13 days in Kenya Itinerary

13 days in Kenya Itinerary

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13 days in Kenya Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Nairobi
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Maasai Mara National Reserve
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Diani Beach
— 1 night
+4
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly + taxi:  1​h 45​min
4
Watamu
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h
5
Mombasa
— 1 night
train + Drive:  6​h
6
Tsavo National Park East
— 1 night
+2
Drive + train + Drive:  6​h
7
Naivasha
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: London

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nairobi National Park and then stroll through David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. On your second day here, stop by Ocean Sole (Flip the Flop), see the interesting displays at Karen Blixen Museum, then stroll through Giraffe Centre, and finally take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Nairobi travel planner.

London, UK to Nairobi is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from London to Nairobi. Traveling from London in December, things will get much hotter in Nairobi: highs are around 28°C and lows about 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Nairobi

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

3
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 26th (Thu) surrounded by wildlife at Mara Triangle. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Olare Orok Conservancy and tour the pleasant surroundings at Musiara Swamp.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Maasai Mara National Reserve day trip tool .

You can fly from Nairobi to Maasai Mara National Reserve in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Nairobi in December; daily highs in Maasai Mara National Reserve reach 23°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Diani Beach.

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
Musiara Swamp ©
Musiara Swamp

1
night
Diani Beach

Diani Beach ©
On a vacation in Diani Beach, a bustling resort town on Kenya's eastern coast, you can take advantage of a pristine sandy shore fringed by a verdant forest.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): kick back and relax at Diani Beach and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Diani Beach online driving holiday planner .

You can fly from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Diani Beach in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Maasai Mara National Reserve in December, with highs in Diani Beach at 37°C and lows at 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Watamu.

Things to do in Diani Beach

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Diani Beach ©
Diani Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
Watamu

Watamu ©
Hailed for its picturesque scenery and pristine beaches, the village of Watamu on Kenya's Indian Ocean coastline attracts both adventure seekers and those looking for a relaxing seaside holiday.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): explore the activities along Mida Creek and then explore the striking landscape of Watamu National Marine Park. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Local Ocean Conservation, then delve into the lush surroundings at Arabuko-Sokoke Forest, and then get engrossed in the history at Gede Ruins.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Watamu day trip planning website .

You can do a combination of car, ferry, flight, and taxi from Diani Beach to Watamu in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In December, daytime highs in Watamu are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mombasa.

Things to do in Watamu

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Gede
Highlights from your plan
Watamu National Marine Park ©
Watamu National Marine Park
Gede Ruins ©
Gede Ruins
Mida Creek ©
Mida Creek

1
night
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.
On the 31st (Tue), stroll through Haller Park, stop by Imani Collective, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

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Getting from Watamu to Mombasa by combination of taxi and flight takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Mombasa when traveling from Watamu in December, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Tsavo National Park East.

Things to do in Mombasa

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Haller Park ©
Haller Park

1
night
Tsavo National Park East

Tsavo National Park East ©
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Tsavo East.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Tsavo National Park East trip maker site .

Traveling by combination of train and car from Mombasa to Tsavo National Park East takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, train, and car. On the 1st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Naivasha.

Things to do in Tsavo National Park East

Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Tsavo East ©
Tsavo East

2
nights
Naivasha

Naivasha ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Crescent Island Game Park and then explore the striking landscape of Hell's Gate National Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Naivasha trip tool .

You can do a combination of car and train from Tsavo National Park East to Naivasha in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car, train, and shuttle. In January in Naivasha, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 11°C at night. On the 3rd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Naivasha

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Hell's Gate National Park ©
Hell's Gate National Park
Enashipai Maa Museum ©
Enashipai Maa Museum

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