60 days in Rwanda, Malawi & Tanzania Itinerary

60 days in Rwanda, Malawi & Tanzania Itinerary

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Kigali, Rwanda
— 8 nights
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Ruhengeri, Rwanda
— 3 nights
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Eastern Province, Rwanda
— 1 night
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Mulanje, Malawi
— 1 day
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Moshi, Tanzania
— 7 nights
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Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania
— 3 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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Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
— 4 nights
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Arusha, Tanzania
— 8 nights
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Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 8 nights
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Paje, Tanzania
— 4 nights
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Pemba Island, Tanzania
— 4 nights
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Kigali, Rwanda

— 8 nights
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 still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Kigali Genocide Memorial, take in the exciting artwork at Inema Arts Centre, explore the world behind art at MAMA Rwanda Hostel, and shop like a local with Abien Arts Center.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Kigali trip itinerary planner.

London, UK to Kigali is an approximately 14-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Kigali due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in April, things will get much hotter 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 · Tours

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Ruhengeri, Rwanda

— 3 nights
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: tour the pleasant surroundings at Volcanoes National Park, steep yourself in history at Iby'iwacu Cultural Village, don't miss a visit to Karisoke Research Center - Dian Fossey Camp, and stop by Umuzabibu Mwiza - Home to Handspun Hope.

For maps, ratings, 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 · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 9 — 12:

Eastern Province, Rwanda

— 1 night
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): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Akagera National Park.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, 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 catch the flight to Mulanje.

Things to do in Eastern Province

Nature · Wildlife · Parks
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Mulanje, Malawi

— 1 day
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 find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Mulanje tour itinerary planner.

Fly from Eastern Province to Mulanje in 10 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 fly to Moshi.

Things to do in Mulanje

Nature · Parks
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Moshi, Tanzania

— 7 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.
Step out of Moshi with an excursion to Chagga Museum in Marangu--about 1h 20 min away. Spend the 16th (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Make the 21st (Tue) a stimulating day with a coffee and tea tour. There's still lots to do: shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, take in the natural beauty of Kikuletwa Hotsprings, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kilimanjaro Animal C.R.E.W., and view the masterpieces at Mama Africa Giftshop.

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You can fly from Mulanje to Moshi in 9.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and bus. 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 · Parks

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Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania

— 3 nights
On the 23rd (Thu), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Mount Kilimanjaro.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, 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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Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

— 1 night
On the 26th (Sun), explore the striking landscape of Tarangire National Park.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, 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 4.5 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

Nature · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 25 — 26:
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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 27th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Ngorongoro Crater. On the next day, make a trip to The Engare Sero Footprint Site.

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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
Find places to stay Apr 26 — 28:

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

— 4 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.
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 fly to Arusha.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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Arusha, Tanzania

— 8 nights
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). On the 4th (Mon), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's still lots to do: shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, buy something for everyone on your list at AIM Mall, see the interesting displays at The Tanzanite Experience, and add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Arusha road trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Serengeti National Park to Arusha takes 2.5 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 fly to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Arusha

Tours · Outdoors · Shopping · Nature

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Find places to stay May 2 — 10:

Zanzibar City, Tanzania

— 8 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.
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, pause for some serene contemplation at Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral, and get to know the fascinating history of Stone Town.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Zanzibar City trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Arusha to Zanzibar City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, 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 · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 10 — 18:

Paje, Tanzania

— 4 nights
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, wildlife, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Paje Beach, glide peacefully along the water with 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 maps, traveler tips, ratings, 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 catch the flight to Pemba Island.

Things to do in Paje

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

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Find places to stay May 18 — 22:

Pemba Island, Tanzania

— 4 nights
Pemba Island is known for nature, beaches, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Misali island, take a peaceful walk through Pemba Flying Fox Forest, stroll through Vumawimbi Beach, and step off the mainland to explore Pemba Island.

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

Traveling by 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 catch the flight to Nungwi.

Things to do in Pemba Island

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay May 22 — 26:

Nungwi, Tanzania

— 4 nights
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: Mnemba Atoll (in Unguja City) and Matemwe Beach (in Matemwe). Next up on the itinerary: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stroll through Mnarani Marine Turtles Conservation Pond, enjoy the sand and surf at Nungwi Beach, and Head underground at Tazari Caves.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Nungwi driving holiday planner.

Getting from Pemba Island to Nungwi by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Pemba Island in May, expect nights in Nungwi to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 34°C. On the 30th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Nungwi

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 26 — 30:

Rwanda travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Nature & Parks · Art Galleries
Land of a Thousand Hills
Tourism in Rwanda experienced a serious boost in the recent years largely thanks to the country's large population of mountain gorillas. One of only two nations in which the enigmatic, critically endangered gorillas can be tracked, Rwanda appeals to adventurous travelers interested in hiking the hills and equatorial jungles inhabited by the endemic species. The people of Rwanda remain positive about their future, and the political stability that has taken hold since the horrors of the 1994 genocide allows a growing number of international tourists to share in the optimism.

Malawi travel guide

4.2
Mountains · Nature & Parks · Churches
Warm Heart of Africa
To find out how Malawi earned its nickname the "Warm Heart of Africa," just head to one of the country's little villages and ask for a place to stay. The reintroduction of lions in 2012 gave a much-needed boost to Malawi tourism sector, with safaris across the diverse natural landscape increasingly more popular and varied. The Great Rift topography gives the country some of its main scenic features, including one of the continent's largest lakes, a focus of many adventurous Malawi holidays.

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.

Zanzibar Island travel guide

3.8
Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling · Islands
Unguja
Experience the bustling Zanzibar Island, the financial and economical metropolis of the Zanzibar Archipelago. Most tours of Zanzibar Island start in Zanzibar Town, where centuries of history are on display in Persian bathhouses, street coffee vendors, and the world's last open slave market in Stone Town, the historical center. Beyond that, attractions on Zanzibar Island include numerous archaeological sites dotted across the area.