Ship to Kenya From USA.

Understanding Kentex Cargo Air Shipping Cost to Kenya From the USA & How we Lower Your Package Cost Through Repackaging and Consolidation

Kentex Cargo is the leader in packages shipping from the USA to Kenya by air cargo and ocean freight. We offer the fastest, cheapest, and most reliable cargo handling for your air shipping needs from the USA to Kenya.  You shop online, use our warehouse address and we will ship and deliver anywhere in Kenya.

Assisted Shopping From the USA

Assisted shopping or shop & ship is a program where we shop in the USA on your behalf and ship your goods to you in Kenya. The process is simple.

  1. You send us specific links for the items you want us to buy for you in the USA
  2. We'll send you a quotation within 8 hours during normal business hours
  3. You approve the quotation and make purchase cost payments
  4. We'll purchase everything for you and send you a confirmation within 8 hours during normal business hours
  5. We'll keep you updated throughout the process until you receive your packages in Kenya

Assisted shopping works the same for both air cargo and ocean freight. It is a hassle-free way to shop and ship from the USA without worrying about online fraud, etc. We deal with all that on your behalf.

Shipping Only Program - You Shop Online, We Ship For You

You may be able to shop online using your own debit card or credit card. For example, equity bank cards are accepted on Amazon.

The process is very simple:

  1. Get a free USA warehouse address and a secret code. This secret code identifies you.
  2. We'll assign you a warehouse address with your code.
  3. Go to any USA online store and checkout using our warehouse address.
  4. Your seller will ship your purchased goods to our warehouse
  5. Once your seller has sent you your purchase tracking numbers, log in to your account and add the tracking information
  6. We'll notify you once your goods have been received, when they have been shipped, and when ready for pickup in Nairobi

The process works the same for both air cargo and ocean cargo.

How to Prepare Your Cargo to Ship by Air to Kenya From the USA

Most of our customers, especially those in Kenya use our services to purchase goods from USA stores. Kentex Cargo would then consolidate, Repackage and forward these goods to Kenya ready for collection within 10 days at the Westlands office.

What is Consolidation in Air Shipping?

Most customers tend to buy multiple items from multiple stores. At Kentex Cargo, we put all your items in one repackaged shipment. This lowers your chargeable weight, sometimes by as much as 75%.

Air shipping Consolidation

What is Air Cargo Repackaging?

Repackaging is the single biggest money saver in air shipping from the USA to Kenya. Companies like Amazon tend to ship items in large packages and this could have a huge effect on your cargo chargeable weight. We take your items out of the unnecessary large boxes and put them together in a small economical package.

Kentex Cargo repackaging Kentex cargo Air Shipping repackaging

Customers in the USA wanting to ship packages to Kenya from the USA may do so by sending their packages to our address in the Dallas area. Before you send your package to our address, it is important to do the following few steps

  1. Make sure you are not shipping prohibited items to Kenya. Here is the list of prohibited goods. By law, shipping companies are supposed to inspect and verify that the cargo being shipped complies with local and International Air Transportation Association (IATA) regulations.
  2. Package your shipment in a durable box: This will make sure the integrity of your cargo is maintained. In situations where we receive your packages from online sellers like amazon.com, we do repackage them to make sure your packages are safe and lower your shipping cost.
  3. Make sure you add your tracking information to your account: In your account, you will be able to add your tracking information to our warehouse. This step is required and also allows us to automatically send notifications to you and your receiver.

Air Shipping Cost From USA to Kenya

We charge $15/kilo based on whichever is larger between actual weight (dead weight) and volumetric weight.

Simply send in your cargo and only pay $15/KG + 5% freight insurance based on declared value above $200.

Sending Mail & Letter with USPS & Kenya Post Office (Posta): Should You Take the Enormous Risk?

We get many calls every day about people who fell into the USPS - Kenya Posta trap and either lost the entire package, got some items stolen, or got extorted in Kenya to get their package.

USPS local delivery in the USA is efficient but not for international packages. Packages handled by USPS to international destinations are locally handled by the Kenya post office.

If you want to send mail, letter, or small packages to Kenya without worrying about packages getting lost or being extorted by Kenya Post Office (posta), You should try our service. We deliver. 

Preparing Sea/Ocean Shipment From USA to Kenya

Sea cargo shipping is mainly for heavy and bulky items. Items that would be too expensive to ship by air to Kenya. Here is how to prepare sea cargo.

