40 days in Africa Itinerary

40 days in Africa Itinerary

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40 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Fly:  18​h
1
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Asmara, Eritrea
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Keren, Eritrea
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5​h
4
Lalibela, Ethiopia
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + bus:  9​h
5
Jinja, Uganda
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 30​min
6
Kampala, Uganda
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Ruhengeri, Rwanda
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Kigali, Rwanda
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
9
Mombasa, Kenya
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h
10
Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 15​min
11
Moshi, Tanzania
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 30​min
12
Nairobi, Kenya
— 4 nights
Fly:  21​h
End: Buenos Aires, Argentina

3
nights
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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.
Addis Ababa is known for museums, historic sites, nature, shopping, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Cathedral, savor a delicious cup with a coffee and tea tour, see the interesting displays at National Museum of Ethiopia, and appreciate the history behind Yekatit 12 Martyrs Square.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Addis Ababa travel planner .

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Addis Ababa is an approximately 18-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Buenos Aires to Addis Ababa. Traveling from Buenos Aires in February, things will get little chillier in Addis Ababa: highs are around 28°C and lows about 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Asmara.

Things to do in Addis Ababa

Tours Museums Shopping
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Horseback Riding Tours
Holy Trinity Cathedral ©
Holy Trinity Cathedral
National Museum of Ethiopia ©
National Museum of Ethiopia

2
nights
Asmara, Eritrea

Asmara ©
Having earned UNESCO World Heritage status for its abundance of Italian modernist architecture, Asmara boasts a rich history and architectural gems.
On the 15th (Sat), admire the striking features of Cattedrale di Asmara, make a trip to Medebar Market, make a trip to Tank Graveyard, admire nature's extreme beauty at Denkalya Desert, then appreciate the history behind Cimitero Italiano Di Asmara, and finally don't miss a visit to Enda Marian- Cattedrale Copta Di Asmara. Keep things going the next day: get great views at Debre Bizen, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bethel Kale Hiwot Church, browse the fresh offerings at Grain and Vegetable Market, then don't miss a visit to Liberation Avenue, and finally admire the striking features of Fiat Tagliero.

To find traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Asmara journey builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Addis Ababa to Asmara takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can drive to Keren.

Things to do in Asmara

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Nda Mariam Othodox Church ©
Nda Mariam Othodox Church
Cimitero Italiano Di Asmara ©
Cimitero Italiano Di Asmara

1
night
Keren, Eritrea

Keren ©
Keren, formerly known as Cheren and Sanhit, is the second-largest city in Eritrea. Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mariam Da'arit, explore the different monuments and memorials at Keren War Cemetery, and then admire the landmark architecture of Former Eritrean Railway Keren Station.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Keren trip planner .

Traveling by car from Asmara to Keren takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Lalibela.

Things to do in Keren

Historic Sites
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Keren War Cemetery ©
Keren War Cemetery
Mariam Da'arit ©
Mariam Da'arit
Former Eritrean Railway Keren Station ©

3
nights
Lalibela, Ethiopia

Lalibela ©
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, nightlife, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela, pause for some serene contemplation at Asheton Maryam Monastery, contemplate the long history of Bilbala St. George Rock Hewn Church, and make a trip to Yemrehanna Kristos.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Lalibela road trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Keren to Lalibela in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Jinja.

Things to do in Lalibela

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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Church of St. George ©
Church of St. George
Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela ©
Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela
Yemrehanna Kristos ©
Yemrehanna Kristos

1
night
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.
On the 21st (Fri), take in the exciting artwork at Cuupa Arts Gallery and then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area. On the next day, contemplate the waterfront views at Victoria Nile and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Jinja journey planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight, car, and bus from Lalibela to Jinja takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In February in Jinja, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can take a bus to Kampala.

Things to do in Jinja

Adventure Tours Outdoors
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River Rafting & Tubing
Victoria Nile ©
Victoria Nile
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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.
Step out of Kampala to go to Entebbe and see Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Centre, which is approximately 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in the natural beauty of Katwe Tourism Information Centre, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gaddafi National Mosque, don't miss a visit to Uganda Martyrs National Shrine, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kampala route planner.

Take a bus from Jinja to Kampala in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. February in Kampala sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Ruhengeri.

