11 days in Kenya Itinerary

11 days in Kenya Itinerary

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11 days in Kenya Itinerary

Start: Riyadh
Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Nairobi
— 2 nights
Train + Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Tsavo National Park East
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  6​h 45​min
3
Maasai Mara National Reserve
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Diani Beach
— 1 night
+4
Drive + Ferry + Drive + Fly + Taxi:  1​h 45​min
5
Watamu
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  1​h
6
Mombasa
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Riyadh

2
nights
Nairobi

Nairobi ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): stroll through David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, browse the exhibits of Upepo Photography Gallery, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nairobi National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Mon): stroll through Giraffe Centre, then see the interesting displays at Karen Blixen Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Nairobi National Museum.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Nairobi trip itinerary builder tool .

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Nairobi is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Riyadh in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Nairobi: highs are around 28°C and lows about 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Tsavo National Park East.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife Parks Museums
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David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ©
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
Nairobi National Park ©
Nairobi National Park
Giraffe Centre ©
Giraffe Centre

1
night
Tsavo National Park East

Tsavo National Park East ©
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): stroll through Tsavo East.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Tsavo National Park East travel route builder .

You can do a combination of train and car from Nairobi to Tsavo National Park East in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Tue) to allow time for travel to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Tsavo National Park East

Wildlife Parks
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Tsavo East ©
Tsavo East

2
nights
Maasai Mara National Reserve

Maasai Mara National Reserve ©
Home to the Great Migration and Africa's exceptional wildlife, Maasai Mara is a must on a Kenya itinerary.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): stroll through Musiara Swamp and then identify plant and animal life at Olare Orok Conservancy. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Mara Triangle.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Maasai Mara National Reserve road trip app .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Tsavo National Park East to Maasai Mara National Reserve takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, train, and flight; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Maasai Mara National Reserve are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Diani Beach.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Olare Orok Conservancy ©
Olare Orok Conservancy
Mara Triangle ©
Mara Triangle
Musiara Swamp ©
Musiara Swamp

1
night
Diani Beach

Diani Beach ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Diani Beach.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Diani Beach trip itinerary builder app .

You can fly from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Diani Beach in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Maasai Mara National Reserve in January, expect nights in Diani Beach to be much warmer, around 27°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 38°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Watamu.

Things to do in Diani Beach

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Diani Beach ©
Diani Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
nights
Watamu

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.
Watamu is known for wildlife, nature, parks, adventure, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Watamu National Marine Park, take a memorable tour with Tours, contemplate the waterfront views at Mida Creek, and get engrossed in the history at Gede Ruins.

For other places to visit and more tourist information, you can read our Watamu online vacation builder .

Getting from Diani Beach to Watamu by combination of car, ferry, flight, and taxi takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mombasa.

Things to do in Watamu

Wildlife Tours Parks

Side Trip

Gede Ruins
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Watamu National Marine Park ©
Watamu National Marine Park

1
night
Mombasa

Mombasa ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): look for gifts at Imani Collective and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Haller Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Mombasa journey maker tool .

Getting from Watamu to Mombasa by combination of taxi and flight takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Mombasa

Wildlife Parks Shopping
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Haller Park ©
Haller Park

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