59 days in Kenya & Tanzania Itinerary

59 days in Kenya & Tanzania Itinerary

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59 days in Kenya & Tanzania Itinerary

Start: Nairobi, Kenya
1
Nairobi, Kenya
— 7 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
2
Nanyuki Town, Kenya
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 15​min
3
Samburu National Reserve, Kenya
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 30​min
4
Mount Kenya National Park, Kenya
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Nyeri, Kenya
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Narok, Kenya
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  3​h
8
Amboseli National Park, Kenya
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  1​h 45​min
9
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
10
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
11
Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h
12
Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
13
Paje, Tanzania
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
14
Nungwi, Tanzania
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 45​min
15
Mombasa, Kenya
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
16
Diani Beach, Kenya
— 6 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
End: Nairobi, Kenya

7
nights
Nairobi, Kenya

Nairobi ©
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.
You've now added Tekko Tours & Travel to your itinerary. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nairobi National Park, see the interesting displays at Nairobi National Museum, and admire the striking features of African Heritage House.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Nairobi day trip planning site .

If you are flying in from Kenya, the closest major airport is Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. In December in Nairobi, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Nanyuki Town.

Things to do in Nairobi

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Mugie Ranch, Central Island National Park
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Tekko Tours & Travel ©
Tekko Tours & Travel
Nairobi National Park ©
Nairobi National Park
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ©
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

3
nights
Nanyuki Town, Kenya

Nanyuki Town ©
Take a break from Nanyuki Town with a short trip to Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in Isiolo, about 1h 30 min away.

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Do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Nairobi to Nanyuki Town in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Nairobi in December, expect little chillier with lows of 15°C in Nanyuki Town. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Samburu National Reserve.

Things to do in Nanyuki Town

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Lewa Wildlife Conservancy
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Lewa Wildlife Conservancy ©
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy
Ol Pejeta Conservancy ©
Ol Pejeta Conservancy
Mount Kenya Wildlife Conservancy ©
Mount Kenya Wildlife Conservancy

2
nights
Samburu National Reserve, Kenya

Samburu National Reserve ©
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Shaba National Reserve. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Reteti Elephant Santuary.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Samburu National Reserve trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Nanyuki Town to Samburu National Reserve in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mount Kenya National Park.

Things to do in Samburu National Reserve

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Shaba National Reserve ©
Shaba National Reserve
Reteti Elephant Santuary ©
Reteti Elephant Santuary

2
nights
Mount Kenya National Park, Kenya

Mount Kenya National Park ©
On the 6th (Mon), take in the dramatic natural features at Lewis Glacier and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Kenya.

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You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Samburu National Reserve to Mount Kenya National Park in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in January, and nighttime lows around 17°C. You'll set off for Nyeri on the 7th (Tue).

Things to do in Mount Kenya National Park

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Lewis Glacier
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Mount Kenya ©
Mount Kenya
Lewis Glacier
Lewis Glacier

2
nights
Nyeri, Kenya

Nyeri
Nyeri town is a town situated in the Central Highlands of Kenya. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Bongo Asili Cultural travels ltd. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: Head underground at Kereita Cave and Waterfall and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Solio Game Reserve.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Nyeri trip builder tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mount Kenya National Park to Nyeri. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Mount Kenya National Park in January since evenings lows in Nyeri dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Lake Nakuru National Park.

Things to do in Nyeri

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Kereita Cave and Waterfall

4
nights
Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya

Lake Nakuru National Park ©
Take a break from Lake Nakuru National Park with a short trip to Hell's Gate National Park in Naivasha, about 1h 55 min away.

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Traveling by car from Nyeri to Lake Nakuru National Park takes 3 hours. January in Lake Nakuru National Park sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Narok.

Things to do in Lake Nakuru National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lake Naivasha, Hell's Gate National Park
Highlights from your plan
Hell's Gate National Park ©
Hell's Gate National Park
Baboons & Vervits ©
Baboons & Vervits
Lake Naivasha ©
Lake Naivasha

2
nights
Narok, Kenya

Narok ©
Narok is a town west of Nairobi that supports Kenya's economy in south-west of the country, along the Great Rift Valley. On the 14th (Tue), stroll through Mara Naboisho Conservancy. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Narok Museum.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Narok trip planner .

Drive from Lake Nakuru National Park to Narok in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in January, and nighttime lows around 13°C. On the 15th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Amboseli National Park.

