22 days in Kenya Itinerary

22 days in Kenya Itinerary

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22 days in Kenya Itinerary

Start: Doha
Fly:  10​h
1
Mombasa
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Diani Beach
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Watamu
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h
4
Lamu Island
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
5
Maasai Mara National Reserve
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
6
Nairobi
— 5 nights
Fly:  10​h
End: Doha

3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Scuba & Snorkeling and Nyali Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Fort Jesus Museum and Shree Cutch Satsang Swaminarayan Temple. Spend the 16th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Spend the 17th (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. It doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Haller Park.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Mombasa road trip tool .

Doha, Qatar to Mombasa is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. When traveling from Doha in July, plan for cooler days and little chillier nights in Mombasa: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Diani Beach.

Things to do in Mombasa

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nyali Beach ©
Nyali Beach

3
nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Gazi Mangrove Boardwalk. Escape the urban bustle at Safaris and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. The adventure continues: stroll through Diani Beach and stop by Sand & Sea Beach Shop.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Diani Beach trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Mombasa to Diani Beach takes 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Diani Beach are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Watamu.

Things to do in Diani Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Gazi Mangrove Boardwalk
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Safaris
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Diani Beach ©
Diani Beach

4
nights
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.
Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Scuba & Snorkeling. Discover out-of-the-way places like Mida Creek and Gede Ruins. Spend the 25th (Thu) exploring nature at Watamu National Marine Park. The adventure continues: explore and take pictures at Bio-Ken Snake Farm.

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Traveling by combination of flight and car from Diani Beach to Watamu takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Watamu when traveling from Diani Beach in July, with lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Lamu Island.

Things to do in Watamu

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trip

Gede Ruins
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling
Mida Creek ©
Mida Creek

1
night
Lamu Island

Lamu Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Siyu Fort, then examine the collection at Lamu Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Lamu Old Town.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Lamu Island online attractions planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Watamu to Lamu Island in an hour. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Lamu Island

Historic Sites Museums
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Lamu Old Town ©
Lamu Old Town
Siyu Fort ©
Siyu Fort
Lamu Museum ©
Lamu Museum

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.
Visiting Olare Orok Conservancy and Safaris will get you outdoors. Spend the 28th (Sun) surrounded by wildlife at Mara Triangle. There's more to do: soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

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Traveling by flight from Lamu Island to Maasai Mara National Reserve takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Nairobi.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Wildlife Parks Tours
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Mara Triangle ©
Mara Triangle
Olare Orok Conservancy ©
Olare Orok Conservancy
Balloon Rides

5
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Karen Blixen Museum and Nairobi National Museum. Visiting Karura Forest and Safaris will get you outdoors. Spend the 3rd (Sat) exploring nature at Nairobi National Park. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, stop by Utamaduni Craft Centre, and steep yourself in history at Karen Blixen Coffee Garden and Cottages.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Nairobi day trip planning tool .

Getting from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Nairobi by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In July in Nairobi, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ©
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
Karura Forest ©
Karura Forest
Safaris

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