47 days in Africa Itinerary

47 days in Africa Itinerary

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Bujumbura, Burundi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Gitega, Burundi
— 2 nights
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Drive to Bujumbura International Airport, Fly to Djibouti-Ambouli Airport, Drive to Arta
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Arta, Djibouti
— 1 day
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Djibouti, Djibouti
— 2 nights
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Asmara, Eritrea
— 2 nights
Fly to Lilongwe International Airport, Drive to Mtakataka
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Mtakataka, Malawi
— 1 day
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Mulanje, Malawi
— 2 nights
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Blantyre, Malawi
— 2 nights
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Lilongwe, Malawi
— 2 nights
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Beira, Mozambique
— 4 nights
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Vilanculos, Mozambique
— 2 nights
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Tofo, Mozambique
— 2 nights
Drive to Vilankulu, Fly to Kigali
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Kigali, Rwanda
— 1 night
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Ruhengeri, Rwanda
— 2 nights
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Butare, Rwanda
— 2 nights
Drive to Kigali International Airport, Fly to Aden Adde International Airport
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Mogadishu, Somalia
— 1 night
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Hargeysa, Somalia
— 2 nights
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Juba, South Sudan
— 3 nights
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Kampala, Uganda
— 2 nights
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Entebbe, Uganda
— 3 nights
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Bujumbura, Burundi

Because of its history, Bujumbura reflects a colonial charm which shows through in its buildings, wide boulevards, and carefree way of life.
Get a sense of the local culture at Musee Vivant and Regina Mundi Cathedral. Escape the urban bustle at Rusizi National Park and Reptile Park (Parc des Reptiles). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Karera Waterfalls, appreciate the history behind Livingstone-Stanley Monument, and don't miss a visit to Monument de l'Unite.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Bujumbura trip planner.

San Francisco, USA to Bujumbura is an approximately 30-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Central Africa Time is 10 hours. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from San Francisco in January, with highs in Bujumbura at 81°F and lows at 73°F. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Gitega.

Things to do in Bujumbura

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Rusizi National Park ©
National Park
Rusizi National Park
4.0
Musee Vivant ©
Historic Site
Musee Vivant
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Gitega, Burundi

Gitega is the second largest city in Burundi, lying east of Bujumbura.OverviewIt is the capital of Gitega Province, one of the 17 provinces of Burundi. On the 7th (Thu), make a trip to Gishora Drum Sanctuary and then browse the exhibits of National Museum of Gitega.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Gitega trip planner.

You can drive from Bujumbura to Gitega in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in January, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Arta.

Things to do in Gitega

Museums
Highlights from your trip

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Arta, Djibouti

Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Arta Beach.

Start your trip to Arta by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Gitega to Arta. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Gitega to Arta. In January, daytime highs in Arta are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Djibouti.

Things to do in Arta

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

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Djibouti, Djibouti

Pearl of the Gulf of Tadjoura

Djibouti, the country's eponymous capital and largest city, houses over two thirds of the nation's population.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): stroll through Khor Ambado Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al Molk Mosque, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hamoudi Mosque.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Djibouti online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Arta to Djibouti in an hour. Another option is to drive. In January, daytime highs in Djibouti are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. You'll set off for Asmara on the 11th (Mon).

Things to do in Djibouti

Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip
Hamoudi Mosque ©
Religious Site
Hamoudi Mosque
3.5
Al Molk Mosque ©
Religious Site
Al Molk Mosque

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Asmara, Eritrea

Little Rome

Having earned UNESCO World Heritage status for its abundance of Italian modernist architecture, Asmara boasts a rich history and architectural gems.
On the 12th (Tue), have fun at Cinema Impero, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Debre Bizen, take in the spiritual surroundings of Al Khulafa Al Rashiudin Mosque, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Synagogue of Asmara, then browse the exhibits of National Museum Asmara, and finally admire the striking features of Fiat Tagliero. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Nda Mariam Othodox Church, make a trip to Tank Graveyard, then admire the striking features of Cattedrale di Asmara, then don't miss a visit to Liberation Avenue (also called Harnet Ave), and finally appreciate the history behind Cimitero Italiano Di Asmara.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Asmara itinerary maker app.

Fly from Djibouti to Asmara in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Mtakataka.

Things to do in Asmara

Historic Sites · Nightlife · Museums · Fun & Games
Highlights from your trip
Cattedrale di Asmara ©
Architectural Building
Cattedrale di Asmara
4.3
Nda Mariam Othodox Church ©
Architectural Building
Nda Mariam Othodox Church
4.8

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Mtakataka, Malawi

Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Kungoni Centre of Culture & Art.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Mtakataka travel planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Asmara to Mtakataka. The time zone difference moving from East Africa Time (EAT) to Central Africa Time (CAT) is minus 1 hour. In January, daytime highs in Mtakataka are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Mulanje.

