisse Group, and is affiliated with the Federal Office of Culture. When within the museum, its exhibition tour takes the museum visitors from prehistoric times to ancient times, Middles Ages to the 20th century, among others. What attracts goers to this museum is its rich section with gothic art, chivalry, in addition to a comprehensive collection of liturgical wooden sculptures, panel paintings, and carved altars.
How to get out
Kiwayu Airport operates two flights out to Lamu and Nairobi via Manda Airport and Wilson Airport, respectively. Wilson Airport has flights to and from Amboseli, Kilimanjaro, Lewa Downs, Lamu, Malindi, Maasai Mara, Meru, Nakuru, Nanyuki, Samburu, Kitale, Lokichogio, Wajir, Lewa Downs, among others. These destinations can be reached with flights provided by airlines like Airkenya Express, Fly SAX, and Safarlink.
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