9 days in Kenya Itinerary

9 days in Kenya Itinerary

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9 days in Kenya Itinerary

Dubai
Fly:  8​h
Mombasa
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h
Watamu
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h
Lamu Island
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 15​min
Nairobi
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
Dubai

2
days
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): stroll through Haller Park. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Old Town, then get engrossed in the history at Fort Jesus Museum, and then stroll through Diani Beach.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Mombasa trip website .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Mombasa is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to Eastern African Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Dubai in May, with highs in Mombasa at 34°C and lows at 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Watamu.

Things to do in Mombasa

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trip

Diani Beach
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Diani Beach ©
Diani Beach
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Bamburi Beach

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): make a trip to Malindi, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and then get engrossed in the history at Gede Ruins. Keep things going the next day: experience rural life at Bio-Ken Snake Farm, then kick back and relax at Spiaggia delle Tartarughe, and then explore the ancient world of Mnarani Ruins (Museum).

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Watamu online tour planner .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Mombasa to Watamu in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In May, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Lamu Island.

Things to do in Watamu

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Gede, Mnarani Ruins (Museum)
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Spiaggia delle Tartarughe ©
Spiaggia delle Tartarughe
Gede Ruins ©
Gede Ruins

1
day
Lamu Island

Lamu Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): see the interesting displays at Lamu Museum, contemplate the long history of Lamu Old Town, and then partake in some friendly competition at Lamu Mysteries.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Lamu Island day trip tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Watamu to Lamu Island takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time 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
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Karen Blixen Museum and Nairobi National Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Nairobi National Park and Giraffe Centre. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Karen Blixen Coffee Garden and Cottages, look for gifts at Utamaduni Craft Centre, and stroll through David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Nairobi day trip site .

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. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Lamu Island in May: high temperatures in Nairobi hover around 27°C and lows are around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nairobi

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature
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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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