14 days in Kenya Itinerary

14 days in Kenya Itinerary

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14 days in Kenya Itinerary

Start: Nairobi
1
Nairobi
— 3 nights
shuttle:  1​h 30​min
2
Naivasha
— 1 night
+2
Drive + train + Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Amboseli National Park
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  3​h 30​min
4
Maasai Mara National Reserve
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Watamu
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 45​min
6
Mombasa
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
End: Nairobi

3
nights
Nairobi

Nairobi ©
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 24th (Tue) exploring nature at Nairobi National Park. Spend the 25th (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, take in the exciting artwork at Upepo Photography Gallery, see the interesting displays at Karen Blixen Museum, and look for gifts at Utamaduni Craft Centre.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Nairobi trip planner

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Nairobi. In October, daytime highs in Nairobi are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Naivasha.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife Parks Nature
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David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ©
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
Giraffe Centre ©
Giraffe Centre
Nairobi National Park ©
Nairobi National Park

1
night
Naivasha

Naivasha ©
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 27th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Hell's Gate National Park.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Naivasha driving holiday planner

You can drive from Nairobi to Naivasha in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a shuttle. Traveling from Nairobi in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 14°C in Naivasha. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Amboseli National Park.

Things to do in Naivasha

Nature Parks
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Hell's Gate National Park ©
Hell's Gate National Park

1
night
Amboseli National Park

Amboseli National Park ©
On a tour of Amboseli National Park, you can discover Kenya's diverse wildlife while enjoying stunning views of Mount Kilimanjaro in the distance.
On the 28th (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Amboseli National Park.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Amboseli National Park trip itinerary planner

Getting from Naivasha to Amboseli National Park by combination of car and flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Naivasha in October, expect Amboseli National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 36°C and 22°C. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Sun) before leaving for Maasai Mara National Reserve.
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Observation Hill ©
Observation Hill

4
nights
Maasai Mara National Reserve

Maasai Mara National Reserve ©
Home to the Great Migration and Africa's exceptional wildlife, Maasai Mara is a must on a Kenya itinerary.
Spend the 30th (Mon) surrounded by wildlife at Olare Orok Conservancy. Spend the 31st (Tue) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Mara Triangle.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Maasai Mara National Reserve trip maker

You can fly from Amboseli National Park to Maasai Mara National Reserve in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Expect colder weather when traveling from Amboseli National Park in October: highs in Maasai Mara National Reserve hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Watamu.

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

2
nights
Watamu

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.
On the 2nd (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Watamu Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Gede Ruins and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Watamu road trip planning site

Getting from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Watamu by combination of flight and taxi takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Maasai Mara National Reserve in November: highs in Watamu hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to drive to Mombasa.

Things to do in Watamu

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Watamu Beach, Gede Ruins
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Safaris
Gede Ruins ©
Gede Ruins
Watamu Beach ©
Watamu Beach

2
nights
Mombasa

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Diani Beach (Sand & Sea Beach Shop & Diani Beach). There's lots more to do: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, get engrossed in the history at Fort Jesus Museum, wander the streets of Old Town, and kick back and relax at Bamburi Beach.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Mombasa road trip tool

Traveling by car from Watamu to Mombasa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In November, daytime highs in Mombasa are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mombasa

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Diani Beach
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Safaris
Diani Beach ©
Diani Beach
Haller Park ©
Haller Park

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