15 days in Kenya Itinerary

15 days in Kenya Itinerary

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15 days in Kenya Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Nairobi
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Maasai Mara National Reserve
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Nakuru
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Naivasha
— 1 night
+2
Drive + train + Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Amboseli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
6
Tsavo National Park East
— 1 night
Drive + train:  5​h 45​min
7
Mombasa
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Tel Aviv

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, see the interesting displays at Karen Blixen Museum, then identify plant and animal life at African Fund for Endangered Wildlife (Kenya) Ltd. - Giraffe Centre, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. On your second day here, take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Nairobi itinerary maker.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Nairobi is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv to Nairobi, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tel Aviv in August, expect nights in Nairobi to be colder, around 16°C, while days are little chillier, around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

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

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.
Family-friendly places like Mara Triangle and Musiara Swamp will thrill your kids. It doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Mara River and look for all kinds of wild species at Olare Orok Conservancy.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Maasai Mara National Reserve trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Nairobi to Maasai Mara National Reserve in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Nakuru.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Olare Orok Conservancy ©
Olare Orok Conservancy
Mara Triangle ©
Mara Triangle
Musiara Swamp ©
Musiara Swamp

1
night
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), admire the striking features of Lord Egerton Castle and then explore the striking landscape of Lake Nakuru.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Nakuru itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Nakuru takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. August in Nakuru sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Naivasha.

Things to do in Nakuru

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Lake Nakuru
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Lake Nakuru ©
Lake Nakuru
Lord Egerton Castle ©
Lord Egerton Castle

1
night
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 17th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hell's Gate National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Oloidien and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Naivasha.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Naivasha custom trip planner.

Getting from Nakuru to Naivasha by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August in Naivasha, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Amboseli National Park.

Things to do in Naivasha

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Lake Naivasha
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Hell's Gate National Park ©
Hell's Gate National Park
Lake Naivasha ©
Lake Naivasha
Lake Oloidien ©
Lake Oloidien

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 19th (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Amboseli National Park.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Amboseli National Park trip itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Naivasha to Amboseli National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. In August, Amboseli National Park is somewhat warmer than Naivasha - with highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to Tsavo National Park East.

Things to do in Amboseli National Park

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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1
night
Tsavo National Park East

Tsavo National Park East ©
To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Tsavo National Park East tour planner.

Traveling by car from Amboseli National Park to Tsavo National Park East takes 5.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Tsavo National Park East are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Mombasa.

Things to do in Tsavo National Park East

Parks Wildlife
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Tsavo East ©
Tsavo East

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Haller Park. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Sand & Sea Beach Shop, see the vivid underwater world at Pilli Pipa Dhow Safari, and then kick back and relax at Diani Beach.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Mombasa custom trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Tsavo National Park East to Mombasa in 6 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Tsavo National Park East in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Mombasa, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mombasa

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Diani Beach
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Diani Beach ©
Diani Beach
Safaris
Pilli Pipa Dhow Safari ©
Pilli Pipa Dhow Safari

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