33 days in Kenya Itinerary

33 days in Kenya Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kenya trip planner

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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
— 4 nights
Drive to Likoni, Ferry to Mombasa
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Mombasa
— 5 nights
Drive
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Tsavo National Park East
— 1 night
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Drive to Kibwezi, Train to Nairobi, Fly to Samburu
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Samburu National Reserve
— 1 night
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
Drive
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Maasai Mara National Reserve
— 4 nights
Fly
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Nairobi
— 8 nights
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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 18th (Wed) exploring nature at Watamu National Marine Park. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Gede Ruins, explore the activities along Mida Creek, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and admire all the interesting features of Local Ocean Conservation.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Watamu road trip site.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Watamu is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dubai to Watamu. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Diani Beach.

Things to do in Watamu

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Diani Beach

— 4 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Shimoni (Slave Caves & Kisite-Mpunguti Marine National Park and Reserve). Spend the 22nd (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Diani Beach, stroll through Colobus Conservation, cast your line with a fishing tour, and take a peaceful walk through Kaya Kinondo Sacred Forest.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Diani Beach online journey maker.

Getting from Watamu to Diani Beach by combination of car and ferry takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of taxi, bus, ferry, and car. In November, daily temperatures in Diani Beach can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Mombasa.

Things to do in Diani Beach

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

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 24th (Tue) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Spend the 27th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: stroll through Haller Park, get engrossed in the history at Fort Jesus Museum, stop by Imani Collective, and browse the different shops at Nyali Centre.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Mombasa online day 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 November, daily temperatures in Mombasa can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Tsavo National Park East.

Things to do in Mombasa

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Tsavo National Park East

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Tsavo East.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Tsavo National Park East online trip planner.

Drive from Mombasa to Tsavo National Park East in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or do a combination of flight, train, and car. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Samburu National Reserve.

Things to do in Tsavo National Park East

Wildlife · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Samburu National Reserve

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Shaba National Reserve.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Samburu National Reserve trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Do a combination of car, train, and flight from Tsavo National Park East to Samburu National Reserve in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, train, and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Mount Kenya National Park.

Things to do in Samburu National Reserve

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Mount Kenya National Park

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Kenya.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Mount Kenya National Park day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Samburu National Reserve to Mount Kenya National Park takes 3 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Mount Kenya National Park can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Tue) to allow time for travel to Lake Nakuru National Park.

Things to do in Mount Kenya National Park

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Lake Nakuru National Park

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lake Nakuru.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Lake Nakuru National Park trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mount Kenya National Park to Lake Nakuru National Park. Traveling from Mount Kenya National Park in December, you will find days in Lake Nakuru National Park are somewhat warmer (30°C), and nights are little chillier (12°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Naivasha.

Things to do in Lake Nakuru National Park

Nature · Parks
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.
Spend the 3rd (Thu) exploring nature at Hell's Gate National Park. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lake Naivasha, take an in-depth tour of Enashipai Maa Museum, and stroll through Crescent Island Game Park.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Naivasha trip planner.

You can drive from Lake Nakuru National Park to Naivasha in 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to drive to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Naivasha

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Maasai Mara National Reserve

— 4 nights
Home to the Great Migration and Africa's exceptional wildlife, Maasai Mara is a must on a Kenya itinerary.
Spend the 6th (Sun) surrounded by wildlife at Mara Triangle. Spend the 7th (Mon) surrounded by wildlife at Olare Orok Conservancy. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mara North Conservancy.

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Maasai Mara National Reserve online travel planner.

You can drive from Naivasha to Maasai Mara National Reserve in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and car. Traveling from Naivasha in December, you will find days in Maasai Mara National Reserve are slightly colder (23°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Nairobi.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Wildlife · Parks · Nature

Nairobi

— 8 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 10th (Thu) exploring nature at Nairobi National Park. Spend the 14th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Karen Blixen Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Giraffe Centre, stop by Matbronze Wildlife Art, and grab your bike and head to Karura Forest.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Nairobi travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Nairobi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Maasai Mara National Reserve in December, with highs in Nairobi at 28°C and lows at 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

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.