9 days in Kenya Itinerary

9 days in Kenya Itinerary

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9 days in Kenya Itinerary

Lisbon
Fly:  16​h 45​min
Naivasha
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Nairobi
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
Amboseli National Park
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  2​h 15​min
Watamu
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h
Mombasa
— 1 night
Fly:  13​h 45​min
Lisbon

1
day
Naivasha

Naivasha ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Hell's Gate National Park.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Naivasha trip planner .

Lisbon, Portugal to Naivasha is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Naivasha is 3 hours. Traveling from Lisbon in April, expect nights in Naivasha to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Nairobi.

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Hell's Gate National Park ©
Hell's Gate National Park

3
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.
Spend the 15th (Sun) exploring nature at Nairobi National Park. Spend the 16th (Mon) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's lots more to do: stroll through David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, see the interesting displays at Karen Blixen Museum, and have fun at GP Karting.

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Traveling by car from Naivasha to Nairobi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Traveling from Naivasha in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Nairobi, with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Amboseli National Park.

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

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.
On the 18th (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Amboseli National Park.

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You can fly from Nairobi to Amboseli National Park in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Nairobi in April, expect Amboseli National Park to be a bit warmer, temps between 34°C and 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Watamu.

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Amboseli National Park ©
Amboseli National Park

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Gede Ruins and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Watamu day trip planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Amboseli National Park to Watamu in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Watamu when traveling from Amboseli National Park in April, with lows around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mombasa.

Things to do in Watamu

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Gede Ruins
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Gede Ruins ©
Gede Ruins

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): stroll through Haller Park and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

For maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Mombasa journey planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Watamu to Mombasa in an hour. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In April, daytime highs in Mombasa are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Sat) before leaving for home.

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Mombasa Memorial Cathedral ©
Mombasa Memorial Cathedral

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