23 days in Kenya, Tanzania & Uganda Itinerary

23 days in Kenya, Tanzania & Uganda Itinerary

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Fly to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Drive to Naivasha
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Naivasha, Kenya
— 1 night
Drive
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Nairobi, Kenya
— 4 nights
Fly
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Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 4 nights
Fly
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Tarangire National Park, Tanzania
— 1 night
Drive
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Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
— 2 nights
Drive
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Arusha, Tanzania
— 2 nights
Shuttle
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Moshi, Tanzania
— 1 night
Drive
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Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda
— 2 nights
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Drive to Kisoro, Bus to Kampala, Bus to Masindi
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Masindi, Uganda
— 3 nights
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Naivasha, Kenya

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Hell's Gate National Park.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Naivasha trip maker.

Manchester, UK to Naivasha is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to East Africa Time is 3 hours. While traveling from Manchester, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Naivasha, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Nairobi.

Things to do in Naivasha

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 27 — 28:
Highlights from your trip

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.
Spend the 30th (Thu) exploring nature at Nairobi National Park. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, see the interesting displays at Nairobi National Museum, stroll the grounds of Nairobi War Cemetery, and stop by Penny Winter Boutique.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Nairobi trip site.

Getting from Naivasha to Nairobi by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a shuttle. In June in Nairobi, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 28 — Jul 2:

Zanzibar City, Tanzania

— 4 nights
Discover a myriad of attractions in Zanzibar City, like its World Heritage-listed historic core, charming beach villages, and the modern neighborhood of Ng'ambo.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zanzibar City: Nungwi (Baraka Natural Aquarium- Nungwi & Nungwi Beach) and Bahati Beach Boutique (in Kendwa). Spend the 5th (Tue) observing fascinating marine mammals with The Safari Blue. There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, stroll around Forodhani Gardens, pause for some serene contemplation at Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral, and don't miss a visit to Big Body With Tatata Spice Farm.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Zanzibar City vacation maker tool.

You can fly from Nairobi to Zanzibar City in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. In July, Zanzibar City is a bit warmer than Nairobi - with highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Tarangire National Park.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 2 — 6:

Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

— 1 night
On the 7th (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tarangire National Park.

Plan my day in Tarangire National Park using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by flight from Zanzibar City to Tarangire National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Zanzibar City in July: high temperatures in Tarangire National Park hover around 24°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Tarangire National Park

Wildlife · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 7:
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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 8th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Ngorongoro Crater. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to The Engare Sero Footprint Site and then steep yourself in history at Olduvai Gorge.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Ngorongoro Conservation Area vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Tarangire National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive to Arusha.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 9:

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 10th (Sun), hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Shanga & Shanga Foundation, then see Off-Road Tours, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Masai Central Market.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Arusha holiday site.

Drive from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Arusha in 3.5 hours. In July in Arusha, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Moshi.

Things to do in Arusha

Tours · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 9 — 11:

Moshi, Tanzania

— 1 night
Situated in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro, the sleepy town of Moshi provides tourist with a safe and pleasant place to stay in while touring the region or braving Africa's highest mountain.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): browse the exhibits of Mama Africa Giftshop, then shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Moshi route planner.

Take a shuttle from Arusha to Moshi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kilimanjaro National Park.

Things to do in Moshi

Outdoors · Tours · Shopping · Spas
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 12:

Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Kilimanjaro.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kilimanjaro National Park online road trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Moshi to Kilimanjaro National Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Things to do in Kilimanjaro National Park

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 14:
Highlights from your trip

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda

— 2 nights
On the 15th (Fri), stroll through Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park trip site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kilimanjaro National Park to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. In July, daily temperatures in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Masindi.

Things to do in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 14 — 16:

Masindi, Uganda

— 3 nights
Masindi is a town in the Western Region of Uganda. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Murchison Falls National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Budongo Central Forest Reserve and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Polish Cemetery Masindi.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Masindi trip website.

Traveling by combination of car and bus from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to Masindi takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. In July, Masindi is somewhat warmer than Bwindi Impenetrable National Park - with highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Masindi

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 16 — 19:

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.

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.

Uganda travel guide

4.2
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.