12 days in Kenya Itinerary

12 days in Kenya Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kenya journey builder

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Fly
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Nairobi
— 3 nights
Train to Kibwezi, Drive to Tsavo National Park East
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Tsavo National Park East
— 1 night
Drive
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Amboseli National Park
— 1 night
Fly
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Maasai Mara National Reserve
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lake Nakuru National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Naivasha
— 2 nights
Drive to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Fly to Amsterdam

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Nairobi

— 3 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 22nd (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Spend the 23rd (Sun) exploring nature at Nairobi National Park. And it doesn't end there: stroll through David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, have some family-friendly fun at GP Karting, browse the exhibits of Karen Blixen Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of African Heritage House.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Nairobi trip planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Nairobi is an approximately 12-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Nairobi due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Amsterdam in June since evenings lows in Nairobi dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Tsavo National Park East.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Jun 20 — 23:

Tsavo National Park East

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Tsavo East.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Tsavo National Park East trip itinerary planning website.

Do a combination of train and car from Nairobi to Tsavo National Park East in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 24th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Amboseli National Park.

Things to do in Tsavo National Park East

Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 23 — 24:
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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.
To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Amboseli National Park trip builder tool.

You can drive from Tsavo National Park East to Amboseli National Park in 5.5 hours. June in Amboseli National Park sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. On the 25th (Tue), you're off to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Amboseli National Park

Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 24 — 25:

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 26th (Wed) surrounded by wildlife at Mara Triangle. Spend the 28th (Fri) surrounded by wildlife at Olare Orok Conservancy. It doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Ol Kinyei Conservancy.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Maasai Mara National Reserve trip builder app.

Traveling by flight from Amboseli National Park to Maasai Mara National Reserve takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Lake Nakuru National Park.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Wildlife · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 25 — 28:

Lake Nakuru National Park

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Hyrax Hill Prehistoric Site and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lake Nakuru.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Lake Nakuru National Park trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Lake Nakuru National Park in 6 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. In June in Lake Nakuru National Park, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 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
Find places to stay Jun 28 — 29:

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 30th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Hell's Gate National Park.

To find maps and more tourist information, go to the Naivasha trip website.

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Naivasha

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 1:
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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.