33 days in Kenya Itinerary

33 days in Kenya Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kenya attractions planner

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Fly to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Drive to Naivasha
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Naivasha
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lake Nakuru National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Mount Kenya National Park
— 1 night
Fly
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Samburu National Reserve
— 2 nights
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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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Mombasa
— 4 nights
Ferry to Likoni, Drive to Diani Beach
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Diani Beach
— 5 nights
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Drive to Likoni, Ferry to Mombasa, Drive to Watamu
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Watamu
— 4 nights
Fly
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Lamu Island
— 2 nights
Fly
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Maasai Mara National Reserve
— 4 nights
Fly
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Nairobi
— 6 nights
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Naivasha

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Hell's Gate National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Lake Oloidien, stroll through Crescent Island Game Park, and then get engrossed in the history at Enashipai Maa Museum.

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London, UK to Naivasha is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from London to Naivasha. Traveling from London in November, you will find days in Naivasha are much hotter (28°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (13°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can go by car to Lake Nakuru National Park.

Things to do in Naivasha

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 12 — 14:

Lake Nakuru National Park

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): surround yourself with nature on Smile to Africa Adventure and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Nakuru.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Lake Nakuru National Park trip maker.

Drive from Naivasha to Lake Nakuru National Park in 2 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Mount Kenya National Park.

Things to do in Lake Nakuru National Park

Wildlife · Nature · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Nov 14 — 15:

Mount Kenya National Park

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Kenya.

To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Mount Kenya National Park trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lake Nakuru National Park to Mount Kenya National Park. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Lake Nakuru National Park in November since evenings lows in Mount Kenya National Park dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Samburu National Reserve.

Things to do in Mount Kenya National Park

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 15 — 16:
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Samburu National Reserve

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Shaba National Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Wed): surround yourself with nature on Elephant Watch Camp & Safaris.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Samburu National Reserve using our trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Mount Kenya National Park to Samburu National Reserve takes 3 hours. On the 18th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Tsavo National Park East.

Things to do in Samburu National Reserve

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Nov 16 — 18:
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Tsavo National Park East

— 1 night
On the 19th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Tsavo East.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Tsavo National Park East online holiday planner.

Do a combination of flight, train, and car from Samburu National Reserve to Tsavo National Park East in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, flight, and train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Mombasa.

Things to do in Tsavo National Park East

Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 18 — 19:
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Mombasa

— 4 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 23rd (Mon) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Spend the 22nd (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Haller Park, take an in-depth tour of Fort Jesus Museum, stop by Imani Collective, and browse the different shops at Nyali Centre.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Mombasa travel route planner.

Drive from Tsavo National Park East to Mombasa in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car, train, and flight. In November, daytime highs in Mombasa are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Diani Beach.

Things to do in Mombasa

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Nov 19 — 23:

Diani Beach

— 5 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Diani Beach: Shimoni (Slave Caves & Kisite-Mpunguti Marine National Park and Reserve). Spend the 27th (Fri) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Diani Beach, zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, stroll through Colobus Conservation, and browse the different shops at The Diani Beach Shopping Centre.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Diani Beach route app.

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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Watamu.

Things to do in Diani Beach

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 23 — 28:

Watamu

— 4 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 1st (Tue) exploring nature at Watamu National Marine Park. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Gede Ruins, relax and rejuvenate at Yoga at Watamu Treehouse, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Local Ocean Conservation.

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Watamu tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Diani Beach to Watamu by combination of car and ferry takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of car, ferry, bus, and taxi. In November in Watamu, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Lamu Island.

Things to do in Watamu

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 28 — Dec 2:

Lamu Island

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): examine the collection at Lamu Museum and then steep yourself in history at Lamu Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Siyu Fort.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Lamu Island online trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Watamu to Lamu Island in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Watamu in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Lamu Island, with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Lamu Island

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 2 — 4:

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 5th (Sat) surrounded by wildlife at Mara Triangle. Spend the 6th (Sun) surrounded by wildlife at Olare Orok Conservancy. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mara North Conservancy.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Maasai Mara National Reserve online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Lamu Island to Maasai Mara National Reserve takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Lamu Island in December; daily highs in Maasai Mara National Reserve reach 23°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Nairobi.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Wildlife · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 4 — 8:

Nairobi

— 6 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 9th (Wed) exploring nature at Nairobi National Park. Spend the 11th (Fri) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Karen Blixen Museum, admire the striking features of African Heritage House, stroll the grounds of Nairobi War Cemetery, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Swaminarayan Mandir.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Nairobi online trip builder.

Getting from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Nairobi by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Maasai Mara National Reserve in December, with highs in Nairobi at 28°C and lows at 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Dec 8 — 14:

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.