Travel Times Distances Kenya Safari
Travel Times Safari Kenya
Kenya is a big country, when planning a safari to Kenya, a good idea is to find out how long it takes to get from point A to B. If you know how long the drive is from for example Nairobi to the Masai Mara you can plan if you go with by plane or by car.
We have listed our major kenya highlights below and their distances and the time it takes to drive between them. Because of matatus and slow truks in the city and rural / dirt roads in the parks travel times can be quite different in Africa, than in the United States or Europe. For example 25 miles can easily take about an hour.
If you go for a domestic flight there is a good network, Oranje Safari will help you plan your domestic flight. It takes around 45 minutes to 1 hour to fly from Nairobi (Wilson) to Mara, Tsavo, Amboseli and Samburu .
And about 1.5 hrs to fly from from Nairobi (Wilson) to Malindi Diani, Mombasa or Lamu.
Usually flying is more expensive than driving. But you are doing a lot of driving during a safari within the parks of Kenya viewing the wildlife and nature.Maybe you feel like giving yourself a break from the sometimes bumpy roads.
If you have any questions about distances and travel times for Kenya or Tanzania just contact us !
You can also look at the distrance/time table below
Distance from Nairobi to Kenya's Highlights
Nairobi to Amboseli -- a distance of 265km, takes about 4 hours
Nairobi to Lake Naivasha -- a distance of 95km takes about 1.5 hours
Nairobi to Lake Nakuru -- a distance of 170km takes about 2.5 hours
Nairobi to Samburu -- a distance of 390km takes about 6 hours
Nairobi to Masai Mara -- 250-300km (depending where in the Mara you are going to) takes about 5 hours
Nairobi to Mount Kenya/Nanyuki -- 200 km takes about 3 hours
Nairobi to Tsavo West -- a distance of 270km takes about 4 hours
Nairobi to Mombasa -- a distance of 425 km takes about 7 hours
Nairobi to Malindi -- a distance of 575 km takes about 9 hours
Other Popular Routes in Kenya
Mombasa to Tsavo -- 200 km about 4 hours
Tsavo to Amboseli -- 250 km about 4 hours
Nanyuki/Mount Kenya to Masai Mara -- 475km takes about 7 hours
Nanyuki to Lake Nakuru -- 170km takes about 3 hours
Samburu to Lake Nakuru -- a distance of 325 takes about 6 hours
Lake Naivasha to Lake Nakuru -- a distance of 75km takes about 1 - 1.5 hr
Lake Nakuru to Masai Mara -- a distance of 340km takes about 4-5 hours
Lake Nakuru to Amboseli -- a distance of 415km takes about 6-7 hours
Masai Mara to Amboseli -- a distance of 500km will take at least 10 hours (via Nairobi)
Amboseli to Mombasa -- a distance of 390km takes about 6 hours
Amboseli to Tsavo West (Kilaguni) -- a distance of 200km takes about 3 hours
Mombasa to Diani (South Coast) -- 15km will take about 45 mins (need to catch a ferry)
Mombasa to Malindi -- a distance of 120 km takes about 2 hours
Mombasa to Shimba Hills -- a distance of 40km takes about 1.5 hours (including ferry)
Mombasa to Lamu -- a distance of 320 km takes about 6-7 hours (to get to Mokowe - then you need to catch a ferry or take a private boat)
Malindi to Lamu -- a distance of 140km takes about 3 hours (to Mokowe, then catch a ferry to Lamu, see above)
Kenya to Tanzania
Masai Mara to Serengeti -- 350 km takes about 8 hours
Amboseli to Arusha -- 180 km takes about 3.5 hours
Arusha to Ngorongoro - - 150 km takes about 2.5 hours
Ngorongoro to Serengeti -- 120 km takes about 2 hours