15 days in Kenya Itinerary

15 days in Kenya Itinerary

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15 days in Kenya Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly + Drive:  16​h 30​min
1
Naivasha
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Nanyuki Town
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  1​h
3
Maasai Mara National Reserve
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Diani Beach
— 2 nights
+2
ferry + Drive + bus:  2​h 15​min
5
Malindi
— 2 nights
Fly:  45​min
6
Lamu Island
— Few hours
Fly:  2​h 15​min
7
Nairobi
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Tel Aviv

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): stop by Life Beads Kenya, then look for all kinds of wild species at Crescent Island Game Park, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Naivasha. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hell's Gate National Park.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Naivasha trip planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Naivasha is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Tel Aviv to Naivasha due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tel Aviv in August, you will find days in Naivasha are a bit cooler (28°C), and nights are much colder (14°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Nanyuki Town.

Things to do in Naivasha

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Lake Naivasha
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Lake Naivasha ©
Lake Naivasha
Hell's Gate National Park ©
Hell's Gate National Park
Crescent Island Game Park ©
Crescent Island Game Park

1
night
Nanyuki Town

Nanyuki Town ©
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): look for gifts at Miti Mayo Craft Shop and then look for all kinds of wild species at Ol Pejeta Conservancy.

To see where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Nanyuki Town travel itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of car, flight, and taxi from Naivasha to Nanyuki Town in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In August, daytime highs in Nanyuki Town are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Nanyuki Town

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Ol Pejeta Conservancy
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Ol Pejeta Conservancy ©
Ol Pejeta Conservancy

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Ol Kinyei Conservancy and Off-Road & ATV Trails. There's more to do: explore the activities along Mara River and identify plant and animal life at Mara Triangle.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Maasai Mara National Reserve holiday planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Nanyuki Town to Maasai Mara National Reserve in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Diani Beach.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Mara Triangle ©
Mara Triangle

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nights
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 17th (Thu): buy something for everyone on your list at The Diani Beach Shopping Centre and then identify plant and animal life at Colobus Conservation. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, then explore the gorgeous colors at Pilli Pipa Dhow Safari, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Diani Beach.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Diani Beach online itinerary creator.

Getting from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Diani Beach by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Malindi.

Things to do in Diani Beach

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Pilli Pipa Dhow Safari ©
Pilli Pipa Dhow Safari
Colobus Conservation ©
Colobus Conservation
Diani Beach ©
Diani Beach

2
nights
Malindi

Malindi ©
Offering pristine, palm-lined beaches, all-inclusive resorts, and warm, sunny weather, the port town of Malindi rightly established itself as one of Kenya's prime tourism spots.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Gede Ruins and then explore the striking landscape at Marafa-Hells Kitchen. On the 20th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Watamu National Marine Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Malindi itinerary maker.

Getting from Diani Beach to Malindi by combination of flight, ferry, and car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, ferry, and car; or drive. In August in Malindi, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Lamu Island.

Things to do in Malindi

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Watamu National Marine Park, Gede Ruins
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Marafa-Hells Kitchen ©
Marafa-Hells Kitchen
Watamu National Marine Park ©
Watamu National Marine Park

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hours
Lamu Island

Lamu Island ©
On the 21st (Mon), appreciate the extensive heritage of Siyu Fort, examine the collection at Lamu Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Lamu Old Town.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Lamu Island holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Malindi to Lamu Island takes an hour. In August, daily temperatures in Lamu Island can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Nairobi.

Things to do in Lamu Island

Historic Sites Museums
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Lamu Old Town ©
Lamu Old Town
Lamu Museum ©
Lamu Museum
Siyu Fort ©
Siyu Fort

2
nights
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.
On the 22nd (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, get your game on at GP Karting, examine the collection 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 the 23rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Nairobi holiday planner.

You can fly from Lamu Island to Nairobi in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Lamu Island in August, expect Nairobi to be slightly colder, temps between 27°C and 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

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

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