On this page you will find all the information you need to prepare for your trip to Kalasha International and Kenya. Click on each question for the best advice to prepare your trip. Get in touch with us for any additional questions you might have.

Who Is Your Airline Partner

Kalasha International is partnering with Star Alliance network, the leading global airline network, with the highest number of member airlines, daily flights, destinations and countries flown to. We will provide you with a code number to arrange your flights to Nairobi. South Africa airline has been appointed as our preferred airline to facilitate your round trip between Kalasha International in Nairobi and Discop in Johannesburg.

Please contact: Maniago Executive Travel Designers Ltd
Name: Mr Henry Maburi
Tel: +254 722 509 882

Please mention “Kalasha” when booking.
You can search for your prefered flight through the Star Aliiance website


What Airlines Fly To Nairobi

The main airlines serving Nairobi:
• Kenya Airways
• Air Mauritius
• South Africa Airlines
• Emirates Airline
• British Airways
• Qatar Airways
• Swiss Airlines
• Virgin Atlantic
• KLM/Air France
• Air India
• Ethiopian Airlines
• Egypt Air
• Air Italy
• Air Tanzania
• Air Zimbabwe
• Lufthansa

Who Are Your Partner Hotels


**** 4 Star

Town Lodge

Class Single Room Alternatives (Kshs.) Double Room Alternatives (Kshs.)
Economy class 16,300 (2 persons) 18,700
Business 18,200 (2 persons) 21,100
First Class 19,900 (2 persons) 22,400
Small Suite 21,800 (2 persons) 26,000
Large Suite 23,900 (2 persons) 28,100
Executive Suite 25,500 (2 persons) 32,800

Airport Transfers
Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to Fairview Hotel – Kshs. 2,000 (Small Car), Kshs. 2,700 (a van) one way.

Contact Person
Rachael Mutuku: Phone | +254 20 288 1336
Email |
Booking Link:


***** 5 Star


Single Occupancy: USD$ 235.00 on Bed & Breakfast Basis per night (Inclusive of taxes).

Shared Shuttle in the Morning, departing at 0730 hrs. Pick up in the evening at 1800hrs To and From KICC at no additional costs to the delegates.

Contact Person:
James Macharia: Phone | +254 20 282 2000 pr +254 20 282 2374
Mobile | +254 734 699 837
Email |


***** 5 Star


Arrival Date Departure Date Room Type Single Rate Double Rate
26 Oct 15 31 Oct 15 Hilton Guest Rooms US$ 145 US$ 185
26 Oct 15 31 Oct 15 Hilton Deluxe Rooms US$ 190 US$ 230

Room Rate includes:
• Buffet Breakfast in the Travellers Restaurant
• WIFI access – maximum of 2 devices on same connection per room
• Access to the Health Club with gym, outdoor swimming pool, sauna and steam

Inclusive of 28% taxes* (16% VAT, 10% Service Charge, 2% Training Levy). *Taxes are government controlled and are subject to change without notice relative to statutory policies.
Rates are net and non-commissionable.

Contact Person
Sheila Kimata:
Phone | +254 20 2790305
Email |


***** 5 Star


Room Type Superior Deluxe Executive Club
Single US$150 US$190 US$240
Double US$205 US$245 US$295

Room Rate includes:
• Bed, Buffet breakfast, Internet and all taxes (29.6%)
• Check in time is 1400hrs, baggage storage available in the hotel. The hotel check out time is 1200 noon

Airport Transfers
Airport transfers offered at USD 30 per person one way in a taxi and USD 40 per person in a limousine.


