27 days in Kenya Itinerary

27 days in Kenya Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kenya travel route maker

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Nairobi
— 5 nights
Fly
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Samburu National Reserve
— 2 nights
Fly
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Mount Kenya National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Lake Nakuru National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Naivasha
— 3 nights
Fly
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Maasai Mara National Reserve
— 5 nights
Fly
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Amboseli National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Tsavo National Park East
— 1 night
Drive to Mtito Andei, Train to Mombasa
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Mombasa
— 4 nights
Ferry to Likoni, Drive to Diani Beach
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Diani Beach
— 3 nights
Ferry to Mombasa, Fly to Dubai

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Nairobi

— 5 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 6th (Fri) exploring nature at Nairobi National Park. Spend the 5th (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's much more to do: stroll through David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, explore the galleries of Karen Blixen Museum, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Nairobi journey planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Nairobi is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dubai to Nairobi due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Dubai in August: high temperatures in Nairobi hover around 27°C and lows are around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to fly to Samburu National Reserve.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Samburu National Reserve

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): see exotic creatures in open habitats at Elephant Watch Camp & Safaris. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Shaba National Reserve.

To see ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Samburu National Reserve online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Nairobi to Samburu National Reserve by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to fly to Mount Kenya National Park.

Things to do in Samburu National Reserve

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

Mount Kenya National Park

— 1 night
On the 9th (Mon), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Kenya.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Mount Kenya National Park trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Samburu National Reserve to Mount Kenya National Park in 2.5 hours. August in Mount Kenya National Park sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Lake Nakuru National Park.

Things to do in Mount Kenya National Park

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Lake Nakuru National Park

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Nakuru.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Lake Nakuru National Park trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Mount Kenya National Park to Lake Nakuru National Park with the Route module. In August in Lake Nakuru National Park, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Naivasha.

Things to do in Lake Nakuru National Park

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Naivasha

— 3 nights
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.
Take a break from Naivasha with a short trip to Mount Longonot in Maai Mahiu, about 42 minutes away. Spend the 11th (Wed) exploring nature at Hell's Gate National Park. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lake Naivasha and tour the pleasant surroundings at Crescent Island Game Park.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Naivasha trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Lake Nakuru National Park to Naivasha by car takes about 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Naivasha can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Naivasha

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

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 15th (Sun) surrounded by wildlife at Olare Orok Conservancy. Spend the 16th (Mon) surrounded by wildlife at Mara Triangle. There's still lots to do: soar above the sights with a balloon tour and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mara North Conservancy.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Maasai Mara National Reserve road trip planning app.

Getting from Naivasha to Maasai Mara National Reserve by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Amboseli National Park.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Amboseli National Park

— 1 night
On a tour of Amboseli National Park, you can discover Kenya's diverse wildlife while enjoying stunning views of Mount Kilimanjaro in the distance.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): enjoy breathtaking views from Observation Hill.

To see reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Amboseli National Park road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Amboseli National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. In August in Amboseli National Park, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Tsavo National Park East.
Highlights from your trip

Tsavo National Park East

— 1 night
On the 20th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Tsavo East.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Tsavo National Park East day trip tool.

Drive from Amboseli National Park to Tsavo National Park East in 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Mombasa.

Things to do in Tsavo National Park East

Wildlife · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Mombasa

— 4 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 22nd (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Spend the 21st (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Fort Jesus Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Haller Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and wander the streets of Old Town.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Mombasa trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of car and train from Tsavo National Park East to Mombasa in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, train, and flight. In August, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Diani Beach.

Things to do in Mombasa

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

Diani Beach

— 3 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.
On the 25th (Wed), kick back and relax at Diani Beach and then surround yourself with nature on African Bush & Beach Adventures - Day tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Diani Beach journey planner.

Getting from Mombasa to Diani Beach by combination of ferry and car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight. In August in Diani Beach, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 24°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 27th (Fri).

Things to do in Diani Beach

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Kenya travel guide

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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.