11 days in Kenya Itinerary

11 days in Kenya Itinerary

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11 days in Kenya Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Nanyuki Town
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Malindi
— 3 nights
Fly:  45​min
3
Lamu Island
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  45​min
4
Mombasa
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Cape Town

1
night
Nanyuki Town

Nanyuki Town ©
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): stroll through Mount Kenya Wildlife Conservancy, stroll through Ol Pejeta Conservancy, and then don't miss a visit to Equator Marker. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Miti Mayo Craft Shop and then stroll through Ol Jogi Wildlife Conservancy.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Nanyuki Town road trip site .

Cape Town, South Africa to Nanyuki Town is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cape Town to Nanyuki Town due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in April, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Malindi.

Things to do in Nanyuki Town

Wildlife Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Ol Pejeta Conservancy
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Ol Pejeta Conservancy ©
Ol Pejeta Conservancy
Mount Kenya Wildlife Conservancy ©
Mount Kenya Wildlife Conservancy
Ol Jogi Wildlife Conservancy ©
Ol Jogi Wildlife Conservancy

3
nights
Malindi

Malindi ©
Offering pristine, palm-lined beaches, all-inclusive resorts, and warm, sunny weather, the port town of Malindi rightly established itself as one of Kenya's prime tourism spots.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Spiaggia delle Tartarughe and Malindi Museum. Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Watamu Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Mida Creek in Watamu (about 42 minutes away). There's more to do: get engrossed in the history at Gede Ruins and see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Malindi online sightseeing planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Nanyuki Town to Malindi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Nanyuki Town in April: high temperatures in Malindi hover around 36°C and lows are around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can fly to Lamu Island.

Things to do in Malindi

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Watamu, Gede Ruins
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Spiaggia delle Tartarughe ©
Spiaggia delle Tartarughe
Malindi Museum ©
Malindi Museum
Nature & Wildlife Tours

1
night
Lamu Island

Lamu Island ©
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): examine the collection at Lamu Museum, put a fun spin on your tour with Lamu Mysteries, and then contemplate the long history of Lamu Old Town.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Lamu Island travel app .

Getting from Malindi to Lamu Island by flight takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in April, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mombasa.

Things to do in Lamu Island

Fun & Games Historic Sites Museums
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Lamu Old Town ©
Lamu Old Town
Lamu Museum ©
Lamu Museum

4
nights
Mombasa

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Shree Cutch Satsang Swaminarayan Temple and Imani Collective. Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Step out of Mombasa to go to Diani Beach and see Safaris, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. There's more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mombasa Memorial Cathedral and stroll through Nyali Beach.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Mombasa trip maker tool .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Lamu Island to Mombasa in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In April in Mombasa, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mombasa

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Diani Beach
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Shree Cutch Satsang Swaminarayan Temple ©
Mombasa Memorial Cathedral ©
Mombasa Memorial Cathedral
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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