60 days in Africa Itinerary

60 days in Africa Itinerary

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60 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Nairobi, Kenya
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Nairobi, Kenya
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 30​min
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Meru National Park, Kenya
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
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Samburu National Reserve, Kenya
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 30​min
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Mount Kenya National Park, Kenya
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
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Nanyuki Town, Kenya
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
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Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
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Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
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Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
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Arusha, Tanzania
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 30​min
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Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
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Tsavo National Park West, Kenya
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
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Malindi, Kenya
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
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Watamu, Kenya
— 1 day
+4
taxi + Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
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Diani Beach, Kenya
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
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Mombasa, Kenya
— 1 day
+2
Fly + Drive + bus:  6​h 45​min
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Jinja, Uganda
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 30​min
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Kampala, Uganda
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
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Entebbe, Uganda
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  4​h
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Mbarara, Uganda
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
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Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Uganda
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
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Ruhengeri, Rwanda
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
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Kibuye, Rwanda
— 2 nights
Drive + bus:  2​h 45​min
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Kigali, Rwanda
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h
25
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
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Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
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Chamarel, Mauritius
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
28
Rodrigues Island, Mauritius
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  2​h 45​min
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Pamplemousses, Mauritius
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Nairobi, Kenya

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Nairobi, Kenya

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, museums, wildlife, nature, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nairobi National Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Giraffe Centre, examine the collection at Nairobi National Museum, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Nairobi road trip app .

If you are flying in from Kenya, the closest major airport is Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. July in Nairobi sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Meru National Park.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Nairobi National Park ©
Nairobi National Park
Giraffe Centre ©
Giraffe Centre

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Meru National Park, Kenya

Meru National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): examine the collection at Meru Museum.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Meru National Park holiday planner.

Do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Nairobi to Meru National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. You will leave for Samburu National Reserve on the 5th (Sun).

Things to do in Meru National Park

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Meru Museum ©
Meru Museum

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Samburu National Reserve, Kenya

Samburu National Reserve ©
On the 6th (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Shaba National Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Reteti Elephant Santuary.

To find reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Samburu National Reserve online visit planner .

Traveling by car from Meru National Park to Samburu National Reserve takes 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Mount Kenya National Park.

Things to do in Samburu National Reserve

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Shaba National Reserve ©
Shaba National Reserve
Reteti Elephant Santuary ©
Reteti Elephant Santuary

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Mount Kenya National Park, Kenya

Mount Kenya National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Lewis Glacier and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Kenya.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Mount Kenya National Park road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Samburu National Reserve to Mount Kenya National Park takes 1.5 hours. July in Mount Kenya National Park sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 14°C at night. You will leave for Nanyuki Town on the 9th (Thu).

Things to do in Mount Kenya National Park

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Lewis Glacier
Highlights from your plan
Mount Kenya ©
Mount Kenya
Lewis Glacier
Lewis Glacier

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Nanyuki Town, Kenya

Nanyuki Town ©
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ol Jogi Wildlife Conservancy, then don't miss a visit to Equator Marker, and then stroll through Mount Kenya Wildlife Conservancy.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Nanyuki Town trip itinerary app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mount Kenya National Park to Nanyuki Town. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Lake Nakuru National Park.

Things to do in Nanyuki Town

Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Mount Kenya Wildlife Conservancy ©
Mount Kenya Wildlife Conservancy
Ol Jogi Wildlife Conservancy ©
Ol Jogi Wildlife Conservancy
Equator Marker ©
Equator Marker

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Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya

Lake Nakuru National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): explore the activities along Lake Nakuru.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Lake Nakuru National Park vacation planner.

