47 days in Africa Itinerary

47 days in Africa Itinerary

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Bujumbura, Burundi
— 3 nights
2
Gitega, Burundi
— 2 nights
3
Arta, Djibouti
— 1 day
4
Djibouti, Djibouti
— 2 nights
5
Asmara, Eritrea
— 2 nights
6
Mtakataka, Malawi
— 1 day
7
Mulanje, Malawi
— 2 nights
8
Blantyre, Malawi
— 2 nights
9
Lilongwe, Malawi
— 3 nights
10
Beira, Mozambique
— 4 nights
11
Vilanculos, Mozambique
— 2 nights
12
Tofo, Mozambique
— 2 nights
13
Kigali, Rwanda
— 1 night
14
Ruhengeri, Rwanda
— 2 nights
15
Butare, Rwanda
— 2 nights
16
Mogadishu, Somalia
— 1 night
17
Hargeysa, Somalia
— 2 nights
18
Juba, South Sudan
— 3 nights
19
Kampala, Uganda
— 2 nights
20
Entebbe, Uganda
— 3 nights

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Bujumbura, Burundi

Bujumbura ©
Because of its history, Bujumbura reflects a colonial charm which shows through in its buildings, wide boulevards, and carefree way of life.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Musee Vivant and Regina Mundi Cathedral. Get in touch with nature at Rusizi National Park and Reptile Park (Parc des Reptiles). There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Karera Waterfalls, appreciate the history behind Livingstone-Stanley Monument, and make a trip to Mausolee du Prince Louis Rwagasore.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Bujumbura online visit planner.

San Francisco, USA to Bujumbura is an approximately 30-hour flight. Traveling from San Francisco to Bujumbura, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in October, expect Bujumbura to be a bit warmer, temps between 84°F and 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Gitega.

Things to do in Bujumbura

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Karera Waterfalls
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 6:
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Rusizi National Park ©
Rusizi National Park
Musee Vivant ©
Musee Vivant
Regina Mundi Cathedral ©
Regina Mundi Cathedral

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Gitega, Burundi

Gitega ©
Gitega is the second largest city in Burundi, lying east of Bujumbura.OverviewIt is the capital of Gitega Province, one of the 17 provinces of Burundi. On the 7th (Wed), make a trip to Gishora Drum Sanctuary and then browse the exhibits of National Museum of Gitega.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Gitega trip planner.

You can drive from Bujumbura to Gitega in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in October, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Arta.

Things to do in Gitega

Museums
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of Gitega ©
National Museum of Gitega
Gishora Drum Sanctuary ©
Gishora Drum Sanctuary

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Arta, Djibouti

Arta
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Arta Beach.

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

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Gitega to Arta. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Gitega to Arta. In October, Arta is a bit warmer than Gitega - with highs of 91°F and lows of 83°F. On the 9th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Djibouti.

Things to do in Arta

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
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Djibouti, Djibouti

Djibouti ©
Djibouti, the country's eponymous capital and largest city, houses over two thirds of the nation's population.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Al Molk Mosque and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hamoudi Mosque. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Assal.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Djibouti tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Arta to Djibouti in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in October, and nighttime lows around 83°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Asmara.

Things to do in Djibouti

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Hamoudi Mosque ©
Hamoudi Mosque
Lake Assal ©
Lake Assal
Al Molk Mosque ©
Al Molk Mosque

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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 12th (Mon), make a trip to Liberation Avenue (also called Harnet Ave), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale di Asmara, take in the spiritual surroundings of Synagogue of Asmara, then make a trip to Medebar Market, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Debre Bizen, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Bethel Kale Hiwot Church. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Tank Graveyard, admire the landmark architecture of Nda Mariam Othodox Church, then pause for some photo ops at Cimitero Italiano Di Asmara, and finally admire the striking features of Fiat Tagliero.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Asmara itinerary maker app.

Do a combination of car and flight from Djibouti to Asmara in 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Mtakataka.

Things to do in Asmara

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Bethel Kale Hiwot Church ©
Bethel Kale Hiwot Church
Cattedrale di Asmara ©
Cattedrale di Asmara
Nda Mariam Othodox Church ©
Nda Mariam Othodox Church

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Mtakataka, Malawi

Mtakataka ©
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Kungoni Centre of Culture & Art.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Mtakataka travel planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Asmara to Mtakataka. The time zone difference moving from East Africa Time (EAT) to Central Africa Time (CAT) is minus 1 hour. In October, daytime highs in Mtakataka are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Mulanje.

Things to do in Mtakataka

Museums
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Kungoni Centre of Culture & Art ©
Kungoni Centre of Culture & Art

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Mulanje, Malawi

Mulanje ©
Mulanje is a town in the Southern Region, Malawi close to the border of Mozambique. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Mulanje.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Mulanje road trip planning app.

