13 days in Kenya Itinerary

13 days in Kenya Itinerary

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13 days in Kenya Itinerary

Start: Nashville
Fly + bus:  28​h
1
Nairobi
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
2
Maasai Mara National Reserve
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Lamu Island
— 1 night
Fly:  45​min
4
Malindi
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  30​min
5
Mombasa
— 1 night
Fly:  29​h
End: Nashville


3
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Nairobi National Park and Giraffe Centre. Spend the 26th (Mon) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and see the interesting displays at Karen Blixen Museum.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Nairobi trip itinerary planner.

Nashville, USA to Nairobi is an approximately 28-hour flight. Traveling from Nashville to Nairobi, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Nashville, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Nairobi, ranging from highs of 75°F to lows of 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife Parks Tours
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Nairobi National Park ©
Nairobi National Park
Safaris
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ©
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Mara Triangle. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Ol Kinyei Conservancy.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Maasai Mara National Reserve vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Nairobi to Maasai Mara National Reserve takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Nairobi in November: high temperatures in Maasai Mara National Reserve hover around 68°F and lows are around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to Lamu Island.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Ol Kinyei Conservancy ©
Ol Kinyei Conservancy
Mara Triangle ©
Mara Triangle

1
night
Lamu Island

Lamu Island ©
On the 30th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Lamu Museum, then partake in some friendly competition at Lamu Mysteries, and then contemplate the long history of Lamu Old Town.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Lamu Island tour itinerary builder app .

Getting from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Lamu Island by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Maasai Mara National Reserve in November; daily highs in Lamu Island reach 90°F and lows reach 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Malindi.

Things to do in Lamu Island

Fun & Games Museums Historic Sites
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Lamu Museum ©
Lamu Museum
Lamu Old Town ©
Lamu Old Town

2
nights
Malindi

Malindi ©
Offering pristine, palm-lined beaches, all-inclusive resorts, and warm, sunny weather, the port town of Malindi rightly established itself as one of Kenya's prime tourism spots.
On the 1st (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Gede Ruins, then stroll through Mida Creek, and then make a trip to Malindi. On your second day here, relax in the rural setting at Bio-Ken Snake Farm and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Malindi trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Lamu Island to Malindi by flight takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Lamu Island in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Malindi, with lows around 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Mombasa.

Things to do in Malindi

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Gede, Watamu
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Mida Creek ©
Mida Creek
Safaris
Gede Ruins ©
Gede Ruins

1
night
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.
On the 3rd (Mon), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Keep things going the next day: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Mombasa tour itinerary planning website .

Mombasa is very close to Malindi. Traveling from Malindi in December, expect little chillier with lows of 72°F in Mombasa. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mombasa

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

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