You can drive from Nanyuki Town to Lake Nakuru National Park in 3 hours. July in Lake Nakuru National Park sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Lake Nakuru National Park

Nature Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Lake Nakuru ©
Lake Nakuru
Hyrax Hill Prehistoric Site
Hyrax Hill Prehistoric Site

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Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

Maasai Mara National Reserve ©
Home to the Great Migration and Africa's exceptional wildlife, Maasai Mara is a must on a Kenya itinerary.
Spend the 13th (Mon) surrounded by wildlife at Mara Triangle. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Olare Orok Conservancy, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and stroll through Musiara Swamp.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Maasai Mara National Reserve trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Lake Nakuru National Park to Maasai Mara National Reserve in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car, flight, and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Wildlife Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Olare Orok Conservancy ©
Olare Orok Conservancy
Mara Triangle ©
Mara Triangle
Musiara Swamp ©
Musiara Swamp

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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.
Serengeti National Park is known for nature, parks, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seronera, contemplate the waterfront views at Grumeti River, take in the dramatic natural features at Naabi Hill, and see Off-Road Tours.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Serengeti National Park trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Serengeti National Park takes 3.5 hours. On the 20th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Seronera ©
Seronera
Retima Hippo Pool ©
Retima Hippo Pool
Off-Road Tours

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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.
Spend the 20th (Mon) among the memorable landscape of Ngorongoro Crater. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Oldupai Gorge and make a trip to The Engare Sero Footprint Site.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area tour builder tool .

You can drive from Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area in 2.5 hours. On the 24th (Fri), you're off toArusha.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Ngorongoro Crater ©
Ngorongoro Crater
Oldupai Gorge ©
Oldupai Gorge
The Engare Sero Footprint Site ©
The Engare Sero Footprint Site

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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.
On the 25th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Cultural Heritage Centre and then see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

Make your Arusha itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Arusha takes 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kilimanjaro National Park.

Things to do in Arusha

Outdoors Tours Museums
Highlights from your plan
Climbing Tours
Cultural Heritage Centre ©
Cultural Heritage Centre

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Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania

On the 26th (Sun), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Mount Kilimanjaro. Spend the 27th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kilimanjaro National Park day trip website .

Fly from Arusha to Kilimanjaro National Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Tsavo National Park West.

Things to do in Kilimanjaro National Park

Outdoors Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mount Kilimanjaro
Mount Kilimanjaro
Mount Kibo
Mount Kibo

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Tsavo National Park West, Kenya

Tsavo National Park West ©
Change things up with a short trip to Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary in Taveta (about 1 hour away).

To plan Tsavo National Park West vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kilimanjaro National Park to Tsavo National Park West. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. On the 31st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Malindi.

Things to do in Tsavo National Park West

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Mzima Springs ©
Mzima Springs
Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary
Lunatic Line ©
Lunatic Line

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Malindi, Kenya

Malindi ©
Offering pristine, palm-lined beaches, all-inclusive resorts, and warm, sunny weather, the port town of Malindi rightly established itself as one of Kenya's prime tourism spots.
On the 1st (Sat), stroll through Che Shale Beach and then explore the striking landscape at Marafa-Hells Kitchen. Here are some ideas for day two: take an exotic tour of a safari tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Watamu Beach.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Malindi vacation maker site .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Tsavo National Park West to Malindi takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Tsavo National Park West in July since evenings lows in Malindi dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Watamu.

Things to do in Malindi

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Watamu Beach ©
Watamu Beach
Marafa-Hells Kitchen ©
Marafa-Hells Kitchen
Safaris

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Watamu, Kenya

Watamu ©
Hailed for its picturesque scenery and pristine beaches, the village of Watamu on Kenya's Indian Ocean coastline attracts both adventure seekers and those looking for a relaxing seaside holiday.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): stroll through Mida Creek and then explore the striking landscape of Watamu National Marine Park.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Watamu visit planner.

You can drive from Malindi to Watamu in an hour. In August in Watamu, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Diani Beach.

Things to do in Watamu

Nature Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Watamu National Marine Park ©
Watamu National Marine Park
Mida Creek ©
Mida Creek

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Diani Beach, Kenya

Diani Beach ©
On a vacation in Diani Beach, a bustling resort town on Kenya's eastern coast, you can take advantage of a pristine sandy shore fringed by a verdant forest.
On the 4th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Diani Beach and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Diani Beach road trip website .

