29 days in Africa Itinerary

29 days in Africa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Africa sightseeing planner

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Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, Fly to Arusha
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Arusha, Tanzania
— 4 nights
Shuttle
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Moshi, Tanzania
— 3 nights
Fly
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Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 5 nights
Ferry to Dar es Salaam, Fly to Mulanje
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Mulanje, Malawi
— 1 night
Drive to Tete, Fly to Tofo
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Tofo, Mozambique
— 1 night
Fly
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Vilanculos, Mozambique
— 3 nights
Fly
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Maputo, Mozambique
— 2 nights
Fly
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Victoria Falls, Zambia
— 1 night
Drive
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 7 nights
Fly

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Arusha, Tanzania

— 4 nights
Nestled in the verdant foothills of Mount Meru, Arusha remains the primary gateway and jump-off point for safaris into several national parks.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ngurdoto Crater and Masai Central Market. Kids will appreciate attractions like The Tanzanite Experience and Shanga & Shanga Foundation. The adventure continues: soar above the sights with a balloon tour, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Arusha trip planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Arusha is an approximately 14-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. Traveling from Brussels to Arusha, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. July in Arusha sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to catch the shuttle to Moshi.

Things to do in Arusha

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 1 — 5:

Moshi, Tanzania

— 3 nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Balloon Rides and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Step off the beaten path and head to Kikuletwa Hotsprings and Mama Africa Giftshop. Next up on the itinerary: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Moshi sightseeing planner.

Take a shuttle from Arusha to Moshi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can fly to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Moshi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 5 — 8:

Zanzibar City, Tanzania

— 5 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Matemwe Beach and Uroa Bay. Family-friendly places like Christ Church Cathedral and Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zanzibar City: Scuba & Snorkeling (in Matemwe) and Kuza Cave (in Jambiani). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Mtoni Palace Ruins, shop like a local with Tangawizi Spice Farm, cast your line with a fishing tour, and walk around Forodhani Gardens.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Zanzibar City vacation builder site.

Getting from Moshi to Zanzibar City by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Mulanje.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 8 — 13:

Mulanje, Malawi

— 1 night
Mulanje is a town in the Southern Region, Malawi close to the border of Mozambique. On the 14th (Tue), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Mulanje.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Mulanje itinerary planner.

Getting from Zanzibar City to Mulanje by combination of ferry and flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, train, car, and bus; or do a combination of ferry, train, shuttle, car, and bus. Traveling from Zanzibar City to Mulanje, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Zanzibar City in July, expect Mulanje to be little chillier, temps between 28°C and 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Tofo.

Things to do in Mulanje

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 14:
Highlights from your trip

Tofo, Mozambique

— 1 night
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 kick back and relax 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 explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional de Bazaruto.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Tofo day trip planning website.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Mulanje to Tofo takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. July in Tofo sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Vilanculos.

Things to do in Tofo

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 14 — 16:

Vilanculos, Mozambique

— 3 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Machilla Magic and Kayaking & Canoeing. Get in touch with nature at Safaris and Scuba & Snorkeling. There's more to do: delve into the distant past at Manyikeni.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Vilanculos online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Tofo to Vilanculos by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. July in Vilanculos sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. On the 19th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Maputo.

Things to do in Vilanculos

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Adventure
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 19:

Maputo, Mozambique

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): head off the coast to Inhaca Island, then kick back and relax at Praia da Costa do Sol, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroquia Santo Antonio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: 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 ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Maputo travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Vilanculos to Maputo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 fly to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Maputo

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 19 — 21:

Victoria Falls, Zambia

— 1 night
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.

Plan my day in Victoria Falls using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Fly from Maputo to Victoria Falls in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Victoria Falls when traveling from Maputo in July, with lows around 10°C. On the 22nd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Victoria Falls.
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 22:
Highlights from your trip

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

— 7 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.
Bring the kids along to Scuba & Snorkeling and Prime Art Gallery. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Victoria Falls Snake Park and Crocodile Park Victoria Falls. On the 24th (Fri), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, get outside with Outdoor Activities, look for gifts at Cultural Vibes Music Shop, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Victoria Falls trip planner.

Victoria Falls is very close to Victoria Falls. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in July, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 29:

Tanzania travel guide

4.1
Safaris · Beaches · Geologic Formations
Though the size and scale of Tanzania may be overwhelming, the people make it a personable and easy-going place to visit. The bigger cities not only offer good connections to the main natural attractions, but also feature bustling markets where locals sell fresh produce, snacks, and crafts. Smaller villages retain their long-held customs, beliefs, and artistic traditions. With the continent's highest peak, and some of the most animal-rich safaris available, Tanzania holidays tend to dart between the big and bold, and the personal and low-key.

Malawi travel guide

4.2
Mountains · Nature & Parks · Churches
Warm Heart of Africa
To find out how Malawi earned its nickname the "Warm Heart of Africa," just head to one of the country's little villages and ask for a place to stay. The reintroduction of lions in 2012 gave a much-needed boost to Malawi tourism sector, with safaris across the diverse natural landscape increasingly more popular and varied. The Great Rift topography gives the country some of its main scenic features, including one of the continent's largest lakes, a focus of many adventurous Malawi holidays.

Mozambique travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Architectural Buildings · Islands
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.