15 days in Kenya & Tanzania Itinerary

15 days in Kenya & Tanzania Itinerary

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Fly
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Nairobi, Kenya
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lake Elementaita, Kenya
— 1 night
Drive
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Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya
— 1 night
Drive
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Lake Elementaita, Kenya
— 1 night
Drive
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Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
— 2 nights
Drive to Seronera, Fly to Arusha
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Arusha, Tanzania
— 1 night
Taxi to Arusha, Fly to Lake Manyara National Park
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Lake Manyara National Park, Tanzania
— 1 night
Fly
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Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
— 1 night
Drive
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Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
— 1 night
Drive
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Arusha, Tanzania
— 2 nights
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Nairobi, Kenya

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Giraffe Centre, examine the collection at Karen Blixen Museum, and then take in the exciting artwork at Fundii Centre for the Arts. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Nairobi National Park.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Nairobi visit planning website.

Cairo, Egypt to Nairobi is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to East Africa Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Cairo in January, with highs in Nairobi at 30°C and lows at 19°C. On the 10th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Lake Elementaita.

Things to do in Nairobi

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

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Lake Elementaita, Kenya

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Lake Elementaita trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Nairobi to Lake Elementaita in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect slightly colder evenings in Lake Elementaita when traveling from Nairobi in January, with lows around 11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Mon) before leaving for Lake Nakuru National Park.

Things to do in Lake Elementaita

Parks · Wildlife

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Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Lake Nakuru National Park travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Lake Elementaita to Lake Nakuru National Park by car takes about an hour. In January, daily temperatures in Lake Nakuru National Park can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Lake Elementaita.

Things to do in Lake Nakuru National Park

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

1
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Lake Elementaita, Kenya

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Lake Elementaita vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Lake Nakuru National Park to Lake Elementaita takes an hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Lake Elementaita

Parks · Wildlife

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Home to the Great Migration and Africa's exceptional wildlife, Maasai Mara is a must on a Kenya itinerary.
Spend the 15th (Fri) surrounded by wildlife at Mara Triangle. Spend the 14th (Thu) surrounded by wildlife at Olare Orok Conservancy. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Musiara Swamp.

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Getting from Lake Elementaita to Maasai Mara National Reserve by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, shuttle, and flight. When traveling from Lake Elementaita in January, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Maasai Mara National Reserve: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Arusha.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

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Arusha, Tanzania

Nestled in the verdant foothills of Mount Meru, Arusha remains the primary gateway and jump-off point for safaris into several national parks.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Arusha trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Arusha takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Maasai Mara National Reserve in January; daily highs in Arusha reach 32°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Lake Manyara National Park.

Things to do in Arusha

Outdoors · Tours
Highlights from your trip

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A landscape rich in wildlife and diverse terrain, Lake Manyara National Park stretches across two Tanzanian regions.
On the 18th (Mon), get a dose of the wild on Lake Manyara Treetop Walkway, look for gifts at African Galleria, and then explore the activities along Lake Manyara.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Lake Manyara National Park trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Arusha to Lake Manyara National Park in 2.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Lake Manyara National Park are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Lake Manyara National Park

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Outdoors

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Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Few adventures in the world invoke such vivid natural imagery as a trip to Serengeti National Park, a World Heritage Site known for its diverse animal life and memorable scenery.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Seronera.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Serengeti National Park travel route builder website.

You can fly from Lake Manyara National Park to Serengeti National Park in 2.5 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Lake Manyara National Park in January: high temperatures in Serengeti National Park hover around 26°C and lows are around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

1
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You can discover Tanzania's varied plant and animal life on a tour of Ngorongoro Conservation Area, a World Heritage Site known for its massive volcanic caldera.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Ngorongoro Crater.

To find traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area road trip tool.

You can drive from Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Arusha.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

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Arusha, Tanzania

On the 21st (Thu), see the interesting displays at Isle of Jewels, then see the interesting displays at Cultural Heritage Centre, and then see Off-Road Tours.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Arusha trip builder website.

You can drive from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Arusha in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Arusha

Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Shopping

Kenya travel guide

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Nature & Parks · National Parks · Safaris
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.

Tanzania travel guide

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Geologic Formations · Beaches · Safaris
Though the size and scale of Tanzania may be overwhelming, the people make it a personable and easy-going place to visit. The bigger cities not only offer good connections to the main natural attractions, but also feature bustling markets where locals sell fresh produce, snacks, and crafts. Smaller villages retain their long-held customs, beliefs, and artistic traditions. With the continent's highest peak, and some of the most animal-rich safaris available, Tanzania holidays tend to dart between the big and bold, and the personal and low-key.