21 days in Kenya Itinerary

21 days in Kenya Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kenya route builder
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Nairobi
— 1 day
Fly
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Maasai Mara National Reserve
— 3 nights
Fly to Kisumu, Drive to Lake Nakuru National Park
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Lake Nakuru National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mount Kenya National Park
— 2 nights
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Naivasha
— 3 nights
Drive
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Tsavo National Park East
— 3 nights
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Drive to Mtito Andei, Train to Mombasa, Ferry to Likoni, Drive to Diani Beach
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Diani Beach
— 1 night
Drive
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Chyulu Hills National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Amboseli National Park
— 2 nights
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Nairobi
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Nairobi — 1 day

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): stroll through Nairobi National Park.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, use the Nairobi online road trip planner.

Munich, Germany to Nairobi is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Munich to Nairobi, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Munich in December: high temperatures in Nairobi hover around 28°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Maasai Mara National Reserve.
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Nature · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 23:
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Maasai Mara National Reserve — 3 nights

Home to the Great Migration and Africa's exceptional wildlife, Maasai Mara is a must on a Kenya itinerary.
Get outdoors at Maasai Mara National Reserve and Mara North Conservancy. Discover out-of-the-way places like Olare Orok Conservancy and Musiara Swamp. Spend the 25th (Sun) surrounded by wildlife at Mara Triangle.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Maasai Mara National Reserve route planning tool.

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. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Nairobi in December: high temperatures in Maasai Mara National Reserve hover around 23°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lake Nakuru National Park.
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Find places to stay Dec 23 — 27:

Lake Nakuru National Park — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Baboons & Vervits. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: surround yourself with nature on County Simba Safaris Day Tours and then steep yourself in history at Hyrax Hill Prehistoric Site.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Lake Nakuru National Park online trip builder.

Do a combination of flight and car from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Lake Nakuru National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Maasai Mara National Reserve, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Lake Nakuru National Park, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Mount Kenya National Park.
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Find places to stay Dec 27 — 29:

Mount Kenya National Park — 2 nights

On the 30th (Fri), get to know the fascinating history of Mount Kenya.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Mount Kenya National Park driving holiday site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lake Nakuru National Park to Mount Kenya National Park. When traveling from Lake Nakuru National Park in December, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Mount Kenya National Park: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 15°C at night. You'll set off for Naivasha on the 31st (Sat).
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Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 31:
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Naivasha — 3 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): stroll through Soysambu Conservancy. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Lake Naivasha, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Naivasha Raptor Centre, then relax and rejuvenate at Siyara Spa, and finally see the interesting displays at Enashipai Maa Museum.

For where to stay and more tourist information, refer to the Naivasha online holiday planner.

You can fly from Mount Kenya National Park to Naivasha in 3 hours. While traveling from Mount Kenya National Park, expect a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Naivasha, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Tsavo National Park East.
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Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 3:

Tsavo National Park East — 3 nights

Get outdoors at Tsavo East and Epiya Chapeyu Tented Safari Camp.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Tsavo National Park East road trip planning website.

You can drive from Naivasha to Tsavo National Park East in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and car; or do a combination of shuttle, train, and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Diani Beach.
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Diani Beach — 1 night

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.
On the 6th (Fri), take an exotic tour of a safari tour. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and then enjoy the sand and surf at Diani Beach.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Diani Beach trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of car, train, and ferry from Tsavo National Park East to Diani Beach takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, train, and flight. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in January, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Chyulu Hills National Park.
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Find places to stay Jan 6 — 7:

Chyulu Hills National Park — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Chyulu Hills Lava Tube.

Find out how to plan Chyulu Hills National Park trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Diani Beach to Chyulu Hills National Park. Traveling from Diani Beach in January, expect a bit cooler with lows of 22°C in Chyulu Hills National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Amboseli National Park.
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Find places to stay Jan 7 — 8:

Amboseli National Park — 2 nights

On a tour of Amboseli National Park, you can discover Kenya's diverse wildlife while enjoying stunning views of Mount Kilimanjaro in the distance.
On the 9th (Mon), take an exotic tour of Elephant Garden Safaris and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Selenkay Conservancy. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Amboseli National Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Amboseli National Park online visit planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Chyulu Hills National Park to Amboseli National Park. In January, daily temperatures in Amboseli National Park can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Nairobi.
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Find places to stay Jan 8 — 10:

Nairobi

Green City in the Sun

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Nairobi route planner.

Traveling by flight from Amboseli National Park to Nairobi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Amboseli National Park in January, things will get slightly colder in Nairobi: highs are around 30°C and lows about 19°C. On the 10th (Tue), you'll travel back home.
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Find places to stay Jan 10 — 11:

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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