  1. We recommend using barrels or wardrobe boxes: These give you enough room to put as many packages as you can. Wardrobe boxes are readily available in moving companies like uHaul.
  2. Make a manifest of your shipment: Make a list of the items you are shipping and include/attach it to your box or barrel.
  3. Send your ready cargo to our warehouse in Texas. To get the full address of our warehouse, please sign up for an account.
  4. For larger items like machines, fridges, etc, please give us a call or simply send them to our warehouse in Carrollton, Texas.

List of Items Prohibited in Kenya

  1. Asbestos
  2. Viagra
  3. Illegal drugs
  4. Counterfeit money
  5. Knives, dangerous weapons
  6. Military & Law Enforcement items
  7. Plants and plant products
  8. Ivory
  9. Progeny eggs
  10. Meat and meat products
  11. Furs & Hides
  12. Airline tickets
  13. Passports or travel documents
  14. Acids
  15. Pornography
  16. Soil
  17. Blank Invoices
  18. Biological weapons
  19. Biohazards
  20. Chemical weapons
  21. Mutagens

Kentex Cargo ships to almost every corner of the country. You do not have to travel to Nairobi to get your packages. We can deliver to:

  1. Nairobi - We are inside Mitsumi Business Park along Muthithi Road at Westlands. 67 Muthithi Road, Nairobi Kenya
  2. Mombasa
  3. Nakuru
  4. Kisumu
  5. Eldoret
  6. Thika
  7. Kiambu
  8. Nyeri
  9. Meru
  10. Naivasha
  11. Voi
  12. Malindi
  13. Machakos
  14. Kisii
  15. Kakamega





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Published :

December 19, 2021

212 comments on “Ship to Kenya From USA.”

        1. Do you ship from Virginia beach I have a plastic drum sfull of things, do you charge by kg or package?when is your next cargo via sea ?and how long will it take to reach kenya,where can family pick it up from ?they are in shagz not in Nairobi MATUU YATTA do you guys deliver there ?

          1. We are resuming ocean freight in January but you need to sort your things into smaller packages of similar things. clothes alone, shoes alone, and nothing of commercial value. If you need to ship for resale, then we have a structure for commercial goods and taxes due at the port.

          2. I need to get my phone shipped from Michigan. State ,what can I do? Just one phone. And how much will it cost me?

        2. I need to ship an electronic Technics SX U60 musical instrument from the US to Eldoret.. My friend in the US has it... What is the procedure?

        3. Assuming I want to ship auto break kits to kenya e.g power stop brake kits how do I go about it's and what is the approximate charge

  1. i prefer to make purchases then ship to your address for delivery to Kenya. how can i get your US shipping address?

        1. I have got clothes ,shoes and bags that are to be sent to Kenya.i need them delivered to ruiru .are there additional charges when good reach in kenya

    1. Volumetric weight applies to all TVs because they are very light and very bulky. Please send order details to [email protected] and we will be able to give you an accurate quote. Different TV manufacturers have different weight, volume, cost, etc

    1. Sure you can. Please mail it to
      2120 HUTTON DRIVE, STE 300
      CARROLTON, TX 75006

      Sign up to get your unique warehouse code at kentexcargo.com/app

    1. Thank you, John, for your question.
      All goods are insured upto $200. Any order amount above $200 attracts an additional 5% freight insurance fee and that covers your packages in case of loss

  2. Are you able to shop for me a TV set and some duvets from Colorado to Nairobi? How do I get them to you?

  3. For low value items <$70 can I opt out of the insurance, which is an unnecessary cost for inexpensive items?

      1. Admin,

        Please clarify. You said all goods are insured up to $200, meaning all goods $200 and below are insured. What does your reply to Brian mean since he was asking about goods <$70? Does that mean the safety of these goods is not assured?

  4. If I believe my items to be 1kg or less yet receive an invoice for a much higher amount, what does this mean? Can I disagree with the charges? Especially if they are small items and the question of volumetric weight etc doesn't arise.

      1. Three things I want to know;
        1. are your items all shipped directly to the door and are there any hidden charges like money to pay back in Kenya like tax for customs?

        2. Is the charge door to door or will o have to pick from your offices in Kenya or will I be charged extra for delivery to my location. Where are your offices?

