29 days in Kenya Itinerary

29 days in Kenya Itinerary

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29 days in Kenya Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + Drive:  30 h
1
Tsavo National Park East
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h 15 min
2
Tsavo National Park West
— 1 night
+3
Drive + Train + Taxi + Fly:  4 h 30 min
3
Diani Beach
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Mombasa
— 4 nights
Taxi + Fly:  30 min
5
Malindi
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h
6
Maasai Mara National Reserve
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
7
Nanyuki Town
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
8
Nairobi
— 5 nights
Fly:  21 h 30 min
End: Melbourne

1
night
Tsavo National Park East

Tsavo National Park East ©
Keep things going the next day: stroll through Tsavo East.

To see where to stay, maps, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, use the Tsavo National Park East trip builder app .

Melbourne, Australia to Tsavo National Park East is an approximately 30-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Tsavo National Park East is minus 7 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Tsavo National Park West.

Things to do in Tsavo National Park East

Parks Wildlife
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Tsavo East ©
Tsavo East

1
night
Tsavo National Park West

Tsavo National Park West ©
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Mzima Springs.

To see maps, more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, read Tsavo National Park West trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Tsavo National Park East to Tsavo National Park West in 6.5 hours. April in Tsavo National Park West sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Diani Beach.

Things to do in Tsavo National Park West

Parks Wildlife
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Mzima Springs ©
Mzima Springs

4
nights
Diani Beach

Diani Beach ©
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Colobus Conservation. There's much more to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, tour the pleasant surroundings at Gazi Mangrove Boardwalk, and buy something for everyone on your list at Baharini Plaza.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, go to the Diani Beach trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by combination of car, train, and flight from Tsavo National Park West to Diani Beach takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, train, and ferry; or drive. April in Diani Beach sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Mombasa.

Things to do in Diani Beach

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Gazi Mangrove Boardwalk
Find places to stay Apr 4 — 8:
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Diani Beach ©
Diani Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Colobus Conservation ©
Colobus Conservation

4
nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Nyali Centre. There's much more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stop by Imani Collective, see Off-Road Tours, and stroll through Haller Park.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Mombasa trip planning app .

You can drive from Diani Beach to Mombasa in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in April, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Malindi.

Things to do in Mombasa

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

4
nights
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Watamu Beach and Che Shale Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Scuba & Snorkeling and Local Ocean Conservation. Take a break from Malindi with a short trip to Nature & Wildlife Tours in Watamu, about 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take a peaceful walk through Arabuko-Sokoke Forest.

For other places to visit, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Malindi online travel route planner .

Malindi is just a short distance from Mombasa. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in April, and nighttime lows around 30°C. On the 16th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Malindi

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Watamu, Arabuko-Sokoke Forest
Find places to stay Apr 12 — 16:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Watamu Beach ©
Watamu Beach

4
nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Olare Orok Conservancy and Ol Kinyei Conservancy. Spend the 19th (Sun) surrounded by wildlife at Mara Triangle. There's more to do: take an exotic tour of a safari tour and tour the pleasant surroundings at Musiara Swamp.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Maasai Mara National Reserve holiday maker tool .

You can fly from Malindi to Maasai Mara National Reserve in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Nanyuki Town.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Wildlife Parks Nature
Find places to stay Apr 16 — 20:
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Olare Orok Conservancy ©
Olare Orok Conservancy
Mara Triangle ©
Mara Triangle
Musiara Swamp ©
Musiara Swamp

3
nights
Nanyuki Town

Nanyuki Town ©
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ol Pejeta Conservancy and Equator Marker. Change things up with these side-trips from Nanyuki Town: Lewa Wildlife Conservancy (in Isiolo) and Mount Kenya (in Mount Kenya National Park).

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Nanyuki Town day trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Nanyuki Town takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. April in Nanyuki Town sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Nairobi.

Things to do in Nanyuki Town

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Mount Kenya, Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Lewa Wildlife Conservancy
Find places to stay Apr 20 — 23:
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Ol Pejeta Conservancy ©
Ol Pejeta Conservancy
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy ©
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy
Mount Kenya ©
Mount Kenya

5
nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Nature & Wildlife Tours and Upepo Photography Gallery. The adventure continues: grab your bike and head to Karura Forest, tour the pleasant surroundings at David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and see Off-Road Tours.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Nairobi using our trip planner.

Fly from Nanyuki Town to Nairobi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. April in Nairobi sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Karura Forest ©
Karura Forest
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ©
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

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