23 days in Rwanda, Uganda & Kenya Itinerary

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
— 3 nights
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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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Kigali Genocide Memorial, then explore the galleries of Niyo Arts Gallery, and then take in the exciting artwork at Inema Arts Centre. Here are some ideas for day two: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Kigali trip planner.

Riga, Latvia to Kigali is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Riga in June, with highs in Kigali at 30°C and lows at 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can drive to Ruhengeri.
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Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Wildlife

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 8th (Thu) exploring nature at Volcanoes National Park. Spend the 9th (Fri) in the pleasant surroundings of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Karisoke Research Center - Dian Fossey Camp.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Ruhengeri road trip website.

Drive from Kigali to Ruhengeri in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Kigali in June; daily highs in Ruhengeri reach 26°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can go by car to Kasese.
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Parks · Wildlife · Nature
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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 next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Kazinga Channel.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Kasese visit planner.

Drive from Ruhengeri to Kasese in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Ruhengeri to Kasese, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Ruhengeri in June, with highs in Kasese at 30°C and lows at 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Masindi.
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Masindi, Uganda — 3 nights

Masindi is a town in the Western Region of Uganda. Venture out of the city with trips to Budongo Central Forest Reserve (in Budongo) and Waterfall Cruises - Murchison Falls (in Murchison Falls National Park). Spend the 15th (Thu) exploring nature at Murchison Falls National Park.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Masindi trip planner.

You can drive from Kasese to Masindi in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Kasese in June, plan for slightly colder nights in Masindi, with lows around 20°C. On the 16th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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.
Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Kampala day trip website.

You can drive from Masindi to Kampala in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Masindi, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Kampala, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to fly 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 Hell's Gate National Park (in Naivasha), Lake Nakuru (in Lake Nakuru National Park) and Mount Kenya (in Mount Kenya National Park). Spend the 21st (Wed) exploring nature at Nairobi National Park. There's more to do: stroll through Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and see the interesting displays at Nairobi National Museum.

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Traveling by flight from Kampala to Nairobi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, Nairobi is slightly colder than Kampala - with highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Rwanda travel guide

4.3
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

4.2
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.
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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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