15 days in Kenya & Uganda Itinerary

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Fly to Mombasa, Ferry to Diani Beach
Diani Beach, Kenya
— 1 night
Drive to Likoni, Ferry to Mombasa
Mombasa, Kenya
— 2 nights
Watamu, Kenya
— 3 nights
Nairobi, Kenya
— 4 nights
Fly to Entebbe, Shuttle to Jinja
Jinja, Uganda
— 1 night
Kampala, Uganda
— 3 nights


Diani Beach, Kenya — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then kick back and relax at Diani Beach.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Diani Beach trip itinerary maker site.

Muscat, Oman to Diani Beach is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. Traveling from Muscat to Diani Beach, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Muscat in January, with highs in Diani Beach at 38°C and lows at 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Mombasa.
Outdoors · Beaches · Tours · Parks

Mombasa, Kenya — 2 nights

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.
On the 21st (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Haller Park, then look for gifts at Dazzle Jewellers, and then take an in-depth tour of Fort Jesus Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Mombasa online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Diani Beach to Mombasa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi. In January, daily temperatures in Mombasa can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Watamu.
Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Watamu, Kenya — 3 nights

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 24th (Tue) exploring nature at Watamu National Marine Park. The adventure continues: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore the activities along Mida Creek, explore and take pictures at Local Ocean Conservation, and delve into the lush surroundings at Arabuko-Sokoke Forest.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Watamu journey planner.

You can drive from Mombasa to Watamu in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In January, daytime highs in Watamu are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can fly to Nairobi.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums
Side Trip

Nairobi, Kenya — 4 nights

Green City in the Sun

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 26th (Thu) exploring nature at Nairobi National Park. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, browse the different shops at The Hub Karen, get interesting insight from Tours, and take in the exciting artwork at Upepo Photography Gallery.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Nairobi online trip maker.

Fly from Watamu to Nairobi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Watamu in January, with highs in Nairobi at 30°C and lows at 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Jinja.
Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Side Trip

Jinja, Uganda — 1 night

Adventure Capital of East Africa

Travelers looking for an adrenaline boost flock to Jinja, a bustling town on the shores of Lake Victoria, known as the source of the White Nile.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Source of the Nile - Speke Monument, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Victoria Nile.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Jinja day trip planning website.

Getting from Nairobi to Jinja by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Nairobi in January, you will find days in Jinja are somewhat warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to catch the shuttle to Kampala.
Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Adventure

Kampala, Uganda — 3 nights

Kampala enjoys the reputation of a modern city with a buzzing atmosphere--it also serves as a good base point for exploring the surrounding area.
On the 31st (Tue), take an exotic tour of a safari tour. On your second day here, stop by Kampala Fair (in Entebbe), take in nature's colorful creations at Entebbe Botanic Gardens, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Centre, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Gaddafi National Mosque.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Kampala vacation maker.

Take a shuttle from Jinja to Kampala in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in January, and nighttime lows around 22°C. You'll set off for home on the 2nd (Thu).
Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Side Trip

Kenya travel guide

Nature & Parks · National Parks · Safaris
The savannahs of Kenya contain some of the most iconic sights in Africa, stirred in the minds of many when they think of the continent. Big cats, elephants, and rhinos remain major inhabitants of this vast country, with a number of safari centers running trips across the region's World Heritage-listed national parks. Trips to rural villages, where many travelers choose to join up various volunteer projects, represent some of the most inspiring and enriching things to do in Kenya.

Uganda travel guide

Nature & Parks · River Rafting & Tubing · National Parks
Pearl of Africa
Though small in area, Uganda represents one of the most populated landlocked countries in the world. You can feel this in the lakeside capital, but so much of the country remains untamed and untamable, with great lakes and towering mountains chief among the wilder sights. A recent troubled past delayed the growth of tourism in Uganda, but visitors now arrive in larger numbers, primarily drawn by the diverse wildlife that inhabits the country's mountains and forests. Notably, Uganda houses half of the world's population of mountain gorillas.