43 days in Africa Itinerary

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Gambela, Ethiopia
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Nairobi, Kenya
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Juba, South Sudan
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Kampala, Uganda
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia — 7 nights

City of Humans

A sprawling metropolis and home to millions of Ethiopians, Addis Ababa houses many international organizations, embassies, and commissions, making it a diplomatic, political, and economic hub of the country.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Beka Ferda Ranch as well as Jams Addis. There's much more to do: examine the collection at National Museum of Ethiopia, savor a delicious cup with a coffee and tea tour, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

Plan my day in Addis Ababa using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Melbourne, Australia to Addis Ababa is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to East Africa Time (EAT) is minus 7 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in December, expect Addis Ababa to be a bit cooler, temps between 25°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to fly to Gambela.
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Tours · Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites

Gambela, Ethiopia — 3 nights

Gambela is a city and separate woreda in Ethiopia and the capital of the Gambela Region or kilil. Your day by day itinerary now includes Gambella National Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Gambela trip site.

Getting from Addis Ababa to Gambela by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. You will leave for Nairobi on the 6th (Fri).
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Nairobi, Kenya — 9 nights

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.
Spend the 16th (Mon) exploring nature at Nairobi National Park. Spend the 8th (Sun) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Karen Blixen Museum, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, stroll through Giraffe Centre, and take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Nairobi route planning website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Gambela to Nairobi. In January, daytime highs in Nairobi are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can fly to Juba.
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Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Juba, South Sudan — 12 nights

A frantic metropolis bursting from the White Nile River, Juba stands as the capital and largest city of the Republic of South Sudan.
Juba is known for historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at All Saints Cathedral and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St.Theresa Cathedral.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Juba trip planning site.

Getting from Nairobi to Juba by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Nairobi to Juba is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Nairobi in January, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Juba: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 32°C at night. On the 29th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Kampala.
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Historic Sites

Kampala, Uganda — 7 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Jinja (Source of the Nile - Speke Monument & River Rafting & Tubing) and Entebbe (Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Centre, Entebbe Botanic Gardens, &more). Spend the 30th (Mon) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Spend the 2nd (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, view the masterpieces at Gallery Antique, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Kampala planner.

Fly from Juba to Kampala in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Juba to Kampala, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Juba in January: high temperatures in Kampala hover around 32°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Ethiopia travel guide

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Specialty Museums · National Parks · Ruins
Abyssinia
One of the oldest countries in the world, Ethiopia was the only African nation not to fall under colonial control. The continued independence left the country with a wealth of undisturbed historical sites and cultural practices--reasons enough to plan a vacation in Ethiopia. Ancient ruins, hill tribes, wild forest areas, gushing rivers, and depressions filled with active volcanoes represent just some of the many Ethiopia attractions worthy of your attention.
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Kenya travel guide

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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.
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South Sudan travel guide

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Churches · Sacred & Religious Sites
South Sudan became the world's youngest nation in 2011, with the splitting of the continents largest state. The civil war that preceded the separation would inevitably leave deep traces on the psyche of the people and the stability of the political situation, but any initial optimism was quickly dimmed with government forces and rebel groups once more at war. The country boasts a fascinating mix of tribes and cultures and provides the setting for the second largest animal migration in the world, with antelopes crossing large swathes of the country. Despite this, holidays in South Sudan appeal to only a few daring travelers--tourism sector remains undeveloped and infrastructure lacking.
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Uganda travel guide

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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.
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