16 days in Tanzania, Uganda & Kenya Itinerary

16 days in Tanzania, Uganda & Kenya Itinerary

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Train to Genève-Aéroport, Fly to Nairobi
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Nairobi, Kenya
— 1 night
Drive
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Naivasha, Kenya
— 1 day
Drive
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Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
— 4 nights
Fly
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Kampala, Uganda
— 2 nights
Shuttle
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Jinja, Uganda
— 1 night
Drive to Entebbe International Airport, Fly to Seronera Airport
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Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tarangire National Park, Tanzania
— 1 night
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Drive to Kilimanjaro International Airport, Fly to Zürich Airport, Drive to Bern

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Nairobi, Kenya

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit 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 reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Nairobi travel route builder.

Bern, Switzerland to Nairobi is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Bern to Nairobi due to the time zone difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Bern in February: high temperatures in Nairobi hover around 32°C and lows are around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to drive to Naivasha.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
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Naivasha, Kenya

— 1 day
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 photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Naivasha driving holiday tool.

Getting from Nairobi to Naivasha by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a shuttle. Traveling from Nairobi in February, plan for slightly colder nights in Naivasha, with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Naivasha

Nature · Parks
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Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

— 4 nights
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. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Musiara Swamp and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

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You can drive from Naivasha to Maasai Mara National Reserve in 5.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and car. While traveling from Naivasha, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Maasai Mara National Reserve, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kampala.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors
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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.
On the 15th (Sat), take an exotic tour of a safari tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Centre and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kampala trip itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Kampala in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Maasai Mara National Reserve in February, things will get a bit warmer in Kampala: highs are around 32°C and lows about 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Jinja.

Things to do in Kampala

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

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Jinja, Uganda

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Source of the Nile - Speke Monument. Here are some ideas for day two: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Jinja online itinerary planner.

You can take a shuttle from Kampala to Jinja in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In February, daytime highs in Jinja are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 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 · Adventure · Tours · Historic Sites
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Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seronera. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Thu): stroll through Retima Hippo Pool.

To find more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Serengeti National Park trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Jinja to Serengeti National Park. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Jinja in February, with highs in Serengeti National Park at 25°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Ngorongoro Crater. On the next day, make a trip to The Engare Sero Footprint Site.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Ngorongoro Conservation Area travel planning tool.

Getting from Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area by car takes about 2.5 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Tarangire National Park.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Nature · Parks
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Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tarangire National Park.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Tarangire National Park planner.

Getting from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Tarangire National Park by car takes about 4 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Tarangire National Park can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tarangire National Park

Nature · Wildlife · Parks
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Kenya travel guide

4.3
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.

Uganda travel guide

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Nature & Parks · River Rafting & Tubing · National Parks
Pearl of Africa
Though small in area, Uganda represents one of the most populated landlocked countries in the world. You can feel this in the lakeside capital, but so much of the country remains untamed and untamable, with great lakes and towering mountains chief among the wilder sights. A recent troubled past delayed the growth of tourism in Uganda, but visitors now arrive in larger numbers, primarily drawn by the diverse wildlife that inhabits the country's mountains and forests. Notably, Uganda houses half of the world's population of mountain gorillas.

Tanzania travel guide

4.1
Geologic Formations · Beaches · Safaris
Though the size and scale of Tanzania may be overwhelming, the people make it a personable and easy-going place to visit. The bigger cities not only offer good connections to the main natural attractions, but also feature bustling markets where locals sell fresh produce, snacks, and crafts. Smaller villages retain their long-held customs, beliefs, and artistic traditions. With the continent's highest peak, and some of the most animal-rich safaris available, Tanzania holidays tend to dart between the big and bold, and the personal and low-key.