Nigeria’s online travel agency Wakanow launches in Nairobi, Kenya | its new regional hub for East Africa


Nigeria’s online travel agency Wakanow has launched Wakanow Kenya in the wake of its African expansion drive making Nairobi its regional hub for the East African markets.

The launch in Kenya comes just a few months after the site launched in the UK in March targeting mostly holiday travellers with customized travel packages. The one-stop shop for all travel services ranging from Hotel bookings to Flights, Visa Assistance, Holiday Packages, Airport Transfers, international Travel SIM, Protocol Services, prepaid Travel Card, a Loyalty program among others. The firm now has physical presence in six countries including Nigeria, UAE, Ghana, UK and US. It’s Kenyan office is on the Ground Floor of Viking House, Waiyaki Way, Westlands in Nairobi, Kenya.

Established in 2008, Wakanow has grown to become one of Africa’s leading travel booking portals and acquired bus ticketing firm to help corporate and high-end clients improve their business travel by making planning, payment and travel simple, secure and convenient.  In the UK, the firm says its working with major travel partners to offer UK travelers competitively priced flights and hotels deals to top destinations in Africa facilitated by DestinationsAfrica, its dedicated holiday package booking platform with over 23 major African destinations.

Speaking at the UK launch,Group Managing Director and Founder of Wakanow, Mr. Obinna Ekezie said: “We are excited about our foray into the UK market, especially because we will be offering something entirely unique to the UK travelers. Over the years, our Nigerian portal has recorded significant traffic from the UK in terms of travel bookings.

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“So, we felt it was important to offer this market exclusive travel deals by leveraging on our vast knowledge of the African space and her wealth of untapped destinations to create remarkable travel products that offer incredible experiences for our customers.

“More importantly, we are confident that better days are here, especially for travelers in the UK and the entire European market who want to experience the treasure troves of Africa in a very new way,” he added.

London Launch

Wakanow UK promises to offer the larger European market special themed holidays such as Romantic Getaways, Beach Holidays, Safari Holidays, Wellness and Spa, Spiritual Holidays, Cultural Trips and Adventure Vacations via its UK Booking Portal

Wakanow’s launch replaces Travelstart which closed local operations in Kenya to leave Jumia Travel and Travel Creations as the only fully online travel agencies in Kenya. With Flights, Accommodation, Visa assistance, holiday packages, and Airport transportation, Wakanow is Africa’s biggest indigenous OTA making it possible for users to book all their domestic and international travel all from one platform beating Travelbeta and Travelfix.