16 days in Kenya Itinerary

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Nairobi
— 1 night
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Nyeri
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nanyuki Town
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Lake Nakuru National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Naivasha
— 2 nights
Drive
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Maasai Mara National Reserve
— 4 nights
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Mombasa
— 1 night
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Nairobi — 1 night

Green City in the Sun

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 2nd (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Nairobi National Park.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Nairobi trip itinerary planner.

Perth, Australia to Nairobi is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to East Africa Time (EAT), which is usually a -5 hour difference. Traveling from Perth in January, expect nights in Nairobi to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are little chillier, around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Nyeri.
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Nyeri — 2 nights

Nyeri town is a town situated in the Central Highlands of Kenya. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): Head underground at Kereita Cave and Waterfall and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Solio Game Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Bongo Asili Cultural travels ltd.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Nyeri trip planner.

You can drive from Nairobi to Nyeri in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and car. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Nairobi in January since evenings lows in Nyeri dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to Nanyuki Town.
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Nanyuki Town — 2 nights

On the 5th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Kenya Wildlife Conservancy, then don't miss a visit to Equator Marker, and then shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Nanyuki Town trip builder.

Drive from Nyeri to Nanyuki Town in an hour. Traveling from Nyeri in January, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 17°C in Nanyuki Town. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Lake Nakuru National Park.
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Lake Nakuru National Park — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): surround yourself with nature on County Simba Safaris Day Tours and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Nakuru. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Baboons & Vervits.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Lake Nakuru National Park day trip planner.

You can drive from Nanyuki Town to Lake Nakuru National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and car. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Nanyuki Town in January since evenings lows in Lake Nakuru National Park dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can go by car to Naivasha.
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Naivasha — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Hell's Gate National Park. On your second day here, explore the activities along Lake Naivasha, explore the activities along Lake Naivasha, and then stroll through Crescent Island Game Park.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Naivasha trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Lake Nakuru National Park to Naivasha takes 2 hours. In January in Naivasha, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Maasai Mara National Reserve.
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Maasai Mara National Reserve — 4 nights

Home to the Great Migration and Africa's exceptional wildlife, Maasai Mara is a must on a Kenya itinerary.
Spend the 11th (Wed) surrounded by wildlife at Mara Triangle. Spend the 12th (Thu) surrounded by wildlife at Olare Orok Conservancy. The adventure continues: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mara North Conservancy, and look for all kinds of wild species at Ol Kinyei Conservancy.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Maasai Mara National Reserve travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Naivasha to Maasai Mara National Reserve takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and car. Traveling from Naivasha in January, you will find days in Maasai Mara National Reserve are little chillier (26°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Mombasa.
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Mombasa — 1 night

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 15th (Sun): stroll through Haller Park.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Mombasa trip builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Mombasa takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. While traveling from Maasai Mara National Reserve, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Mombasa, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Kenya travel guide

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Nature & Parks · National Parks · Safaris
The savannahs of Kenya contain some of the most iconic sights in Africa, stirred in the minds of many when they think of the continent. Big cats, elephants, and rhinos remain major inhabitants of this vast country, with a number of safari centers running trips across the region's World Heritage-listed national parks. Trips to rural villages, where many travelers choose to join up various volunteer projects, represent some of the most inspiring and enriching things to do in Kenya.
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