11 days in Africa Itinerary

11 days in Africa Itinerary

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11 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Cape Town, South Africa
1
Cape Town, South Africa
— 4 nights
Fly:  8 h 15 min
2
Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  4 h 30 min
3
Tarangire National Park, Tanzania
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h 15 min
4
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
— 1 night
+2
Taxi + Fly + Taxi:  3 h 30 min
5
Nungwi, Tanzania
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  9 h
End: Cape Town, South Africa

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nights
Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Explore hidden gems such as Platteklip Gorge and Groot Constantia. Relax by the water at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and Clifton Beaches. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cape Town: Kwaaiwater (in Hermanus) and Shark Diving (in Gansbaai). There's still lots to do: take a leisurely stroll along Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, learn about winemaking at High Constantia Wine Cellar, admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, and enjoy the sand and surf at Fish Hoek Beach.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Cape Town online holiday builder .

If you are flying in from South Africa, the closest major aiport is Cape Town International Airport. In November, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Shark Diving, Kwaaiwater
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Platteklip Gorge ©
Platteklip Gorge
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Groot Constantia ©
Groot Constantia

1
night
Zanzibar City, Tanzania

Zanzibar City
Discover a myriad of attractions in Zanzibar City, like its World Heritage-listed historic core, charming beach villages, and the modern neighborhood of Ng'ambo.
On the 25th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral, then kick back and relax at Nakupenda Beach, and then stop by Aromas of Zanzibar. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: experience rural life at Shabuta Spice Farm, then stroll through Cheetah's Rock, and then relax in the rural setting at Tangawizi Spice Farm.

To find ratings and tourist information, you can read our Zanzibar City travel route builder .

Fly from Cape Town to Zanzibar City in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, car, train, and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cape Town to Zanzibar City due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Cape Town in November; daily highs in Zanzibar City reach 36°C and lows reach 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Tarangire National Park.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Cheetah's Rock
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Nakupenda Beach
Nakupenda Beach
Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock
Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral ©
Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral

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Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

Tarangire National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Tarangire National Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Tarangire National Park attractions planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Zanzibar City to Tarangire National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, train, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Zanzibar City in November, expect Tarangire National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 30°C and 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Tarangire National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Tarangire National Park ©
Tarangire National Park

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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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Seronera and then stroll through Retima Hippo Pool.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Serengeti National Park route maker.

Drive from Tarangire National Park to Serengeti National Park in 6.5 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Tarangire National Park in November; daily highs in Serengeti National Park reach 23°C and lows reach 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Nungwi.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Retima Hippo Pool ©
Retima Hippo Pool
Seronera ©
Seronera

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Nungwi, Tanzania

Nungwi ©
Renowned for its sandy coast lined with mangroves and palm trees, Nungwi offers visitors a variety of restaurants, bars, and accommodations.
On the 29th (Sun), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Nungwi Beach. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Bahati Beach Boutique and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kendwa Beach.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Nungwi day trip planning tool .

Getting from Serengeti National Park to Nungwi by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Serengeti National Park in November; daily highs in Nungwi reach 36°C and lows reach 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nungwi

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Kendwa
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Kendwa Beach ©
Kendwa Beach
Nungwi Beach ©
Nungwi Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

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