***** 5 Star


Accommodation Room Rates (USD)

GROSS RATE Rate Includes – 28% Taxes,
Bed & Breakfast & Return Airport Transfers
Deluxe Room – Single $ 172 $ 48 $ 220


**** 4 Star

Accommodation Room Rates (USD)

GROSS RATE Rate Includes – 28% Taxes,
Bed & Breakfast & Return Airport Transfers
Deluxe Room – Single $ 156 $ 44 $ 200


Return Airport Transfers Available

Complimentary Fast & Efficient WIFI at both Nairobi Hotels includes:

  • Complimentary WIFI for basic usage (e-mail, basic social media browsing etc.)
  • Posting of light weight images on Facebook/ Twitter/ Instagram/ Whatsapp etc.
  • Up to a bandwidth of 512 KB per guest per day

The Wi-Fi does not include – video streaming, tele-conferencing, video-conferencing or other heavy internet usage which is 2 MB and above per guest per day. For these additional services, please give us your usage & bandwidth requirements in advance to enable the service. This will be at an additional fee.

Check in & check out timings

Check In Time – 12:00 PM (Noon)
Check Out Time – 10:00 AM
Early check in and late checkout will attract an extra charge

Cancellation & no show policy
Within 33 – 14 days: 15% of applicable room rate per night.
Within 14 – 2 days: 33% of applicable room rate per night.
Within 2 days or less: 100% of applicable room rate per night.
No show Charges: 100% of applicable room rate per night.

Payment terms

Rates herein are in USD. We require 100% payment prior to guest check in. All extras and balances will be billed account direct to the guest upon check out. We accept payment by Cash, Bank transfer, Credit card (Master, Visa & AMEX) & via our online payment gateway.

Credit card imprint

In our endeavor to enhance our services and as part of our check in procedure, we will take an imprint of the guest’s credit card for incidentals while in the Hotel.


***** 5 Star

Email Address:
Contact Person: Jennifer Wanza



Single Deluxe USD 155 USD 185
Double Deluxe USD 180 USD 240
Accommodation Offer
  • Full American Buffet Breakfast at the main restaurant, Atrium Garden
  • Complementary Wi-Fi connectivity
  • Complementary use of gym
  • Complimentary use of all-weather heated swimming pool
  • Access to room service 24 hours
  • Access to business center services
  • Access to a members club for the legislators at a special fee during their meetings & stay at the hotel
  • A choice of restaurant for evening meals
  • 28% government taxes

What Are My Accommodation Options

Hotel Options Around Nairobi

Fairmont Norfolk Hotel
Telephone +254 20 226 5555

Sankara Nairobi
Telephone +254 20 249 0210

Laico Regency Hotel
Telephone +254 20 211 199

Villa Rosa Kempinski
Telephone +254 20 360 3000

Panari Hotel
Telephone +254 20 394 6000, +254 0711 091 000

Windsor Golf Hotel & Country Club
Telephone +254 20 864 7000

Telephone +254 20 229 5013

Safari Park Hotel
Telephone +254 20 363 3000

Best Western Premier
Telephone no: +254 20 292 7000

Sovereign Suites
Telephone +254 20 234 5453

Sarova Panafric
Telephone +254 20 276 7094, +254 20 271 4444

Crowne Plaza
Telephone +254 20 274 6000

Six Eighty Hotel
Telephone +254 20 315 680, +254 20 342 681

Do I Need A Visa

Nationals (Passport holders) of the following countries do not require visas to enter Kenya:

Barbados Maldives St. Lucia
Belize Malta Swaziland
Botswana Mauritius Seychelles
Brunei Darussalam Namibia The Gambia
Burundi Nauru Tanzania
Cyprus Papua New Guinea The Bahamas
Dominica Rwanda Tonga
Fiji Island Samoa Trinidad and Tobago
Ghana St. Kitts and Navis Tuvalu
Grenada Sierra Leone Uganda
Jamaica Singapore Vanuatu
Kiribati Solomon Islands Zambia
Lesotho St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Malawi Zimbabwe

South Africa (For less than 30 days stay)
Malaysia (For less than 30 days stay)

The following countries have concluded visa abolition agreement with Kenya:
Ethiopia and San Marino

What Are The Visa Procedures And Requirements

  • Application for all Visa services should be completed online
  • Applicants must complete one application per person to receive a Unique Visa Confirmation
  • Please note you will need digital passport size photo (a max of 500px/500px) and a scan copy of the first page of your passport
  • The visa approval will be received by email, that you will have to print out and present to the customs once arrived in Nairobi
  • The process takes up to 7 days
  • A single entry Visa would allow re-entry to Kenya from any East African Country – Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi, Rwanda.

