16 days in Madagascar & Kenya Itinerary

16 days in Madagascar & Kenya Itinerary

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16 days in Madagascar & Kenya Itinerary

Start: Kuwait City, Kuwait
Fly:  19​h 30​min
1
Nosy Be, Madagascar
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h
2
Antananarivo, Madagascar
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 30​min
3
Nairobi, Kenya
— 3 nights
shuttle:  2​h
4
Naivasha, Kenya
— 1 night
+2
Drive + train + Drive:  6​h
5
Tsavo National Park East, Kenya
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  6​h 45​min
6
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
7
Diani Beach, Kenya
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Mombasa, Kenya
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Kuwait City, Kuwait


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1
night
Nosy Be, Madagascar

The island of Nosy Be, off the coast of Madagascar, remains the country's premier beach getaway renowned for its tranquil ambience, pristine shoreline, and year-round warm weather.
On the 17th (Thu), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Lemuria Land. On your second day here, stroll through Lokobe Nature Special Reserve and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Nosy Be online road trip planner .

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Nosy Be is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. When traveling from Kuwait City in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Nosy Be, with highs around 37°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Antananarivo.

Things to do in Nosy Be

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Antananarivo, Madagascar

Antananarivo ©
Surrounded by verdant rice paddies, Madagascar's capital and the country's commercial and cultural hub, Antananarivo boasts a rich history and heritage, evident in its numerous historic buildings, colonial-era neighborhoods, and archaeological museums.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): examine the collection at Musee de la Photographie de Madagascar, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Catholique d Andohalo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ambohimanga, and finally stop by Lisy Art Gallery. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosquee Sunni, get to know the resident critters at Lemurs' Park, and then contemplate the long history of Maison de Jean Laborde.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Antananarivo online trip itinerary planner .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Nosy Be to Antananarivo in 2 hours. In October, Antananarivo is a bit cooler than Nosy Be - with highs of 32°C and lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Nairobi.

Things to do in Antananarivo

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Ambohimanga ©
Ambohimanga
Lemurs' Park ©
Lemurs' Park
Musee de la Photographie de Madagascar ©

3
nights
Nairobi, Kenya

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: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, examine the collection at Karen Blixen Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, and explore the striking landscape of Nairobi National Park.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Nairobi online vacation planner .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Antananarivo to Nairobi in 5.5 hours. In October in Nairobi, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to catch the shuttle to Naivasha.

Things to do in Nairobi

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

1
night
Naivasha, Kenya

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 24th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Hell's Gate National Park.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Naivasha holiday website .

Traveling by shuttle from Nairobi to Naivasha takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Nairobi in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 13°C in Naivasha. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) 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, Kenya

Tsavo National Park East ©
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): stroll through Tsavo East.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Tsavo National Park East trip planning app .

You can do a combination of car and train from Naivasha to Tsavo National Park East in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle, train, and car. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Tsavo National Park East

Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Tsavo East ©
Tsavo East

3
nights
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

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 (Sat) surrounded by wildlife at Olare Orok Conservancy. Spend the 28th (Mon) surrounded by wildlife at Mara Triangle. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Ol Kinyei Conservancy.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Maasai Mara National Reserve sightseeing planning site .

Do a combination of car and flight from Tsavo National Park East to Maasai Mara National Reserve in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, train, and flight; or drive. October in Maasai Mara National Reserve sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Diani Beach.

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

1
night
Diani Beach, Kenya

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): kick back and relax at Diani Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then stroll through Gazi Mangrove Boardwalk.

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Diani Beach trip app .

You can fly from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Diani Beach in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Maasai Mara National Reserve in October, things will get much warmer in Diani Beach: highs are around 35°C and lows about 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Mombasa.

Things to do in Diani Beach

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Gazi Mangrove Boardwalk
Highlights from your plan
Diani Beach ©
Diani Beach
Safaris

2
nights
Mombasa, Kenya

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Haller Park and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour. Here are some ideas for day two: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then stop by Imani Collective.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Mombasa trip planning website .

You can drive from Diani Beach to Mombasa in 1.5 hours. October in Mombasa sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mombasa

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Haller Park ©
Haller Park
Scuba & Snorkeling

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