57 days in Namibia, Kenya & Zambia Itinerary

57 days in Namibia, Kenya & Zambia Itinerary

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1
Mombasa, Kenya
— 5 nights
2
Diani Beach, Kenya
— 5 nights
3
Watamu, Kenya
— 5 nights
4
Tsavo National Park East, Kenya
— 1 night
5
Samburu National Reserve, Kenya
— 1 night
6
Mount Kenya National Park, Kenya
— 1 night
7
Nanyuki Town, Kenya
— 2 nights
8
Nakuru, Kenya
— 4 nights
9
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
— 5 nights
10
Nairobi, Kenya
— 10 nights
11
Livingstone, Zambia
— 5 nights
12
Windhoek, Namibia
— 6 nights
13
Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia
— 5 nights

5
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.
Change things up with a short trip to 3 Degrees South in Kilifi (about 54 minutes away). Spend the 29th (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Spend the 1st (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: stroll through Haller Park, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, buy something for everyone on your list at Nyali Centre, and kick back and relax at Nyali Beach.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Mombasa day trip planning app.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Mombasa is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to East Africa Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Amsterdam in November: high temperatures in Mombasa hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Diani Beach.

Things to do in Mombasa

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

3 Degrees South
Find places to stay Nov 27 — Dec 3:
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Safaris
Haller Park ©
Haller Park
Fort Jesus Museum ©
Fort Jesus Museum

5
nights
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.
Explore Diani Beach's surroundings by going to Coral Gardens (in Wasini Island) and Shimoni (Slave Caves & Kisite-Mpunguti Marine National Park and Reserve). Spend the 6th (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Diani Beach, look for gifts at Sand & Sea Beach Shop, buy something for everyone on your list at Baharini Plaza, and play a few rounds at Leisure Golf Club.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Diani Beach attractions planner.

Drive from Mombasa to Diani Beach in 1.5 hours. December in Diani Beach sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Watamu.

Things to do in Diani Beach

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Shimoni, Coral Gardens, Gazi Mangrove Boardwalk
Find places to stay Dec 3 — 8:
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Diani Beach ©
Diani Beach
Safaris

5
nights
Watamu, Kenya

Watamu ©
Hailed for its picturesque scenery and pristine beaches, the village of Watamu on Kenya's Indian Ocean coastline attracts both adventure seekers and those looking for a relaxing seaside holiday.
Spend the 11th (Fri) exploring nature at Watamu National Marine Park. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Gede Ruins, tour the pleasant surroundings at Watamu Beach, explore the activities along Mida Creek, and delve into the lush surroundings at Arabuko-Sokoke Forest.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Watamu driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Diani Beach to Watamu takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. In December, daily temperatures in Watamu can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Tsavo National Park East.

Things to do in Watamu

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Gede, Watamu Beach
Find places to stay Dec 8 — 13:
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Watamu National Marine Park ©
Watamu National Marine Park
Gede Ruins ©
Gede Ruins
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Tsavo National Park East, Kenya

Tsavo National Park East ©
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): stroll through Tsavo East.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Tsavo National Park East online trip maker.

Drive from Watamu to Tsavo National Park East in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of taxi, bus, train, and car. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Samburu National Reserve.

Things to do in Tsavo National Park East

Parks Wildlife
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Tsavo East ©
Tsavo East

1
night
Samburu National Reserve, Kenya

Samburu National Reserve ©
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Shaba National Reserve.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Samburu National Reserve trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by combination of car, train, and flight from Tsavo National Park East to Samburu National Reserve takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mount Kenya National Park.

Things to do in Samburu National Reserve

Nature Parks
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Shaba National Reserve ©
Shaba National Reserve

1
night
Mount Kenya National Park, Kenya

Mount Kenya National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Kenya.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Mount Kenya National Park trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Samburu National Reserve to Mount Kenya National Park takes 3 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. On the 16th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Nanyuki Town.

Things to do in Mount Kenya National Park

Nature Parks
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 16:
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Mount Kenya ©
Mount Kenya

2
nights
Nanyuki Town, Kenya

Nanyuki Town ©
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Kenya Wildlife Conservancy, identify plant and animal life at Ol Pejeta Conservancy, and then don't miss a visit to Equator Marker. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Miti Mayo Craft Shop and then stroll through Ol Jogi Wildlife Conservancy.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Nanyuki Town online day trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mount Kenya National Park to Nanyuki Town. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can drive to Nakuru.

