16 days in Kenya Itinerary

16 days in Kenya Itinerary

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16 days in Kenya Itinerary

Start: Barcelona
Fly + Drive:  20​h 15​min
1
Tsavo National Park East
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 45​min
2
Diani Beach
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Mombasa
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  30​min
4
Malindi
— 2 nights
Fly:  45​min
5
Lamu Island
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
6
Maasai Mara National Reserve
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
7
Nairobi
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Barcelona

2
nights
Tsavo National Park East

Tsavo National Park East ©
On the 22nd (Mon), stroll through Tsavo East. On your second day here, stroll through Forbidden Zone.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Tsavo National Park East route maker site .

Barcelona, Spain to Tsavo National Park East is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Barcelona to Tsavo National Park East due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Diani Beach.

Things to do in Tsavo National Park East

Wildlife Parks
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Tsavo East ©
Tsavo East
Forbidden Zone ©
Forbidden Zone

1
day
Diani Beach

Diani Beach ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Diani Beach, then cast your line with a fishing tour, and then stop by Sand & Sea Beach Shop.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Diani Beach online travel planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Tsavo National Park East to Diani Beach in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, train, and flight; or drive. In July in Diani Beach, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Mombasa.

Things to do in Diani Beach

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Diani Beach ©
Diani Beach

2
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.
On the 25th (Thu), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Mombasa visit planner .

You can drive from Diani Beach to Mombasa in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Malindi.

Things to do in Mombasa

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Safaris

2
nights
Malindi

Offering pristine, palm-lined beaches, all-inclusive resorts, and warm, sunny weather, the port town of Malindi rightly established itself as one of Kenya's prime tourism spots.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Mangrove Boardwalk Mida Creek, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then take an in-depth tour of Gede Ruins. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sun): kick back and relax at Spiaggia delle Tartarughe and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Che Shale Beach.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Malindi trip planner .

Malindi is just a stone's throw from Mombasa. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Mombasa in July since evenings lows in Malindi dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Lamu Island.

Things to do in Malindi

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Gede Ruins, Spiaggia delle Tartarughe, Mangrove Boardwalk Mida Creek
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Safaris
Che Shale Beach ©
Che Shale Beach
Gede Ruins ©
Gede Ruins

1
night
Lamu Island

Lamu Island ©
On the 29th (Mon), get to know the fascinating history of Siyu Fort, then see the interesting displays at Lamu Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Lamu Old Town.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Lamu Island itinerary planner .

You can fly from Malindi to Lamu Island in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In July, daily temperatures in Lamu Island can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Lamu Island

Historic Sites Museums
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Lamu Old Town ©
Lamu Old Town
Siyu Fort ©
Siyu Fort
Lamu Museum ©
Lamu Museum

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): stroll through Musiara Swamp and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Mara Triangle.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Maasai Mara National Reserve visit planner.

You can fly from Lamu Island to Maasai Mara National Reserve in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel to Nairobi.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Musiara Swamp ©
Musiara Swamp
Mara Triangle ©
Mara Triangle

4
nights
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.
Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Safaris. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Aero Club of East Africa (ACEA) and Karen Blixen Coffee Garden and Cottages. Spend the 2nd (Fri) exploring nature at Nairobi National Park. The adventure continues: stroll through Karura Forest.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Nairobi trip planner .

Getting from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Nairobi by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. July in Nairobi sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Safaris
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Karura Forest ©
Karura Forest

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