10 days in Kenya & Tanzania Itinerary

10 days in Kenya & Tanzania Itinerary

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10 days in Kenya & Tanzania Itinerary

Start: Vancouver, Canada
Fly:  20​h 30​min
1
Nairobi, Kenya
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
4
Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 1 night
Fly:  25​h
End: Vancouver, Canada


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Nairobi, Kenya

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour. On the 12th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at One Off Contemporary Art Gallery, stroll through David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, stroll through Giraffe Centre, then examine the collection at Karen Blixen Museum, and finally look for gifts at Ocean Sole (Flip the Flop).

For reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Nairobi trip planner .

Vancouver, Canada to Nairobi is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. You'll lose 11 hours traveling from Vancouver to Nairobi due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Vancouver in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Nairobi: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Safaris
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ©
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
Giraffe Centre ©
Giraffe Centre

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Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

Maasai Mara National Reserve ©
Home to the Great Migration and Africa's exceptional wildlife, Maasai Mara is a must on a Kenya itinerary.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Mara Triangle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Olare Orok Conservancy.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Maasai Mara National Reserve online trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Nairobi to Maasai Mara National Reserve in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Nairobi in September, with highs in Maasai Mara National Reserve at 17°C and lows at 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Olare Orok Conservancy ©
Olare Orok Conservancy
Mara Triangle ©
Mara Triangle

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Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Serengeti National Park ©
Few adventures in the world invoke such vivid natural imagery as a trip to Serengeti National Park, a World Heritage Site known for its diverse animal life and memorable scenery.
On the 15th (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Serengeti National Park. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Oldupai Gorge and then stroll through Serengeti Hippo Pool.

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

Traveling by car from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Serengeti National Park takes 3.5 hours. In September in Serengeti National Park, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Serengeti National Park ©
Serengeti National Park
Retima Hippo Pool ©
Retima Hippo Pool
Oldupai Gorge ©
Oldupai Gorge

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Zanzibar City, Tanzania

Zanzibar City ©
Discover a myriad of attractions in Zanzibar City, like its World Heritage-listed historic core, charming beach villages, and the modern neighborhood of Ng'ambo.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Hamamni Persian Baths, then step off the mainland to explore Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, then contemplate the long history of House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib), and finally delve into the distant past at The Old Fort (Ngome Kongwe).

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Zanzibar City day trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Serengeti National Park to Zanzibar City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight. Traveling from Serengeti National Park in September, things will get much warmer in Zanzibar City: highs are around 35°C and lows about 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib) ©
House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib)
Prison Island - Changuu Private Island ©
Hamamni Persian Baths ©
Hamamni Persian Baths

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