15 days in Kenya & Ethiopia Itinerary

15 days in Kenya & Ethiopia Itinerary

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Ferry to Caticlan, Malay, Bus to Kalibo, Fly to Nairobi
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Nairobi, Kenya
— 2 nights
Drive
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Naivasha, Kenya
— 1 night
Drive
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Tsavo National Park East, Kenya
— 1 night
Drive to Amboseli, Fly to Maasai Mara National Reserve
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Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
— 2 nights
Fly to Mombasa, Ferry to Diani Beach
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Diani Beach, Kenya
— 1 night
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Drive to Likoni, Ferry to Mombasa, Drive to Watamu
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Watamu, Kenya
— 2 nights
Fly
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
— 3 nights
Fly to Boracay, Ferry to Boracay

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Nairobi, Kenya

— 2 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.
Nairobi is known for parks, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see Off-Road Tours, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nairobi National Park, explore the galleries of Karen Blixen Museum, and admire the striking features of African Heritage House.

To see where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Nairobi planner.

Boracay, Philippines to Nairobi is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of ferry, bus, and flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Boracay to Nairobi due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Boracay in August, plan for slightly colder days in Nairobi, with highs around 74°F, while nights are colder with lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to drive to Naivasha.

Things to do in Nairobi

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Naivasha, Kenya

— 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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hell's Gate National Park.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Naivasha trip builder app.

You can drive from Nairobi to Naivasha in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In August, daytime highs in Naivasha are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Tsavo National Park East.

Things to do in Naivasha

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Tsavo National Park East, Kenya

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Tsavo East.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Tsavo National Park East trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Naivasha to Tsavo National Park East in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, train, and car; or do a combination of shuttle, train, and car. On the 20th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Tsavo National Park East

Parks · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip

Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

— 2 nights
Home to the Great Migration and Africa's exceptional wildlife, Maasai Mara is a must on a Kenya itinerary.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Mara Triangle. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Ol Kinyei Conservancy.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Maasai Mara National Reserve trip builder app.

Do a combination of car and flight from Tsavo National Park East to Maasai Mara National Reserve in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, train, and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Diani Beach.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Diani Beach, Kenya

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): stroll through Diani Beach and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Diani Beach holiday maker tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Diani Beach takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and ferry. In August in Diani Beach, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Watamu.

Things to do in Diani Beach

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Watamu, Kenya

— 2 nights
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.
On the 24th (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Watamu National Marine Park and then explore the activities along Mida Creek. Keep things going the next day: admire all the interesting features of Local Ocean Conservation, take an in-depth tour of Gede Ruins, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Arabuko-Sokoke Forest.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Watamu trip planning app.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Diani Beach to Watamu in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of car, ferry, bus, and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in August, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Addis Ababa.

Things to do in Watamu

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

— 3 nights

City of Humans

A sprawling metropolis and home to millions of Ethiopians, Addis Ababa houses many international organizations, embassies, and commissions, making it a diplomatic, political, and economic hub of the country.
Addis Ababa is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: browse the exhibits of National Museum of Ethiopia, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Entoto, stop by Sabegn, and hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Addis Ababa planning site.

You can fly from Watamu to Addis Ababa in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Watamu in August, plan for little chillier days in Addis Ababa, with highs around 70°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Addis Ababa

Tours · Outdoors · 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.

Ethiopia travel guide

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Museums · National Parks · Ruins
Abyssinia
One of the oldest countries in the world, Ethiopia was the only African nation not to fall under colonial control. The continued independence left the country with a wealth of undisturbed historical sites and cultural practices--reasons enough to plan a vacation in Ethiopia. Ancient ruins, hill tribes, wild forest areas, gushing rivers, and depressions filled with active volcanoes represent just some of the many Ethiopia attractions worthy of your attention.