37 days in Africa Itinerary

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Kigali, Rwanda
— 3 nights
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Ruhengeri, Rwanda
— 2 nights
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Kampala, Uganda
— 5 nights
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Arusha, Tanzania
— 5 nights
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Moshi, Tanzania
— 5 nights
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Nungwi, Tanzania
— 4 nights
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Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 6 nights
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Maputo, Mozambique
— 6 nights
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Kigali, Rwanda — 3 nights

Discover out-of-the-way places like Nyamata Church and Spas. Spend the 25th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Ntarama Church, sample the fine beverages at 1000 Hills Distillery, browse the exhibits of Niyo Arts Gallery, and pause for some serene contemplation at Saint-Famille Church.

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Windhoek, Namibia to Kigali is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Windhoek to Kigali is 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Windhoek in January: highs in Kigali hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Ruhengeri.
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Ruhengeri, Rwanda — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Volcanoes National Park. Keep things going the next day: stop by Umuzabibu Mwiza - Home to Handspun Hope and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Ruhengeri online travel route planner.

You can drive from Kigali to Ruhengeri in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kigali in January, expect Ruhengeri to be little chillier, temps between 27°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Kampala.
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Kampala, Uganda — 5 nights

Step off the beaten path and head to Safaris and River Rafting & Tubing. Venture out of the city with trips to Entebbe (Off-Road Tours, Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Centre, &more). Spend the 31st (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gaddafi National Mosque, and browse the exhibits of Afriart Gallery.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kampala online itinerary planner.

Traveling by bus from Ruhengeri to Kampala takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Ruhengeri to Kampala, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Ruhengeri in January; daily highs in Kampala reach 32°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Arusha.
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Arusha, Tanzania — 5 nights

Explore hidden gems such as Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Ngurdoto Crater. Make the 4th (Sat) a memorable day with a climbing tour. Spend the 6th (Mon) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. There's much more to do: see Off-Road Tours, see the interesting displays at Cultural Heritage Centre, browse the eclectic array of goods at Masai Central Market, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Arusha trip planner.

Getting from Kampala to Arusha by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Kampala in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Arusha, with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Moshi.
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Moshi, Tanzania — 5 nights

Step off the beaten path and head to Balloon Rides and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Change things up with a short trip to Mount Kilimanjaro in Kilimanjaro National Park (about 1h 50 min away). Spend the 12th (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. And it doesn't end there: shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, view the masterpieces at Mama Africa Giftshop, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Moshi journey maker website.

Traveling by shuttle from Arusha to Moshi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Nungwi.
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Nungwi, Tanzania — 4 nights

You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Off-Road Tours and Matemwe Beach. Take a break from Nungwi with a short trip to Scuba & Snorkeling in Kiwengwa, about 44 minutes away. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Kendwa Beach, stroll through Mnarani Marine Turtles Conservation Pond, look for gifts at Bahati Beach Boutique, and explore the fascinating underground world of Tazari Caves.

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Traveling by flight from Moshi to Nungwi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi; or do a combination of train, ferry, and taxi. In February, daytime highs in Nungwi are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Zanzibar City.
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Zanzibar City, Tanzania — 6 nights

You'll discover tucked-away gems like Jambiani Beach and Rising Sun Dive Center. Change things up with these side-trips from Zanzibar City: Uroa Bay (in Uroa), Paje Scooter Rent (in Paje) and Kuza Cave (in Jambiani). Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, admire the natural beauty at Forodhani Gardens, pause for some serene contemplation at Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral, and look for gifts at 1001 Organic Spicery (at Hurumzi).

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You can drive from Nungwi to Zanzibar City in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in February, and nighttime lows around 29°C. On the 22nd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Maputo.
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Maputo, Mozambique — 6 nights

City of Acacias

You'll discover tucked-away gems like Inhaca Island and Museu De Historia Natural de Maputo. Go for a jaunt from Maputo to Santa Maria to see Gozo Azul Marine about 1h 35 min away. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroquia Santo Antonio, examine the collection at Museu dos CFM, admire the natural beauty at Louis Tregardt Memorial Garden, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception.

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You can fly from Zanzibar City to Maputo in 9.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry, train, car, and bus. Traveling from Zanzibar City to Maputo, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In February in Maputo, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.
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Rwanda travel guide

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Specialty Museums · National 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.
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Uganda travel guide

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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.
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Tanzania travel guide

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Safaris · Geologic Formations · Beaches
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.
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