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, ferry, and car from Watamu to Diani Beach takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Diani Beach when traveling from Watamu in August, with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Mombasa.

Things to do in Diani Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Diani Beach ©
Diani Beach
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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Mombasa, Kenya

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.
On the 6th (Thu), stop by Imani Collective and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Mombasa trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Diani Beach to Mombasa takes 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Mombasa are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Jinja.

Things to do in Mombasa

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Safaris

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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 7th (Fri): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then contemplate the long history of Source of the Nile - Speke Monument, and then browse the exhibits of Cuupa Arts Gallery.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Jinja trip planning site .

Getting from Mombasa to Jinja by combination of flight, car, and bus takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Jinja when traveling from Mombasa in August, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Kampala.

Things to do in Jinja

Adventure Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Source of the Nile - Speke Monument ©

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Kampala, Uganda

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 8th (Sat): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gaddafi National Mosque, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Katwe Tourism Information Centre.

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Kampala online trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Jinja to Kampala takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August in Kampala, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Entebbe.

Things to do in Kampala

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Katwe Tourism Information Centre
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Katwe Tourism Information Centre ©
Gaddafi National Mosque ©
Gaddafi National Mosque

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Entebbe, Uganda

Entebbe ©
Nestled on Lake Victoria Peninsula, the laid-back town of Entebbe once served as seat of the colonial government, yet remains widely known as the scene of the 1976 Israeli rescue of hostages kidnapped by Palestinian and German plane hijackers.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Entebbe Botanic Gardens, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Centre, and then look for gifts at Kampala Fair (in Entebbe).

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Entebbe trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Kampala to Entebbe takes an hour. August in Entebbe sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Mbarara.

Things to do in Entebbe

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Kampala Fair (in Entebbe) ©
Kampala Fair (in Entebbe)
Entebbe Botanic Gardens ©
Entebbe Botanic Gardens

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Mbarara, Uganda

Mbarara ©
One of Mbarara's popular attractions--Lake Mburo National Park--lies in close proximity to the city, just a short ride away.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Lake Mburo National Park.

Plan a trip to Mbarara easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Getting from Entebbe to Mbarara by combination of flight and car takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August in Mbarara, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 20°C at night. On the 11th (Tue), you'll travel to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.

Things to do in Mbarara

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Lake Mburo National Park ©
Lake Mburo National Park

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Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Uganda

Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): stroll through Batwa Trail.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Mgahinga Gorilla National Park trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Mbarara to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park takes 4.5 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Mbarara in August, with highs in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park at 29°C and lows at 15°C. On the 12th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Ruhengeri.

Things to do in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

Trails Outdoors Parks

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Ruhengeri, Rwanda

Ruhengeri ©
Most tourism in Ruhengeri revolves around the famous national park, which shelters mountain gorillas of the volcanic Virunga range.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Volcanoes National Park and then stop by Umuzabibu Mwiza - Home to Handspun Hope. On your second day here, make a trip to Karisoke Research Center - Dian Fossey Camp and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Virunga National Park.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Ruhengeri fast, fun, and easy.

Drive from Mgahinga Gorilla National Park to Ruhengeri in 1.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Eastern African Time to Central African Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in August, expect nights in Ruhengeri to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Kibuye.

Things to do in Ruhengeri

Nature Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Volcanoes National Park ©
Volcanoes National Park
Virunga National Park ©
Virunga National Park

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Kibuye, Rwanda

Kibuye ©
Kibuye is a city in Karongi District, and the headquarters of the Western Province in Rwanda.LocationThe city lies on the eastern shores of Lake Kivu, between Gisenyi and Cyangugu, approximately 135km, by road, west of Kigali, the capital and largest city in the country. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Bisesero Genocide Memorial, explore the activities along Lake Kivu, and then get curious at Museum of Environment. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Les Chutes de Ndaba.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kibuye route planner.

You can drive from Ruhengeri to Kibuye in 3 hours. In August in Kibuye, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 19°C at night. On the 16th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kigali.

