32 days in Kenya Itinerary

32 days in Kenya Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kenya trip planner

Make it your trip
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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
— 2 nights
Drive
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Naivasha
— 2 nights
Drive
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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
— 5 nights
Drive to Likoni, Ferry to Mombasa
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Mombasa
— 4 nights
Fly
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Maasai Mara National Reserve
— 5 nights
Fly

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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 25th (Thu) exploring nature at Nairobi National Park. Spend the 29th (Mon) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: stroll through David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, explore the landscape on two wheels at Karura Forest, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and see Off-Road Tours.

To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Nairobi vacation maker tool.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Nairobi. In March, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Samburu National Reserve.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Samburu National Reserve

— 2 nights
On the 31st (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Reteti Elephant Santuary and then take an exotic tour of Elephant Watch Camp & Safaris. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Shaba National Reserve.

For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Samburu National Reserve attractions planning tool.

Getting from Nairobi to Samburu National Reserve by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Mount Kenya National Park.

Things to do in Samburu National Reserve

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Mount Kenya National Park

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Kenya.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Mount Kenya National Park trip planner.

Getting from Samburu National Reserve to Mount Kenya National Park by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly. April in Mount Kenya National Park sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. On the 2nd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Lake Nakuru National Park.

Things to do in Mount Kenya National Park

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Lake Nakuru National Park

— 2 nights
On the 3rd (Sat), get a dose of the wild on Smile to Africa Adventure and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Nakuru. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Baboons & Vervits.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Lake Nakuru National Park trip app.

Explore your travel options from Mount Kenya National Park to Lake Nakuru National Park with the Route module. In April, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Naivasha.

Things to do in Lake Nakuru National Park

Nature · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hell's Gate National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Crescent Island Game Park and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Naivasha.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Naivasha trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Lake Nakuru National Park to Naivasha by car takes about 2 hours. In April, daytime highs in Naivasha are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to Tsavo National Park East.

Things to do in Naivasha

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Tsavo National Park East

— 1 night
On the 7th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Tsavo East.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Tsavo National Park East travel route 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. On the 7th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Watamu.

Things to do in Tsavo National Park East

Parks · Wildlife
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.
Spend the 9th (Fri) exploring nature at Watamu National Marine Park. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Gede Ruins, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, soothe aching muscles at Yoga at Watamu Treehouse, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Watamu fast, fun, and easy.

You can drive from Tsavo National Park East to Watamu in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car, train, bus, and taxi. In April, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Diani Beach.

Things to do in Watamu

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Diani Beach

— 5 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Diani Beach: Coral Gardens (in Wasini Island), Shimoni (Slave Caves & Kisite-Mpunguti Marine National Park and Reserve) and Sheldrick Falls (in Kwale). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Diani Beach, take a memorable tour with Jackal Adventure Safaris, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and stroll through Colobus Conservation.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Diani Beach tour itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Watamu to Diani Beach in 3.5 hours. Other options are to 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 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Mombasa.

Things to do in Diani Beach

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

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 17th (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: stroll through Haller Park, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, kick back and relax at Bamburi Beach, and look for gifts at Imani Collective.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Mombasa trip planner.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Diani Beach to Mombasa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi. In April, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Mombasa

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

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 21st (Wed) surrounded by wildlife at Olare Orok Conservancy. Spend the 24th (Sat) surrounded by wildlife at Mara Triangle. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Ol Kinyei Conservancy and stroll through Eluai Plain.

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

Getting from Mombasa to Maasai Mara National Reserve by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Kenya travel guide

4.3
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.