9 days in Uganda, Kenya & Tanzania Itinerary

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Jinja, Uganda
— 1 night
Entebbe, Uganda
Drive to Kampala, Bus to Nairobi
Nairobi, Kenya
— 1 day
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
— 3 nights
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Nungwi, Tanzania
— 2 nights


Jinja, Uganda — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): contemplate the long history of Source of the Nile - Speke Monument and then take in the dramatic scenery at Itanda Falls.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Jinja trip maker site.

Entebbe to Jinja is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a shuttle. In December, daytime highs in Jinja are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Entebbe.
Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): kick back and relax at Aero Beach and then get to know the resident critters at Reptile village in Entebbe.

For maps and other tourist information, go to the Entebbe online trip planner.

Drive from Jinja to Entebbe in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In December, daily temperatures in Entebbe can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Nairobi.
Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Beaches · Outdoors
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Nairobi, Kenya — 1 day

Green City in the Sun

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.
On the 25th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Nairobi National Museum and then admire the landmark architecture of African Heritage House.

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You can do a combination of car and bus from Entebbe to Nairobi in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Entebbe in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Nairobi, with lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Maasai Mara National Reserve.
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Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya — 3 nights

Home to the Great Migration and Africa's exceptional wildlife, Maasai Mara is a must on a Kenya itinerary.
Get in touch with nature at Olare Orok Conservancy and Mara Triangle.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Maasai Mara National Reserve trip planner.

Getting from Nairobi to Maasai Mara National Reserve by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In December, Maasai Mara National Reserve is little chillier than Nairobi - with highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Dar es Salaam.
Parks · Wildlife · Nature
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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Founded in the mid-19th century, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania's largest city, lost the status of the official capital but remains the country's commercial and financial center.
For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Dar es Salaam online trip maker.

You can drive from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Dar es Salaam in 19 hours. In December, Dar es Salaam is warmer than Maasai Mara National Reserve - with highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C. On the 29th (Thu), you'll travel to Nungwi.
Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Shopping
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Nungwi, Tanzania — 2 nights

Renowned for its sandy coast lined with mangroves and palm trees, Nungwi offers visitors a variety of restaurants, bars, and accommodations.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Nungwi Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. Step off the beaten path and head to Uroa Bay and Matemwe Beach. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Kendwa Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mnarani Marine Turtles Conservation Pond.

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Traveling by flight from Dar es Salaam to Nungwi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi. In December in Nungwi, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can fly back home.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife
Side Trips
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Uganda travel guide

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.

Kenya travel guide

Nature & Parks · National Parks · Safaris
The savannahs of Kenya contain some of the most iconic sights in Africa, stirred in the minds of many when they think of the continent. Big cats, elephants, and rhinos remain major inhabitants of this vast country, with a number of safari centers running trips across the region's World Heritage-listed national parks. Trips to rural villages, where many travelers choose to join up various volunteer projects, represent some of the most inspiring and enriching things to do in Kenya.

Tanzania travel guide

Safaris · Geologic Formations · Beaches
Though the size and scale of Tanzania may be overwhelming, the people make it a personable and easy-going place to visit. The bigger cities not only offer good connections to the main natural attractions, but also feature bustling markets where locals sell fresh produce, snacks, and crafts. Smaller villages retain their long-held customs, beliefs, and artistic traditions. With the continent's highest peak, and some of the most animal-rich safaris available, Tanzania holidays tend to dart between the big and bold, and the personal and low-key.

Zanzibar Island travel guide

Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling · Islands
Experience the bustling Zanzibar Island, the financial and economical metropolis of the Zanzibar Archipelago. Most tours of Zanzibar Island start in Zanzibar Town, where centuries of history are on display in Persian bathhouses, street coffee vendors, and the world's last open slave market in Stone Town, the historical center. Beyond that, attractions on Zanzibar Island include numerous archaeological sites dotted across the area.