12 days in Kenya Itinerary

12 days in Kenya Itinerary

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12 days in Kenya Itinerary

Start: Istanbul
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Nairobi
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Maasai Mara National Reserve
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
3
Tsavo National Park East
— 1 night
Drive + train:  6​h
4
Mombasa
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Istanbul

3
nights
Nairobi

Nairobi ©
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.
Nairobi is known for parks, wildlife, museums, nature, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, admire the striking features of African Heritage House, stroll through David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, and explore the striking landscape of Nairobi National Park.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Nairobi trip itinerary builder site .

Istanbul, Turkey to Nairobi is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Istanbul in September, Nairobi is a bit cooler at night with lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ©
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
Giraffe Centre ©
Giraffe Centre
Nairobi National Park ©
Nairobi National Park

4
nights
Maasai Mara National Reserve

Maasai Mara National Reserve ©
Home to the Great Migration and Africa's exceptional wildlife, Maasai Mara is a must on a Kenya itinerary.
Spend the 23rd (Mon) surrounded by wildlife at Olare Orok Conservancy. Spend the 24th (Tue) surrounded by wildlife at Mara Triangle. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Ol Kinyei Conservancy and see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Maasai Mara National Reserve itinerary website .

You can fly from Nairobi to Maasai Mara National Reserve in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Nairobi in September, expect Maasai Mara National Reserve to be little chillier, temps between 17°C and 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Tsavo National Park East.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Wildlife Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Olare Orok Conservancy ©
Olare Orok Conservancy
Mara Triangle ©
Mara Triangle

1
night
Tsavo National Park East

Tsavo National Park East ©
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Tsavo East.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Tsavo National Park East online vacation planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Tsavo National Park East in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, train, and car; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Mombasa.

Things to do in Tsavo National Park East

Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Tsavo East ©
Tsavo East

3
nights
Mombasa

Mombasa rests on the exotic shores of the Indian Ocean and serves as a globally popular vacation destination thanks to its classy hotels and friendly and relaxed atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Haller Park and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Fort Jesus Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Diani Beach, and then stroll through Gazi Mangrove Boardwalk.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Mombasa trip planner .

You can do a combination of car and train from Tsavo National Park East to Mombasa in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car, train, and flight. In September, daytime highs in Mombasa are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. On the 30th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mombasa

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Gazi Mangrove Boardwalk, Diani Beach
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Diani Beach ©
Diani Beach
Haller Park ©
Haller Park

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