17 days in Kigali & Kampala Itinerary

17 days in Kigali & Kampala Itinerary

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Kigali, Rwanda
— 6 nights
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Kampala, Uganda
— 10 nights
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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Kigali Genocide Memorial and Niyo Arts Gallery. Spend the 28th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Spend the 30th (Tue) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: view the masterpieces at Inema Arts Centre, explore the galleries of Abien Arts Center, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and learn about all things military at Campaign Against Genocide Museum.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Kigali online tour itinerary maker.

If you are flying in from Uganda, the closest major aiport is Kigali International Airport. In August in Kigali, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to fly to Kampala.
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Kampala, Uganda — 10 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Gaddafi National Mosque and Baha'i Temple. Venture out of the city with trips to Entebbe (Kampala Fair (in Entebbe), Entebbe Botanic Gardens, &more) and Source of the Nile - Speke Monument (in Jinja). Spend the 4th (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Spend the 6th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, make a trip to Uganda Martyrs National Shrine, examine the collection at Social Innovation Museum, and buy something for everyone on your list at The Acacia Mall.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kampala day trip planning site.

You can fly from Kigali to Kampala in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Africa Time (CAT) to East Africa Time (EAT) is 1 hour. In September, daytime highs in Kampala are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. On the 13th (Tue), you'll travel back home.
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