60 days in Africa Itinerary

60 days in Africa Itinerary

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1
Ruhengeri, Rwanda
— 2 nights
2
Fort Portal, Uganda
— 3 nights
3
Entebbe, Uganda
— 5 nights
4
Blantyre, Malawi
— 3 nights
5
Mulanje, Malawi
— 1 night
6
Livingstone, Zambia
— 4 nights
7
Windhoek, Namibia
— 6 nights
8
Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia
— 5 nights
9
Swakopmund, Namibia
— 7 nights
10
Lusaka, Zambia
— 7 nights
11
Bujumbura, Burundi
— 3 nights
12
Kigali, Rwanda
— 12 nights

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 Congo Nile Trail. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Volcanoes National Park, contemplate the long history of Iby'iwacu Cultural Village, and stop by Umuzabibu Mwiza - Home to Handspun Hope.

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

London, UK to Ruhengeri is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from London to Ruhengeri, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from London in October; daily highs in Ruhengeri reach °C and lows reach °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

Iby'iwacu Cultural Village, Congo Nile Trail
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 Lake Nkuruba Nature Reserve. Take a break from Fort Portal with a short trip to Queen Elizabeth National Park in Kasese, about 1h 45 min away. There's more to do: get outside with Kibale Forest National Park and explore the activities along Lake Nkuruba.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Fort Portal online holiday planner.

Drive from Ruhengeri to Fort Portal in 7 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central Africa Time to East Africa Time is 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Ruhengeri in October, with highs in Fort Portal at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Entebbe.

Things to do in Fort Portal

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Lake Nkuruba, Queen Elizabeth National Park
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 River Rafting & Tubing. 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, take in nature's colorful creations at Entebbe Botanic Gardens, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Reptile village in Entebbe.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Entebbe journey app.

You can fly from Fort Portal to Entebbe in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In October, daily temperatures in Entebbe can reach °C, while at night they dip to °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 St.Michael's and All Angels Church. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Blantyre: King African Rifles Monument (in Zomba) and Majete Wildlife Reserve (in Chikwawa). Next up on the itinerary: view the masterpieces at La Caverna Art Gallery, stroll through The Way of the Cross/ Njira ya Mtanda, get your bearings at The Society of Malawi Library, and make a trip to Malawi Stock Exchange.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Blantyre trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Entebbe to Blantyre takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, 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 °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °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 traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Mulanje online attractions planner.

You can drive from Blantyre to Mulanje in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °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. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Victoria Falls, take an in-depth tour of Livingstone Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Wayiwayi Art Studio and Gallery, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Livingstone trip itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Mulanje to Livingstone in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Windhoek.

Things to do in Livingstone

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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 Daan Viljoen Nature Reserve. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Christuskirche, admire the natural beauty at National Botanic Garden of Namibia, see the interesting displays at Geological Survey Museum, and try your luck at Avani Windhoek Hotel Casino.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Windhoek vacation planning site.

Do a combination of car and flight from Livingstone to Windhoek in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, car, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Africa Time to Central Africa Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Livingstone in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of °C in Windhoek. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can 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:
Highlights from your plan
NamibRand Nature Reserve ©
NamibRand Nature Reserve
Christuskirche ©
Christuskirche
Naute Kristall Cellar and Destillery ©
Naute Kristall Cellar and Destillery

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 photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Namib-Naukluft Park tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Windhoek to Namib-Naukluft Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Windhoek in October, with highs in Namib-Naukluft Park at °C and lows at °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 Outdoors

Side Trips

Kuiseb Pass, Dorob National Park, Tropic of Capricorn Sign
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 Nature & Wildlife Tours and German Evangelical Lutheran Church. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Swakopmund: Spitzkoppe (in Damaraland) and Walvis Bay Waterfront (in Walvis Bay). There's much more to do: stroll through Dune 7, take in the views from Swakopmund Jetty, see the interesting displays at Swakopmund Museum, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Swakopmund holiday planner.

Drive from Namib-Naukluft Park to Swakopmund in 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Swakopmund can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Lusaka.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Walvis Bay, Moon Landscape, Spitzkoppe
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 Chaminuka Game Reserve. Next up on the itinerary: stop by Manda Hill, stroll through Parays Game Farm Wildlife Sanctuary, buy something for everyone on your list at Eastpark Mall, and get your bearings at Mulungushi International Conference Centre.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Lusaka online travel planner.

You can fly from Swakopmund to Lusaka in 7.5 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
Manda Hill ©
Manda Hill

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 Monument de l'Unite. There's much more to do: stroll around Rusizi National Park, take in the dramatic scenery at Karera Waterfalls, engage your brain at Geological Museum of Burundi, and contemplate the long history of Musee Vivant.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Bujumbura trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Lusaka to Bujumbura takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. November in Bujumbura sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kigali.

Things to do in Bujumbura

Nature Parks Childrens 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 Ntarama Church. Change things up with these side-trips from Kigali: Nyanza (The Royal Palace & The Palace of King Mutara III Rudahigwa). 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, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and view the masterpieces at Niyo Arts Gallery.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Kigali day trip tool.

You can fly from Bujumbura to Kigali in 4.5 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 °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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