Suggested Itineraries - Kenya

There is no getting around it, Kenya is a big country with lots to see, so careful selection is key – the last thing you want is to spend too much time on the road. 

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Suggested itineraries from Nairobi

One Week Safari: If you’ve only got one week in Kenya then it’s hard to beat a Masai Mara and Great Rift Valley trip.  In 6 days you can comfortably spend a couple of days exploring the Rift Valley Lakes of Nakuru and Naivasha with their incredible birdlife and big game before heading onto the Masai Mara for the remainder.  All this can be done by road at a comfortable relaxed pace.
(Nairobi – Lake Nakuru = 2 hours, Lake Nakuru – Masai Mara = 5 hours, Masai Mara – Nairobi = 5 hours driving time)

Two Weeks Safari and Beach: If you’ve got two weeks then you can fit in some beach time with your safari. Lamu is easily the highlight of the Kenyan Coast and given the journey from Nairobi to the coast at Mombasa is an arduous drive, it makes sense to spend the extra on flights to Lamu. You could combine a Masai Mara and Rift Valley safari (or Masai Mara and Amboseli safari) with four days in Lamu at the delightful Robinson Crusoe-esque Diamond Beach Village.

Suggested itineraries from Mombasa

One Week: If you are on a whistle stop tour, then you could easily fit in a short stay on the Coast with a four day safari to Amboseli and Tsavo East
(Driving Time: Mombasa - Amboseli = 6 hours, Amboseli - Tsavo = 4 hrs, Tsavo to Mombasa 2 hrs)

Two Weeks: With two weeks you can do something really special in this part of the world. Combining a safari with stays at the wonderfully chic Che Shale with the wonderfully eclectic Mida Eco Lodge (both in the Watamu and Malindi area)
(Driving Time: Mombasa - Amboseli = 6 hours, Amboseli - Tsavo = 4 hrs, Tsavo to Mida Eco Camp 2 hrs, Mida Eco Lodge - Che Shale = 30 minutes, Che Shale - Mombasa = 2 hrs)

Suggested itineraries including trekking on Mount Kenya

One Week: Mount Kenya + Samburu: For trekkers, it’s just about possible to squeeze in a Mount Kenya trek with a short safari in nearby Samburu in one week’s holiday. This is all possible by road (Nairobi – Mount Kenya = 4 hours, Mount Kenya – Samburu = 2 hours, Samburu to Nairobi = 5 hours)

Two Weeks: If you want to include a Mount Kenya climb into a two weeks holiday then you have two options. If your priority is safari, you could combine with a Masai Mara and Rift Valley safari, or if you want some time on the beach, then head to nearby Samburu then onto Lamu for some beach R&R

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Suggested Itineraries


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