What Are The Visa Fees

• US$50.00 For Single Entry (Tourist/Visitor/Business)
• US$100.00 For Multiple Entries (Tourist/Visitor/Business)
• US$20.00 For Single Transit of not more than 3 days for travelers on stopovers in Kenya while proceeding to other destinations
• US$100.00 East Africa
• Diplomatic, Official, Service and Courtesy visas will continue to be issued Gratis.

On Arrival, How Do I Get To My Hotel

The easiest way to get to your hotel is by Taxi/Shuttle. Below is a list fares from the Airport to several Hotels

Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Airport (NBO) Average Taxi Rates
Your Average Fare from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) To: One Way Fare (KES)

Adams Arcade Center 2,500
Nairobi Animal Orphanage/KWS HQ Langata Road 2,600
ABC Place Mall,Njugunas 2,600
Best Western Hotel Hurlingham 2,300
City Centre ,CBD City Hotels 2,000
Crowne Plaza Upperhill ,Upper Hill Hotels 2,200
Fairview Hotel/Country Lodge 2,100
Galleria Mall ,Langata Karen Road 2,700
Gigiri UN Complex ,Gigiri Guest Houses 2,600
Heron Portico Hotel ,LMs Guest House,Sagret Hotel 2,200
Hillpark Hotel ,Donbosco Church 2,000
Hurlingham,Nairobi Womens Hospital 2,200
Intercontinental Hotel Nairobi ,KICC 2,000
Jacaranda Hotel Westlands ,Sarit center 2,200
Junction Mall , 2,500
Karen Business Centre, Karen Shopping Center 3,000
Kivi Milimani Hotel, Kenya Comfort Suites 2,200
Lakeview/Hill view 2,600
Laico Regency Hotel 2,000
Langata Road 2,400
Milimani Back Packers and Manyatta Backpackers 2,200
Mountain View ,Kabete Technical school 2,800
Nairobi Hospital ,Lee funeral home, Acacia Guest House 2,000
New Stanley Hotel 2,000
Nomad Palace Eastleigh 2,200
Norfolk Fairmont Hotel 2,100
Parklands Ara 2,200
Sarova Panafric Hotel 2,000
Panari Hotel Mombasa Road 1,800
Reata Apartments 2,000
Red Court/Boma/Eka Hotel Mombasa Road 1,800
Runda Estate 2,800
Safari Park Hotel Thika Road 2,800
Sankara Hotel Westlands 2,200
Sheldricks Elephant Orphanage Langata 3,500
Nairobi Serena Hotel 2,000
Southern Sun Parklands 2,200
Silver Spring Hotel 2,000
Sarova Stanley Hotel 2,000
Tribe Hotel Village Market 2,800
Westlands/Westgate Mall 2,200
Wilson Domestic Airport 2,000
Yaya Centre 2,300

Travelling Outside of Nairobi

Masai lodge 4500
Soverign Suites Limuru 4500
Nairobi JKIA to Naivasha 8500
Nairobi Nakuru 10,000

Where Is The Venue For The Festival And Market

The Kenyatta International Convention Center (KICC) is a 28 story building located in the heart of Nairobi. It is an internationally renowned venue for conferences, meetings, exhibitions and special events. The KICC is located in the Central Business District of Nairobi and within walking distance of several five star hotels and many restaurants.

What Are Some Of The Popular Places To Visit In Nairobi

The Nairobi National Park
Entrance Fees: Adults US$ 40, Children & Students US$ 20

Paint Ball Fury Limited
Protective gear like overalls, headgear and a back and chest protector are provided once you purchase 100 paintballs (minimum) for 1000 Kenya shillings.

