9 days in Kenya Itinerary

9 days in Kenya Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kenya Trip Planner
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Nairobi
— 3 nights
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Maasai Mara National Reserve
— 2 nights
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Watamu
— 2 nights
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4
Mombasa
— 1 day
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Nairobi — 3 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): stop by Utamaduni Craft Centre, examine the collection at Karen Blixen Museum, stroll through Giraffe Centre, then stroll through Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, and finally have some family-friendly fun at GP Karting. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Nairobi route planning site.

Chennai, India to Nairobi is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to East Africa Time is minus 2.5 hours. Traveling from Chennai in September, expect Nairobi to be little chillier, temps between 29°C and 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Maasai Mara National Reserve.
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Maasai Mara National Reserve — 2 nights

Home to the Great Migration and Africa's exceptional wildlife, Maasai Mara is a must on a Kenya itinerary.
On the 24th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Olare Orok Conservancy.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Maasai Mara National Reserve trip planner.

You can 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 September, expect Maasai Mara National Reserve to be slightly colder, temps between 17°C and 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Watamu.
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Watamu — 2 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.
On the 26th (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Gede Ruins and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Watamu trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Watamu in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Maasai Mara National Reserve in September, with highs in Watamu at 33°C and lows at 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Mombasa.
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Mombasa — 1 day

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): stop by Old Town and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see more things to do and tourist information, read our Mombasa day trip planning site.

You can drive from Watamu to Mombasa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Watamu in September, plan for little chillier nights in Mombasa, with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.
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Kenya travel guide

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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.
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