46 days in Kenya Itinerary

46 days in Kenya Itinerary

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1
Nairobi
— 13 nights
2
Mount Kenya National Park
— 1 night
3
Lake Nakuru National Park
— 2 nights
4
Naivasha
— 3 nights
5
Narok
— 1 night
6
Maasai Mara National Reserve
— 5 nights
7
Shimoni
— 1 night
8
Diani Beach
— 4 nights
9
Mombasa
— 6 nights
10
Watamu
— 5 nights
11
Tsavo National Park East
— 3 nights

13
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.
Spend the 21st (Mon) exploring nature at Nairobi National Park. Spend the 23rd (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. And it doesn't end there: stroll through David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, trek along Karura Forest, see Off-Road Tours, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Nairobi trip tool.

Sydney, Australia to Nairobi is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to East Africa Time is minus 7 hours. When traveling from Sydney in December, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Nairobi: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Mount Kenya National Park.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Mugie Ranch, Central Island National Park
Find places to stay Dec 20 — Jan 2:
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Nairobi National Park ©
Nairobi National Park
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ©
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
Karen Blixen Museum ©
Karen Blixen Museum

1
night
Mount Kenya National Park

Mount Kenya National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Kenya.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Mount Kenya National Park day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Nairobi to Mount Kenya National Park takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in January, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time for travel to Lake Nakuru National Park.

Things to do in Mount Kenya National Park

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 3:
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Mount Kenya ©
Mount Kenya

2
nights
Lake Nakuru National Park

Lake Nakuru National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): explore the activities along Lake Nakuru. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Baboons & Vervits.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Lake Nakuru National Park trip maker app.

Explore your travel options from Mount Kenya National Park to Lake Nakuru National Park with the Route module. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Mount Kenya National Park in January since evenings lows in Lake Nakuru National Park dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can drive to Naivasha.

Things to do in Lake Nakuru National Park

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 5:
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Lake Nakuru ©
Lake Nakuru
Baboons & Vervits ©
Baboons & Vervits

3
nights
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.
Step out of Naivasha with an excursion to Mount Longonot in Maai Mahiu--about 42 minutes away. Spend the 6th (Wed) exploring nature at Hell's Gate National Park. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Naivasha.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Naivasha road trip planning website.

You can drive from Lake Nakuru National Park to Naivasha in 2 hours. In January in Naivasha, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Narok.

Things to do in Naivasha

Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Mount Longonot, Lake Naivasha
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 8:
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Hell's Gate National Park ©
Hell's Gate National Park
Mount Longonot ©
Mount Longonot
Lake Naivasha ©
Lake Naivasha

1
night
Narok

Narok ©
Narok is a town west of Nairobi that supports Kenya's economy in south-west of the country, along the Great Rift Valley. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Mara Naboisho Conservancy.

To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Narok tour itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Naivasha to Narok takes 2 hours. In January, daytime highs in Narok are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Narok

Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 9:
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Mara Naboisho Conservancy ©
Mara Naboisho Conservancy

5
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 10th (Sun) surrounded by wildlife at Mara Triangle. Spend the 11th (Mon) surrounded by wildlife at Olare Orok Conservancy. There's still lots to do: stroll through Mara North Conservancy and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Maasai Mara National Reserve holiday planner.

Drive from Narok to Maasai Mara National Reserve in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Narok in January, you will find days in Maasai Mara National Reserve are slightly colder (26°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Shimoni.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Wildlife · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 14:
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Olare Orok Conservancy ©
Olare Orok Conservancy
Mara Triangle ©
Mara Triangle
Mara North Conservancy ©
Mara North Conservancy

1
night
Shimoni

Shimoni
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): explore the fascinating underground world of Slave Caves, stroll around Kisite-Mpunguti Marine National Park and Reserve, and then explore the striking landscape at Coral Gardens.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Shimoni tour itinerary app.

Fly from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Shimoni in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and ferry. When traveling from Maasai Mara National Reserve in January, plan for somewhat warmer days in Shimoni, with highs around 32°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Diani Beach.

Things to do in Shimoni

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Coral Gardens
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Coral Gardens ©
Coral Gardens
Slave Caves ©
Slave Caves

4
nights
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.
Spend the 17th (Sun) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Spend the 18th (Mon) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Diani Beach, stroll through Colobus Conservation, tee off at Leisure Golf Club, and view the masterpieces at Diani Beach Art Gallery.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Diani Beach trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Shimoni to Diani Beach takes 1.5 hours. When traveling from Shimoni in January, plan for somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Diani Beach: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Mombasa.

Things to do in Diani Beach

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 19:
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Diani Beach ©
Diani Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Safaris

6
nights
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.
Spend the 20th (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Spend the 23rd (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: stroll through Haller Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Bamburi Beach, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and browse the different shops at Nyali Centre.

Find out how to plan Mombasa trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Diani Beach to Mombasa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi. In January, daytime highs in Mombasa are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to drive to Watamu.

Things to do in Mombasa

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 25:
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Safaris
Haller Park ©
Haller Park
Fort Jesus Museum ©
Fort Jesus Museum

5
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.
Spend the 26th (Tue) exploring nature at Watamu National Marine Park. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Watamu Beach, explore the activities along Mida Creek, see Off-Road Tours, and experience rural life at Bio-Ken Snake Farm.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Watamu trip planner.

You can drive from Mombasa to Watamu in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. On the 30th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Tsavo National Park East.

Things to do in Watamu

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Gede, Watamu Beach
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 30:
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Watamu National Marine Park ©
Watamu National Marine Park
Watamu Beach ©
Watamu Beach
Gede Ruins ©
Gede Ruins

3
nights
Tsavo National Park East

Tsavo National Park East ©
On the 31st (Sun), stroll through Tsavo East. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Epiya Chapeyu Tented Safari Camp.

To see photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Tsavo National Park East trip site.

You can drive from Watamu to Tsavo National Park East in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of taxi, bus, train, and car. You'll set off for home on the 2nd (Tue).

Things to do in Tsavo National Park East

Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 2:
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Tsavo East ©
Tsavo East

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