16 days in Tanzania, Uganda & Kenya Itinerary

16 days in Tanzania, Uganda & Kenya Itinerary

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16 days in Tanzania, Uganda & Kenya Itinerary

Start: Bern, Switzerland
+2
train + foot + Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Nairobi, Kenya
— 1 night
shuttle:  2​h
2
Naivasha, Kenya
— 1 day
Drive:  6​h
3
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
4
Kampala, Uganda
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
5
Jinja, Uganda
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h 30​min
6
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
8
Tarangire National Park, Tanzania
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  21​h 30​min
End: Bern, Switzerland

1
night
Nairobi, Kenya

Nairobi ©
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.
On the 10th (Mon), see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then stroll through David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, and then stop by Utamaduni Craft Centre.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Nairobi online trip itinerary planner .

Bern, Switzerland to Nairobi is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern African Time (EAT), which is usually a 2 hour difference. In February, Nairobi is much hotter than Bern - with highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to take a shuttle to Naivasha.

Things to do in Nairobi

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David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ©
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
Safaris

1
day
Naivasha, Kenya

Naivasha ©
Nestled on the shore of the eponymous lake, the market town of Naivasha boasts an enviable location and serves as gateway to several national parks, including Hell's Gate--inspiration for the landscapes of Disney's "The Lion King." Boating among the hippos of the vast, placid lake; camping; and bird-watching top the list of things to do in Naivasha.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hell's Gate National Park.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Naivasha online visit planner .

You can take a shuttle from Nairobi to Naivasha in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Nairobi in February, expect little chillier with lows of 13°C in Naivasha. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Naivasha

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Hell's Gate National Park ©
Hell's Gate National Park

4
nights
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

Maasai Mara National Reserve ©
Home to the Great Migration and Africa's exceptional wildlife, Maasai Mara is a must on a Kenya itinerary.
Spend the 12th (Wed) surrounded by wildlife at Mara Triangle. Spend the 14th (Fri) surrounded by wildlife at Olare Orok Conservancy. There's more to do: take an exotic tour of a safari tour and tour the pleasant surroundings at Musiara Swamp.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Maasai Mara National Reserve trip tool .

You can drive from Naivasha to Maasai Mara National Reserve in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, bus, and car. Traveling from Naivasha in February, expect nights in Maasai Mara National Reserve to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are little chillier, around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Kampala.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

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Olare Orok Conservancy ©
Olare Orok Conservancy
Mara Triangle ©
Mara Triangle
Musiara Swamp ©
Musiara Swamp

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sun): get to know the resident critters at Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Centre and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Kampala trip maker tool .

Do a combination of car and flight from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Kampala in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. In February, Kampala is somewhat warmer than Maasai Mara National Reserve - with highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can catcht the bus to Jinja.

Things to do in Kampala

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Centre
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Safaris
Walking tours

1
night
Jinja, Uganda

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 17th (Mon), look for gifts at Jinja Art Studio, contemplate the long history of Source of the Nile - Speke Monument, and then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area. Here are some ideas for day two: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Jinja day trip site .

Traveling by bus from Kampala to Jinja takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In February, daily temperatures in Jinja can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Jinja

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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River Rafting & Tubing
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Source of the Nile - Speke Monument ©

2
nights
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Serengeti National Park ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Seronera. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Serengeti National Park and then stroll through Retima Hippo Pool.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Serengeti National Park travel itinerary planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Jinja to Serengeti National Park. In February, Serengeti National Park is a bit cooler than Jinja - with highs of 25°C and lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

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Serengeti National Park ©
Serengeti National Park
Seronera ©
Seronera
Retima Hippo Pool ©
Retima Hippo Pool

2
nights
Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

Ngorongoro Conservation Area ©
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.
On the 21st (Fri), explore the striking landscape at Ngorongoro Crater. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to The Engare Sero Footprint Site.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Ngorongoro Conservation Area trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area takes 2.5 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Sat) before leaving for Tarangire National Park.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

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Ngorongoro Crater ©
Ngorongoro Crater

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night
Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

Tarangire National Park ©
On the 23rd (Sun), explore the striking landscape at Tarangire National Park.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Tarangire National Park itinerary planner .

You can drive from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Tarangire National Park in 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in February, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tarangire National Park

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Tarangire National Park ©
Tarangire National Park

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