20 days in Kenya Itinerary

20 days in Kenya Itinerary

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20 days in Kenya Itinerary

Start: Groningen
Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
Nairobi
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Maasai Mara National Reserve
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
3
Tsavo National Park East
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  7​h
4
Watamu
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h
5
Mombasa
— 5 nights
Fly:  22​h
End: Groningen

3
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 outdoors at Nairobi National Park and David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. Get some cultural insight at Karen Blixen Museum and Nairobi National Museum. Spend the 17th (Mon) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: stroll through Giraffe Centre, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, have some family-friendly fun at GP Karting, and get some jogging in at Karura Forest.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Nairobi online trip itinerary maker .

Groningen, Holland to Nairobi is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern African Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Groningen in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Nairobi, with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Nairobi National Park ©
Nairobi National Park
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Mara Triangle and Olare Orok Conservancy. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Ol Kinyei Conservancy, stroll through Musiara Swamp, and take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Maasai Mara National Reserve trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Nairobi to Maasai Mara National Reserve takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Tsavo National Park East.

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

1
day
Tsavo National Park East

Tsavo National Park East ©
On the 25th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Tsavo East.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Tsavo National Park East online trip itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Tsavo National Park East in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and car; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Watamu.

Things to do in Tsavo National Park East

Parks Wildlife
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Tsavo East ©
Tsavo East

3
nights
Watamu

Watamu ©
Hailed for its picturesque scenery and pristine beaches, the village of Watamu on Kenya's Indian Ocean coastline attracts both adventure seekers and those looking for a relaxing seaside holiday.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Gede Ruins and Mangrove Boardwalk Mida Creek. Visiting Watamu National Marine Park and Mida Creek will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, kick back and relax at Spiaggia delle Tartarughe, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and make a trip to Malindi.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Watamu road trip planning website .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Tsavo National Park East to Watamu in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in June, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mombasa.

Things to do in Watamu

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Gede, Mangrove Boardwalk Mida Creek
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Watamu National Marine Park ©
Watamu National Marine Park
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours

5
nights
Mombasa

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.
Visiting Diani Beach and Nyali Beach will get you outdoors. Get some cultural insight at Fort Jesus Museum and Old Town. Spend the 2nd (Tue) exploring nature at Mombasa Marine National Park. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, look for gifts at Imani Collective, tour the pleasant surroundings at Haller Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Shree Cutch Satsang Swaminarayan Temple.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Mombasa tour itinerary maker tool .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Watamu to Mombasa in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Watamu in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Mombasa, with lows of 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mombasa

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Diani Beach
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Diani Beach ©
Diani Beach
Safaris
Haller Park ©
Haller Park

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