8 days in Kenya Itinerary

8 days in Kenya Itinerary

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8 days in Kenya Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  8​h
1
Mombasa
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  45​min
2
Lamu Island
— Few hours
Fly:  2​h 15​min
3
Nairobi
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Dubai

4
nights
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.
Visiting Diani Beach and Bamburi Beach will get you outdoors. Your inner history buff will appreciate Old Town and Mnarani Ruins (Museum). Go for a jaunt from Mombasa to Diani Beach to see Sand & Sea Beach Shop about 1 hour away. There's still lots to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, explore and take pictures at Mamba Village Centre, steep yourself in history at Leven House, and enjoy the sand and surf at Nyali Beach.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Mombasa attractions planner .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Mombasa is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Mombasa is minus 1 hour. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Dubai in May: high temperatures in Mombasa hover around 34°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Lamu Island.

Things to do in Mombasa

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Diani Beach, Mnarani Ruins (Museum)
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Diani Beach ©
Diani Beach
Safaris
Nyali Beach ©
Nyali Beach

few
hours
Lamu Island

Lamu Island ©
On the 22nd (Tue), see the interesting displays at Lamu Museum, steep yourself in history at Lamu Old Town, and then partake in some friendly competition at Lamu Mysteries.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Lamu Island road trip site .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Mombasa to Lamu Island takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in May, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Nairobi.

Things to do in Lamu Island

#Fun & Games, #Historic Sites, #Museums
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Lamu Old Town ©
Lamu Old Town
Lamu Museum ©
Lamu Museum

3
nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Nairobi National Park and Karura Forest. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Karen Blixen Coffee Garden and Cottages, stroll through Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, stop by Spinners Web Kenya, and get your game on at GP Karting.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Nairobi trip maker tool .

You can fly from Lamu Island to Nairobi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In May, Nairobi is slightly colder than Lamu Island - with highs of 27°C and lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Nairobi

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trip

Lewa Wildlife Conservancy
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Nairobi National Park ©
Nairobi National Park
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ©
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
Giraffe Centre ©
Giraffe Centre

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