11 days in Kenya Itinerary

11 days in Kenya Itinerary

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11 days in Kenya Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Nairobi
— 3 nights
Train + Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Tsavo National Park East
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  6​h 45​min
3
Maasai Mara National Reserve
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Watamu
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Bengaluru

3
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.
Nairobi is known for parks, museums, wildlife, nature, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Nairobi National Park, see Off-Road Tours, stroll through David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, and admire the striking features of African Heritage House.

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Bengaluru, India to Nairobi is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Bengaluru to Nairobi. When traveling from Bengaluru in December, plan for a bit cooler days in Nairobi, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Tsavo National Park East.

Things to do in Nairobi

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 24:
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David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ©
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
Nairobi National Park ©
Nairobi National Park
Giraffe Centre ©
Giraffe Centre

1
night
Tsavo National Park East

Tsavo National Park East ©
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): stroll through Tsavo East.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Tsavo National Park East travel route planner.

Traveling by combination of train and car from Nairobi to Tsavo National Park East takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Tsavo National Park East

Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 25:
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Tsavo East ©
Tsavo East

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.
Spend the 27th (Fri) surrounded by wildlife at Mara Triangle. There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Olare Orok Conservancy and stroll through Musiara Swamp.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Maasai Mara National Reserve route planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Tsavo National Park East to Maasai Mara National Reserve in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, train, and flight; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Maasai Mara National Reserve can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Watamu.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 28:
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Olare Orok Conservancy ©
Olare Orok Conservancy
Mara Triangle ©
Mara Triangle
Musiara Swamp ©
Musiara Swamp

3
nights
Watamu

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 29th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Mida Creek and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Watamu National Marine Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Mon): stroll through Local Ocean Conservation, then take a peaceful walk through Arabuko-Sokoke Forest, and then get engrossed in the history at Gede Ruins.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Watamu trip planner .

Fly from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Watamu in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Maasai Mara National Reserve in December: highs in Watamu hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Watamu

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Gede
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 31:
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Watamu National Marine Park ©
Watamu National Marine Park
Gede Ruins ©
Gede Ruins
Mida Creek ©
Mida Creek

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