The Village Market

Panari Sky Center
An hour in the Ice Rink will cost about 500 for kids and 700 Kenya shillings for adults respectively and boots are provided on arrival

Karen Blixen Museum
Entrance fee: Kshs. 800

The Nairobi National Museum
Entrance fees: Adults Kshs.1, 500, Children under 16 years Kshs.1, 000.

Blue Sky Tours
Diamond Plaza (indoor rock climbing)

Nairobi Arboretum

Paradise Lost

GP Karting

Sheldricks Elephant Orphanage

What Are Some Other Places To Visit While I Am In Kenya

Areas to visit
• Hell’s Gate National Park
• Lake Oloidien
• Crescent Island Game Park
• Crater Lake Sanctuary
• Sanctuary Horseback Safaris
• Lake Naivasha

Hotels in Naivasha
Enashipai Resort & Spa – Kshs. 31,924

Lake Naivasha Resort – Kshs. 9,639

Sawela Lodge – Kshs. 23,321

Sweet Lake Resort – Kshs. 7,875

Naivasha Kongoni Lodge – Kshs10,400

Areas to visit
• Lake Nakuru
• Lord Egerton Castle
• Mount Longonot
• Olkaria Hot spa
• Kariandusi Prehistoric Site

Hotels in Nakuru
Hill Court Resort & Spa – US$59

Jumuia Guest House – US$39

Milele Resort – US$55

The Legacy Hotel & Suites – US$69

Pelican Lodge – US$119
Punda Milias Nakuru Camp – US$41

Flying Packages in the Mara
• Camp – US$1146
• Kempinski Mara Flying Package – US$1700
• Porini Mara – US$1625
• Mahali Mzuri – US$2346
• Mara Intrepids – US$900Hotels in the Mara

Mara Ngenche Safari Camp – US$200

Eagle View Camp – US$393

Simba & Oryx Nature Camp – US$86

Tipilikwani Mara Camp – US$178


Fairmont Mara Safari Club – US$471

Mara Serena Safari Lodge

Sarova Mara Game Camp


Hotels in Amboseli

Ol Tukai Lodge Amboseli – US$250 – US$446

Kibo Safari Camp – US$210 – US$400

Kimana Amboseli Camp – US$89 – US$178

Satao Elerai – US$408 – US$546


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Millicent Ogutu loves acting and beautiful performances. Having made her debut in professional theatre fresh out of High School, she has acted and directed in several productions for stage and screen to date. Millicent served a memorable term as the Managing Director of Phoenix Players Theatre, the biggest repertory theatre in East and Central Africa. She is the current elected Secretary of the Kenya Actors Guild. She is also a Board Director of the Performers Rights Society of Kenya (PRISK). She is also a lawyer by profession in intellectual property law and dispute resolution which was inspired by her passion for performance. 




Clifford is the Chairman and Founder of the Coast Film Association, Chairman of Coast Film Festival and a Board member at Alliance Françoise, Mombasa. As a filmmaker he has wealth of experience in the various fields of film industry including scriptwriting, editing, directing and camerawork. He has a wealth of experience with various organizations among them the Rich Pictures Co. Ltd as a scriptwriter, director, cameraman and editor. He is currently working at Celestial Touch as a scriptwriter and director. He is also a lecture at Mombasa Academy of Arts and Kenya Coast Polytechnic (Formerly MTTI) 




Serah is an Alumni of Media Network Training Institute (Now Andrew Crawford Media School. Currently she is a partner at the WordyPix Company Limited. She has vast experience in the film industry in the fields of scriptwriting, production, acting among others. She has been involved in major film projects including Nairobi half-life; Jack Zollo: My life in crime; Flowers and Bricks a TV movie for Africa Magic; Love or Die a Tv movie for Africa Magic; ‘Kona’ A Soap for Mnet; Changes a television series for MNET; ‘Tabasamu’ a television Soap on Citizen; Constant Gardener; and project daddy among others.




Jacinta is a Media Practitioner with over 15 years working experience in the media industry in various capacities as a Coordinator and Technical Supervisor in TV studio production both live and recorded, film, live events, concerts, game shows among others. Jacinta is currently pursuing a Master degree in Communications and Media studies at the University of Nairobi. She also holds a degree in mass Communication from St. Paul’s University and a Diploma in Media Technology from Kenya Institute Mass Communication. She is currently working as the Supervisor – Studio Technical Operations at Standard Media group (KTN). She also does part time lecturing at Kenya Institute of Media studies and Multimedia University.




Rosemary Nyaole-Kowuor, has wealth of experience in marketing, research, teaching, curriculum development, programme monitoring/evaluation, e-learning facilitation and broadcast/film production. She started her career as a high school teacher, became a marketing and sales executive, then joined television/radio drama Scripting, directing and role casting before joining the university as a communication and film lecturer. Currently, Dr. Rosemary is a freelance communication consultant, a board member of the Media Council of Kenya, WanaHabari, Senior Lecturer and Head of Communication Department at Daystar University, Kenya. Besides, she is a regular member of the US-based University Film and Video Association (UFVA) and a fellow at the UK-based Higher Education Academy (HEA). She also served in the Kenya Film and Television Awards (Kalasha) academy for a record three years. Her academic training is in Film Technology (PhD), Communication – Electronic Media (MA and BA). She is also a Higher Education Academy (HEA) fellow and besides being published, she has presented papers in numerous international conferences.




Mr. Manyara holds a Bachelor Degree in BA of Arts (Theatre Arts and Film Technology) and is currently pursuing Master Degree in MA of Arts (Theatre Arts and Film Studies). He is currently the Head of Film Department at Kenya Institute of Mass Communication. He has vast experience in the different departments in the Ministry of Information Communication and Gender and Sports. He has wealth of experience in film projects as sound engineer, scriptwriter, editor, and producer among others including; Saikati 1 and 2; Lumbasi; Mine only; Forgotten; My horn my Dilemma documentary among others. He is the Overall producer of 60 films of all KIMC Film Training students’ productions (Festival materials) produced yearly.




Prof. Levi Obonyo is an Associate Professor of Communication and Media Studies, and also the Dean of the School of Communication, Language and Performing Arts at Daystar University. He started his career as a news correspondent in various media houses and later worked as an editor for magazines before joining academia. For over twenty years, Prof. Obonyo has taught media studies at university level in several institutions. Prof. Obonyo holds a PhD in Mass media and Communications from Temple University Philadelphia, USA. He also holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Tertiary Education from Potchefstroom University for Christian Higher Education, South Africa. He was, until recently, the Chairman of the Media Council of Kenya. He currently serves as a member of the Advisory Council to Kenya National Commission to UNESCO (KNATCOM) specializing on communications. He has, and continues to serve in several boards including Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) among others. He is a columnist, has published many articles in academic journalists, chapters in books, and co-authored Journalists and the rule of law.



• The KALASHA INTERNATIONAL takes place at KICC in Nairobi, Kenya, 26-30 October 2015, which includes Kalasha Trade Fair and conferences, workshops, pitching session, technical & service showcasing 27-29 October 2015, Kalasha Film Festival, 26-30 october 2015, Kalasha Film & TV Awards, 29 October 2015.

• The closing date to register online as a participant is 23 October 2015. Any requests to participate after this date can be made via email to

• The closing date to register online as an Exhibitor is 2 October 2015. Any requests to participate after this date can be made via email to

• The deadline for submission of your company profile and contact details, to be included in the Official Kalasha International Directory & Magazine, to be distributed to all attendees, is 30 September 2015. The organizer can therefore not guarantee that company information submitted after this date will be included in the directory.

• Once the Participants registration has been approved, Participants will receive an email of confirmation along with their personal password and ID.

• The personal Participant’s password gives access to the Contacts database on to assist them in pre-arranging professional meetings during the event.

• The Kalasha International accreditation is free of charge and valid for the entire exhibition area, the conferences, showcasing room and the screening sessions, excluding industry specific workshops, round table and pitching session, that require a separate registration.

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