Things to do in Nanyuki Town

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Ol Pejeta Conservancy
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 18:
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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

4
nights
Nakuru, Kenya

Nakuru ©
Nakuru is the fourth-largest city in Kenya, the capital of Nakuru County and former capital of the Rift Valley Province. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nakuru: Hell's Gate National Park (in Naivasha) and Lake Nakuru (in Lake Nakuru National Park). Spend the 20th (Sun) exploring nature at Baboons & Vervits. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the geological forces at Menengai Crater and stop by KraftyArtZ.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Nakuru trip planning website.

You can drive from Nanyuki Town to Nakuru in 3.5 hours. While traveling from Nanyuki Town, expect somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Nakuru, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Nakuru

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Lake Nakuru National Park, Hell's Gate National Park
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 22:
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Lake Nakuru ©
Lake Nakuru
Hell's Gate National Park ©
Hell's Gate National Park
Menengai Crater ©
Menengai Crater

5
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 23rd (Wed) surrounded by wildlife at Mara Triangle. Spend the 24th (Thu) surrounded by wildlife at Olare Orok Conservancy. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Ol Kinyei Conservancy and stroll through Olypunyata Swamp.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Maasai Mara National Reserve trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Nakuru to Maasai Mara National Reserve takes 6 hours. When traveling from Nakuru in December, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Maasai Mara National Reserve: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Nairobi.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 27:
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Olare Orok Conservancy ©
Olare Orok Conservancy
Mara Triangle ©
Mara Triangle
Mara North Conservancy ©
Mara North Conservancy

10
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.
Spend the 28th (Mon) exploring nature at Nairobi National Park. Spend the 3rd (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, admire the landmark architecture of African Heritage House, steep yourself in history at Karen Blixen Coffee Garden and Cottages, and see Off-Road Tours.

Plan a Nairobi trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can fly from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Nairobi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Maasai Mara National Reserve in December, with highs in Nairobi at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Livingstone.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Mugie Ranch
Find places to stay Dec 27 — Jan 6:
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Nairobi National Park ©
Nairobi National Park
Safaris
Karen Blixen Museum ©
Karen Blixen Museum

5
nights
Livingstone, Zambia

Tourism in Livingstone, a town nestled on the Zimbabwean border, thrives largely thanks to the nearby Victoria Falls.
Livingstone is known for nature, adventure, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Victoria Falls, see the interesting displays at Railway Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Livingstone Reptile Park, and explore and take pictures at Gorge Swing.

For reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Livingstone vacation maker site.

You can fly from Nairobi to Livingstone in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Nairobi to Livingstone due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Nairobi in January since evenings lows in Livingstone dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Windhoek.

Things to do in Livingstone

Outdoors Tours Museums

Side Trip

Mukuni Village
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 11:
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Victoria Falls ©
Victoria Falls
Livingstone Museum ©
Livingstone Museum

6
nights
Windhoek, Namibia

Windhoek ©
Located in the heart of the country, Namibia's capital city Windhoek receives a constant influx of tourists, in part because of its international airport.
When in Windhoek, make a side trip to see Hoanib River in Kaokoland, approximately Kaokoland away. Spend the 13th (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Christuskirche, sample the fine beverages at Naute Kristall Cellar and Destillery, browse the different shops at Maerua Mall, and stroll through NamibRand Nature Reserve.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Windhoek day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Livingstone to Windhoek takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, car, and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Livingstone to Windhoek. Traveling from Livingstone in January, expect nights in Windhoek to be slightly colder, around °C, while days are a bit warmer, around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Namib-Naukluft Park.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Hoanib River, Naute Kristall Cellar and Destillery
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 17:
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NamibRand Nature Reserve ©
NamibRand Nature Reserve
Christuskirche ©
Christuskirche
Safaris

5
nights
Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia

Namib-Naukluft Park ©
One of the world's largest nature and game reserves, the vast Namib-Naukluft Park boasts sweeping desert and mountain landscapes, a diverse range of animal life, and the surreal Sossusvlei, a scenic saltpan sprinkled with towering red sand dunes and petrified acacia trees.
Explore Namib-Naukluft Park's surroundings by going to Gobabeb (Gobabeb Desert Research Station & Dorob National Park) and Tropic of Capricorn Sign (in Solitaire). There's still lots to do: admire nature's extreme beauty at Big Daddy Dune, make a trip to Kuiseb Pass, and explore the striking landscape at Elim Dunes.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Namib-Naukluft Park trip planning tool.

You can fly from Windhoek to Namib-Naukluft Park in 4 hours. Another option is to take a train. When traveling from Windhoek in January, plan for a bit cooler days in Namib-Naukluft Park, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Namib-Naukluft Park

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Gobabeb, Kuiseb Pass, Tropic of Capricorn Sign
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 22:
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Big Daddy Dune ©
Big Daddy Dune
Kuiseb Pass ©
Kuiseb Pass
Dorob National Park ©
Dorob National Park

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