39 days in Africa Itinerary

39 days in Africa Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Livingstone, Zambia
— 3 nights
2
Ngamiland East, Botswana
— 2 nights
3
Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 3 nights
4
Arusha, Tanzania
— 4 nights
5
Mombasa, Kenya
— 5 nights
6
Diani Beach, Kenya
— 4 nights
7
Tsavo National Park East, Kenya
— 1 night
8
Naivasha, Kenya
— 2 nights
9
Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya
— 1 night
10
Mount Kenya National Park, Kenya
— 1 night
11
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
— 5 nights
12
Nairobi, Kenya
— 5 nights

3
nights
Livingstone, Zambia

Tourism in Livingstone, a town nestled on the Zimbabwean border, thrives largely thanks to the nearby Victoria Falls.
Livingstone is known for nature, adventure, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Victoria Falls, examine the collection at Railway Museum, explore and take pictures at Mukuni Village, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

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

London, UK to Livingstone is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Livingstone due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in November, expect Livingstone to be warmer, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Ngamiland East.

Things to do in Livingstone

Outdoors Tours Museums

Side Trip

Mukuni Village
Find places to stay Nov 25 — 29:
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Victoria Falls ©
Victoria Falls
Livingstone Museum ©
Livingstone Museum

2
nights
Ngamiland East, Botswana

Ngamiland East ©
Ngamiland East, a sub-district of Botswana's North-East District, is all about the wildlife and safaris.
On the 30th (Sat), stroll through NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Okavango River.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Ngamiland East trip itinerary site.

Getting from Livingstone to Ngamiland East by combination of bus and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car, train, and bus. While traveling from Livingstone, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Ngamiland East, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to fly to Chobe National Park.

Things to do in Ngamiland East

Parks Nature Wildlife
Find places to stay Nov 29 — Dec 1:
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NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust ©
Okavango River ©
Okavango River

3
nights
Chobe National Park, Botswana

Chobe National Park ©
A trip to Chobe National Park awakens the naturalist in every traveler and opens numerous possibilities for adventure.
Chobe National Park is known for parks, wildlife, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Savute Reserve and make a trip to Boab Prison Tree.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Chobe National Park itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Ngamiland East to Chobe National Park takes 5.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Arusha.

Things to do in Chobe National Park

Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 4:
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Savute Reserve ©
Savute Reserve
Nogatsaa and Tchinga ©
Nogatsaa and Tchinga
Serondela Reserve ©
Serondela Reserve

4
nights
Arusha, Tanzania

Nestled in the verdant foothills of Mount Meru, Arusha remains the primary gateway and jump-off point for safaris into several national parks.
Step out of Arusha to go to Arusha National Park and see Mt Meru, which is approximately 1h 40 min away. Spend the 5th (Thu) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. There's still lots to do: shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, see the interesting displays at Cultural Heritage Centre, and gain insight at Amani Children's home & Village visit.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Arusha tour itinerary app.

You can fly from Chobe National Park to Arusha in 16.5 hours. Traveling from Chobe National Park to Arusha, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. December in Arusha sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Mombasa.

Things to do in Arusha

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Mt Meru
Find places to stay Dec 5 — 9:
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Photography Tours
Climbing Tours
Nature & Wildlife Tours

5
nights
Mombasa, Kenya

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.
Step out of Mombasa to go to Kilifi and see 3 Degrees South, which is approximately 54 minutes away. Spend the 11th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shree Cutch Satsang Swaminarayan Temple, look for gifts at Imani Collective, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Haller Park.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Mombasa travel planning site.

Traveling by flight from Arusha to Mombasa takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Arusha in December, expect Mombasa to be a bit warmer, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Diani Beach.

