16 days in Kenya Itinerary

16 days in Kenya Itinerary

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Nairobi
— 2 nights
2
Lake Nakuru National Park
— 1 night
3
Naivasha
— 1 night
4
Mount Kenya National Park
— 1 night
5
Maasai Mara National Reserve
— 4 nights
6
Watamu
— 2 nights
7
Mombasa
— 3 nights
8
Tsavo National Park East
— 1 night

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.
Nairobi is known for parks, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Nairobi National Park, see the interesting displays at Nairobi National Museum, stop by Utamaduni Craft Centre, and tour the pleasant surroundings at David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Nairobi trip planning website.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Nairobi. November in Nairobi sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can drive to Lake Nakuru National Park.

Things to do in Nairobi

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

1
night
Lake Nakuru National Park

Lake Nakuru National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Hyrax Hill Prehistoric Site and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Nakuru.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Lake Nakuru National Park day trip tool.

You can drive from Nairobi to Lake Nakuru National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and taxi. Traveling from Nairobi in November, Lake Nakuru National Park is little chillier at night with lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can go by car to Naivasha.

Things to do in Lake Nakuru National Park

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Lake Nakuru ©
Lake Nakuru
Hyrax Hill Prehistoric Site
Hyrax Hill Prehistoric Site

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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 7th (Thu): stroll through Crescent Island Game Park and then explore the striking landscape of Hell's Gate National Park.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Naivasha itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Lake Nakuru National Park to Naivasha in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in November, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mount Kenya National Park.

Things to do in Naivasha

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

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night
Mount Kenya National Park

Mount Kenya National Park ©
On the 8th (Fri), explore the striking landscape at Lewis Glacier and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Kenya.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Mount Kenya National Park trip planning website.

You can fly from Naivasha to Mount Kenya National Park in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Naivasha in November, plan for a bit warmer nights in Mount Kenya National Park, with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Mount Kenya National Park

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Lewis Glacier
Highlights from your plan
Mount Kenya ©
Mount Kenya
Lewis Glacier
Lewis Glacier

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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 9th (Sat) surrounded by wildlife at Olare Orok Conservancy. Spend the 10th (Sun) surrounded by wildlife at Mara Triangle. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Ol Kinyei Conservancy, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and stroll through Musiara Swamp.

For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Maasai Mara National Reserve route builder app.

You can fly from Mount Kenya National Park to Maasai Mara National Reserve in 6 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Mount Kenya National Park in November: highs in Maasai Mara National Reserve hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Watamu.

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

2
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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.
On the 13th (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Watamu National Marine Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Local Ocean Conservation, and then take an in-depth tour of Gede Ruins. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Watamu attractions tool.

Getting from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Watamu by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Maasai Mara National Reserve in November: highs in Watamu hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Mombasa.

Things to do in Watamu

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Gede Ruins
Highlights from your plan
Watamu National Marine Park ©
Watamu National Marine Park
Gede Ruins ©
Gede Ruins
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
Mombasa

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Diani Beach in Diani Beach (about 1h 20 min away). There's still lots to do: stroll through Haller Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, get engrossed in the history at Fort Jesus Museum, and enjoy the sand and surf at Nyali Beach.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Mombasa road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Watamu to Mombasa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of taxi and bus. November in Mombasa sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Tsavo National Park East.

Things to do in Mombasa

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Diani Beach
Highlights from your plan
Diani Beach ©
Diani Beach
Haller Park ©
Haller Park
Fort Jesus Museum ©
Fort Jesus Museum

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night
Tsavo National Park East

Tsavo National Park East ©
On the 18th (Mon), stroll through Tsavo East.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Tsavo National Park East road trip planner.

Getting from Mombasa to Tsavo National Park East by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and car; or do a combination of flight, train, and car. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Tsavo National Park East

Wildlife · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Tsavo East ©
Tsavo East

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