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.
Escape the urban bustle at Nairobi National Park and Flaneur 254 Travels. Explore hidden gems such as Oloolua Nature Trail and Elephant Hill. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Giraffe Centre, get a bird's-eye view with Air Tours, examine the collection at Karen Blixen Museum, and view the masterpieces at Fundii Centre for the Arts.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Nairobi itinerary planner.

Newark, USA to Nairobi is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Traveling from Newark to Nairobi, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Newark in January: high temperatures in Nairobi hover around 79°F and lows are around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Kilimanjaro National Park.
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Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania — 2 nights

Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Kilimanjaro and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Kilimanjaro National Park trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Nairobi to Kilimanjaro National Park with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can 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.
On the 8th (Sun), contemplate the geological forces at Ol Doinyo Lengai, then explore the striking landscape at Ngurdoto Crater, then take in the dramatic scenery at Mount Meru Waterfall, and finally surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Here are some ideas for day two: get impressive views of Mt Meru, see Off-Road Tours, then examine the collection at The Tanzanite Experience, and finally browse the exhibits of Isle of Jewels.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Arusha route planning site.

Traveling by bus from Kilimanjaro National Park to Arusha takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi. In January, daytime highs in Arusha are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car 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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): 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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to The Engare Sero Footprint Site and then contemplate the long history of Olduvai Gorge.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Ngorongoro Conservation Area sightseeing app.

Drive from Arusha to Ngorongoro Conservation Area in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Mara River and Grumeti River. Get in touch with nature at Seronera and Retima Hippo Pool.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Serengeti National Park trip builder site.

You can drive from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Serengeti National Park in 2.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Serengeti National Park are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time 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 15th (Sun), examine the collection at Sukuma Museum and then buy something for everyone on your list at Rock City Mall. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Pure Gold Gem And Jewellery, explore the different monuments and memorials at European Cemetery, and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Mwanza online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Serengeti National Park to Mwanza takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Serengeti National Park in January: high temperatures in Mwanza hover around 81°F and lows are around 66°F. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off 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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Regina Mundi Cathedral, then contemplate the long history of Musee Vivant, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Reptile Park (Parc des Reptiles).

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Getting from Mwanza to Bujumbura by car takes about 11.5 hours. The time zone changes from East Africa Time (EAT) to Central Africa Time (CAT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Mwanza in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Bujumbura, with lows of 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) 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.
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Explore your travel options from Bujumbura to South Kivu Province with the Route module. On the 21st (Sat), 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.
On the 21st (Sat), browse the exhibits of 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. Keep things going the next day: learn about all things military at Campaign Against Genocide Museum and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Nyamata Church.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Kigali travel planner.

You can fly from South Kivu Province to Kigali in 3.5 hours. January in Kigali sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow 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. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): make a trip to Bisesero Genocide Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Tue): engage your brain at Museum of Environment and then cast your line with Kivu boat tours.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kibuye online journey planner.

Drive from Kigali to Kibuye in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Kigali in January: highs in Kibuye hover around 74°F, while lows dip to 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive 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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): explore the activities along Lake Kivu, then take an exotic tour of Virunga Amani Tours and Travel, and then get interesting insight from Kasitu Eco Tours.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Goma journey builder.

You can drive from Kibuye to Goma in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Kibuye in January, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 71°F in Goma. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) 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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Volcanoes National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Iby'iwacu Cultural Village, then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Burera and Lake Ruhondo.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Ruhengeri trip builder.

You can drive from Goma to Ruhengeri in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Goma in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Ruhengeri, with lows of 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to drive to Kisoro.
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Kisoro, Uganda — 2 nights

Natural wonders define Kisoro.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Mutanda, trek along Batwa Trail, and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.

For ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kisoro road trip app.

You can drive from Ruhengeri to Kisoro in an hour. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ruhengeri to Kisoro. In January in Kisoro, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 57°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
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Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda — 1 night

On the 30th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Bwindi Impenetrable National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kisoro to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park takes 1.5 hours. January in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park.
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Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Katwe Tourism Information Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: witness a stunning natural landmark at Katic Safaris, then explore the striking landscape of Queen's Pavillon, and then stroll through Kyambura Game Reserve (Kyambura Gorge).

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Queen Elizabeth National Park visit app.

Getting from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to Queen Elizabeth National Park by car takes about 6 hours. Traveling from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in January, expect Queen Elizabeth National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 86°F and 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can catch the flight 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 2nd (Thu): browse the different shops at Victoria Mall, then see what you can catch with Wild Frontiers Uganda Safaris, and then take in the exciting artwork at Entebbe Crafts Village. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the resident critters at Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Centre, take in nature's colorful creations at Entebbe Botanic Gardens, and then explore the activities along Lake Victoria.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Entebbe online attractions planner.

Fly from Queen Elizabeth National Park to Entebbe in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and ferry. When traveling from Queen Elizabeth National Park in February, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Entebbe: temperatures range from 82°F by day to 68°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to go by car 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 4th (Sat): take an exotic tour of a safari tour. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Munyonyo Martyrs' Shrine, then see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gaddafi National Mosque.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kampala trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Entebbe to Kampala in an hour. Another option is to take a shuttle. In February, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) 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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Nile Reptile Park, then contemplate the long history of Source of the Nile - Speke Monument, and then take an in-depth tour of Source of the Nile Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Victoria Nile and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Jinja day trip planning site.

You can take a shuttle from Kampala to Jinja in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. February in Jinja sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 64°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car 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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Fort Patiko - Baker's Fort. Keep things going the next day: stop by Wawoto Kacel Cooperative Society and then pause for some serene contemplation at St Josephs Catholic Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Gulu trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Jinja to Gulu in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of flight, ferry, and car. Traveling from Jinja in February, expect Gulu to be a bit warmer, temps between 93°F and 72°F. You'll set off for Lake Nakuru National Park on the 10th (Fri).
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Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): surround yourself with nature on County Simba Safaris Day Tours and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Nakuru.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Lake Nakuru National Park using our trip planner.

You can drive from Gulu to Lake Nakuru National Park in 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Gulu in February, plan for a bit cooler days in Lake Nakuru National Park, with highs around 84°F, while nights are colder with lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Nairobi.
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Nairobi, Kenya — 1 night

Green City in the Sun

Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Karen Blixen Coffee Garden and Cottages and then surround yourself with nature on ToKenya.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Nairobi vacation planner.

You can drive from Lake Nakuru National Park to Nairobi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and shuttle. Traveling from Lake Nakuru National Park in February, plan for a bit warmer nights in Nairobi, with lows around 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.
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