35 days in Africa Itinerary

35 days in Africa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Africa journey planner

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Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 4 nights
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 5 nights
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Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia
— 4 nights
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Moshi, Tanzania
— 2 nights
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Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania
— 2 nights
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Nungwi, Tanzania
— 3 nights
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Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 4 nights
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Tarangire National Park, Tanzania
— 2 nights
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Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
— 2 nights
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Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
— 2 nights
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Arusha, Tanzania
— 4 nights
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Chobe National Park, Botswana

— 4 nights
A trip to Chobe National Park awakens the naturalist in every traveler and opens numerous possibilities for adventure.
Step out of Chobe National Park with an excursion to Khwai River Bridge in Okavango Delta--about 1h 50 min away. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Savute Reserve and surround yourself with nature on Chobe Day Trips.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Chobe National Park trip itinerary planning site.

Paris, France to Chobe National Park is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Central Africa Time (CAT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Chobe National Park

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 27 — Dec 1:

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

— 5 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.
Spend the 6th (Mon) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape of Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, take in the views from Victoria Falls Bridge, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Victoria Falls trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls with the Route module. December in Victoria Falls sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Namib-Naukluft Park.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 6:

Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia

— 4 nights
One of the world's largest nature and game reserves, the vast Namib-Naukluft Park boasts sweeping desert and mountain landscapes, a diverse range of animal life, and the surreal Sossusvlei, a scenic saltpan sprinkled with towering red sand dunes and petrified acacia trees.
Change things up with these side-trips from Namib-Naukluft Park: Gobabeb (Dorob National Park & Gobabeb Desert Research Station). There's more to do: cruise along Kuiseb Pass.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Namib-Naukluft Park trip builder app.

Traveling by flight from Victoria Falls to Namib-Naukluft Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Victoria Falls to Namib-Naukluft Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December, Namib-Naukluft Park is slightly colder than Victoria Falls - with highs of 27°C and lows of 17°C. You'll set off for Moshi on the 10th (Fri).

Things to do in Namib-Naukluft Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 6 — 10:

Moshi, Tanzania

— 2 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.
On the 11th (Sat), take in the exciting artwork at Mama Africa Giftshop and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Kikuletwa Hotsprings. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Moshi tour site.

Traveling by flight from Namib-Naukluft Park to Moshi takes 12 hours. The time zone changes from Central Africa Time (CAT) to East Africa Time (EAT), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kilimanjaro National Park.

Things to do in Moshi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 10 — 12:

Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania

— 2 nights
On the 13th (Mon), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Kilimanjaro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kilimanjaro National Park trip planning app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Moshi to Kilimanjaro National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to fly to Nungwi.

Things to do in Kilimanjaro National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 12 — 14:

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.
Step out of Nungwi with an excursion to Off-Road Tours in Kiwengwa--about 44 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mnarani Marine Turtles Conservation Pond, and kick back and relax at Kendwa Beach.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Nungwi trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Kilimanjaro National Park to Nungwi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. December in Nungwi sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Nungwi

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 14 — 17:

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.
Spend the 21st (Tue) observing fascinating marine mammals with The Safari Blue. There's lots more to do: head off the coast to Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, get to know the fascinating history of Stone Town, take in nature's colorful creations at Forodhani Gardens, and steep yourself in history at House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib).

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Zanzibar City trip itinerary app.

Drive from Nungwi to Zanzibar City in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Tarangire National Park.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 17 — 21:

Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

— 2 nights
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Tarangire National Park.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Tarangire National Park trip planner.

Getting from Zanzibar City to Tarangire National Park by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Zanzibar City in December: high temperatures in Tarangire National Park hover around 31°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Tarangire National Park

Wildlife · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 23:
Highlights from your trip

Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Ngorongoro Crater. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to The Engare Sero Footprint Site and then contemplate the long history of Olduvai Gorge.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Ngorongoro Conservation Area trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Tarangire National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area takes 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 25:

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

— 2 nights
Few adventures in the world invoke such vivid natural imagery as a trip to Serengeti National Park, a World Heritage Site known for its diverse animal life and memorable scenery.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seronera. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Retima Hippo Pool and then admire all the interesting features of Mara River.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Serengeti National Park fast, fun, and easy.

You can drive from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Serengeti National Park in 2.5 hours. December in Serengeti National Park sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Arusha.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 27:

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.
Spend the 29th (Wed) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. Make the 30th (Thu) a memorable day with a climbing tour. Next up on the itinerary: see Off-Road Tours and examine the collection at Cultural Heritage Centre.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Arusha trip itinerary builder app.

Fly from Serengeti National Park to Arusha in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Serengeti National Park in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Arusha: highs are around 31°C and lows about 19°C. On the 31st (Fri), you're off to home.

Things to do in Arusha

Tours · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 31:

Botswana travel guide

3.7
Nature & Parks · Safaris · Nature & Wildlife Tours
Sparsely populated Botswana possesses some of the most unadulterated wilderness and animal-rich areas in Africa. Largely unfenced national parks allow the world's largest population of elephants to roam freely--these protected areas also shelter varied birdlife and many endangered and rare mammal species. Tourism in Botswana largely caters to visitors seeking luxury lodges and exclusive safari experiences, but expeditions into traditional villages are also strongly recommended. The preserved cultures of these agricultural settlements show a link between man and nature formed over centuries, a relationship that many visitors to Botswana come to reconsider in their own lives.

Zimbabwe travel guide

4.3
Waterfalls · Zipline · Bridges
Tourism in Zimbabwe experienced a boost after the country's turbulent recent history seemed to settle down. Waterfalls, "Big Five" national parks, and the Eastern Highlands provide contrasting but complementary images of southern Africa, with the growing tourism infrastructure helping visitors see the best of what the country offers. Though corruption and unemployment remain everyday problems, the vast majority of Zimbabweans are a welcoming bunch, proud of the natural riches and culture of their hopeful country.

Namibia travel guide

4.1
Nature & Parks · Deserts · Landmarks
Land of the Brave
Since gaining independence from South Africa in 1990, Namibia has sought to rival its neighbor in terms of tourist appeal. While it hasn't yet gotten up to the numbers of South Africa, Namibia tourism sector has plenty to work with. The desert and mountainous areas represent a real source of appeal, with species of classic African game animals, such as desert lions, zebras, and elephants real highlights of safaris through the national parks. Namibians are rightly proud of their country, and the myriad traditional villages, colonial German towns, and lively urban centers all deserve your attention.

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.