15 Days Kenya Tour
15 Days Kenya Tour Itinerary
Day 1: Nairobi
Arrive in Nairobi and transfer to your accommodation for the night. Relax and get to know your fellow travellers during your welcome meal and a beer or two at our lovely campsite! Your Self drive Kenya Adventure starts here. Karibu Kenya!
If you have the time and can arrive earlier, we can organise any other activities you wish to do. All accommodation and activities arranged on your behalf and charged separately.
Day 2: Nairobi
You’ll spend our first full day easing into life in Kenya and getting on Nairobi time.
In the morning, you’ll take a visit to see the baby elephants at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and you’ll have the chance to kiss a giraffe at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (don’t worry, their spit is anti-septic).
Then in the afternoon you’ll have some free time to do a bit of shopping at the local Maasai market and relax by the pool before you head off into the Masai Mara for a few days on safari.
In the evening you’ll go for dinner at one of Nairobi’s best restaurants, Carnivore (vegetarian options available).
Day 3: Masai Mara
You’ll depart from Nairobi and head towards the world famous Masai Mara for our safari. On the way you’ll take in the views of the magnificent Great Rift Valley and stop for lunch in the town of Narok, before heading to our lovely camp just a few kilometres outside the Masai Mara gate.
In the evening, you’ll relax around the campfire and under the stars at our campsite.
Day 4: Masai Mara
On day 4 you’ll jump in our safari vehicle and spend a full day looking for the Big 5.
At lunch you’ll picnic in the wild under the shade of an acacia tree.
That evening, you’ll spend the night in our very own, self-made bush camp inside the Masai Mara, listening to hyenas cackle, elephant’s trumpets and lions roar as you drift off to sleep. That’s right; you’re totally in the wild.
But don’t worry; our Maasai warrior guides will protect us!
Day 5: Masai Mara
Today you’re back in the safari vehicle to spot more of the wildlife.
So you have a great chance of spotting the ‘Big Five’ – lion, elephant, buffalo and the elusive black rhino and leopard.
In the evening you’ll head back to the main camp to wash off the safari dust and enjoy an amazing bbq dinner of nyama choma and other traditional Kenyan dishes.
Day 6: Masai Mara
Early in the morning, those who want to can take an optional hot air ballon ride over the Masai Mara. This is a wonderful chance to see the epic landscape from the air and you may even see a few animals too!
It’s folloyoud by a champagne breakfast by the Mara River.
When the ballooners return, you’ll spend the day with Maasai friends, going on a guided walk, visiting the local school (term time only), playing with the children and having lunch in the village. This is always a super fun day and one that you’ll never forget.
That evening you’ll go out for dinner and some drinks in one of the restaurant/bars in the nearby township of Sekenani. You won’t find any other tourists here!
Day 7: Nairobi
Following a leisurely breakfast and a whole host of sad goodbyes as you leave the Mara (believe me, EVERYONE loves it here), you will make our way back to Nairobi, again passing over the incredible Great Rift Valley as you go.
In the evening, there will be some free time and those who want to can head out to one of my favourite bars to have some dinner and watch live music performed by a local Nairobi band!
Day 8: Nairobi
You’ll spend today exploring Nairobi and I’ll take you to a few of my favourite spots in the city!
I want to show you the ‘other’ sides of Nairobi, the real Nairobi that most tourists miss!
In the evening you’ll try some of the best Ethiopian food outside of Ethiopia and those who want to can sample the Nairobi nightlife.
Day 9: Kilifi
Early in the morning you’ll board the brand new Nairobi to Mombasa train.
The new train is a great experience, super comfortable and last time I took the train you played spot the elephants as you passed through save National Park. you saw 13 different herds!
Arriving in Mombasa, you’ll head towards the laid back town of Kilifi where you’ll spend the next 2 nights.
That the evening, you’ll walk through the beautiful villages of the Giriama people (usually folloyoud by a bunch of super cute kids), where you’ll have dinner and sunset drinks at my friend Saidi’s house overlooking stunning Kilifi Creek.
Day 10: Kilifi
Today you’ll head up the coast to Watamu where you’ll go stand up paddle boarding. This is an ayousome activity in an ayousome location, suitable for everyone. You may even spot some dolphins.
If there’s time when you get back, you may want to wander round town, take a boda boda (motorbike) tour and go to Bofa Beach, sample the food at the local restaurants or just lie in a hammock with a cold Tusker in hand – whatever you feel like!
You’ll be staying right near the beach, and if you venture down there in the evening, you might be lucky to see some of the bioluminescence in the water. A truly magical experience!
Kilifi also has some great bars, so if nightlife is your thing, you’re all set.
Day 11: Diani Beach
Today you’ll make our way towards the white sands of Diani Beach, right on the Indian Ocean.
On the way you’ll stop for lunch at an incredible spot with stunning views over Shimba Hills.
You’ll have a chilled out evening tonight as you’re up early tomorrow for a full day of fun!
Day 12: Diani Beach
You’re up early today to head towards Shimoni for a snorkelling (or diving at an additional cost) and dolphin spotting trip to Wasini Island and Kisite Mpunguti Marine Park, close to the Tanzanian border.
Our traditional dhow takes us into the marine park where you have the chance to spot a whole host of marine life at the coral reef. You’ll snorkel in two different place and there’s a good chance you’ll see grouper, octopus, stingwrays, starfish and parrot fish!
You’ll have a delicious Swahili lunch on Wasini Island (with 2 alcoholic drinks and all soft drinks included throughout the day) and get a chance to explore a little bit of the island.
Day 13: Diani Beach
Our last day in Diani is a free day to hang out at the pool, take a camel ride down the beach, shop for souvenirs in the local market or if you’re feeling active, try your hand at one of the many activities on offer.
Some people like to go sky diving at Diani beach, as it’s one of the most beautiful places on the planet to do it, overlooking the entire Swahili Coast and the landing spot is right on the beach!
So those of us that aren’t brave enough to do it (like me) can watch from the comfort of our own beach toyouls.
Day 14: Mombasa
Leaving Diani Beach, you’ll head back to Mombasa.
You’ll explore the city on a walking tour. You’ll visit a number of the major attractions in the city, including the Mombasa arches, the old town and markets and Fort Jesus.
There will be free time in the afternoon so that those who want to can do a little bit of last minute shopping and those who don’t can lay by the pool topping up their tan!
In the evening you’ll go out for a delicious goodbye dinner at a top Mombasa restaurant and afterwards, you can take in some of the famous Mombasa nightlife (just try not to have too much fun and miss your plane the next day)!
Day 15: Departure Day
Today is always a sad day as you say goodbye to our new friends (there’s usually a few tears, I will warn you), but the memories and shared experiences will last a lifetime!
I can arrange the transfer to Mombasa Airport or you can continue your Africa travels from there.