20 days in Kenya Itinerary

20 days in Kenya Itinerary

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Mombasa
— 2 nights
Ferry to Likoni, Drive to Diani Beach
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Diani Beach
— 3 nights
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Drive to Likoni, Ferry to Mombasa, Drive to Watamu
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Watamu
— 4 nights
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Maasai Mara National Reserve
— 4 nights
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Nairobi
— 5 nights
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Mombasa — 2 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Nyali Beach and Off-Road Tours. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Scuba & Snorkeling and Imani Collective. Spend the 23rd (Fri) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Haller Park.

For ratings and other tourist information, use the Mombasa day trip tool.

Memmingen, Germany to Mombasa is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Memmingen to Mombasa due to the time zone difference. In December, Mombasa is much warmer than Memmingen - with highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Diani Beach.
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Diani Beach — 3 nights

On a vacation in Diani Beach, a bustling resort town on Kenya's eastern coast, you can take advantage of a pristine sandy shore fringed by a verdant forest.
Explore hidden gems such as Safaris and Scuba & Snorkeling. Step out of the city life by going to African Bush & Beach Adventures - Day tours and Diani Beach. There's more to do: stroll through Colobus Conservation.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Diani Beach route maker site.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Mombasa to Diani Beach takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Watamu.
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Watamu — 4 nights

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Off-Road Tours. Discover out-of-the-way places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Gede Ruins. And it doesn't end there: deepen your understanding at Local Ocean Conservation, relax and rejuvenate at Yoga at Watamu Treehouse, head off the coast to Isola dell'Amore Watamu, and enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia delle Tartarughe.

To find maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Watamu trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Diani Beach to Watamu by combination of car and ferry takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of car, ferry, bus, and taxi. In December, daytime highs in Watamu are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to fly to Maasai Mara National Reserve.
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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.
Get in touch with nature at Maasai Mara National Reserve and Musiara Swamp. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Olare Orok Conservancy and Mara North Conservancy. Spend the 5th (Thu) surrounded by wildlife at Mara Triangle.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Maasai Mara National Reserve road trip site.

You can fly from Watamu to Maasai Mara National Reserve in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Watamu in January, expect nights in Maasai Mara National Reserve to be much colder, around 11°C, while days are little chillier, around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Nairobi.
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Nairobi — 5 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Karen Blixen Museum and Nairobi National Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Nairobi National Park and Giraffe Centre. Spend the 8th (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: stroll through Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, see Off-Road Tours, buy something for everyone on your list at The Hub Karen, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Nairobi journey maker.

Traveling by flight from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Nairobi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Maasai Mara National Reserve in January, expect Nairobi to be somewhat warmer, temps between 30°C and 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel 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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