17 days in Kenya Itinerary

17 days in Kenya Itinerary

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Nairobi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Naivasha
— 1 night
Fly
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Mount Kenya National Park
— 1 night
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Fly to Nairobi Wilson, Train to Kibwezi, Drive to Tsavo National Park East
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Tsavo National Park East
— 1 night
Drive
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Watamu
— 3 nights
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Drive to Mombasa, Ferry to Likoni, Drive to Diani Beach
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Diani Beach
— 2 nights
Drive to Likoni, Ferry to Mombasa
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Mombasa
— 1 night
Fly
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Maasai Mara National Reserve
— 4 nights
Fly

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Nairobi

— 3 nights

Green City in the Sun

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 14th (Sun) exploring nature at Nairobi National Park. Spend the 17th (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's lots more to do: stroll through David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, see the interesting displays at Karen Blixen Museum, get interesting insight from Tours, and browse the different shops at The Hub Karen.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Nairobi trip maker tool.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Nairobi. In February in Nairobi, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Naivasha.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks
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Naivasha

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hell's Gate National Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Naivasha tour itinerary site.

You can drive from Nairobi to Naivasha in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Expect slightly colder evenings in Naivasha when traveling from Nairobi in February, with lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Mount Kenya National Park.

Things to do in Naivasha

Nature · Parks
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Mount Kenya National Park

— 1 night
On the 19th (Fri), take in the awesome beauty at Mount Kenya.

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Mount Kenya National Park day trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Naivasha to Mount Kenya National Park takes 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in February, and nighttime lows around 16°C. On the 19th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Tsavo National Park East.

Things to do in Mount Kenya National Park

Nature · Parks
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Tsavo National Park East

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): stroll through Tsavo East.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Tsavo National Park East trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by combination of flight, train, and car from Mount Kenya National Park to Tsavo National Park East takes 7.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Watamu.

Things to do in Tsavo National Park East

Parks · Wildlife
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Watamu

— 3 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.
Spend the 21st (Sun) exploring nature at Watamu National Marine Park. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Gede Ruins, take a peaceful walk through Arabuko-Sokoke Forest, soothe aching muscles at Yoga at Watamu Treehouse, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mida Creek.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Watamu trip builder site.

You can drive from Tsavo National Park East to Watamu in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car, train, bus, and taxi. In February, daily temperatures in Watamu can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Diani Beach.

Things to do in Watamu

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

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Diani Beach

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): stroll through Colobus Conservation and then kick back and relax at Diani Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Diani Beach online trip maker.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Watamu to Diani Beach in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of taxi, bus, ferry, and car. February in Diani Beach sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Mombasa.

Things to do in Diani Beach

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
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Mombasa

— 1 night
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.
On the 26th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Fort Jesus Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Haller Park, and then soothe aching muscles at Fitness For Life GYM.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Mombasa tour itinerary planning website.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Diani Beach to Mombasa in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and taxi. In February, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Mombasa

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Spas
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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 27th (Sat) surrounded by wildlife at Mara Triangle. Spend the 28th (Sun) surrounded by wildlife at Olare Orok Conservancy. There's more to do: stroll through Mara North Conservancy.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Maasai Mara National Reserve trip itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Mombasa to Maasai Mara National Reserve in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In February, Maasai Mara National Reserve is cooler than Mombasa - with highs of 25°C and lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
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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.