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
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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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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 27th (Mon) exploring nature at Nairobi National Park. Spend the 29th (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: stroll through David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, browse the different shops at The Hub Karen, see the interesting displays at Nairobi National Museum, and see Off-Road Tours.

To see traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Nairobi trip planner.

Manchester, UK to Nairobi is an approximately 14-hour flight. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Manchester to Nairobi due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Manchester in June; daily highs in Nairobi reach 26°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Naivasha.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 25 — 29:

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Hell's Gate National Park.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Naivasha attractions tool.

Getting from Nairobi to Naivasha by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a shuttle. Expect slightly colder evenings in Naivasha when traveling from Nairobi in June, with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Naivasha

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 29 — 30:
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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 1st (Fri) surrounded by wildlife at Mara Triangle. Spend the 2nd (Sat) surrounded by wildlife at Olare Orok Conservancy. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mara North Conservancy.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Maasai Mara National Reserve journey maker.

Traveling by car from Naivasha to Maasai Mara National Reserve takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and car. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 5:

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zanzibar City: Nungwi Beach (in Nungwi), Paje Beach (in Paje) and Bahati Beach Boutique (in Kendwa). Spend the 9th (Sat) observing fascinating marine mammals with The Safari Blue. There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, steep yourself in history at House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church Cathedral, and explore the ancient world of Hamamni Persian Baths.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Zanzibar City journey maker app.

Getting from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Zanzibar City by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, bus, and ferry. In July, daytime highs in Zanzibar City are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Tarangire National Park.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 5 — 11:

Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Tarangire National Park.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Tarangire National Park road trip tool.

You can fly from Zanzibar City to Tarangire National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Zanzibar City in July; daily highs in Tarangire National Park reach 24°C and lows reach 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Tarangire National Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 12:
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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.
On the 13th (Wed), take in the dramatic natural features at Ngorongoro Crater. On the next day, don't miss a visit to The Engare Sero Footprint Site and then explore and take pictures at Olduvai Gorge.

For ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Ngorongoro Conservation Area trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tarangire National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area takes 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Arusha.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 14:

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 15th (Fri) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. Make the 17th (Sun) a memorable day with a climbing tour. And it doesn't end there: take a memorable tour with Tours, browse the eclectic array of goods at Masai Central Market, and stop by Shanga & Shanga Foundation.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Arusha trip builder.

You can drive from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Arusha in 3.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Moshi.

Things to do in Arusha

Tours · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 14 — 17:

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, get interesting insight from Tours, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Kilimanjaro Animal C.R.E.W..

To find other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Moshi trip maker tool.

Traveling by shuttle from Arusha to Moshi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kilimanjaro National Park.

Things to do in Moshi

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 20:

Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania

— 2 nights
On the 21st (Thu), take in the awesome beauty at Mount Kilimanjaro.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, read Kilimanjaro National Park day trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Moshi to Kilimanjaro National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Things to do in Kilimanjaro National Park

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 22:
Highlights from your trip

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda

— 2 nights
On the 23rd (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park trip itinerary site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kilimanjaro National Park to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. In July in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 13°C at night. On the 24th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Masindi.

Things to do in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 22 — 24:

Masindi, Uganda

— 3 nights
Masindi is a town in the Western Region of Uganda. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): 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.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Masindi travel route planning app.

Do a combination of car and bus from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to Masindi in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in July, things will get a bit warmer in Masindi: highs are around 32°C and lows about 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Masindi

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 24 — 27:

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

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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.