60 days in Rwanda, Uganda & Tanzania Itinerary

60 days in Rwanda, Uganda & Tanzania Itinerary

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60 days in Rwanda, Uganda & Tanzania Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
Kigali, Rwanda
— 8 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
2
Kabale, Uganda
— 4 nights
bus + Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda
— 1 night
Drive + bus:  5​h
4
Kampala, Uganda
— 8 nights
Drive + Fly:  3​h
5
Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  15​h 15​min
6
Iringa, Tanzania
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
7
Matemwe, Tanzania
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Paje, Tanzania
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 8 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 15​min
10
Moshi, Tanzania
— 8 nights
+3
bus + taxi + Fly + taxi:  2​h 15​min
11
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 15​min
12
Arusha, Tanzania
— 8 nights
Fly:  14​h
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.
Popular historic sites such as Iby'iwacu Cultural Village and The Palace of King Mutara III Rudahigwa are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Nyamata Church and Camp Kigali Memorial. Step out of Kigali with an excursion to Karisoke Research Center - Dian Fossey Camp in Ruhengeri--about 1h 40 min away. Spend the 3rd (Tue) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's lots more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, learn about all things military at Campaign Against Genocide Museum, steep yourself in history at Ntarama Church, and examine the collection at Kigali Genocide Memorial.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Kigali trip planner .

London, UK to Kigali is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Kigali is 2 hours. Traveling from London in March, things will get much warmer in Kigali: highs are around 31°C and lows about 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can catcht the bus to Kabale.

Things to do in Kigali

Museums Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Nyanza, Iby'iwacu Cultural Village, Karisoke Research Center - Dian Fossey Camp
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Niyo Arts Gallery ©
Niyo Arts Gallery
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Safaris

4
nights
Kabale, Uganda

Kabale ©
The sleepy market town of Kabale in Western Uganda, although meagre in sights of its own, boasts close proximity to several national parks, just a couple of miles from the border with Rwanda.
Step off the beaten path and head to Safaris and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Popular historic sites such as Bugona Tree and All Saints Church are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kabale: Mgahinga Gorilla National Park (in Kisoro) and Kisiizi Falls (in Rukungiri). Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Lake Bunyonyi.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Kabale route planner.

Traveling by bus from Kigali to Kabale takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kigali to Kabale. Traveling from Kigali in March, expect nights in Kabale to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are slightly colder, around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Things to do in Kabale

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trips

Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Bugona Tree, Kisiizi Falls
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Lake Bunyonyi ©
Lake Bunyonyi
Safaris
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park ©
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

1
night
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park ©
On the 14th (Sat), walk around Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and then take a peaceful walk through Bwindi Inpenetrable Forest.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Bwindi Impenetrable National Park trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Kabale to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park by combination of bus and car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. March in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kampala.

Things to do in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Nature Parks
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Bwindi Inpenetrable Forest ©
Bwindi Inpenetrable Forest

8
nights
Kampala, Uganda

Kampala enjoys the reputation of a modern city with a buzzing atmosphere--it also serves as a good base point for exploring the surrounding area.
Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and River Rafting & Tubing will get you outdoors. Popular historic sites such as Gaddafi National Mosque and Munyonyo Martyrs' Shrine are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Our Lady of Peace Cathedral (in Lugazi), Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary (in Entebbe) and Jinja (Source of the Nile - Speke Monument & Cuupa Arts Gallery). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, witness a stunning natural landmark at Katwe Tourism Information Centre, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple SSDM Shree Sanatan Dharma Mandal, and see the interesting displays at Uganda Museum.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Kampala trip planner .

You can do a combination of car and bus from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to Kampala in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Kampala, with lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Murchison Falls National Park.

Things to do in Kampala

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Jinja, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda Equator, Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary, Our Lady of Peace Cathedral
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary ©
Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary
Gaddafi National Mosque ©
Gaddafi National Mosque

2
nights
Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda

Murchison Falls National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): admire the sheer force of Murchison Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Nile Delta Cruises - Murchison Falls.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Murchison Falls National Park day trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Kampala to Murchison Falls National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in March, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Iringa.

