30 days in Kenya Itinerary

30 days in Kenya Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kenya tour planner

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

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Naivasha

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Enashipai Maa Museum, stroll through Crescent Island Game Park, then explore the activities along Lake Naivasha, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Oloidien, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Crater Lake Game Sanctuary. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Life Beads Kenya and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Soysambu Conservancy.

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Cape Town, South Africa to Naivasha is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time to East Africa Time is 1 hour. In April, daytime highs in Naivasha are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. On the 3rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Lake Nakuru National Park.

Things to do in Naivasha

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

Lake Nakuru National Park

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Baboons & Vervits.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Lake Nakuru National Park trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Naivasha to Lake Nakuru National Park takes 2 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Lake Nakuru National Park can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Mount Kenya National Park.

Things to do in Lake Nakuru National Park

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Mount Kenya National Park

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Kenya.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Mount Kenya National Park day trip website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lake Nakuru National Park to Mount Kenya National Park. April in Mount Kenya National Park sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. On the 5th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Samburu National Reserve.

Things to do in Mount Kenya National Park

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Samburu National Reserve

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): stroll through Reteti Elephant Santuary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an exotic tour of Elephant Watch Camp & Safaris.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Samburu National Reserve trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Mount Kenya National Park to Samburu National Reserve takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Tsavo National Park East.

Things to do in Samburu National Reserve

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Tsavo National Park East

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Tsavo East.

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You can do a combination of flight, train, and car from Samburu National Reserve to Tsavo National Park East in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, flight, and train. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Watamu.

Things to do in Tsavo National Park East

Wildlife · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Watamu

— 4 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Spiaggia delle Tartarughe and Yoga at Watamu Treehouse. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Watamu: Kilifi (Jawamu Tours and Safaris, Mnarani Ruins (Museum), &more). Spend the 11th (Sun) exploring nature at Watamu National Marine Park. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Local Ocean Conservation, make a trip to Malindi, relax in the rural setting at Bio-Ken Snake Farm, and explore the activities along Mida Creek.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Watamu trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Tsavo National Park East to Watamu in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car, train, bus, and taxi. In April in Watamu, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Diani Beach.

Things to do in Watamu

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Colobus Conservation and Fishing Charters & Tours. Explore Diani Beach's surroundings by going to Slave Caves (in Shimoni) and Sheldrick Falls (in Kwale). Next up on the itinerary: take a peaceful walk through Kaya Kinondo Sacred Forest, buy something for everyone on your list at The Diani Beach Shopping Centre, get to know the resident critters at Snake Park, and get a dose of the wild on Prince Adventure Tours And Travel Kenya.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Diani Beach road trip planning site.

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. April in Diani Beach sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Mombasa.

Things to do in Diani Beach

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Mombasa

— 5 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nyali Beach and Coast Camping Tours & Safaris. Step out of Mombasa to go to Kikambala and see Kikambala Beach, which is approximately 48 minutes away. Spend the 17th (Sat) exploring nature at Mombasa Marine National Park. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Jumba la Mtwana, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bamburi Nature Trail, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jain Temple, and kick back and relax at Bamburi Beach.

To see maps and tourist information, read Mombasa trip itinerary builder site.

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. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in April, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can fly to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Mombasa

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Olare Orok Conservancy and Ol Kinyei Conservancy. Spend the 23rd (Fri) surrounded by wildlife at Mara Triangle. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Musiara Swamp, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Maasai Mara National Reserve trip planning tool.

You can fly from Mombasa to Maasai Mara National Reserve in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Nairobi.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Tours

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Kiambethu Farm and Aero Club of East Africa (ACEA). Step out of Nairobi to go to Limuru and see Limuru Country Club, which is approximately 56 minutes away. There's lots more to do: stroll through Samburu National Reserve, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, hike along Ngong Hills, and take in nature's colorful creations at Nairobi Arboretum.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Nairobi online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Nairobi by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and bus. In April, daytime highs in Nairobi are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Nairobi

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Kenya travel guide

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Nature & Parks · National Parks · Safaris
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.