16 days in Kenya & Tanzania Itinerary

16 days in Kenya & Tanzania Itinerary

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16 days in Kenya & Tanzania Itinerary

New Delhi, India
Fly:  16​h
Watamu, Kenya
— 4 nights
+3
taxi + bus + taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 15​min
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 45​min
Nairobi, Kenya
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
New Delhi, India

3
days
Watamu, Kenya

Watamu ©
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 15th (Mon) exploring nature at Watamu National Marine Park. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, get engrossed in the history at Gede Ruins, kick back and relax at Watamu Beach, and experience rural life at Bio-Ken Snake Farm.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Watamu road trip planning site .

New Delhi, India to Watamu is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from New Delhi to Watamu. When traveling from New Delhi in January, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Watamu: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Watamu

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Gede Ruins, Watamu Beach
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Watamu National Marine Park ©
Watamu National Marine Park
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Gede Ruins ©
Gede Ruins

2
days
Zanzibar City, Tanzania

Zanzibar City ©
Discover a myriad of attractions in Zanzibar City, like its World Heritage-listed historic core, charming beach villages, and the modern neighborhood of Ng'ambo.
On the 17th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church Cathedral, then delve into the distant past at Hamamni Persian Baths, and then step off the mainland to explore Prison Island - Changuu Private Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Forodhani Park, then explore the ancient world of The Old Fort (Ngome Kongwe), and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cheetah's Rock.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Zanzibar City driving holiday tool .

Getting from Watamu to Zanzibar City by combination of taxi, bus, and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in January, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

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Cheetah's Rock
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Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock
House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib) ©
House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib)

3
days
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Serengeti National Park ©
Spend the 20th (Sat) exploring nature at Seronera. Spend the 21st (Sun) exploring nature at Serengeti National Park.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Serengeti National Park trip maker website .

Getting from Zanzibar City to Serengeti National Park by combination of flight and taxi takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi. When traveling from Zanzibar City in January, plan for little chillier days in Serengeti National Park, with highs around 26°C, while nights are colder with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Serengeti National Park
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Seronera ©
Seronera
Serengeti National Park ©
Serengeti National Park
Serengeti Hippo Pool ©
Serengeti Hippo Pool

1
day
Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

Ngorongoro Conservation Area ©
You can discover Tanzania's varied plant and animal life on a tour of Ngorongoro Conservation Area, a World Heritage Site known for its massive volcanic caldera.
On the 23rd (Tue), take in the dramatic natural features at Ngorongoro Crater.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area trip builder website .

Drive from Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Nairobi.

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Ngorongoro Crater ©
Ngorongoro Crater

3
days
Nairobi, Kenya

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.
Spend the 25th (Thu) exploring nature at Nairobi National Park. Spend the 26th (Fri) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: stroll through David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and examine the collection at Karen Blixen Museum.

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Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Nairobi takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. In January in Nairobi, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ©
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
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Giraffe Centre ©
Giraffe Centre

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