29 days in Africa Itinerary

29 days in Africa Itinerary

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29 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Brussels, Belgium
train + Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Arusha, Tanzania
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 45​min
2
Moshi, Tanzania
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 15​min
3
Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  7​h 30​min
4
Mulanje, Malawi
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  8​h 30​min
5
Tofo, Mozambique
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  1​h
6
Vilanculos, Mozambique
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
7
Maputo, Mozambique
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
8
Victoria Falls, Zambia
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
9
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 7 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Brussels, Belgium

4
nights
Arusha, Tanzania

Arusha ©
Nestled in the verdant foothills of Mount Meru, Arusha remains the primary gateway and jump-off point for safaris into several national parks.
Escape the urban bustle at Ngurdoto Crater and Balloon Rides. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tanzanite Experience and Walking tours. And it doesn't end there: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, browse the eclectic array of goods at Masai Central Market, and stop by Shanga & Shanga Foundation.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Arusha trip itinerary maker website .

Brussels, Belgium to Arusha is an approximately 13-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Brussels to Arusha. In July, daily temperatures in Arusha can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Moshi.

Things to do in Arusha

Tours Outdoors Shopping

Side Trip

Masai Central Market
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Ngurdoto Crater ©
Ngurdoto Crater
Tanzanite Experience ©
Tanzanite Experience
Balloon Rides

3
nights
Moshi, Tanzania

Situated in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro, the sleepy town of Moshi provides tourist with a safe and pleasant place to stay in while touring the region or braving Africa's highest mountain.
Escape the urban bustle at Kikuletwa Hotsprings and Kilimanjaro Animal C.R.E.W.. Explore hidden gems such as Nature & Wildlife Tours and Balloon Rides. There's still lots to do: pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Mama Africa Giftshop and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Moshi trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Arusha to Moshi in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Moshi

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Balloon Rides
Mama Africa Giftshop ©
Mama Africa Giftshop

5
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.
Get outdoors at Matemwe Beach and Uroa Bay. Discover out-of-the-way places like Scuba & Snorkeling and Christ Church Cathedral. Take a break from Zanzibar City with a short trip to Kuza Cave in Jambiani, about 1h 05 min away. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Mtoni Palace Ruins, relax in the rural setting at Zanzibar Spices and Heritage Centre, pause for some serene contemplation at Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Zanzibar City online vacation planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Moshi to Zanzibar City in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Mulanje.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Zanzibar Island, Matemwe, Uroa Bay, Kuza Cave
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Matemwe Beach ©
Matemwe Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Uroa Bay ©
Uroa Bay

1
night
Mulanje, Malawi

Mulanje ©
Mulanje is a town in the Southern Region, Malawi close to the border of Mozambique. Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Mulanje.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Mulanje travel website .

Getting from Zanzibar City to Mulanje by combination of flight and car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, flight, and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Zanzibar City to Mulanje due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Zanzibar City in July, things will get little chillier in Mulanje: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Tofo.

Things to do in Mulanje

Nature Parks
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Mount Mulanje ©
Mount Mulanje

1
night
Tofo, Mozambique

Tofo ©
Historically a fishing village governed by Portuguese colonists, Tofo has become a top destination for adventurers, divers, and marine life lovers.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Barra Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Tofo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral da Nossa Senhora da Conceicao and then kick back and relax at Parque Nacional de Bazaruto.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Tofo journey builder tool .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Mulanje to Tofo in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. In July, daily temperatures in Tofo can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Vilanculos.

Things to do in Tofo

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Barra Beach, Parque Nacional de Bazaruto
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Barra Beach ©
Barra Beach
Parque Nacional de Bazaruto ©
Parque Nacional de Bazaruto
Praia do Tofo ©
Praia do Tofo

3
nights
Vilanculos, Mozambique

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Safaris and Scuba & Snorkeling. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Machilla Magic and Manyikeni. It doesn't end there: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Vilanculos online trip planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Tofo to Vilanculos takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daytime highs in Vilanculos are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Maputo.

Things to do in Vilanculos

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Safaris
Kayaking & Canoeing
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
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 20th (Mon): step off the mainland to explore Inhaca Island, then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Costa do Sol, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroquia Santo Antonio. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado Central de Maputo, then browse the different shops at Maputo Shopping Center, then contemplate the long history of Vila Algarve, and finally steep yourself in history at Matola Raid Memorial.

To see photos and other tourist information, you can read our Maputo route maker .

You can fly from Vilanculos to Maputo in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Maputo

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Matola Raid Memorial
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Paroquia Santo Antonio ©
Paroquia Santo Antonio
Inhaca Island ©
Inhaca Island
Praia da Costa do Sol ©
Praia da Costa do Sol

1
night
Victoria Falls, Zambia

Victoria Falls ©
Victoria Falls is a town in the province of Matabeleland North, Zimbabwe. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): admire all the interesting features of Mukuni Village.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Victoria Falls online tour itinerary planner .

You can fly from Maputo to Victoria Falls in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Maputo in July, Victoria Falls is little chillier at night with lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Victoria Falls.
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Mukuni Village ©
Mukuni Village

7
nights
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Siduli Hide. Step off the beaten path and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Kayaking & Canoeing. There's much more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Victoria Falls Snake Park, tee off at Elephant Hills Golf Club, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and browse the different shops at Elephant's Walk Shopping and Artist's Village.

For more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Victoria Falls visit planning website .

Victoria Falls is just a short distance from Victoria Falls. In July, daytime highs in Victoria Falls are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Victoria Falls Snake Park ©
Victoria Falls Snake Park
Kayaking & Canoeing

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