22 days in Africa Itinerary

22 days in Africa Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Jinja, Uganda
— 3 nights
2
Kampala, Uganda
— 4 nights
3
Ruhengeri, Rwanda
— 2 nights
4
Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo
— 2 nights
5
Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
— 3 nights
6
Eastern Province, Rwanda
— 1 night
7
Bujumbura, Burundi
— 2 nights
8
Kigali, Rwanda
— 4 nights

3
nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to River Rafting & Tubing and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Step out of Jinja to go to Lugazi and see Our Lady of Peace Cathedral, which is approximately 58 minutes away. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Source of the Nile - Speke Monument, take in the dramatic scenery at Itanda Falls, explore the activities along Victoria Nile, and view the masterpieces at Cuupa Arts Gallery.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Jinja online trip itinerary planner.

Doha, Qatar to Jinja is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and car. When traveling from Doha in May, plan for much colder days in Jinja, with highs around °C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Kampala.

Things to do in Jinja

Outdoors Tours Nature

Side Trip

Our Lady of Peace Cathedral
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River Rafting & Tubing
Itanda Falls ©
Itanda Falls
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

4
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.
Visiting Safaris and Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kampala: Entebbe (Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Centre & Entebbe Botanic Gardens). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gaddafi National Mosque, tour the pleasant surroundings at Great Adventures Uganda, stop by Good Glass, and browse the different shops at The Acacia Mall.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kampala online itinerary planner.

You can take a bus from Jinja to Kampala in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Ruhengeri.

Things to do in Kampala

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Entebbe
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Safaris
Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary ©
Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary
River Rafting & Tubing

2
nights
Ruhengeri, Rwanda

Ruhengeri ©
Most tourism in Ruhengeri revolves around the famous national park, which shelters mountain gorillas of the volcanic Virunga range.
On the 8th (Mon), 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: make a trip to Karisoke Research Center - Dian Fossey Camp.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Ruhengeri trip planner.

Getting from Kampala to Ruhengeri by combination of flight and car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kampala to Ruhengeri due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Kampala in June, with highs in Ruhengeri at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Goma.

Things to do in Ruhengeri

Nature Parks Shopping
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Volcanoes National Park ©
Volcanoes National Park
Umuzabibu Mwiza - Home to Handspun Hope ©
Umuzabibu Mwiza - Home to Handspun Hope
Karisoke Research Center - Dian Fossey Camp ©

2
nights
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 (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kivu and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Nyiragongo.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Goma tour planner.

You can drive from Ruhengeri to Goma in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Ruhengeri in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Goma, with lows of °C. You'll set off for Kinshasa on the 11th (Thu).

Things to do in Goma

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

3
nights
Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Kinshasa ©
In a city bubbling with life, a Kinshasa vacation offers a non-stop immersion into African culture and history.
Visiting Lola ya Bonobo and Lac Ma Vallée will get you outdoors. When in Kinshasa, make a side trip to see Zongo Falls in Zongo, approximately Zongo away. There's much more to do: get outside with Symphonies Naturelles, get a taste of the local shopping with Texaf Bilembo, explore the world behind art at Academie des Beaux-Arts, and make a trip to Tour de l'echangeur.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kinshasa trip itinerary builder website.

Fly from Goma to Kinshasa in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Goma to Kinshasa is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Goma in June: highs in Kinshasa hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Eastern Province.

Things to do in Kinshasa

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Zongo Falls
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Lola ya Bonobo ©
Lola ya Bonobo
Zongo Falls ©
Zongo Falls
Symphonies Naturelles ©
Symphonies Naturelles

1
night
Eastern Province, Rwanda

Eastern Province ©
Eastern Province is the largest, the most populous and the least densely populated of Rwanda's five provinces. On the 15th (Mon), stroll through Akagera National Park.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Eastern Province day trip app.

You can fly from Kinshasa to Eastern Province in 8 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Kinshasa to Eastern Province is 1 hour. Traveling from Kinshasa in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Eastern Province, with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Bujumbura.

Things to do in Eastern Province

Wildlife Nature Parks
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Akagera National Park ©
Akagera National Park

2
nights
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 16th (Tue): walk around Rusizi National Park and then look for all kinds of wild species at Reptile Park (Parc des Reptiles). Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind Livingstone-Stanley Monument and then steep yourself in history at Musee Vivant.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Bujumbura trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Eastern Province to Bujumbura takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Eastern Province in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of °C in Bujumbura. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Kigali.

Things to do in Bujumbura

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Rusizi National Park ©
Rusizi National Park
Livingstone-Stanley Monument ©
Livingstone-Stanley Monument
Musee Vivant ©
Musee Vivant

4
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.
Kigali is known for museums, wildlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Kigali Genocide Memorial, browse the eclectic array of goods at Kimironko Market, explore the galleries of Inema Arts Centre, and steep yourself in history at Ntarama Church.

For traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Kigali holiday builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Bujumbura to Kigali takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Bujumbura in June, expect slightly colder with lows of °C in Kigali. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Kigali

Shopping Museums Wildlife
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Kigali Genocide Memorial ©
Kigali Genocide Memorial
Off-Road Tours
Inema Arts Centre ©
Inema Arts Centre

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