23 days in Kampala & Kigali Itinerary

23 days in Kampala & Kigali Itinerary

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Kampala, Uganda
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Kigali, Rwanda
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Kampala, Uganda — 11 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Jinja (Cuupa Arts Gallery, River Rafting & Tubing, &more) and Entebbe (Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Centre, Kampala Fair (in Entebbe), &more). Spend the 6th (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Spend the 9th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, view the masterpieces at Afriart Gallery, explore the galleries of Gallery Antique, and make a trip to Uganda Martyrs National Shrine.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Kampala tour builder site.

Austin, USA to Kampala is an approximately 25-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Austin to Kampala. Traveling from Austin in October, expect nights in Kampala to be about the same, around 66°F, while days are slightly colder, around 79°F. On the 15th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kampala.
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Kampala, Uganda

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You'll set off for Kigali on the 15th (Sat).
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Kigali, Rwanda — 9 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 (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Spend the 18th (Tue) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Kigali Genocide Memorial, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nyamata Church, browse the exhibits of Ivuka Arts Studio, and steep yourself in history at Ntarama Church.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kigali driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Kampala to Kigali in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from East Africa Time (EAT) to Central Africa Time (CAT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in October, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.
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