13 days in Kenya & Tanzania Itinerary

13 days in Kenya & Tanzania Itinerary

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13 days in Kenya & Tanzania Itinerary

Start: Mumbai, India
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Nairobi, Kenya
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
4
Tarangire National Park, Tanzania
— 1 day
Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 15​min
6
Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Watamu, Kenya
— 1 night
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Mumbai, India


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3
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Nairobi, Kenya

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Nairobi National Park and David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. Do some cultural sightseeing at Karen Blixen Museum and All Saints Cathedral. Spend the 11th (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Giraffe Centre, enjoy some diversion at GP Karting, and contemplate the long history of Karen Blixen Coffee Garden and Cottages.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Nairobi journey maker app .

Mumbai, India to Nairobi is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Mumbai to Nairobi is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Mumbai in July, you will find days in Nairobi are slightly colder (26°C), and nights are cooler (16°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Nairobi

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

2
nights
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

Maasai Mara National Reserve ©
Home to the Great Migration and Africa's exceptional wildlife, Maasai Mara is a must on a Kenya itinerary.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Mara Triangle. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Ol Kinyei Conservancy.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Maasai Mara National Reserve trip builder tool .

Getting from Nairobi to Maasai Mara National Reserve by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Mara Triangle ©
Mara Triangle

2
nights
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Serengeti National Park ©
Few adventures in the world invoke such vivid natural imagery as a trip to Serengeti National Park, a World Heritage Site known for its diverse animal life and memorable scenery.
On the 16th (Tue), get outside with Outdoor Activities and then explore the striking landscape at Oldupai Gorge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seronera.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Serengeti National Park online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Serengeti National Park takes 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Tarangire National Park.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Oldupai Gorge
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Oldupai Gorge ©
Oldupai Gorge
Seronera ©
Seronera

1
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Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

Tarangire National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Tarangire National Park.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Tarangire National Park trip planning site .

You can drive from Serengeti National Park to Tarangire National Park in 6.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Kilimanjaro National Park.

Things to do in Tarangire National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Tarangire National Park ©
Tarangire National Park

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night
Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania

Kilimanjaro National Park
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Kilimanjaro.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Kilimanjaro National Park tour builder site .

Getting from Tarangire National Park to Kilimanjaro National Park by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Kilimanjaro National Park

Parks Nature
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Mount Kilimanjaro
Mount Kilimanjaro

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Zanzibar City, Tanzania

Zanzibar City ©
Discover a myriad of attractions in Zanzibar City, like its World Heritage-listed historic core, charming beach villages, and the modern neighborhood of Ng'ambo.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Hamamni Persian Baths, then head off the coast to Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, then admire the striking features of House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib), and finally explore the ancient world of The Old Fort (Ngome Kongwe).

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Zanzibar City trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Kilimanjaro National Park to Zanzibar City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July in Zanzibar City, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Watamu.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

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House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib) ©
House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib)
Prison Island - Changuu Private Island ©
Hamamni Persian Baths ©
Hamamni Persian Baths

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night
Watamu, Kenya

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): take an exotic tour of a safari tour and then take an in-depth tour of Gede Ruins.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Watamu sightseeing planner.

Do a combination of flight and car from Zanzibar City to Watamu in 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in Watamu are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Watamu

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Gede Ruins
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Safaris
Gede Ruins ©
Gede Ruins

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