60 days in Africa Itinerary

60 days in Africa Itinerary

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60 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Istanbul, Turkey
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
— 5 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Lalibela, Ethiopia
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
3
Kampala, Uganda
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  3​h
4
Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  1​h 30​min
5
Entebbe, Uganda
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h
6
Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
7
Ruhengeri, Rwanda
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Kigali, Rwanda
— 5 nights
Fly:  1​h
9
Bujumbura, Burundi
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 15​min
10
Nairobi, Kenya
— 6 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 30​min
11
Moshi, Tanzania
— 5 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 45​min
12
Arusha, Tanzania
— 6 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
13
Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 6 nights
Fly:  1​h
14
Mombasa, Kenya
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Istanbul, Turkey

5
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.
Addis Ababa is known for museums, historic sites, nature, shopping, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Cathedral, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, look for gifts at Sabegn, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Addis Ababa driving holiday website .

Istanbul, Turkey to Addis Ababa is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Istanbul in November, you will find days in Addis Ababa are a bit warmer (26°C), and nights are little chillier (11°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Lalibela.

Things to do in Addis Ababa

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

4
nights
Lalibela, Ethiopia

Lalibela ©
Tourism in Lalibela, a small town nestled in Ethiopia's Lasta Mountains, prospers due to its fascinating cluster of rock-carved churches, dating back to the 12th century and boasting the status of a World Heritage Site.
Lalibela is known for historic sites, nightlife, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela, view the masterpieces at The Fine Art Gallery, steep yourself in history at Church of St. George, and pause for some serene contemplation at Bilbala St. George Rock Hewn Church.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Lalibela route builder tool .

Fly from Addis Ababa to Lalibela in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Kampala.

Things to do in Lalibela

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Church of St. George ©
Church of St. George
Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela ©
Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela
Yemrehanna Kristos ©
Yemrehanna Kristos

6
nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kampala: Jinja (Stand-Up Paddleboarding, Source of the Nile Museum, & more). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, browse the exhibits of Afriart Gallery, don't miss a visit to Uganda Martyrs National Shrine, and browse the different shops at The Acacia Mall.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Kampala tour itinerary planning website .

Do a combination of flight and car from Lalibela to Kampala in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December in Kampala, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Murchison Falls National Park.

Things to do in Kampala

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Jinja
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
River Rafting & Tubing
Walking tours

2
nights
Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda

Murchison Falls National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Murchison Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Nile Delta Cruises - Murchison Falls.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Murchison Falls National Park trip planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Kampala to Murchison Falls National Park in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or drive. When traveling from Kampala in December, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Murchison Falls National Park: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Entebbe.

Things to do in Murchison Falls National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Murchison Falls ©
Murchison Falls
Nile Delta Cruises - Murchison Falls ©

4
nights
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.
Entebbe is known for parks, zoos & aquariums, wildlife, nature, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Aero Beach, meet the residents at Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Centre, and see Off-Road Tours.

Plan trip to Entebbe with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Do a combination of car and flight from Murchison Falls National Park to Entebbe in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or drive. When traveling from Murchison Falls National Park in December, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Entebbe: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Things to do in Entebbe

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary ©
Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary
Entebbe Botanic Gardens ©
Entebbe Botanic Gardens

2
nights
Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda

Queen Elizabeth National Park ©
On the 17th (Tue), take in the natural beauty of Katic Safaris, then explore the activities along Kazinga Channel, and then stroll through Queen's Pavillon. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the galleries of Rwenzori Art Centre and then stroll through Kyambura Game Reserve (Kyambura Gorge).

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Queen Elizabeth National Park road trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Entebbe to Queen Elizabeth National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Queen Elizabeth National Park can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Ruhengeri.

Things to do in Queen Elizabeth National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Rwenzori Art Centre
Highlights from your plan
Kazinga Channel ©
Kazinga Channel
Rwenzori Art Centre ©
Rwenzori Art Centre

2
nights
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 19th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Volcanoes National Park and then stop by Umuzabibu Mwiza - Home to Handspun Hope. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Karisoke Research Center - Dian Fossey Camp and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Virunga National Park.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Ruhengeri day trip planner.

