24 days in Africa Itinerary

24 days in Africa Itinerary

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Durban, South Africa
— 4 nights
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Vilanculos, Mozambique
— 2 nights
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Tofo, Mozambique
— 2 nights
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Maputo, Mozambique
— 1 night
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Victoria Falls, Zambia
— 1 night
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 4 nights
Fly to Nairobi, Drive to Serengeti National Park
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Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
— 2 nights
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Nungwi, Tanzania
— 1 night
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Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 4 nights
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Durban, South Africa

— 4 nights

Surf City

Sunny weather and golden beaches await you on a vacation in Durban, a busy port city on the Indian Ocean known for its outdoorsy atmosphere.
Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple and West Street Mosque will appeal to history buffs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Safaris and Holla Trails. Step out of Durban to go to Pietermaritzburg and see African Bird of Prey Sanctuary, which is approximately 58 minutes away. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Phansi Museum, take in the awesome beauty at Royal Natal National Park, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Umbilo Shree Ambalavaanar Alayam Temple.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Durban visit planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Durban is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Traveling from Brussels to Durban, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Vilanculos.

Things to do in Durban

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 15 — 20:

Vilanculos, Mozambique

— 2 nights
Tourism in Vilanculos, a small town on the coast of Mozambique, owes much to its convenient location as a base for exploring the Bazaruto Archipelago, a national park.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): cast your line with a fishing tour and then take in the exciting artwork at Machilla Magic. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Vilanculos online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Durban to Vilanculos by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Tofo.

Things to do in Vilanculos

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 22:

Tofo, Mozambique

— 2 nights
Historically a fishing village governed by Portuguese colonists, Tofo has become a top destination for adventurers, divers, and marine life lovers.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): kick back and relax at Barra Beach and then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral da Nossa Senhora da Conceicao. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Marine Megafauna Foundation, then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Tofo, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

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You can fly from Vilanculos to Tofo in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. In July, daily temperatures in Tofo can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to fly to Maputo.

Things to do in Tofo

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 22 — 24:

Maputo, Mozambique

— 1 night

City of Acacias

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 25th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemetery St. Francis Xavier, and then head off the coast to Inhaca Island.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Maputo trip planner.

Getting from Tofo to Maputo by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. In July in Maputo, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Maputo

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 25:

Victoria Falls, Zambia

— 1 night
Victoria Falls is a town in the province of Matabeleland North, Zimbabwe. On the 26th (Sun), admire all the interesting features of Mukuni Village.

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Traveling by flight from Maputo to Victoria Falls takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Maputo in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 10°C in Victoria Falls. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Victoria Falls.
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 26:
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

— 4 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Scuba & Snorkeling and Victoria Falls Snake Park. Attractions like Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park and River Rafting & Tubing make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and shop like a local with Prime Art Gallery.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Victoria Falls trip planner.

Victoria Falls is just a short distance from Victoria Falls. July in Victoria Falls sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Adventure
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 30:

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

— 2 nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Seronera and Grumeti River. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Retima Hippo Pool.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Serengeti National Park trip maker site.

Do a combination of flight and car from Victoria Falls to Serengeti National Park in 15.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Africa Time to East Africa Time is 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can fly to Nungwi.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 2:

Nungwi, Tanzania

— 1 night
Renowned for its sandy coast lined with mangroves and palm trees, Nungwi offers visitors a variety of restaurants, bars, and accommodations.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): stroll through Nungwi Beach and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Nungwi online holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Serengeti National Park to Nungwi takes 3.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Nungwi are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Nungwi

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 3:

Zanzibar City, Tanzania

— 4 nights
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Mtoni Palace Ruins and Christ Church Cathedral. Step out of the city life by going to Paje Beach and Fishing Charters & Tours. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Palace Museum (Beit al-Sahel) and explore the galleries of Hurumzi Henna Art Gallery.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Zanzibar City online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Nungwi to Zanzibar City takes 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Zanzibar City are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. On the 7th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 3 — 7:

Mozambique travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Architectural Buildings · Flea Markets
Still relatively unvisited by international tourists, Mozambique boasts plenty of natural and cultural charms that could easy make it into a major vacation destination. The beaches of the south come in all shapes and sizes, while the less-visited north offers island archipelagos and untouched coral reefs. The colonial architecture of the main urban areas complements the colorful African heritage that still holds sway here, with the region's art, cuisine, and music ensuring each trip to Mozambique allows the visitor to appreciate the country's distinct culture and vast landscape.

Zanzibar Island travel guide

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Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling · Islands
Unguja
Experience the bustling Zanzibar Island, the financial and economical metropolis of the Zanzibar Archipelago. Most tours of Zanzibar Island start in Zanzibar Town, where centuries of history are on display in Persian bathhouses, street coffee vendors, and the world's last open slave market in Stone Town, the historical center. Beyond that, attractions on Zanzibar Island include numerous archaeological sites dotted across the area.