Things to do in Mtakataka

Museums
Highlights from your trip

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Mulanje, Malawi

Mulanje is a town in the Southern Region, Malawi close to the border of Mozambique. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Mulanje.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Mulanje road trip planning app.

You can drive from Mtakataka to Mulanje in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Mtakataka in January; daily highs in Mulanje reach 82°F and lows reach 70°F. On the 16th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Blantyre.

Things to do in Mulanje

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip
Mount Mulanje ©
Mountain
Mount Mulanje
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Blantyre, Malawi

As Malawi's second-largest city, Blantyre represents the country's main commercial and industrial hub and boasts a dynamic array of food options.
On the 17th (Sun), relax and rejuvenate at Serendib Hair Day Spa, then hike along The Way of the Cross/ Njira ya Mtanda, then browse the different shops at Chichiri Shopping Centre, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St.Michael's and All Angels Church. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Malawi Stock Exchange, then take in the exciting artwork at La Caverna Art Gallery, then get your bearings at The Society of Malawi Library, and finally look for gifts at Tiyamike Sewing.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Blantyre trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Mulanje to Blantyre in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 70°F. On the 18th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Lilongwe.

Things to do in Blantyre

Shopping · Spas · Parks · Trails
Highlights from your trip

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Lilongwe, Malawi

The capital city of Malawi and its largest, Lilongwe serves as an important center of economy and transportation for the area.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): stroll through Nature Sanctuary, stroll through Lilongwe Wildlife Centre, relax and rejuvenate at Khondi Spa Retreat, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nkhoma Mountain, and finally make a trip to Tindoz d'Afrique. On the next day, make a trip to Kumbali Cultural Village, look for gifts at Gems and Jewellery Lanka, then don't miss a visit to World War I Memorial, then get a sense of history and politics at Parliament Building, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Maula Cathedral.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Lilongwe trip maker tool.

Getting from Blantyre to Lilongwe by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Beira.

Things to do in Lilongwe

Parks · Wildlife · Spas · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip
Lilongwe Wildlife Centre ©
Nature / Park
Lilongwe Wildlife Centre
3.7
Nature Sanctuary ©
Nature / Park
Nature Sanctuary
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Beira, Mozambique

Beira is the third largest city in Mozambique. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Macuti Lighthouse and Shipwreck and Beira Cathedral. The adventure continues: tour in style with Beira Railway Station.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Beira tour itinerary builder site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lilongwe to Beira. In January, daytime highs in Beira are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 77°F. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Vilanculos.

Things to do in Beira

Historic Sites · Tours
Highlights from your trip

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Vilanculos, Mozambique

Tourism in Vilanculos, a small town on the coast of Mozambique, owes much to its convenient location as a base for exploring the Bazaruto Archipelago, a national park.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then view the masterpieces at Machilla Magic, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: see Loka Adventure.

Planning Vilanculos trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Getting from Beira to Vilanculos by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Beira in January since evenings lows in Vilanculos dip to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Tofo.

Things to do in Vilanculos

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Shopping
Highlights from your trip
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Safari
Safaris
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Loka Adventure ©
Off-Road Tour
Loka Adventure
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Scuba / Snorkeling
Scuba & Snorkeling
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Tofo, Mozambique

Historically a fishing village governed by Portuguese colonists, Tofo has become a top destination for adventurers, divers, and marine life lovers.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): stroll through Barra Beach, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral da Nossa Senhora da Conceicao, then take a pleasant ride with Cavalheiros Do Tofo, and finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Tofo trip planner.

Fly from Vilanculos to Tofo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In January in Tofo, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 72°F at night. On the 29th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kigali.

Things to do in Tofo

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Barra Beach ©
Beach
Barra Beach
4.6

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Kigali, Rwanda

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at MAMA Rwanda Hostel, then explore the galleries of Kigali Center for Photography, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Nyamata Church, and finally steep yourself in history at Ntarama Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sun): see Off-Road Tours, learn about all things military at Campaign Against Genocide Museum, stop by Talking Through Art, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Belgian Peacekeepers Memorial, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint-Famille Church.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kigali trip planner.

Do a combination of car and flight from Tofo to Kigali in 16.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Tofo in January, things will get little chillier in Kigali: highs are around 82°F and lows about 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Ruhengeri.

