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Elephants in Amboseli National Park, with Mt. Kilimanjaro in the distance
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How Many Days to Spend in Kenya

If you have two weeks to spend in Kenya, you can visit several wildlife reserves and national parks, devote time to beaches and learn about the local people and their culture. Most travelers come to Kenya to go on safari, and this can be done comfortably, however, in as few as five days by sticking to the places closest to Nairobi. With longer in Kenya, you can visit a great range of parks or fit in other activities.

A giraffe at sunset in the Masai Mara National Park
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5 Days in Kenya - 4 Unique Itinerary Ideas

With less than a week in Kenya, you can make the most of your time by visiting the vast landscapes within a three-hour radius of Nairobi. While it may be tempting to cover more ground, sticking to this geographical area gets you out of the car frequently for many activities and wildlife. Below are several expertly crafted itineraries loaded with iconic Kenyan experiences.

Elephant sightings in Masai Mara National Park
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One Week in Kenya - 4 Unique Itinerary Ideas

Kenya is an excellent place to holiday in Africa, especially for safari-goers. With an entire week, you'll experience the country's healthy national park and conservancy presence with loads of wildlife, mixed with possible cultural experiences, beach relaxation, and active excursions, including a multi-day trek. Below, are several expertly crafted itineraries packed with iconic Kenyan adventures (and even one with neighboring Tanzania)—all with cool overnight options in eco-lodges and safari camps.

A pair of lions in the Maasai Mara, Kenya
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10 Days in Kenya - 4 Unique Itinerary Ideas

If you have 10 days to spend in Kenya, you'll likely want to spend a few on safari in Maasai Mara National Reserve. How you organize the rest of your time is up to you: round out your adventure with more wildlife viewing in the country's top national parks, or opt for a relaxing trip to the white sandy coastline of Diani Beach. You could even add Uganda into the mix, crossing the border to enjoy a one-of-a-kind gorilla trekking adventure in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

A family of elephants in the Maasai Mara National Reserve
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2 Weeks in Kenya - 4 Unique Itinerary Ideas

Two weeks is a perfect amount of time to spend in and around Kenya. There are many ways to structure your trip. Combine a wilderness safari with a cultural tour around the country, focus on birdwatching as you travel around Kenya's top national parks, or cross the border and add in a few days in Uganda for a once-in-a-lifetime gorilla trekking adventure. Learn more about your options with the itineraries below.