29 days in Kenya & Tanzania Itinerary

29 days in Kenya & Tanzania Itinerary

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29 days in Kenya & Tanzania Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  21 h 30 min
1
Nairobi, Kenya
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
2
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
3
Watamu, Kenya
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  1 h
4
Mombasa, Kenya
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4 h
5
Moshi, Tanzania
— 4 nights
Taxi + Fly:  1 h 45 min
6
Arusha, Tanzania
— 4 nights
Taxi + Fly:  3 h
7
Mafia Island, Tanzania
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  3 h 30 min
8
Jambiani, Tanzania
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  23 h 45 min
End: Melbourne, Australia


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4
nights
Nairobi, Kenya

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Nature & Wildlife Tours and Karura Forest. The adventure continues: stroll through Nairobi National Park, buy something for everyone on your list at The Hub Karen, take in the exciting artwork at Upepo Photography Gallery, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Nairobi travel route planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Nairobi is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Eastern African Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in April, with highs in Nairobi at 30°C and lows at 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife Outdoors Parks
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Karura Forest ©
Karura Forest
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ©
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

4
nights
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

Maasai Mara National Reserve ©
Home to the Great Migration and Africa's exceptional wildlife, Maasai Mara is a must on a Kenya itinerary.
Explore hidden gems such as Olare Orok Conservancy and Ol Kinyei Conservancy. Spend the 9th (Thu) surrounded by wildlife at Mara Triangle. It doesn't end there: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and tour the pleasant surroundings at Musiara Swamp.

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Maasai Mara National Reserve itinerary maker website .

You can fly from Nairobi to Maasai Mara National Reserve in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Watamu.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Olare Orok Conservancy ©
Olare Orok Conservancy
Mara Triangle ©
Mara Triangle
Musiara Swamp ©
Musiara Swamp

3
nights
Watamu, Kenya

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Local Ocean Conservation. Next up on the itinerary: get interesting insight from Tours, delve into the lush surroundings at Arabuko-Sokoke Forest, and contemplate the waterfront views at Mida Creek.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Watamu trip itinerary builder tool .

Fly from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Watamu in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In April in Watamu, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Mombasa.

Things to do in Watamu

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Arabuko-Sokoke Forest
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Local Ocean Conservation ©
Local Ocean Conservation

3
nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Gazi Mangrove Boardwalk. Explore Mombasa's surroundings by going to Diani Beach (Diani Beach & Dolphin & Whale Watching). Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Imani Collective.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Mombasa vacation planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Watamu to Mombasa in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in Mombasa sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Moshi.

Things to do in Mombasa

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Diani Beach, Gazi Mangrove Boardwalk
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Diani Beach ©
Diani Beach

4
nights
Moshi, Tanzania

Moshi ©
Situated in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro, the sleepy town of Moshi provides tourist with a safe and pleasant place to stay in while touring the region or braving Africa's highest mountain.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Spas & Wellness. When in Moshi, make a side trip to see Mount Kilimanjaro in Kilimanjaro National Park, approximately Kilimanjaro National Park away. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Kikuletwa Hotsprings, take in the exciting artwork at Mama Africa Giftshop, and soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

To see photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Moshi tour itinerary site .

Do a combination of flight and car from Mombasa to Moshi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Arusha.

Things to do in Moshi

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Kilimanjaro National Park
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Kikuletwa Hotsprings ©
Kikuletwa Hotsprings
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mount Kilimanjaro
Mount Kilimanjaro

4
nights
Arusha, Tanzania

Nestled in the verdant foothills of Mount Meru, Arusha remains the primary gateway and jump-off point for safaris into several national parks.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Tanzanite Experience. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Ngurdoto Crater, stop by Shanga & Shanga Foundation, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and hunt for treasures at Masai Central Market.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Arusha route maker website .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Moshi to Arusha in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in April, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Mafia Island.

Things to do in Arusha

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Masai Central Market
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Ngurdoto Crater ©
Ngurdoto Crater
Walking tours

1
night
Mafia Island, Tanzania

A quiet, sandy landmass off the coast of Tanzania, Mafia Island lies dotted with peaceful lodges and sleepy fishing villages.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Mafia Marine National Park and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Mafia Island online trip itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Arusha to Mafia Island in 3 hours. Another option is to fly. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Jambiani.

Things to do in Mafia Island

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Mafia Marine National Park ©
Mafia Marine National Park

4
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Jambiani, Tanzania

Jambiani ©
Discover out-of-the-way places like Jambiani Beach and Matemwe Beach. Explore Jambiani's surroundings by going to Space Station Zanzibar (in Tunguu) and Uroa Bay (in Uroa).

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Jambiani visit app .

Getting from Mafia Island to Jambiani by combination of flight and taxi takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, ferry, and car. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in April, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Jambiani

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Paje, Matemwe Beach, Uroa Bay, Space Station Zanzibar
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Jambiani Beach ©
Jambiani Beach
Matemwe Beach ©
Matemwe Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

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