33 days in Kenya Itinerary

33 days in Kenya Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kenya vacation planner

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Nairobi
— 7 nights
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Samburu National Reserve
— 2 nights
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Mount Kenya National Park
— 1 night
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Lake Nakuru National Park
— 1 night
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Naivasha
— 2 nights
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Maasai Mara National Reserve
— 5 nights
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Amboseli National Park
— 1 night
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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
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Nairobi

— 7 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 31st (Sat) exploring nature at Nairobi National Park. Spend the 5th (Thu) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. There's lots more to do: stroll through David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, look for gifts at Utamaduni Craft Centre, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Nairobi trip planning site.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Nairobi is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Nairobi is 2 hours. July in Nairobi sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Samburu National Reserve.

Things to do in Nairobi

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Samburu National Reserve

— 2 nights
On the 7th (Sat), get outside with Elephant Watch Camp & Safaris. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Shaba National Reserve.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Samburu National Reserve travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Nairobi to Samburu National Reserve in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Mount Kenya National Park.

Things to do in Samburu National Reserve

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors
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Mount Kenya National Park

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Kenya.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Mount Kenya National Park trip planning app.

Fly from Samburu National Reserve to Mount Kenya National Park in 2.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Mount Kenya National Park can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lake Nakuru National Park.

Things to do in Mount Kenya National Park

Nature · Parks
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Lake Nakuru National Park

— 1 night
On the 10th (Tue), explore the activities along Lake Nakuru.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Lake Nakuru National Park travel itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Mount Kenya National Park to Lake Nakuru National Park with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Naivasha.

Things to do in Lake Nakuru National Park

Nature · Parks
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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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Hell's Gate National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Thu): explore the activities along Lake Naivasha.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Naivasha trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Lake Nakuru National Park to Naivasha takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Naivasha

Nature · Parks

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.
Spend the 14th (Sat) surrounded by wildlife at Olare Orok Conservancy. Spend the 15th (Sun) surrounded by wildlife at Mara Triangle. There's more to do: soar above the sights with a balloon tour and stroll through Eluai Plain.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Maasai Mara National Reserve planning site.

You can fly from Naivasha to Maasai Mara National Reserve in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and car. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Amboseli National Park.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Tours

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.
On the 18th (Wed), take in panoramic vistas at Observation Hill.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Amboseli National Park online attractions planner.

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, daily temperatures in Amboseli National Park can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. On the 18th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Tsavo National Park East.
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Tsavo National Park East

— 1 night
On the 19th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Tsavo East.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Tsavo National Park East day trip website.

Getting from Amboseli National Park to Tsavo National Park East by car takes about 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive 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.
Spend the 21st (Sat) exploring nature at Watamu National Marine Park. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Gede Ruins, experience rural life at Bio-Ken Snake Farm, take a peaceful walk through Arabuko-Sokoke Forest, and soothe aching muscles at Yoga at Watamu Treehouse.

Plan a Watamu trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Getting from Tsavo National Park East to Watamu by car takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car, train, bus, and taxi. In August in Watamu, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Diani Beach.

Things to do in Watamu

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

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.
Spend the 25th (Wed) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Diani Beach, play a few rounds at Leisure Golf Club, identify plant and animal life at Sipi Safaris, and get a dose of the wild on African Bush & Beach Adventures - Day tours.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Diani Beach online attractions planner.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Watamu to Diani Beach in 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 August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Diani Beach, with lows of 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Mombasa.

Things to do in Diani Beach

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Golf

Side Trip

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.
Spend the 28th (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Spend the 30th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Fort Jesus Museum, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, steep yourself in history at Old Town, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Haller Park.

To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Mombasa trip planner.

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 August, daytime highs in Mombasa are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Mombasa

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Museums

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.