9 days in Kenya Itinerary

9 days in Kenya Itinerary

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9 days in Kenya Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + bus:  12​h 45​min
1
Nairobi
— 2 nights
train + Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Tsavo National Park East
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Amboseli National Park
— 1 day
Fly:  2​h 15​min
4
Watamu
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  1​h
5
Mombasa
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: London

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.
Spend the 17th (Fri) exploring nature at Nairobi National Park. Spend the 19th (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's much more to do: stroll through David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, examine the collection at Karen Blixen Museum, and grab your bike and head to Karura Forest.

For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Nairobi online trip planner .

London, UK to Nairobi is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and bus. Traveling from London to Nairobi, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, daytime highs in Nairobi are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to Tsavo National Park East.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Safaris
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ©
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
Nairobi National Park ©
Nairobi National Park

1
day
Tsavo National Park East

Tsavo National Park East ©
On the 20th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Tsavo East.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Tsavo National Park East online travel planner .

Getting from Nairobi to Tsavo National Park East by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and car; or do a combination of flight and car. When traveling from Nairobi in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Tsavo National Park East, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Amboseli National Park.

Things to do in Tsavo National Park East

Wildlife Parks
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Tsavo East ©
Tsavo East

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Amboseli National Park.

For reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Amboseli National Park travel route planning website .

Traveling by car from Tsavo National Park East to Amboseli National Park takes 5.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Watamu.

Things to do in Amboseli National Park

Nature Parks
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Amboseli National Park ©
Amboseli National Park

1
night
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 22nd (Wed): take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Watamu trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Amboseli National Park to Watamu in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Amboseli National Park in August since evenings lows in Watamu dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Mombasa.

Things to do in Watamu

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Safaris

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Haller Park and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Mombasa online vacation planner .

Getting from Watamu to Mombasa by combination of taxi and flight takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Watamu in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Mombasa, with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mombasa

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Haller Park ©
Haller Park
Fort Jesus Museum ©
Fort Jesus Museum

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