60 days in Africa Itinerary

60 days in Africa Itinerary

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Luanda, Angola
— 1 night
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Cape Town, South Africa
— 6 nights
3
Simunye, Eswatini (Swaziland)
— 1 night
4
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 5 nights
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Livingstone, Zambia
— 3 nights
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Lilongwe, Malawi
— 2 nights
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Mozambique Island, Mozambique
— 1 night
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Nairobi, Kenya
— 4 nights
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Juba, South Sudan
— 1 night
10
Mogadishu, Somalia
— 1 night
11
Mombasa, Kenya
— 4 nights
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Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 4 nights
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Arusha, Tanzania
— 4 nights
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Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo
— 1 night
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Kabale, Uganda
— 3 nights
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Kigali, Rwanda
— 4 nights
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Bujumbura, Burundi
— 1 night
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Kampala, Uganda
— 4 nights
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Lalibela, Ethiopia
— 2 nights
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
— 5 nights

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Luanda, Angola

Luanda ©
After decades of conflict, Luanda experienced a massive economic boom at the beginning of the 21st century, making it one of the most developed cities in Africa and a magnet for tourists.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Museu Nacional da Escravatura, admire the striking features of Palacio de Ferro, take an in-depth tour of Museu da Moeda, then explore the galleries of Fortaleza de Sao Miguel, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Nossa Senhora dos Remedios.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Luanda online holiday planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Luanda is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. In January, Luanda is much hotter than Amsterdam - with highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Luanda

Museums · Historic Sites
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Fortaleza de Sao Miguel ©
Fortaleza de Sao Miguel
Museu Nacional da Escravatura ©
Museu Nacional da Escravatura
Igreja de Nossa Senhora dos Remedios ©
Igreja de Nossa Senhora dos Remedios

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Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Robben Island Museum and Groot Constantia. Your inner history buff will appreciate Castle of Good Hope and Maclear's Beacon. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cape Town: Iona Wine Farm (in Grabouw), Franschhoek (Franschhoek Motor Museum & First South African Perfume Museum) and Shark Diving (in Gansbaai). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, stroll through Clifton Beaches, hike along Platteklip Gorge, and take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.

To see maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Cape Town online trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Luanda to Cape Town in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Luanda to Cape Town. Traveling from Luanda in January, things will get little chillier in Cape Town: highs are around 32°C and lows about 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Simunye.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Franschhoek, Iona Wine Farm, Shark Diving, The Stellenbosch Village Museum
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Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
District Six Museum ©
District Six Museum

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Simunye, Eswatini (Swaziland)

Simunye ©
Simunye is a sugar mill town on the lowveld in eastern Swaziland. To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Simunye sightseeing planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cape Town to Simunye. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Simunye

Wildlife · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Hlane Royal National Park
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Hlane Royal National Park ©
Hlane Royal National Park

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Johannesburg, South Africa

Johannesburg ©
Founded when gold was discovered in the area in the late 19th century, Johannesburg quickly grew into a bustling metropolis, South Africa's largest city and the region's economic hub.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Mandela House and Union Buildings. Apartheid Museum and Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Johannesburg: Voortrekker Monument (in Pretoria) and Ukutula Conservation Center (in Brits). Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your military savvy at South African National Museum of Military History, take in the exciting artwork at I was shot in Joburg, try your luck at Montecasino, and find something for the whole family at Gold Reef City.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Johannesburg trip planner.

Getting from Simunye to Johannesburg by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in January, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Livingstone.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums · Wildlife · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Pretoria, Sandton, Liliesleaf, Ukutula Conservation Center
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Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct ©
Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct

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Livingstone, Zambia

Tourism in Livingstone, a town nestled on the Zimbabwean border, thrives largely thanks to the nearby Victoria Falls.
Let the collections at Livingstone Museum and Wayiwayi Art Studio and Gallery capture your imagination. There's lots more to do: admire all the interesting features of Mukuni Village, take in the dramatic scenery at Victoria Falls, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Livingstone planner.

Traveling by flight from Johannesburg to Livingstone takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Johannesburg in January: highs in Livingstone hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Lilongwe.

Things to do in Livingstone

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trip

Mukuni Village
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Safaris
Livingstone Museum ©
Livingstone Museum
Railway Museum ©
Railway Museum

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Lilongwe, Malawi

Lilongwe ©
The capital city of Malawi and its largest, Lilongwe serves as an important center of economy and transportation for the area.
On the 19th (Sun), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nkhoma Mountain and then ponder the world of politics at Parliament Building. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Mon): buy something for everyone on your list at Old Town Mall, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Maula Cathedral, then stroll through Lilongwe Wildlife Centre, and finally stop by Gems and Jewellery Lanka.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Lilongwe travel planning website.

Traveling by flight from Livingstone to Lilongwe takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Mozambique Island.

