40 days in Africa Itinerary

40 days in Africa Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Fly:  18 h
1
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
2
Asmara, Eritrea
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Keren, Eritrea
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5 h
4
Lalibela, Ethiopia
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + Shuttle:  9 h
5
Jinja, Uganda
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h 30 min
6
Kampala, Uganda
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  3 h 15 min
7
Ruhengeri, Rwanda
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
8
Kigali, Rwanda
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h
9
Mombasa, Kenya
— 4 nights
Fly:  1 h
10
Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 4 nights
Fly + Taxi:  2 h 15 min
11
Moshi, Tanzania
— 4 nights
Taxi + Fly:  2 h 30 min
12
Nairobi, Kenya
— 4 nights
Fly:  21 h
End: Buenos Aires, Argentina

3
nights
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

A sprawling metropolis and home to millions of Ethiopians, Addis Ababa houses many international organizations, embassies, and commissions, making it a diplomatic, political, and economic hub of the country.
Addis Ababa is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at National Museum of Ethiopia, appreciate the history behind Yekatit 12 Martyrs Square, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Entoto, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Addis Ababa online tour planner.

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Addis Ababa is an approximately 17.5- hour flight. Traveling from Buenos Aires to Addis Ababa, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Buenos Aires in February; daily highs in Addis Ababa reach 28°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Asmara.

Things to do in Addis Ababa

Tours Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours
National Museum of Ethiopia ©
National Museum of Ethiopia
Holy Trinity Cathedral ©
Holy Trinity Cathedral

2
nights
Asmara, Eritrea

Asmara ©
Having earned UNESCO World Heritage status for its abundance of Italian modernist architecture, Asmara boasts a rich history and architectural gems.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): admire the striking features of Cattedrale di Asmara, make a trip to Medebar Market, make a trip to Tank Graveyard, explore the fascinating landscape at Denkalya Desert, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimitero Italiano Di Asmara, and finally make a trip to Enda Marian- Cattedrale Copta Di Asmara. Here are some ideas for day two: get great views at Debre Bizen, pause for some serene contemplation at Bethel Kale Hiwot Church, pick up some local products at Grain and Vegetable Market, then make a trip to Liberation Avenue (also called Harnet Ave), and finally admire the landmark architecture of Fiat Tagliero.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Asmara day trip planning site.

You can fly from Addis Ababa to Asmara in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to Keren.

Things to do in Asmara

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Nda Mariam Othodox Church ©
Nda Mariam Othodox Church
Enda Marian- Cattedrale Copta Di Asmara ©
Enda Marian- Cattedrale Copta Di Asmara
Liberation Avenue (also called Harnet Ave)
Liberation Avenue (also called Harnet Ave)

1
night
Keren, Eritrea

Keren ©
Keren, formerly known as Cheren and Sanhit, is the second-largest city in Eritrea. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mariam Da'arit, then stroll the grounds of Keren War Cemetery, and then admire the landmark architecture of Former Eritrean Railway Keren Station.

For ratings and tourist information, go to the Keren trip site.

You can drive from Asmara to Keren in 1.5 hours. On the 17th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Lalibela.

Things to do in Keren

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Keren War Cemetery ©
Keren War Cemetery
Mariam Da'arit ©
Mariam Da'arit
Former Eritrean Railway Keren Station ©
Former Eritrean Railway Keren Station

3
nights
Lalibela, Ethiopia

Lalibela ©
Tourism in Lalibela, a small town nestled in Ethiopia's Lasta Mountains, prospers due to its fascinating cluster of rock-carved churches, dating back to the 12th century and boasting the status of a World Heritage Site.
Lalibela is known for historic sites, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela, take in the exciting artwork at The Fine Art Gallery, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, and don't miss a visit to Yemrehana Krestos Church.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Lalibela trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Keren to Lalibela takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Jinja.

Things to do in Lalibela

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela ©
Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela
Church of St. George ©
Church of St. George
Yemrehana Krestos Church ©
Yemrehana Krestos Church

1
night
Jinja, Uganda

Travelers looking for an adrenaline boost flock to Jinja, a bustling town on the shores of Lake Victoria, known as the source of the White Nile.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): browse the exhibits of Cuupa Arts Gallery and then find your balance on the water with categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_best_stand_up_paddleboarding_in_the_area. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Victoria Nile and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Jinja online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Lalibela to Jinja takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or drive. In February, daytime highs in Jinja are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can catch the bus to Kampala.

Things to do in Jinja

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Victoria Nile ©
Victoria Nile

4
nights
Kampala, Uganda

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.
Explore Kampala's surroundings by going to Queen Elizabeth National Park (Maramagambo Forest & Katwe Tourism Information Centre) and Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Centre (in Entebbe). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, take a memorable tour with Tours, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gaddafi National Mosque.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Kampala online route planner.

