44 days in Africa Itinerary

44 days in Africa Itinerary

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Nairobi, Kenya
— 4 nights
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Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania
— 2 nights
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Arusha, Tanzania
— 2 nights
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Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
— 2 nights
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Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
— 3 nights
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Mwanza, Tanzania
— 2 nights
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Bujumbura, Burundi
— 2 nights
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South Kivu Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo
— 2 nights
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Kigali, Rwanda
— 2 nights
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Kibuye, Rwanda
— 2 nights
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Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo
— 1 night
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Ruhengeri, Rwanda
— 2 nights
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Kisoro, Uganda
— 2 nights
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Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda
— 1 night
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Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda
— 2 nights
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Entebbe, Uganda
— 2 nights
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Kampala, Uganda
— 2 nights
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Jinja, Uganda
— 2 nights
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Gulu, Uganda
— 2 nights
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Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya
— 2 nights
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Nairobi, Kenya
— 1 night
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Nairobi, Kenya — 4 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Oloolua Nature Trail and Flaneur 254 Travels. Karen Blixen Museum and Nairobi National Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Spend the 8th (Sat) exploring nature at Nairobi National Park. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Giraffe Centre, take in the architecture and atmosphere at All Saints Cathedral, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and take in the awesome beauty at Elephant Hill.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Nairobi vacation site.

Newark, USA to Nairobi is an approximately 25-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Newark to Nairobi. Traveling from Newark in April, things will get a bit warmer in Nairobi: highs are around 78°F and lows about 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kilimanjaro National Park.
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Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania — 2 nights

Your day by day itinerary now includes Mount Kilimanjaro. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Kilimanjaro and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kilimanjaro National Park trip itinerary maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Nairobi to Kilimanjaro National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Arusha.
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Arusha, Tanzania — 2 nights

Nestled in the verdant foothills of Mount Meru, Arusha remains the primary gateway and jump-off point for safaris into several national parks.
You've added Mount Meru Waterfall, Ngurdoto Crater, Ol Doinyo Lengai, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 14th (Fri), get impressive views of Ol Doinyo Lengai, then take in the dramatic natural features at Ngurdoto Crater, then admire the sheer force of Mount Meru Waterfall, and finally get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the geological forces at Mt Meru, then see Off-Road Tours, then examine the collection at The Tanzanite Experience, and finally see the interesting displays at Isle of Jewels.

To find other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Arusha online tour itinerary planner.

You can take a bus from Kilimanjaro National Park to Arusha in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi. April in Arusha sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
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Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania — 2 nights

You can discover Tanzania's varied plant and animal life on a tour of Ngorongoro Conservation Area, a World Heritage Site known for its massive volcanic caldera.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Tarangire National Park as well as Lake Manyara. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): explore the activities along Lake Manyara, then explore the striking landscape at Tarangire National Park, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Ngorongoro Crater. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to The Engare Sero Footprint Site and then admire all the interesting features of Olduvai Gorge.

Plan a Ngorongoro Conservation Area trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can drive from Arusha to Ngorongoro Conservation Area in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to Serengeti National Park.
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Serengeti National Park, Tanzania — 3 nights

Few adventures in the world invoke such vivid natural imagery as a trip to Serengeti National Park, a World Heritage Site known for its diverse animal life and memorable scenery.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Grumeti River. Visiting Seronera and Mara River will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: stroll through Retima Hippo Pool.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Serengeti National Park trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Serengeti National Park takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to fly to Mwanza.
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Mwanza, Tanzania — 2 nights

Mwanza is a mid-sized port city on the southern shores of Lake Victoria in northwestern Tanzania. On the 21st (Fri), examine the collection at Sukuma Museum and then buy something for everyone on your list at Rock City Mall. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Pure Gold Gem And Jewellery, then explore the different monuments and memorials at European Cemetery, and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Mwanza trip app.

Traveling by flight from Serengeti National Park to Mwanza takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. April in Mwanza sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 67°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Bujumbura.
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Bujumbura, Burundi — 2 nights

Because of its history, Bujumbura reflects a colonial charm which shows through in its buildings, wide boulevards, and carefree way of life.
On the 24th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Regina Mundi Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Musee Vivant, and then stroll through Reptile Park (Parc des Reptiles).

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Bujumbura day trip planning website.

You can drive from Mwanza to Bujumbura in 11.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Mwanza to Bujumbura is minus 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Mwanza in April since evenings lows in Bujumbura dip to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to South Kivu Province.
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One of the Democratic Republic of the Congo's 26 provinces, South Kivu is not a highly frequented tourist destination, but for the well-seasoned traveler it offers a few hidden gems scattered within its territory.
To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our South Kivu Province road trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Bujumbura to South Kivu Province. On the 27th (Thu), you're off to Kigali.
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Kigali, Rwanda — 2 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 27th (Thu): view the masterpieces at Mama Rwanda Village, then see the interesting displays at Kigali Genocide Memorial, then look for gifts at Azizi Life Boutique, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint-Famille Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Campaign Against Genocide Museum and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Nyamata Church.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Kigali online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from South Kivu Province to Kigali takes 3.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Kigali can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kibuye.
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Kibuye, Rwanda — 2 nights

