20 days in Kenya Itinerary

20 days in Kenya Itinerary

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20 days in Kenya Itinerary

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

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Olare Orok Conservancy and Mara Triangle. Spend the 22nd (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's more to do: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Maasai Mara National Reserve vacation planner.

Nairobi to Maasai Mara National Reserve is an approximately 2.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Nairobi in October: high temperatures in Maasai Mara National Reserve hover around 20°C and lows are around 10°C. You'll set off for Amboseli National Park on the 24th (Tue).

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Olare Orok Conservancy ©
Olare Orok Conservancy
Mara Triangle ©
Mara Triangle
Balloon Rides

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Amboseli National Park.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Amboseli National Park tour planner.

Getting from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Amboseli National Park by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. While traveling from Maasai Mara National Reserve, expect warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Amboseli National Park, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 22°C. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Tsavo National Park East.
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Observation Hill ©
Observation Hill

2
nights
Tsavo National Park East

Tsavo National Park East ©
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Tsavo East.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Tsavo National Park East holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Amboseli National Park to Tsavo National Park East takes 5.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Tsavo National Park East are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. On the 28th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Mombasa.

Things to do in Tsavo National Park East

Wildlife Parks
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Tsavo East ©
Tsavo East

3
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.
Get outdoors at Safaris and Diani Beach. Take a break from Mombasa with a short trip to Sand & Sea Beach Shop in Diani Beach, about 56 minutes away. There's much more to do: stroll through Haller Park, get engrossed in the history at Fort Jesus Museum, take a stroll through Old Town, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bamburi Beach.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Mombasa itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Tsavo National Park East to Mombasa in 6 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Tsavo National Park East in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 26°C in Mombasa. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Watamu.

Things to do in Mombasa

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

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

4
nights
Watamu

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.
Get outdoors at Safaris and Watamu National Marine Park. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Watamu Beach, relax in the rural setting at Bio-Ken Snake Farm, get engrossed in the history at Gede Ruins, and stroll through Spiaggia delle Tartarughe.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Watamu online itinerary creator.

Getting from Mombasa to Watamu by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. In October in Watamu, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Nairobi.

Things to do in Watamu

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Watamu Beach, Gede Ruins
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Watamu National Marine Park ©
Watamu National Marine Park
Safaris
Mida Creek ©
Mida Creek

4
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.
Get in touch with nature at Safaris and African Fund for Endangered Wildlife (Kenya) Ltd. - Giraffe Centre. When in Nairobi, make a side trip to see Hell's Gate National Park in Naivasha, approximately 2 hours away. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, see the interesting displays at Karen Blixen Museum, look for gifts at Utamaduni Craft Centre, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Nairobi Mamba Village.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Nairobi trip itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Watamu to Nairobi in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Watamu in November: high temperatures in Nairobi hover around 28°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nairobi

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Hell's Gate National Park
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David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ©
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
Hell's Gate National Park ©
Hell's Gate National Park
Giraffe Centre ©
Giraffe Centre

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