30 days in Kenya Itinerary

30 days in Kenya Itinerary

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30 days in Kenya Itinerary

Dublin
Fly:  14​h 45​min
Nairobi
— 8 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 45​min
Watamu
— 4 nights
+4
taxi + bus + Drive + ferry + Drive:  2​h 45​min
Diani Beach
— 5 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h
Maasai Mara National Reserve
— 6 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 45​min
Amboseli National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
Tsavo National Park East
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
Lake Nakuru National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  19​h
Dublin

7
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.
You'll explore and learn at Karen Blixen Museum and Nairobi National Museum. Spend the 22nd (Thu) exploring nature at Nairobi National Park. Spend the 23rd (Fri) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, have some family-friendly fun at GP Karting, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Elephant Hill, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Karura Forest.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Nairobi road trip planning app .

Dublin, Ireland to Nairobi is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Dublin to Nairobi, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Dublin in March; daily highs in Nairobi reach 32°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Watamu.

Things to do in Nairobi

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Parks

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Lewa Wildlife Conservancy
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Karen Blixen Museum ©
Karen Blixen Museum
Nairobi National Park ©
Nairobi National Park
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ©
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

4
days
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Che Shale Beach and Watamu Beach. Spend the 31st (Sat) exploring nature at Watamu National Marine Park. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Gede Ruins, kick back and relax at Spiaggia delle Tartarughe, stroll through Mida Creek, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Watamu trip planner .

Getting from Nairobi to Watamu by combination of flight and taxi takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and car; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Nairobi in March: high temperatures in Watamu hover around 37°C and lows are around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow time for travel to Diani Beach.

Things to do in Watamu

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Che Shale Beach, Gede Ruins, Watamu Beach
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Gede Ruins ©
Gede Ruins
Che Shale Beach ©
Che Shale Beach

4
days
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 get in some beach time at Diani Beach and Bamburi Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Fort Jesus Museum and Old Town. Change things up with these side-trips from Diani Beach: Mombasa (Safaris, Nyali Beach, & more). It doesn't end there: tee off at Leisure Golf Club and stop by Sand & Sea Beach Shop.

For reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Diani Beach vacation maker site .

You can do a combination of taxi, bus, ferry, and car from Watamu to Diani Beach in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. In April in Diani Beach, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Diani Beach

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trip

Mombasa
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Diani Beach ©
Diani Beach
Safaris
Fort Jesus Museum ©
Fort Jesus Museum

6
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 7th (Sat) surrounded by wildlife at Mara Triangle. Spend the 9th (Mon) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. It doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Olare Orok Conservancy and stroll through Musiara Swamp.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Maasai Mara National Reserve trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Diani Beach to Maasai Mara National Reserve takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Amboseli National Park.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Tours
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Olare Orok Conservancy ©
Olare Orok Conservancy
Mara Triangle ©
Mara Triangle

1
day
Amboseli National Park

Amboseli National Park ©
On a tour of Amboseli National Park, you can discover Kenya's diverse wildlife while enjoying stunning views of Mount Kilimanjaro in the distance.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Amboseli National Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Amboseli National Park trip planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Amboseli National Park in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. In April, daily temperatures in Amboseli National Park can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Fri) before leaving for Tsavo National Park East.

Things to do in Amboseli National Park

#Nature, #Parks
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Amboseli National Park ©
Amboseli National Park
Observation Hill ©
Observation Hill

1
day
Tsavo National Park East

Tsavo National Park East ©
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): stroll through Tsavo East.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Tsavo National Park East road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Amboseli National Park to Tsavo National Park East takes 5.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in April, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Lake Nakuru National Park.

Things to do in Tsavo National Park East

#Wildlife, #Parks
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Tsavo East ©
Tsavo East

2
days
Lake Nakuru National Park

Lake Nakuru National Park ©
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Kariandusi Museum and then explore the striking landscape of Lake Nakuru.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Lake Nakuru National Park holiday maker website .

You can drive from Tsavo National Park East to Lake Nakuru National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, train, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Tsavo National Park East in April, expect Lake Nakuru National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 30°C and 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lake Nakuru National Park

#Nature, #Parks, #Museums

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Kariandusi Museum
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Lake Nakuru ©
Lake Nakuru
Baboons & Vervits ©
Baboons & Vervits

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