12 days in Kenya Itinerary

12 days in Kenya Itinerary

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12 days in Kenya Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Nairobi
— 3 nights
train + Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Tsavo National Park East
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Amboseli National Park
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  1​h 45​min
4
Maasai Mara National Reserve
— 3 nights
+5
Fly + foot + bus + foot + shuttle + taxi:  6​h
5
Lake Nakuru National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Naivasha
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Amsterdam

3
nights
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.
Spend the 22nd (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Spend the 23rd (Sun) exploring nature at Nairobi National Park. The adventure continues: stroll through David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, examine the collection at Karen Blixen Museum, admire the striking features of African Heritage House, and have fun at GP Karting.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Nairobi trip planner.

Amsterdam, Holland to Nairobi is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Amsterdam to Nairobi, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Nairobi when traveling from Amsterdam in June, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Tsavo National Park East.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife Parks Tours
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Nairobi National Park ©
Nairobi National Park
Giraffe Centre ©
Giraffe Centre
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ©
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

1
night
Tsavo National Park East

Tsavo National Park East ©
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): stroll through Tsavo East.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Tsavo National Park East travel route website .

Traveling by combination of train and car from Nairobi to Tsavo National Park East takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Amboseli National Park.

Things to do in Tsavo National Park East

Wildlife Parks
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Tsavo East ©
Tsavo East

1
night
Amboseli National Park

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.
On the 25th (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Amboseli National Park.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Amboseli National Park trip app .

Getting from Tsavo National Park East to Amboseli National Park by car takes about 5.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Amboseli National Park are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Amboseli National Park

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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3
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.
Spend the 26th (Wed) surrounded by wildlife at Mara Triangle. Spend the 28th (Fri) surrounded by wildlife at Olare Orok Conservancy. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Ol Kinyei Conservancy.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Maasai Mara National Reserve trip itinerary website .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Amboseli National Park to Maasai Mara National Reserve in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can go by car to Lake Nakuru National Park.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

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

1
night
Lake Nakuru National Park

Lake Nakuru National Park ©
On the 29th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Hyrax Hill Prehistoric Site and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lake Nakuru.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Lake Nakuru National Park day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Lake Nakuru National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and car. June in Lake Nakuru National Park sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can drive to Naivasha.

Things to do in Lake Nakuru National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Lake Nakuru ©
Lake Nakuru
Hyrax Hill Prehistoric Site
Hyrax Hill Prehistoric Site

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hell's Gate National Park.

Make your Naivasha itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Lake Nakuru National Park to Naivasha in 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Naivasha are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Naivasha

Parks Nature
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Hell's Gate National Park ©
Hell's Gate National Park

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