60 days in Africa Itinerary

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Kigali, Rwanda
— 10 nights
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Ruhengeri, Rwanda
— 3 nights
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Butare, Rwanda
— 3 nights
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Bujumbura, Burundi
— 5 nights
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Harare, Zimbabwe
— 9 nights
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Chimanimani, Zimbabwe
— 3 nights
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Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe
— 2 nights
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 7 nights
Fly to Bulawayo, Taxi to Matobo National Park - The Matopos
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Matobo National Park - The Matopos, Zimbabwe
— 2 nights
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Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
— 5 nights
Fly to Lagos, Drive to Cotonou
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Cotonou, Benin
— 5 nights
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Conakry, Guinea
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Kigali, Rwanda — 10 nights

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.
Spend the 1st (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Kigali Genocide Memorial, pick up some new knowledge with Kigali Center for Photography, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nyamata Church, and view the masterpieces at Inema Arts Centre.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Kigali trip builder app.

Charlotte, USA to Kigali is an approximately 24-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Charlotte to Kigali due to the time zone difference. In December, Kigali is much warmer than Charlotte - with highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Ruhengeri.
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Ruhengeri, Rwanda — 3 nights

Most tourism in Ruhengeri revolves around the famous national park, which shelters mountain gorillas of the volcanic Virunga range.
Change things up with a short trip to Congo Nile Trail in Rubavu (about 1h 10 min away). Next up on the itinerary: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, steep yourself in history at Iby'iwacu Cultural Village, stop by Umuzabibu Mwiza - Home to Handspun Hope, and explore the activities along Lake Burera and Lake Ruhondo.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Ruhengeri trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Kigali to Ruhengeri in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Kigali in January, expect Ruhengeri to be little chillier, temps between 27°C and 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to Butare.
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Butare, Rwanda — 3 nights

Butare is a city in the Southern Province of Rwanda and capital of Huye district. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Butare: Nyanza (The Palace of King Mutara III Rudahigwa & The Royal Palace). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of King's Palace Museum, see the interesting displays at Murambi Genocide Memorial Center, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Butare catholic Cathedral.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Butare holiday planner.

You can drive from Ruhengeri to Butare in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Ruhengeri in January, things will get a bit warmer in Butare: highs are around 32°C and lows about 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Bujumbura.
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Bujumbura, Burundi — 5 nights

Because of its history, Bujumbura reflects a colonial charm which shows through in its buildings, wide boulevards, and carefree way of life.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bujumbura: Gitega (Gishora Drum Sanctuary & National Museum of Gitega). Spend the 16th (Mon) in the pleasant surroundings of Rusizi National Park. There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Karera Waterfalls, appreciate the history behind Livingstone-Stanley Monument, tour the pleasant surroundings at Reptile Park (Parc des Reptiles), and contemplate the long history of Musee Vivant.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Bujumbura trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Butare to Bujumbura takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Butare in January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Bujumbura, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Harare.
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Harare, Zimbabwe — 9 nights

Sunshine City

Regarded as the nation's leading commercial, financial, and communications center, Harare attracts tourists with its modern architecture mixed with British colonial influence and traditional African flair.
Change things up with these side-trips from Harare: Gosho Park (in Marondera) and Imire: Rhino & Wildlife Conservation (in Wedza). There's much more to do: stroll through Kuimba Shiri Bird Sanctuary, stroll around Lake Chivero Recreational Park, Head underground at Domboshawa Caves, and look for gifts at kiki's gallery.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Harare trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Bujumbura to Harare takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Bujumbura in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Harare, with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Chimanimani.
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Chimanimani, Zimbabwe — 3 nights

Chimanimani District is a mountainous area in the province of Manicaland, eastern Zimbabwe. On the 30th (Mon), take in the awesome beauty at Chimanimani Mountains National Park. Keep things going the next day: snap pictures at Birchenough Bridge and then admire the sheer force of Bridal Veil Falls.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Chimanimani journey planning website.

You can drive from Harare to Chimanimani in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In January, daily temperatures in Chimanimani can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. You'll set off for Hwange National Park on the 1st (Wed).
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Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Painted Dog Conservation and then walk around Hwange National Park.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Hwange National Park trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Chimanimani to Hwange National Park in 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, flight, and car; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. In February in Hwange National Park, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Victoria Falls.
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe — 7 nights

