35 days in Africa Itinerary

35 days in Africa Itinerary

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Mombasa, Kenya
— 4 nights
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Nairobi, Kenya
— 4 nights
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Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
— 5 nights
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Drive to Entebbe, Fly to Goma, Drive to Ruhengeri
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Ruhengeri, Rwanda
— 4 nights
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Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Uganda
— 2 nights
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Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda
— 2 nights
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Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo
— 4 nights
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Kigali, Rwanda
— 5 nights
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Mombasa, Kenya

— 4 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.
For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Mombasa travel planner.

Chicago, USA to Mombasa is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Mombasa is 9 hours. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Chicago in November; daily highs in Mombasa reach 87°F and lows reach 74°F. You will leave for Nairobi on the 26th (Sat).

Things to do in Mombasa

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Nairobi, Kenya

— 4 nights

Green City in the Sun

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.
To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Nairobi trip itinerary builder tool.

Fly from Mombasa to Nairobi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Mombasa in November; daily highs in Nairobi reach 75°F and lows reach 62°F. On the 30th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Nairobi

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Shopping

Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

— 5 nights
Home to the Great Migration and Africa's exceptional wildlife, Maasai Mara is a must on a Kenya itinerary.
Ol Kinyei Conservancy has been added to your itinerary. Spend the 1st (Thu) surrounded by wildlife at Mara Triangle. Spend the 2nd (Fri) surrounded by wildlife at Olare Orok Conservancy. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Musiara Swamp.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Maasai Mara National Reserve trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Nairobi to Maasai Mara National Reserve by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In November, Maasai Mara National Reserve is a bit cooler than Nairobi - with highs of 68°F and lows of 54°F. On the 5th (Mon), you'll travel to Ruhengeri.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Wildlife · Parks · Nature

Ruhengeri, Rwanda

— 4 nights
Most tourism in Ruhengeri revolves around the famous national park, which shelters mountain gorillas of the volcanic Virunga range.
Ames Boat Tours has been added to your itinerary.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Ruhengeri trip planning website.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Ruhengeri in 15.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, flight, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Ruhengeri. Traveling from Maasai Mara National Reserve in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Ruhengeri, with lows of 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.

Things to do in Ruhengeri

Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Uganda

— 2 nights
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is known for nature and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Sabinyo, explore the activities along Lake Mutanda, and trek along Batwa Trail.

For photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Mgahinga Gorilla National Park tour itinerary tool.

Getting from Ruhengeri to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central Africa Time (CAT) to East Africa Time (EAT) is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in December, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Things to do in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda

— 2 nights
Bugona Tree has been added to your itinerary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Tue): stroll through Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Bwindi Impenetrable National Park trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Mgahinga Gorilla National Park to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park takes 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Goma.

Things to do in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo

— 4 nights
Nestled between two opposites--a lake and a volcano--Goma represents an adventurous vacation spot.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Virunga Amani Tours and Travel, Kasitu Eco Tours, Lake Kivu, and other attractions.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Goma travel app.

You can drive from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to Goma in 4.5 hours. The time zone changes from East Africa Time (EAT) to Central Africa Time (CAT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 66°F in Goma. On the 18th (Sun), you'll travel to Kigali.

Things to do in Goma

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Kigali, Rwanda

— 5 nights
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Rwagasabo Safaris.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Kigali trip itinerary maker app.

Drive from Goma to Kigali in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Goma in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Kigali, with lows of 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Kigali

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

Kenya travel guide

4.3
Nature & Parks · Safaris · National Parks
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.

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.

Democratic Republic of the Congo travel guide

3.9
National Parks · Mountains · Nature & Parks
Democratic Republic of Congo possesses a wealth of scenic highlights, ethnic diversity, and a complex history. Inaccessible for many years due to conflict, the country once again draws adventurous and confident travelers looking for a different type of vacation. For those who can forego the usual home comforts and quickly adapt to challenging conditions, the rewards of a holiday in Democratic Republic of Congo are numerous--trekking through unspoiled forests, spotting endemic wildlife, and meeting welcoming, inspiring people.