16 days in Africa Itinerary

16 days in Africa Itinerary

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Start: London, United Kingdom
Train + Fly:  12 h 45 min
1
Nairobi, Kenya
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  3 h
2
Arusha, Tanzania
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  13 h 30 min
3
Nkhata Bay, Malawi
— 1 day
Drive:  13 h 15 min
4
Beira, Mozambique
— 1 day
Fly:  1 h 45 min
5
Maputo, Mozambique
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
6
Malkerns, Eswatini (Swaziland)
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h
7
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 5 nights
Fly + Train:  14 h 30 min
End: London, United Kingdom

2
nights
Nairobi, Kenya

Nairobi ©
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Karen Blixen Coffee Garden and Cottages and GP Karting. Get in touch with nature at Nairobi National Park and David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. Spend the 14th (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: stroll through Giraffe Centre and examine the collection at Karen Blixen Museum.

For more things to do and tourist information, refer to the Nairobi travel route builder app.

London, UK to Nairobi is an approximately 11.5- hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Nairobi is 3 hours. In August in Nairobi, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Arusha.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife Parks Tours
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Nairobi National Park ©
Nairobi National Park
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ©
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
Giraffe Centre ©
Giraffe Centre

3
nights
Arusha, Tanzania

Nestled in the verdant foothills of Mount Meru, Arusha remains the primary gateway and jump-off point for safaris into several national parks.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Isle of Gems. Get outdoors at Ngurdoto Crater and Kayaking & Canoeing. Make the 19th (Mon) a memorable day with a climbing tour.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Arusha tour planner.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Nairobi to Arusha in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. August in Arusha sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Nkhata Bay.

Things to do in Arusha

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Ngurdoto Crater ©
Ngurdoto Crater
Climbing Tours

1
day
Nkhata Bay, Malawi

Nkhata Bay ©
Nkhata Bay or just Nkhata is the capital of the Nkhata Bay District in Malawi. On the 20th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Kande Beach.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Nkhata Bay attractions planner.

Explore your travel options from Arusha to Nkhata Bay with the Route module. The time zone changes from East Africa Time (EAT) to Central Africa Time (CAT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In August, Nkhata Bay is little chillier than Arusha - with highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C. On the 20th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Beira.

Things to do in Nkhata Bay

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Kande Beach ©
Kande Beach

1
day
Beira, Mozambique

Beira ©
Beira is the third largest city in Mozambique. Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Beira Cathedral and then enjoy the sea views from Macuti Lighthouse and Shipwreck.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Beira fast, fun, and easy.

Getting from Nkhata Bay to Beira by car takes about 18.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Nkhata Bay in August: high temperatures in Beira hover around 30°C and lows are around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Maputo.

Things to do in Beira

Historic Sites
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Macuti Lighthouse and Shipwreck ©
Macuti Lighthouse and Shipwreck
Beira Cathedral ©
Beira Cathedral

1
night
Maputo, Mozambique

Maputo ©
Walking the broad, leafy avenues of Maputo, Mozambique's capital and bustling harbor city, you can discover numerous architectural gems and come to appreciate the area's Portuguese-influenced culture.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia da Costa do Sol, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroquia Santo Antonio, and then get to know the fascinating history of Praca Independence Praça da Independência.

To find where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Maputo tour itinerary planning site.

Fly from Beira to Maputo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Maputo when traveling from Beira in August, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can drive to Malkerns.

Things to do in Maputo

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks
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Paroquia Santo Antonio ©
Paroquia Santo Antonio
Praia da Costa do Sol ©
Praia da Costa do Sol
Praca Independence Praça da Independência ©
Praca Independence Praça da Independência

1
night
Malkerns, Eswatini (Swaziland)

Malkerns ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Mantenga Nature Reserve, then steep yourself in history at Mantenga Cultural Village, then trek along Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally look for gifts at Amarasti.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Malkerns journey builder site.

You can drive from Maputo to Malkerns in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Maputo in August, with highs in Malkerns at 27°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Malkerns

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Manzini, Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary
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Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary
Mantenga Cultural Village ©
Mantenga Cultural Village
Mantenga Nature Reserve ©
Mantenga Nature Reserve

5
nights
Johannesburg, South Africa

Johannesburg ©
Founded when gold was discovered in the area in the late 19th century, Johannesburg quickly grew into a bustling metropolis, South Africa's largest city and the region's economic hub.
Get outdoors at Ukutula Conservation Center and Sterkfontein Cave. Get some historical perspective at Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct and Mandela House. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Johannesburg: Union Buildings (in Pretoria) and Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre (in Brits). Spend the 25th (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, stop by Amatuli Artefacts, and have fun at RollEgoli.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Johannesburg tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Malkerns to Johannesburg by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Malkerns in August, Johannesburg is slightly colder at night with lows of 7°C. You will leave for home on the 28th (Wed).

Things to do in Johannesburg

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trips

Brits, RollEgoli, Sterkfontein Cave, Amatuli Artefacts, Union Buildings
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Ukutula Conservation Center ©
Ukutula Conservation Center
Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre ©
Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre
Sterkfontein Cave ©
Sterkfontein Cave

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