60 days in Rwanda, Malawi & Tanzania Itinerary

60 days in Rwanda, Malawi & Tanzania Itinerary

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Start: London, United Kingdom
Train + Fly:  11 h 45 min
1
Kigali, Rwanda
— 8 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Ruhengeri, Rwanda
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Eastern Province, Rwanda
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8 h 30 min
4
Mulanje, Malawi
— 1 day
+2
Drive + Fly + Taxi:  7 h 15 min
5
Moshi, Tanzania
— 7 nights
Drive:  2 h
6
Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
7
Tarangire National Park, Tanzania
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h
8
Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
9
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
— 4 nights
Fly:  1 h 15 min
10
Arusha, Tanzania
— 8 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
11
Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 8 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
12
Paje, Tanzania
— 4 nights
+2
Taxi + Fly + Taxi:  2 h 15 min
13
Pemba Island, Tanzania
— 4 nights
+2
Taxi + Fly + Taxi:  2 h 15 min
14
Nungwi, Tanzania
— 4 nights
+2
Taxi + Fly + Train:  14 h 30 min
End: London, United Kingdom

8
nights
Kigali, Rwanda

Kigali ©
A vacation in Kigali, Rwanda's capital city and economic hub, lets you experience the very heart of a landlocked country from a pleasant, safe, and organized base point.
When in Kigali, make a side trip to see The Palace of King Mutara III Rudahigwa in Nyanza, approximately Nyanza away. Spend the 3rd (Fri) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Kigali Genocide Memorial, take in the exciting artwork at Niyo Arts Gallery, explore the galleries of Abien Arts Center, and hunt for treasures at Kimironko Market.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Kigali travel itinerary planner.

London, UK to Kigali is an approximately 14- hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central Africa Time (CAT) is 2 hours. Traveling from London in April, things will get much warmer in Kigali: highs are around 30°C and lows about 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Ruhengeri.

Things to do in Kigali

Museums Shopping Wildlife

Side Trip

Nyanza
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Kigali Genocide Memorial ©
Kigali Genocide Memorial
Niyo Arts Gallery ©
Niyo Arts Gallery
Inema Arts Centre ©
Inema Arts Centre

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nights
Ruhengeri, Rwanda

Ruhengeri ©
Most tourism in Ruhengeri revolves around the famous national park, which shelters mountain gorillas of the volcanic Virunga range.
When in Ruhengeri, make a side trip to see Congo Nile Trail in Rubavu, approximately Rubavu away. The adventure continues: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Volcanoes National Park, stop by Umuzabibu Mwiza - Home to Handspun Hope, don't miss a visit to Karisoke Research Center - Dian Fossey Camp, and steep yourself in history at Iby'iwacu Cultural Village.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Ruhengeri online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Kigali to Ruhengeri takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Kigali in April, expect nights in Ruhengeri to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are slightly colder, around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Eastern Province.

Things to do in Ruhengeri

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Congo Nile Trail, Iby'iwacu Cultural Village
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Volcanoes National Park ©
Volcanoes National Park
Congo Nile Trail ©
Congo Nile Trail
Umuzabibu Mwiza - Home to Handspun Hope ©
Umuzabibu Mwiza - Home to Handspun Hope

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Eastern Province, Rwanda

Eastern Province ©
Eastern Province is the largest, the most populous and the least densely populated of Rwanda's five provinces. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Akagera National Park.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Eastern Province attractions tool.

Traveling by car from Ruhengeri to Eastern Province takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Ruhengeri in April: highs in Eastern Province hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mulanje.

Things to do in Eastern Province

Wildlife Nature Parks
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Akagera National Park ©
Akagera National Park

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Mulanje, Malawi

Mulanje ©
Mulanje is a town in the Southern Region, Malawi close to the border of Mozambique. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Mulanje.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Mulanje tour itinerary planner.

Do a combination of car and flight from Eastern Province to Mulanje in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. April in Mulanje sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Moshi.

Things to do in Mulanje

Nature Parks
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Mount Mulanje ©
Mount Mulanje

7
nights
Moshi, Tanzania

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.
When in Moshi, make a side trip to see Chagga Museum in Marangu, approximately Marangu away. There's still lots to do: shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kilimanjaro Animal C.R.E.W., pedal to the sights with Origin Trails, and explore the activities along Kikuletwa Hotsprings.

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You can do a combination of car, flight, and taxi from Mulanje to Moshi in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Africa Time to East Africa Time is 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Kilimanjaro National Park.

Things to do in Moshi

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Chagga Museum
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Climbing Tours
Safaris
Kikuletwa Hotsprings ©
Kikuletwa Hotsprings

3
nights
Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania

Kilimanjaro National Park
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To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kilimanjaro National Park day trip planning app.

Explore your travel options from Moshi to Kilimanjaro National Park with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow time for the flight to Tarangire National Park.

