30 days in Kenya Itinerary

30 days in Kenya Itinerary

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Fly
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Nairobi
— 5 nights
Fly
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Diani Beach
— 3 nights
Drive to Likoni, Ferry to Mombasa
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Mombasa
— 4 nights
Fly
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Maasai Mara National Reserve
— 5 nights
Fly
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Amboseli National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Tsavo National Park East
— 1 night
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Drive to Kibwezi, Train to Nairobi, Fly to Samburu National Reserve
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Samburu National Reserve
— 2 nights
Fly
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Mount Kenya National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Nanyuki Town
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lake Nakuru National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Naivasha
— 2 nights
Drive to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Fly to Dallas

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Nairobi

— 5 nights

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.
Spend the 19th (Tue) exploring nature at Nairobi National Park. Spend the 21st (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: stroll through David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, look for gifts at Utamaduni Craft Centre, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and browse the exhibits of Karen Blixen Museum.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Nairobi trip itinerary planner.

Dallas, USA to Nairobi is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to East Africa Time is 9 hours. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in October, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Diani Beach.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
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Diani Beach

— 3 nights
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.
Spend the 24th (Sun) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Diani Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at African Bush & Beach Adventures - Day tours, take in the exciting artwork at Diani Beach Art Gallery, and stroll through Colobus Conservation.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Diani Beach trip planner.

Getting from Nairobi to Diani Beach by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or drive. Traveling from Nairobi in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Diani Beach: highs are around 86°F and lows about 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mombasa.

Things to do in Diani Beach

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

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Mombasa

— 4 nights
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.
Spend the 27th (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Spend the 28th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: stroll through Haller Park, explore and take pictures at Old Town, get engrossed in the history at Fort Jesus Museum, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Mombasa day trip planning app.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Diani Beach to Mombasa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in October, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Mombasa

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Neighborhoods
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Maasai Mara National Reserve

— 5 nights
Home to the Great Migration and Africa's exceptional wildlife, Maasai Mara is a must on a Kenya itinerary.
Spend the 2nd (Tue) surrounded by wildlife at Olare Orok Conservancy. Spend the 3rd (Wed) surrounded by wildlife at Mara Triangle. There's more to do: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mara North Conservancy.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Maasai Mara National Reserve trip planner.

You can fly from Mombasa to Maasai Mara National Reserve in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Mombasa in October; daily highs in Maasai Mara National Reserve reach 63°F and lows reach 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Amboseli National Park.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors
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Amboseli National Park

— 1 night
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 5th (Fri), enjoy breathtaking views from Observation Hill.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Amboseli National Park attractions planner.

Getting from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Amboseli National Park by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Maasai Mara National Reserve in November, things will get a bit warmer in Amboseli National Park: highs are around 84°F and lows about 67°F. On the 5th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Tsavo National Park East.
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Tsavo National Park East

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): stroll through Tsavo East.

To see photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Tsavo National Park East trip planner.

Traveling by car from Amboseli National Park to Tsavo National Park East takes 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Samburu National Reserve.

Things to do in Tsavo National Park East

Parks · Wildlife
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Samburu National Reserve

— 2 nights
On the 7th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Reteti Elephant Santuary and then take an exotic tour of Elephant Watch Camp & Safaris. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Shaba National Reserve.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Samburu National Reserve trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car, train, and flight from Tsavo National Park East to Samburu National Reserve takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, train, and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can fly to Mount Kenya National Park.

Things to do in Samburu National Reserve

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Mount Kenya National Park

— 1 night
On the 9th (Tue), take in the awesome beauty at Mount Kenya.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Mount Kenya National Park online tour builder.

Getting from Samburu National Reserve to Mount Kenya National Park by flight takes about 2.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Mount Kenya National Park are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Nanyuki Town.

Things to do in Mount Kenya National Park

Nature · Parks
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Nanyuki Town

— 2 nights
On the 10th (Wed), stroll through Mount Kenya Wildlife Conservancy, then stroll through Ol Pejeta Conservancy, and then make a trip to Equator Marker. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ol Jogi Wildlife Conservancy.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Nanyuki Town road trip app.

Explore your travel options from Mount Kenya National Park to Nanyuki Town with the Route module. In November, daily temperatures in Nanyuki Town can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Lake Nakuru National Park.

Things to do in Nanyuki Town

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

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Lake Nakuru National Park

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Nakuru.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Lake Nakuru National Park trip planning site.

You can drive from Nanyuki Town to Lake Nakuru National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and car. Expect slightly colder evenings in Lake Nakuru National Park when traveling from Nanyuki Town in November, with lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to drive to Naivasha.

Things to do in Lake Nakuru National Park

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Naivasha

— 2 nights
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.
On the 13th (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Hell's Gate National Park. On your second day here, explore the activities along Lake Naivasha, stroll through Crescent Island Game Park, and then take an in-depth tour of Enashipai Maa Museum.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Naivasha trip planner.

You can drive from Lake Nakuru National Park to Naivasha in 2 hours. In November, daytime highs in Naivasha are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Naivasha

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

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Kenya travel guide

4.3
Nature & Parks · Safaris · National Parks
The savannahs of Kenya contain some of the most iconic sights in Africa, stirred in the minds of many when they think of the continent. Big cats, elephants, and rhinos remain major inhabitants of this vast country, with a number of safari centers running trips across the region's World Heritage-listed national parks. Trips to rural villages, where many travelers choose to join up various volunteer projects, represent some of the most inspiring and enriching things to do in Kenya.