35 days in Kenya Itinerary

35 days in Kenya Itinerary

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Maasai Mara National Reserve
— 3 nights
Fly
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Amboseli National Park
— 1 night
Fly
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Malindi
— 5 nights
Fly to Mombasa, Taxi to Mombasa
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Mombasa
— 5 nights
Ferry to Likoni, Drive to Diani Beach
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Diani Beach
— 4 nights
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Drive to Likoni, Ferry to Mombasa, Train to Mtito Andei, Drive to Tsavo National Park East
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Tsavo National Park East
— 2 nights
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Drive to Kibwezi, Train to Nairobi, Fly to Samburu National Reserve
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Samburu National Reserve
— 2 nights
Fly
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Naivasha
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lake Nakuru National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nairobi
— 8 nights

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Maasai Mara National Reserve

— 3 nights
Home to the Great Migration and Africa's exceptional wildlife, Maasai Mara is a must on a Kenya itinerary.
Spend the 14th (Fri) surrounded by wildlife at Mara Triangle. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Ol Kinyei Conservancy and tour the pleasant surroundings at Olypunyata Swamp.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Maasai Mara National Reserve day trip planning tool.

Nairobi to Maasai Mara National Reserve is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Amboseli National Park.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Wildlife · Parks · Nature

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): enjoy breathtaking views from Observation Hill.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Amboseli National Park trip site.

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 May, daytime highs in Amboseli National Park are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. On the 16th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Malindi.
Highlights from your trip

Malindi

— 5 nights
Offering pristine, palm-lined beaches, all-inclusive resorts, and warm, sunny weather, the port town of Malindi rightly established itself as one of Kenya's prime tourism spots.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Malindi: Gede Ruins (in Gede) and Watamu (Local Ocean Conservation, Watamu National Marine Park, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Marafa-Hells Kitchen, delve into the lush surroundings at Arabuko-Sokoke Forest, take in the exciting artwork at Ndoro Sculpture Garden Malindi, and kick back and relax at Watamu Beach.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Malindi trip tool.

Fly from Amboseli National Park to Malindi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, train, and bus. Traveling from Amboseli National Park in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 29°C in Malindi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Mombasa.

Things to do in Malindi

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

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.
Spend the 23rd (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Spend the 22nd (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Haller Park, look for gifts at Imani Collective, get engrossed in the history at Fort Jesus Museum, and see Off-Road Tours.

To find more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Mombasa trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Malindi to Mombasa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in May, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Diani Beach.

Things to do in Mombasa

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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.
Explore Diani Beach's surroundings by going to Shimoni (Slave Caves & Kisite-Mpunguti Marine National Park and Reserve). Spend the 28th (Fri) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Spend the 30th (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Diani Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Colobus Conservation.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Diani Beach trip itinerary planning website.

Do a combination of ferry and car from Mombasa to Diani Beach in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in May, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Tsavo National Park East.

Things to do in Diani Beach

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Tsavo National Park East

— 2 nights
On the 31st (Mon), stroll through Tsavo East.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Tsavo National Park East travel route builder app.

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, and train from Diani Beach to Tsavo National Park East takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, train, and car. On the 1st (Tue), you're off to Samburu National Reserve.

Things to do in Tsavo National Park East

Parks · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip

Samburu National Reserve

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Reteti Elephant Santuary and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at Elephant Watch Camp & Safaris. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Shaba National Reserve.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Samburu National Reserve travel route site.

You can do a combination of car, train, and flight from Tsavo National Park East to Samburu National Reserve in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, train, and flight. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Naivasha.

Things to do in Samburu National Reserve

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

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 4th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hell's Gate National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sat): explore the activities along Lake Naivasha, tour the pleasant surroundings at Crescent Island Game Park, and then take an in-depth tour of Enashipai Maa Museum.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Naivasha trip itinerary tool.

Fly from Samburu National Reserve to Naivasha in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, daily temperatures in Naivasha can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can drive to Lake Nakuru National Park.

Things to do in Naivasha

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Lake Nakuru National Park

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): head outdoors with County Simba Safaris Day Tours and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Nakuru. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Baboons & Vervits.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Lake Nakuru National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Naivasha to Lake Nakuru National Park in 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Lake Nakuru National Park are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Nairobi.

Things to do in Lake Nakuru National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

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 8th (Tue) exploring nature at Nairobi National Park. Spend the 14th (Mon) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. There's still lots to do: explore the galleries of Karen Blixen Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, buy something for everyone on your list at The Hub Karen, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Nairobi driving holiday planning website.

Traveling by car from Lake Nakuru National Park to Nairobi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and shuttle. In June in Nairobi, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

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.