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Driving Time between Wildlife Areas

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Driving Time between Wildlife Areas

I am putting together a safari for my wife and I and I am trying to determine approximately how long a drive it is for the following trips:

Nairobi to Tsavo East

Tsavo West to Amboseli

Amboseli to Mt Kenya Nat. Park

Mt Kenya Nat. Park to Lake Nakuru

Lake Nakuru to Masai Mara

Masai Mara back to Nairobi

Any help with these driving times would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Carmel, California
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1. Re: Driving Time between Wildlife Areas

Tsavo West to Amboseli - approx 3 hours

Amboseli to Mt Kenya - approx 6.5-7 hours via Nairobi

Nakuru to Mara & Mara to Nairobi - both approx 6 hours

It's also dependent on which specific lodge or camp in each park you're driving from. Some can add an extra hour or so depending on location.

Hythe, United...
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2. Re: Driving Time between Wildlife Areas

Nairobi- Tsavo East 6 hours

Mount Kenya- Nakuru 3 hours

The itinerary involves a lot of driving I would plan at least 14 days if I were going to drive between the parks you have chosen. If you are restricted for time you might wish to consider flying between some of the parks.

New Jersey
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3. Re: Driving Time between Wildlife Areas

Thank You Patty & Bruce for this information. You have both been very helpful.

I have underestimated the amount of driving time between these areas. Unfortunately my budget won't allow flying between the wildlife areas. I will have 10 days, so I might drop one or two of these locations.

Hythe, United...
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4. Re: Driving Time between Wildlife Areas

You might want to drop Tsavo and Amboseli and add Samburu which would cut down on some of the driving.

Nairobi- Mountain Lodge Mount Kenya 2 ½ hours

Mount Kenya - Samburu 3 hours.

Samburu - Sweetwaters 3 hours.

Sweetwaters- Lake Nakuru 4 hours.

Nakuru- Masai Mara 6 hours.

Masai Mara - Nairobi 6 hours

Here you will only have 2 long drives too and from the Masai Mara but it is defiantly worth the drive for what the Mara, has to offer probably the best game viewing in Kenya.

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