29 days in Kenya Itinerary

29 days in Kenya Itinerary

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Fly
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Nairobi
— 5 nights
Fly
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Maasai Mara National Reserve
— 4 nights
Fly to Mombasa, Ferry to Diani Beach
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Diani Beach
— 4 nights
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Drive to Likoni, Ferry to Mombasa, Drive to Watamu
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Watamu
— 4 nights
Drive
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Mombasa
— 4 nights
Train to Mtito Andei, Drive to Tsavo National Park East
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Tsavo National Park East
— 1 night
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Drive to Kibwezi, Train to Nairobi, Fly to Isiolo
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Isiolo
— 1 night
Fly
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Mount Kenya National Park
— 1 night
Fly
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Naivasha
— 4 nights
Drive to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Fly to Amsterdam

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Nairobi — 5 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.
Nairobi is known for parks, nature, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Nairobi National Park, browse the exhibits of Karen Blixen Museum, trek along Karura Forest, and stroll through Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Nairobi trip planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Nairobi is an approximately 12-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Nairobi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in January, expect Nairobi to be much warmer, temps between 30°C and 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can fly to Maasai Mara National Reserve.
Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
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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 22nd (Wed) surrounded by wildlife at Mara Triangle. There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Olare Orok Conservancy and tour the pleasant surroundings at Olypunyata Swamp.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Maasai Mara National Reserve trip planner.

You can fly from Nairobi to Maasai Mara National Reserve in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Nairobi in January, with highs in Maasai Mara National Reserve at 26°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Diani Beach.
Parks · Wildlife · Nature
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Diani Beach — 4 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Shimoni (Kisite-Mpunguti Marine National Park and Reserve & Slave Caves) and Coral Gardens (in Wasini Island). There's still lots to do: stroll through Diani Beach, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Diani Beach road trip website.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Diani Beach in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and ferry. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Maasai Mara National Reserve in January: highs in Diani Beach hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Watamu.
Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 29:

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.
Go for a jaunt from Watamu to Kilifi to see 3 Degrees South about 56 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get engrossed in the history at Gede Ruins, explore the activities along Mida Creek, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Watamu National Marine Park.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Watamu itinerary maker app.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Diani Beach to Watamu in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of car, ferry, bus, and taxi. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can drive to Mombasa.
Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors
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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.
Spend the 4th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Haller Park, see Off-Road Tours, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Mombasa trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Watamu to Mombasa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in February, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Tsavo National Park East.
Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks
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Tsavo National Park East — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): stroll through Tsavo East.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Tsavo National Park East trip planning app.

You can do a combination of train and car from Mombasa to Tsavo National Park East in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight, train, and car. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Isiolo.
Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 6 — 7:
Highlights from your trip

Isiolo — 1 night

Isiolo is a town in the former Eastern Province, Kenya. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): stroll through Lewa Wildlife Conservation and then stroll through Lewa Wildlife Conservancy.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Isiolo online itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of car, train, and flight from Tsavo National Park East to Isiolo takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, train, and flight. In February in Isiolo, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can fly to Mount Kenya National Park.
Parks · Wildlife
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Highlights from your trip

Mount Kenya National Park — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Lewis Glacier and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Kenya.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Mount Kenya National Park planning site.

Getting from Isiolo to Mount Kenya National Park by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in February, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Naivasha.
Parks · Nature
Side Trip
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Naivasha — 4 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Naivasha: Lake Nakuru (in Lake Nakuru National Park) and Mount Longonot (in Maai Mahiu). There's lots more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hell's Gate National Park, browse the exhibits of Enashipai Maa Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Crescent Island Game Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Naivasha trip builder app.

Fly from Mount Kenya National Park to Naivasha in 3 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Naivasha when traveling from Mount Kenya National Park in February, with lows around 13°C. You will leave for home on the 13th (Thu).
Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife
Side Trips
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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.