14 days in Africa Itinerary

14 days in Africa Itinerary

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14 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Cairo, Egypt
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + bus:  6​h
2
Jinja, Uganda
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 30​min
3
Kampala, Uganda
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + taxi:  3​h
4
Arusha, Tanzania
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
5
Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 15​min
6
Moshi, Tanzania
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
7
Nairobi, Kenya
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Cairo, Egypt

2
nights
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

A sprawling metropolis and home to millions of Ethiopians, Addis Ababa houses many international organizations, embassies, and commissions, making it a diplomatic, political, and economic hub of the country.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): examine the collection at Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at National Museum of Ethiopia, then pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Cathedral, and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Addis Ababa day trip planner .

Cairo, Egypt to Addis Ababa is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Eastern African Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Cairo in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Addis Ababa, with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Jinja.

Things to do in Addis Ababa

Tours Museums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours
Holy Trinity Cathedral ©
Holy Trinity Cathedral
National Museum of Ethiopia ©
National Museum of Ethiopia

1
night
Jinja, Uganda

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Victoria Nile and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Jinja online road trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight, car, and bus from Addis Ababa to Jinja takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Addis Ababa in December; daily highs in Jinja reach 33°C and lows reach 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Kampala.

Things to do in Jinja

Adventure Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Victoria Nile ©
Victoria Nile

2
nights
Kampala, Uganda

Kampala ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): look for gifts at Kona, take in the natural beauty of Katwe Tourism Information Centre, and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour. Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Sabinyo and then delve into the lush surroundings at Maramagambo Forest.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Kampala trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Jinja to Kampala takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Arusha.

Things to do in Kampala

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Queen Elizabeth National Park, Mount Sabinyo
Highlights from your plan
Katwe Tourism Information Centre ©
Katwe Tourism Information Centre
Safaris
Mount Sabinyo ©
Mount Sabinyo

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Cultural Heritage Centre and then see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hunt for treasures at Masai Central Market, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then stop by iheartz Collections.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Arusha trip planning website .

Do a combination of car, flight, and taxi from Kampala to Arusha in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Kampala in December, Arusha is little chillier at night with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Arusha

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Masai Central Market
Highlights from your plan
Climbing Tours
Cultural Heritage Centre ©
Cultural Heritage Centre
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): stroll through Cheetah's Rock, then look for gifts at Mwanzo Mpya, and then step off the mainland to explore Prison Island - Changuu Private Island. On the next day, take in nature's colorful creations at Forodhani Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral, and then kick back and relax at Nungwi Beach.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Zanzibar City planning app .

Fly from Arusha to Zanzibar City in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Arusha in December, with highs in Zanzibar City at 38°C and lows at 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Moshi.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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 30th (Mon): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, and then browse for treasures at Mama Africa Curio.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Moshi trip maker site .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Zanzibar City to Moshi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Nairobi.

Things to do in Moshi

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

3
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, admire the striking features of African Heritage House, stroll through David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, and browse the exhibits of Upepo Photography Gallery.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Nairobi travel planning app .

Getting from Moshi to Nairobi by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in December, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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

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