33 days in Kenya & Uganda Itinerary

33 days in Kenya & Uganda Itinerary

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Nairobi, Kenya
— 3 nights
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Nairobi, Kenya
— 1 night
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Lamu Island, Kenya
— 3 nights
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Watamu, Kenya
— 5 nights
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Mombasa, Kenya
— 3 nights
Ferry to Likoni, Drive to Diani Beach
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Diani Beach, Kenya
— 6 nights
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Drive to Mombasa Moi International Airport, Fly to Entebbe International Airport, Drive to Kampala
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Kampala, Uganda
— 5 nights
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Nairobi, Kenya
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Nairobi, Kenya

— 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 13th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Spend the 15th (Sun) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. And it doesn't end there: explore the landscape on two wheels at Karura Forest, stop by Utamaduni Craft Centre, and take in the exciting artwork at Fundii Centre for the Arts.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Nairobi online trip maker.

London, UK to Nairobi is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from London to Nairobi due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from London in November: high temperatures in Nairobi hover around 28°C and lows are around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Nairobi.

Things to do in Nairobi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 12 — 15:

Nairobi, Kenya

— 1 night

Green City in the Sun

Before you visit Nairobi, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

On the 16th (Mon), you're off to Lamu Island.

Things to do in Nairobi

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 15 — 16:

Lamu Island, Kenya

— 3 nights
Lamu Island is known for historic sites, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Lamu Old Town, get to know the fascinating history of Siyu Fort, and see the interesting displays at Lamu Museum.

To see maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Lamu Island trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from Nairobi to Lamu Island takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Nairobi in November; daily highs in Lamu Island reach 38°C and lows reach 28°C. On the 19th (Thu), you'll travel to Watamu.

Things to do in Lamu Island

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 16 — 19:

Watamu, Kenya

— 5 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 (Sat) exploring nature at Watamu National Marine Park. The adventure continues: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, see Off-Road Tours, and delve into the lush surroundings at Arabuko-Sokoke Forest.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Watamu road trip planner.

Fly from Lamu Island to Watamu in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. November in Watamu sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Mombasa.

Things to do in Watamu

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 19 — 24:

Mombasa, Kenya

— 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.
Spend the 27th (Fri) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Haller Park, wander the streets of Old Town, buy something for everyone on your list at Nyali Centre, and stop by Imani Collective.

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Mombasa travel planning site.

Traveling by car from Watamu to Mombasa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In November, daily temperatures in Mombasa can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Diani Beach.

Things to do in Mombasa

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Nov 24 — 27:

Diani Beach, Kenya

— 6 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.
Explore Diani Beach's surroundings by going to Shimoni (Slave Caves & Kisite-Mpunguti Marine National Park and Reserve). Spend the 30th (Mon) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Spend the 1st (Tue) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Diani Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Marco Polo Safaris, play a few rounds at Leisure Golf Club, and take a memorable tour with Skydive Diani.

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You can do a combination of ferry and car from Mombasa to Diani Beach in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight. In November, daily temperatures in Diani Beach can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time for travel to Kampala.

Things to do in Diani Beach

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 27 — Dec 3:

Kampala, Uganda

— 5 nights
Kampala enjoys the reputation of a modern city with a buzzing atmosphere--it also serves as a good base point for exploring the surrounding area.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kampala: Jinja (The Woody Option Club & Nile River Explorers) and Entebbe (Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Centre & Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary). Spend the 4th (Fri) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Spend the 9th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gaddafi National Mosque, don't miss a visit to Baha'i Temple, and see the interesting displays at Uganda Museum.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Kampala visit planner.

Explore your travel options from Diani Beach to Kampala with the Route module. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Diani Beach in December, with highs in Kampala at 30°C and lows at 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Nairobi.

Things to do in Kampala

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 3 — 9:

Nairobi, Kenya

— 4 nights

Green City in the Sun

Spend the 10th (Thu) exploring nature at Nairobi National Park. Spend the 13th (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. See some other sides of Nairobi: examine the collection at Karen Blixen Museum, stroll through David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, see Off-Road Tours, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Nairobi War Cemetery.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Nairobi road trip app.

Traveling by flight from Kampala to Nairobi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Nairobi when traveling from Kampala in December, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 9 — 13:

Kenya travel guide

4.3
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.

Uganda travel guide

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Nature & Parks · River Rafting & Tubing · National Parks
Pearl of Africa
Though small in area, Uganda represents one of the most populated landlocked countries in the world. You can feel this in the lakeside capital, but so much of the country remains untamed and untamable, with great lakes and towering mountains chief among the wilder sights. A recent troubled past delayed the growth of tourism in Uganda, but visitors now arrive in larger numbers, primarily drawn by the diverse wildlife that inhabits the country's mountains and forests. Notably, Uganda houses half of the world's population of mountain gorillas.