34 days in Kenya Itinerary

34 days in Kenya Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kenya route planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Nairobi
— 5 nights
Fly
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Maasai Mara National Reserve
— 5 nights
Fly
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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
Train to Mtito Andei, Drive to Tsavo National Park East
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Tsavo National Park East
— 1 night
Drive
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Amboseli National Park
— 1 night
Fly
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Samburu National Reserve
— 2 nights
Fly
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Mount Kenya National Park
— 1 night
Fly
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Naivasha
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lake Nakuru National Park
— 1 night
Drive to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Fly to Fredericton

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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 10th (Sun) exploring nature at Nairobi National Park. Spend the 9th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: stroll through David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, admire the striking features of African Heritage House, and browse the exhibits of Nairobi National Museum.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Nairobi day trip app.

Fredericton, Canada to Nairobi is an approximately 24-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Fredericton to Nairobi. While traveling from Fredericton, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Nairobi, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife · Outdoors · 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 12th (Tue) surrounded by wildlife at Olare Orok Conservancy. Spend the 13th (Wed) surrounded by wildlife at Mara Triangle. Next up on the itinerary: soar above the sights with a balloon tour and tour the pleasant surroundings at Olypunyata Swamp.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Maasai Mara National Reserve trip itinerary website.

You can fly from Nairobi to Maasai Mara National Reserve in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Watamu.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

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 17th (Sun) exploring nature at Watamu National Marine Park. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Gede Ruins, explore the activities along Mida Creek, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Watamu travel planner.

You can fly from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Watamu in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Watamu can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Diani Beach.

Things to do in Watamu

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

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 21st (Thu) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Spend the 22nd (Fri) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Diani Beach and get outside with African Bush & Beach Adventures - Day tours.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Diani Beach trip website.

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 July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 24°C in Diani Beach. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Mombasa.

Things to do in Diani Beach

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Beaches

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 (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Spend the 27th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Fort Jesus Museum, take a stroll through Old Town, see Off-Road Tours, and enjoy the sand and surf at Nyali Beach.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Mombasa day trip app.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Diani Beach to Mombasa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi. In July, daytime highs in Mombasa are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Tsavo National Park East.

Things to do in Mombasa

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Tsavo National Park East

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): stroll through Tsavo East.

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

Getting from Mombasa to Tsavo National Park East by combination of train and car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight, train, and car. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Amboseli National Park.

Things to do in Tsavo National Park East

Parks · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip

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 29th (Fri): enjoy breathtaking views from Observation Hill.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Amboseli National Park trip maker tool.

Drive from Tsavo National Park East to Amboseli National Park in 5.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Amboseli National Park are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Samburu National Reserve.
Highlights from your trip

Samburu National Reserve

— 2 nights
On the 30th (Sat), head outdoors with Elephant Watch Camp & Safaris. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Shaba National Reserve.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Samburu National Reserve road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Amboseli National Park to Samburu National Reserve takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Mount Kenya National Park.

Things to do in Samburu National Reserve

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip

Mount Kenya National Park

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Kenya.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Mount Kenya National Park day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Samburu National Reserve to Mount Kenya National Park in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can fly to Naivasha.

Things to do in Mount Kenya 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.
Take a break from Naivasha with a short trip to Mount Longonot in Maai Mahiu, about 42 minutes away. Spend the 3rd (Wed) exploring nature at Hell's Gate National Park. There's more to do: explore the activities along Lake Naivasha and tour the pleasant surroundings at Crescent Island Game Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Naivasha planning website.

Traveling by flight from Mount Kenya National Park to Naivasha takes 3 hours. In August in Naivasha, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can go by car to Lake Nakuru National Park.

Things to do in Naivasha

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Lake Nakuru National Park

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Nakuru.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Lake Nakuru National Park route maker app.

Drive from Naivasha to Lake Nakuru National Park in 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Lake Nakuru National Park can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lake Nakuru National Park

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

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.