Traveling by bus from Jinja to Kampala takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. February in Kampala sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Ruhengeri.

Things to do in Kampala

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Centre
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Katwe Tourism Information Centre ©
Katwe Tourism Information Centre
Walking tours

3
nights
Ruhengeri, Rwanda

Ruhengeri ©
Most tourism in Ruhengeri revolves around the famous national park, which shelters mountain gorillas of the volcanic Virunga range.
Step out of Ruhengeri to go to Rubavu and see Congo Nile Trail, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape of Volcanoes National Park, make a trip to Karisoke Research Center - Dian Fossey Camp, and stop by Umuzabibu Mwiza - Home to Handspun Hope.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Ruhengeri trip website.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Kampala to Ruhengeri takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kampala to Ruhengeri. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Kampala in February, with highs in Ruhengeri at 26°C and lows at 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can drive to Kigali.

Things to do in Ruhengeri

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Congo Nile Trail
Highlights from your plan
Volcanoes National Park ©
Volcanoes National Park
Congo Nile Trail ©
Congo Nile Trail
Umuzabibu Mwiza - Home to Handspun Hope ©
Umuzabibu Mwiza - Home to Handspun Hope

3
nights
Kigali, Rwanda

Kigali ©
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.
Kigali is known for museums, wildlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Kigali Genocide Memorial, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, take in the exciting artwork at Abien Arts Center, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Belgian Peacekeepers Memorial.

Plan trip to Kigali with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Ruhengeri to Kigali takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Ruhengeri in February: highs in Kigali hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Mombasa.

Things to do in Kigali

Museums Shopping Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Kigali Genocide Memorial ©
Kigali Genocide Memorial
Niyo Arts Gallery ©
Niyo Arts Gallery
Inema Arts Centre ©
Inema Arts Centre

4
nights
Mombasa, Kenya

Mombasa ©
Mombasa rests on the exotic shores of the Indian Ocean and serves as a globally popular vacation destination thanks to its classy hotels and friendly and relaxed atmosphere.
Explore Mombasa's surroundings by going to Local Ocean Conservation (in Watamu), Diani Beach (Stand-Up Paddleboarding & Diani Beach) and Gede (Gede Ruins & Arabuko-Sokoke Forest). Next up on the itinerary: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Haller Park, and look for gifts at Imani Collective.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Mombasa trip planner.

Fly from Kigali to Mombasa in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kigali to Mombasa due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Kigali in March: high temperatures in Mombasa hover around 38°C and lows are around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Mombasa

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Diani Beach, Gede, Local Ocean Conservation
Highlights from your plan
Diani Beach ©
Diani Beach
Safaris
Haller Park ©
Haller Park

4
nights
Zanzibar City, Tanzania

Zanzibar City ©
Discover a myriad of attractions in Zanzibar City, like its World Heritage-listed historic core, charming beach villages, and the modern neighborhood of Ng'ambo.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zanzibar City: Nungwi (Nungwi Beach & Scuba & Snorkeling). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah's Rock, take in nature's colorful creations at Forodhani Gardens, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral, and enjoy the sand and surf at Nakupenda Beach.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Zanzibar City trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Mombasa to Zanzibar City takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In March in Zanzibar City, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Moshi.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Nungwi, Cheetah's Rock
Highlights from your plan
Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock
Prison Island - Changuu Private Island ©
Prison Island - Changuu Private Island
Nungwi Beach ©
Nungwi Beach

4
nights
Moshi, Tanzania

Situated in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro, the sleepy town of Moshi provides tourist with a safe and pleasant place to stay in while touring the region or braving Africa's highest mountain.
Get out of town with these interesting Moshi side-trips: Mount Kilimanjaro (in Kilimanjaro National Park) and Arusha (Shanga & Shanga Foundation & Cultural Heritage Centre). There's lots more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Moshi online trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Zanzibar City to Moshi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Nairobi.

Things to do in Moshi

Outdoors Tours Nature

Side Trips

Arusha, Mount Kilimanjaro
Highlights from your plan
Climbing Tours
Mount Kilimanjaro
Mount Kilimanjaro
Cultural Heritage Centre ©
Cultural Heritage Centre

4
nights
Nairobi, Kenya

Nairobi ©
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.
Nairobi is known for parks, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Nairobi National Park, see the interesting displays at Karen Blixen Museum, explore the galleries of Upepo Photography Gallery, and look for gifts at Penny Winter Boutique.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Nairobi online route planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Moshi to Nairobi in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in March, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Nairobi National Park ©
Nairobi National Park
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ©
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
Giraffe Centre ©
Giraffe Centre

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