8 days in Kenya Itinerary

8 days in Kenya Itinerary

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Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  14 h 30 min
1
Mombasa
— 1 day
Fly + Taxi:  1 h
2
Watamu
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 15 min
3
Maasai Mara National Reserve
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
4
Nairobi
— 3 nights
Fly:  11 h 30 min
End: Amsterdam

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Mombasa online trip itinerary builder.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Mombasa is an approximately 10.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and ferry. Traveling from Amsterdam to Mombasa, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in October, things will get much hotter in Mombasa: highs are around 35°C and lows about 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Watamu.

Things to do in Mombasa

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Safaris

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Gede Ruins and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Watamu itinerary tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Mombasa to Watamu takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Watamu, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Watamu

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Gede Ruins
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Safaris
Gede Ruins ©
Gede Ruins

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Olare Orok Conservancy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mara Triangle.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Maasai Mara National Reserve journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Watamu to Maasai Mara National Reserve takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Watamu in October, expect Maasai Mara National Reserve to be much colder, temps between 20°C and 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Nairobi.

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Giraffe Centre, see the interesting displays at Karen Blixen Museum, then stroll through David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, and finally stroll through Mugie Ranch.

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Nairobi visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Nairobi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In October, Nairobi is a bit warmer than Maasai Mara National Reserve - with highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C. On the 25th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Mugie Ranch
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Safaris
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ©
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
Giraffe Centre ©
Giraffe Centre

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