15 days in Kampala & Kigali Itinerary

15 days in Kampala & Kigali Itinerary

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15 days in Kampala & Kigali Itinerary

Start: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fly + Drive:  9​h 15​min
1
Kampala, Uganda
— 8 nights
Drive + Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Kigali, Rwanda
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

8
nights
Kampala, Uganda

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like River Rafting & Tubing and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Escape the urban bustle at Gorilla Bookings and StarMount Safaris. Get out of town with these interesting Kampala side-trips: Jinja (Itanda Falls & Nile Reptile Park), Lake Victoria (in Entebbe) and Ssezibwa Falls (in Mukono). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Baha'i Temple, make a trip to Wamala King's Tombs, view the masterpieces at Afriart Gallery, and buy something for everyone on your list at The Acacia Mall.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Kampala online trip itinerary planner .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Kampala is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Eastern African Time (EAT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Dubai, expect colder days and slightly colder nights in Kampala, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Kigali.

Things to do in Kampala

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Entebbe, Jinja, Wamala King's Tombs, Ssezibwa Falls
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Itanda Falls ©
Itanda Falls
Lake Victoria ©
Lake Victoria

6
nights
Kigali, Rwanda

Kigali ©
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.
Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Mt. Kigali. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ntarama Church and The Palace of King Mutara III Rudahigwa. Change things up with a short trip to King's Palace Museum in Butare (about 2 hours away). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Kimironko Market, explore the galleries of Ivuka Arts Studio, look for gifts at Rwanda Clothing Store, and wander the streets of Muslim Quarter.

To find where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kigali tour itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Kampala to Kigali in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kampala to Kigali. Traveling from Kampala in June, expect little chillier with lows of 19°C in Kigali. On the 14th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kigali

Museums Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

The Palace of King Mutara III Rudahigwa, King's Palace Museum
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King's Palace Museum ©
King's Palace Museum
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Amahoro Stadium ©
Amahoro Stadium

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