        3. Is there a drop point in Minnesota or do we have to ship to Texas.

        Thank you,


        1. Thank you Kaari for your clarification request.
          The charges are $18/kg plus 5% freight insurance based on item value. The delivery cost covers up to Nairobi. Outside CBD and upper part of Nairobi, a small courier charge applies. All shipments have to come to our Dallas area location. It is better to order stuff online and use our address. This will save you on shipping them twice

  5. Hi want to send a sound system to kenya 4 big speakers and 4 small ones amixer and 3 power amp how much will it cost aproximately from dallas . Moses

    1. You should also receive an email. You should call our the main number and clarify if you have any shadow of doubt

  6. Let's say I wish to purchase a phone from an exclusive manufacturer's site website (not the usual amazon, etc)
    Would it be possible to do so?

  7. I’m preparing to start shipping items to Kenya through you guys , I just want to know if the integrity of my items will be maintained!

    1. Customs have a right to open and inspect all item. If my understanding of integrity means, if the boxes will remain the same as packed by the manufacturer, please understand inspection for compliance is not a choice. It is mandatory across all borders in the world. However, most new manufacturer sealed products are never opened unless x-ray scans show possible ill-will.

  8. what would it cost to send a box of books and small dolls to Bungoma Kenya the weight is about 3lbs

    1. Just sent you a quote. Kindly address your package as follows

      2120 HUTTON DRIVE, SUITE 300
      CARROLLTON, TX 75006

  9. So if I was to send a package whose value is greater than $200 I pay for the $15 per kg fee and still pay insurance $200?.

  10. I’m in Oregon and would like to send clothes, toys, kids bikes, and other households to Kenya, the total weight is around 90kgs, (1)how much will be the cost ? (2) do I pack them or can I let you do it yourselves professionally,(3)where do I deliver them for you for shipping to Kenya

  11. I would like to send a dress and some sewing items to Ahero Kenya. How much would the total cost be and when would it arrive in Kenya?

  12. My wife is currently living and working as a school teacher in Mombassa. Amazon will not ship to her, She has it shipped to me then I mail it to her then I stopped when she did not receive an item I sent to her. Where in Mombassa would she pick up items I send to her?

    1. We give 14 business days due to packing, repackaging, consolidation, flight time, clearing, deconsolidation and finally calling the receiver. All things held constant, 10 business days should be fine.

  13. Hello.
    So you mentioned Customs have to inspect the items : which is understandable, but as theft is rampant , even in the US. My package is reinforced, as suggested with duct tape all over ..
    Is the inspection being done in the presence of the receiver and what’s the guarantee that my family receives EVERYTHING as sent.

    1. Inspection is not done at your presence and it happens in different countries throughout the transit. We, however, make sure your items are delivered intact and we have been successfully doing this for over 5 years. This, unlike posta where you are almost guaranteed your items will be tampered with, is a private business. Making sure you get your goods intact is why we are preferred.

      Be blessed

    1. We ship out once a week every Tuesday from Dallas area, Texas. Once shipped, we promise 14 business days. The item needs to be shipped to:

      2120 HUTTON DRIVE, SUITE 300
      CARROLLTON, TX 75006


    1. Noted. No need to use uppercase, no matter how strong you feel about your point.
      That aside, we have been exploring the opportunity. A lot of times, when you see something that no one else is doing, despite the obvious necessity, think twice. It doesn't mean we cannot see the need. The devil is in the details.
      Be blessed, Mutuma

      1. I'd like to point out that many people type in all uppercase due to vision problems, not necessarily intending any strong emotion. 🙂

  15. I have a shipment I need to send to Nairobi, contains 2 cellphones, a tablet, block game and game CDs for my children. They may weigh up to 1 kg.
    How much will it cost me?

    1. Thank you, Kelvin, for your request. Seeds require agricultural board approval and a license. For that reason, we do not ship seeds

  16. Can I ship personal items and baby clothing as well? Are your offices only located in Texas??Am in Philadelphia

    1. We are in Texas. order your items online and use our address in Texas as shipping address. Most online stores ships for free

  17. I need to ship a pc from amazon to kenya, roughly 5pounds in weight, im guessing that's around 2.5kgs,
    How much and how long would that take.
    Thank you

  18. Hey, I need to send a laptop to Kenya. I'm in Richmond IN. The laptop in not brand new. I've used it for like one month, but need to give it to a brother of mine in Kenya. How do I get it to you? And can you ship it now that it's not brand new??

    1. Kindly address it to your brother name as follows
      2120 HUTTON DRIVE, STE 300
      CARROLLTON, TX 75006

  19. I have a small package to send to Kenya. Do I need an account with before sending you the package?

  20. please I have already shipped some items to your address in usa and they ave delivered some of my package on Wednesday and Thursday remaining will delivered today and have already forward my order details to your admins and two days have been message now no one response me I hope everything is safe and hope to heard from you soon thanks

    1. Sure we can, but it is better when you buy items online and use our warehouse address. Most stores deliver for free. It will cost you more from Oakland to Texas

  21. Can anyone please share their experience with this company? I'm planning on shipping a phone but I'm afraid of the expensive phone getting lost along the way.
    It would be nice if you encouraged your customers to write reviews.