You can drive from Mtakataka to Mulanje in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Mtakataka in October; daily highs in Mulanje reach 88°F and lows reach 70°F. On the 16th (Fri), you're off to Blantyre.

Things to do in Mulanje

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Mount Mulanje ©
Mount Mulanje

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Blantyre, Malawi

Blantyre ©
As Malawi's second-largest city, Blantyre represents the country's main commercial and industrial hub and boasts a dynamic array of food options.
On the 17th (Sat), look for gifts at Tiyamike Sewing, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St.Michael's and All Angels Church, view the masterpieces at La Caverna Art Gallery, then trek along The Way of the Cross/ Njira ya Mtanda, and finally browse the different shops at Chichiri Shopping Centre. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Majete Wildlife Reserve.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Blantyre tour itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Mulanje to Blantyre in 1.5 hours. In October in Blantyre, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Lilongwe.

Things to do in Blantyre

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trip

Majete Wildlife Reserve
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Majete Wildlife Reserve ©
Majete Wildlife Reserve
St.Michael's and All Angels Church ©
St.Michael's and All Angels Church
La Caverna Art Gallery ©
La Caverna Art Gallery

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Lilongwe, Malawi

Lilongwe ©
The capital city of Malawi and its largest, Lilongwe serves as an important center of economy and transportation for the area.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): stroll through Lilongwe Wildlife Centre, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Maula Cathedral, then make a trip to Tindoz d'Afrique, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nkhoma Mountain. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Nature Sanctuary, get a sense of history and politics at Parliament Building, then appreciate the history behind World War I Memorial, then look for gifts at Gems and Jewellery Lanka, and finally don't miss a visit to Kumbali Cultural Village.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Lilongwe vacation maker.

Getting from Blantyre to Lilongwe by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Beira.

Things to do in Lilongwe

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 18 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Nature Sanctuary ©
Nature Sanctuary
Lilongwe Wildlife Centre ©
Lilongwe Wildlife Centre
Maula Cathedral ©
Maula Cathedral

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Beira, Mozambique

Beira ©
Beira is the third largest city in Mozambique. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Macuti Lighthouse and Shipwreck and Beira Cathedral.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Beira trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lilongwe to Beira. In October, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 71°F. On the 25th (Sun), you're off to Vilanculos.

Things to do in Beira

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Macuti Lighthouse and Shipwreck ©
Macuti Lighthouse and Shipwreck
Beira Cathedral ©
Beira Cathedral

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Vilanculos, Mozambique

Tourism in Vilanculos, a small town on the coast of Mozambique, owes much to its convenient location as a base for exploring the Bazaruto Archipelago, a national park.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Manyikeni. Here are some ideas for day two: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, take in the exciting artwork at Machilla Magic, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

Planning Vilanculos trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Getting from Beira to Vilanculos by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in October, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Tofo.

Things to do in Vilanculos

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Manyikeni ©
Manyikeni

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Tofo, Mozambique

Historically a fishing village governed by Portuguese colonists, Tofo has become a top destination for adventurers, divers, and marine life lovers.
On the 28th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral da Nossa Senhora da Conceicao, then stroll through Marine Megafauna Foundation, and then stroll through Praia do Tofo. Here are some ideas for day two: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Tofo using our trip planner.

You can fly from Vilanculos to Tofo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October in Tofo, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 66°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Thu) before leaving for Kigali.

Things to do in Tofo

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Praia do Tofo ©
Praia do Tofo
Catedral da Nossa Senhora da Conceicao ©
Catedral da Nossa Senhora da Conceicao

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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.
On the 30th (Fri), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then examine the collection at Campaign Against Genocide Museum, and then explore the world behind art at MAMA Rwanda Hostel. On the 31st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nyamata Church, contemplate the long history of Ntarama Church, take in the exciting artwork at Talking Through Art, see the interesting displays at Kigali Genocide Memorial, then witness the site of a historic battle at Belgian Peacekeepers Memorial, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint-Famille Church.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Kigali day trip tool.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Tofo to Kigali in 16.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and flight; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Kigali can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Ruhengeri.

Things to do in Kigali

Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 29 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Belgian Peacekeepers Memorial
Belgian Peacekeepers Memorial
MAMA Rwanda Hostel ©
MAMA Rwanda Hostel
Off-Road Tours

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Ruhengeri, Rwanda

Ruhengeri ©
Most tourism in Ruhengeri revolves around the famous national park, which shelters mountain gorillas of the volcanic Virunga range.
On the 1st (Sun), explore the striking landscape of Volcanoes National Park and then explore the activities along Lake Burera and Lake Ruhondo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon): look for gifts at Umuzabibu Mwiza - Home to Handspun Hope, then steep yourself in history at Iby'iwacu Cultural Village, and then make a trip to Karisoke Research Center - Dian Fossey Camp.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Ruhengeri tour planning site.

