16 days in Kenya Itinerary

16 days in Kenya Itinerary

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16 days in Kenya Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Mombasa
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h
2
Watamu
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h
3
Lamu Island
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
4
Maasai Mara National Reserve
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
5
Nairobi
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: London

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.
Visiting Diani Beach and Safaris will get you outdoors. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Nyali Beach and Bamburi Beach. Take a break from Mombasa with a short trip to Sand & Sea Beach Shop in Diani Beach, about 1 hour away. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Old Town and stroll through Haller Park.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Mombasa online attractions planner .

London, UK to Mombasa is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Mombasa is 3 hours. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from London in December; daily highs in Mombasa reach 38°C and lows reach 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Watamu.

Things to do in Mombasa

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trip

Diani Beach
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 22:
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Diani Beach ©
Diani Beach
Safaris
Haller Park ©
Haller Park

3
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.
On the 23rd (Sun), take an exotic tour of a safari tour and then don't miss a visit to Malindi. On the next day, explore the ancient world of Mnarani Ruins (Museum), get engrossed in the history at Gede Ruins, and then kick back and relax at Spiaggia delle Tartarughe.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Watamu travel planning tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Mombasa to Watamu takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. December in Watamu sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lamu Island.

Things to do in Watamu

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Gede, Mnarani Ruins (Museum)
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 25:
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Safaris
Spiaggia delle Tartarughe ©
Spiaggia delle Tartarughe
Mnarani Ruins (Museum) ©
Mnarani Ruins (Museum)

1
night
Lamu Island

Lamu Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): examine the collection at Lamu Museum, then steep yourself in history at Lamu Old Town, and then partake in some friendly competition at Lamu Mysteries.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Lamu Island trip builder tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Watamu to Lamu Island takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Watamu in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Lamu Island, with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Lamu Island

#Fun & Games, #Historic Sites, #Museums
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 26:
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Lamu Old Town ©
Lamu Old Town
Lamu Museum ©
Lamu Museum

4
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.
Get outdoors at Mara Triangle and Olare Orok Conservancy. Spend the 28th (Fri) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Ol Kinyei Conservancy and stroll through Musiara Swamp.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Maasai Mara National Reserve trip planning tool .

You can fly from Lamu Island to Maasai Mara National Reserve in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Lamu Island in December, expect Maasai Mara National Reserve to be colder, temps between 23°C and 11°C. On the 30th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Nairobi.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 30:
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Olare Orok Conservancy ©
Olare Orok Conservancy
Mara Triangle ©
Mara Triangle
Ol Kinyei Conservancy ©
Ol Kinyei Conservancy

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Nairobi National Park and Safaris. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, delve into the lush surroundings at Karura Forest, examine the collection at Karen Blixen Museum, and get your game on at GP Karting.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Nairobi road trip planner .

Getting from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Nairobi by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In December, Nairobi is a bit warmer than Maasai Mara National Reserve - with highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Nairobi

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Nature
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 3:
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Nairobi National Park ©
Nairobi National Park
Safaris
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ©
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

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