Things to do in Murchison Falls National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Murchison Falls ©
Murchison Falls
Nile Delta Cruises - Murchison Falls ©

1
night
Iringa, Tanzania

Iringa is a city in Tanzania with a population of 112,900. On the 25th (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Iringa Boma - Regional Museum and Cultural Centre and then go for a walk through Ligereke Rock Paintings. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Isimila Stone Age Site and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To see where to stay and other tourist information, read our Iringa road trip planner .

Drive from Murchison Falls National Park to Iringa in 27 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Murchison Falls National Park in March, with highs in Iringa at 31°C and lows at 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Matemwe.

Things to do in Iringa

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Safaris
Isimila Stone Age Site ©
Isimila Stone Age Site

2
nights
Matemwe, Tanzania

Matemwe ©
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then kick back and relax at Matemwe Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Mnemba Atoll and then kick back and relax at Uroa Bay.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Matemwe trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Iringa to Matemwe takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry. In March, Matemwe is somewhat warmer than Iringa - with highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Paje.

Things to do in Matemwe

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Mnemba Atoll, Uroa Bay
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Matemwe Beach ©
Matemwe Beach
Uroa Bay ©
Uroa Bay
Mnemba Atoll ©
Mnemba Atoll

4
nights
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.
Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Zanzibar Butterfly Centre. You'll get in some beach time at Jambiani Beach and Paje Beach. The adventure continues: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Jozani Forest, get outside with Paje Scooter Rent, and Head underground at Kuza Cave.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Paje trip planner .

Getting from Matemwe to Paje by car takes about 1.5 hours. In March in Paje, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can go by car to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Paje

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Zanzibar Island, Jambiani
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Kuza Cave ©
Kuza Cave
Paje Scooter Rent ©
Paje Scooter Rent
Jambiani Beach ©
Jambiani Beach

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.
Christ Church Cathedral and Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Step out of the city life by going to Nungwi Beach and Prison Island - Changuu Private Island. Get out of town with these interesting Zanzibar City side-trips: Kendwa Beach (in Kendwa) and Nungwi (Scuba & Snorkeling, Mnarani Marine Turtles Conservation Pond, & more). There's still lots to do: stroll through Cheetah's Rock, steep yourself in history at Mtoni Palace Ruins, take in nature's colorful creations at Forodhani Park, and enjoy the sand and surf at Nakupenda Beach.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Zanzibar City trip planner .

Traveling by car from Paje to Zanzibar City takes 1.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Zanzibar City are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Moshi.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Nungwi, Zanzibar Island, Kendwa Beach
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Nungwi Beach ©
Nungwi Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock

8
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Chagga Museum and Mama Africa Curio. Explore hidden gems such as Ascend Tanzania and Nature & Wildlife Tours. When in Moshi, make a side trip to see Mount Kilimanjaro in Kilimanjaro National Park, approximately 1h 45 min away. And it doesn't end there: trek along Kessy Brothers Tours, get outside with Outdoor Activities, take in the natural beauty of Kikuletwa Hotsprings, and enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

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Do a combination of flight and taxi from Zanzibar City to Moshi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Moshi

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Mount Kilimanjaro, Chagga Museum
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Ascend Tanzania ©
Ascend Tanzania
Kessy Brothers Tours ©
Kessy Brothers Tours

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at Serengeti National Park and Retima Hippo Pool. Spend the 19th (Sun) exploring nature at Seronera. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Oldupai Gorge and enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Serengeti National Park online road trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Moshi to Serengeti National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Arusha.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Oldupai Gorge
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Seronera ©
Seronera
Oldupai Gorge ©
Oldupai Gorge
Retima Hippo Pool ©
Retima Hippo Pool

8
nights
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Tanzanite Experience and Old Boma Museum. Visiting Arusha National Park and Climbing Tours will get you outdoors. Explore Arusha's surroundings by going to Arusha National Park (Safaris & Mt Meru). Next up on the itinerary: soar above the sights with a balloon tour, browse the eclectic array of goods at Masai Central Market, take a stroll around Cultural Arts Centre, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Arusha tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Serengeti National Park to Arusha takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, daily temperatures in Arusha can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Arusha

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Arusha National Park, Masai Central Market
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Safaris
Mt Meru ©
Mt Meru
Balloon Rides

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