22 days in Uganda, Kenya & Tanzania Itinerary

22 days in Uganda, Kenya & Tanzania Itinerary

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Kampala, Uganda
— 4 nights
Nairobi, Kenya
— 4 nights
Moshi, Tanzania
— 1 night
Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
— 2 nights
Arusha, Tanzania
— 3 nights
Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 4 nights
Mombasa, Kenya
— 3 nights


Kampala, Uganda — 4 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 Kampala's surroundings by going to Entebbe (Off-Road Tours, Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Centre, &more). Spend the 5th (Mon) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. And it doesn't end there: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, explore the galleries of Afriart Gallery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gaddafi National Mosque, and get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

For reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Kampala online trip itinerary builder.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Kampala is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to East Africa Time (EAT), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 21°C in Kampala. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Nairobi.
Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trip
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Nairobi, Kenya — 4 nights

You're likely to visit Nairobi at least once on a trip to Kenya, as the sprawling city houses the country's international airport and remains the jump-off point for many tours and safaris.
Spend the 9th (Fri) exploring nature at Nairobi National Park. Spend the 12th (Mon) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, explore the galleries of Karen Blixen Museum, stop by Utamaduni Craft Centre, and see Off-Road Tours.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Nairobi vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Kampala to Nairobi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Kampala in July: high temperatures in Nairobi hover around 26°C and lows are around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Moshi.
Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 12:

Moshi, Tanzania — 1 night

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.
On the 13th (Tue), take in the exciting artwork at Mama Africa Giftshop, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Moshi trip planning tool.

Getting from Nairobi to Moshi by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
Tours · Outdoors · Spas · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 13:

Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania — 2 nights

You can discover Tanzania's varied plant and animal life on a tour of Ngorongoro Conservation Area, a World Heritage Site known for its massive volcanic caldera.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Ngorongoro Crater. On the next day, don't miss a visit to The Engare Sero Footprint Site and then steep yourself in history at Olduvai Gorge.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Moshi to Ngorongoro Conservation Area by car takes about 5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car to Arusha.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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Arusha, Tanzania — 3 nights

Nestled in the verdant foothills of Mount Meru, Arusha remains the primary gateway and jump-off point for safaris into several national parks.
Spend the 16th (Fri) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. Make the 17th (Sat) a memorable day with a climbing tour. The adventure continues: see Off-Road Tours and examine the collection at Cultural Heritage Centre.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Arusha route maker website.

Traveling by car from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Arusha takes 3.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Arusha are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Zanzibar City.
Tours · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 18:

Zanzibar City, Tanzania — 4 nights

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.
Explore Zanzibar City's surroundings by going to Nungwi (Escape Room ZANZIBAR & Nungwi Beach). Spend the 19th (Mon) observing fascinating marine mammals with The Safari Blue. There's much more to do: step off the mainland to explore Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, admire the landmark architecture of House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib), relax and rejuvenate at The Spa at Park Hyatt Zanzibar, and enjoy the sand and surf at Nakupenda Beach Nature Reserve.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Zanzibar City trip itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Arusha to Zanzibar City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. In July, Zanzibar City is somewhat warmer than Arusha - with highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Mombasa.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 22:

Mombasa, Kenya — 3 nights

Mombasa rests on the exotic shores of the Indian Ocean and serves as a globally popular vacation destination thanks to its classy hotels and friendly and relaxed atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): take an exotic tour of a safari tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take the plunge with Skydive Diani, kick back and relax at Diani Beach, and then stop by Dazzle Jewellers.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Mombasa trip builder app.

Getting from Zanzibar City to Mombasa by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In July, daytime highs in Mombasa are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.
Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Beaches
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 25:

Uganda travel guide

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.

Kenya travel guide

Nature & Parks · National Parks · Safaris
The savannahs of Kenya contain some of the most iconic sights in Africa, stirred in the minds of many when they think of the continent. Big cats, elephants, and rhinos remain major inhabitants of this vast country, with a number of safari centers running trips across the region's World Heritage-listed national parks. Trips to rural villages, where many travelers choose to join up various volunteer projects, represent some of the most inspiring and enriching things to do in Kenya.

Tanzania travel guide

Safaris · Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling
Though the size and scale of Tanzania may be overwhelming, the people make it a personable and easy-going place to visit. The bigger cities not only offer good connections to the main natural attractions, but also feature bustling markets where locals sell fresh produce, snacks, and crafts. Smaller villages retain their long-held customs, beliefs, and artistic traditions. With the continent's highest peak, and some of the most animal-rich safaris available, Tanzania holidays tend to dart between the big and bold, and the personal and low-key.