24 days in Africa Itinerary

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Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 5 nights
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Lusaka, Zambia
— 1 night
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Lilongwe, Malawi
— 2 nights
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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
— 3 nights
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Nairobi, Kenya
— 3 nights
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Kigali, Rwanda
— 5 nights
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Bujumbura, Burundi
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Entebbe, Uganda
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Zanzibar City, Tanzania — 5 nights

Discover a myriad of attractions in Zanzibar City, like its World Heritage-listed historic core, charming beach villages, and the modern neighborhood of Ng'ambo.
Venture out of the city with trips to Nungwi (Scuba & Snorkeling, Baraka Natural Aquarium - Nungwi, &more). The adventure continues: head off the coast to Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, relax and rejuvenate at Zanzibar Faith & Aloe Spas, stop by 1001 Organic Spicery (at Hurumzi), and explore the ancient world of Hamamni Persian Baths.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Zanzibar City trip itinerary builder tool.

Kigali, Rwanda to Zanzibar City is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kigali to Zanzibar City. In November, Zanzibar City is a bit warmer than Kigali - with highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Lusaka.
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Lusaka, Zambia — 1 night

Tourism in Lusaka, Zambia's commercial and government center, thrives mostly due to its central location and well-connected airport, making it a gateway for exploring the country's numerous nature reserves and national parks.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): stroll through Chaminuka Game Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at Lusaka Collective, then view the masterpieces at 37D Gallery, then stroll through Lilayi Elephant Nursery, and finally stop by Kabwata Cultural Village.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Lusaka online trip itinerary builder.

Fly from Zanzibar City to Lusaka in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and car; or do a combination of ferry, train, shuttle, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Zanzibar City to Lusaka is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Lilongwe.
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Lilongwe, Malawi — 2 nights

The capital city of Malawi and its largest, Lilongwe serves as an important center of economy and transportation for the area.
On the 18th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Tindoz d'Afrique, appreciate the history behind World War I Memorial, then stroll through Lilongwe Wildlife Centre, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nature Sanctuary, and finally ponder the world of politics at Parliament Building. On the next day, browse the different shops at Old Town Mall, stop by Gems and Jewellery Lanka, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Maula Cathedral.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Lilongwe trip planner.

You can fly from Lusaka to Lilongwe in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to drive to Dar es Salaam.
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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania — 3 nights

Founded in the mid-19th century, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania's largest city, lost the status of the official capital but remains the country's commercial and financial center.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): look for gifts at The Tanzanite Dream, view the masterpieces at Art Garage, and then step off the mainland to explore Mbudya Island. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and then stroll the grounds of Dar Es Salaam War Cemetery.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Dar es Salaam travel route planner.

You can drive from Lilongwe to Dar es Salaam in 23 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lilongwe to Dar es Salaam. In November, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to fly to Nairobi.
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Nairobi, Kenya — 3 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 26th (Sat) exploring nature at Nairobi National Park. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, examine the collection at Karen Blixen Museum, and browse the exhibits of Upepo Photography Gallery.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Nairobi trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Dar es Salaam to Nairobi takes 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. In November, Nairobi is a bit cooler than Dar es Salaam - with highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Kigali.
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Kigali, Rwanda — 5 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 28th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Spend the 29th (Tue) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Kigali Genocide Memorial, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint-Famille Church, take in the exciting artwork at Inema Arts Centre, and stop by Azizi Life Boutique.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kigali itinerary planner.

You can fly from Nairobi to Kigali in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Nairobi to Kigali is minus 1 hour. November in Kigali sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can fly to Bujumbura.
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Bujumbura, Burundi — 1 night

Because of its history, Bujumbura reflects a colonial charm which shows through in its buildings, wide boulevards, and carefree way of life.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rusizi National Park. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Musee Vivant and then appreciate the history behind Livingstone-Stanley Monument.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Bujumbura trip itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Kigali to Bujumbura in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Kigali in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 26°C in Bujumbura. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can fly to Entebbe.
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Entebbe, Uganda — 2 nights

Nestled on Lake Victoria Peninsula, the laid-back town of Entebbe once served as seat of the colonial government, yet remains widely known as the scene of the 1976 Israeli rescue of hostages kidnapped by Palestinian and German plane hijackers.
On the 3rd (Sat), look for gifts at Kampala Fair (in Entebbe), see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then buy something for everyone on your list at Victoria Mall, and finally learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sun): stroll through Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary.

For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Entebbe travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Bujumbura to Entebbe takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Bujumbura to Entebbe due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Bujumbura in December since evenings lows in Entebbe dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.
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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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