22 days in Africa Itinerary

22 days in Africa Itinerary

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22 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Doha, Qatar
Fly + Drive:  11 h 15 min
1
Jinja, Uganda
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
2
Kampala, Uganda
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  3 h
3
Ruhengeri, Rwanda
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
5
Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
6
Eastern Province, Rwanda
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  1 h 45 min
7
Bujumbura, Burundi
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h
8
Kigali, Rwanda
— 4 nights
Fly:  10 h 45 min
End: Doha, Qatar

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.
Go for a jaunt from Jinja to Lugazi to see Our Lady of Peace Cathedral about 58 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, push the limits with an extreme tour, admire the sheer force of Itanda Falls, and contemplate the long history of Source of the Nile - Speke Monument.

Make your Jinja itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Doha, Qatar to Jinja is an approximately 11.5- hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Doha in May, expect nights in Jinja to be slightly colder, around 21°C, while days are much colder, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Kampala.

Things to do in Jinja

Tours Outdoors Parks

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Kampala side-trips: Entebbe (Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Centre, Entebbe Botanic Gardens, &more). There's much more to do: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, make a trip to Uganda Martyrs National Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gaddafi National Mosque, and look for gifts at Good Glass.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Kampala trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by bus from Jinja to Kampala takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, daytime highs in Kampala are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Ruhengeri.

Things to do in Kampala

Wildlife Parks Tours

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Volcanoes National Park and then stop by Umuzabibu Mwiza - Home to Handspun Hope. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Karisoke Research Center - Dian Fossey Camp and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Virunga National Park.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Ruhengeri trip planning website.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Kampala to Ruhengeri in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kampala to Ruhengeri due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Kampala in June; daily highs in Ruhengeri reach 26°C and lows reach 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Goma.

Things to do in Ruhengeri

Parks Nature Shopping
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Volcanoes National Park ©
Volcanoes National Park

2
nights
Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Goma ©
Nestled between two opposites--a lake and a volcano--Goma represents an adventurous vacation spot.
On the 10th (Wed), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kivu and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Nyiragongo.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Goma trip itinerary maker app.

Drive from Ruhengeri to Goma in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ruhengeri to Goma due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ruhengeri in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Goma, with lows around 22°C. You will leave for Kinshasa on the 11th (Thu).

Things to do in Goma

Parks Nature
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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Zongo Falls in Zongo (about 1h 20 min away). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Lola ya Bonobo, take in the exciting artwork at Texaf Bilembo, don't miss a visit to Tour de l'echangeur, and browse the fresh offerings at Marche Nouveau DAIPN.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kinshasa trip planner.

Getting from Goma to Kinshasa by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Goma in June, you will find days in Kinshasa are somewhat warmer (33°C), and nights are about the same (24°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. Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Akagera National Park.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Eastern Province online journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Kinshasa to Eastern Province takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Western African Time to Central African Time is 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Eastern Province when traveling from Kinshasa in June, with lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Bujumbura.

Things to do in Eastern Province

Wildlife Parks Nature
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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): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rusizi National Park and then look for all kinds of wild species at Reptile Park (Parc des Reptiles). Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind Livingstone-Stanley Monument and then steep yourself in history at Musee Vivant.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Bujumbura trip builder tool.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Eastern Province to Bujumbura takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Eastern Province in June, Bujumbura is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to 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: see the interesting displays at Kigali Genocide Memorial, look for gifts at Azizi Life Boutique, see Off-Road Tours, and steep yourself in history at Ntarama Church.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Kigali road trip app.

You can fly from Bujumbura to Kigali in an hour. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Kigali when traveling from Bujumbura in June, with lows around 19°C. 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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