16 days in Kenya Itinerary

16 days in Kenya Itinerary

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16 days in Kenya Itinerary

Start: Colombo
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Nairobi
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
2
Maasai Mara National Reserve
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 45​min
3
Amboseli National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 15​min
4
Watamu
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h
5
Mombasa
— 3 nights
train + Drive:  6​h 30​min
6
Tsavo National Park East
— 1 day
Fly:  21​h
End: Colombo

2
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.
Spend the 28th (Sat) exploring nature at Nairobi National Park. Spend the 30th (Mon) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's lots more to do: stroll through David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, examine the collection at Karen Blixen Museum, and look for gifts at Utamaduni Craft Centre.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka to Nairobi is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Eastern African Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Colombo in July, you will find days in Nairobi are slightly colder (26°C), and nights are cooler (15°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Nairobi

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

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.
Spend the 31st (Tue) surrounded by wildlife at Mara Triangle. Spend the 1st (Wed) surrounded by wildlife at Olare Orok Conservancy. The adventure continues: take an exotic tour of a safari tour and stroll through Musiara Swamp.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Maasai Mara National Reserve holiday maker .

You can fly from Nairobi to Maasai Mara National Reserve in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Amboseli National Park.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Olare Orok Conservancy ©
Olare Orok Conservancy
Mara Triangle ©
Mara Triangle
Musiara Swamp ©
Musiara Swamp

2
nights
Amboseli National Park

Amboseli National Park ©
On a tour of Amboseli National Park, you can discover Kenya's diverse wildlife while enjoying stunning views of Mount Kilimanjaro in the distance.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Amboseli National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Selenkay Conservancy and then enjoy breathtaking views from Observation Hill.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Amboseli National Park travel route planner .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Amboseli National Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. August in Amboseli National Park sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Watamu.

Things to do in Amboseli National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Selenkay Conservancy
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Amboseli National Park ©
Amboseli National Park
Observation Hill ©
Observation Hill
Selenkay Conservancy ©
Selenkay Conservancy

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour. On the 6th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: experience rural life at Bio-Ken Snake Farm, then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia delle Tartarughe, and then get engrossed in the history at Gede Ruins.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Watamu road trip planning website .

Getting from Amboseli National Park to Watamu by combination of flight and taxi takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Amboseli National Park in August since evenings lows in Watamu dip to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mombasa.

Things to do in Watamu

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Gede Ruins
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Safaris
Gede Ruins ©
Gede Ruins
Spiaggia delle Tartarughe ©
Spiaggia delle Tartarughe

3
nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Diani Beach (Sand & Sea Beach Shop & Diani Beach). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, stroll through Haller Park, kick back and relax at Bamburi Beach, and take an in-depth tour of Fort Jesus Museum.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Mombasa trip itinerary app .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Watamu to Mombasa takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Mombasa when traveling from Watamu in August, with lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Tsavo National Park East.

Things to do in Mombasa

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Diani Beach
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Safaris
Diani Beach ©
Diani Beach
Haller Park ©
Haller Park

1
day
Tsavo National Park East

Tsavo National Park East ©
On the 10th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Tsavo East.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Tsavo National Park East online attractions planner .

You can drive from Mombasa to Tsavo National Park East in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight, train, and car. Traveling from Mombasa in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Tsavo National Park East, with lows of 18°C. On the 10th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tsavo National Park East

Wildlife Parks
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Tsavo East ©
Tsavo East

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