60 days in Africa Itinerary

60 days in Africa Itinerary

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Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly + Drive:  16 h 45 min
1
Ruhengeri, Rwanda
— 2 nights
Drive:  7 h
2
Fort Portal, Uganda
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Drive + Fly:  3 h
3
Entebbe, Uganda
— 5 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
4
Blantyre, Malawi
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Mulanje, Malawi
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  7 h 30 min
6
Livingstone, Zambia
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  2 h 45 min
7
Windhoek, Namibia
— 6 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  2 h
8
Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
9
Swakopmund, Namibia
— 7 nights
Fly:  5 h
10
Lusaka, Zambia
— 7 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
11
Bujumbura, Burundi
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
12
Kigali, Rwanda
— 12 nights
Fly + Train:  13 h 45 min
End: London, United Kingdom

2
nights
Ruhengeri, Rwanda

Ruhengeri ©
Most tourism in Ruhengeri revolves around the famous national park, which shelters mountain gorillas of the volcanic Virunga range.
Explore hidden gems such as Karisoke Research Center - Dian Fossey Camp and Iby'iwacu Cultural Village. Go for a jaunt from Ruhengeri to Rubavu to see Congo Nile Trail about 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Volcanoes National Park and look for gifts at Umuzabibu Mwiza - Home to Handspun Hope.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Ruhengeri route planner.

London, UK to Ruhengeri is an approximately 17- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central Africa Time is 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from London in October; daily highs in Ruhengeri reach 26°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Fort Portal.

Things to do in Ruhengeri

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Congo Nile Trail, Iby'iwacu Cultural Village
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 3:
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Volcanoes National Park ©
Volcanoes National Park
Karisoke Research Center - Dian Fossey Camp ©
Congo Nile Trail ©
Congo Nile Trail

3
nights
Fort Portal, Uganda

Fort Portal ©
A handful of natural parks and reserves, caves, and lakes, welcome you to Fort Portal.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bigodi Wetlands Sanctuary and Queen Elizabeth National Park. There's much more to do: get outside with Kibale Forest National Park, explore the activities along Lake Nkuruba, and stroll through Lake Nkuruba Nature Reserve.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Fort Portal journey site.

Getting from Ruhengeri to Fort Portal by car takes about 7 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central Africa Time (CAT) to East Africa Time (EAT) is 1 hour. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Ruhengeri in October: high temperatures in Fort Portal hover around 32°C and lows are around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Entebbe.

Things to do in Fort Portal

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Queen Elizabeth National Park, Lake Nkuruba
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 6:
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Bigodi Wetlands Sanctuary ©
Bigodi Wetlands Sanctuary
Queen Elizabeth National Park ©
Queen Elizabeth National Park
Kibale Forest National Park ©
Kibale Forest National Park

5
nights
Entebbe, Uganda

Entebbe ©
Nestled on Lake Victoria Peninsula, the laid-back town of Entebbe once served as seat of the colonial government, yet remains widely known as the scene of the 1976 Israeli rescue of hostages kidnapped by Palestinian and German plane hijackers.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lake Victoria and Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary. When in Entebbe, make a side trip to see Munyonyo Martyrs' Shrine in Munyonyo, approximately Munyonyo away. There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Ssese Islands, get to know the resident critters at Reptile village in Entebbe, take in nature's colorful creations at Entebbe Botanic Gardens, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Centre.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Entebbe journey app.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Fort Portal to Entebbe in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Entebbe can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Blantyre.

Things to do in Entebbe

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Munyonyo Martyrs' Shrine
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 11:
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Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary ©
Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary
Lake Victoria ©
Lake Victoria
Ssese Islands ©
Ssese Islands

3
nights
Blantyre, Malawi

Blantyre ©
As Malawi's second-largest city, Blantyre represents the country's main commercial and industrial hub and boasts a dynamic array of food options.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Zomba Plateau and Majete Wildlife Reserve. Step out of Blantyre with an excursion to King African Rifles Monument in Zomba--about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at St.Michael's and All Angels Church, don't miss a visit to Malawi Stock Exchange, browse the exhibits of La Caverna Art Gallery, and hike along The Way of the Cross/ Njira ya Mtanda.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Blantyre trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Entebbe to Blantyre takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Entebbe to Blantyre, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Entebbe in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Blantyre, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to Mulanje.

Things to do in Blantyre

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Zomba, Majete Wildlife Reserve
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 14:
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Zomba Plateau ©
Zomba Plateau
Majete Wildlife Reserve ©
Majete Wildlife Reserve
St.Michael's and All Angels Church ©
St.Michael's and All Angels Church

1
night
Mulanje, Malawi

Mulanje ©
Mulanje is a town in the Southern Region, Malawi close to the border of Mozambique. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Mulanje.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Mulanje online attractions planner.

You can drive from Blantyre to Mulanje in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and car. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Livingstone.

Things to do in Mulanje

Nature Parks
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Mount Mulanje ©
Mount Mulanje

4
nights
Livingstone, Zambia

Livingstone ©
Tourism in Livingstone, a town nestled on the Zimbabwean border, thrives largely thanks to the nearby Victoria Falls.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mukuni Village and Gorge Swing. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Victoria Falls, tour the pleasant surroundings at Livingstone Reptile Park, view the masterpieces at Wayiwayi Art Studio and Gallery, and admire the natural beauty at Going Green Investment- Zambia.

To see where to stay and other tourist information, use the Livingstone holiday planner.

Do a combination of car and flight from Mulanje to Livingstone in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Windhoek.

