14 days in Kenya Itinerary

14 days in Kenya Itinerary

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14 days in Kenya Itinerary

Start: Kigali
Fly:  3​h
1
Mombasa
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  1​h
2
Watamu
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Maasai Mara National Reserve
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
4
Tsavo National Park East
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Train + Drive:  6​h
5
Naivasha
— 1 night
Shuttle:  2​h
6
Nairobi
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
End: Kigali

2
nights
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.
When in Mombasa, make a side trip to see Diani Beach in Diani Beach, approximately 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, buy something for everyone on your list at Nyali Centre, take an in-depth tour of Fort Jesus Museum, and look for gifts at Imani Collective.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Mombasa planning tool .

Kigali, Rwanda to Mombasa is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kigali to Mombasa. Traveling from Kigali in December, expect Mombasa to be a bit warmer, temps between 37°C and 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Watamu.

Things to do in Mombasa

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Diani Beach
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Diani Beach ©
Diani Beach
Safaris
Haller Park ©
Haller Park

2
nights
Watamu

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Mida Creek and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Watamu National Marine Park. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Local Ocean Conservation, then delve into the lush surroundings at Arabuko-Sokoke Forest, and then take an in-depth tour of Gede Ruins.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Watamu trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Mombasa to Watamu in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Watamu

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Gede
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Watamu National Marine Park ©
Watamu National Marine Park
Gede Ruins ©
Gede Ruins
Mida Creek ©
Mida Creek

4
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.
Spend the 21st (Sat) surrounded by wildlife at Mara Triangle. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Olare Orok Conservancy and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mara North Conservancy.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Maasai Mara National Reserve travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Watamu to Maasai Mara National Reserve takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. In December, Maasai Mara National Reserve is cooler than Watamu - with highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Tsavo National Park East.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Olare Orok Conservancy ©
Olare Orok Conservancy
Mara Triangle ©
Mara Triangle
Mara North Conservancy ©
Mara North Conservancy

1
night
Tsavo National Park East

Tsavo National Park East ©
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): stroll through Tsavo East.

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Do a combination of flight and car from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Tsavo National Park East in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and car; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Naivasha.

Things to do in Tsavo National Park East

Parks Wildlife
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Tsavo East ©
Tsavo East

1
night
Naivasha

Naivasha ©
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 25th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Crescent Island Game Park and then explore the striking landscape of Hell's Gate National Park.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Naivasha attractions planner .

Traveling by combination of car and train from Tsavo National Park East to Naivasha takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, train, and shuttle. In December, daily temperatures in Naivasha can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to take a shuttle to Nairobi.

Things to do in Naivasha

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Hell's Gate National Park ©
Hell's Gate National Park

3
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.
Nairobi is known for parks, museums, wildlife, nature, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Nairobi National Park, examine the collection at Nairobi National Museum, get interesting insight from Tours, and explore the galleries of Upepo Photography Gallery.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Nairobi trip itinerary planning app .

Take a shuttle from Naivasha to Nairobi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Nairobi when traveling from Naivasha in December, with lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nairobi

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

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