7 days in Kenya Itinerary

7 days in Kenya Itinerary

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7 days in Kenya Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Nairobi
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Maasai Mara National Reserve
— 1 night
+4
Fly + Foot + Bus + Foot + Shuttle:  5​h
3
Naivasha
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: London

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, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, look for gifts at Ocean Sole (Flip the Flop), identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and view the masterpieces at Upepo Photography Gallery.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Nairobi travel planner.

London, UK to Nairobi is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern African Time (EAT), which is usually a 3 hour difference. July in Nairobi sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Nairobi

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

1
night
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 5th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Musiara Swamp and then look for all kinds of wild species at Olare Orok Conservancy.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Maasai Mara National Reserve trip tool.

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 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Naivasha.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Parks Wildlife
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Olare Orok Conservancy ©
Olare Orok Conservancy
Musiara Swamp ©
Musiara Swamp

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Crescent Island Game Park and then explore the striking landscape of Hell's Gate National Park.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Naivasha trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Naivasha in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Naivasha can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Naivasha

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Hell's Gate National Park ©
Hell's Gate National Park

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