20 days in Kenya Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kenya trip planner
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Nairobi
— 3 nights
Fly
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Maasai Mara National Reserve
— 4 nights
Fly to Amboseli, Drive to Tsavo National Park East
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Tsavo National Park East
— 1 day
Drive
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Watamu
— 3 nights
Drive
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Mombasa
— 5 nights
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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.
Get in touch with nature at Nairobi National Park and Karura Forest. Do some cultural sightseeing at Karen Blixen Museum and Karen Blixen Coffee Garden and Cottages. Spend the 21st (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, have some family-friendly fun at GP Karting, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, and examine the collection at Nairobi National Museum.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Nairobi online trip itinerary builder.

Groningen, The Netherlands to Nairobi is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to East Africa Time (EAT) is 2 hours. Traveling from Groningen in September, expect Nairobi to be a bit warmer, temps between 29°C and 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Mara Triangle and Ol Kinyei Conservancy. Spend the 27th (Tue) surrounded by wildlife at Olare Orok Conservancy. Next up on the itinerary: take an exotic tour of a safari tour and tour the pleasant surroundings at Musiara Swamp.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Maasai Mara National Reserve online tour itinerary 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. Traveling from Nairobi in September, expect Maasai Mara National Reserve to be slightly colder, temps between 17°C and 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Tsavo National Park East.
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Tsavo National Park East — 1 day

Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): stroll through Tsavo East.

Before you visit Tsavo National Park East, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Tsavo National Park East in 8.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Watamu.
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Watamu — 3 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Gede Ruins and Mangrove Boardwalk Mida Creek. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Spiaggia delle Tartarughe. Spend the 1st (Sat) exploring nature at Watamu National Marine Park. There's still lots to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, explore the activities along Mida Creek, and make a trip to Malindi.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Watamu online travel planner.

Drive from Tsavo National Park East to Watamu in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car, train, bus, and taxi. In September, daytime highs in Watamu are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Mombasa.
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Mombasa — 5 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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Diani Beach and Nyali Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Safaris and Mombasa Marine National Park. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Fort Jesus Museum, visit Old Town, enjoy the sand and surf at Bamburi Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Haller Park.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Mombasa day trip planner.

Getting from Watamu to Mombasa by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Mombasa when traveling from Watamu in October, with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) 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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