19 days in Kenya Itinerary

19 days in Kenya Itinerary

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Train to Frankfurt, Fly to Nairobi
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Nairobi
— 4 nights
Fly
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Maasai Mara National Reserve
— 4 nights
Fly
3
Naivasha
— 1 night
Drive
4
Lake Nakuru National Park
— 1 night
Drive
5
Tsavo National Park East
— 1 night
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Drive to Kibwezi, Train to Nairobi, Fly to Lamu Island
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Lamu Island
— 2 nights
Fly
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Gede
— 1 night
Drive
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Mombasa
— 4 nights
Fly

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Nairobi — 4 nights

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.
Karen Blixen Museum and Nairobi National Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Spend the 2nd (Thu) exploring nature at Nairobi National Park. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Giraffe Centre, see Off-Road Tours, trek along Karura Forest, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Nairobi trip planner.

Dusseldorf, Germany to Nairobi is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Dusseldorf to Nairobi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dusseldorf in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 17°C in Nairobi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Maasai Mara National Reserve.
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Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Museums
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Maasai Mara National Reserve — 4 nights

Home to the Great Migration and Africa's exceptional wildlife, Maasai Mara is a must on a Kenya itinerary.
Spend the 7th (Tue) surrounded by wildlife at Mara Triangle. It doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Ol Kinyei Conservancy and stroll through Olypunyata Swamp.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Maasai Mara National Reserve trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Nairobi to Maasai Mara National Reserve takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Naivasha.
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Naivasha — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Hell's Gate National Park.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Naivasha trip planning site.

You can fly from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Naivasha in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle. In June, daytime highs in Naivasha are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Lake Nakuru National Park.
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Lake Nakuru National Park — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Lake Nakuru.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Lake Nakuru National Park journey planner.

Traveling by car from Naivasha to Lake Nakuru National Park takes 2 hours. June in Lake Nakuru National Park sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 14°C at night. On the 11th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Tsavo National Park East.
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Tsavo National Park East — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Tsavo East.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Tsavo National Park East travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Lake Nakuru National Park to Tsavo National Park East by car takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car, flight, and train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Lamu Island.
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Lamu Island — 2 nights

On the 13th (Mon), indulge in some personalized pampering at Natural Lamu Beauty Spa and then contemplate the long history of Lamu Old Town. On the next day, appreciate the extensive heritage of Siyu Fort.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Lamu Island trip builder tool.

You can do a combination of car, train, and flight from Tsavo National Park East to Lamu Island in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car, train, and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Lamu Island can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Gede.
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Gede — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): take a peaceful walk through Arabuko-Sokoke Forest and then get engrossed in the history at Gede Ruins.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Gede trip planner.

You can fly from Lamu Island to Gede in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in June, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Mombasa.
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Mombasa — 4 nights

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Fort Jesus Museum and Old Town. Spend the 16th (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Haller Park and pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Aqeeq Galleria.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Mombasa road trip planner.

You can drive from Gede to Mombasa in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Gede in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 25°C in Mombasa. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.
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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.
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