  23. I received a package from individual from u.s.a.i received a landline call from kiambu delivery,0662325855 to pay ksh7100,then I was told to pay other ksh11700 which I did not send because I developed worry because I didn't trust him

    1. Call out the number above and do not trust any other lines other than the above. Even better, just come to our office at Westlands. There are a lot of conmen calling themselves Kentex Cargo agents

  24. I get question, what about If I am sending phones from USA to Kenya to resale them in kenya. how much would be the costs associated including customs expense. let us say I am sending 10 iPhone 6s.

    1. we charge $15/kg + 5% freight insurance if the total value exceeds $200. We ship for a lot of phone resellers. A lot of them.

  25. Hello, can I have three phones, a tablet, and a laptop, all second-hand, sent to me from family over there? I'm not too sure about the weight but approximately three kilos... How is their security guaranteed and will I have extra costs to pay once they get here: what will the total fees and charges be?

      1. Are the services still available with the covid 19 pandemic? And if so approximately how long will the shipping take to delivery in Kenya?

  26. Are the services still available with the covid 19 pandemic? And if so approximately how long will the shipping take to delivery in Kenya?

  27. Hello my brother wants to send me a phone in Kenya how can I get it he is from USA Washington state

  28. Hello my brother is in USA Washington state and needs to send me a phone in Kenya how can I get it please.

  29. Hello my brother is in USA Washington state and needs to send me a phone in Kenya how can I get it.

  30. I would like to buy a computer from Apple, will I have to pay extra tax if is new and can I get insurance for if it goes missing?

  31. Hello, I am in PA and I need to ship a few items by air to a friend in Kenya. What is the process?

  32. Hi am Tobias wanjala from Kenya webuye I have a friend who is from Miami Florida ....he send me a package and ....I was paid 5000 for delivery ...the I was request to play another 15000..I ask y they told me that the package has Money inside .......is that a scam orrr

  33. hi good morning i wanted to send someone in the US to buy me some products from bath and body works how can she get the products to you so that you can ship them?

  34. What if I need to send a batch of used laptops to an importer in Kenya , can you support me on that and what will be the freight cost either air or sea?

  35. Hello ! I want to send chips, candy, and cookies to an orphanage in Eldoret. I have already bought the items .Can I ship them to you and then you deliver them to the orphanage in Eldoret? I also have some sealed bottles of vitamins that
    I want to put in the box of snacks too so I can ship them all at once. Is that possible ?

  36. I am the lady who wants to send candy, chips, cookies and vitamins to the orphange in Eldoret. I live in Cincinnati, OH .Do I package everything up and send it to you first so you can then send it to Eldoret? The vitamins are brand new and jave never been opened. The Snacks are all individually packaged items. What is the best way for me to get them to you without too many problems with items turnng into crumbs? Thank you.

  37. Hi
    I want to buy a small laser machine, 15W about 3.4kgs from http://www.gearbest.com, would you purchase for me and i just collect it at westlands office with no extra pay except the shipping money because it is $209.99 as at now.. tried to pick the photo of this item but its a jpg not a docx file which the site asked me to send..
    i hope you will respond quickly coz i have just been disappointed by another company they wont reply my messages,i had to look for another alternative.
    Kindly advice

  38. I have a friend in Texas Houston whom I want to request to ship camera and it's accessories to Kenya, do you have offices there and how can he get the package shipped and how much can it cost

    1. Sure you can. Once you ship them, go to Kentexcargo.com/app and create an account and enter your tracking details there

  39. Hello, I'd like to ship something small and compact (multiple belt buckles) Do you have a different rate from the $15/kg for something like this? Also, can the goods shipped only be personal (as opposed to for commercial purposes)?

  40. I am trying to get a laptop to Eldoret. Are you able to do this? What is required from my side? (aside from fees and decent packaging?) How long will that take? Do I have to ship the Lithium-In battery in a separate box? Just trying to gather information on this. Thanks!

    1. Hello there,
      Just ship the laptop with battery inside as it was put by the manufacturer. Once you take it out, it cannot be shipped

  41. Hi, I want to buy and ship a PS5 from US to Kenya. Apart from the shipping fees, are there additional charges like taxes? Thanks.

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