16 days in Kenya Itinerary

16 days in Kenya Itinerary

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16 days in Kenya Itinerary

Start: Boston
bus + Fly:  20​h 30​min
1
Nairobi
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Maasai Mara National Reserve
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Naivasha
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Lake Nakuru National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  9​h
5
Mombasa
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
6
Nairobi
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  20​h 30​min
End: Boston

4
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Utamaduni Craft Centre and Sarit Centre. Kids will enjoy David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and Safaris. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Giraffe Centre, take a stroll through Kibera, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and browse the different shops at The Village Market.

For more things to do and other tourist information, go to the Nairobi road trip tool .

Boston, USA to Nairobi is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern African Time (EAT), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Boston in February; daily highs in Nairobi reach 80°F and lows reach 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Nairobi

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

2
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 20th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Mara Triangle.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Maasai Mara National Reserve attractions planning app .

Fly from Nairobi to Maasai Mara National Reserve in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Nairobi in February, with highs in Maasai Mara National Reserve at 71°F and lows at 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Naivasha.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Mara Triangle ©
Mara Triangle

1
night
Naivasha

Naivasha ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Hell's Gate National Park.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Naivasha trip builder app .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Naivasha in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle; or drive. When traveling from Maasai Mara National Reserve in February, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Naivasha: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Lake Nakuru National Park.

Things to do in Naivasha

Nature Parks
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Hell's Gate National Park ©
Hell's Gate National Park

1
night
Lake Nakuru National Park

Lake Nakuru National Park ©
On the 22nd (Thu), explore the activities along Lake Nakuru. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Hyrax Hill Prehistoric Site.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Lake Nakuru National Park trip planner.

Drive from Naivasha to Lake Nakuru National Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, bus, and taxi. In February, daytime highs in Lake Nakuru National Park are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time for travel to Mombasa.

Things to do in Lake Nakuru National Park

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Lake Nakuru ©
Lake Nakuru
Hyrax Hill Prehistoric Site
Hyrax Hill Prehistoric Site

2
nights
Mombasa

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Diani Beach and Bamburi Beach. Take a break from Mombasa with a short trip to Sand & Sea Beach Shop in Diani Beach, about 58 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, take a stroll through Old Town, stop by Bombolulu Workshops, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Mombasa trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and bus from Lake Nakuru National Park to Mombasa takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Lake Nakuru National Park in February, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Mombasa: temperatures range from 91°F by day to 75°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Nairobi.

Things to do in Mombasa

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Nairobi

Nairobi ©
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Nairobi Education Centre - Animal Orphanage, then stop by Mille Collines, and then meet the residents at Nairobi Mamba Village. Keep things going the next day: buy something for everyone on your list at Galleria Shopping Mall, tour the pleasant surroundings at Snake Park, and then look for gifts at Spinners Web Kenya.

For reviews and other tourist information, use the Nairobi road trip site .

Traveling by flight from Mombasa to Nairobi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Mombasa in February, with highs in Nairobi at 80°F and lows at 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nairobi

Parks Wildlife Shopping
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Nairobi Mamba Village ©
Nairobi Mamba Village
Spinners Web Kenya ©
Spinners Web Kenya
Galleria Shopping Mall ©
Galleria Shopping Mall

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