29 days in Tanzania, Uganda & Rwanda Itinerary

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Arusha, Tanzania
— 4 nights
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Moshi, Tanzania
— 3 nights
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Nungwi, Tanzania
— 3 nights
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Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 4 nights
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Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania
— 2 nights
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Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
— 2 nights
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Tarangire National Park, Tanzania
— 2 nights
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Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda
— 2 nights
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Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda
— 2 nights
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Ruhengeri, Rwanda
— 2 nights
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Arusha, Tanzania — 4 nights

Nestled in the verdant foothills of Mount Meru, Arusha remains the primary gateway and jump-off point for safaris into several national parks.
Get in touch with nature at Climbing Tours and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Spend the 2nd (Wed) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. The adventure continues: see Off-Road Tours and examine the collection at Cultural Heritage Centre.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Arusha road trip planning website.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Arusha is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to East Africa Time (EAT) is 2 hours. July in Arusha sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to take a shuttle to Moshi.
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Moshi, Tanzania — 3 nights

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.
Visiting Climbing Tours and Safaris will get you outdoors. Spend the 4th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Moshi journey app.

Traveling by shuttle from Arusha to Moshi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Nungwi.
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Nungwi, Tanzania — 3 nights

Renowned for its sandy coast lined with mangroves and palm trees, Nungwi offers visitors a variety of restaurants, bars, and accommodations.
We've included these beaches for you: Nungwi Beach and Kendwa Beach. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Mnarani Marine Turtles Conservation Pond. There's still lots to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zanzibar Kilosas Conservation, look for gifts at Bahati Beach Boutique, and stroll through Baraka Natural Aquarium - Nungwi.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Nungwi trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Moshi to Nungwi by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi; or do a combination of train, ferry, and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Zanzibar City.
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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.
Step out of the city life by going to The Safari Blue and Uroa Bay. You'll get in some beach time at Nakupenda Beach Nature Reserve and Paje Beach. The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, relax and rejuvenate at The Spa at Park Hyatt Zanzibar, see Off-Road Tours, and take in nature's colorful creations at Forodhani Gardens.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Zanzibar City road trip app.

You can drive from Nungwi to Zanzibar City in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can fly to Kilimanjaro National Park.
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Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Kilimanjaro. On the 14th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kilimanjaro National Park route planner.

You can fly from Zanzibar City to Kilimanjaro National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can catch the flight 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 15th (Tue): admire all the interesting features of Mara River and then stroll through Retima Hippo Pool. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Seronera.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Serengeti National Park trip planning tool.

You can fly from Kilimanjaro National Park to Serengeti National Park in 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
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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.
On the 17th (Thu), explore the striking landscape at Ngorongoro Crater. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to The Engare Sero Footprint Site and then admire all the interesting features of Olduvai Gorge.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area by car takes about 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Tarangire National Park.
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Tarangire National Park, Tanzania — 2 nights

On the 19th (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tarangire National Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Tarangire National Park road trip app.

Traveling by car from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Tarangire National Park takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. You will leave for Queen Elizabeth National Park on the 20th (Sun).
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Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): take in the natural beauty of Katic Safaris and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kyambura Game Reserve (Kyambura Gorge). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue): explore the activities along Kazinga Channel, explore the striking landscape of Queen's Pavillon, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Katwe Tourism Information Centre.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Queen Elizabeth National Park trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Tarangire National Park to Queen Elizabeth National Park in 20 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Tarangire National Park in August, Queen Elizabeth National Park is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
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Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda — 2 nights

On the 23rd (Wed), stroll through Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Keep things going the next day: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

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You can drive from Queen Elizabeth National Park to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in 6 hours. Traveling from Queen Elizabeth National Park in August, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is slightly colder at night with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Ruhengeri.
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Ruhengeri, Rwanda — 2 nights

Most tourism in Ruhengeri revolves around the famous national park, which shelters mountain gorillas of the volcanic Virunga range.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Volcanoes National Park.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Ruhengeri trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to Ruhengeri in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to Ruhengeri, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in August, expect nights in Ruhengeri to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are slightly colder, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel back home.
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Tanzania travel guide

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Safaris · Geologic Formations · Beaches
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.
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Zanzibar Island travel guide

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Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling · Islands
Unguja
Experience the bustling Zanzibar Island, the financial and economical metropolis of the Zanzibar Archipelago. Most tours of Zanzibar Island start in Zanzibar Town, where centuries of history are on display in Persian bathhouses, street coffee vendors, and the world's last open slave market in Stone Town, the historical center. Beyond that, attractions on Zanzibar Island include numerous archaeological sites dotted across the area.
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Uganda travel guide

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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.
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Rwanda travel guide

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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.
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