21 days in Kenya Itinerary

21 days in Kenya Itinerary

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Naivasha
— 2 nights
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Tsavo National Park East
— 1 night
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Watamu
— 2 nights
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Mombasa
— 3 nights
5
Diani Beach
— 2 nights
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Shimoni
— 1 night
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Maasai Mara National Reserve
— 4 nights
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Nairobi
— 5 nights

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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.
On the 18th (Fri), explore the striking landscape of Hell's Gate National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Mount Longonot.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Naivasha trip itinerary builder website.

London, UK to Naivasha is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from London to Naivasha due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in December, expect nights in Naivasha to be somewhat warmer, around 12°C, while days are much hotter, around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can go by car to Tsavo National Park East.

Things to do in Naivasha

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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Hell's Gate National Park ©
Hell's Gate National Park
Mount Longonot ©
Mount Longonot

1
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Tsavo National Park East

Tsavo National Park East ©
On the 20th (Sun), stroll through Tsavo East.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Tsavo National Park East trip planner.

You can drive from Naivasha to Tsavo National Park East in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and car; or do a combination of shuttle, train, and car. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Watamu.

Things to do in Tsavo National Park East

Parks · Wildlife
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Tsavo East ©
Tsavo East

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): explore the activities along Mida Creek, stroll through Local Ocean Conservation, and then get engrossed in the history at Gede Ruins. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Watamu National Marine Park.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Watamu online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Tsavo National Park East to Watamu takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car, train, bus, and taxi. December in Watamu sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Mombasa.

Things to do in Watamu

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

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Watamu National Marine Park ©
Watamu National Marine Park
Gede Ruins ©
Gede Ruins
Mida Creek ©
Mida Creek

3
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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.
Spend the 24th (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's lots more to do: stroll through Haller Park, take an in-depth tour of Fort Jesus Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Nyali Beach, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Mombasa sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Watamu to Mombasa in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Watamu in December since evenings lows in Mombasa dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Diani Beach.

Things to do in Mombasa

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
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Safaris
Haller Park ©
Haller Park
Fort Jesus Museum ©
Fort Jesus Museum

2
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Diani Beach

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 26th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Diani Beach and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sun): see Marco Polo Safaris and then cross one thing off your bucket list with Skydive Diani.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Diani Beach trip planning app.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Mombasa to Diani Beach takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight. In December, daily temperatures in Diani Beach can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Shimoni.

Things to do in Diani Beach

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
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Diani Beach ©
Diani Beach
Skydive Diani ©
Skydive Diani
Marco Polo Safaris ©
Marco Polo Safaris

1
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Shimoni

Shimoni
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Coral Gardens and then explore the striking landscape of Kisite-Mpunguti Marine National Park and Reserve.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Shimoni road trip planning website.

You can drive from Diani Beach to Shimoni in 1.5 hours. While traveling from Diani Beach, expect a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in Shimoni, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Shimoni

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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Coral Gardens ©
Coral Gardens

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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 29th (Tue) surrounded by wildlife at Mara Triangle. Spend the 30th (Wed) surrounded by wildlife at Olare Orok Conservancy. There's more to do: stroll through Mara North Conservancy.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Maasai Mara National Reserve trip itinerary planning website.

Fly from Shimoni to Maasai Mara National Reserve in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. When traveling from Shimoni in December, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Maasai Mara National Reserve: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can 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
Mara North Conservancy ©
Mara North Conservancy

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Nairobi

Nairobi ©

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.
Spend the 2nd (Sat) exploring nature at Nairobi National Park. Spend the 5th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, see Off-Road Tours, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, and examine the collection at Nairobi National Museum.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Nairobi online vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Nairobi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Maasai Mara National Reserve in January, expect Nairobi to be somewhat warmer, temps between 30°C and 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
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Nairobi National Park ©
Nairobi National Park
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ©
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
Karen Blixen Museum ©
Karen Blixen Museum

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