17 days in Kenya Itinerary

17 days in Kenya Itinerary

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17 days in Kenya Itinerary

Johannesburg
+2
train + foot + Fly:  8​h
Nairobi
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
Tsavo National Park East
— Few hours
Drive:  5​h 15​min
Amboseli National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 45​min
Maasai Mara National Reserve
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
Malindi
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  30​min
Mombasa
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + train:  6​h 45​min
Johannesburg

3
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.
Spend the 18th (Tue) exploring nature at Nairobi National Park. Spend the 20th (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. And it doesn't end there: stroll through David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, identify plant and animal life at Karura Forest, and see the interesting displays at Karen Blixen Museum.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Nairobi trip builder website .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Nairobi is an approximately 8-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, taxi, and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Johannesburg to Nairobi. When traveling from Johannesburg in December, plan for a bit cooler days in Nairobi, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Tsavo National Park East.

Things to do in Nairobi

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Nature
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David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ©
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
Nairobi National Park ©
Nairobi National Park
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hours
Tsavo National Park East

Tsavo National Park East ©
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Tsavo East.

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Drive from Nairobi to Tsavo National Park East in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Nairobi in December, things will get a bit warmer in Tsavo National Park East: highs are around 32°C and lows about 22°C. On the 21st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Amboseli National Park.

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Tsavo East ©
Tsavo East

2
days
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.
On the 22nd (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Amboseli National Park. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Selenkay Conservancy and then enjoy breathtaking views from Observation Hill.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Amboseli National Park sightseeing planning website .

You can drive from Tsavo National Park East to Amboseli National Park in 5.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Amboseli National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

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

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.
Spend the 24th (Mon) surrounded by wildlife at Olare Orok Conservancy. Spend the 25th (Tue) surrounded by wildlife at Mara Triangle. Next up on the itinerary: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Musiara Swamp, and look for all kinds of wild species at Ol Kinyei Conservancy.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Maasai Mara National Reserve online attractions planner .

Getting from Amboseli National Park to Maasai Mara National Reserve by combination of flight and taxi takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Amboseli National Park in December; daily highs in Maasai Mara National Reserve reach 23°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Malindi.

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Olare Orok Conservancy ©
Olare Orok Conservancy
Mara Triangle ©
Mara Triangle

3
days
Malindi

Offering pristine, palm-lined beaches, all-inclusive resorts, and warm, sunny weather, the port town of Malindi rightly established itself as one of Kenya's prime tourism spots.
You'll get in some beach time at Watamu Beach and Spiaggia delle Tartarughe. Explore Malindi's surroundings by going to Watamu (Safaris & Mida Creek). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Che Shale Beach and get engrossed in the history at Gede Ruins.

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Getting from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Malindi by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. When traveling from Maasai Mara National Reserve in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Malindi, with highs around 36°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Mombasa.

Things to do in Malindi

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Watamu, Gede Ruins
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Che Shale Beach ©
Che Shale Beach
Watamu Beach ©
Watamu Beach

3
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.
Relax by the water at Diani Beach and Nyali Beach. Step out of Mombasa with an excursion to Sand & Sea Beach Shop in Diani Beach--about 1 hour away. The adventure continues: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Mombasa Memorial Cathedral, enjoy the sand and surf at Bamburi Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Haller Park.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Mombasa day trip site .

Mombasa is just a stone's throw from Malindi. Traveling from Malindi in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Mombasa, with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mombasa

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trip

Diani Beach
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Diani Beach ©
Diani Beach
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Nyali Beach ©
Nyali Beach

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