23 days in Kenya Itinerary

23 days in Kenya Itinerary

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Nairobi
— 4 nights
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Maasai Mara National Reserve
— 4 nights
Fly
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Naivasha
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lake Nakuru National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Mount Kenya National Park
— 1 night
Fly
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Samburu National Reserve
— 1 night
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Fly to Nairobi Wilson, Train to Kibwezi, Drive to Tsavo National Park East
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Tsavo National Park East
— 1 night
Drive
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Watamu
— 3 nights
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Drive to Mombasa, Ferry to Likoni, Drive to Diani Beach
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Diani Beach
— 2 nights
Drive to Likoni, Ferry to Mombasa
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Mombasa
— 3 nights
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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 9th (Sun) exploring nature at Nairobi National Park. Spend the 12th (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: stroll through Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, see Off-Road Tours, and explore the galleries of Nairobi National Museum.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Nairobi online trip itinerary maker.

Berlin, Germany to Nairobi is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Berlin to Nairobi. In January, daily temperatures in Nairobi can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 12:

Maasai Mara National Reserve

— 4 nights
Home to the Great Migration and Africa's exceptional wildlife, Maasai Mara is a must on a Kenya itinerary.
Spend the 16th (Sun) surrounded by wildlife at Mara Triangle. Spend the 14th (Fri) surrounded by wildlife at Olare Orok Conservancy. It doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Ol Kinyei Conservancy and stroll through Mara North Conservancy.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Maasai Mara National Reserve trip planner.

Fly from Nairobi to Maasai Mara National Reserve in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Nairobi in January, things will get a bit cooler in Maasai Mara National Reserve: highs are around 26°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Naivasha.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 16:

Naivasha

— 2 nights
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.
On the 17th (Mon), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Longonot. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hell's Gate National Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Naivasha trip itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Naivasha takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle. Traveling from Maasai Mara National Reserve in January, expect nights in Naivasha to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to Lake Nakuru National Park.

Things to do in Naivasha

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 16 — 18:

Lake Nakuru National Park

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): explore the activities along Lake Nakuru.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Lake Nakuru National Park trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Naivasha to Lake Nakuru National Park in 2 hours. January in Lake Nakuru National Park sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Mount Kenya National Park.

Things to do in Lake Nakuru National Park

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 18 — 19:
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Mount Kenya National Park

— 1 night
On the 20th (Thu), take in the awesome beauty at Mount Kenya.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Mount Kenya National Park online visit planner.

Explore your travel options from Lake Nakuru National Park to Mount Kenya National Park with the Route module. Traveling from Lake Nakuru National Park in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Mount Kenya National Park, with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to fly to Samburu National Reserve.

Things to do in Mount Kenya National Park

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 20:
Highlights from your trip

Samburu National Reserve

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): see exotic creatures in open habitats at Elephant Watch Camp & Safaris.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Samburu National Reserve tour builder app.

Fly from Mount Kenya National Park to Samburu National Reserve in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Tsavo National Park East.

Things to do in Samburu National Reserve

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 21:

Tsavo National Park East

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): stroll through Tsavo East.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Tsavo National Park East road trip site.

Getting from Samburu National Reserve to Tsavo National Park East by combination of flight, train, and car takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car, flight, and train. On the 22nd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Watamu.

Things to do in Tsavo National Park East

Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 21 — 22:
Highlights from your trip

Watamu

— 3 nights
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.
Spend the 24th (Mon) exploring nature at Watamu National Marine Park. There's still lots to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take an in-depth tour of Gede Ruins, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mida Creek.

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Getting from Tsavo National Park East to Watamu by car takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car, train, bus, and taxi. In January, daytime highs in Watamu are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Diani Beach.

Things to do in Watamu

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 22 — 25:

Diani Beach

— 2 nights
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.
On the 26th (Wed), kick back and relax at Diani Beach and then take an exotic tour of Jackal Adventure Safaris. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, you can read our Diani Beach attractions tool.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Watamu to Diani Beach in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of taxi, bus, ferry, and car. January in Diani Beach sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mombasa.

Things to do in Diani Beach

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 25 — 27:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Fort Jesus Museum and then stroll through Haller Park. On the 29th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Mombasa tour itinerary planning app.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Diani Beach to Mombasa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in January, and nighttime lows around 27°C. You'll set off for home on the 30th (Sun).

Things to do in Mombasa

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 27 — 30:

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.