Things to do in Kibuye

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Lake Kivu ©
Lake Kivu
Museum of Environment ©
Museum of Environment
Les Chutes de Ndaba ©
Les Chutes de Ndaba

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Kigali, Rwanda

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 17th (Mon): explore the different monuments and memorials at Belgian Peacekeepers Memorial, then see the interesting displays at Kigali Genocide Memorial, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Kigali trip maker site .

Traveling by combination of car and bus from Kibuye to Kigali takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Kibuye in August: highs in Kigali hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Dar es Salaam.

Things to do in Kigali

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Kigali Genocide Memorial ©
Kigali Genocide Memorial
Safaris

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Dar es Salaam ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): stop by The Tanzanite Dream, then head off the coast to Mbudya Island, and then don't miss a visit to Tanzania Centre for Cultural Heritage. Here are some ideas for day two: buy something for everyone on your list at Slipway Shopping Center and then see the interesting displays at National Museum.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Dar es Salaam trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Kigali to Dar es Salaam with the Route module. Traveling from Kigali to Dar es Salaam, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, daytime highs in Dar es Salaam are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Dar es Salaam

Nature Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
Mbudya Island ©
Mbudya Island
National Museum ©
National Museum

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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.
On the 21st (Fri), head off the coast to Prison Island - Changuu Private Island and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah's Rock. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Nakupenda Beach, look for gifts at Aromas of Zanzibar, then take in nature's colorful creations at Forodhani Park, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Zanzibar City online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Dar es Salaam to Zanzibar City in 3.5 hours. August in Zanzibar City sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Sun) before leaving for Chamarel.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trip

Cheetah's Rock
Highlights from your plan
Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock
Prison Island - Changuu Private Island ©
Forodhani Park ©
Forodhani Park

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Chamarel, Mauritius

Chamarel ©
The village of Chamarel represents a small settlement surrounded by big attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Chamarel Waterfall, get to know the resident critters at La Vanille Nature Park, and then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Le Dernier Comptoir. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Chamarel’s Seven Coloured Earth Geopark and then explore the striking landscape of Black River Gorges National Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Chamarel trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and car from Zanzibar City to Chamarel takes 8.5 hours. The time zone changes from Eastern African Time (EAT) to Mauritius Time (MUT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Zanzibar City in August, expect Chamarel to be slightly colder, temps between 29°C and 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Rodrigues Island.

Things to do in Chamarel

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Mauritius, Le Dernier Comptoir, La Vanille Nature Park
Highlights from your plan
La Vanille Nature Park ©
La Vanille Nature Park
Chamarel Waterfall ©
Chamarel Waterfall

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Rodrigues Island, Mauritius

Rodrigues Island ©
Flung far out in the middle of the Indian Ocean, rocky Rodrigues Island sits in a turquoise lagoon surrounded by a fringing coral reef.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Trou d'Argent Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathédrale St Gabriel, then stroll through Francois Leguat Giant Tortoise and Cave Reserve, and finally admire the striking features of St Johns Church.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Rodrigues Island trip planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Chamarel to Rodrigues Island in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in August, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Pamplemousses.

Things to do in Rodrigues Island

Parks Beaches Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Trou d'Argent Beach ©
Trou d'Argent Beach
Cathédrale St Gabriel ©
Cathédrale St Gabriel

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Pamplemousses, Mauritius

Pamplemousses ©
Experience a region where wilderness comes neatly packaged in Pamplemousses District, where many of the attractions showcase the natural world in easily digestible portions.
Step out of Pamplemousses with an excursion to Belle Mare Beach in Belle Mare--about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at SSR Botanic Garden, head off the coast to Ile aux Cerfs, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kaylasson Temple, and try your luck at The Crown Lodge.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Pamplemousses travel route builder website .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Rodrigues Island to Pamplemousses in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. August in Pamplemousses sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Pamplemousses

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Port Louis, Scuba & Snorkeling, Ile aux Cerfs, Belle Mare Beach
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SSR Botanic Garden ©
SSR Botanic Garden
Ile aux Cerfs ©
Ile aux Cerfs
Scuba & Snorkeling

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