18 days in Kenya Itinerary

18 days in Kenya Itinerary

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18 days in Kenya Itinerary

Lisbon
Fly:  13​h 45​min
Mombasa
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h
Watamu
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h
Lamu Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
Maasai Mara National Reserve
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
Nairobi
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Naivasha
— 1 night
Fly:  16​h 45​min
Lisbon

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mombasa Go-Kart and Scuba & Snorkeling. Venture out of the city with trips to Diani Beach (Waterskiing & Jetskiing, Diani Beach, & more). It doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and get engrossed in the history at Fort Jesus Museum.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Mombasa itinerary maker tool .

Lisbon, Portugal to Mombasa is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. Traveling from Lisbon to Mombasa, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Lisbon in January, with highs in Mombasa at 38°C and lows at 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Watamu.

Things to do in Mombasa

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Diani Beach
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Diani Beach ©
Diani Beach
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Fort Jesus Museum

4
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Spiaggia delle Tartarughe and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Spend the 25th (Thu) exploring nature at Watamu National Marine Park. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, stroll through Watamu Beach, take an in-depth tour of Gede Ruins, and explore the activities along Mida Creek.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Watamu road trip planner .

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. In January in Watamu, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Lamu Island.

Things to do in Watamu

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Watamu Beach, Gede Ruins
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Watamu National Marine Park ©
Watamu National Marine Park
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Spiaggia delle Tartarughe ©
Spiaggia delle Tartarughe

1
day
Lamu Island

Lamu Island ©
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Lamu Museum, then contemplate the long history of Lamu Old Town, and then put a fun spin on your tour with Lamu Mysteries.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Lamu Island online vacation maker .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Watamu to Lamu Island in an hour. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Watamu in January, plan for little chillier nights in Lamu Island, with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

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Lamu Old Town ©
Lamu Old Town
Lamu Museum ©
Lamu Museum

3
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 30th (Tue) surrounded by wildlife at Mara Triangle. There's still lots to do: stroll through Musiara Swamp and soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Maasai Mara National Reserve travel route planner .

You can fly from Lamu Island to Maasai Mara National Reserve in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Lamu Island in January, expect nights in Maasai Mara National Reserve to be much colder, around 11°C, while days are little chillier, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Wed) to allow time for travel to Nairobi.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Parks Wildlife Tours
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Mara Triangle ©
Mara Triangle
Balloon Rides

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 2nd (Fri) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's lots more to do: stroll through David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, stop by Anselm's Kitengela Hot Glass, examine the collection at Karen Blixen Museum, and appreciate the views at Great Rift Valley.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Nairobi trip builder website .

Fly from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Nairobi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In January, Nairobi is a bit warmer than Maasai Mara National Reserve - with highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to drive to Naivasha.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

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Great Rift Valley
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David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ©
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
Karen Blixen Museum ©
Karen Blixen Museum
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2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Crescent Island Game Park and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Crater Lake Game Sanctuary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Hell's Gate National Park.

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Getting from Nairobi to Naivasha by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle. Traveling from Nairobi in February, plan for a bit cooler nights in Naivasha, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

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Hell's Gate National Park ©
Hell's Gate National Park
Crescent Island Game Park ©
Crescent Island Game Park

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