Things to do in Livingstone

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trip

Mukuni Village
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Victoria Falls ©
Victoria Falls
Mukuni Village ©
Mukuni Village
Livingstone Museum ©
Livingstone Museum

6
nights
Windhoek, Namibia

Windhoek ©
Located in the heart of the country, Namibia's capital city Windhoek receives a constant influx of tourists, in part because of its international airport.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to NamibRand Nature Reserve and Okapuka Ranch. There's much more to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Naute Kristall Cellar and Destillery, see the interesting displays at Trans-Namib Railroad Museum, try your luck at Avani Windhoek Hotel Casino, and get a new perspective on nature at Geological Survey Museum.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Windhoek trip website.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Livingstone to Windhoek in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Livingstone to Windhoek, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Livingstone in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Windhoek, with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Namib-Naukluft Park.

Things to do in Windhoek

Parks Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Naute Kristall Cellar and Destillery
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 25:
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NamibRand Nature Reserve ©
NamibRand Nature Reserve
Naute Kristall Cellar and Destillery ©
Naute Kristall Cellar and Destillery
Christuskirche ©
Christuskirche

5
nights
Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia

Namib-Naukluft Park ©
One of the world's largest nature and game reserves, the vast Namib-Naukluft Park boasts sweeping desert and mountain landscapes, a diverse range of animal life, and the surreal Sossusvlei, a scenic saltpan sprinkled with towering red sand dunes and petrified acacia trees.
Step off the beaten path and head to Kuiseb Pass and Tropic of Capricorn Sign. Step out of Namib-Naukluft Park to go to Gobabeb and see Dorob National Park, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: take a memorable drive along Spreetshoogte Pass, explore the striking landscape at Elim Dunes, take in breathtaking views at Sesriem Canyon, and admire nature's extreme beauty at Big Daddy Dune.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Namib-Naukluft Park tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Windhoek to Namib-Naukluft Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Windhoek in October, with highs in Namib-Naukluft Park at 25°C and lows at 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Namib-Naukluft Park

Nature Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Tropic of Capricorn Sign, Kuiseb Pass, Dorob National Park
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Big Daddy Dune ©
Big Daddy Dune
Kuiseb Pass ©
Kuiseb Pass
Spreetshoogte Pass ©
Spreetshoogte Pass

7
nights
Swakopmund, Namibia

Swakopmund ©
Nestled on Namibia's Atlantic coast and surrounded by the sand dunes of the vast Namib Desert, the resort town of Swakopmund enchants visitors with its distinct German colonial architecture and pleasant climate.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Dune 7 and Moon Landscape. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Swakopmund: Walvis Bay Waterfront (in Walvis Bay) and Spitzkoppe (in Damaraland). There's still lots to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, admire nature's wide array of creatures at National Marin Aquarium of Namibia, examine the collection at Swakopmund Museum, and look for gifts at Kristall Galerie.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Swakopmund trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Namib-Naukluft Park to Swakopmund in 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Swakopmund are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Lusaka.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Walvis Bay, Spitzkoppe, Moon Landscape
Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 6:
Highlights from your plan
Dune 7 ©
Dune 7
Nature & Wildlife Tours
German Evangelical Lutheran Church ©
German Evangelical Lutheran Church

7
nights
Lusaka, Zambia

Lusaka ©
Tourism in Lusaka, Zambia's commercial and government center, thrives mostly due to its central location and well-connected airport, making it a gateway for exploring the country's numerous nature reserves and national parks.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Lilayi Elephant Nursery and Eastpark Mall. Next up on the itinerary: stop by Manda Hill, stroll through Parays Game Farm Wildlife Sanctuary, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of The Holy Cross Lusaka, and get your bearings at Mulungushi International Conference Centre.

For maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Lusaka online travel planner.

You can fly from Swakopmund to Lusaka in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Africa Time (CAT) to Central Africa Time (CAT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Bujumbura.

Things to do in Lusaka

Parks Shopping Wildlife
Find places to stay Nov 6 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Chaminuka Game Reserve ©
Chaminuka Game Reserve
The Lilayi Elephant Nursery ©
The Lilayi Elephant Nursery
Eastpark Mall ©
Eastpark Mall

3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Livingstone-Stanley Monument and Musee Vivant. Next up on the itinerary: walk around Rusizi National Park, don't miss a visit to Monument de l'Unite, take in the dramatic scenery at Karera Waterfalls, and engage your brain at Geological Museum of Burundi.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Bujumbura online trip planner.

Fly from Lusaka to Bujumbura in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and car; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Bujumbura can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Kigali.

Things to do in Bujumbura

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Karera Waterfalls
Find places to stay Nov 13 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Rusizi National Park ©
Rusizi National Park
Livingstone-Stanley Monument ©
Livingstone-Stanley Monument
Musee Vivant ©
Musee Vivant

12
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Nyamata Church and The Palace of King Mutara III Rudahigwa. Go for a jaunt from Kigali to Nyanza to see The Royal Palace about 1h 30 min away. Spend the 19th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Kigali Genocide Memorial, hunt for treasures at Kimironko Market, get your bearings at Librarie Ikirezi Bookshop, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Belgian Peacekeepers Memorial.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kigali day trip tool.

You can fly from Bujumbura to Kigali in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Bujumbura in November since evenings lows in Kigali dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kigali

Museums Shopping Outdoors

Side Trip

Nyanza
Find places to stay Nov 16 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Kigali Genocide Memorial ©
Kigali Genocide Memorial
Nyamata Church ©
Nyamata Church
Ntarama Church ©
Ntarama Church

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