50 days in Kenya Itinerary

50 days in Kenya Itinerary

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Fly
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Kisumu
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nakuru
— 1 day
Drive
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Naivasha
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nyeri
— 1 night
Drive
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Nanyuki Town
— 1 night
Drive
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Meru Town
— 1 night
Drive
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Tsavo National Park East
— 2 nights
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Drive to Kibwezi, Train to Nairobi, Fly to Lamu Island
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Lamu Island
— 2 nights
Fly
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Malindi
— 2 nights
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Watamu
— 2 nights
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Nairobi
— 34 nights

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Kisumu

— 2 nights
Kisumu is a port city in Kisumu County, Kenya. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kisumu Impala Sanctuary. Keep things going the next day: stop by A to Z Ltd., see the interesting displays at Kisumu museum, and then explore the activities along Dunga Bay.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kisumu holiday maker app.

Nairobi to Kisumu is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also take a bus; or drive. When traveling from Nairobi in February, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Kisumu: temperatures range from 37°C by day to 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Nakuru.

Things to do in Kisumu

Nature · Parks · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Feb 15 — 17:

Nakuru

— 1 day
Nakuru is the fourth-largest city in Kenya, the capital of Nakuru County and former capital of the Rift Valley Province. On the 17th (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Baboons & Vervits.

For where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Nakuru day trip planning tool.

Drive from Kisumu to Nakuru in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and taxi. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Kisumu in February; daily highs in Nakuru reach 34°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Naivasha.

Things to do in Nakuru

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 17 — 18:
Highlights from your trip

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 18th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hell's Gate National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Naivasha, stroll through Crescent Island Game Park, and then see the interesting displays at Enashipai Maa Museum.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Naivasha trip planner.

You can drive from Nakuru to Naivasha in 1.5 hours. In February in Naivasha, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Nyeri.

Things to do in Naivasha

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 17 — 19:

Nyeri

— 1 night
Nyeri town is a town situated in the Central Highlands of Kenya. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): stroll through Solio Game Reserve.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Nyeri day trip planner.

You can drive from Naivasha to Nyeri in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Naivasha in February, you will find days in Nyeri are a bit cooler (30°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). On the 20th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Nanyuki Town.

Things to do in Nyeri

Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 19 — 20:

Nanyuki Town

— 1 night
On the 21st (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Ngare Ndare Forest Reserve, then stroll through Mount Kenya Wildlife Conservancy, and then make a trip to Equator Marker.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Nanyuki Town trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Nyeri to Nanyuki Town takes an hour. Traveling from Nyeri in February, Nanyuki Town is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Meru Town.

Things to do in Nanyuki Town

Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 20 — 21:

Meru Town

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): see the interesting displays at Meru Museum.

To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Meru Town trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Nanyuki Town to Meru Town takes 1.5 hours. In February in Meru Town, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Tsavo National Park East.

Things to do in Meru Town

Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 21 — 22:
Highlights from your trip

Tsavo National Park East

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Tsavo East.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Tsavo National Park East trip planner.

Traveling by car from Meru Town to Tsavo National Park East takes 10 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Lamu Island.

Things to do in Tsavo National Park East

Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 22 — 24:
Highlights from your trip

Lamu Island

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): examine the collection at Lamu Museum and then steep yourself in history at Lamu Old Town. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Siyu Fort.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Lamu Island trip website.

Getting from Tsavo National Park East to Lamu Island by combination of car, train, and flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car, train, and bus. February in Lamu Island sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can fly to Malindi.

Things to do in Lamu Island

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Feb 24 — 26:

Malindi

— 2 nights
Offering pristine, palm-lined beaches, all-inclusive resorts, and warm, sunny weather, the port town of Malindi rightly established itself as one of Kenya's prime tourism spots.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): kick back and relax at Che Shale Beach and then take in the dramatic natural features at Marafa-Hells Kitchen. On the next day, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then kick back and relax at Watamu Beach.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Malindi visit website.

Traveling by flight from Lamu Island to Malindi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in February, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Watamu.

Things to do in Malindi

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 26 — 28:

Watamu

— 2 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.
Yoga at Watamu Treehouse has been added to your itinerary. On the 1st (Mon), soothe aching muscles at Yoga at Watamu Treehouse and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Watamu National Marine Park. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Local Ocean Conservation, then contemplate the waterfront views at Mida Creek, and then get engrossed in the history at Gede Ruins.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Watamu holiday planner.

You can drive from Malindi to Watamu in an hour. In February, daily temperatures in Watamu can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Nairobi.

Things to do in Watamu

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 28 — Mar 2:

Nairobi

— 34 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nairobi: Limuru Country Club (in Limuru), The Reserve at Rimpa Estates Wildlife Conservancy (in Kiserian) and Sigona Golf Club (in Kikuyu). Spend the 3rd (Wed) exploring nature at Nairobi National Park. Make the 12th (Fri) a memorable day with a climbing tour. The adventure continues: stroll through David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, admire the striking features of African Heritage House, and surround yourself with nature on ToKenya.com.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Nairobi trip planner.

You can fly from Watamu to Nairobi in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and train; or drive. Traveling from Watamu in March, things will get slightly colder in Nairobi: highs are around 32°C and lows about 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nairobi

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 2 — Apr 5:

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.