30 days in Africa Itinerary

30 days in Africa Itinerary

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Kigali, Rwanda
— 3 nights
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Nairobi, Kenya
— 5 nights
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Samburu National Reserve, Kenya
— 1 night
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Naivasha, Kenya
— 2 nights
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Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
— 5 nights
Fly to Mombasa, Ferry to Diani Beach
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Diani Beach, Kenya
— 1 night
Drive to Likoni, Ferry to Mombasa
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Mombasa, Kenya
— 1 night
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Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 4 nights
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Nungwi, Tanzania
— 3 nights
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Nosy Be, Madagascar
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Kigali, Rwanda

— 3 nights
A vacation in Kigali, Rwanda's capital city and economic hub, lets you experience the very heart of a landlocked country from a pleasant, safe, and organized base point.
Kigali is known for museums, wildlife, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Kigali Genocide Memorial, look for gifts at Azizi Life Boutique, view the masterpieces at Ivuka Arts Studio, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Kigali trip itinerary site.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Kigali is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Abu Dhabi to Kigali. Traveling from Abu Dhabi in July, expect Kigali to be cooler, temps between 32°C and 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Nairobi.

Things to do in Kigali

Museums · Shopping · Spas · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 25:

Nairobi, Kenya

— 5 nights

Green City in the Sun

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.
Attractions like David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and Karen Blixen Museum make great kid-friendly stops. Spend the 26th (Mon) exploring nature at Nairobi National Park. Spend the 28th (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: stroll through Giraffe Centre, look for gifts at Utamaduni Craft Centre, squeeze the most out of the city with City Tours, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Nairobi route planner.

Traveling by flight from Kigali to Nairobi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Kigali to Nairobi is 1 hour. When traveling from Kigali in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Nairobi, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Samburu National Reserve.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 30:

Samburu National Reserve, Kenya

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): take an exotic tour of Elephant Watch Camp & Safaris.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Samburu National Reserve holiday maker site.

Traveling by flight from Nairobi to Samburu National Reserve takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 31st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Naivasha.

Things to do in Samburu National Reserve

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 30 — 31:

Naivasha, Kenya

— 2 nights
Nestled on the shore of the eponymous lake, the market town of Naivasha boasts an enviable location and serves as gateway to several national parks, including Hell's Gate--inspiration for the landscapes of Disney's "The Lion King." Boating among the hippos of the vast, placid lake; camping; and bird-watching top the list of things to do in Naivasha.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Longonot. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Hell's Gate National Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Naivasha online visit planner.

You can fly from Samburu National Reserve to Naivasha in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daily temperatures in Naivasha can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Naivasha

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 2:

Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

— 5 nights
Home to the Great Migration and Africa's exceptional wildlife, Maasai Mara is a must on a Kenya itinerary.
Spend the 4th (Wed) surrounded by wildlife at Olare Orok Conservancy. Spend the 6th (Fri) surrounded by wildlife at Mara Triangle. It doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Ol Kinyei Conservancy and stroll through Eluai Plain.

For ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Maasai Mara National Reserve online travel planner.

Fly from Naivasha to Maasai Mara National Reserve in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Diani Beach.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 7:

Diani Beach, Kenya

— 1 night
On a vacation in Diani Beach, a bustling resort town on Kenya's eastern coast, you can take advantage of a pristine sandy shore fringed by a verdant forest.
On the 8th (Sun), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then kick back and relax at Diani Beach.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Diani Beach road trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Diani Beach in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and ferry. In August in Diani Beach, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Mombasa.

Things to do in Diani Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 8:

Mombasa, Kenya

— 1 night
Mombasa rests on the exotic shores of the Indian Ocean and serves as a globally popular vacation destination thanks to its classy hotels and friendly and relaxed atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Mombasa trip itinerary maker app.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Diani Beach to Mombasa in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and taxi. In August, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Mombasa

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 9:
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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Prison Island - Changuu Private Island and House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib). Spend the 10th (Tue) observing fascinating marine mammals with The Safari Blue. The adventure continues: stroll through Cheetah's Rock, enjoy the sand and surf at Nakupenda Beach Nature Reserve, delve into the distant past at Hamamni Persian Baths, and walk around Forodhani Gardens.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Zanzibar City route planning tool.

Fly from Mombasa to Zanzibar City in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In August in Zanzibar City, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive to Nungwi.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 9 — 13:

Nungwi, Tanzania

— 3 nights
Renowned for its sandy coast lined with mangroves and palm trees, Nungwi offers visitors a variety of restaurants, bars, and accommodations.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Nungwi Beach and then stroll through Kendwa Beach. Keep things going the next day: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Nungwi online holiday planner.

You can drive from Zanzibar City to Nungwi in 1.5 hours. August in Nungwi sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Nosy Be.

Things to do in Nungwi

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 13 — 16:

Nosy Be, Madagascar

— 4 nights

Perfume Island

The island of Nosy Be, off the coast of Madagascar, remains the country's premier beach getaway renowned for its tranquil ambience, pristine shoreline, and year-round warm weather.
Attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Nosy Sakatia make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lokobe Nature Special Reserve, take in the awesome beauty at Mont Passot, get to know the resident critters at Lemuria Land, and explore by horseback at Ambaro Ranch.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Nosy Be trip planning app.

Getting from Nungwi to Nosy Be by flight takes about 13 hours. Traveling from Nungwi in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Nosy Be, with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Nosy Be

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 16 — 20:

Rwanda travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Nature & Parks · Art Galleries
Land of a Thousand Hills
Tourism in Rwanda experienced a serious boost in the recent years largely thanks to the country's large population of mountain gorillas. One of only two nations in which the enigmatic, critically endangered gorillas can be tracked, Rwanda appeals to adventurous travelers interested in hiking the hills and equatorial jungles inhabited by the endemic species. The people of Rwanda remain positive about their future, and the political stability that has taken hold since the horrors of the 1994 genocide allows a growing number of international tourists to share in the optimism.

Kenya travel guide

4.3
Nature & Parks · Safaris · National Parks
The savannahs of Kenya contain some of the most iconic sights in Africa, stirred in the minds of many when they think of the continent. Big cats, elephants, and rhinos remain major inhabitants of this vast country, with a number of safari centers running trips across the region's World Heritage-listed national parks. Trips to rural villages, where many travelers choose to join up various volunteer projects, represent some of the most inspiring and enriching things to do in Kenya.

Zanzibar Island travel guide

3.8
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.

Madagascar travel guide

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Nature & Parks · National Parks · Scuba & Snorkeling
Red Island
Madagascar deserves its reputation as a nature lover's paradise--around 5 percent of the world's plant and animal species are endemic to this island. Lemurs and rainforests, karst landscapes and rich red soil steal the headlines and remain among tops reasons to take a trip to Madagascar. The cultural diversity of the population also provides plenty of intrigue and interest, with distinctive ceremonies, unusual sports, and a varied cuisine all highlights of active, enriching Madagascan itineraries.