8 days in Kenya Itinerary

8 days in Kenya Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kenya trip itinerary planner

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Fly
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Malindi
— 2 nights
Fly to Mombasa, Taxi to Mombasa
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Mombasa
— 1 night
Ferry to Likoni, Drive to Diani Beach
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Diani Beach
— 1 night
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Drive to Likoni, Ferry to Mombasa, Drive to Mombasa, Fly to Wasini Island
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Wasini Island
— 1 night
Fly
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Maasai Mara National Reserve
— 2 nights
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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Spiaggia delle Tartarughe and Scuba & Snorkeling. Change things up with these side-trips from Malindi: Watamu (Local Ocean Conservation, Yoga at Watamu Treehouse, &more). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Che Shale Beach.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Malindi travel planning app.

Nairobi to Malindi is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also take a bus; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Nairobi in January: high temperatures in Malindi hover around 36°C and lows are around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mombasa.

Things to do in Malindi

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

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Mombasa

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Nyali Beach and then see Off-Road Tours.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Mombasa travel app.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Malindi to Mombasa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in January, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Diani Beach.

Things to do in Mombasa

Outdoors · Tours · Beaches · Parks
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Diani Beach

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): stroll through Colobus Conservation and then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Diani Beach online attractions planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Mombasa to Diani Beach in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and flight. In January, daytime highs in Diani Beach are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Wasini Island.

Things to do in Diani Beach

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Adventure
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Wasini Island

— 1 night
On the 9th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Wasini's Blue Whale Boat Operators.

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Do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Diani Beach to Wasini Island in 4 hours. Traveling from Diani Beach in January, expect nights in Wasini Island to be a bit warmer, around 32°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Wasini Island

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
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Maasai Mara National Reserve

— 2 nights
Home to the Great Migration and Africa's exceptional wildlife, Maasai Mara is a must on a Kenya itinerary.
On the 10th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Ol Kinyei Conservancy. On the 11th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Olare Orok Conservancy.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Maasai Mara National Reserve vacation planning site.

Traveling by flight from Wasini Island to Maasai Mara National Reserve takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from Wasini Island in January, plan for slightly colder days and much colder nights in Maasai Mara National Reserve: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Wildlife · Parks
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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.