17 days in Kenya Itinerary

17 days in Kenya Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kenya trip itinerary planner

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Nairobi
— 4 nights
Drive
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Naivasha
— 1 night
Fly
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Mount Kenya National Park
— 1 night
Fly
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Maasai Mara National Reserve
— 4 nights
Fly
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Lamu Island
— 1 night
Fly
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Gede
— 1 night
Drive
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Mombasa
— 3 nights
Drive
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Tsavo National Park East
— 1 night
Drive

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Nairobi

— 4 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Karen Blixen Coffee Garden and Cottages and Shri Swaminarayan Mandir. Get in touch with nature at Nairobi National Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Karen Blixen Museum, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, take in the exciting artwork at Fundii Centre for the Arts, and pause for some serene contemplation at All Saints Cathedral.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Nairobi tour itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Nairobi. March in Nairobi sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car to Naivasha.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 26 — 30:

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.
On the 31st (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Enashipai Maa Museum and then explore the striking landscape of Hell's Gate National Park.

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Getting from Nairobi to Naivasha by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a shuttle. Expect slightly colder evenings in Naivasha when traveling from Nairobi in March, with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Mount Kenya National Park.

Things to do in Naivasha

Nature · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Mar 30 — 31:

Mount Kenya National Park

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Kenya.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Mount Kenya National Park online trip maker.

You can fly from Naivasha to Mount Kenya National Park in 4.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Mount Kenya National Park can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Mount Kenya National Park

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 1:
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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.
Get in touch with nature at Olare Orok Conservancy and Mara North Conservancy. Spend the 2nd (Thu) surrounded by wildlife at Mara Triangle. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Ol Kinyei Conservancy, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Musiara Swamp.

For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Maasai Mara National Reserve trip planner.

Fly from Mount Kenya National Park to Maasai Mara National Reserve in 6 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Lamu Island.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Tours
Find places to stay Apr 1 — 5:

Lamu Island

— 1 night
On the 6th (Mon), examine the collection at Lamu Museum and then contemplate the long history of Lamu Old Town.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Lamu Island travel route planner.

You can fly from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Lamu Island in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. In April, daytime highs in Lamu Island are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Gede.

Things to do in Lamu Island

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 5 — 6:

Gede

— 1 night
On the 7th (Tue), take a peaceful walk through Arabuko-Sokoke Forest and then get engrossed in the history at Gede Ruins.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Gede planner.

Fly from Lamu Island to Gede in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in April, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Mombasa.

Things to do in Gede

Museums · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 6 — 7:

Mombasa

— 3 nights
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.
Get in touch with nature at Diani Beach and Safaris. Do some cultural sightseeing at Fort Jesus Museum and Shree Cutch Satsang Swaminarayan Temple. When in Mombasa, make a side trip to see Waterskiing & Jetskiing in Diani Beach, approximately Diani Beach away. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Haller Park.

For maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Mombasa trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Gede to Mombasa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of taxi and bus. April in Mombasa sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Tsavo National Park East.

Things to do in Mombasa

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 7 — 10:

Tsavo National Park East

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Tsavo East.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Tsavo National Park East attractions tool.

You can drive from Mombasa to Tsavo National Park East in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or do a combination of flight, train, and car. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Tsavo National Park East

Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 10 — 11:
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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.