Things to do in Lilongwe

Parks · Nature · Shopping
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Lilongwe Wildlife Centre ©
Lilongwe Wildlife Centre
Maula Cathedral ©
Maula Cathedral
Parliament Building ©
Parliament Building

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Mozambique Island, Mozambique

Mozambique Island ©
Once a capital of Portuguese East Africa, the World Heritage-listed Island of Mozambique today ranks among Mozambique's fastest-growing tourist destinations.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): stroll through Sao Sebastiao Peninsula, then take an in-depth tour of Governor's Palace Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Fortaleza de Sao Sebastiao.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Mozambique Island journey planner.

Do a combination of car and flight from Lilongwe to Mozambique Island in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. In January in Mozambique Island, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Nairobi.

Things to do in Mozambique Island

Wildlife · Parks · Museums
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Sao Sebastiao Peninsula ©
Sao Sebastiao Peninsula
Governor's Palace Museum ©
Governor's Palace Museum
Fortaleza de Sao Sebastiao ©
Fortaleza de Sao Sebastiao

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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.
Karen Blixen Museum and Nairobi War Cemetery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Nairobi National Museum and Polka Dot Art Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. There's lots more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nairobi National Park, admire the landmark architecture of African Heritage House, tour the pleasant surroundings at David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Nairobi visit site.

Getting from Mozambique Island to Nairobi by combination of car and flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Mozambique Island to Nairobi. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Mozambique Island in January; daily highs in Nairobi reach 30°C and lows reach 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Juba.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Mugie Ranch
Find places to stay Jan 21 — 26:
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Safaris
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ©
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
Nairobi National Park ©
Nairobi National Park

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Juba, South Sudan

Juba ©
A frantic metropolis bursting from the White Nile River, Juba stands as the capital and largest city of the Republic of South Sudan.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Main Mosque, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at All Saints Cathedral, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St.Theresa Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Juba trip builder app.

Fly from Nairobi to Juba in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from East Africa Time (EAT) to Central Africa Time (CAT) is minus 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Nairobi in January: highs in Juba hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mogadishu.

Things to do in Juba

Historic Sites
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St. Joseph's Catholic Church ©
St. Joseph's Catholic Church
All Saints Cathedral ©
All Saints Cathedral

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Mogadishu, Somalia

Mogadishu ©
Swim in the warm waters, stroll over white sand, or play volleyball and other sports on the beaches of Mogadishu, the White Pearl of the Indian Ocean.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): get into the urban bustle at Villa Somalia and then get a new perspective on nature at black Hawk Down crash site museum.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Mogadishu online vacation builder.

Traveling by flight from Juba to Mogadishu takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Juba to Mogadishu is 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Juba in January; daily highs in Mogadishu reach 34°C and lows reach 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Mombasa.

Things to do in Mogadishu

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
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Villa Somalia ©
Villa Somalia

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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.
Let the collections at Gede Ruins and Fort Jesus Museum capture your imagination. Ndoro Sculpture Garden Malindi and Shree Cutch Satsang Swaminarayan Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Mombasa: Diani Beach (in Diani Beach) and Watamu (Local Ocean Conservation & Nature & Wildlife Tours). There's lots more to do: stroll through Haller Park, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, look for gifts at Imani Collective, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Mombasa route builder website.

You can fly from Mogadishu to Mombasa in 7 hours. Another option is to drive. In January, daily temperatures in Mombasa can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Mombasa

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Watamu, Gede Ruins, Diani Beach, Ndoro Sculpture Garden Malindi
Find places to stay Jan 28 — Feb 1:
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Safaris
Gede Ruins ©
Gede Ruins
Nature & Wildlife Tours

4
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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Hamamni Persian Baths and Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral. Let the collections at Peace Memorial Museum (Beit el Amani) and Hurumzi Henna Art Gallery capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Nungwi (Nungwi Beach & Scuba & Snorkeling). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah's Rock, explore the ancient world of The Old Fort (Ngome Kongwe), look for gifts at Aromas of Zanzibar, and contemplate the long history of Mtoni Palace Ruins.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Zanzibar City tour builder site.

Traveling by flight from Mombasa to Zanzibar City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In February, daytime highs in Zanzibar City are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Arusha.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Zanzibar Island, Nungwi
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Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hamamni Persian Baths ©
Hamamni Persian Baths

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Cultural Heritage Centre and Olpopongi - Maasai Cultural Village & Museum. Go for a jaunt from Arusha to Arusha National Park to see Safaris about 1h 55 min away. The adventure continues: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, hunt for treasures at Masai Central Market, head outdoors with Kili Dreamers, and look for gifts at Shanga & Shanga Foundation.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Arusha day trip planning site.

Fly from Zanzibar City to Arusha in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Zanzibar City in February: high temperatures in Arusha hover around 32°C and lows are around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Goma.

Things to do in Arusha

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Olpopongi - Maasai Cultural Village & Museum, Safaris, Masai Central Market
Find places to stay Feb 5 — 9:
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Climbing Tours
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Safaris

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Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Goma ©
Nestled between two opposites--a lake and a volcano--Goma represents an adventurous vacation spot.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): explore the activities along Lake Kivu and then get impressive views of Mount Nyiragongo.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Goma route maker tool.

