13 days in Kenya, Uganda & Tanzania Itinerary

13 days in Kenya, Uganda & Tanzania Itinerary

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13 days in Kenya, Uganda & Tanzania Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Nairobi, Kenya
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + bus:  7​h
2
Kabale, Uganda
— 2 nights
+3
bus + Drive + Fly + taxi:  5​h 30​min
3
Moshi, Tanzania
— 1 night
+3
bus + taxi + Fly + taxi:  2​h 15​min
4
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
6
Tarangire National Park, Tanzania
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: London, United Kingdom

2
nights
Nairobi, Kenya

Nairobi ©
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.
Nairobi is known for parks, wildlife, museums, nature, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, stroll through David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nairobi National Park, and see the interesting displays at Karen Blixen Museum.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Nairobi tour planning website .

London, UK to Nairobi is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from London to Nairobi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in February, things will get warmer in Nairobi: highs are around 32°C and lows about 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kabale.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ©
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
Nairobi National Park ©
Nairobi National Park
Giraffe Centre ©
Giraffe Centre

2
nights
Kabale, Uganda

The sleepy market town of Kabale in Western Uganda, although meagre in sights of its own, boasts close proximity to several national parks, just a couple of miles from the border with Rwanda.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sat): head outdoors with Lake Bunyonyi.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kabale day trip tool .

Getting from Nairobi to Kabale by combination of flight and bus takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Nairobi in February, expect Kabale to be slightly colder, temps between 28°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Moshi.

Things to do in Kabale

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Lake Bunyonyi ©
Lake Bunyonyi

1
night
Moshi, Tanzania

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, and then stop by Mama Africa Curio.

To find maps and tourist information, refer to the Moshi journey planner .

Do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Kabale to Moshi in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Moshi

Tours Outdoors Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Climbing Tours
Mama Africa Giftshop ©
Mama Africa Giftshop

1
night
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Serengeti National Park ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Retima Hippo Pool and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Serengeti National Park.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Serengeti National Park road trip app .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Moshi to Serengeti National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In February, daytime highs in Serengeti National Park are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Wildlife Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Serengeti National Park ©
Serengeti National Park
Retima Hippo Pool ©
Retima Hippo Pool

1
night
Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

Ngorongoro Conservation Area ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Ngorongoro Crater.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Ngorongoro Conservation Area trip planner.

You can drive from Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Tarangire National Park.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Ngorongoro Crater ©
Ngorongoro Crater

1
night
Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

Tarangire National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Tarangire National Park.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Tarangire National Park trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Tarangire National Park in 5 hours. In February in Tarangire National Park, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Tarangire National Park

Wildlife Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Tarangire National Park ©
Tarangire National Park

3
nights
Zanzibar City, Tanzania

Zanzibar City ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah's Rock, look for gifts at Mwanzo Mpya, and then step off the mainland to explore Prison Island - Changuu Private Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Nungwi Beach, then pause for some serene contemplation at Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Forodhani Park.

To see photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Zanzibar City trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Tarangire National Park to Zanzibar City takes 4.5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Tarangire National Park in February: high temperatures in Zanzibar City hover around 39°C and lows are around 29°C. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Nungwi Beach, Cheetah's Rock
Highlights from your plan
Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock
Nungwi Beach ©
Nungwi Beach

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