18 days in Kenya & Madagascar Itinerary

18 days in Kenya & Madagascar Itinerary

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Nairobi, Kenya
— 2 nights
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Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
— 2 nights
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Mombasa, Kenya
— 2 nights
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Diani Beach, Kenya
— 2 nights
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Watamu, Kenya
— 3 nights
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Antsiranana (Diego Suarez), Madagascar
— 2 nights
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Nosy Be, Madagascar
— 2 nights

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Nairobi, Kenya

Green City in the Sun

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Karen Blixen Museum and Nairobi National Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Hub Karen and Upepo Photography Gallery. Spend the 4th (Fri) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Giraffe Centre, trek along Karura Forest, see Off-Road Tours, and look for gifts at Matbronze Wildlife Art.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Nairobi trip itinerary maker site.

Faisalabad, Pakistan to Nairobi is an approximately 18-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Faisalabad to Nairobi is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Faisalabad in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Nairobi, with highs around 29°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Nairobi

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

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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 5th (Sat): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mara North Conservancy, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Musiara Swamp. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Olare Orok Conservancy.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Maasai Mara National Reserve online vacation planner.

Fly from Nairobi to Maasai Mara National Reserve in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Nairobi in September, expect Maasai Mara National Reserve to be a bit cooler, temps between 17°C and 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mombasa.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
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Mara North Conservancy ©
Mara North Conservancy
Olare Orok Conservancy ©
Olare Orok Conservancy
Musiara Swamp ©
Musiara Swamp

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Mombasa, Kenya

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 7th (Mon): see Off-Road Tours, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Haller Park, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Nyali Beach. On the 8th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

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You can fly from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Mombasa in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Maasai Mara National Reserve in September: high temperatures in Mombasa hover around 34°C and lows are around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Diani Beach.

Things to do in Mombasa

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Off-Road Tours
Safaris

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Diani Beach, Kenya

On a vacation in Diani Beach, a bustling resort town on Kenya's eastern coast, you can take advantage of a pristine sandy shore fringed by a verdant forest.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, stroll through Diani Beach, and then view the masterpieces at Diani Beach Art Gallery. On the next day, take a peaceful walk through Kaya Kinondo Sacred Forest and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Colobus Conservation.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Diani Beach trip planner.

Getting from Mombasa to Diani Beach by combination of ferry and car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight. In September, daytime highs in Diani Beach are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Watamu.

Things to do in Diani Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
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Swim with Dolphins
Diani Beach ©
Diani Beach
Colobus Conservation ©
Colobus Conservation

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Watamu, Kenya

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 11th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Gede Ruins, then stroll through Falconry of Kenya, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Che Shale Beach. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then gain insight at Local Ocean Conservation, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mida Creek, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Arabuko-Sokoke Forest.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Watamu trip builder website.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Diani Beach to Watamu in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of car, ferry, bus, and taxi. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Diani Beach in September since evenings lows in Watamu dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Antsiranana (Diego Suarez).

Things to do in Watamu

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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Che Shale Beach ©
Che Shale Beach
Local Ocean Conservation ©
Local Ocean Conservation
Isola dell'Amore ©
Isola dell'Amore

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Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) ©
On a trip to Antsiranana, a sleepy port town in Madagascar's northernmost province, you can enjoy the laid-back atmosphere of its streets, lined with quaint colonial-era buildings and colorful marketplaces.
On the 14th (Mon), walk around Tsingy Rouge Park and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ankarana Special Reserve. On the next day, get outside with Mer D'Emeraude, stroll through Les Trois Baies, and then take in the awesome beauty at Montagne des Francais.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) trip planning tool.

Fly from Watamu to Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) in 11.5 hours. Traveling from Watamu in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Antsiranana (Diego Suarez), with lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Nosy Be.

Things to do in Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife
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Ankarana Special Reserve ©
Ankarana Special Reserve
Les Trois Baies ©
Les Trois Baies
Mer D'Emeraude ©
Mer D'Emeraude

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Nosy Be, Madagascar

Nosy Be ©

Perfume Island

The island of Nosy Be, off the coast of Madagascar, remains the country's premier beach getaway renowned for its tranquil ambience, pristine shoreline, and year-round warm weather.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): head off the coast to Nosy Fanihy, ride a horse along Ambaro Ranch, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the resident critters at Lemuria Land, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lokobe Nature Special Reserve, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mont Passot.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Nosy Be itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) to Nosy Be takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nosy Be

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 17:
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Nosy Fanihy ©
Nosy Fanihy
Scuba & Snorkeling
Ambaro Ranch ©
Ambaro Ranch

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