60 days in Kenya, Rwanda & Uganda Itinerary

60 days in Kenya, Rwanda & Uganda Itinerary

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Nairobi, Kenya
— 8 nights
Train to Kibwezi, Drive to Tsavo National Park East
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Tsavo National Park East, Kenya
— 1 night
Drive to Mtito Andei, Train to Mombasa
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Mombasa, Kenya
— 6 nights
Ferry to Likoni, Drive to Diani Beach
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Diani Beach, Kenya
— 6 nights
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Drive to Likoni, Ferry to Mombasa, Drive to Watamu
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Watamu, Kenya
— 5 nights
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Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
— 5 nights
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Naivasha, Kenya
— 4 nights
Drive to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Fly to Kigali
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Kigali, Rwanda
— 10 nights
Drive
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Ruhengeri, Rwanda
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda
— 2 nights
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Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda
— 3 nights
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Kampala, Uganda
— 7 nights
Drive to Entebbe International Airport, Fly to Amman

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Nairobi, Kenya

— 8 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Karen Blixen Museum and Nairobi National Museum. Popular historic sites such as Karen Blixen Coffee Garden and Cottages and All Saints Cathedral are in your itinerary. Spend the 9th (Thu) exploring nature at Nairobi National Park. Spend the 3rd (Fri) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Giraffe Centre, see Off-Road Tours, stop by Utamaduni Craft Centre, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Swaminarayan Mandir.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Nairobi online driving holiday planner.

Amman, Jordan to Nairobi is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Amman to Nairobi is 1 hour. In September, Nairobi is a bit cooler than Amman - with highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Tsavo National Park East.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

Tsavo National Park East, Kenya

— 1 night
On the 10th (Fri), stroll through Tsavo East.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Tsavo National Park East journey website.

You can do a combination of train and car from Nairobi to Tsavo National Park East in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Mombasa.

Things to do in Tsavo National Park East

Parks · Wildlife
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Mombasa, Kenya

— 6 nights
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.
Get some historical perspective at Old Town and Mombasa Memorial Cathedral. Visiting Safaris and Nature & Wildlife Tours will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shree Cutch Satsang Swaminarayan Temple, stroll through Haller Park, contemplate the long history of Jumba la Mtwana, and get engrossed in the history at Fort Jesus Museum.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Mombasa trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and train from Tsavo National Park East to Mombasa takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, train, and flight. In September in Mombasa, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Diani Beach.

Things to do in Mombasa

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Diani Beach, Kenya

— 6 nights
On a vacation in Diani Beach, a bustling resort town on Kenya's eastern coast, you can take advantage of a pristine sandy shore fringed by a verdant forest.
Get outdoors at Diani Beach and Slave Caves. Explore Diani Beach's surroundings by going to Kisite-Mpunguti Marine National Park and Reserve (in Shimoni) and Coral Gardens (in Wasini Island). Spend the 18th (Sat) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Jackal Adventure Safaris, take a peaceful walk through Kaya Kinondo Sacred Forest, and take in the exciting artwork at Diani Beach Art Gallery.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Diani Beach trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Mombasa to Diani Beach in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight. In September, daily temperatures in Diani Beach can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Watamu.

Things to do in Diani Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Watamu, Kenya

— 5 nights
Hailed for its picturesque scenery and pristine beaches, the village of Watamu on Kenya's Indian Ocean coastline attracts both adventure seekers and those looking for a relaxing seaside holiday.
Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Mida Creek. Spend the 24th (Fri) exploring nature at Watamu National Marine Park. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Gede Ruins, kick back and relax at Spiaggia delle Tartarughe, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and head outdoors with Isola dell'Amore.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Watamu sightseeing planning site.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Diani Beach to Watamu takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of car, ferry, bus, and taxi. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Diani Beach in September since evenings lows in Watamu dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Watamu

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

— 5 nights
Home to the Great Migration and Africa's exceptional wildlife, Maasai Mara is a must on a Kenya itinerary.
Escape the urban bustle at Mara Triangle and Ol Kinyei Conservancy. Spend the 30th (Thu) surrounded by wildlife at Olare Orok Conservancy. There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and tour the pleasant surroundings at Musiara Swamp.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Maasai Mara National Reserve trip builder app.

Traveling by flight from Watamu to Maasai Mara National Reserve takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Watamu in September; daily highs in Maasai Mara National Reserve reach 17°C and lows reach 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to fly to Naivasha.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Tours

Naivasha, Kenya

— 4 nights
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.
Visiting Hell's Gate National Park and Crescent Island Game Park will get you outdoors. Explore Naivasha's surroundings by going to Lake Nakuru (in Lake Nakuru National Park) and Mount Longonot (in Maai Mahiu). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Naivasha.

For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Naivasha day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Naivasha takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle. When traveling from Maasai Mara National Reserve in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Naivasha, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kigali.

Things to do in Naivasha

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Kigali, Rwanda

— 10 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.
Ntarama Church and Belgian Peacekeepers Memorial will appeal to history buffs. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Inema Arts Centre and Abien Arts Center. Get out of town with these interesting Kigali side-trips: Nyanza (The Royal Palace & The Palace of King Mutara III Rudahigwa). Spend the 13th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Kigali Genocide Memorial, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nyamata Church, shop like a local with Kigali Arts Center, and view the masterpieces at Talking Through Art.

Before you visit Kigali, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Naivasha to Kigali. Traveling from Naivasha to Kigali, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Naivasha in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Kigali, with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Ruhengeri.

Things to do in Kigali

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trip

Ruhengeri, Rwanda

— 2 nights
Most tourism in Ruhengeri revolves around the famous national park, which shelters mountain gorillas of the volcanic Virunga range.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): make a trip to Karisoke Research Center - Dian Fossey Camp and then contemplate the long history of Iby'iwacu Cultural Village. On the next day, look for gifts at Umuzabibu Mwiza - Home to Handspun Hope and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Ruhengeri trip itinerary tool.

Drive from Kigali to Ruhengeri in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Kigali in October, expect Ruhengeri to be a bit cooler, temps between 26°C and 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Things to do in Ruhengeri

Shopping · Historic Sites · Adventure · Tours

Side Trip

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda

— 2 nights
On the 19th (Tue), stroll through Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Here are some ideas for day two: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Bwindi Impenetrable National Park trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Ruhengeri to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park takes 2.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ruhengeri to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park due to the time zone difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Things to do in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda

— 3 nights
Get in touch with nature at Katwe Tourism Information Centre and Kazinga Channel.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Queen Elizabeth National Park day trip app.

Getting from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to Queen Elizabeth National Park by car takes about 6 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in October, with highs in Queen Elizabeth National Park at 32°C and lows at 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can fly to Kampala.

Things to do in Queen Elizabeth National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Kampala, Uganda

— 7 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.
Visit Gaddafi National Mosque and Baha'i Temple for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at Kasubi Tombs and Source of the Nile - Speke Monument. Change things up with these side-trips from Kampala: Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Centre (in Entebbe) and Our Lady of Peace Cathedral (in Lugazi). Spend the 25th (Mon) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Munyonyo Martyrs' Shrine, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, take a peaceful walk through Gorilla Bookings, and look for gifts at Kona.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Kampala itinerary planner.

Drive from Queen Elizabeth National Park to Kampala in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in October, and nighttime lows around 22°C. On the 30th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Kampala

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.

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.