10 days in Ghana & Kenya Itinerary

10 days in Ghana & Kenya Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Africa holiday planner
Make it your trip
Fly to Kotoka International Airport, Drive to Cape Coast
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Cape Coast, Ghana
— 2 nights
Fly
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Nairobi, Kenya
— 1 night
Fly
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Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
— 2 nights
Fly
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Naivasha, Kenya
— 1 night
Drive to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Fly to Los Angeles

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Cape Coast, Ghana — 2 nights

While it may seem like a regular fishing port at first glance, Cape Coast bears traces of the Portuguese, British, Danish, Swedish, and the Dutch colonists who variously ruled here.
On the 5th (Mon), explore the historical opulence of Cape Coast Castle, then steep yourself in history at Elmina Castle, and then steep yourself in history at Fort St. Jago. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kakum National Park.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Cape Coast tour planning tool.

Los Angeles, USA to Cape Coast is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 8 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Cape Coast, with lows of 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Nairobi.
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Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums
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Nairobi, Kenya — 1 night

You're likely to visit Nairobi at least once on a trip to Kenya, as the sprawling city houses the country's international airport and remains the jump-off point for many tours and safaris.
On the 8th (Thu), head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Nairobi journey builder site.

Traveling by flight from Cape Coast to Nairobi takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to East Africa Time is 3 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Cape Coast in June; daily highs in Nairobi reach 73°F and lows reach 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Maasai Mara National Reserve.
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Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya — 2 nights

Home to the Great Migration and Africa's exceptional wildlife, Maasai Mara is a must on a Kenya itinerary.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Olare Orok Conservancy. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Mara Triangle.

To see photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Maasai Mara National Reserve travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Nairobi to Maasai Mara National Reserve by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Naivasha.
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Wildlife · Parks · Nature
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Naivasha, Kenya — 1 night

Nestled on the shore of the eponymous lake, the market town of Naivasha boasts an enviable location and serves as gateway to several national parks, including Hell's Gate--inspiration for the landscapes of Disney's "The Lion King." Boating among the hippos of the vast, placid lake; camping; and bird-watching top the list of things to do in Naivasha.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hell's Gate National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Lake Naivasha and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Crescent Island Game Park.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Naivasha route site.

Getting from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Naivasha by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle. In June, daily temperatures in Naivasha can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel back home.
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Ghana travel guide

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Beaches · Monuments · National Parks
Gold Coast
Ghana features a diverse economy, a strong and sturdy democratic tradition, and many of the natural and cultural highlights for which the continent has become known. National parks represent some of the main attractions in Ghana, with a diverse array of wildlife to be seen, including lions, monkeys, elephants, and birds. Forts dating back to the slave era act as focal points for explorations of the coast and help to connect the country to important points in global history.
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Kenya travel guide

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Nature & Parks · National Parks · Safaris
The savannahs of Kenya contain some of the most iconic sights in Africa, stirred in the minds of many when they think of the continent. Big cats, elephants, and rhinos remain major inhabitants of this vast country, with a number of safari centers running trips across the region's World Heritage-listed national parks. Trips to rural villages, where many travelers choose to join up various volunteer projects, represent some of the most inspiring and enriching things to do in Kenya.
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