29 days in Africa Itinerary

29 days in Africa Itinerary

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Accra, Ghana
— 2 nights
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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
— 15 nights
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Kigali, Rwanda
— 1 night
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Kampala, Uganda
— 3 nights
Bus to Kisoro, Drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
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Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda
Drive to Savannah Airstrip, Fly to Cape Town
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Cape Town, South Africa
— 4 nights
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Accra, Ghana

— 2 nights
On a tour of Accra, you can experience the vivacious and dynamic atmosphere of Ghana's sprawling capital city, a commercial and tourist hub of the region.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Labadi Pleasure Beach, appreciate the history behind Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bojo Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Aburi Botanical Gardens, then buy something for everyone on your list at Accra Mall, then get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Ghana, and finally steep yourself in history at Black Star Gate.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Accra road trip website.

Atlanta, USA to Accra is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Atlanta to Accra due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Accra when traveling from Atlanta in September, with lows around 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Dar es Salaam.

Things to do in Accra

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

— 15 nights
Founded in the mid-19th century, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania's largest city, lost the status of the official capital but remains the country's commercial and financial center.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dar es Salaam: Bagamoyo (Kaole Ruins & Old Boma). The adventure continues: head off the coast to Bongoyo Island, try your luck at Sea Cliff Casino, take in the spiritual surroundings of Upanga Jamatkhana, and view the masterpieces at Chuma Art Workshop.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Dar es Salaam trip builder app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Accra to Dar es Salaam. The time zone difference when traveling from Accra to Dar es Salaam is 3 hours. Traveling from Accra in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Dar es Salaam, with lows around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kigali.

Things to do in Dar es Salaam

Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

Kigali, Rwanda

— 1 night
A vacation in Kigali, Rwanda's capital city and economic hub, lets you experience the very heart of a landlocked country from a pleasant, safe, and organized base point.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): examine the collection at Kigali Genocide Memorial, then view the masterpieces at Inema Arts Centre, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers. Here are some ideas for day two: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kigali online itinerary maker.

Explore your travel options from Dar es Salaam to Kigali with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Dar es Salaam to Kigali is minus 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Dar es Salaam in September, with highs in Kigali at 82°F and lows at 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Kampala.

Things to do in Kigali

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Museums

Kampala, Uganda

— 3 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 (Entebbe Botanic Gardens & Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Centre). Spend the 27th (Mon) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, look for gifts at Kona, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gaddafi National Mosque.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Kampala road trip planning website.

You can fly from Kigali to Kampala in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Kigali to Kampala is 1 hour. In September, daytime highs in Kampala are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Things to do in Kampala

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park travel planner.

Getting from Kampala to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park by combination of bus and car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of flight, bus, and car; or drive. Traveling from Kampala in September, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is slightly colder at night with lows of 55°F. You'll set off for Cape Town on the 30th (Thu).

Things to do in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Cape Town, South Africa

— 4 nights

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Cape Town is known for nature, beaches, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, step off the mainland to explore Robben Island Museum, observe the fascinating underwater world at Two Oceans Aquarium, and take in the waterfront at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Cape Town road trip website.

Explore your travel options from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to Cape Town with the Route module. The time zone changes from East Africa Time to South Africa Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in September: high temperatures in Cape Town hover around 68°F and lows are around 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Ghana travel guide

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Beaches · Castles · Monuments
Gold Coast
Ghana features a diverse economy, a strong and sturdy democratic tradition, and many of the natural and cultural highlights for which the continent has become known. National parks represent some of the main attractions in Ghana, with a diverse array of wildlife to be seen, including lions, monkeys, elephants, and birds. Forts dating back to the slave era act as focal points for explorations of the coast and help to connect the country to important points in global history.

Tanzania travel guide

4.1
Safaris · Beaches · Geologic Formations
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.

Rwanda travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Nature & 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.

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.

South Africa travel guide

4.3
Nature & Parks · Wineries & Vineyards · Mountains
Rainbow Nation
The landscapes of South Africa match its people in terms of diversity, richness, and vitality. From desert lands and coastlines, to the famous nature reserves sheltering the "Big Five" game animals, the country has natural charm in spades. The main cities provide a wealth of bars, clubs, shopping districts, and entertainment options to please the most demanding visitors, while traditional life can still be admired and respected in a collection of villages with beehive-style huts and an age-old cultural heritage. When in need of a minute to digest all that's happened during your trip to South Africa, sit down to a braai (traditional barbecue), and a bottle of wine made at one of the country's thriving vineyards.