Getting from Arusha to Goma by flight takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Traveling from Arusha to Goma, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Arusha in February, expect nights in Goma to be a bit warmer, around 24°C, while days are slightly colder, around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Kabale.

Things to do in Goma

Nature · Parks
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Mount Nyiragongo ©
Mount Nyiragongo
Lake Kivu ©
Lake Kivu

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Kabale, Uganda

Kabale ©
The sleepy market town of Kabale in Western Uganda, although meagre in sights of its own, boasts close proximity to several national parks, just a couple of miles from the border with Rwanda.
Visit Bugona Tree and All Saints Church for their historical value. Spend the 11th (Tue) in the pleasant surroundings of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Next up on the itinerary: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Kabale trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Goma to Kabale takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Goma to Kabale is 1 hour. Traveling from Goma in February, expect a bit cooler with lows of 15°C in Kabale. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kigali.

Things to do in Kabale

Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Bugona Tree, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
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Bwindi Impenetrable Forest ©
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
All Saints Church ©
All Saints Church

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kigali Genocide Memorial and Inema Arts Centre. Appreciate the collections at Campaign Against Genocide Museum and MAMA Rwanda Hostel. Explore Kigali's surroundings by going to Nyanza (The Royal Palace & The Palace of King Mutara III Rudahigwa), Umuzabibu Mwiza - Home to Handspun Hope (in Ruhengeri) and King's Palace Museum (in Butare). There's lots more to do: take in the exciting artwork at Abien Arts Center, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint-Famille Church, contemplate the long history of Ntarama Church, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Nyamata Church.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kigali journey planning tool.

Traveling by car from Kabale to Kigali takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kabale to Kigali due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kabale in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Kigali, with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Bujumbura.

Things to do in Kigali

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nyanza, Iby'iwacu Cultural Village, Umuzabibu Mwiza - Home to Handspun Hope, King's Palace Museum
Find places to stay Feb 13 — 17:
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Niyo Arts Gallery ©
Niyo Arts Gallery
Kigali Genocide Memorial ©
Kigali Genocide Memorial
Abien Arts Center ©
Abien Arts Center

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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.
On the 18th (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rusizi National Park, then pause for some photo ops at Monument de l'Unite, and then make a trip to Mausolee du Prince Louis Rwagasore.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Bujumbura driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Kigali to Bujumbura takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Bujumbura when traveling from Kigali in February, with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Kampala.

Things to do in Bujumbura

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 17 — 18:
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Rusizi National Park ©
Rusizi National Park
Monument de l'Unite ©
Monument de l'Unite
Mausolee du Prince Louis Rwagasore ©
Mausolee du Prince Louis Rwagasore

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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Munyonyo Martyrs' Shrine and Kasubi Tombs. Let the collections at Social Innovation Museum and Afriart Gallery capture your imagination. Take a break from Kampala with a short trip to Katwe Tourism Information Centre in Queen Elizabeth National Park, about 6 hours away. Spend the 20th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gaddafi National Mosque, stroll around Gorilla Bookings, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Great Adventures Uganda.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kampala trip itinerary website.

Getting from Bujumbura to Kampala by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Bujumbura to Kampala, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In February, daily temperatures in Kampala can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Lalibela.

Things to do in Kampala

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Munyonyo Martyrs' Shrine, Katwe Tourism Information Centre
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Safaris
Katwe Tourism Information Centre ©
Katwe Tourism Information Centre
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): contemplate the long history of Church of St. George, contemplate the long history of Bilbala St. George Rock Hewn Church, then contemplate the long history of Biete Medhane Alem, and finally explore the ancient world of Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Yemrehana Krestos Church, take in the exciting artwork at The Fine Art Gallery, then delve into the distant past at Tomb of Adam, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Na’akuto La’ab, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Asheton Maryam Monastery.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Lalibela tour planner.

You can fly from Kampala to Lalibela in 8.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Addis Ababa.

Things to do in Lalibela

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Feb 22 — 24:
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Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela ©
Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela
Church of St. George ©
Church of St. George
Bilbala St. George Rock Hewn Church ©
Bilbala St. George Rock Hewn Church

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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.
You'll explore and learn at National Museum of Ethiopia and Asni Gallery. Do some cultural sightseeing at Holy Trinity Cathedral and Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum. Step out of Addis Ababa with an excursion to Debre Libanos Monastery in Debre Libanos--about 1h 50 min away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Medhane Alem Cathedral, indulge in your favorite hot beverage with a coffee and tea tour, take in the exciting artwork at Lela Gallery, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Addis Ababa road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Lalibela to Addis Ababa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In February, daytime highs in Addis Ababa are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Addis Ababa

Tours · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Debre Libanos Monastery
Find places to stay Feb 24 — 29:
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Horseback Riding Tours
Holy Trinity Cathedral ©
Holy Trinity Cathedral
National Museum of Ethiopia ©
National Museum of Ethiopia

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