11 days in Kenya Itinerary

11 days in Kenya Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kenya holiday planner

Make it your trip
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Nairobi
— 3 nights
Fly
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Maasai Mara National Reserve
— 2 nights
Fly
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Amboseli National Park
— 1 day
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
— 1 night
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.
Spend the 2nd (Sun) exploring nature at Nairobi National Park. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Giraffe Centre, take in the exciting artwork at Fundii Centre for the Arts, browse the different shops at The Hub Karen, and stop by Ocean Sole (Flip the Flop).

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Nairobi trip builder website.

Baghdad, Iraq to Nairobi is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also fly. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Baghdad in May: highs in Nairobi hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Maasai Mara National Reserve

— 2 nights
Home to the Great Migration and Africa's exceptional wildlife, Maasai Mara is a must on a Kenya itinerary.
On the 5th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Mara Triangle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Thu): stroll through Mara North Conservancy.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Maasai Mara National Reserve trip planner.

Fly from Nairobi to Maasai Mara National Reserve in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to fly to Amboseli National Park.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Wildlife · Parks · Nature

Amboseli National Park

— 1 day
On a tour of Amboseli National Park, you can discover Kenya's diverse wildlife while enjoying stunning views of Mount Kilimanjaro in the distance.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): take in panoramic vistas at Observation Hill.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Amboseli National Park trip planner.

Fly from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Amboseli National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. In May in Amboseli National Park, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Tsavo National Park West.
Highlights from your trip

Tsavo National Park West

— 1 night
On the 8th (Sat), get great views at Roaring Rocks.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Tsavo National Park West online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Amboseli National Park to Tsavo National Park West takes 3.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Tsavo National Park West are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Samburu National Reserve.

Things to do in Tsavo National Park West

Parks · Nature

Samburu National Reserve

— 1 night
For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Samburu National Reserve trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Tsavo National Park West to Samburu National Reserve by combination of car and flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and train. You will leave for Naivasha on the 9th (Sun).

Things to do in Samburu National Reserve

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Tours

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): get engrossed in the history at Enashipai Maa Museum and then stroll through Crescent Island Game Park.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Naivasha trip itinerary site.

You can fly from Samburu National Reserve to Naivasha in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. In May, daily temperatures in Naivasha can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Naivasha

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

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.