29 days in Kenya Itinerary

29 days in Kenya Itinerary

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29 days in Kenya Itinerary

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
+4
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly + taxi:  1​h 45​min
4
Watamu
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h
5
Mombasa
— 4 nights
train + Drive:  6​h
6
Tsavo National Park East
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
7
Isiolo
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  1​h 45​min
8
Mount Kenya National Park
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  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, wildlife, museums, nature, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, explore the landscape on two wheels at Karura Forest, stop by Penny Winter Boutique, and examine the collection at Nairobi National Museum.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Nairobi trip planner .

Amsterdam, Holland to Nairobi is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern African Time (EAT) is 2 hours. Traveling from Amsterdam in January, things will get much hotter in Nairobi: highs are around 30°C and lows about 19°C. Finish up 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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David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ©
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
Nairobi National Park ©
Nairobi National Park
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 still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Olare Orok Conservancy and stroll through Olypunyata Swamp.

To see photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Maasai Mara National Reserve online road 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. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Nairobi in January, with highs in Maasai Mara National Reserve at 26°C and lows at 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Diani Beach.

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
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Diani Beach side-trips: Shimoni (Kisite-Mpunguti Marine National Park and Reserve & Slave Caves) and Coral Gardens (in Wasini Island). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Diani Beach, get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, see Surfing, Windsurfing & Kitesurfing, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

For ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Diani Beach trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by flight from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Diani Beach takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. When traveling from Maasai Mara National Reserve in January, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Diani Beach: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can 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
Coral Gardens ©
Coral Gardens

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.
When in Watamu, make a side trip to see 3 Degrees South in Kilifi, approximately 56 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape of Watamu National Marine Park, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take an in-depth tour of Gede Ruins, and delve into the lush surroundings at Arabuko-Sokoke Forest.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Watamu tour builder website .

You can do a combination of car, ferry, flight, and taxi from Diani Beach to Watamu in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In January, daytime highs in Watamu are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Mombasa.

Things to do in Watamu

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Gede, 3 Degrees South
Find places to stay Jan 29 — Feb 2:
Highlights from your plan
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. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, take a memorable tour with Tours, look for gifts at Imani Collective, and get engrossed in the history at Fort Jesus Museum.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Mombasa online road trip planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Watamu to Mombasa in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Mombasa can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to travel 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 ©
On the 7th (Fri), stroll through Tsavo East.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Tsavo National Park East online 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. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Isiolo.

Things to do in Tsavo National Park East

Wildlife Parks
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Tsavo East ©
Tsavo East

1
night
Isiolo

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

Take the guesswork out of planning a Isiolo vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Tsavo National Park East to Isiolo takes 7 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Isiolo can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Mount Kenya National Park.

Things to do in Isiolo

Wildlife Parks
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Lewa Wildlife Conservancy ©
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy

1
night
Mount Kenya National Park

Mount Kenya National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Lewis Glacier and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Kenya.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Mount Kenya National Park trip itinerary website .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Isiolo to Mount Kenya National Park takes 2 hours. February in Mount Kenya National Park sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can 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.
Explore Naivasha's surroundings by going to 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, tour the pleasant surroundings at Crescent Island Game Park, and examine the collection at Enashipai Maa Museum.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Naivasha visit planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Mount Kenya National Park to Naivasha takes 3 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Mount Kenya National Park in February since evenings lows in Naivasha dip to 13°C. On the 13th (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Naivasha

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Mount Longonot, Lake Nakuru
Find places to stay Feb 9 — 13:
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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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