16 days in Kenya Itinerary

16 days in Kenya Itinerary

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16 days in Kenya Itinerary

Newcastle upon Tyne
Fly:  15​h 15​min
Nairobi
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
Maasai Mara National Reserve
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 30​min
Watamu
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h
Mombasa
— 2 nights
Fly:  21​h
Newcastle upon Tyne

4
days
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Karen Blixen Museum and Kibera. Visiting Nairobi National Park and Safaris will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: stroll through David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, hike along Karura Forest, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Nairobi trip planning app .

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK to Nairobi is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne to Nairobi. Traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne in August, expect Nairobi to be somewhat warmer, temps between 26°C and 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Nairobi

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Nairobi National Park ©
Nairobi National Park
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David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ©
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

4
days
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Olare Orok Conservancy and Mara Triangle. Spend the 11th (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Maasai Mara National Reserve online attractions planner .

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 by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Watamu.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

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Mara Triangle ©
Mara Triangle
Olare Orok Conservancy ©
Olare Orok Conservancy
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3
days
Watamu

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Safaris and Watamu Beach. Spend the 16th (Thu) exploring nature at Watamu National Marine Park. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Gede Ruins and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mida Creek.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Watamu trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Watamu in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mombasa.

Things to do in Watamu

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Side Trips

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

2
days
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Old Town, then stop by Sand & Sea Beach Shop, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Diani Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Fort Jesus Museum, then make a trip to Mombasa Tusks, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Mombasa road trip site .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Watamu to Mombasa in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Watamu in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Mombasa, with lows of 24°C. On the 19th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mombasa

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Side Trip

Diani Beach
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Diani Beach ©
Diani Beach
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Old Town

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