12 days in Kenya Itinerary

12 days in Kenya Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kenya route planner

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Mombasa
— 3 nights
Train to Mtito Andei, Drive to Tsavo National Park East
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Tsavo National Park East
— 1 night
Drive to Amboseli, Fly to Maasai Mara National Reserve
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Maasai Mara National Reserve
— 3 nights
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Nairobi
— 4 nights
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Mombasa

— 3 nights
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 (Waterskiing & Jetskiing & Diani Beach). Spend the 27th (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Haller Park and get engrossed in the history at Fort Jesus Museum.

To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Mombasa itinerary maker.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Mombasa is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Jeddah in October, with highs in Mombasa at 35°C and lows at 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Tsavo National Park East.

Things to do in Mombasa

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 26 — 29:

Tsavo National Park East

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): stroll through Tsavo East.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Tsavo National Park East trip itinerary planning website.

You can do a combination of train and car from Mombasa to Tsavo National Park East in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, train, and car. On the 30th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Tsavo National Park East

Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 29 — 30:
Highlights from your trip

Maasai Mara National Reserve

— 3 nights
Home to the Great Migration and Africa's exceptional wildlife, Maasai Mara is a must on a Kenya itinerary.
Spend the 1st (Mon) surrounded by wildlife at Olare Orok Conservancy. Spend the 2nd (Tue) surrounded by wildlife at Mara Triangle. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Ol Kinyei Conservancy.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Maasai Mara National Reserve travel route planner.

Do a combination of car and flight from Tsavo National Park East to Maasai Mara National Reserve in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, train, and bus. In October in Maasai Mara National Reserve, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Nairobi.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 2:

Nairobi

— 4 nights

Green City in the Sun

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 3rd (Wed) exploring nature at Nairobi National Park. Spend the 5th (Fri) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, browse the exhibits of Karen Blixen Museum, and see Off-Road Tours.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Nairobi trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Nairobi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Maasai Mara National Reserve in November; daily highs in Nairobi reach 28°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 2 — 6:

Kenya travel guide

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Nature & Parks · Safaris · National Parks
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.