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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): see the interesting displays 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 your second day here, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Kigali trip itinerary maker website.

Riga, Latvia to Kigali is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Riga in September, things will get a bit warmer in Kigali: highs are around 32°C and lows about 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Ruhengeri.
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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 5th (Mon) exploring nature at Volcanoes National Park. Spend the 6th (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 find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Ruhengeri road trip site.

Traveling by car from Kigali to Ruhengeri takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, Ruhengeri is little chillier than Kigali - with highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (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 8th (Thu): explore the activities along Kazinga Channel.

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You can drive from Ruhengeri to Kasese in 6 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone changes from Central Africa Time to East Africa Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Ruhengeri in September, expect Kasese to be a bit warmer, temps between 31°C and 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive 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 12th (Mon) exploring nature at Murchison Falls National Park.

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Getting from Kasese to Masindi by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and flight; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Kasese in September since evenings lows in Masindi dip to 21°C. On the 13th (Tue), 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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Wed): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Kampala online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Masindi to Kampala takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nairobi: Lake Nakuru (in Lake Nakuru National Park), Hell's Gate National Park (in Naivasha) and Mount Kenya (in Mount Kenya National Park). Spend the 18th (Sun) exploring nature at Nairobi National Park. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Giraffe Centre and examine the collection at Karen Blixen Museum.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Nairobi trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Kampala to Nairobi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Kampala in September since evenings lows in Nairobi dip to 17°C. On the 22nd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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

4.3
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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