26 days in Africa Itinerary

26 days in Africa Itinerary

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26 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Kigali, Rwanda
Fly:  12​h
1
Cairo, Egypt
— 7 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
2
Tunis, Tunisia
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  7​h 15​min
3
Rabat, Morocco
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  15​h 30​min
4
Nairobi, Kenya
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
5
Pemba Island, Tanzania
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  1​h 30​min
6
Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Kigali, Rwanda

7
nights
Cairo, Egypt

Cairo ©
More than 20 million people call Cairo their home and, as soon as you set foot in the sprawling metropolis, it's evident they make it crowded and chaotic, but also exuberant and charming.
Visiting Safaris and Nile River will get you outdoors. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Egyptian Antiquities Museum and Great Sphinx. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairo: Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Step Pyramid of Djoser). Spend the 6th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, admire the landmark architecture of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary), get a taste of the local shopping with Khan Al-Khalili, and contemplate the long history of Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan.

Make your Cairo itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo to Cairo is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Western African Time (WAT) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Goma in May, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Cairo: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Tunis.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Giza
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Egyptian Antiquities Museum ©
Egyptian Antiquities Museum
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids

2
nights
Tunis, Tunisia

Tunis ©
The Mediterranean port city of Tunis, Tunisia's bustling capital, boasts a vibrant mix of cultures and architectural styles, enchanting visitors with its historical attractions, picturesque beaches, and laidback vibe.
Escape the urban bustle at Hammamet Beach and Ichkeul National Park. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Zitouna Mosque and Victoria Square. Go for a jaunt from Tunis to Hammamet to see Yasmin Hammamet about 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Bardo Museum, take in panoramic vistas at The doors of the medina, steep yourself in history at Marche central de Tunis, Fondouk El Ghala, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Vincent de Paul.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Tunis journey builder .

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Tunis takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cairo to Tunis due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cairo in May, expect Tunis to be little chillier, temps between 31°C and 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Rabat.

Things to do in Tunis

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Hammamet, Ichkeul National Park
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Hammamet Beach ©
Hammamet Beach
Bardo Museum ©
Bardo Museum
Zitouna Mosque ©
Zitouna Mosque

3
nights
Rabat, Morocco

Rabat ©
On a vacation in Rabat, a World Heritage Site and Morocco's capital, you can discover the city's long and rich history while enjoying a laidback atmosphere, less touristy than in the booming Casablanca and Marrakech.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Kasbah des Oudaias and Chellah. Visiting Jardin Zoologique de Rabat and Plage de Rabat will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rabat: Casablanca (Musee Abderrahman Slaoui & The Corniche). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Hassan Tower, view the masterpieces at Au Grain de Sesame, explore the world behind art at Museum Mohamed VI of Modern and Contemporary Art, and play a few rounds at Royal Golf Rabat.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Rabat trip planner .

Getting from Tunis to Rabat by combination of flight and train takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: fly. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Western European Time (WET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Tunis in May, plan for a bit cooler days in Rabat, with highs around 28°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Nairobi.

Things to do in Rabat

Outdoors Museums Parks

Side Trip

Casablanca
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The Corniche ©
The Corniche
Kasbah des Oudaias ©
Kasbah des Oudaias
Chellah ©
Chellah

4
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Karen Blixen Museum and All Saints Cathedral. Visiting Safaris and Nairobi National Park will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, identify plant and animal life at Karura Forest, examine the collection at Nairobi National Museum, and browse the exhibits of Upepo Photography Gallery.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Nairobi tour builder website .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Rabat to Nairobi in 15.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Rabat to Nairobi is 3 hours. Traveling from Rabat in May, plan for little chillier nights in Nairobi, with lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Pemba Island.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Safaris
Nairobi National Park ©
Nairobi National Park
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ©
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

1
night
Pemba Island, Tanzania

Pemba Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): head off the coast to Pemba Island and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Vumawimbi Beach. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Mkama Ndume Ruins at Pujini village. and then kick back and relax at Misali island.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Pemba Island travel itinerary planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Nairobi to Pemba Island. Traveling from Nairobi in May, Pemba Island is a bit warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Pemba Island

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Pemba Island ©
Pemba Island
Misali island ©
Misali island
Vumawimbi Beach ©
Vumawimbi Beach

3
nights
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib) and Stone Town. Get in touch with nature at Nungwi Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. It doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Hamamni Persian Baths and pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church Cathedral.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Zanzibar City planning site .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Pemba Island to Zanzibar City in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Pemba Island in May, you will find days in Zanzibar City are somewhat warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Outdoors Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trip

Nungwi
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Nungwi Beach ©
Nungwi Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hamamni Persian Baths ©
Hamamni Persian Baths

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