36 days in Nairobi & Cape Town Itinerary

36 days in Nairobi & Cape Town Itinerary

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36 days in Nairobi & Cape Town Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Nairobi, Kenya
— 18 nights
Fly:  7​h
2
Cape Town, South Africa
— 17 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: London, United Kingdom

18
nights
Nairobi, Kenya

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Off-Road Tours and Karura Forest. Karen Blixen Coffee Garden and Cottages and Kibera are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Nairobi: Mount Longonot (in Maai Mahiu), The Reserve (in Kiserian) and Solio Game Reserve (in Nyeri). And it doesn't end there: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Central Island National Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Silole Sanctuary, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Nairobi online day trip planner .

London, UK to Nairobi is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from London to Nairobi, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in October, things will get a bit warmer in Nairobi: highs are around 30°C and lows about 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Nairobi

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Crescent Island Game Park, Mount Longonot, The Reserve, Solio Game Reserve, Central Island National Park
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Safaris
Karura Forest ©
Karura Forest

17
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bloubergstrand Beach and Platteklip Gorge. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Voelklip Beach and Kraalbaai Beach/Lagoon. Venture out of the city with trips to West Coast Fossil Park (in Vredenburg), Gansbaai (Danger Point Lighthouse & African Penguin & Seabird Sanctuary) and Stellenbosch (Waterford Estate, Stellenbosch University Botanical Garden, &more). Spend a fascinating day underwater on the 28th (Wed) with a shark diving experience. There's much more to do: trek along Helderberg Nature Reserve, learn about winemaking at Constantia Glen Winery, steep yourself in history at Groot Constantia, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Strand Beach.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Cape Town trip itinerary planning site .

You can fly from Nairobi to Cape Town in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern African Time (EAT) to South Africa Standard Time (SAST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Nairobi in October, things will get a bit cooler in Cape Town: highs are around 27°C and lows about 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Outdoors Wineries Parks

Side Trips

Franschhoek, Hermanus, Stellenbosch, Robertson, Paarl
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Strand Beach ©
Strand Beach
Platteklip Gorge ©
Platteklip Gorge
Shark Diving

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