PLEASE DO NOT PURCHASE YOUR FLIGHTS UNTIL YOUR PROGRAM HAS REACHED A MINIMUM OF 5 PARTICIPANTS. ONCE YOUR TRIP REACHES ITS MINIMUM, PLEASE INPUT YOUR ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE FLIGHTS INTO THIS FORM.
We have very specific arrival and departure times for your program. Please carefully read below and call us with any questions.
Fly into and out of Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (airport code: NBO):
You can arrive on the first day at any time before 11 am.
You can depart on the last day of the trip after 4 pm.
If you aren’t sure your flights meet the criteria above, please contact Discover Corps
*Note: Many travelers arrive the day prior to the start date in Nairobi (to acclimatize, etc.). If you choose to arrive early, we can organize a meeting time/point on the first day of the trip in Nairobi Airport.
If you are taking the Zanzibar Extension, please follow these flight windows:
You can arrive on the first day to Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (airport code: NBO) at any time before 11 am.
You can depart on the last day of the extension after 4 pm from Zanzibar International Airport (ZNZ).
The international one-way flight between Nairobi-Zanzibar is included in the extension supplement. Discover Corps will book this for you.
Please see the Zanzibar Extension page for more information on visa requirements, vaccination requirements, etc.
Book Your Flights
Discover Corps's dedicated flight partner for all of our trips is the team at StudentUniverse (yes, they do flights for more than just students!). Their team know all of the flight windows and details for each of the destinations that we work in. Please always make sure that your trip is guaranteed to run before booking any airfare!
To get a quote from StudentUniverse, please see the details below:
Get a Quote by Phone: Call 1-877-898-1244. Agents are available between 9-8 EST M-F.
Get a Quote by Email: Email Flights@discovercorps.com with the flight details and a member of the StudentUniverse team will respond shortly with your options
Get a quote via our Dedicated Website: Please visit the Discover Corps flight search engine to search for flights online.
*Please note that there is a $30 fee per person to book over the phone or via email. Booking via the dedicated website is $7 per person.
Country COVID-19 Testing Requirements
Until further notice, it's Discover Corps' Policy that travelers take a COVID-19 PCR test within 72 hours of departure. Negative test results must be sent to Discover Corps once generated. Please check the Department of State's site for the most up to date guidelines. When applicable, local policy or Airline Policies supersede what is in place for Discover Corps.
The country of Kenya states that travelers are required to take a COVID-19 PCR test before arriving. The test must be digitally verified through the Trusted Travel (TT) Initiative (www.africadc.org/trusted-travel). Negative test results must also be submitted to Discover Corps before departure.
In order to depart Kenya, a 2nd PCR test is required for outgoing travelers. Outgoing travelers must obtain a negative COVID-19 certificate in accordance with the trusted Traveler (TT) Initiative (www.africacdc.org/trusted-travel) and the PanaBios system (www.panabios.org).
Effective January 26, 2021, the CDC is implementing that all travelers returning to the U.S., have proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test within 72 hours of departing. Discover Corps will arrange for the testing to take place within the required timeframe, the traveler is responsible for the testing fee. Please reference Discover Corps' Risk Management Manual for a comprehensive overview of safety & health guidelines here.