You can drive from Queen Elizabeth National Park to Ruhengeri in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Queen Elizabeth National Park to Ruhengeri, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December, Ruhengeri is slightly colder than Queen Elizabeth National Park - with highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kigali.

Things to do in Ruhengeri

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

5
nights
Kigali, Rwanda

Kigali ©
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.
Step out of Kigali with an excursion to King's Palace Museum in Butare--about 2 hours away. Spend the 23rd (Mon) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Kigali Genocide Memorial, take in the history at Belgian Peacekeepers Memorial, explore the world behind art at Abien Arts Center, and view the masterpieces at Inema Arts Centre.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kigali travel itinerary planner .

You can drive from Ruhengeri to Kigali in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Ruhengeri in December, with highs in Kigali at 31°C and lows at 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Bujumbura.

Things to do in Kigali

Museums Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

King's Palace Museum
Highlights from your plan
Niyo Arts Gallery ©
Niyo Arts Gallery
Kigali Genocide Memorial ©
Kigali Genocide Memorial
Nature & Wildlife Tours

1
night
Bujumbura, Burundi

Bujumbura ©
Because of its history, Bujumbura reflects a colonial charm which shows through in its buildings, wide boulevards, and carefree way of life.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Reptile Park (Parc des Reptiles) and then walk around Rusizi National Park.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Bujumbura trip itinerary planning website .

You can fly from Kigali to Bujumbura in an hour. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Kigali in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Bujumbura, with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Nairobi.

Things to do in Bujumbura

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Rusizi National Park ©
Rusizi National Park

6
nights
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: stroll through David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, look for gifts at Utamaduni Craft Centre, explore the striking landscape of Nairobi National Park, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Nairobi road trip app .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Bujumbura to Nairobi in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Bujumbura to Nairobi. Traveling from Bujumbura in December, things will get a bit cooler in Nairobi: highs are around 28°C and lows about 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Moshi.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Central Island National Park
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Nairobi National Park ©
Nairobi National Park
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ©
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

5
nights
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.
When in Moshi, make a side trip to see Mount Kilimanjaro in Kilimanjaro National Park, approximately 1h 40 min away. The adventure continues: shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Moshi travel planning app .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Nairobi to Moshi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Arusha.

Things to do in Moshi

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Mount Kilimanjaro
Highlights from your plan
Climbing Tours
Mount Kilimanjaro
Mount Kilimanjaro
Safaris

6
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.
Explore Arusha's surroundings by going to Mto wa Mbu (African Galleria & Food Tours) and Mt Meru (in Arusha National Park). There's lots more to do: see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, browse the eclectic array of goods at Masai Central Market, see the interesting displays at Tanzanite Experience, and get into the urban bustle at Cultural Arts Centre.

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Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Moshi to Arusha takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Arusha can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Arusha

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Mto wa Mbu, Mt Meru
Highlights from your plan
Climbing Tours
Off-Road Tours
Mt Meru ©
Mt Meru

6
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Zanzibar City: Nungwi (Nungwi Beach & Scuba & Snorkeling), Paje Beach (in Paje) and Off-Road Tours (in Kiwengwa). There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, pause for some serene contemplation at Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral, steep yourself in history at House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib), and relax in the rural setting at Tangawizi Spice Farm.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Zanzibar City trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Arusha to Zanzibar City takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In January, Zanzibar City is somewhat warmer than Arusha - with highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Mombasa.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Nungwi, Zanzibar Island, Paje Beach, Off-Road Tours
Highlights from your plan
Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock
Nungwi Beach ©
Nungwi Beach

5
nights
Mombasa, Kenya

Mombasa ©
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mombasa: Local Ocean Conservation (in Watamu), Gede Ruins (in Gede) and Diani Beach (Stand-Up Paddleboarding & Diani Beach). Spend the 22nd (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Haller Park, and look for gifts at Imani Collective.

To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Mombasa online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Zanzibar City to Mombasa takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Mombasa can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mombasa

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Diani Beach, Local Ocean Conservation, Gede Ruins
Highlights from your plan
Diani Beach ©
Diani Beach
Safaris
Gede Ruins ©
Gede Ruins

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