9 days in Kenya Itinerary

9 days in Kenya Itinerary

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9 days in Kenya Itinerary

Nouakchott
Fly:  15​h
Nairobi
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 45​min
Watamu
— 3 nights
+4
taxi + bus + Drive + ferry + Drive:  2​h 45​min
Diani Beach
— Few hours
Fly:  21​h
Nouakchott

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 14th (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, take in the exciting artwork at Upepo Photography Gallery, explore and take pictures at Uhuru Gardens Memorial Park, and look for gifts at Utamaduni Craft Centre.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Nairobi trip planner .

Nouakchott, Mauritania to Nairobi is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Nouakchott to Nairobi is 3 hours. Traveling from Nouakchott in March, expect nights in Nairobi to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are slightly colder, around 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Watamu.

Things to do in Nairobi

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Lewa Wildlife Conservancy
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David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ©
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
Safaris
Giraffe Centre ©
Giraffe Centre

3
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Watamu Beach and Che Shale Beach. There's much more to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, relax in the rural setting at Bio-Ken Snake Farm, tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia delle Tartarughe, and get engrossed in the history at Gede Ruins.

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Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Nairobi to Watamu takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or drive. In March, Watamu is somewhat warmer than Nairobi - with highs of 37°C and lows of 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Diani Beach.

Things to do in Watamu

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trips

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

few
hours
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): browse the different shops at The Diani Beach Shopping Centre and then kick back and relax at Diani Beach.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Diani Beach trip planner .

You can do a combination of taxi, bus, ferry, and car from Watamu to Diani Beach in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Diani Beach

#Beaches, #Outdoors, #Parks
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Diani Beach ©
Diani Beach
The Diani Beach Shopping Centre ©
The Diani Beach Shopping Centre

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