15 days in Kenya Itinerary

15 days in Kenya Itinerary

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15 days in Kenya Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Nairobi
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Maasai Mara National Reserve
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Mombasa
— 3 nights
train + Drive:  6​h
4
Tsavo National Park East
— 1 night
+2
Drive + train + Drive:  6​h
5
Naivasha
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Manchester

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.
Nairobi is known for parks, wildlife, museums, nature, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, see the interesting displays at Nairobi National Museum, stroll through David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, and stop by Matbronze Wildlife Art.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Nairobi day trip planning app .

Manchester, UK to Nairobi is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern African Time (EAT) is 3 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Manchester in June: high temperatures in Nairobi hover around 26°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Central Island National Park
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Nairobi National Park ©
Nairobi National Park
Giraffe Centre ©
Giraffe Centre
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ©
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

4
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 6th (Sat) surrounded by wildlife at Mara Triangle. Spend the 8th (Mon) surrounded by wildlife at Olare Orok Conservancy. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Ol Kinyei Conservancy, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Musiara Swamp.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Maasai Mara National Reserve trip website .

You can fly from Nairobi to Maasai Mara National Reserve in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mombasa.

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
Musiara Swamp ©
Musiara Swamp

3
nights
Mombasa

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.
Explore Mombasa's surroundings by going to Diani Beach (Diani Beach & Fishing Charters & Tours). There's much more to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Gazi Mangrove Boardwalk, look for gifts at Imani Collective, and get engrossed in the history at Fort Jesus Museum.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Mombasa day trip site .

Getting from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Mombasa by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Mombasa can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Tsavo National Park East.

Things to do in Mombasa

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Gazi Mangrove Boardwalk, Diani Beach
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Safaris
Diani Beach ©
Diani Beach
Haller Park ©
Haller Park

1
night
Tsavo National Park East

Tsavo National Park East ©
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): stroll through Tsavo East.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Tsavo National Park East trip planner .

Traveling by combination of train and car from Mombasa to Tsavo National Park East takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, train, and car. On the 13th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Naivasha.

Things to do in Tsavo National Park East

Parks Wildlife
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Tsavo East ©
Tsavo East

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): stroll through Crescent Island Game Park and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hell's Gate National Park.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Naivasha online visit planner .

Traveling by combination of car and train from Tsavo National Park East to Naivasha takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, train, and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in June, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Naivasha

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

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