60 days in Rwanda, Malawi & Tanzania Itinerary

60 days in Rwanda, Malawi & Tanzania Itinerary

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60 days in Rwanda, Malawi & Tanzania Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
Kigali, Rwanda
— 8 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Ruhengeri, Rwanda
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Eastern Province, Rwanda
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  8​h 30​min
4
Mulanje, Malawi
— 1 day
+2
Drive + Fly + taxi:  7​h 15​min
5
Moshi, Tanzania
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
7
Tarangire National Park, Tanzania
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
8
Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 15​min
10
Arusha, Tanzania
— 8 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
11
Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
12
Paje, Tanzania
— 4 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  2​h 15​min
13
Pemba Island, Tanzania
— 4 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  2​h 15​min
14
Nungwi, Tanzania
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: London, United Kingdom

8
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.
Go for a jaunt from Kigali to Nyanza to see The Palace of King Mutara III Rudahigwa about 1h 40 min away. Spend the 3rd (Fri) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Kigali Genocide Memorial, look for gifts at Abraham Konga Jewelry Collections, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Kigali trip planning app .

London, UK to Kigali is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central African Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. In April, Kigali is warmer than London - with highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Ruhengeri.

Things to do in Kigali

Museums Shopping Tours

Side Trip

Nyanza
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Niyo Arts Gallery ©
Niyo Arts Gallery
Kigali Genocide Memorial ©
Kigali Genocide Memorial
Inema Arts Centre ©
Inema Arts Centre

3
nights
Ruhengeri, Rwanda

Ruhengeri ©
Most tourism in Ruhengeri revolves around the famous national park, which shelters mountain gorillas of the volcanic Virunga range.
Step out of Ruhengeri to go to Rubavu and see Congo Nile Trail, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape of Volcanoes National Park, look for gifts at Umuzabibu Mwiza - Home to Handspun Hope, don't miss a visit to Karisoke Research Center - Dian Fossey Camp, and steep yourself in history at Iby'iwacu Cultural Village.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Ruhengeri trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Kigali to Ruhengeri by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Kigali in April, you will find days in Ruhengeri are a bit cooler (25°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Eastern Province.

Things to do in Ruhengeri

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Congo Nile Trail, Iby'iwacu Cultural Village
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Volcanoes National Park ©
Volcanoes National Park
Virunga National Park ©
Virunga National Park
Congo Nile Trail ©
Congo Nile Trail

1
night
Eastern Province, Rwanda

Eastern Province ©
Eastern Province is the largest, the most populous and the least densely populated of Rwanda's five provinces. On the 13th (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Akagera National Park.

You can plan Eastern Province trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

You can drive from Ruhengeri to Eastern Province in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. While traveling from Ruhengeri, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Eastern Province, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Mulanje.

Things to do in Eastern Province

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Akagera National Park ©
Akagera National Park

1
day
Mulanje, Malawi

Mulanje ©
Mulanje is a town in the Southern Region, Malawi close to the border of Mozambique. On the 14th (Tue), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Mulanje.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Mulanje trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and car from Eastern Province to Mulanje in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. April in Mulanje sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Moshi.

Things to do in Mulanje

Parks Nature
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Mount Mulanje ©
Mount Mulanje

7
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.
Step out of Moshi to go to Marangu and see Chagga Museum, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. Spend the 18th (Sat) on two wheels at Ascend Tanzania. Next up on the itinerary: see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, indulge in your favorite hot beverage with a coffee and tea tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and stop by Mama Africa Curio.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Moshi trip maker app .

You can do a combination of car, flight, and taxi from Mulanje to Moshi in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Mulanje to Moshi due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Kilimanjaro National Park.

Things to do in Moshi

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Chagga Museum
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Climbing Tours
Safaris
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
nights
Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania

Kilimanjaro National Park
On the 23rd (Thu), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Mount Kilimanjaro. Spend the 24th (Fri) spotting exotic species with a safari tour.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Kilimanjaro National Park online visit planner .

Explore your travel options from Moshi to Kilimanjaro National Park with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow time for the flight to Tarangire National Park.

Things to do in Kilimanjaro National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Mount Kilimanjaro
Mount Kilimanjaro
Mount Kibo
Mount Kibo

1
night
Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

Tarangire National Park ©
On the 26th (Sun), take in the dramatic natural features at Tarangire National Park.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Tarangire National Park day trip app .

