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Nairobi Discoveries: A Wildlife Wonderland in the Heart of Africa

Discover Nairobi, Kenya's bustling capital that is uniquely nestled alongside a national park. Witness exotic wildlife roam against the backdrop of city skyscrapers.

Discover Nairobi, Kenya's bustling capital that is uniquely nestled alongside a national park. Witness exotic wildlife roam against the backdrop of city skyscrapers.

Departure
Departure
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3

Nights

2

Nairobi is the capital city of Kenya and the largest city in the country. It's known for its urban skyline, eclectic culture, green spaces like the Nairobi National Park, and significant landmarks like the Nairobi National Museum. The city offers a unique blend of African vibrancy, colonial heritage, and modern sophistication.

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3

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2

Mombasa is Kenya's oldest and second-largest city nestled on the Indian Ocean. Known for its exotic beaches, diverse marine life, and world-class hotels, Mombasa is an epitome of natural beauty fused with culture and history. The city’s architecture is a blend of Swahili, Arab, Persian, and Indian influences, visible in the city's fascinating old town and enormous Fort Jesus.

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3

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2

Diani is a tropical paradise on the coast of Kenya. Known for its white sandy beaches, clear turquoise waters and its lush, green landscapes, Diani is an ideal destination for relaxation and adventure. You can try out water sports, explore the vibrant coral reefs or visit the local wildlife, such as the Colobus monkeys. The local cuisine is a delightful mix of traditional African, Arabian and Indian flavours, which is bound to excite all palates.

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2

Nights

1

Lamu, a small island off the Kenyan coast, offers an abundance of history and culture. This UNESCO World Heritage Site hosts narrow winding streets lined with unique Swahili architecture. It's a motor-free island where donkeys and dhows are the main means of transport. Enjoy browsing the bazaars, cafe terraces and its fascinating blend of African, Arab and European influences.

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2

Night

1

Arrival
Arrival
Suggested Locations

Kenya

Suggested Locations

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Visit Nairobi National Museum

My Places

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David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

My Places

Washington

Day 1

Air Drive

13,622 km

Nairobi

Day 2

5:00 PM

11:55 AM

19h 55m

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Nairobi

Day 4

Air Drive

434 km

Mombasa

Day 4

5:00 PM

5:36 PM

1h 36m

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Mombasa

Day 6

Air Drive

42 km

Diani

Day 6

5:00 PM

6:27 PM

1h 27m

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Diani

Day 8

Air Drive

360 km

Lamu

Day 9

5:00 PM

1:42 AM

9h 42m

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Lamu

Day 10

Air Drive

13,998 km

Washington

Day 11

11:59 PM

7:25 PM

19h 26m

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Travel Tips

Absolutely! Your journey across Nairobi, Mombasa, Diani, and Lamu sounds exciting! Here are some travel tips to ensure you have a smooth experience:

Best Time to Visit:
The pleasant weather in Kenya can be enjoyed throughout the year, however, the best time to visit the beaches of Mombasa, Diani and Lamu are from October to early April.
For wildlife viewing in Nairobi, July through October is excellent because of the annual wildebeest migration.

Route and Accessibility:
Nairobi is well connected by air to many parts of the world. From Nairobi, you can reach Mombasa by air, by train (via the SGR line), or by road. For Lamu, you can either fly in from Nairobi or take a bus from Mombasa, and for Diani, a 30-minute flight from Nairobi or a 1-hour drive from Mombasa.

Altitude and Acclimatization:
Nairobi is at an elevation, but it's mostly mild, and altitude sickness is not a common concern here. However, staying well-hydrated is always good!

Accommodation and Booking:
It is advisable to book accommodation in advance. Nairobi and Mombasa have a range of luxury hotels, while Diani and Lamu offer boutique resorts as well as budget accommodations.

Clothing and Essentials:
Pack your clothes based on the season. Carry light clothes for the day and some jackets for nights in Nairobi. Don't forget your swimsuit for the beaches in Diani and Lamu! Comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen, and a high-quality insect repellent are must-haves.

Health and Safety:
Drink only bottled water and take necessary precautions against malaria. Follow local directives and advisories about safety. In Nairobi, it's advisable to avoid flaunting expensive items in public to avoid attracting undue attention.

Local Etiquette and Respect:
Respect the local customs and traditions. Kenyans are typically warm and friendly but avoid discussing sensitive political topics. Conservative clothing is recommended, especially in rural areas and religious sites. At the coast, where there's a large Muslim population, modesty is appreciated.