22 days in Entebbe, Kitgum & KwaZulu-Natal Itinerary

22 days in Entebbe, Kitgum & KwaZulu-Natal Itinerary

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Entebbe, Uganda
— 4 nights
Drive to Kampala, Bus to Kitgum
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Kitgum, Uganda
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ladysmith, South Africa
— 2 nights
Drive
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UKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park, South Africa
— 2 nights
Drive
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Howick, South Africa
— 2 nights
Drive
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Durban, South Africa
— 4 nights
Drive
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St Lucia, South Africa
— 4 nights
Drive to King Shaka International Airport, Fly to Linton

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Entebbe, Uganda — 4 nights

Nestled on Lake Victoria Peninsula, the laid-back town of Entebbe once served as seat of the colonial government, yet remains widely known as the scene of the 1976 Israeli rescue of hostages kidnapped by Palestinian and German plane hijackers.
Step out of Entebbe to go to Ssese Islands and see Buggala Island, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, admire the natural beauty at Entebbe Botanic Gardens, get to know the resident critters at Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Centre, and stop by Kampala Fair (in Entebbe).

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Entebbe trip maker website.

Linton, UK to Entebbe is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Linton to Entebbe is 3 hours. Traveling from Linton in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Entebbe: highs are around 30°C and lows about 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kitgum.
Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
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Kitgum, Uganda — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kidepo Valley National Park.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kitgum travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Entebbe to Kitgum by combination of car and bus takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and car. On the 27th (Mon), you're off to Ladysmith.
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Ladysmith, South Africa — 2 nights

Ladysmith is a town in the Uthukela District of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): examine the collection at Talana Museum and then see the interesting displays at Ladysmith Siege Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Nambiti Big 5 Private Game Reserve and then witness the site of a historic battle at Spion Kop Battlefield.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Ladysmith trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Kitgum to Ladysmith by car takes about 66 hours. Traveling from Kitgum to Ladysmith, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to UKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park.
Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites
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UKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park, South Africa — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): take in the architecture and design of Drakensberg Boys Choir School and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Drakensberg Mountains. On the next day, take a memorable drive along Sani Pass and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Maloti Drakensberg Park.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the UKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park route planner.

Explore your travel options from Ladysmith to UKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park with the Route module. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Howick.
Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive · Outdoors
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Howick, South Africa — 2 nights

Sitting 1,050 m (3,445 ft) above sea level, Howick boasts waterfalls, gorges, and rivers, and was the site of Nelson Mandela's arrest in 1962.
On the 3rd (Sun), get a dose of the wild on Karkloof Canopy Tour and then stroll around Bushwillow Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Piggly Wiggly Country Village and then examine the collection at Nelson Mandela Capture Site.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Howick online trip maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from UKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park to Howick. October in Howick sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Durban.
Museums · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
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Durban, South Africa — 4 nights

Sunny weather and golden beaches await you on a vacation in Durban, a busy port city on the Indian Ocean known for its outdoorsy atmosphere.
Step out of Durban to go to Ballito and see Spas, which is approximately 42 minutes away. There's lots more to do: meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, try to win big at Suncoast Casino, and see the interesting displays at Phansi Museum.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Durban journey maker.

Traveling by car from Howick to Durban takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Howick in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Durban, with highs around 34°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to St Lucia.
Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Casinos
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St Lucia, South Africa — 4 nights

The small coastal town of St Lucia provides travelers with a base for exploring the area's wetlands park, a World Heritage Site of lakes and rich, diverse wildlife.
Spend the 10th (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's lots more to do: stroll through iSimangaliso Wetland Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Saint Lucia Estuary, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bhangazi Horse Safaris.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the St Lucia vacation website.

Drive from Durban to St Lucia in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks
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KwaZulu-Natal travel guide

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Nature & Parks · Water Parks · Beaches
In KwaZulu-Natal, opposites attract: modern malls and old bazaars, tribal settlements and shiny skyscrapers, and traditional customs and Western culture. Relax on some of the numerous tranquil beaches that dot the region's long coastline on the Indian Ocean. Climb the mountains, take a savannah safari, see Africa's Big Five game, then go partying after dark. Other highlights of a KwaZulu-Natal itinerary include the second-highest waterfall in the world, Zulu villages, and historic battlefields.