Kibuye is a city in Karongi District, and the headquarters of the Western Province in Rwanda.LocationThe city lies on the eastern shores of Lake Kivu, between Gisenyi and Cyangugu, approximately 135km, by road, west of Kigali, the capital and largest city in the country. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Bisesero Genocide Memorial. On the 30th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get curious at Museum of Environment and then see what you can catch with Kivu boat tours.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Kibuye road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Kigali to Kibuye takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Kigali in April, you will find days in Kibuye are a bit cooler (73°F), and nights are about the same (62°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can go by car to Goma.
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Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo — 1 night

Nestled between two opposites--a lake and a volcano--Goma represents an adventurous vacation spot.
On the 1st (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kivu, see Virunga Amani Tours and Travel, and then surround yourself with nature on Kasitu Eco Tours.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Goma tour builder website.

Getting from Kibuye to Goma by car takes about 2.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Kibuye in May since evenings lows in Goma dip to 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Ruhengeri.
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Ruhengeri, Rwanda — 2 nights

Most tourism in Ruhengeri revolves around the famous national park, which shelters mountain gorillas of the volcanic Virunga range.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Volcanoes National Park. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Iby'iwacu Cultural Village, see Off-Road Tours, and then explore the activities along Lake Burera and Lake Ruhondo.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Ruhengeri itinerary builder website.

Drive from Goma to Ruhengeri in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Goma in May: high temperatures in Ruhengeri hover around 71°F and lows are around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kisoro.
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Kisoro, Uganda — 2 nights

Natural wonders define Kisoro.
You've now added Lake Mutanda to your itinerary. On the 4th (Thu), explore the activities along Lake Mutanda, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Batwa Trail, and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.

To see photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kisoro vacation planner.

You can drive from Ruhengeri to Kisoro in an hour. The time zone difference when traveling from Ruhengeri to Kisoro is 1 hour. In May in Kisoro, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
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Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park online tour planner.

Getting from Kisoro to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Queen Elizabeth National Park.
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Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): witness a stunning natural landmark at Katwe Tourism Information Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the natural beauty of Katic Safaris, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Queen's Pavillon, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kyambura Game Reserve (Kyambura Gorge).

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Queen Elizabeth National Park vacation maker tool.

Drive from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to Queen Elizabeth National Park in 6 hours. Traveling from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Queen Elizabeth National Park: highs are around 82°F and lows about 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to 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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): browse the different shops at Victoria Mall, then see what you can catch with Wild Frontiers Uganda Safaris, and then view the masterpieces at Entebbe Crafts Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Wed): get to know the resident critters at Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Centre, then admire the natural beauty at Entebbe Botanic Gardens, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Victoria.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Entebbe online day trip planner.

You can fly from Queen Elizabeth National Park to Entebbe in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Queen Elizabeth National Park in May, expect Entebbe to be a bit cooler, temps between 77°F and 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kampala.
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Kampala, Uganda — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. On the 12th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Munyonyo Martyrs' Shrine, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gaddafi National Mosque.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Kampala holiday maker site.

Getting from Entebbe to Kampala by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a shuttle. In May, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can catch the shuttle to Jinja.
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Jinja, Uganda — 2 nights

Adventure Capital of East Africa

Travelers looking for an adrenaline boost flock to Jinja, a bustling town on the shores of Lake Victoria, known as the source of the White Nile.
On the 13th (Sat), stroll through Nile Reptile Park, steep yourself in history at Source of the Nile - Speke Monument, and then get engrossed in the history at Source of the Nile Museum. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Victoria Nile and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Jinja travel route planner.

Take a shuttle from Kampala to Jinja in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, daily temperatures in Jinja can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Gulu.
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Gulu, Uganda — 2 nights

With convenient proximity to numerous attractions, the bustling administrative center of Gulu serves as an excellent jumping-off point for exploration of the region.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): make a trip to Fort Patiko - Baker's Fort. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Wawoto Kacel Cooperative Society and then pause for some serene contemplation at St Josephs Catholic Cathedral.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Gulu itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Jinja to Gulu takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of flight, ferry, and car. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in May, and nighttime lows around 69°F. On the 17th (Wed), you'll travel to Lake Nakuru National Park.
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Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya — 2 nights

On the 18th (Thu), surround yourself with nature on County Simba Safaris Day Tours and then explore the activities along Lake Nakuru.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Lake Nakuru National Park online tour itinerary builder.

You can drive from Gulu to Lake Nakuru National Park in 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Gulu in May, things will get slightly colder in Lake Nakuru National Park: highs are around 76°F and lows about 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Nairobi.
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Nairobi, Kenya — 1 night

Green City in the Sun

Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Karen Blixen Coffee Garden and Cottages and then get interesting insight from ToKenya.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Nairobi day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Lake Nakuru National Park to Nairobi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and shuttle. Traveling from Lake Nakuru National Park in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Nairobi, with lows around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel back home.
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