I traveled Mozambique, Malawi, South Africa, Namibia, parts of Zimbabwe, Zambia and Botswana. Kenya was my first country in East Africa. Not only it is famous for its stunningly beautiful beaches but also for its variety of wildlife. I had 10 days to spend and decided to do a bit of everything. Through the people I met on my travels I received ideas of where to go and also was put in touch with Kenyans. One of them is Kevin, a local that became my tour guide for Mombasa, Nairobi, the surrounding of Nairobi and Maasai Mara. In Kilifi, I got to know many locals that helped me find my way around. What I found a bit sad while traveling Kenya is that tourism is a bit stuck in Kenya right now due to a few attacks that happened years ago. I hope my posts and videos inspire more people to visit this beautiful country. In fact, Kenya has a lot more to offer than what I did but I made the most out of my trip and I would like to share my itinerary with you:
Day 1: Mombasa
Mombasa is a city on the east coast of Kenya and the second largest city of the country. It is important to mention as well, that back in the days Mombasa had a big influence as a trading center on the Indian Ocean. To be honest with you, the city itself you can easily explore within a day. Indeed, you should plan more time to chill at the beautiful beaches of Mombasa.
What to see in Mombasa:
- Old Town
- Haller Park
- The Fort
Here you can find more ideas of what to do in Mombasa.
Day 2 – 5: Kilifi
Kilifi is a coastal town 60 km north of Mombasa. Besides Mombasa, Kilifi offers stunningly beautiful beaches too.
What to see in Kilifi:
- Admire the Bioluminescence
- Go on a sunset cruise
- Visit Takaungu
Here you can find more ideas of what to do in Kilifi.
How to get to Kilifi?
I went by public transport (Matatu) but you can also get an uber or let your lodge arrange a taxi for you.
Where to stay in Kilifi?
My favorite place to stay: Distant Relatives, an amazing eco-lodge. Check it out! BTW Distant Relatives also hosts one of Kenya’s most popular New Year’s Eve Party. Don´t miss out on that if you are around at this time.
Day 6 – 8: Nairobi
Kenya´s capital is one of the most developed cities I have found in Africa so far. The city is home to many embassies from countries all over the world. Besides that, it is one of the 4 major UN office sites, home to many other international organizations and in general a hub for culture and business. In conclusion, it is worth it to make Nairobi a stop on your list as the city has a lot to offer.
What to do in and around Nairobi:
- Nairobi National Park
- Giraffe Centre
- Elephant Orphanage Centre
- Lake Naivasha
- Hells Gate
- The Forest
(my recommendation: take the train from Mombasa to Nairobi)
Day 9-10: Maasai Mara
Maasai Mara, situated on the Tanzanian border, is the most popular National Park in Kenya. Besides that, it is one of the most popular National Parks in Africa. In fact, it is best parks to see the BIG 5 (Lion, Elephant, Rhino, Leopard, Buffalo).
Here you can read about my trip to the famous safari destination and find all information you will need.
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