16 days in Madagascar & Kenya Itinerary

16 days in Madagascar & Kenya Itinerary

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16 days in Madagascar & Kenya Itinerary

Start: Kuwait City, Kuwait
Fly:  19​h 30​min
1
Nosy Be, Madagascar
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h
2
Antananarivo, Madagascar
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 30​min
3
Nairobi, Kenya
— 3 nights
shuttle:  2​h
4
Naivasha, Kenya
— 1 night
+2
Drive + train + Drive:  6​h
5
Tsavo National Park East, Kenya
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  6​h 45​min
6
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
7
Diani Beach, Kenya
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Mombasa, Kenya
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Kuwait City, Kuwait


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1
night
Nosy Be, Madagascar

The island of Nosy Be, off the coast of Madagascar, remains the country's premier beach getaway renowned for its tranquil ambience, pristine shoreline, and year-round warm weather.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): get to know the resident critters at Lemuria Land. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lokobe Nature Special Reserve and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Nosy Be trip planner .

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Nosy Be is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. When traveling from Kuwait City in October, plan for little chillier days in Nosy Be, with highs around 37°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Antananarivo.

Things to do in Nosy Be

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Antananarivo, Madagascar

Antananarivo ©
Surrounded by verdant rice paddies, Madagascar's capital and the country's commercial and cultural hub, Antananarivo boasts a rich history and heritage, evident in its numerous historic buildings, colonial-era neighborhoods, and archaeological museums.
On the 19th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Musee de la Photographie de Madagascar, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Catholique d Andohalo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ambohimanga, and finally stop by Lisy Art Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosquee Sunni, then stroll around Lemurs' Park, and then contemplate the long history of Maison de Jean Laborde.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Antananarivo road trip site .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Nosy Be to Antananarivo in 2 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Nosy Be in October: high temperatures in Antananarivo hover around 32°C and lows are around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Nairobi.

Things to do in Antananarivo

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Ambohimanga ©
Ambohimanga
Lemurs' Park ©
Lemurs' Park
Musee de la Photographie de Madagascar ©

3
nights
Nairobi, Kenya

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, wildlife, museums, nature, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, stroll through Nairobi National Park, admire the landmark architecture of African Heritage House, and look for gifts at Utamaduni Craft Centre.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Nairobi trip itinerary website .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Antananarivo to Nairobi takes 5.5 hours. October in Nairobi sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can take a shuttle to Naivasha.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife Parks Tours
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David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ©
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
Giraffe Centre ©
Giraffe Centre
Nairobi National Park ©
Nairobi National Park

1
night
Naivasha, Kenya

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 24th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hell's Gate National Park.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Naivasha trip itinerary maker .

Take a shuttle from Nairobi to Naivasha in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Nairobi in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 13°C in Naivasha. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Tsavo National Park East.

Things to do in Naivasha

Parks Nature
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Hell's Gate National Park ©
Hell's Gate National Park

1
night
Tsavo National Park East, Kenya

Tsavo National Park East ©
On the 25th (Fri), stroll through Tsavo East.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Tsavo National Park East trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by combination of car and train from Naivasha to Tsavo National Park East takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle, train, and car. On the 25th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Tsavo National Park East

Parks Wildlife
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Tsavo East ©
Tsavo East

3
nights
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

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 26th (Sat) surrounded by wildlife at Olare Orok Conservancy. Spend the 28th (Mon) surrounded by wildlife at Mara Triangle. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Ol Kinyei Conservancy.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Maasai Mara National Reserve day trip planning tool .

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 October in Maasai Mara National Reserve, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Diani Beach.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Olare Orok Conservancy ©
Olare Orok Conservancy
Mara Triangle ©
Mara Triangle

1
night
Diani Beach, Kenya

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 29th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Diani Beach, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and then stroll through Gazi Mangrove Boardwalk.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Diani Beach day trip website .

Traveling by flight from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Diani Beach takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Maasai Mara National Reserve in October, expect Diani Beach to be much warmer, temps between 35°C and 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can drive to Mombasa.

Things to do in Diani Beach

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Gazi Mangrove Boardwalk
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Diani Beach ©
Diani Beach
Safaris

2
nights
Mombasa, Kenya

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 30th (Wed): stroll through Haller Park and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Thu): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then look for gifts at Imani Collective.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Mombasa driving holiday planning tool .

You can drive from Diani Beach to Mombasa in 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mombasa

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Safaris
Haller Park ©
Haller Park
Scuba & Snorkeling

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