17 days in Kenya Itinerary

17 days in Kenya Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kenya tour planner

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Fly
1
Maasai Mara National Reserve
— 3 nights
Fly
2
Amboseli National Park
— 1 night
Drive
3
Tsavo National Park East
— 1 night
Drive to Mtito Andei, Train to Mombasa
4
Mombasa
— 3 nights
Fly
5
Mount Kenya National Park
— 1 night
Drive
6
Lake Nakuru National Park
— 1 night
Drive
7
Naivasha
— 2 nights
Drive
8
Nairobi
— 4 nights

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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 17th (Fri) surrounded by wildlife at Olare Orok Conservancy. Spend the 15th (Wed) surrounded by wildlife at Mara Triangle. It doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mara North Conservancy.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Maasai Mara National Reserve online travel planner.

Nairobi to Maasai Mara National Reserve is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can fly to Amboseli National Park.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors
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Amboseli National Park

— 1 night
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 18th (Sat), enjoy breathtaking views from Observation Hill.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Amboseli National Park trip itinerary builder tool.

Fly from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Amboseli National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. In July in Amboseli National Park, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Tsavo National Park East.
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Tsavo National Park East

— 1 night
On the 19th (Sun), stroll through Tsavo East.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Tsavo National Park East trip planner.

Getting from Amboseli National Park to Tsavo National Park East by car takes about 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Mombasa.

Things to do in Tsavo National Park East

Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 19:
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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Mombasa: Diani Beach (Waterskiing & Jetskiing & Diani Beach). Spend the 20th (Mon) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Haller Park, buy something for everyone on your list at Nyali Centre, and get engrossed in the history at Fort Jesus Museum.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Mombasa trip builder site.

You can do a combination of car and train from Tsavo National Park East to Mombasa in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, train, and flight. In July in Mombasa, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to fly to Mount Kenya National Park.

Things to do in Mombasa

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 19 — 22:

Mount Kenya National Park

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Kenya.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Mount Kenya National Park road trip planning website.

Fly from Mombasa to Mount Kenya National Park in 3 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Mombasa in July, with highs in Mount Kenya National Park at 28°C and lows at 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Lake Nakuru National Park.

Things to do in Mount Kenya National Park

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 23:
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Lake Nakuru National Park

— 1 night
On the 24th (Fri), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Nakuru.

Plan my day in Lake Nakuru National Park using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mount Kenya National Park to Lake Nakuru National Park. In July, daytime highs in Lake Nakuru National Park are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive to Naivasha.

Things to do in Lake Nakuru National Park

Nature · Parks
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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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hell's Gate National Park. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Enashipai Maa Museum, then stroll through Crescent Island Game Park, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Naivasha.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Naivasha trip site.

Traveling by car from Lake Nakuru National Park to Naivasha takes 2 hours. In July in Naivasha, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Nairobi.

Things to do in Naivasha

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 24 — 26:

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 27th (Mon) exploring nature at Nairobi National Park. Spend the 30th (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, stop by Penny Winter Boutique, tour the pleasant surroundings at Giraffe Centre, and browse the different shops at The Hub Karen.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Nairobi road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Naivasha to Nairobi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In July, daily temperatures in Nairobi can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 30:

Kenya travel guide

4.3
Nature & Parks · National Parks · Safaris
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.