15 days in Kampala & Kigali Itinerary

15 days in Kampala & Kigali Itinerary

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Kampala, Uganda
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Kigali, Rwanda
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Kampala, Uganda — 8 nights

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.
Step out of the city life by going to River Rafting & Tubing and StarMount Safaris. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lake Victoria and Kampala Fair. Get out of town with these interesting Kampala side-trips: Jinja (Itanda Falls & Nile Reptile Park). Spend the 2nd (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: delve into the lush surroundings at Gorilla Bookings, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple SSDM Shree Sanatan Dharma Mandal, browse the different shops at The Acacia Mall, and make a trip to Wamala King's Tombs.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kampala road trip tool.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Kampala is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to East Africa Time (EAT) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Dubai in May, plan for colder days and slightly colder nights in Kampala: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Kigali.
Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Tours
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Kigali, Rwanda — 6 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mt. Kigali and Belgian Peacekeepers Memorial. Explore Kigali's surroundings by going to King's Palace Museum (in Butare) and The Palace of King Mutara III Rudahigwa (in Nyanza). Spend the 9th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: get your bearings at Librarie Ikirezi Bookshop, stop by Rwanda Clothing Store, examine the collection at Kandt House Museum, and take a stroll through Muslim Quarter.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Kigali trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Kampala to Kigali in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kampala to Kigali. Traveling from Kampala in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Kigali, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Fri) to allow time for the flight back home.
Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Museums
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