Things to do in Kilimanjaro National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Mount Kilimanjaro
Mount Kilimanjaro
Mount Kibo
Mount Kibo

1
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Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

Tarangire National Park ©
On the 26th (Sun), take in the dramatic natural features at Tarangire National Park.

To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Tarangire National Park road trip planner.

Getting from Kilimanjaro National Park to Tarangire National Park by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. In April, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Tarangire National Park

Wildlife Nature Parks
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Tarangire National Park ©
Tarangire National Park

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Ngorongoro Crater. On the next day, make a trip to The Engare Sero Footprint Site.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Ngorongoro Conservation Area fast, fun, and easy.

Traveling by car from Tarangire National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area takes 4 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Tue) before leaving for Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Nature Parks
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Ngorongoro Crater ©
Ngorongoro Crater
The Engare Sero Footprint Site ©
The Engare Sero Footprint Site

4
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.
Step out of Serengeti National Park with an excursion to Olduvai Gorge in Ngorongoro Conservation Area--about 1h 45 min away. Spend the 30th (Thu) exploring nature at Seronera. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Retima Hippo Pool and contemplate the waterfront views at Grumeti River.

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Drive from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Serengeti National Park in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Arusha.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Olduvai Gorge
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Seronera ©
Seronera
Olduvai Gorge ©
Olduvai Gorge
Retima Hippo Pool ©
Retima Hippo Pool

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Arusha, Tanzania

Nestled in the verdant foothills of Mount Meru, Arusha remains the primary gateway and jump-off point for safaris into several national parks.
Change things up with a short trip to Mt Meru in Arusha National Park (about 1h 40 min away). There's still lots to do: get interesting insight from Tours, look for gifts at Shanga & Shanga Foundation, see the interesting displays at The Tanzanite Experience, and add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Arusha road trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Serengeti National Park to Arusha takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Arusha

Tours Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Mt Meru, Masai Central Market
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Climbing Tours
Cultural Heritage Centre ©
Cultural Heritage Centre
Nature & Wildlife Tours

8
nights
Zanzibar City, Tanzania

Zanzibar City ©
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.
When in Zanzibar City, make a side trip to see Uroa Bay in Uroa, approximately Uroa away. Spend the 11th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: step off the mainland to explore Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, stroll through Cheetah's Rock, explore the ancient world of The Old Fort (Ngome Kongwe), and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Zanzibar City trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Arusha to Zanzibar City takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Arusha in May, expect Zanzibar City to be a bit warmer, temps between 34°C and 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Paje.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Zanzibar Island, Uroa Bay
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Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock
Prison Island - Changuu Private Island ©
Prison Island - Changuu Private Island
Nakupenda Beach
Nakupenda Beach

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Paje, Tanzania

Paje ©
Located on the island of Unguja, the quaint village of Paje lies on a shallow sandy lagoon, which attracts swarms of kitesurfing enthusiasts and marine life lovers.
Paje is known for beaches, adventure, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Jozani Forest, glide peacefully along the water with categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_best_stand_up_paddleboarding_in_the_area, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and get outside with Kite Dream Zanzibar.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Paje online visit planner.

You can drive from Zanzibar City to Paje in 1.5 hours. May in Paje sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Pemba Island.

Things to do in Paje

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Zanzibar Island, Jambiani Beach
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Paje Beach ©
Paje Beach
Jozani Forest ©
Jozani Forest
Scuba & Snorkeling

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Pemba Island, Tanzania

Pemba Island ©
Pemba Island is known for nature, beaches, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Pemba Island, explore the ancient world of Mkama Ndume Ruins at Pujini village., kick back and relax at Kigomasha Peninsula, and delve into the lush surroundings at Ngezi Forest Reserve.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Pemba Island road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Paje to Pemba Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. When traveling from Paje in May, plan for a bit cooler days in Pemba Island, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Nungwi.

Things to do in Pemba Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Pemba Island ©
Pemba Island
Misali island ©
Misali island
Vumawimbi Beach ©
Vumawimbi Beach

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Nungwi, Tanzania

Nungwi ©
Renowned for its sandy coast lined with mangroves and palm trees, Nungwi offers visitors a variety of restaurants, bars, and accommodations.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nungwi: Matemwe Beach (in Matemwe) and Mnemba Atoll (in Unguja City). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Nungwi Beach, stroll through Mnarani Marine Turtles Conservation Pond, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and explore the fascinating underground world of Tazari Caves.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Nungwi day trip planning tool.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Pemba Island to Nungwi takes 2.5 hours. When traveling from Pemba Island in May, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Nungwi: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 26°C at night. On the 30th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Nungwi

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kendwa Beach, Matemwe Beach, Mnemba Atoll
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Nungwi Beach ©
Nungwi Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Kendwa Beach ©
Kendwa Beach

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