33 days in Kenya, Tanzania & Uganda Itinerary

33 days in Kenya, Tanzania & Uganda Itinerary

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Nairobi, Kenya
— 4 nights
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Naivasha, Kenya
— 1 night
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Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
— 5 nights
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Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 6 nights
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Tarangire National Park, Tanzania
— 1 night
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Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
— 2 nights
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Arusha, Tanzania
— 3 nights
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Moshi, Tanzania
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania
— 2 nights
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Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda
— 2 nights
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— 3 nights
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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.
Spend the 30th (Wed) exploring nature at Nairobi National Park. Spend the 2nd (Fri) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, see Off-Road Tours, buy something for everyone on your list at The Hub Karen, and explore the galleries of Karen Blixen Museum.

For photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Nairobi trip itinerary builder app.

Manchester, UK to Nairobi is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to East Africa Time (EAT) is 3 hours. In June, Nairobi is somewhat warmer than Manchester - with highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Naivasha.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 28 — Jul 2:

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 3rd (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Hell's Gate National Park.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Naivasha tour itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Nairobi to Naivasha takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In July in Naivasha, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Naivasha

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 2 — 3:
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Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

— 5 nights
Home to the Great Migration and Africa's exceptional wildlife, Maasai Mara is a must on a Kenya itinerary.
Spend the 4th (Sun) surrounded by wildlife at Mara Triangle. Spend the 5th (Mon) surrounded by wildlife at Olare Orok Conservancy. The adventure continues: stroll through Musiara Swamp.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Maasai Mara National Reserve journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Naivasha to Maasai Mara National Reserve takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and car. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Thu) to allow time for the flight to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Wildlife · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 3 — 8:

Zanzibar City, Tanzania

— 6 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Zanzibar City side-trips: Paje Beach (in Paje), Bahati Beach Boutique (in Kendwa) and Nungwi Beach (in Nungwi). Spend the 12th (Mon) observing fascinating marine mammals with The Safari Blue. There's lots more to do: head off the coast to Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, pause for some serene contemplation at Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral, explore the ancient world of Hamamni Persian Baths, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah's Rock.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Zanzibar City trip itinerary planning tool.

Fly from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Zanzibar City in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and ferry. In July, daytime highs in Zanzibar City are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Tarangire National Park.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 8 — 14:

Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

— 1 night
On the 15th (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tarangire National Park.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Tarangire National Park trip itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Zanzibar City to Tarangire National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Zanzibar City in July, with highs in Tarangire National Park at 24°C and lows at 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Tarangire National Park

Wildlife · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 15:
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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 16th (Fri): explore the striking landscape 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 admire all the interesting features of Olduvai Gorge.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Tarangire National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area takes 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Arusha.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 17:

Arusha, Tanzania

— 3 nights
Nestled in the verdant foothills of Mount Meru, Arusha remains the primary gateway and jump-off point for safaris into several national parks.
Spend the 18th (Sun) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. Make the 20th (Tue) a memorable day with a climbing tour. There's still lots to do: see Off-Road Tours, browse the eclectic array of goods at Masai Central Market, and stop by Shanga & Shanga Foundation.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Arusha travel site.

Getting from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Arusha by car takes about 3.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to take a shuttle to Moshi.

Things to do in Arusha

Tours · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 17 — 20:

Moshi, Tanzania

— 3 nights
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.
Moshi is known for wildlife, nature, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kilimanjaro Animal C.R.E.W., and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Moshi attractions planner.

Traveling by shuttle from Arusha to Moshi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Kilimanjaro National Park.

Things to do in Moshi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 23:

Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Kilimanjaro.

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Explore your travel options from Moshi to Kilimanjaro National Park with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Things to do in Kilimanjaro National Park

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 25:
Highlights from your trip

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Bwindi Impenetrable National Park trip maker.

Explore your travel options from Kilimanjaro National Park to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park with the Route module. July in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Masindi.

Things to do in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 25 — 27:

Masindi, Uganda

— 3 nights
Masindi is a town in the Western Region of Uganda. Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Murchison Falls National Park. Keep things going 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 find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Masindi trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to Masindi by combination of car and bus takes about 10 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and flight. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in July: high temperatures in Masindi hover around 32°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Masindi

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 27 — 30:

Kenya travel guide

4.3
Nature & Parks · Safaris · National Parks
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
Safaris · Beaches · Geologic Formations
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

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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.