26 days in Uganda, Kenya & Tanzania Itinerary

26 days in Uganda, Kenya & Tanzania Itinerary

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Entebbe, Uganda
— 1 night
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Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda
— 3 nights
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Bushenyi, Uganda
— 1 night
Drive
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Mbarara, Uganda
— 1 night
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Jinja, Uganda
— 1 night
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Eldoret, Kenya
— 1 night
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Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya
— 1 night
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Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
— 2 nights
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Nairobi, Kenya
— 1 night
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Arusha, Tanzania
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Mto wa Mbu, Tanzania
— 1 night
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Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
— 2 nights
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Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
— 1 night
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Tarangire National Park, Tanzania
— 1 night
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Arusha, Tanzania
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Nairobi, Kenya
— 1 night
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Mombasa, Kenya
— 5 nights
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Nairobi, Kenya
— 1 night
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Entebbe, Uganda — 1 night

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.
On the 19th (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Victoria and then get outside with Bike2go Entebbe.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Entebbe online trip itinerary maker.

Vilnius, Lithuania to Entebbe is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to East Africa Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Vilnius in April, things will get much warmer in Entebbe: highs are around 30°C and lows about 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
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Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda — 3 nights

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Drive from Entebbe to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and car; or drive. Traveling from Entebbe in April, things will get slightly colder in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park: highs are around 26°C and lows about 17°C. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll travel to Bushenyi.
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Bushenyi, Uganda — 1 night

Bushenyi is a town in Western Uganda. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): stroll through Kalinzu Central Forest Reserve.

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Bushenyi trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to Bushenyi takes 4 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in April, with highs in Bushenyi at 30°C and lows at 20°C. You will leave for Mbarara on the 24th (Sun).
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Mbarara, Uganda — 1 night

One of Mbarara's popular attractions--Lake Mburo National Park--lies in close proximity to the city, just a short ride away.
For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Mbarara online travel route planner.

Getting from Bushenyi to Mbarara by car takes about an hour. In April, daytime highs in Mbarara are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. You will leave for Jinja on the 25th (Mon).
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Jinja, Uganda — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): explore the galleries of Cuupa Arts Gallery.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Jinja day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Mbarara to Jinja takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In April in Jinja, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Eldoret.
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Eldoret, Kenya — 1 night

Eldoret is a principal city in western Kenya. To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Eldoret trip itinerary maker website.

Drive from Jinja to Eldoret in 5.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Jinja in April, with highs in Eldoret at 28°C and lows at 15°C. You'll set off for Lake Nakuru National Park on the 27th (Wed).
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Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya — 1 night

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Lake Nakuru National Park vacation builder site.

Traveling by car from Eldoret to Lake Nakuru National Park takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in April, and nighttime lows around 15°C. On the 28th (Thu), you're off to Maasai Mara National Reserve.
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Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya — 2 nights

Home to the Great Migration and Africa's exceptional wildlife, Maasai Mara is a must on a Kenya itinerary.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Mara Triangle. On the 29th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Musiara Swamp and then identify plant and animal life at Olare Orok Conservancy.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Maasai Mara National Reserve day trip planning site.

Getting from Lake Nakuru National Park to Maasai Mara National Reserve by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. On the 30th (Sat), you're off to Nairobi.
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Nairobi, Kenya — 1 night

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.
On the 30th (Sat), look for gifts at Ocean Sole (Flip the Flop), then browse the exhibits of Karen Blixen Museum, and then stroll through Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Nairobi tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Nairobi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. On the 1st (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Arusha.
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Arusha, Tanzania

Nestled in the verdant foothills of Mount Meru, Arusha remains the primary gateway and jump-off point for safaris into several national parks.
On the 1st (Sun), examine the collection at Cultural Heritage Centre.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Arusha itinerary maker website.

Traveling by bus from Nairobi to Arusha takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a shuttle. May in Arusha sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to drive to Mto wa Mbu.
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Find places to stay May 1 — 2:
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Mto wa Mbu, Tanzania — 1 night

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Mto wa Mbu trip planner.

Traveling by car from Arusha to Mto wa Mbu takes 2 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Mto wa Mbu can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll travel to Serengeti National Park.
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Serengeti National Park, Tanzania — 2 nights

Few adventures in the world invoke such vivid natural imagery as a trip to Serengeti National Park, a World Heritage Site known for its diverse animal life and memorable scenery.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seronera. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Retima Hippo Pool.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Serengeti National Park day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Mto wa Mbu to Serengeti National Park in 6 hours. On the 4th (Wed), you're off to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
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Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania — 1 night

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 4th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Olduvai Gorge.

To see reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Ngorongoro Conservation Area trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area in 2.5 hours. On the 5th (Thu), you're off to Tarangire National Park.
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Tarangire National Park, Tanzania — 1 night

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Tarangire National Park itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Tarangire National Park takes 4 hours. May in Tarangire National Park sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 19°C at night. You will leave for Arusha on the 6th (Fri).
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Arusha, Tanzania

Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): see the interesting displays at The Tanzanite Experience.

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Traveling by flight from Tarangire National Park to Arusha takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Fri) to allow time for the flight to Nairobi.
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Nairobi, Kenya — 1 night

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Nairobi day trip planning app.

Traveling by bus from Arusha to Nairobi takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a shuttle. You'll set off for Mombasa on the 7th (Sat).
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Mombasa, Kenya — 5 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Safaris and Diani Beach. Fort Jesus Museum and Gede Ruins are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Mombasa: Waterskiing & Jetskiing (in Diani Beach) and Local Ocean Conservation (in Watamu). Spend the 11th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Haller Park and stop by Dazzle Jewellers.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Mombasa online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Nairobi to Mombasa takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Nairobi in May, with highs in Mombasa at 34°C and lows at 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to fly to Nairobi.
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Nairobi, Kenya — 1 night

On the 12th (Thu), stroll through Giraffe Centre and then stroll the grounds of Nairobi War Cemetery.

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You can take a train from Mombasa to Nairobi in 6 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Mombasa in May: high temperatures in Nairobi hover around 28°C and lows are around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.
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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.

Kenya travel guide

4.3
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

4.1
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.