11 days in Kenya Itinerary

11 days in Kenya Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kenya holiday planner

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Nairobi
— 3 nights
Fly
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Maasai Mara National Reserve
— 1 night
Fly
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Amboseli National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Tsavo National Park West
— 1 night
Drive to Amboseli, Fly to Samburu National Reserve
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Samburu National Reserve
— 2 nights
Fly
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Naivasha
— 1 night
Drive to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Fly to Baghdad

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Nairobi

— 3 nights

Green City in the Sun

You're likely to visit Nairobi at least once on a trip to Kenya, as the sprawling city houses the country's international airport and remains the jump-off point for many tours and safaris.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Nairobi National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon): look for gifts at Penny Winter Boutique, stroll through David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Giraffe Centre, then explore the galleries of Karen Blixen Museum, and finally browse the different shops at The Hub Karen.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Nairobi planner.

Baghdad, Iraq to Nairobi is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also fly. While traveling from Baghdad, expect much colder days and little chillier nights in Nairobi, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Nairobi

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Shopping

Maasai Mara National Reserve

— 1 night
Home to the Great Migration and Africa's exceptional wildlife, Maasai Mara is a must on a Kenya itinerary.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mara Triangle.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Maasai Mara National Reserve trip planner.

You can fly from Nairobi to Maasai Mara National Reserve in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Amboseli National Park.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Nature · Parks · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip

Amboseli National Park

— 1 night
On a tour of Amboseli National Park, you can discover Kenya's diverse wildlife while enjoying stunning views of Mount Kilimanjaro in the distance.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Selenkay Conservancy. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Selenkay Conservancy.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Amboseli National Park trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Amboseli National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Amboseli National Park can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Tsavo National Park West.

Things to do in Amboseli National Park

Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Tsavo National Park West

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Mzima Springs.

To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Tsavo National Park West day trip planning website.

Getting from Amboseli National Park to Tsavo National Park West by car takes about 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in May, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Samburu National Reserve.

Things to do in Tsavo National Park West

Parks · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip

Samburu National Reserve

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): take an exotic tour of Elephant Watch Camp & Safaris. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Shaba National Reserve.

Planning Samburu National Reserve trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Tsavo National Park West to Samburu National Reserve in 8.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Naivasha.

Things to do in Samburu National Reserve

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Highlights from your trip

Naivasha

— 1 night
Nestled on the shore of the eponymous lake, the market town of Naivasha boasts an enviable location and serves as gateway to several national parks, including Hell's Gate--inspiration for the landscapes of Disney's "The Lion King." Boating among the hippos of the vast, placid lake; camping; and bird-watching top the list of things to do in Naivasha.
Hell's Gate National Park has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Hell's Gate National Park and then take an in-depth tour of Enashipai Maa Museum.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Naivasha online visit planner.

Fly from Samburu National Reserve to Naivasha in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, daily temperatures in Naivasha can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Naivasha

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trip

Kenya travel guide

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Nature & Parks · Safaris · National Parks
The savannahs of Kenya contain some of the most iconic sights in Africa, stirred in the minds of many when they think of the continent. Big cats, elephants, and rhinos remain major inhabitants of this vast country, with a number of safari centers running trips across the region's World Heritage-listed national parks. Trips to rural villages, where many travelers choose to join up various volunteer projects, represent some of the most inspiring and enriching things to do in Kenya.