Travel on your own in Kenya. Start your trip in Nairobi, make excursions to the various national parks and enjoy the wildlife and the exciting culture of the country, trek up to the top of Mount Kenya and enjoy the sun, sand and beach outside Mombasa. See map of Kenya on directoryaah.
Day 1: Departure from Scandinavia
It is a departure from Scandinavia to Nairobi in Kenya. Depending on the airline, there will be 1-2 stops on the way.
Day 2: Arrival in Nairobi
You will arrive at Nairobi Airport, where you will be picked up by a driver and driven to your hotel where you will have two nights. Depending on summer time or winter time, the time difference will only be 1-2 hours.
Day 3: Nairobi on your own
The day is at your disposal. Explore the city and the surrounding attractions such as Karen Blixen’s house which is today a popular museum, or get up close to elephants and giraffes at the Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage and AFEW Giraffe Center. Enjoy a soft start in the city at one of the many cafés or at one of the restaurants. Plan your climb on Mount Kenya or safari in the Masai Mara, Amboseli, Lake Nakuru or any of the other 20 national parks that the country offers. Visit a Maasai village and learn more about the tribal culture. Dive with dolphins and relax on the beach on Kenya’s east coast.
Day 4: Nairobi on your own
Your journey continues on its own. Winberg Travel can, for example, recommend safaris, trekking on Mount Kenya and relaxation and diving on the coast either by bus or train. From Nairobi, it is easy to move on on these tours and you can decide the order and time of the trip yourself. Consult our knowledgeable experts and find out exactly what suits your travel dreams.
Best travel period
East Africa can be visited all year round. The so-called long rains last from March to May and the short ones in October-November. However, the rainy season does not mean that you can not visit the region but in some parts of Kenya it can be difficult to travel due to flooded roads.
During Scandinavian summer, it is winter in Kenya, with temperatures just above the 20s mark on the mainland. Please note that Nairobi gets cool at night during these months, so remember to bring warm clothes and a warm sleeping bag if you go on a safari or hike. The hottest months in Kenya are the Scandinavian winter, when the temperature on the coast is about 30 degrees and the conditions for diving, snorkeling and swimming are best.
In theory, it is possible to climb Mount Kenya all year round, but the best periods are from mid-January to February and from late August to September. During the rest of the year, rain and heavy clouds can often occur. The fog often pulls over the mountain in the middle of the morning, so whatever season you choose, it is always a good idea to start early every morning to get the best and clearest view. Note that the weather is always very changeable on the mountain. It is important to bring good hiking equipment and be prepared for both cold and rain.
The safari in the Masai Mara can be done all year round. In general, it is easier to see wildlife in the parks during the dry season from the end of June to October and from January to March. The ultimate attraction is without a doubt the annual migration of wildebeest and zebras in July and August. In huge flocks of hundreds of thousands, they migrate north from the Serengeti in Tanzania across the river to Kenya in search of fresh grass – in October they return the opposite way.