Things to do in Kampala

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Centre
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Safaris
Katwe Tourism Information Centre ©
Katwe Tourism Information Centre
Walking tours

3
nights
Ruhengeri, Rwanda

Ruhengeri ©
Most tourism in Ruhengeri revolves around the famous national park, which shelters mountain gorillas of the volcanic Virunga range.
When in Ruhengeri, make a side trip to see Congo Nile Trail in Rubavu, approximately 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Volcanoes National Park, don't miss a visit to Karisoke Research Center - Dian Fossey Camp, look for gifts at Umuzabibu Mwiza - Home to Handspun Hope, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Ruhengeri day trip tool .

Do a combination of car and flight from Kampala to Ruhengeri in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Kampala to Ruhengeri is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Kampala in February; daily highs in Ruhengeri reach 26°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can go by car to Kigali.

Things to do in Ruhengeri

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Congo Nile Trail
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Volcanoes National Park ©
Volcanoes National Park
Virunga National Park ©
Virunga National Park
Congo Nile Trail ©
Congo Nile Trail

3
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, historic sites, shopping, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Kigali Genocide Memorial, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nyamata Church, view the masterpieces at Abien Arts Center, and explore the galleries of Inema Arts Centre.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kigali trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Ruhengeri to Kigali in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Ruhengeri in February, expect nights in Kigali to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Mombasa.

Things to do in Kigali

Museums Shopping Wildlife
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Niyo Arts Gallery ©
Niyo Arts Gallery
Kigali Genocide Memorial ©
Kigali Genocide Memorial
Nature & Wildlife Tours

4
nights
Mombasa, Kenya

Mombasa ©
Mombasa rests on the exotic shores of the Indian Ocean and serves as a globally popular vacation destination thanks to its classy hotels and friendly and relaxed atmosphere.
Get out of town with these interesting Mombasa side-trips: Diani Beach (Stand-Up Paddleboarding & Diani Beach), Local Ocean Conservation (in Watamu) and Gede (Gede Ruins & Arabuko-Sokoke Forest). The adventure continues: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, stop by Imani Collective, and stroll through Haller Park.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Mombasa trip site .

Traveling by flight from Kigali to Mombasa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kigali to Mombasa. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Kigali in March: high temperatures in Mombasa hover around 38°C and lows are around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Mombasa

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Gede, Diani Beach, Local Ocean Conservation
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Diani Beach ©
Diani Beach
Safaris
Gede Ruins ©
Gede Ruins

4
nights
Zanzibar City, Tanzania

Zanzibar City ©
Discover a myriad of attractions in Zanzibar City, like its World Heritage-listed historic core, charming beach villages, and the modern neighborhood of Ng'ambo.
Get out of town with these interesting Zanzibar City side-trips: Nungwi (Nungwi Beach & Scuba & Snorkeling). Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, contemplate the long history of House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib), look for gifts at Aromas of Zanzibar, and kick back and relax at Nakupenda Beach.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Zanzibar City trip planner.

You can fly from Mombasa to Zanzibar City in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In March, daytime highs in Zanzibar City are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Moshi.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Nungwi, Cheetah's Rock
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Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock
Nungwi Beach ©
Nungwi Beach

4
nights
Moshi, Tanzania

Situated in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro, the sleepy town of Moshi provides tourist with a safe and pleasant place to stay in while touring the region or braving Africa's highest mountain.
Explore Moshi's surroundings by going to Mount Kilimanjaro (in Kilimanjaro National Park) and Arusha (Shanga & Shanga Foundation & Cultural Heritage Centre). There's much more to do: see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

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

Getting from Zanzibar City to Moshi by combination of flight and taxi takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Nairobi.

Things to do in Moshi

Tours Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Arusha, Mount Kilimanjaro
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Climbing Tours
Mount Kilimanjaro
Mount Kilimanjaro
Safaris

4
nights
Nairobi, Kenya

Nairobi ©
You're likely to visit Nairobi at least once on a trip to Kenya, as the sprawling city houses the country's international airport and remains the jump-off point for many tours and safaris.
Nairobi is known for parks, wildlife, museums, nature, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, admire the landmark architecture of African Heritage House, identify plant and animal life at Karura Forest, and examine the collection at Karen Blixen Museum.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Nairobi trip itinerary website .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Moshi to Nairobi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Nairobi National Park ©
Nairobi National Park
Giraffe Centre ©
Giraffe Centre
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ©
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

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