13 days in Kenya Itinerary

13 days in Kenya Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kenya sightseeing planner

Make it your trip
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Nairobi Region
— 7 nights
Bus to Wilson, Fly to Samburu National Reserve
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Samburu National Reserve
— 1 night
Fly to Nanyuki, Drive to Lake Nakuru National Park
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Lake Nakuru National Park
— 2 nights
Drive to Nairobi Wilson, Fly to Wasini Island
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Wasini Island
— 2 nights
Fly to Nairobi Wilson, Bus to Nairobi Region

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Nairobi Region

— 7 nights
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nairobi Region: The Forest (in Kimende Town), Machakos (Machakos People's Park & Maanzoni Sanctuary) and Sigona Golf Club (in Kikuyu). Spend the 17th (Fri) exploring nature at Central Island National Park.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Nairobi Region trip itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from The Netherlands, the closest major aiport is Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Samburu National Reserve.

Things to do in Nairobi Region

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 15 — 22:

Samburu National Reserve

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Reteti Elephant Santuary.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Samburu National Reserve tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Nairobi Region to Samburu National Reserve takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Lake Nakuru National Park.

Things to do in Samburu National Reserve

Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay May 22 — 23:
Highlights from your trip

Lake Nakuru National Park

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Hyrax Hill Prehistoric Site and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Nakuru. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Baboons & Vervits.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Lake Nakuru National Park trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Samburu National Reserve to Lake Nakuru National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May in Lake Nakuru National Park, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Wasini Island.

Things to do in Lake Nakuru National Park

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 23 — 25:

Wasini Island

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Kisite-Mpunguti Marine National Park and Reserve, head off the coast to Wasini Island, and then take in the waterfront at Wasini Womens Group Boardwalk.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Wasini Island trip itinerary builder tool.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Lake Nakuru National Park to Wasini Island in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Lake Nakuru National Park in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Wasini Island, with lows around 28°C. On the 27th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Wasini Island

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 25 — 27:

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.