Things to do in Kigali

Highlights from your trip
MAMA Rwanda Hostel ©
Art Museum
MAMA Rwanda Hostel
4.8
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Off-Road Tour
Off-Road Tours
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Ruhengeri, Rwanda

Most tourism in Ruhengeri revolves around the famous national park, which shelters mountain gorillas of the volcanic Virunga range.
On the 1st (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Volcanoes National Park and then explore the activities along Lake Burera and Lake Ruhondo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, look for gifts at Umuzabibu Mwiza - Home to Handspun Hope, then steep yourself in history at Iby'iwacu Cultural Village, and finally make a trip to Karisoke Research Center - Dian Fossey Camp.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Ruhengeri travel route planner.

Drive from Kigali to Ruhengeri in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kigali in January, things will get little chillier in Ruhengeri: highs are around 74°F and lows about 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can drive to Butare.

Things to do in Ruhengeri

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

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Butare, Rwanda

Butare is a city in the Southern Province of Rwanda and capital of Huye district. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): examine the collection at Ethnographic Museum of Rwanda, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Butare catholic Cathedral, and then gain insight with Huye Mountain Coffee.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Butare trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Ruhengeri to Butare takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. While traveling from Ruhengeri, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Butare, ranging from highs of 81°F to lows of 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Mogadishu.

Things to do in Butare

Tours · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Huye Mountain Coffee ©
Coffee / Tea Tour
Huye Mountain Coffee
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Ethnographic Museum of Rwanda ©
Specialty Museum
Ethnographic Museum of Rwanda
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Butare catholic Cathedral ©
Religious Site
Butare catholic Cathedral
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Mogadishu, Somalia

White Pearl of the Indian Ocean

Swim in the warm waters, stroll over white sand, or play volleyball and other sports on the beaches of Mogadishu, the White Pearl of the Indian Ocean.
To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Mogadishu online itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Butare to Mogadishu. Traveling from Butare to Mogadishu, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Butare in February since evenings lows in Mogadishu dip to 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Hargeysa.

Things to do in Mogadishu

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip
Liido Beach Somalia
Nature / Park
Liido Beach Somalia
3.3
Hadful Mosque ©
Religious Site
Hadful Mosque
4.1
Shanghai Old City ©
Landmark
Shanghai Old City
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Hargeysa, Somalia

A capital of the self-declared state of Somaliland, Hargeisa is the second-largest city in Somalia.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): get outside with Laas Geel, then browse the different shops at Dahabshiil Business Centre, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at MiG Jet, and finally pick up some local products at Livestock Market.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Hargeysa online itinerary planner.

You can fly from Mogadishu to Hargeysa in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Mogadishu in February, expect Hargeysa to be slightly colder, temps between 79°F and 58°F. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Juba.

Things to do in Hargeysa

Shopping · Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip
Livestock Market ©
Farmers Market
Livestock Market
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Laas Geel ©
Outdoor Activity
Laas Geel
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MiG Jet ©
Religious Site
MiG Jet
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Juba, South Sudan

A frantic metropolis bursting from the White Nile River, Juba stands as the capital and largest city of the Republic of South Sudan.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like All Saints Cathedral and Main Mosque. Popular historic sites such as St. Joseph's Catholic Church and St.Theresa Cathedral are in your itinerary.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Juba road trip planner.

You can fly from Hargeysa to Juba in 7.5 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Hargeysa to Juba is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Hargeysa, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Juba, ranging from highs of 91°F to lows of 83°F. On the 10th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kampala.

Things to do in Juba

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

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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.
On the 11th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Munyonyo Martyrs' Shrine, then stroll through Great Adventures Uganda, and then delve into the mystery of Kasubi Tombs. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): stop by Kampala Fair, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gaddafi National Mosque, then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and finally stroll through Budongo Forest.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Kampala trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Juba to Kampala by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Juba to Kampala is 1 hour. In February, Kampala is slightly colder than Juba - with highs of 82°F and lows of 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to drive to Entebbe.

Things to do in Kampala

Wildlife · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Budongo Forest ©
Forest
Budongo Forest
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Gaddafi National Mosque ©
Religious Site
Gaddafi National Mosque
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Entebbe, Uganda

Nestled on Lake Victoria Peninsula, the laid-back town of Entebbe once served as seat of the colonial government, yet remains widely known as the scene of the 1976 Israeli rescue of hostages kidnapped by Palestinian and German plane hijackers.
Discover out-of-the-way places like River Rafting & Tubing and Entebbe Golf Club. Get outdoors at Lake Victoria and Buggala Island. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Entebbe Botanic Gardens, take in the exciting artwork at Entebbe Crafts Village, meet the residents at Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Centre, and browse the different shops at Victoria Mall.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Entebbe trip planner.

Drive from Kampala to Entebbe in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in February, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Entebbe

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Lake Victoria ©
Water Body
Lake Victoria
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Buggala Island ©
Island
Buggala Island
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Ssese Islands ©
Island
Ssese Islands
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