22 days in Rwanda & Uganda Itinerary

22 days in Rwanda & Uganda Itinerary

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Kigali, Rwanda
— 5 nights
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Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda
— 2 nights
Drive
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Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda
— 3 nights
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Jinja, Uganda
— 3 nights
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Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda
— 2 nights
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Masindi, Uganda
— 1 night
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Kampala, Uganda
— 5 nights
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Kigali, Rwanda — 5 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.
Spend the 24th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Kigali Genocide Memorial, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nyamata Church, and brush up on your military savvy at Campaign Against Genocide Museum.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kigali visit site.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Kigali is an approximately 14-hour flight. Traveling from Amsterdam to Kigali, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Amsterdam, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Kigali, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 28:

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): stroll through Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sat): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park trip planner.

Drive from Kigali to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in 4 hours. The time zone changes from Central Africa Time to East Africa Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a bit cooler than Kigali - with highs of 28°C and lows of 13°C. On the 30th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jul 28 — 30:

Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda — 3 nights

Queen Elizabeth National Park is known for nature and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore and take pictures at Kazinga Channel, stroll through Kyambura Game Reserve (Kyambura Gorge), witness a stunning natural landmark at Katwe Tourism Information Centre, and admire the sheer force of Katic Safaris.

For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Queen Elizabeth National Park online route planner.

Traveling by car from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to Queen Elizabeth National Park takes 6 hours. Traveling from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Queen Elizabeth National Park: highs are around 34°C and lows about 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Jinja.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 2:

Jinja, Uganda — 3 nights

Travelers looking for an adrenaline boost flock to Jinja, a bustling town on the shores of Lake Victoria, known as the source of the White Nile.
Jinja is known for adventure, historic sites, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, get outside with Outdoor Activities, contemplate the waterfront views at Victoria Nile, and steep yourself in history at Source of the Nile - Speke Monument.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Jinja tour website.

Fly from Queen Elizabeth National Park to Jinja in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Queen Elizabeth National Park in August since evenings lows in Jinja dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can fly to Murchison Falls National Park.
Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Spas
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 5:

Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): cast your line with G&C Tours Ltd and then take in the dramatic scenery at Dream Balloons Uganda. On the next day, take in the dramatic scenery at Murchison Falls.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Murchison Falls National Park trip website.

Getting from Jinja to Murchison Falls National Park by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Masindi.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 7:

Masindi, Uganda — 1 night

Masindi is a town in the Western Region of Uganda. On the 8th (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Murchison Falls National Park.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Masindi trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Murchison Falls National Park to Masindi takes 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Masindi are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kampala.
Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 8:
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Kampala, Uganda — 5 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kampala: Entebbe (Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Centre & Entebbe Botanic Gardens). Spend the 9th (Tue) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gaddafi National Mosque, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Kampala route maker website.

You can drive from Masindi to Kampala in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in August, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.
Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks
Side Trip
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 13:

Rwanda travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · National 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.

Uganda travel guide

4.2
Nature & Parks · River Rafting & Tubing · National Parks
Pearl of Africa
Though small in area, Uganda represents one of the most populated landlocked countries in the world. You can feel this in the lakeside capital, but so much of the country remains untamed and untamable, with great lakes and towering mountains chief among the wilder sights. A recent troubled past delayed the growth of tourism in Uganda, but visitors now arrive in larger numbers, primarily drawn by the diverse wildlife that inhabits the country's mountains and forests. Notably, Uganda houses half of the world's population of mountain gorillas.