You can fly from Kilimanjaro National Park to Tarangire National Park in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In April, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Tarangire National Park

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Tarangire National Park ©
Tarangire National Park

2
nights
Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

Ngorongoro Conservation Area ©
You can discover Tanzania's varied plant and animal life on a tour of Ngorongoro Conservation Area, a World Heritage Site known for its massive volcanic caldera.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Ngorongoro Crater. On the next day, don't miss a visit to The Engare Sero Footprint Site.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Ngorongoro Conservation Area trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Tarangire National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area in 5 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Parks Nature
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Ngorongoro Crater ©
Ngorongoro Crater
The Engare Sero Footprint Site ©
The Engare Sero Footprint Site

4
nights
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Serengeti National Park ©
Few adventures in the world invoke such vivid natural imagery as a trip to Serengeti National Park, a World Heritage Site known for its diverse animal life and memorable scenery.
Spend the 30th (Thu) exploring nature at Seronera. There's still lots to do: stroll through Serengeti National Park, contemplate the long history of Oldupai Gorge, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and contemplate the waterfront views at Grumeti River.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Serengeti National Park trip planner .

Drive from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Serengeti National Park in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Arusha.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Oldupai Gorge
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Seronera ©
Seronera
Retima Hippo Pool ©
Retima Hippo Pool
Oldupai Gorge ©
Oldupai Gorge

8
nights
Arusha, Tanzania

Nestled in the verdant foothills of Mount Meru, Arusha remains the primary gateway and jump-off point for safaris into several national parks.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Arusha: Food Tours (in Mto wa Mbu) and Mt Meru (in Arusha National Park). There's much more to do: see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, see the interesting displays at Cultural Heritage Centre, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find more things to do and other tourist information, read our Arusha vacation maker app .

Fly from Serengeti National Park to Arusha in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. May in Arusha sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Arusha

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Mto wa Mbu, Mt Meru
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Climbing Tours
Cultural Heritage Centre ©
Cultural Heritage Centre
Nature & Wildlife Tours

8
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.
When in Zanzibar City, make a side trip to see Uroa Bay in Uroa, approximately 50 minutes away. There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah's Rock, delve into the distant past at Hamamni Persian Baths, and look for gifts at Aromas of Zanzibar.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Zanzibar City online attractions planner .

Getting from Arusha to Zanzibar City by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Arusha in May, expect Zanzibar City to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Paje.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Zanzibar Island, Uroa Bay
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Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock
Forodhani Park ©
Forodhani Park

4
nights
Paje, Tanzania

Paje ©
Located on the island of Unguja, the quaint village of Paje lies on a shallow sandy lagoon, which attracts swarms of kitesurfing enthusiasts and marine life lovers.
Paje is known for beaches, adventure, wildlife, outdoors, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Paje Beach, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Jozani Forest, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and stroll through Jambiani Beach.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Paje vacation maker tool .

Traveling by car from Zanzibar City to Paje takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in May, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Pemba Island.

Things to do in Paje

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Zanzibar Island, Jambiani Beach
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Paje Beach ©
Paje Beach
Jozani Forest ©
Jozani Forest
Jambiani Beach ©
Jambiani Beach

4
nights
Pemba Island, Tanzania

Pemba Island ©
Pemba Island is known for nature, beaches, historic sites, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Pemba Island, kick back and relax at Kigomasha Peninsula, take a peaceful walk through Pemba Flying Fox Forest, and stroll through Vumawimbi Beach.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Pemba Island online travel route planner .

Getting from Paje to Pemba Island by combination of taxi and flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry. When traveling from Paje in May, plan for slightly colder days in Pemba Island, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Nungwi.

Things to do in Pemba Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Pemba Island ©
Pemba Island
Misali island ©
Misali island
Vumawimbi Beach ©
Vumawimbi Beach

4
nights
Nungwi, Tanzania

Nungwi ©
Renowned for its sandy coast lined with mangroves and palm trees, Nungwi offers visitors a variety of restaurants, bars, and accommodations.
Explore Nungwi's surroundings by going to Mnemba Atoll (in Unguja City) and Matemwe Beach (in Matemwe). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Nungwi Beach, stroll through Mnarani Marine Turtles Conservation Pond, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and Head underground at Tazari Caves.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Nungwi planning tool .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Pemba Island to Nungwi in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Pemba Island in May, you will find days in Nungwi are a bit warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Nungwi

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kendwa Beach, Matemwe Beach, Mnemba Atoll
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Nungwi Beach ©
Nungwi Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Kendwa Beach ©
Kendwa Beach

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