9 days in Kenya Itinerary

9 days in Kenya Itinerary

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9 days in Kenya Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + Drive:  11​h 45​min
1
Naivasha
— 2 nights
shuttle:  2​h
2
Nairobi
— 1 night
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Maasai Mara National Reserve
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Diani Beach
— 1 night
+4
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly + taxi:  1​h 45​min
5
Watamu
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  11​h
End: Mumbai

2
nights
Naivasha

Naivasha ©
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Mount Longonot in Maai Mahiu (about 42 minutes away). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape of Hell's Gate National Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Crescent Island Game Park, and explore the activities along Lake Oloidien.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Naivasha attractions planning app .

Mumbai, India to Naivasha is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Mumbai to Naivasha due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Mumbai in December; daily highs in Naivasha reach 30°C and lows reach 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Nairobi.

Things to do in Naivasha

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Lake Naivasha, Mount Longonot
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Hell's Gate National Park ©
Hell's Gate National Park
Mount Longonot ©
Mount Longonot
Lake Naivasha ©
Lake Naivasha

1
night
Nairobi

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.
On the 10th (Tue), get your game on at GP Karting, see the interesting displays at Karen Blixen Museum, then stroll through Giraffe Centre, then look for gifts at Penny Winter Boutique, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.

For where to stay and more tourist information, use the Nairobi vacation planner .

Getting from Naivasha to Nairobi by shuttle takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Naivasha in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 19°C in Nairobi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife Parks Shopping
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David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ©
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
Giraffe Centre ©
Giraffe Centre
Karen Blixen Museum ©
Karen Blixen Museum

2
nights
Maasai Mara National Reserve

Maasai Mara National Reserve ©
Home to the Great Migration and Africa's exceptional wildlife, Maasai Mara is a must on a Kenya itinerary.
On the 11th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Mara Triangle. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Olare Orok Conservancy.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Maasai Mara National Reserve trip itinerary app .

Traveling by flight from Nairobi to Maasai Mara National Reserve takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Nairobi in December, expect Maasai Mara National Reserve to be little chillier, temps between 23°C and 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Diani Beach.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Mara Triangle ©
Mara Triangle
Olare Orok Conservancy ©
Olare Orok Conservancy

1
night
Diani Beach

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): kick back and relax at Diani Beach and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Diani Beach journey maker site .

You can fly from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Diani Beach in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. In December, Diani Beach is warmer than Maasai Mara National Reserve - with highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Watamu.

Things to do in Diani Beach

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Diani Beach ©
Diani Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
Watamu

Watamu ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): stroll through Mida Creek and then explore the striking landscape of Watamu National Marine Park.

Planning Watamu trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Getting from Diani Beach to Watamu by combination of car, ferry, flight, and taxi takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Watamu

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Watamu National Marine Park ©
Watamu National Marine Park
Mida Creek ©
Mida Creek

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