60 days in Ethiopia, Uganda & Rwanda Itinerary

60 days in Ethiopia, Uganda & Rwanda Itinerary

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
— 11 nights
Fly to Gonder, Drive to Debark
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Debark, Ethiopia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lalibela, Ethiopia
— 6 nights
Fly to Entebbe, Shuttle to Jinja
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Jinja, Uganda
— 3 nights
Fly
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Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda
— 2 nights
Drive
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Masindi, Uganda
— 3 nights
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Drive to Pakuba, Fly to Kihihi, Drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
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Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ruhengeri, Rwanda
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kigali, Rwanda
— 15 nights
Drive
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Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda
— 2 nights
Fly
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Kampala, Uganda
— 10 nights

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia — 11 nights

City of Humans

A sprawling metropolis and home to millions of Ethiopians, Addis Ababa houses many international organizations, embassies, and commissions, making it a diplomatic, political, and economic hub of the country.
On the 7th (Fri), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at National Museum of Ethiopia, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Cathedral.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Addis Ababa online road trip planner.

Arusha, Tanzania to Addis Ababa is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Debark.
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Debark, Ethiopia — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Simien Mountains National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Ethiopia Treks.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Debark road trip planning site.

Do a combination of flight and car from Addis Ababa to Debark in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Lalibela.
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Lalibela, Ethiopia — 6 nights

Tourism in Lalibela, a small town nestled in Ethiopia's Lasta Mountains, prospers due to its fascinating cluster of rock-carved churches, dating back to the 12th century and boasting the status of a World Heritage Site.
Lalibela is known for historic sites, nature, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela, shop like a local with The Fine Art Gallery, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of Na’akuto La’ab.

Start your trip to Lalibela by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from Debark to Lalibela in 8 hours. On the 20th (Thu), you're off to Jinja.
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Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Museums
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Jinja, Uganda — 3 nights

Adventure Capital of East Africa

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.
Jinja is known for adventure, historic sites, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, take an in-depth tour of Source of the Nile Museum, contemplate the long history of Source of the Nile - Speke Monument, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For ratings and more tourist information, read our Jinja trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Lalibela to Jinja in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. July in Jinja sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to fly to Murchison Falls National Park.
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Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda — 2 nights

On the 24th (Mon), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nile Delta Cruises - Murchison Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Murchison Falls.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Murchison Falls National Park trip itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Jinja to Murchison Falls National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Masindi.
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Masindi, Uganda — 3 nights

Masindi is a town in the Western Region of Uganda. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Masindi: Rhino Fund Uganda (in Nakitoma) and Budongo Central Forest Reserve (in Budongo). Spend the 26th (Wed) exploring nature at Murchison Falls National Park.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Masindi trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Murchison Falls National Park to Masindi in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. On the 28th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
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Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): stroll through Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. On the 30th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Bwindi Impenetrable National Park holiday maker tool.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Masindi to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or drive. Traveling from Masindi in July, things will get slightly colder in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park: highs are around 28°C and lows about 13°C. On the 30th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Ruhengeri.
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Ruhengeri, Rwanda — 3 nights

Most tourism in Ruhengeri revolves around the famous national park, which shelters mountain gorillas of the volcanic Virunga range.
Spend the 31st (Mon) exploring nature at Volcanoes National Park. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Iby'iwacu Cultural Village, see the top attractions with Sightseeing Tours, look for gifts at Umuzabibu Mwiza - Home to Handspun Hope, and don't miss a visit to Karisoke Research Center - Dian Fossey Camp.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Ruhengeri itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to Ruhengeri in 2.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to Ruhengeri due to the time zone difference. July in Ruhengeri sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can drive to Kigali.
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Kigali, Rwanda — 15 nights

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.
Step out of Kigali with an excursion to Lakeside Fish Farm in Gashora--about 1h 15 min away. Spend the 4th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Spend the 5th (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Kigali Genocide Memorial, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nyamata Church, view the masterpieces at Choose Kigali Art Gallery, and browse the exhibits of Mama Rwanda Village.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kigali tour planner.

Drive from Ruhengeri to Kigali in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Ruhengeri in August: highs in Kigali hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park.
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Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): stroll through Kyambura Game Reserve (Kyambura Gorge) and then take in the natural beauty of Katic Safaris. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the natural beauty of Katwe Tourism Information Centre, then explore the activities along Kazinga Channel, and then explore the striking landscape of Queen's Pavillon.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Queen Elizabeth National Park online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Kigali to Queen Elizabeth National Park takes 5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kigali to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Kigali in August since evenings lows in Queen Elizabeth National Park dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Kampala.
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Kampala, Uganda — 10 nights

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kampala: Entebbe (Kampala Fair (in Entebbe), Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Centre, &more). Spend the 21st (Mon) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Spend the 24th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, see the interesting displays at Uganda Museum, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and contemplate the long history of Kasubi Tombs.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kampala tour builder.

Traveling by flight from Queen Elizabeth National Park to Kampala takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Queen Elizabeth National Park in August since evenings lows in Kampala dip to 21°C.
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Find places to stay Aug 19 — 29:

Ethiopia travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · National Parks · Ruins
Abyssinia
One of the oldest countries in the world, Ethiopia was the only African nation not to fall under colonial control. The continued independence left the country with a wealth of undisturbed historical sites and cultural practices--reasons enough to plan a vacation in Ethiopia. Ancient ruins, hill tribes, wild forest areas, gushing rivers, and depressions filled with active volcanoes represent just some of the many Ethiopia attractions worthy of your attention.
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Uganda travel guide

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Nature & Parks · River Rafting & Tubing · National Parks
Pearl of Africa
Though small in area, Uganda represents one of the most populated landlocked countries in the world. You can feel this in the lakeside capital, but so much of the country remains untamed and untamable, with great lakes and towering mountains chief among the wilder sights. A recent troubled past delayed the growth of tourism in Uganda, but visitors now arrive in larger numbers, primarily drawn by the diverse wildlife that inhabits the country's mountains and forests. Notably, Uganda houses half of the world's population of mountain gorillas.
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Rwanda travel guide

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Specialty Museums · National Parks · Art Galleries
Land of a Thousand Hills
Tourism in Rwanda experienced a serious boost in the recent years largely thanks to the country's large population of mountain gorillas. One of only two nations in which the enigmatic, critically endangered gorillas can be tracked, Rwanda appeals to adventurous travelers interested in hiking the hills and equatorial jungles inhabited by the endemic species. The people of Rwanda remain positive about their future, and the political stability that has taken hold since the horrors of the 1994 genocide allows a growing number of international tourists to share in the optimism.
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