21 days in Kenya Itinerary

21 days in Kenya Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kenya planner

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Fly to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Drive to Lake Nakuru National Park
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Lake Nakuru National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Naivasha
— 1 night
Fly
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Maasai Mara National Reserve
— 5 nights
Fly
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Watamu
— 3 nights
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Drive to Mombasa, Ferry to Likoni, Drive to Diani Beach
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Diani Beach
— 2 nights
Drive to Likoni, Ferry to Mombasa
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Mombasa
— 3 nights
Train to Mtito Andei, Drive to Tsavo National Park East
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Tsavo National Park East
— 1 night
Drive to Kibwezi, Train to Nairobi
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Nairobi
— 4 nights
Fly

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Lake Nakuru National Park

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at County Simba Safaris Day Tours and then explore the activities along Lake Nakuru.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Lake Nakuru National Park driving holiday planner.

Cairo, Egypt to Lake Nakuru National Park is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to East Africa Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Cairo in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Lake Nakuru National Park, with highs around 30°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive to Naivasha.

Things to do in Lake Nakuru National Park

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Naivasha

— 1 night
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 12th (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hell's Gate National Park.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Naivasha vacation maker tool.

Traveling by car from Lake Nakuru National Park to Naivasha takes 2 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Naivasha can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to fly to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Naivasha

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Maasai Mara National Reserve

— 5 nights
Home to the Great Migration and Africa's exceptional wildlife, Maasai Mara is a must on a Kenya itinerary.
Spend the 14th (Tue) surrounded by wildlife at Mara Triangle. Spend the 15th (Wed) surrounded by wildlife at Olare Orok Conservancy. There's still lots to do: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour and stroll through Olypunyata Swamp.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Maasai Mara National Reserve sightseeing planning site.

You can fly from Naivasha to Maasai Mara National Reserve in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and car. Traveling from Naivasha in September, you will find days in Maasai Mara National Reserve are little chillier (17°C), and nights are about the same (10°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can fly to Watamu.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Watamu

— 3 nights
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.
Spend the 19th (Sun) exploring nature at Watamu National Marine Park. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Mida Creek, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, take a peaceful walk through Arabuko-Sokoke Forest, and take an in-depth tour of Gede Ruins.

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Fly from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Watamu in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Maasai Mara National Reserve in September, things will get much hotter in Watamu: highs are around 33°C and lows about 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Diani Beach.

Things to do in Watamu

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Diani Beach

— 2 nights
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 21st (Tue): kick back and relax at Diani Beach and then surround yourself with nature on African Bush & Beach Adventures - Day tours. Here are some ideas for day two: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Diani Beach travel route planning website.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Watamu to Diani Beach takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of taxi, bus, ferry, and car. Traveling from Watamu in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Diani Beach, with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Mombasa.

Things to do in Diani Beach

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Mombasa

— 3 nights
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 (Fri) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Spend the 25th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Haller Park, take an in-depth tour of Fort Jesus Museum, and relax and rejuvenate at Fitness For Life GYM.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Mombasa trip itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Diani Beach to Mombasa in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and taxi. In September, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Tsavo National Park East.

Things to do in Mombasa

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Tsavo National Park East

— 1 night
On the 26th (Sun), stroll through Tsavo East.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Tsavo National Park East trip maker website.

Traveling by combination of train and car from Mombasa to Tsavo National Park East takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, train, and car. On the 26th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Nairobi.

Things to do in Tsavo National Park East

Wildlife · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Nairobi

— 4 nights

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 27th (Mon) exploring nature at Nairobi National Park. Spend the 30th (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. And it doesn't end there: browse the exhibits of Karen Blixen Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, see Off-Road Tours, and view the masterpieces at Fundii Centre for the Arts.

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Nairobi tour planner.

You can do a combination of car and train from Tsavo National Park East to Nairobi in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daily temperatures in Nairobi can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Kenya travel guide

4.3
Nature & Parks · Safaris · National Parks
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.