29 days in Kenya Itinerary

29 days in Kenya Itinerary

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Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  9 h
1
Nairobi
— 5 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
2
Maasai Mara National Reserve
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
3
Diani Beach
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Ferry + Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Watamu
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h
5
Mombasa
— 4 nights
Drive:  6 h
6
Tsavo National Park East
— 1 night
Drive:  7 h
7
Isiolo
— 1 night
Fly:  1 h 45 min
8
Mount Kenya National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 45 min
9
Naivasha
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  13 h 45 min
End: Amsterdam

5
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, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Nairobi National Park, examine the collection at Karen Blixen Museum, take a peaceful walk through Karura Forest, and stroll through David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Nairobi trip planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Nairobi is an approximately 12-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Nairobi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in January, expect Nairobi to be much warmer, temps between 30°C and 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Nairobi National Park ©
Nairobi National Park
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ©
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
Giraffe Centre ©
Giraffe Centre

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 22nd (Wed) surrounded by wildlife at Mara Triangle. There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Olare Orok Conservancy and tour the pleasant surroundings at Olypunyata Swamp.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Maasai Mara National Reserve trip planner.

You can fly from Nairobi to Maasai Mara National Reserve in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Nairobi in January, with highs in Maasai Mara National Reserve at 26°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Diani Beach.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Olare Orok Conservancy ©
Olare Orok Conservancy
Mara Triangle ©
Mara Triangle
Mara North Conservancy ©
Mara North Conservancy

4
nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Coral Gardens (in Wasini Island) and Shimoni (Kisite-Mpunguti Marine National Park and Reserve & Slave Caves). There's still lots to do: stroll through Diani Beach, get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and look for gifts at Sand & Sea Beach Shop.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Diani Beach road trip website.

Fly from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Diani Beach in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Maasai Mara National Reserve in January: highs in Diani Beach hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Watamu.

Things to do in Diani Beach

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Shimoni, Gazi Mangrove Boardwalk, Coral Gardens
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Diani Beach ©
Diani Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

4
nights
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.
Go for a jaunt from Watamu to Kilifi to see 3 Degrees South about 56 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Watamu National Marine Park, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore the activities along Mida Creek, and get engrossed in the history at Gede Ruins.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Watamu itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Diani Beach to Watamu in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can drive to Mombasa.

Things to do in Watamu

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Gede, 3 Degrees South
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Watamu National Marine Park ©
Watamu National Marine Park
Gede Ruins ©
Gede Ruins

4
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.
Spend the 4th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Haller Park, see Off-Road Tours, look for gifts at Imani Collective, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Mombasa trip planner.

Traveling by car from Watamu to Mombasa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In February, daytime highs in Mombasa are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Tsavo National Park East.

Things to do in Mombasa

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Safaris
Haller Park ©
Haller Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours

1
night
Tsavo National Park East

Tsavo National Park East ©
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): stroll through Tsavo East.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Tsavo National Park East trip planning app.

You can drive from Mombasa to Tsavo National Park East in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and car; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Isiolo.

Things to do in Tsavo National Park East

Parks Wildlife
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Tsavo East ©
Tsavo East

1
night
Isiolo

Isiolo ©
Isiolo is a town in the former Eastern Province, Kenya. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): stroll through Lewa Wildlife Conservation and then stroll through Lewa Wildlife Conservancy.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Isiolo online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Tsavo National Park East to Isiolo takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train. In February in Isiolo, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Mount Kenya National Park.

Things to do in Isiolo

Parks Wildlife
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Lewa Wildlife Conservancy ©
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy

1
night
Mount Kenya National Park

Mount Kenya National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Lewis Glacier and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Kenya.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Mount Kenya National Park planning site.

Getting from Isiolo to Mount Kenya National Park by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in February, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Naivasha.

Things to do in Mount Kenya National Park

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Lewis Glacier
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Mount Kenya ©
Mount Kenya
Lewis Glacier
Lewis Glacier

4
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Naivasha: Lake Nakuru (in Lake Nakuru National Park) and Mount Longonot (in Maai Mahiu). There's lots more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hell's Gate National Park, examine the collection at Enashipai Maa Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Crescent Island Game Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Naivasha trip builder app.

Fly from Mount Kenya National Park to Naivasha in 4.5 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Naivasha when traveling from Mount Kenya National Park in February, with lows around 13°C. You will leave for home on the 13th (Thu).

Things to do in Naivasha

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Lake Nakuru, Mount Longonot
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Hell's Gate National Park ©
Hell's Gate National Park
Lake Nakuru ©
Lake Nakuru
Mount Longonot ©
Mount Longonot

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