8 days in Kenya Itinerary

8 days in Kenya Itinerary

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8 days in Kenya Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Nairobi
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Maasai Mara National Reserve
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Mombasa
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: London

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Nairobi National Park, browse the exhibits of Upepo Photography Gallery, and then stroll through David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Ocean Sole (Flip the Flop), then tour the pleasant surroundings at Giraffe Centre, then get your game on at GP Karting, and finally see Off-Road Tours.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Nairobi route app.

London, UK to Nairobi is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern African Time is 3 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Nairobi can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife Parks Nature
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David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ©
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
Nairobi National Park ©
Nairobi National Park
Giraffe Centre ©
Giraffe Centre

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mara Triangle. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Musiara Swamp and then identify plant and animal life at Olare Orok Conservancy.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Maasai Mara National Reserve online day trip planner.

Fly from Nairobi to Maasai Mara National Reserve in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mombasa.

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

3
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.
On the 6th (Mon), stop by Imani Collective, then stroll through Gazi Mangrove Boardwalk, then enjoy the sand and surf at Diani Beach, and finally get interesting insight from Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Haller Park and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Mombasa trip itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Mombasa in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. July in Mombasa sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 24°C at night. On the 8th (Wed), you're off to home.

Things to do in Mombasa

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Diani Beach, Gazi Mangrove Boardwalk
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Diani Beach ©
Diani Beach
Safaris
Haller Park ©
Haller Park

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