8 days in Kenya Itinerary

8 days in Kenya Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kenya trip planner

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Mombasa
— 1 day
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Watamu
— 1 night
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Maasai Mara National Reserve
— 2 nights
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Nairobi
— 3 nights
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Mombasa

— 1 day
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.

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Mombasa online trip itinerary builder.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Mombasa is an approximately 13-hour flight. 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 drive to Watamu.

Things to do in Mombasa

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Watamu

— 1 night
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.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Watamu itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Mombasa to Watamu takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of bus and taxi. 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 · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

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Maasai Mara National Reserve

— 2 nights
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 see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Maasai Mara National Reserve journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Watamu to Maasai Mara National Reserve takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. 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

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
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Nairobi

— 3 nights

Green City in the Sun

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.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Nairobi visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Nairobi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. 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 · Parks

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Kenya travel guide

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Nature & Parks · National Parks · Safaris
The savannahs of Kenya contain some of the most iconic sights in Africa, stirred in the minds of many when they think of the continent. Big cats, elephants, and rhinos remain major inhabitants of this vast country, with a number of safari centers running trips across the region's World Heritage-listed national parks. Trips to rural villages, where many travelers choose to join up various volunteer projects, represent some of the most inspiring and enriching things to do in Kenya.