15 days in Kenya Itinerary

15 days in Kenya Itinerary

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15 days in Kenya Itinerary

Start: Nairobi
Fly:  1​h 45​min
1
Nanyuki Town
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Malindi
— 4 nights
Fly:  30​min
3
Lamu Island
— Few hours
+2
Fly + Drive + ferry:  2​h 30​min
4
Diani Beach
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Maasai Mara National Reserve
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
End: Nairobi

3
nights
Nanyuki Town

Nanyuki Town ©
Explore hidden gems such as Ol Jogi Wildlife Conservancy and Miti Mayo Craft Shop. When in Nanyuki Town, make a side trip to see Mount Kenya in Mount Kenya National Park, approximately 1h 05 min away.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Nanyuki Town road trip app .

Nairobi to Nanyuki Town is an approximately 2-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and car. In December in Nanyuki Town, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Malindi.

Things to do in Nanyuki Town

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Mount Kenya
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Ol Pejeta Conservancy ©
Ol Pejeta Conservancy
Mount Kenya Wildlife Conservancy ©
Mount Kenya Wildlife Conservancy
Ol Jogi Wildlife Conservancy ©
Ol Jogi Wildlife Conservancy

4
nights
Malindi

Malindi ©
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Che Shale Beach and Bio-Ken Snake Farm. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Malindi: Watamu (Scuba & Snorkeling & Watamu National Marine Park). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Marafa-Hells Kitchen and take an in-depth tour of Gede Ruins.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Malindi holiday maker site .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Nanyuki Town to Malindi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, Malindi is somewhat warmer than Nanyuki Town - with highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Lamu Island.

Things to do in Malindi

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Watamu, Gede Ruins
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Marafa-Hells Kitchen ©
Marafa-Hells Kitchen
Che Shale Beach ©
Che Shale Beach
Bio-Ken Snake Farm ©
Bio-Ken Snake Farm

few
hours
Lamu Island

Lamu Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): see the interesting displays at Lamu Museum, then partake in some friendly competition at Lamu Mysteries, and then contemplate the long history of Lamu Old Town.

Plan my day in Lamu Island using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Lamu Island is just a short distance from Malindi. Expect slightly colder evenings in Lamu Island when traveling from Malindi in December, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Diani Beach.

Things to do in Lamu Island

Fun & Games Museums Historic Sites
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Lamu Museum ©
Lamu Museum
Lamu Old Town ©
Lamu Old Town

3
nights
Diani Beach

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Scuba & Snorkeling and Colobus Conservation. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Diani Beach, buy something for everyone on your list at The Diani Beach Shopping Centre, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and stop by Sand & Sea Beach Shop.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Diani Beach trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight, ferry, and car from Lamu Island to Diani Beach in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. In December, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 27°C. On the 24th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Diani Beach

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Scuba & Snorkeling
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Colobus Conservation ©
Colobus Conservation

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Musiara Swamp and Ol Kinyei Conservancy. Spend the 25th (Mon) surrounded by wildlife at Olare Orok Conservancy. Spend the 28th (Thu) surrounded by wildlife at Mara Triangle. There's still lots to do: stroll through Eluai Plain.

To find photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Maasai Mara National Reserve vacation site .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Diani Beach to Maasai Mara National Reserve in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Diani Beach in December, with highs in Maasai Mara National Reserve at 23°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

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

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