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
Fly + Drive:  1​h
3
Nanyuki Town
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Naivasha
— 3 nights
+4
shuttle + foot + bus + foot + Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
Malindi
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Drive + ferry:  2​h 15​min
6
Diani Beach
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Tel Aviv

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, bet on your favorite at GP Karting, 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, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Nairobi itinerary planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Nairobi is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Tel Aviv to Nairobi is 1 hour. Traveling from Tel Aviv in August, you will find days in Nairobi are a bit cooler (27°C), and nights are cooler (16°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Lewa Wildlife Conservancy
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Safaris
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ©
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Olare Orok Conservancy and Off-Road & ATV Trails. It doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Mara River.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Maasai Mara National Reserve sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Nairobi to Maasai Mara National Reserve takes 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 Nanyuki Town.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Parks Wildlife
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Olare Orok Conservancy ©
Olare Orok Conservancy

few
hours
Nanyuki Town

Nanyuki Town ©
On the 16th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Ol Pejeta Conservancy.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Nanyuki Town itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Nanyuki Town in an hour. Another option is to drive. In August in Nanyuki Town, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Naivasha.

Things to do in Nanyuki Town

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Ol Pejeta Conservancy
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Ol Pejeta Conservancy ©
Ol Pejeta Conservancy

3
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Lake Naivasha and Lake Oloidien. Spend the 18th (Fri) exploring nature at Hell's Gate National Park. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Crescent Island Game Park.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Naivasha online itinerary creator.

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and car from Nanyuki Town to Naivasha takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Malindi.

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
Lake Oloidien ©
Lake Oloidien

3
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 20th (Sun): kick back and relax at Che Shale Beach and then explore the striking landscape at Marafa-Hells Kitchen. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Watamu National Marine Park.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Malindi itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Naivasha to Malindi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or drive. In August, Malindi is a bit warmer than Naivasha - with highs of 32°C and lows of 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Diani Beach.

Things to do in Malindi

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Watamu National Marine Park
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Marafa-Hells Kitchen ©
Marafa-Hells Kitchen
Watamu National Marine Park ©
Watamu National Marine Park
Che Shale Beach ©
Che Shale Beach

1
night
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 22nd (Tue): zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure and then identify plant and animal life at Colobus Conservation. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Diani Beach, see the vivid underwater world at Pilli Pipa Dhow Safari, and then look for gifts at Sand & Sea Beach Shop.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Diani Beach trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Malindi to Diani Beach by combination of car, ferry, and flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, ferry, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Malindi in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 24°C in Diani Beach. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Diani Beach

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

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