Victoria Falls, a Zimbabwean town near the eponymous waterfall, serves as one of two prime gateway points to the majestic cascade and its surrounding national park.
Spend the 6th (Mon) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. And it doesn't end there: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, buy something for everyone on your list at Elephant's Walk Shopping and Artist's Village, and take in the views from Victoria Falls Bridge.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Victoria Falls trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Hwange National Park to Victoria Falls takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Matobo National Park - The Matopos.
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Matobo National Park - The Matopos, Zimbabwe — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): explore and take pictures at Matobo Hills. On your second day here, see exotic creatures in open habitats at African Wanderer Safaris and then don't miss a visit to Cecil Rhode's Burial Place.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Matobo National Park - The Matopos trip maker site.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Victoria Falls to Matobo National Park - The Matopos in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. February in Matobo National Park - The Matopos sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Bulawayo.
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Bulawayo, Zimbabwe — 5 nights

A vacation in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe's second-largest city, offers a pleasant base for wider explorations of some of the country's national parks and game reserves.
Bulawayo is known for museums, nature, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Matobo National Park, see the interesting displays at Bulawayo Railway Museum, walk around The Hillside Dams Conservancy, and soothe aching muscles at The Haven Relaxation and Beauty Spa.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Bulawayo trip maker app.

Getting from Matobo National Park - The Matopos to Bulawayo by car takes about 1.5 hours. In February in Bulawayo, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Cotonou.
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Cotonou, Benin — 5 nights

Benin's largest city and its seat of government, bustling Cotonou also has one of the largest ports in West Africa.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cotonou: Lac Nokoue (in Ganvie), Ouidah (Temple des Pythons, La Porte Du Non Retour, &more) and Porto-Novo (Ethnographique Museum of Porto Novo, Musee Honme (Palais Royal), &more). And it doesn't end there: take in the waterfront at Bab's Dock, make a trip to Fondation Zinsou, take in the exciting artwork at Artisanal Center, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grande Mosquee de Zongo.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Cotonou road trip tool.

Getting from Bulawayo to Cotonou by combination of flight and car takes about 15 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bulawayo to Cotonou. In February, Cotonou is somewhat warmer than Bulawayo - with highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Conakry.
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Conakry, Guinea — 4 nights

Guinea's capital and largest city, Conakry acts as the nation's economic and cultural center, containing nearly a quarter of the population.
Step out of Conakry with an excursion to Les Cascades De La Soumba in Dubreka--about 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: step off the mainland to explore Iles de Los, enjoy some diversion at CanalOlympia Kaloum, pause for some serene contemplation at Sante Marie Cathedral, and explore the galleries of National Museum (Musee National).

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Conakry trip app.

Getting from Cotonou to Conakry by flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Cotonou to Conakry, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Cotonou in February since evenings lows in Conakry dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Rwanda travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · National Parks · Art Galleries
Land of a Thousand Hills
Tourism in Rwanda experienced a serious boost in the recent years largely thanks to the country's large population of mountain gorillas. One of only two nations in which the enigmatic, critically endangered gorillas can be tracked, Rwanda appeals to adventurous travelers interested in hiking the hills and equatorial jungles inhabited by the endemic species. The people of Rwanda remain positive about their future, and the political stability that has taken hold since the horrors of the 1994 genocide allows a growing number of international tourists to share in the optimism.
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Burundi travel guide

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Nature & Parks · Historic Sites · Monuments
Heart of Africa
Though landlocked, Burundi provides plenty of chances to spend time close to the water, with the capital located on the northeastern shore of Lake Tanganyika. Tourism in Burundi focuses primarily on the capital and the natural areas and traditional towns just outside it, with pristine lakeside beaches to explore, along with tribal villages protecting centuries-old traditions. Civil war affected the country's economy and devastated its population between 1993 and 2005. Political unrest and violence began again in 2015.
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Zimbabwe travel guide

4.2
Waterfalls · Zipline · Bridges
Tourism in Zimbabwe experienced a boost after the country's turbulent recent history seemed to settle down. Waterfalls, "Big Five" national parks, and the Eastern Highlands provide contrasting but complementary images of southern Africa, with the growing tourism infrastructure helping visitors see the best of what the country offers. Though corruption and unemployment remain everyday problems, the vast majority of Zimbabweans are a welcoming bunch, proud of the natural riches and culture of their hopeful country.
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Benin travel guide

3.5
Landmarks · Specialty Museums · Historic Sites
Land of Songs
With a distinctive culture and a history of global importance, Benin offers plenty of appeal outside its renowned national parks in the north of the country. The Atlantic coast in the south boasts many of the main cultural attractions in Benin, including ruins of old kingdoms, historical sites related to the slave trade, and Voodoo markets and places of worship and ritual. The road network and burgeoning eco-tourism industry allow visitors to create Benin itineraries that include both the cultural coast and the rugged wilderness of the interior.
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Guinea travel guide

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Islands · Museums · Nature & Parks
The coast and hinterland of Guinea hold many hidden areas of attractive scenery, largely untouched by human hand. Explorations of the inland forests top many Guinea itineraries, with forest elephants marching through the lush greenery and exotic birds up in the trees just waiting to be spotted.
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