You can drive from Kigali to Ruhengeri in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Kigali in October; daily highs in Ruhengeri reach 73°F and lows reach 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Butare.

Things to do in Ruhengeri

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Iby'iwacu Cultural Village, Lake Burera and Lake Ruhondo
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 2:
Highlights from your plan
Volcanoes National Park ©
Volcanoes National Park
Lake Burera and Lake Ruhondo ©
Lake Burera and Lake Ruhondo
Karisoke Research Center - Dian Fossey Camp ©

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Butare, Rwanda

Butare ©
Butare is a city in the Southern Province of Rwanda and capital of Huye district. On the 3rd (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Butare catholic Cathedral, then examine the collection at Ethnographic Museum of Rwanda, and then take an in-depth tour of King's Palace Museum.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Butare trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Ruhengeri to Butare takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Ruhengeri in November, you will find days in Butare are somewhat warmer (79°F), and nights are about the same (61°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Mogadishu.

Things to do in Butare

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ethnographic Museum of Rwanda
Find places to stay Nov 2 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Ethnographic Museum of Rwanda ©
Ethnographic Museum of Rwanda
King's Palace Museum ©
King's Palace Museum
Butare catholic Cathedral ©
Butare catholic Cathedral

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Mogadishu, Somalia

Mogadishu ©
Swim in the warm waters, stroll over white sand, or play volleyball and other sports on the beaches of Mogadishu, the White Pearl of the Indian Ocean.
To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Mogadishu road trip tool.

Explore your travel options from Butare to Mogadishu with the Route module. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Butare to Mogadishu due to the time zone difference. In November, Mogadishu is a bit warmer than Butare - with highs of 86°F and lows of 78°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Hargeysa.

Things to do in Mogadishu

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 4 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Liido Beach Somalia ©
Liido Beach Somalia
Hadful Mosque ©
Hadful Mosque
Shanghai Old City ©
Shanghai Old City

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Hargeysa, Somalia

Hargeysa ©
A capital of the self-declared state of Somaliland, Hargeisa is the second-largest city in Somalia.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): buy something for everyone on your list at Dahabshiil Business Centre and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at MiG Jet. On your second day here, get outside with Laas Geel.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Hargeysa trip planner.

You can fly from Mogadishu to Hargeysa in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Mogadishu in November; daily highs in Hargeysa reach 76°F and lows reach 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Juba.

Things to do in Hargeysa

Shopping · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 5 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Dahabshiil Business Centre ©
Dahabshiil Business Centre
Laas Geel ©
Laas Geel
MiG Jet ©
MiG Jet

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Juba, South Sudan

Juba ©
A frantic metropolis bursting from the White Nile River, Juba stands as the capital and largest city of the Republic of South Sudan.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at All Saints Cathedral, explore the activities along White Nile, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Main Mosque, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St.Theresa Cathedral.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Juba trip itinerary planning app.

Fly from Hargeysa to Juba in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Hargeysa to Juba, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Hargeysa in November, with highs in Juba at 89°F and lows at 76°F. You'll set off for Kampala on the 10th (Tue).

Things to do in Juba

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Nov 7 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
All Saints Cathedral ©
All Saints Cathedral
St. Joseph's Catholic Church ©
St. Joseph's Catholic Church
White Nile
White Nile

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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.
On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gaddafi National Mosque, then get interesting insight from Tours, and finally look for gifts at Kampala Fair.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kampala trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Juba to Kampala takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Central Africa Time (CAT) to East Africa Time (EAT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In November, Kampala is slightly colder than Juba - with highs of 79°F and lows of 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to drive to Entebbe.

Things to do in Kampala

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Munyonyo Martyrs' Shrine
Find places to stay Nov 10 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Safaris
Budongo Forest ©
Budongo Forest

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Entebbe, Uganda

Entebbe ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): tee off at Entebbe Golf Club, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, then admire the natural beauty at Entebbe Botanic Gardens, and finally view the masterpieces at Entebbe Crafts Village. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the resident critters at Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Centre, enjoy the sand and surf at Aero Beach, and then head off the coast to Ssese Islands.

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

Drive from Kampala to Entebbe in an hour. In November in Entebbe, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Entebbe

Parks · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Nov 12 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Lake Victoria ©
Lake Victoria
Ssese Islands ©
Ssese Islands
Entebbe Golf Club ©
Entebbe Golf Club