23 days in Rwanda, Uganda & Kenya Itinerary

23 days in Rwanda, Uganda & Kenya Itinerary

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Kigali, Rwanda
— 3 nights
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Ruhengeri, Rwanda
— 3 nights
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Kasese, Uganda
— 3 nights
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Masindi, Uganda
— 3 nights
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Kampala, Uganda
— 3 nights
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Nairobi, Kenya
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Kigali, Rwanda

— 3 nights
A vacation in Kigali, Rwanda's capital city and economic hub, lets you experience the very heart of a landlocked country from a pleasant, safe, and organized base point.
On the 27th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Kigali Genocide Memorial, then shop like a local with Niyo Arts Gallery, and then shop like a local with Inema Arts Centre. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Kigali online tour itinerary planner.

Riga, Latvia to Kigali is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. In December, Kigali is much hotter than Riga - with highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Ruhengeri.

Things to do in Kigali

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Ruhengeri, Rwanda

— 3 nights
Most tourism in Ruhengeri revolves around the famous national park, which shelters mountain gorillas of the volcanic Virunga range.
Spend the 31st (Fri) in the pleasant surroundings of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Volcanoes National Park and don't miss a visit to Karisoke Research Center - Dian Fossey Camp.

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Traveling by car from Kigali to Ruhengeri takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, Ruhengeri is a bit cooler than Kigali - with highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Kasese.

Things to do in Ruhengeri

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Kasese, Uganda

— 3 nights
Kasese is a town north of Lake George in the Western Region of Uganda. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun): explore the activities along Kazinga Channel.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kasese trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ruhengeri to Kasese takes 6 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ruhengeri to Kasese. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Ruhengeri in January, with highs in Kasese at 35°C and lows at 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Masindi.

Things to do in Kasese

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Masindi, Uganda

— 3 nights
Masindi is a town in the Western Region of Uganda. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Masindi: Budongo Central Forest Reserve (in Budongo) and Waterfall Cruises - Murchison Falls (in Murchison Falls National Park). Spend the 6th (Thu) exploring nature at Murchison Falls National Park.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Masindi trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Kasese to Masindi in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 22°C. On the 7th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Kampala.

Things to do in Masindi

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Kampala, Uganda

— 3 nights
Kampala enjoys the reputation of a modern city with a buzzing atmosphere--it also serves as a good base point for exploring the surrounding area.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sat): take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

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Drive from Masindi to Kampala in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Masindi, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Kampala, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can fly to Nairobi.

Things to do in Kampala

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Nairobi, Kenya

— 6 nights

Green City in the Sun

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nairobi: Hell's Gate National Park (in Naivasha), Lake Nakuru (in Lake Nakuru National Park) and Mount Kenya (in Mount Kenya National Park). Spend the 12th (Wed) exploring nature at Nairobi National Park. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and explore the galleries of Karen Blixen Museum.

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Traveling by flight from Kampala to Nairobi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Kampala in January since evenings lows in Nairobi dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Nairobi

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Rwanda travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Nature & Parks · Art Galleries
Land of a Thousand Hills
Tourism in Rwanda experienced a serious boost in the recent years largely thanks to the country's large population of mountain gorillas. One of only two nations in which the enigmatic, critically endangered gorillas can be tracked, Rwanda appeals to adventurous travelers interested in hiking the hills and equatorial jungles inhabited by the endemic species. The people of Rwanda remain positive about their future, and the political stability that has taken hold since the horrors of the 1994 genocide allows a growing number of international tourists to share in the optimism.

Uganda travel guide

4.2
Nature & Parks · River Rafting & Tubing · National Parks
Pearl of Africa
Though small in area, Uganda represents one of the most populated landlocked countries in the world. You can feel this in the lakeside capital, but so much of the country remains untamed and untamable, with great lakes and towering mountains chief among the wilder sights. A recent troubled past delayed the growth of tourism in Uganda, but visitors now arrive in larger numbers, primarily drawn by the diverse wildlife that inhabits the country's mountains and forests. Notably, Uganda houses half of the world's population of mountain gorillas.

Kenya travel guide

4.3
Nature & Parks · Safaris · National Parks
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.