15 days in Africa Itinerary

15 days in Africa Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Fly:  6 h 30 min
1
Marrakech, Morocco
— 3 nights
Fly:  16 h 45 min
2
Windhoek, Namibia
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
3
Cape Town, South Africa
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
4
Hoedspruit, South Africa
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  22 h
5
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
6
Nairobi, Kenya
— 2 nights
Fly:  9 h 15 min
End: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

3
nights
Marrakech, Morocco

Marrakech ©
You won't run out of things to do in Marrakech, a city where you can spend days exploring grandiose palaces and mosques, photogenic gardens, sacred tombs, and traditional mansions that evoke a bygone era.
On the 1st (Tue), admire the landmark architecture of Medersa Ben Youssef. On the 2nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Outdoor Activities and then admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Marrakech road trip planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Marrakech is an approximately 6.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Western European Standard Time (WET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in September, you will find days in Marrakech are much warmer (38°C), and nights are a bit warmer (21°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Windhoek.

Things to do in Marrakech

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Jemaa el-Fna
Jemaa el-Fna

2
nights
Windhoek, Namibia

Windhoek ©
Located in the heart of the country, Namibia's capital city Windhoek receives a constant influx of tourists, in part because of its international airport.
You've now added Furaha Tours & Safaris to your itinerary. On the 5th (Sat), stroll through NamibRand Nature Reserve, see Furaha Tours & Safaris, and then stop by Herrle & Herma Jewellers. On the next day, hunt for treasures at Namibia Craft Centre, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Deadvlei, and then tee off at Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Windhoek route planner.

You can fly from Marrakech to Windhoek in 17 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Marrakech to Windhoek. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Marrakech in September; daily highs in Windhoek reach 34°C and lows reach 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Deadvlei
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Furaha Tours & Safaris ©
Furaha Tours & Safaris
Deadvlei ©
Deadvlei
NamibRand Nature Reserve ©
NamibRand Nature Reserve

2
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.
On the 7th (Mon), do a tasting at Klein Constantia, get great views at Cape Point, and then kick back and relax at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony. On the 8th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at District Six Museum, take in the waterfront activity at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Cape Town trip itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Windhoek to Cape Town in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Africa Time (CAT) to South Africa Standard Time (SAST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Windhoek in September, expect Cape Town to be a bit cooler, temps between 23°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

3
nights
Hoedspruit, South Africa

Hoedspruit ©
Hoedspruit offers proximity to Kruger National Park and features an airport, making it a popular jump-off point for a variety of tours and safaris.
On the 9th (Wed), sample the fine beverages at Qualito Craft Distillery, identify plant and animal life at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park, and then look for gifts at Kumbaya Home Decor. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at iNyoka Art Gallery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Phuza Moya Private Game Reserve, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tshukudu Game Lodge.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Hoedspruit trip website.

Getting from Cape Town to Hoedspruit by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Cape Town in September: high temperatures in Hoedspruit hover around 32°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Kruger National Park, Qualito Craft Distillery
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Tshukudu Game Lodge ©
Tshukudu Game Lodge
iNyoka Art Gallery ©
iNyoka Art Gallery

2
nights
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

Maasai Mara National Reserve ©
Home to the Great Migration and Africa's exceptional wildlife, Maasai Mara is a must on a Kenya itinerary.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Musiara Swamp and then identify plant and animal life at Olare Orok Conservancy. On the 13th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Mara Triangle.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Hoedspruit to Maasai Mara National Reserve. Traveling from Hoedspruit to Maasai Mara National Reserve, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Hoedspruit in September, plan for colder days in Maasai Mara National Reserve, with highs around 17°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Nairobi.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Olare Orok Conservancy ©
Olare Orok Conservancy
Mara Triangle ©
Mara Triangle
Musiara Swamp ©
Musiara Swamp

2
nights
Nairobi, Kenya

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and then stroll through David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Karen Blixen Museum and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Giraffe Centre.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Nairobi online sightseeing planner.

Fly from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Nairobi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Maasai Mara National Reserve in September: high temperatures in Nairobi hover around 29°C and lows are around 17°C. On the 15th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Safaris
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ©
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
Giraffe Centre ©
Giraffe Centre

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