23 days in Rwanda, Uganda & Kenya Itinerary

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Kigali, Rwanda
— 3 nights
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Ruhengeri, Rwanda
— 3 nights
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Kasese, Uganda
— 3 nights
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Masindi, Uganda
— 3 nights
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Kampala, Uganda
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Nairobi, Kenya
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Kigali, Rwanda — 3 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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): examine the collection at Kigali Genocide Memorial, then take in the exciting artwork at Niyo Arts Gallery, and then take in the exciting artwork at Inema Arts Centre. On the next day, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kigali trip itinerary planning app.

Riga, Latvia to Kigali is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Riga in August: high temperatures in Kigali hover around 32°C and lows are around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Ruhengeri.
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Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums · Tours

Ruhengeri, Rwanda — 3 nights

Most tourism in Ruhengeri revolves around the famous national park, which shelters mountain gorillas of the volcanic Virunga range.
Spend the 29th (Mon) exploring nature at Volcanoes National Park. Spend the 30th (Tue) in the pleasant surroundings of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. There's more to do: don't miss a visit to Karisoke Research Center - Dian Fossey Camp.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Ruhengeri trip site.

Traveling by car from Kigali to Ruhengeri takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Kigali in August, with highs in Ruhengeri at 26°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kasese.
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Kasese, Uganda — 3 nights

Kasese is a town north of Lake George in the Western Region of Uganda. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Thu): explore the activities along Kazinga Channel.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Kasese trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ruhengeri to Kasese takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Ruhengeri to Kasese is 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Ruhengeri in August, with highs in Kasese at 30°C and lows at 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Masindi.
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Masindi, Uganda — 3 nights

Masindi is a town in the Western Region of Uganda. Get out of town with these interesting Masindi side-trips: Budongo Central Forest Reserve (in Budongo) and Waterfall Cruises - Murchison Falls (in Murchison Falls National Park). Spend the 5th (Mon) exploring nature at Murchison Falls National Park.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Masindi day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Kasese to Masindi takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Kasese in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Masindi, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kampala.
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Kampala, Uganda — 3 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.
On the 7th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Kampala online travel route builder.

Drive from Masindi to Kampala in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Kampala, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Nairobi.
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Nairobi, Kenya — 6 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Lake Nakuru (in Lake Nakuru National Park), Hell's Gate National Park (in Naivasha) and Mount Kenya (in Mount Kenya National Park). Spend the 11th (Sun) exploring nature at Nairobi National Park. It doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Giraffe Centre and see the interesting displays at Karen Blixen Museum.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Nairobi trip planner.

You can fly from Kampala to Nairobi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Kampala in September since evenings lows in Nairobi dip to 17°C. On the 15th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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Rwanda travel guide

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Specialty Museums · National 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.
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Uganda travel guide

4.3
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.
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Kenya travel guide

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Nature & Parks · National Parks · Safaris
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.
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