10 Days in Kenya - 4 Unique Itineraries with Special Experiences

By Ruru Zhou | Updated Sep. 4, 2023

10 days is a perfect duration for a memorable Kenya adventure. With 10 days, you could explore the country's thrilling wildlife and vibrant culture, and relax on pristine beaches, all at a leisurely pace.

In this article, we offer 4 distinctive 10-day Kenyan itineraries, each with its own unique charm, especially catering to couples or families.

We understand what you need is more than just a trip but an immersive experience that will leave you with lifelong memories. So, we would also arrange special experiences to ensure that you have an unforgettable time in Kenya.

1) 10-Day Classic Wildlife and Beach Experience for Families

This itinerary perfectly merges thrilling wildlife, cultural experiences, and beach relaxation. From visiting animal sanctuaries and engaging in walking and biking safaris, to unwinding on pristine beaches, it is the classic itinerary for first-time travelers to Kenya.

Days City/Area Activity
Days 1-2 Nairobi Visit the Elephant Orphanage. Feed giraffes at the Giraffe Center.
Days 3-4 Lake Naivasha Take a boat ride on Lake Naivasha. Have a walking/biking safari in Hell's Gate National Park.
Days 5-7 Maasai Mara Game-viewing and a visit to a tribal village
Days 8-9 Diani Beach Relax and engage in optional activities, such as water sports and coral reef snorkeling.
Day 10 Nairobi Departure

Kenya 10 days itinerary map

In Nairobi's elephant orphanage, your kids would enjoy seeing the adorable elephant calves up close. Your family would then have the unique opportunity to feed towering, magnificent giraffes face-to-face at the Giraffe Center.

You would enjoy an exciting boat ride on Lake Naivasha, seeing the rhinos poking their heads above the lake's surface. This is usually an enjoyable sight for everyone. You could explore the expansive wilderness there on bike rides, getting up close to the amazing wildlife — an experience your family could cherish.

In Maasai Mara, feel the thrill of witnessing lions roaming freely and elephants bathing in waterholes. Enjoy a great time searching for the Big Five together.

Do you want to learn a bit about the local people and culture? We could arrange a visit to a local village. Get close to the local Maasai people and get a real glimpse of their different lifestyles, and vibrant culture.

After the safaris and exploration, you would spend 2 days relaxing on the stunning white sands of Diani Beach. For a unique experience, we would arrange for you to take a snorkeling trip on a traditional dhow. You would sail out over the turquoise waters and explore the colorful marine life on the coral reefs just off the shore.

We believe every family has its own way of travel and special preference. Our Kenya experts can tailor a unique itinerary for your family.

2) 10-Day Kenya Immersive Safari Adventure for Families or Couples

10 days Kenya safari itinerary for couples

Do you wish to take an immersive safari adventure in Kenya? This itinerary is designed for you. You would travel through Kenya's three most renowned conservation areas and national parks to explore deep into Kenya's diverse wildlife.

Days City/Area Activity
Days 1-2 Nairobi Visit the Elephant Orphanage. Feed giraffes at the Giraffe Center.
Days 3-4 Amboseli Watch elephants up close
Days 5-6 Meru National Park Game-viewing to search for elephants, elusive lions, and playful zebras
Days 7-9 Maasai Mara Game-viewing and a visit to a tribal village
Day 10 Nairobi Departure
10-Day Kenya Immersive Safari Adventure itinerary map

In Amboseli, you would have the chance to see elephants up close, all against the spectacular backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro. For a truly memorable experience, we could arrange a lodge with picturesque views of Mount Kilimanjaro.

Then delight in 2 days of an exclusive safari adventure in Meru National Park away from the usual safari crowds. Enjoy your time together venturing through a diverse landscape of savannah and bushy grasslands to search for elephants, elusive lions, and playful zebras.

To round off each adventurous day, we would arrange a sundowner for your family or you as a couple. Unwind in the wilderness while savoring your favorite drinks.

Interested in this itinerary? Contact us to customize it to your personal journey, tailored perfectly to fit your preferences and travel desires

3) 10-Day Exclusive Kenya Adventure to Laikipia, Samburu, and Maasai Mara

10 days exclusive Kenya itinerary to Laikipia

This 10-day luxury tour offers the perfect blend of adventure and relaxation, uniquely tailored for families or couples looking for a high-end safari experience in Kenya's Laikipia, Samburu, and Maasai Mara.

Days City/Area Activity
Day 1 Nairobi Relax on your own
Days 2-4 Laikipia Camel or horseback safari
Days 5-7 Samburu National Reserve Game-viewing to search for Samburu's own Big Five: Grevy's zebra, reticulated giraffe, beisa oryx, gerenuk, and Somali ostrich. elephants, elusive lions, and playful zebras
Days 8-9 Maasai Mara Game-viewing and a visit to a tribal village
Day 10 Nairobi Departure
10-Day Exclusive Kenya Adventure itinerary map

First, enjoy 2 days of exclusive game viewing in Laikipia. You would see lions, elephants, and wild dogs in the vast expanse. Experience the thrill of searching for the Big Five with your family or partner.

Are you looking for something beyond the usual safari? We could arrange a camel ride or horseback ride for you in Laikipia. You could have an exhilarating ride toward the horizon in pursuit of wildlife together.

In Samburu, families or couples can enjoy the unique experience of a walking safari with camels. You would venture into the vast plains to seek out Samburu's own Big Five: Grevy's zebra, reticulated giraffe, beisa oryx, gerenuk, and Somali ostrich.

For a memorable time, we would arrange a bush dinner for you. Enjoy delicious food and a happy time together under the stars in the wild, with the sounds of wildlife in the background.

We believe you have your own preferences for your Kenyan adventure. Consider our itinerary as inspiration, and allow us to create a bespoke journey just for you.

4) 10-Day Best of Kenya and Tanzania Safari Adventure

10 days Kenya and Tanzania Itinerary

This captivating 10-day itinerary offers travelers the opportunity to explore the renowned wildlife in both Kenya and Tanzania. You would experience the unparalleled diversity of wildlife in the border area of two of Africa's most celebrated safari countries.

Days City/Area Activity
Day 1 Nairobi Relax on your own
Days 2-4 Maasai Mara Game-viewing and a visit to a tribal village
Days 5-7 Serengeti See buffaloes, elephants, rhinoceroses, leopards, and lions
Days 8-9 Ngorongoro Crater Game-viewing to see lions.
Day 10 Nairobi Departure

10 days Kenya and South Africa itinerary mapAfter two days in Maasai Mara, enjoy two exhilarating days of game drives in adjoining Serengeti National Park. The park is teeming with an impressive variety of wildlife, such as buffaloes, elephants, rhinoceroses, leopards, and lions.

The adventure would continue as you journey to Ngorongoro Crater, hosting the most concentrated population of lions in Africa. Embark on an unforgettable hunt for these majestic predators in their natural habitat.

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