28 days in Africa Itinerary

28 days in Africa Itinerary

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28 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Vancouver, Canada
Fly:  29​h
1
Juba, South Sudan
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + bus:  5​h 15​min
2
Jinja, Uganda
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Entebbe, Uganda
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Kabale, Uganda
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h 45​min
5
Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo
— 3 nights
bus:  5​h 15​min
6
Kigali, Rwanda
— 4 nights
7
Butare, Rwanda
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
8
Bujumbura, Burundi
— 3 nights
Fly:  30​h
End: Vancouver, Canada

2
nights
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.
On the 3rd (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Main Mosque and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St.Theresa Cathedral. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at All Saints Cathedral, and then have fun at Juba Stadium.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Juba trip itinerary planning app .

Vancouver, Canada to Juba is an approximately 29-hour flight. You'll lose 11 hours traveling from Vancouver to Juba due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Vancouver in July, expect Juba to be a bit warmer, temps between 34°C and 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Jinja.

Things to do in Juba

Historic Sites Fun & Games
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All Saints Cathedral ©
All Saints Cathedral
Juba Stadium ©
Juba Stadium

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Itanda Falls and Griffin Falls. There's much more to do: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, explore the activities along Nile River, get your game on at Big Game Mini Golf, and steep yourself in history at Source of the Nile - Speke Monument.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Jinja vacation site .

Traveling by combination of flight, car, and bus from Juba to Jinja takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Juba in July: high temperatures in Jinja hover around 31°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive to Entebbe.

Things to do in Jinja

Nature Parks Outdoors
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River Rafting & Tubing
Victoria Nile ©
Victoria Nile
Source of the Nile - Speke Monument ©

3
nights
Entebbe, Uganda

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.
On the 9th (Mon), take an exotic tour of a safari tour. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Centre and then stroll through Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Entebbe trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Jinja to Entebbe takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. In July, daily temperatures in Entebbe can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kabale.

Things to do in Entebbe

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Safaris
Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary ©

3
nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Safaris and Lake Bunyonyi. There's more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and take in the architecture and atmosphere at All Saints Church.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Kabale trip itinerary tool .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Entebbe to Kabale in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Entebbe in July, expect little chillier with lows of 13°C in Kabale. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can catcht the bus to Goma.

Things to do in Kabale

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Lake Bunyonyi ©
Lake Bunyonyi
Safaris
Kayaking & Canoeing

3
nights
Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Goma ©
Nestled between two opposites--a lake and a volcano--Goma represents an adventurous vacation spot.
Spend the 15th (Sun) among the fascinating landscape of Mount Nyiragongo. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lake Kivu.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Goma itinerary website .

Take a bus from Kabale to Goma in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kabale to Goma due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kabale in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Goma, with lows of 24°C. You will leave for Kigali on the 17th (Tue).

Things to do in Goma

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

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Congo Nile Trail and Ahazaza Centre. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at MAMA Rwanda Hostel, look for gifts at Umutako Iwacu, make a trip to Avenue du Commerce, and explore the galleries of Ikaze Showroom.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Kigali online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Goma to Kigali in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. When traveling from Goma in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Kigali: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to drive to Butare.

Things to do in Kigali

Museums Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Ahazaza Centre, Congo Nile Trail
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Kandt House Natural History Museum
Kandt House Natural History Museum
Congo Nile Trail ©
Congo Nile Trail
MAMA Rwanda Hostel ©
MAMA Rwanda Hostel

3
nights
Butare, Rwanda

Butare ©
Butare is a city in the Southern Province of Rwanda and capital of Huye district. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Murambi Genocide Memorial Center and Our Lady of Kibeho Shrine. When in Butare, make a side trip to see The Palace of King Mutara III Rudahigwa in Nyanza, approximately 52 minutes away. Spend the 21st (Sat) exploring nature at Nyungwe National Park. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Ethnographic Museum of Rwanda, get engrossed in the history at King's Palace Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Butare catholic Cathedral.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Butare vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Kigali to Butare in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Kigali in July, Butare is a bit warmer at night with lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Bujumbura.

Things to do in Butare

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Ethnographic Museum of Rwanda, Our Lady of Kibeho Shrine, The Palace of King Mutara III Rudahigwa
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Nyungwe National Park ©
Nyungwe National Park
King's Palace Museum ©
King's Palace Museum
Murambi Genocide Memorial Center ©
Murambi Genocide Memorial Center

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Rusizi National Park and Monument de l'Unite. The adventure continues: pause for some photo ops at Livingstone-Stanley Monument, make a trip to Mausolee du Prince Louis Rwagasore, get curious at Geological Museum of Burundi, and steep yourself in history at Musee Vivant.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Bujumbura trip planning tool .

You can drive from Butare to Bujumbura in 3 hours. In July in Bujumbura, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 23°C at night. On the 27th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bujumbura

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Rusizi National Park ©
Rusizi National Park
Monument de l'Unite ©
Monument de l'Unite
Livingstone-Stanley Monument ©
Livingstone-Stanley Monument

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