32 days in Africa Itinerary

32 days in Africa Itinerary

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32 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Chennai, India
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Praslin Island, Seychelles
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
2
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 45​min
3
Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 45​min
4
Cape Town, South Africa
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  11​h 45​min
6
Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
— 1 day
Drive:  8​h 45​min
7
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  27​h
8
Marrakech, Morocco
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
9
Cairo, Egypt
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
10
Luxor, Egypt
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Chennai, India

2
nights
Praslin Island, Seychelles

Praslin Island ©
Home to some of the Seychelles' finest beaches, Praslin Island offers visitors more than just sand and sea.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the verdant scenery at Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve and then step off the mainland to explore Curieuse Island.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Praslin Island attractions planner.

Chennai, India to Praslin Island is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chennai to Praslin Island due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Chennai in May, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Praslin Island: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Praslin Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Curieuse Island ©
Curieuse Island
Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve ©
Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve
Anse Lazio ©
Anse Lazio

2
nights
Johannesburg, South Africa

Johannesburg ©
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.
Johannesburg is known for museums, wildlife, theme parks, shopping, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, buy something for everyone on your list at Jack Friedman Eastgate, try to win big at Montecasino, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

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You can fly from Praslin Island to Johannesburg in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of flight and taxi. The time zone changes from Seychelles Time (SCT) to South Africa Standard Time (SAST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. When traveling from Praslin Island in May, plan for a bit cooler days in Johannesburg, with highs around 26°C, while nights are colder with lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Fun & Games Casinos Theme Parks

Side Trips

Jack Friedman Eastgate, Montecasino
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Gold Reef City ©
Gold Reef City
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill

4
nights
Kruger National Park, South Africa

Kruger National Park ©
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.
Step out of Kruger National Park with an excursion to iNyoka Art Gallery in Hoedspruit--about 1h 20 min away. Spend the 7th (Tue) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. There's much more to do: hike along Sweni Wilderness Trail, stroll through Bushmans Trail, get outside with Wild Frontier Adventures, and explore the ancient world of Masorini Archaeological Site.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Kruger National Park online vacation planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Johannesburg in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 15°C in Kruger National Park. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

iNyoka Art Gallery
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Sweni Wilderness Trail ©
Sweni Wilderness Trail
Bushmans Trail ©
Bushmans Trail

3
nights
Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town ©
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, parks, beaches, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape of Good Hope, head off the coast to Robben Island Museum, admire all the interesting features of Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and enjoy the sand and surf at Clifton Beaches.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Cape Town tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Kruger National Park to Cape Town by combination of taxi and flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or drive. While traveling from Kruger National Park, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Cape Town, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©

3
nights
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls ©
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.
Victoria Falls is known for nature, adventure, wildlife, zoos & aquariums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, take in the exciting artwork at Prime Art Gallery, and look for gifts at Cultural Vibes Music Shop.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Victoria Falls trip builder tool .

You can fly from Cape Town to Victoria Falls in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or drive. When traveling from Cape Town in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Victoria Falls, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Parks Tours Outdoors
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Speed Boats Tours
Cultural Vibes Music Shop ©
Cultural Vibes Music Shop

1
day
Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

Ngorongoro Conservation Area ©
You can discover Tanzania's varied plant and animal life on a tour of Ngorongoro Conservation Area, a World Heritage Site known for its massive volcanic caldera.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Ngorongoro Crater.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Victoria Falls to Ngorongoro Conservation Area takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Central African Time (CAT) to Eastern African Time (EAT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Parks Nature
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Ngorongoro Crater ©
Ngorongoro Crater

1
night
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

Maasai Mara National Reserve ©
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 19th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Mara Triangle. On your second day here, take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Maasai Mara National Reserve online vacation planner .

Getting from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Maasai Mara National Reserve by car takes about 9 hours. On the 20th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Mara Triangle ©
Mara Triangle

3
nights
Marrakech, Morocco

Marrakech ©
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 parks, shopping, historic sites, spas, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, appreciate the extensive heritage of Menara Gardens and Pavilion, browse the eclectic array of goods at Jemaa el-Fnaa, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Koutoubia Mosque and Minaret.

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Traveling by combination of car and flight from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Marrakech takes 27 hours. The time zone difference moving from Eastern African Time to Western European Time is minus 3 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Jemaa el-Fnaa ©
Jemaa el-Fnaa
Palacio da Bahia ©
Palacio da Bahia

3
nights
Cairo, Egypt

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairo: Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). Spend the 28th (Tue) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, admire the landmark architecture of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary), see the interesting displays at Egyptian Antiquities Museum, and wander the streets of Islamic Cairo.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Cairo trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Marrakech to Cairo takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Marrakech to Cairo due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Marrakech in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Cairo, with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Giza
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Photography Tours
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids

3
nights
Luxor, Egypt

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Luxor is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, parks, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak, appreciate the extensive heritage of Avenue of Sphinxes, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Kings.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Luxor trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Luxor takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cairo in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Luxor, with highs around 45°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
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Tomb of Queen Nefertari ©
Tomb of Queen Nefertari
Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings

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