60 days in Uganda, Rwanda & Kenya Itinerary

60 days in Uganda, Rwanda & Kenya Itinerary

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

— 3 nights
Queen Elizabeth National Park is known for nature and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Kazinga Channel, admire the verdant scenery at Katwe Tourism Information Centre, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Katic Safaris, and stroll through Kyambura Game Reserve (Kyambura Gorge).

To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Queen Elizabeth National Park travel route builder site.

Amman, Jordan to Queen Elizabeth National Park is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Amman to Queen Elizabeth National Park. When traveling from Amman in September, plan for little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in Queen Elizabeth National Park: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Things to do in Queen Elizabeth National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Keep things going the next day: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Bwindi Impenetrable National Park travel planner.

You can drive from Queen Elizabeth National Park to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in 6 hours. Traveling from Queen Elizabeth National Park in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Ruhengeri.

Things to do in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Ruhengeri, Rwanda

— 3 nights
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. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Karisoke Research Center - Dian Fossey Camp, contemplate the long history of Iby'iwacu Cultural Village, stop by Umuzabibu Mwiza - Home to Handspun Hope, and paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Ruhengeri trip planner.

You can drive from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to Ruhengeri in 2.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to Ruhengeri. In September, daily temperatures in Ruhengeri can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kigali.

Things to do in Ruhengeri

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Adventure

Side Trips

Kigali, Rwanda

— 8 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.
Spend the 17th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Kigali Genocide Memorial, contemplate the long history of Ntarama Church, take in the exciting artwork at Abien Arts Center, and admire the masterpieces at MAMA Rwanda Hostel.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kigali trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Ruhengeri to Kigali by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, Kigali is somewhat warmer than Ruhengeri - with highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Kampala.

Things to do in Kigali

Museums · Shopping · Wildlife · Tours

Kampala, Uganda

— 9 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.
Explore Kampala's surroundings by going to Entebbe (Off-Road Tours, Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Centre, &more) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Jinja). Spend the 19th (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Spend the 26th (Sun) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. The adventure continues: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, steep yourself in history at Kasubi Tombs, push the limits with an extreme tour, and look for gifts at Kona.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Kampala trip planner.

Fly from Kigali to Kampala in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kigali to Kampala. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Kampala

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

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.
Spend the 28th (Tue) surrounded by wildlife at Mara Triangle. Spend the 29th (Wed) surrounded by wildlife at Olare Orok Conservancy. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour and stroll through Mara North Conservancy.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Maasai Mara National Reserve online tour builder.

Getting from Kampala to Maasai Mara National Reserve by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from Kampala in September, plan for colder days in Maasai Mara National Reserve, with highs around 17°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to fly to Naivasha.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Parks · Wildlife · 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.
When in Naivasha, make a side trip to see Lake Nakuru in Lake Nakuru National Park, approximately Lake Nakuru National Park away. Spend the 4th (Mon) exploring nature at Hell's Gate National Park. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lake Naivasha and tour the pleasant surroundings at Crescent Island Game Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Naivasha trip planning app.

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 somewhat warmer days in Naivasha, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Watamu.

Things to do in Naivasha

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Watamu: Kilifi (3 Degrees South & Good Samaritan Nature and Culture Reserve). Spend the 8th (Fri) exploring nature at Watamu National Marine Park. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Gede Ruins, experience rural life at Bio-Ken Snake Farm, contemplate the waterfront views at Mida Creek, and get outside with Isola dell'Amore.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Watamu travel planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Naivasha to Watamu takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and car. Traveling from Naivasha in October, expect nights in Watamu to be much warmer, around 28°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Diani Beach.

Things to do in Watamu

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Diani Beach, Kenya

— 5 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.
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 12th (Tue) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Diani Beach, see exotic creatures in open habitats at Jackal Adventure Safaris, view the masterpieces at Diani Beach Art Gallery, and delve into the lush surroundings at Kaya Kinondo Sacred Forest.

To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Diani Beach tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Watamu to Diani Beach by combination of car and ferry takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of taxi, bus, ferry, and car. Traveling from Watamu in October, Diani Beach is a bit cooler at night with lows of 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Mombasa.

Things to do in Diani Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Mombasa, Kenya

— 5 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.
Spend the 17th (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Spend the 20th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Haller Park, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Nyali Beach, and see Off-Road Tours.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Mombasa visit planning site.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Diani Beach to Mombasa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi. In October, daily temperatures in Mombasa can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Tsavo National Park East.

Things to do in Mombasa

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Tsavo National Park East, Kenya

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Tsavo East.

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Traveling by combination of train and car from Mombasa to Tsavo National Park East takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, train, and car. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow time for travel to Samburu National Reserve.

Things to do in Tsavo National Park East

Parks · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip

Samburu National Reserve, Kenya

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): see exotic creatures in open habitats at Elephant Watch Camp & Safaris. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Shaba National Reserve.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Samburu National Reserve visit planning app.

Getting from Tsavo National Park East to Samburu National Reserve by combination of car, train, and flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car, train, and flight. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Nairobi.

Things to do in Samburu National Reserve

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours
Highlights from your trip

Nairobi, Kenya

— 7 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.
Spend the 24th (Sun) exploring nature at Nairobi National Park. Spend the 28th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Giraffe Centre, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, admire the landmark architecture of African Heritage House, and see Off-Road Tours.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Nairobi trip planner.

Fly from Samburu National Reserve to Nairobi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. On the 30th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Nairobi

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

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.

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.

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.