36 days in Kenya, Tanzania & Uganda Itinerary

36 days in Kenya, Tanzania & Uganda Itinerary

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Nairobi, Kenya
— 4 nights
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Naivasha, Kenya
— 1 night
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Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
— 5 nights
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Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
— 1 night
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Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
— 2 nights
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Tarangire National Park, Tanzania
— 1 night
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Arusha, Tanzania
— 3 nights
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Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 6 nights
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Moshi, Tanzania
— 2 nights
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Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania
— 3 nights
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Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda
— 2 nights
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Kampala, Uganda
— 5 nights
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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.
Spend the 20th (Tue) exploring nature at Nairobi National Park. Spend the 22nd (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, see the interesting displays at Karen Blixen Museum, browse the different shops at The Hub Karen, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Nairobi trip maker app.

Manchester, UK to Nairobi is an approximately 14-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Manchester to Nairobi. Traveling from Manchester in June, expect Nairobi to be a bit warmer, temps between 26°C and 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can drive to Naivasha.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Naivasha, Kenya

— 1 night
Nestled on the shore of the eponymous lake, the market town of Naivasha boasts an enviable location and serves as gateway to several national parks, including Hell's Gate--inspiration for the landscapes of Disney's "The Lion King." Boating among the hippos of the vast, placid lake; camping; and bird-watching top the list of things to do in Naivasha.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Hell's Gate National Park.

To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Naivasha trip tool.

You can drive from Nairobi to Naivasha in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Traveling from Nairobi in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Naivasha, with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Naivasha

Nature · Parks
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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.
Spend the 24th (Sat) surrounded by wildlife at Mara Triangle. Spend the 25th (Sun) surrounded by wildlife at Olare Orok Conservancy. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Ol Kinyei Conservancy and tour the pleasant surroundings at Olypunyata Swamp.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Maasai Mara National Reserve trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Naivasha to Maasai Mara National Reserve takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and car. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

— 1 night
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.
On the 29th (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Seronera.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Serengeti National Park tour itinerary builder website.

Drive from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Serengeti National Park in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Ngorongoro Crater. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to The Engare Sero Footprint Site and then take in the dramatic natural features at Olduvai Gorge.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area online trip planner.

Drive from Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Tarangire National Park.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

— 1 night
On the 2nd (Sun), explore the striking landscape at Tarangire National Park.

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Traveling by car from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Tarangire National Park takes 4 hours. In July in Tarangire National Park, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Arusha.

Things to do in Tarangire National Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife
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Arusha, Tanzania

— 3 nights
Nestled in the verdant foothills of Mount Meru, Arusha remains the primary gateway and jump-off point for safaris into several national parks.
Spend the 3rd (Mon) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. Make the 5th (Wed) a memorable day with a climbing tour. And it doesn't end there: see Off-Road Tours, hunt for treasures at Masai Central Market, and stop by Shanga & Shanga Foundation.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Arusha trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Tarangire National Park to Arusha by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Arusha

Tours · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

Zanzibar City, Tanzania

— 6 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Zanzibar City: Nungwi (Tazari Caves & Nungwi Beach) and Paje Beach (in Paje). Spend the 8th (Sat) observing fascinating marine mammals with The Safari Blue. There's lots more to do: head off the coast to Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, go all around town with Zanzibar Urban Adventures, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral, and stroll through Cheetah's Rock.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Zanzibar City online holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Arusha to Zanzibar City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Arusha in July; daily highs in Zanzibar City reach 34°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Moshi.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Moshi, Tanzania

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at Mama Africa Giftshop, then get interesting insight from Tours, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get close to the beloved marine mammals with Gypsy Tanzania Tours and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Moshi online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Zanzibar City to Moshi by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Kilimanjaro National Park.

Things to do in Moshi

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Spas

Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania

— 3 nights
On the 14th (Fri), take in the awesome beauty at Mount Kilimanjaro. On the next day, take a memorable tour with Tours.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Kilimanjaro National Park trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Moshi to Kilimanjaro National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Things to do in Kilimanjaro National Park

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Tue): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kilimanjaro National Park to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. In July, daily temperatures in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Kampala.

Things to do in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Kampala, Uganda

— 5 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Entebbe (Kampala Fair (in Entebbe), Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Centre, &more). Spend the 21st (Fri) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. On the 20th (Thu), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's more to do: see the interesting displays at Social Innovation Museum and let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kampala holiday planning website.

You can do a combination of car and bus from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to Kampala in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in July, Kampala is a bit warmer at night with lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kampala

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Adventure

Side Trip

Kenya travel guide

4.3
Nature & Parks · National Parks · Safaris
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.

Tanzania travel guide

4.1
Geologic Formations · Beaches · Safaris
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.

Zanzibar Archipelago travel guide

3.8
Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling · Islands
A chain of islands in the Indian Ocean, the Zanzibar Archipelago has long served as home to a fascinating local culture. A vacation on the Zanzibar Archipelago will steep you in a bygone era where Persian influences mingle with traces of Swahili and Indian, and residents chat or play bao, a traditional board game, against a backdrop of Indo-Arabian architecture. Tour Zanzibar Archipelago's farming communities and fishing villages to mingle with the locals, taste the local seafood cuisine, and rest on sandy beaches in shades of palm trees.

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.