12 days in Kenya Itinerary

12 days in Kenya Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kenya trip maker

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Fly to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Drive to Naivasha
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Naivasha
— 1 day
Drive
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Lake Nakuru National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Maasai Mara National Reserve
— 3 nights
Fly to Mombasa, Ferry to Diani Beach
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Diani Beach
— 1 night
Drive to Likoni, Ferry to Mombasa
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Mombasa
— 1 night
Train to Mtito Andei, Drive to Tsavo National Park East
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Tsavo National Park East
— 1 night
Drive to Kibwezi, Train to Nairobi
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Nairobi
— 3 nights
Fly

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Naivasha

— 1 day
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 28th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hell's Gate National Park.

To see reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Naivasha online route planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Naivasha is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Naivasha. Traveling from Amsterdam in October, you will find days in Naivasha are a bit warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can go by car to Lake Nakuru National Park.

Things to do in Naivasha

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 28:
Highlights from your trip

Lake Nakuru National Park

— 1 night
On the 29th (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Nakuru.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Lake Nakuru National Park online vacation planner.

Getting from Naivasha to Lake Nakuru National Park by car takes about 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Lake Nakuru National Park can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Lake Nakuru National Park

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 28 — 29:
Highlights from your trip

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 31st (Thu) surrounded by wildlife at Mara Triangle. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Olare Orok Conservancy and tour the pleasant surroundings at Musiara Swamp.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Maasai Mara National Reserve tour builder website.

Traveling by car from Lake Nakuru National Park to Maasai Mara National Reserve takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Lake Nakuru National Park in October, expect nights in Maasai Mara National Reserve to be about the same, around 10°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Diani Beach.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 29 — Nov 1:

Diani Beach

— 1 night
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.
On the 2nd (Sat), glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then stroll through Diani Beach.

To see photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Diani Beach online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Diani Beach by combination of flight and ferry takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and ferry. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Maasai Mara National Reserve in November, with highs in Diani Beach at 36°C and lows at 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Mombasa.

Things to do in Diani Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Adventure
Find places to stay Nov 1 — 2:

Mombasa

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): browse the different shops at Nyali Centre and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Mombasa day trip tool.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Diani Beach to Mombasa in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and taxi. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Tsavo National Park East.

Things to do in Mombasa

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 2 — 3:

Tsavo National Park East

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Tsavo East.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Tsavo National Park East online trip planner.

Traveling by combination of train and car from Mombasa to Tsavo National Park East takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, train, and car. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Nairobi.

Things to do in Tsavo National Park East

Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Nov 3 — 4:
Highlights from your trip

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.
Nairobi is known for parks, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Nairobi National Park, trot along with a tour on horseback, take in the exciting artwork at Upepo Photography Gallery, and take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Nairobi trip maker site.

You can do a combination of car and train from Tsavo National Park East to Nairobi in 5.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in November, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Nov 4 — 7:

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.