40 days in Kenya Itinerary

40 days in Kenya Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kenya itinerary maker

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Nairobi
— 8 nights
Fly
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Watamu
— 4 nights
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Drive to Mombasa, Ferry to Likoni, Drive to Diani Beach
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Diani Beach
— 5 nights
Drive to Likoni, Ferry to Mombasa
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Mombasa
— 6 nights
Fly
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Maasai Mara National Reserve
— 5 nights
Fly
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Amboseli National Park
— 1 night
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Tsavo National Park East
— 1 night
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Drive to Kibwezi, Train to Nairobi, Fly to Samburu
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Samburu National Reserve
— 2 nights
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Mount Kenya National Park
— 1 night
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Lake Nakuru National Park
— 2 nights
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Naivasha
— 4 nights
Drive to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Fly to Thessaloniki Macedonia International Airport

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Nairobi

— 8 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 25th (Sun) exploring nature at Nairobi National Park. Spend the 30th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: stroll through Giraffe Centre, trek along Ngong Hills, see the interesting displays at Karen Blixen Museum, and grab your bike and head to Karura Forest.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Nairobi road trip planner.

Thessaloniki, Greece to Nairobi is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Thessaloniki to Nairobi. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Thessaloniki in April: high temperatures in Nairobi hover around 30°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Watamu.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 24 — May 2:

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 5th (Wed) exploring nature at Watamu National Marine Park. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Gede Ruins, relax and rejuvenate at Yoga at Watamu Treehouse, experience rural life at Bio-Ken Snake Farm, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Watamu holiday planner.

You can fly from Nairobi to Watamu in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and car; or drive. In May, Watamu is a bit warmer than Nairobi - with highs of 34°C and lows of 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Diani Beach.

Things to do in Watamu

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 2 — 6:

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Diani Beach: Shimoni (Slave Caves & Kisite-Mpunguti Marine National Park and Reserve). Spend the 8th (Sat) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Diani Beach, surround yourself with nature on African Bush & Beach Adventures - Day tours, see exotic creatures in open habitats at Aqua Paradise Safaris Day Tours, and delve into the lush surroundings at Kaya Kinondo Sacred Forest.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Diani Beach day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Watamu to Diani Beach takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of taxi, bus, ferry, and car. May in Diani Beach sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mombasa.

Things to do in Diani Beach

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 6 — 11:

Mombasa

— 6 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 12th (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Spend the 15th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Haller Park, soothe aching muscles at Fitness For Life GYM, enjoy the sand and surf at Bamburi Beach, and see Off-Road Tours.

To see ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Mombasa trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Diani Beach to Mombasa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi. In May, daily temperatures in Mombasa can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Mombasa

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay May 11 — 17:

Maasai Mara National Reserve

— 5 nights
Home to the Great Migration and Africa's exceptional wildlife, Maasai Mara is a must on a Kenya itinerary.
Spend the 18th (Tue) surrounded by wildlife at Mara Triangle. Spend the 21st (Fri) surrounded by wildlife at Olare Orok Conservancy. The adventure continues: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour and stroll through Mara North Conservancy.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Maasai Mara National Reserve travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Mombasa to Maasai Mara National Reserve takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Amboseli National Park.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Tours
Find places to stay May 17 — 22:

Amboseli National Park

— 1 night
On a tour of Amboseli National Park, you can discover Kenya's diverse wildlife while enjoying stunning views of Mount Kilimanjaro in the distance.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): take in panoramic vistas at Observation Hill.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Amboseli National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Amboseli National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 21°C. On the 23rd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Tsavo National Park East.
Find places to stay May 22 — 23:
Highlights from your trip

Tsavo National Park East

— 1 night
On the 24th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Tsavo East.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Tsavo National Park East road trip website.

Traveling by car from Amboseli National Park to Tsavo National Park East takes 5.5 hours. On the 24th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Samburu National Reserve.

Things to do in Tsavo National Park East

Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay May 23 — 24:
Highlights from your trip

Samburu National Reserve

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Shaba National Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Reteti Elephant Santuary and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at Elephant Watch Camp & Safaris.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Samburu National Reserve trip planning site.

Getting from Tsavo National Park East to Samburu National Reserve by combination of car, train, and flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car, train, and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Mount Kenya National Park.

Things to do in Samburu National Reserve

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay May 24 — 26:

Mount Kenya National Park

— 1 night
On the 27th (Thu), take in the awesome beauty at Mount Kenya.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Mount Kenya National Park online travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Samburu National Reserve to Mount Kenya National Park takes 3 hours. In May, daytime highs in Mount Kenya National Park are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. On the 27th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Lake Nakuru National Park.

Things to do in Mount Kenya National Park

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay May 26 — 27:
Highlights from your trip

Lake Nakuru National Park

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Hyrax Hill Prehistoric Site and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lake Nakuru. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Baboons & Vervits.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Lake Nakuru National Park trip maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mount Kenya National Park to Lake Nakuru National Park. In May, daytime highs in Lake Nakuru National Park are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can go by car to Naivasha.

Things to do in Lake Nakuru National Park

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 27 — 29:

Naivasha

— 4 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Mount Longonot in Maai Mahiu (about 42 minutes away). Spend the 31st (Mon) exploring nature at Hell's Gate National Park. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Crescent Island Game Park, explore the activities along Lake Naivasha, and get engrossed in the history at Enashipai Maa Museum.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Naivasha online travel route planner.

You can drive from Lake Nakuru National Park to Naivasha in 2 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Naivasha can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Naivasha

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 29 — Jun 2:

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.