Things to do in Narok

Wildlife Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Mara Naboisho Conservancy ©
Mara Naboisho Conservancy
Narok Museum ©
Narok Museum

1
night
Amboseli National Park, Kenya

Amboseli National Park ©
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 (Thu): enjoy breathtaking views from Observation Hill.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Amboseli National Park trip maker site .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Narok to Amboseli National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Narok in January, things will get a bit warmer in Amboseli National Park: highs are around 35°C and lows about 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Maasai Mara National Reserve.
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Observation Hill ©
Observation Hill

5
nights
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

Maasai Mara National Reserve ©
Home to the Great Migration and Africa's exceptional wildlife, Maasai Mara is a must on a Kenya itinerary.
Spend the 18th (Sat) surrounded by wildlife at Mara Triangle. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Olare Orok Conservancy, stroll through Olypunyata Swamp, and get interesting insight from Tours.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Maasai Mara National Reserve trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Amboseli National Park to Maasai Mara National Reserve takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Amboseli National Park in January: high temperatures in Maasai Mara National Reserve hover around 26°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Wildlife Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Olare Orok Conservancy ©
Olare Orok Conservancy
Mara Triangle ©
Mara Triangle
Mara North Conservancy ©
Mara North Conservancy

3
nights
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Serengeti National Park ©
Few adventures in the world invoke such vivid natural imagery as a trip to Serengeti National Park, a World Heritage Site known for its diverse animal life and memorable scenery.
Spend the 24th (Fri) exploring nature at Seronera. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Retima Hippo Pool, explore the activities along Grumeti River, and take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To see maps and more tourist information, you can read our Serengeti National Park journey maker app .

You can drive from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Serengeti National Park in 3.5 hours. In January in Serengeti National Park, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Seronera ©
Seronera
Retima Hippo Pool ©
Retima Hippo Pool
Off-Road Tours

2
nights
Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

Ngorongoro Conservation Area ©
You can discover Tanzania's varied plant and animal life on a tour of Ngorongoro Conservation Area, a World Heritage Site known for its massive volcanic caldera.
On the 25th (Sat), take in the dramatic natural features at Ngorongoro Crater. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sun): make a trip to The Engare Sero Footprint Site and then explore and take pictures at Oldupai Gorge.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area route planner .

Traveling by car from Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Ngorongoro Crater ©
Ngorongoro Crater
Oldupai Gorge ©
Oldupai Gorge
The Engare Sero Footprint Site ©
The Engare Sero Footprint Site

7
nights
Zanzibar City, Tanzania

Zanzibar City ©
Discover a myriad of attractions in Zanzibar City, like its World Heritage-listed historic core, charming beach villages, and the modern neighborhood of Ng'ambo.
Venture out of the city with trips to Off-Road Tours (in Kiwengwa), Uroa Bay (in Uroa) and Space Station Zanzibar (in Tunguu). There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, walk around Forodhani Park, delve into the distant past at The Old Fort (Ngome Kongwe), and experience rural life at Tangawizi Spice Farm.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Zanzibar City travel planner.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Zanzibar City in 6 hours. In January in Zanzibar City, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can drive to Paje.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Zanzibar Island, Space Station Zanzibar, Uroa Bay, Off-Road Tours
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Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock
House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib) ©
House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib)

2
nights
Paje, Tanzania

Paje ©
Located on the island of Unguja, the quaint village of Paje lies on a shallow sandy lagoon, which attracts swarms of kitesurfing enthusiasts and marine life lovers.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Jozani Forest and then kick back and relax at Jambiani Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Tue): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Paje Beach.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Paje itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Zanzibar City to Paje takes 1.5 hours. In February in Paje, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Nungwi.

Things to do in Paje

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Jozani Forest, Jambiani Beach
Highlights from your plan
Paje Beach ©
Paje Beach
Jozani Forest ©
Jozani Forest
Jambiani Beach ©
Jambiani Beach

3
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Nungwi, Tanzania

Nungwi ©
Renowned for its sandy coast lined with mangroves and palm trees, Nungwi offers visitors a variety of restaurants, bars, and accommodations.
Explore Nungwi's surroundings by going to Mnemba Atoll (in Unguja City) and Matemwe Beach (in Matemwe). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Nungwi Beach, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, look for gifts at Bahati Beach Boutique, and enjoy the sand and surf at Kendwa Beach.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Nungwi trip builder site .

You can drive from Paje to Nungwi in 2 hours. In February, daytime highs in Nungwi are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Mombasa.

Things to do in Nungwi

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kendwa, Matemwe Beach, Mnemba Atoll
Highlights from your plan
Nungwi Beach ©
Nungwi Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Kendwa Beach ©
Kendwa Beach

7
nights
Mombasa, Kenya

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Gede (Arabuko-Sokoke Forest & Gede Ruins), Local Ocean Conservation (in Watamu) and 3 Degrees South (in Kilifi). Spend the 11th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, see Off-Road Tours, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and buy something for everyone on your list at Nyali Centre.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Mombasa attractions planning tool .

Getting from Nungwi to Mombasa by combination of taxi and flight takes about 2 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Diani Beach.

Things to do in Mombasa

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Gede, 3 Degrees South, Local Ocean Conservation
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Gede Ruins ©
Gede Ruins
Haller Park ©
Haller Park

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Diani Beach, Kenya

Diani Beach ©
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 (Kisite-Mpunguti Marine National Park and Reserve & Slave Caves) and Coral Gardens (in Wasini Island). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Diani Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Colobus Conservation, and zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Diani Beach trip planner .

You can drive from Mombasa to Diani Beach in 1.5 hours. In February in Diani Beach, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Diani Beach

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Ukunda, Shimoni, Coral Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Diani Beach ©
Diani Beach
Coral Gardens ©
Coral Gardens
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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