15 days in Kenya Itinerary

15 days in Kenya Itinerary

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15 days in Kenya Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  16​h
1
Mombasa
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h
2
Watamu
— 1 night
+3
Fly + bus + foot + shuttle:  3​h
3
Naivasha
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Nakuru
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Maasai Mara National Reserve
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Amboseli National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
7
Nairobi
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Tel Aviv

2
nights
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.
On the 11th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Nyali Beach, then look for gifts at Bombolulu Workshops, and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Fort Jesus Museum, wander the streets of Old Town, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bamburi Beach, and finally identify plant and animal life at Haller Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Mombasa trip itinerary maker.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Mombasa is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from Israel Standard Time (IST) to Eastern African Time (EAT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Tel Aviv in August, things will get a bit cooler in Mombasa: highs are around 33°C and lows about 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Watamu.

Things to do in Mombasa

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Safaris
Haller Park ©
Haller Park
Fort Jesus Museum ©
Fort Jesus Museum

1
night
Watamu

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.
On the 13th (Sun), make a trip to Malindi, take an in-depth tour of Gede Ruins, and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour. On the 14th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Watamu National Marine Park.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Watamu holiday 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. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Naivasha.

Things to do in Watamu

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Gede
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Watamu National Marine Park ©
Watamu National Marine Park
Safaris
Malindi ©
Malindi

2
nights
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.
On the 15th (Tue), explore the striking landscape of Hell's Gate National Park.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Naivasha travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and car from Watamu to Naivasha takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and car; or drive. While traveling from Watamu, expect slightly colder days and much colder nights in Naivasha, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Nakuru.

Things to do in Naivasha

Parks Nature
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Hell's Gate National Park ©
Hell's Gate National Park

few
hours
Nakuru

Nakuru ©
Nakuru is the fourth-largest city in Kenya, the capital of Nakuru County and former capital of the Rift Valley Province. On the 16th (Wed), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Nakuru.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Nakuru sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Naivasha to Nakuru in 1.5 hours. August in Nakuru sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Nakuru

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Lake Nakuru
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Lake Nakuru ©
Lake Nakuru

3
nights
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.
Maasai Mara National Reserve is known for nature, wildlife areas, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Mara River, look for all kinds of wild species at Mara Triangle, and enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Maasai Mara National Reserve holiday planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Nakuru to Maasai Mara National Reserve in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Amboseli National Park.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Olare Orok Conservancy ©
Olare Orok Conservancy
Mara Triangle ©
Mara Triangle
Balloon Rides

2
nights
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 20th (Sun), explore the striking landscape of Amboseli National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Selenkay Conservancy and then take in panoramic vistas at Observation Hill.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Amboseli National Park vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Amboseli National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. In August in Amboseli National Park, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Nairobi.

Things to do in Amboseli National Park

Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Selenkay Conservancy
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Selenkay Conservancy ©
Selenkay Conservancy
Observation Hill ©
Observation Hill

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): examine the collection at Nairobi National Museum, enjoy some diversion at GP Karting, examine the collection at Karen Blixen Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at African Fund for Endangered Wildlife (Kenya) Ltd. - Giraffe Centre, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. Keep things going the next day: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Nairobi trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Amboseli National Park to Nairobi in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Amboseli National Park in August, you will find days in Nairobi are slightly colder (27°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ©
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
Safaris
Giraffe Centre ©
Giraffe Centre

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