Things to do in Mombasa

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

3 Degrees South
Find places to stay Dec 9 — 14:
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Safaris
Haller Park ©
Haller Park
Fort Jesus Museum ©
Fort Jesus Museum

4
nights
Diani Beach, Kenya

Diani Beach ©
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.
When in Diani Beach, make a side trip to see Kisite-Mpunguti Marine National Park and Reserve in Shimoni, approximately Shimoni away. Spend the 18th (Wed) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. The adventure continues: stroll through Diani Beach, view the masterpieces at Diani Beach Art Gallery, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Diani Beach road trip planning site.

You can drive from Mombasa to Diani Beach in 1.5 hours. In December in Diani Beach, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Tsavo National Park East.

Things to do in Diani Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Kisite-Mpunguti Marine National Park and Reserve, Gazi Mangrove Boardwalk
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Diani Beach ©
Diani Beach
Safaris

1
night
Tsavo National Park East, Kenya

Tsavo National Park East ©
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): stroll through Tsavo East.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Tsavo National Park East trip website.

Getting from Diani Beach to Tsavo National Park East by combination of car and train takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight, train, and car. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Naivasha.

Things to do in Tsavo National Park East

Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 19:
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Tsavo East ©
Tsavo East

2
nights
Naivasha, Kenya

Naivasha ©
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.
On the 20th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Crescent Island Game Park and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hell's Gate National Park. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Oloidien and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Naivasha.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Naivasha vacation planner.

You can drive from Tsavo National Park East to Naivasha in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car, train, and shuttle. In December, daily temperatures in Naivasha can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can go by car to Lake Nakuru National Park.

Things to do in Naivasha

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Lake Naivasha
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 21:
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Hell's Gate National Park ©
Hell's Gate National Park
Lake Naivasha ©
Lake Naivasha
Lake Oloidien ©
Lake Oloidien

1
night
Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya

Lake Nakuru National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): steep yourself in history at Hyrax Hill Prehistoric Site and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lake Nakuru.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Lake Nakuru National Park route planning website.

Traveling by car from Naivasha to Lake Nakuru National Park takes 2 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Lake Nakuru National Park can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Mount Kenya National Park.

Things to do in Lake Nakuru National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 22:
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Lake Nakuru ©
Lake Nakuru
Hyrax Hill Prehistoric Site
Hyrax Hill Prehistoric Site

1
night
Mount Kenya National Park, Kenya

Mount Kenya National Park ©
On the 23rd (Mon), take in the awesome beauty at Mount Kenya.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Mount Kenya National Park online trip itinerary builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lake Nakuru National Park to Mount Kenya National Park. Traveling from Lake Nakuru National Park in December, expect nights in Mount Kenya National Park to be about the same, around °C, while days are little chillier, around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time for travel to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Mount Kenya National Park

Parks Nature
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Mount Kenya ©
Mount Kenya

5
nights
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.
Spend the 24th (Tue) surrounded by wildlife at Olare Orok Conservancy. Spend the 25th (Wed) surrounded by wildlife at Mara Triangle. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Ol Kinyei Conservancy, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and stroll through Musiara Swamp.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Maasai Mara National Reserve journey planning website.

Traveling by flight from Mount Kenya National Park to Maasai Mara National Reserve takes 6 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Mount Kenya National Park in December; daily highs in Maasai Mara National Reserve reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Nairobi.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 28:
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Olare Orok Conservancy ©
Olare Orok Conservancy
Mara Triangle ©
Mara Triangle
Balloon Rides

5
nights
Nairobi, Kenya

Nairobi ©
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.
Nairobi is known for parks, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Nairobi National Park, look for gifts at Matbronze Wildlife Art, see the interesting displays at Nairobi National Museum, and stroll through David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Nairobi tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Nairobi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Maasai Mara National Reserve in December, with highs in Nairobi at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nairobi

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Central Island National Park
Find places to stay Dec 28 — Jan 2:
Highlights from your plan
Nairobi National Park ©
Nairobi National Park
Safaris
Karen Blixen Museum ©
Karen Blixen Museum

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