46 days in Kenya Itinerary

46 days in Kenya Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kenya vacation planner

Make it your trip
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Nairobi
— 7 nights
Fly
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Maasai Mara National Reserve
— 5 nights
Fly
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Amboseli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tsavo National Park East
— 2 nights
Drive to Mtito Andei, Train to Mombasa
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Mombasa
— 6 nights
Ferry to Likoni, Drive to Diani Beach
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Diani Beach
— 5 nights
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Drive to Likoni, Ferry to Mombasa, Drive to Watamu
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Watamu
— 4 nights
Fly
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Mount Kenya National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
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Isiolo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Samburu National Reserve
— 2 nights
Fly
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Naivasha
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lake Nakuru National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Narok
— 2 nights
Drive to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Fly to Wellington

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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 8th (Sun) exploring nature at Nairobi National Park. Spend the 5th (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, explore the galleries of Karen Blixen Museum, see Off-Road Tours, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Nairobi travel planning website.

Wellington, New Zealand to Nairobi is an approximately 29.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Wellington to Nairobi. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Wellington in August, with highs in Nairobi at 27°C and lows at 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (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 10th (Tue) surrounded by wildlife at Olare Orok Conservancy. Spend the 11th (Wed) surrounded by wildlife at Mara Triangle. The adventure continues: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour and tour the pleasant surroundings at Olypunyata Swamp.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Maasai Mara National Reserve online tour itinerary builder.

Getting from Nairobi to Maasai Mara National Reserve by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can fly to Amboseli National Park.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Amboseli National Park

— 2 nights
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 14th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Selenkay Conservancy and then enjoy breathtaking views from Observation Hill.

Before you visit Amboseli National Park, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can fly from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Amboseli National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. In August in Amboseli National Park, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. On the 15th (Sun), you'll travel to Tsavo National Park East.

Things to do in Amboseli National Park

Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Tsavo National Park East

— 2 nights
On the 16th (Mon), stroll through Tsavo East.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Tsavo National Park East travel route planning app.

You can drive from Amboseli National Park to Tsavo National Park East in 5.5 hours. You will leave for Mombasa on the 17th (Tue).

Things to do in Tsavo National Park East

Parks · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip

Mombasa

— 6 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 19th (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Spend the 18th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Fort Jesus Museum, explore the striking landscape of Mombasa Marine National Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Haller Park, and take a stroll through Old Town.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Mombasa trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and train from Tsavo National Park East to Mombasa in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, train, and flight. In August, daytime highs in Mombasa are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Diani Beach.

Things to do in Mombasa

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

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.
Step out of Diani Beach with an excursion to Kisite-Mpunguti Marine National Park and Reserve in Shimoni--about 2 hours away. Spend the 25th (Wed) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Spend the 27th (Fri) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's lots more to do: stroll through Diani Beach, view the masterpieces at Diani Beach Art Gallery, play a few rounds at Leisure Golf Club, and surround yourself with nature on African Bush & Beach Adventures - Day tours.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Diani Beach planning app.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Mombasa to Diani Beach takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight. August in Diani Beach sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Watamu.

Things to do in Diani Beach

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

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 29th (Sun) exploring nature at Watamu National Marine Park. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Gede Ruins, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and contemplate the waterfront views at Mida Creek.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Watamu road trip website.

Getting from Diani Beach to Watamu by combination of car and ferry takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of car, ferry, bus, and taxi. In August, daytime highs in Watamu are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Mount Kenya National Park.

Things to do in Watamu

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Mount Kenya National Park

— 2 nights
You've now added Mount Kenya to your itinerary. On the 2nd (Thu), stroll through Nairobi Animal Orphanage. On your second day here, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Kenya.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Mount Kenya National Park tour builder app.

Getting from Watamu to Mount Kenya National Park by flight takes about 3.5 hours. When traveling from Watamu in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Mount Kenya National Park, with highs around 30°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Isiolo.

Things to do in Mount Kenya National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Isiolo

— 2 nights
Isiolo is a town in the former Eastern Province, Kenya. On the 4th (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Buffalo Springs Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Lewa Wildlife Conservancy.

To see ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Isiolo trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Mount Kenya National Park to Isiolo in 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Samburu National Reserve.

Things to do in Isiolo

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Samburu National Reserve

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): see exotic creatures in open habitats at Elephant Watch Camp & Safaris. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Shaba National Reserve.

To find reviews and other tourist information, read Samburu National Reserve vacation builder app.

Traveling by car from Isiolo to Samburu National Reserve takes 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Naivasha.

Things to do in Samburu National Reserve

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours
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 9th (Thu) exploring nature at Hell's Gate National Park. There's more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Naivasha and tour the pleasant surroundings at Crescent Island Game Park.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Naivasha trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Samburu National Reserve to Naivasha in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. In September in Naivasha, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Lake Nakuru National Park.

Things to do in Naivasha

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Lake Nakuru National Park

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): explore the activities along Lake Nakuru. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Baboons & Vervits.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Lake Nakuru National Park day trip planning website.

Drive from Naivasha to Lake Nakuru National Park in 2 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Lake Nakuru National Park can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Narok.

Things to do in Lake Nakuru National Park

Parks · Nature

Narok

— 2 nights
Narok is a town west of Nairobi that supports Kenya's economy in south-west of the country, along the Great Rift Valley. Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Mara Naboisho Conservancy.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Narok trip app.

Getting from Lake Nakuru National Park to Narok by car takes about 3 hours. September in Narok sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Narok

Parks · Wildlife
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.