27 days in Africa Itinerary

27 days in Africa Itinerary

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 3 nights
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Cape Town, South Africa
— 4 nights
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Marrakech, Morocco
— 3 nights
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Cairo, Egypt
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Luxor, Egypt
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Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
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Johannesburg, South Africa

— 1 night

City of Light

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.
On the 2nd (Tue), contemplate the long history of Mandela House, see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct. Keep things going the next day: try to win big at Gold Reef City and then buy something for everyone on your list at Jack Friedman Eastgate.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Johannesburg trip itinerary planning tool.

Chennai, India to Johannesburg is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Traveling from Chennai to Johannesburg, you'll gain 3.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Chennai in April; daily highs in Johannesburg reach 28°C and lows reach 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Theme Parks · Casinos · Fun & Games · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 2 — 3:

Kruger National Park, South Africa

— 3 nights
One of Africa's largest game sanctuaries and part of UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere Program, Kruger National Park provides an immersive experience of wildlife.
Spend the 4th (Thu) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Sweni Wilderness Trail.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kruger National Park online route planner.

You can fly from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. You will leave for Cape Town on the 6th (Sat).

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Trails · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Apr 3 — 6:

Cape Town, South Africa

— 4 nights

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Cape Town is known for nature, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire all the interesting features of Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, enjoy the sand and surf at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, see the interesting displays at District Six Museum, and step off the mainland to explore Robben Island Museum.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Cape Town trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Kruger National Park to Cape Town by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Cape Town are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches
Find places to stay Apr 6 — 11:

Marrakech, Morocco

— 3 nights

Red City

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.
Marrakech is known for shopping, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, contemplate the long history of Palacio da Bahia, admire all the interesting features of Jemaa el-Fna, and admire the landmark architecture of Koutoubia Mosque.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Marrakech day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Cape Town to Marrakech takes 22 hours. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time to Western European Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. In April in Marrakech, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 12 — 15:

Cairo, Egypt

— 2 nights

City of a Thousand Minarets

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairo: Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids (in Saqqara) and Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, admire the striking features of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary), wander the streets of Islamic Cairo, and shop like a local with Khan Al-Khalili.

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairo trip builder app.

You can fly from Marrakech to Cairo in 10.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Marrakech to Cairo is 2 hours. Traveling from Marrakech in April, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Cairo, with lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 15 — 18:

Luxor, Egypt

— 2 nights
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Tomb of Queen Nefertari, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Medinet Habu, then contemplate the long history of Temple of Karnak, and finally pause for some photo ops at Luxor Temple. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at Luxor Museum, then get answers to all your questions at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt, then explore the ancient world of Valley of the Kings, and finally appreciate the history behind Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Luxor trip planner.

Getting from Cairo to Luxor by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. When traveling from Cairo in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Luxor, with highs around 41°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 18 — 20:

Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

— 3 nights
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 24th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Mara Triangle. Keep things going the next day: soar above the sights with a balloon tour and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Maasai Mara National Reserve road trip planning website.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Luxor to Maasai Mara National Reserve takes 19.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and car; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Luxor to Maasai Mara National Reserve due to the time zone difference. You'll set off for home on the 26th (Fri).

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Tours
Find places to stay Apr 23 — 26: