32 days in Africa Itinerary

32 days in Africa Itinerary

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Ruhengeri, Rwanda
— 2 nights
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Kigali, Rwanda
— 4 nights
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Moshi, Tanzania
— 2 nights
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Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
— 2 nights
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Arusha, Tanzania
— 4 nights
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Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 4 nights
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Mombasa, Kenya
— 2 nights
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Diani Beach, Kenya
— 1 night
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Watamu, Kenya
— 3 nights
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Nairobi, Kenya
— 4 nights
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Hargeysa, Somalia
— 3 nights

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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.
On the 18th (Tue), explore the striking landscape of Volcanoes National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Iby'iwacu Cultural Village, stop by Umuzabibu Mwiza - Home to Handspun Hope, and then don't miss a visit to Karisoke Research Center - Dian Fossey Camp.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Ruhengeri trip planner.

Dublin, Ireland to Ruhengeri is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Dublin to Ruhengeri. In August, Ruhengeri is somewhat warmer than Dublin - with highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kigali.

Things to do in Ruhengeri

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 17 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Volcanoes National Park ©
Volcanoes National Park
Karisoke Research Center - Dian Fossey Camp ©
Umuzabibu Mwiza - Home to Handspun Hope ©
Umuzabibu Mwiza - Home to Handspun Hope

4
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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.
Kigali is known for museums, wildlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Kigali Genocide Memorial, view the masterpieces at Talking Through Art, steep yourself in history at Ntarama Church, and get a tailor-made plan with Go Kigali Tours.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Kigali route maker.

Getting from Ruhengeri to Kigali by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. When traveling from Ruhengeri in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Kigali, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Moshi.

Things to do in Kigali

Find places to stay Aug 19 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Kigali Genocide Memorial ©
Kigali Genocide Memorial
Niyo Arts Gallery ©
Niyo Arts Gallery
Inema Arts Centre ©
Inema Arts Centre

2
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): view the masterpieces at Mama Africa Giftshop, then see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers. Keep things going the next day: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Moshi trip site.

Getting from Kigali to Moshi by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Africa Time (CAT) to East Africa Time (EAT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Moshi

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 23 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Climbing Tours
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mama Africa Giftshop ©
Mama Africa Giftshop

2
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Ngorongoro Crater. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to The Engare Sero Footprint Site and then contemplate the long history of Olduvai Gorge.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Ngorongoro Conservation Area vacation planner.

Getting from Moshi to Ngorongoro Conservation Area by car takes about 5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Arusha.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Ngorongoro Crater ©
Ngorongoro Crater
Olduvai Gorge ©
Olduvai 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.
Spend the 28th (Fri) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. Make the 29th (Sat) a memorable day with a climbing tour. The adventure continues: get interesting insight from Tours, see the interesting displays at Cultural Heritage Centre, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Arusha tour itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Arusha in 3.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Arusha

Tours · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 27 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Climbing Tours
Off-Road Tours

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Zanzibar City: Nungwi (Escape Room ZANZIBAR & Nungwi Beach). Spend the 1st (Tue) observing fascinating marine mammals with The Safari Blue. There's lots more to do: head off the coast to Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, pause for some serene contemplation at Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral, examine the collection at Freddie Mercury Museum, and soothe aching muscles at The Spa at Park Hyatt Zanzibar.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Zanzibar City tour itinerary planning tool.

Fly from Arusha to Zanzibar City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. In August, Zanzibar City is a bit warmer than Arusha - with highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Mombasa.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 4:
Highlights from your plan
Nungwi Beach ©
Nungwi Beach
Prison Island - Changuu Private Island ©
Prison Island - Changuu Private Island
Nakupenda Beach
Nakupenda Beach

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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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): take an exotic tour of a safari tour. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Haller Park and then get engrossed in the history at Fort Jesus Museum.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Mombasa online tour itinerary builder.

Getting from Zanzibar City to Mombasa by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Diani Beach.

Things to do in Mombasa

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Haller Park ©
Haller Park
Fort Jesus Museum ©
Fort Jesus Museum

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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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): kick back and relax at Diani Beach, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then cross one thing off your bucket list with Skydive Diani.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Diani Beach online route planner.

Do a combination of ferry and car from Mombasa to Diani Beach in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight. In September, daytime highs in Diani Beach are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Watamu.

Things to do in Diani Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Adventure
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Diani Beach ©
Diani Beach
Skydive Diani ©
Skydive Diani
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

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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.
Spend the 9th (Wed) exploring nature at Watamu National Marine Park. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Gede Ruins, relax and rejuvenate at Yoga at Watamu Treehouse, contemplate the waterfront views at Mida Creek, and delve into the lush surroundings at Arabuko-Sokoke Forest.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Watamu trip maker.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Diani Beach to Watamu in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of car, ferry, bus, and taxi. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Diani Beach in September since evenings lows in Watamu dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Nairobi.

Things to do in Watamu

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 7 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Watamu National Marine Park ©
Watamu National Marine Park
Gede Ruins ©
Gede Ruins
Mida Creek ©
Mida Creek

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Nairobi, Kenya

Nairobi ©

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 11th (Fri) exploring nature at Nairobi National Park. Spend the 14th (Mon) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's much more to do: see Off-Road Tours, buy something for everyone on your list at The Hub Karen, stroll through David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, and examine the collection at Nairobi National Museum.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Nairobi online road trip planner.

Fly from Watamu to Nairobi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Watamu in September: high temperatures in Nairobi hover around 29°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Hargeysa.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Nairobi National Park ©
Nairobi National Park
Off-Road Tours
Giraffe Centre ©
Giraffe Centre

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Hargeysa, Somalia

Hargeysa ©
A capital of the self-declared state of Somaliland, Hargeisa is the second-largest city in Somalia.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): head outdoors with Laas Geel. On the next day, browse the different shops at Dahabshiil Business Centre and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at MiG Jet.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Hargeysa road trip site.

Getting from Nairobi to Hargeysa by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Nairobi in September, things will get a bit warmer in Hargeysa: highs are around 35°C and lows about 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hargeysa

Shopping · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Dahabshiil Business Centre ©
Dahabshiil Business Centre
Laas Geel ©
Laas Geel
MiG Jet ©
MiG Jet

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