15 days in Kenya Itinerary

15 days in Kenya Itinerary

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15 days in Kenya Itinerary

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

2
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Mombasa side-trips: Diani Beach (Stand-Up Paddleboarding & Diani Beach). Spend the 12th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and tour the pleasant surroundings at Haller Park.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Mombasa trip itinerary website .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Mombasa. In October in Mombasa, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Watamu.

Things to do in Mombasa

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Diani Beach
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Diani Beach ©
Diani Beach
Haller Park ©
Haller Park

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Watamu National Marine Park and then explore the activities along Mida Creek. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Mon): admire all the interesting features of Local Ocean Conservation, then take an in-depth tour of Gede Ruins, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Arabuko-Sokoke Forest.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Watamu road trip planning tool .

Getting from Mombasa to Watamu by combination of flight and taxi takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

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

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 16th (Wed) surrounded by wildlife at Mara Triangle. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Olare Orok Conservancy, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Musiara Swamp.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Maasai Mara National Reserve journey builder app .

Traveling by flight from Watamu to Maasai Mara National Reserve takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. In October, Maasai Mara National Reserve is much colder than Watamu - with highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Nairobi.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

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

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: tour the pleasant surroundings at David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, get your game on at GP Karting, examine the collection at Karen Blixen Museum, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Nairobi route tool .

Traveling by flight from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Nairobi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Maasai Mara National Reserve in October, with highs in Nairobi at 30°C and lows at 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Lake Nakuru National Park.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Nairobi National Park ©
Nairobi National Park
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ©
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
Karen Blixen Museum ©
Karen Blixen Museum

1
night
Lake Nakuru National Park

Lake Nakuru National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Lake Nakuru.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Lake Nakuru National Park trip builder website .

You can drive from Nairobi to Lake Nakuru National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and taxi. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Nairobi in October since evenings lows in Lake Nakuru National Park dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Naivasha.

Things to do in Lake Nakuru National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Lake Nakuru ©
Lake Nakuru

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Hell's Gate National Park.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Naivasha trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Lake Nakuru National Park to Naivasha takes 2 hours. October in Naivasha sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Tsavo National Park East.

Things to do in Naivasha

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Hell's Gate National Park ©
Hell's Gate National Park

1
night
Tsavo National Park East

Tsavo National Park East ©
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): stroll through Tsavo East.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Tsavo National Park East tour planning website .

Traveling by combination of car and train from Naivasha to Tsavo National Park East takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle, train, and car. On the 24th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tsavo National Park East

Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Tsavo East ©
Tsavo East

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