16 days in Nairobi, Tanzania & Rwanda Itinerary

16 days in Nairobi, Tanzania & Rwanda Itinerary

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16 days in Nairobi, Tanzania & Rwanda Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru, India
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Nairobi, Kenya
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 30​min
2
Nungwi, Tanzania
— 3 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  2​h 15​min
3
Pemba Island, Tanzania
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
Tarangire National Park, Tanzania
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
6
Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
7
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  9​h 15​min
8
Ruhengeri, Rwanda
— 1 day
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  17​h 30​min
End: Bengaluru, India


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2
nights
Nairobi, Kenya

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.
You've now added Masai Mara Eco System to your itinerary. Spend the 30th (Mon) exploring nature at Nairobi National Park. And it doesn't end there: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, explore and take pictures at Mugie Ranch, stroll through Giraffe Centre, and examine the collection at Karen Blixen Museum.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Nairobi trip planner .

Bengaluru, India to Nairobi is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Bengaluru to Nairobi is minus 2 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Bengaluru in September, with highs in Nairobi at 29°C and lows at 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Nungwi.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trip

Mugie Ranch
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Safaris
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ©
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
Nairobi National Park ©
Nairobi National Park

3
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.
Nungwi is known for wildlife, beaches, parks, adventure, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Cheetah's Rock, kick back and relax at Kendwa Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Cathedral, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Nungwi online trip maker .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Nairobi to Nungwi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. Traveling from Nairobi in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Nungwi: highs are around 35°C and lows about 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Pemba Island.

Things to do in Nungwi

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Cathedral, Cheetah's Rock, Kendwa Beach
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Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock
Nungwi Beach ©
Nungwi Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Pemba Island, Tanzania

Pemba Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): stroll through Misali island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step off the mainland to explore Pemba Island and then enjoy the sand and surf at Vumawimbi Beach.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Pemba Island sightseeing website .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Nungwi to Pemba Island takes 2.5 hours. While traveling from Nungwi, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Pemba Island, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kilimanjaro National Park.

Things to do in Pemba Island

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

1
night
Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania

Kilimanjaro National Park
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Kilimanjaro.

Plan trip to Kilimanjaro National Park with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by flight from Pemba Island to Kilimanjaro National Park takes 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Tarangire National Park.

Things to do in Kilimanjaro National Park

Nature Parks
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Mount Kilimanjaro
Mount Kilimanjaro

1
night
Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

Tarangire National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Tarangire National Park.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Tarangire National Park trip planner.

You can fly from Kilimanjaro National Park to Tarangire National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. October in Tarangire National Park sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Tarangire National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Tarangire National Park ©
Tarangire National Park

1
night
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 8th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Ngorongoro Crater.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Ngorongoro Conservation Area itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Tarangire National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area takes 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Nature Parks
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Ngorongoro Crater ©
Ngorongoro Crater

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Serengeti National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Seronera.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Serengeti National Park vacation maker website .

You can drive from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Serengeti National Park in 4 hours. In October, daytime highs in Serengeti National Park are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Ruhengeri.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Serengeti National Park ©
Serengeti National Park
Seronera ©
Seronera

1
day
Ruhengeri, Rwanda

Ruhengeri ©
Most tourism in Ruhengeri revolves around the famous national park, which shelters mountain gorillas of the volcanic Virunga range.
On the 11th (Fri), explore the striking landscape of Volcans National Park and then make a trip to Karisoke Research Center - Dian Fossey Camp.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Serengeti National Park to Ruhengeri. The time zone changes from Eastern African Time to Central African Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Serengeti National Park in October, with highs in Ruhengeri at 26°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ruhengeri

Nature Parks
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Volcans National Park ©
Volcans National Park

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