39 days in Africa Itinerary

39 days in Africa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Africa trip builder

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

39 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  14​h
1
Livingstone, Zambia
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Drive + Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Ngamiland East, Botswana
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
4
Arusha, Tanzania
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Mombasa, Kenya
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Diani Beach, Kenya
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
7
Tsavo National Park East, Kenya
— 1 night
+2
Drive + train + Drive:  6​h
8
Naivasha, Kenya
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
9
Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
10
Mount Kenya National Park, Kenya
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
11
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
12
Nairobi, Kenya
— 5 nights
Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: London, United Kingdom

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, museums, wildlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Victoria Falls, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and take in the exciting artwork at Wayiwayi Art Studio and Gallery.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Livingstone trip itinerary builder .

London, UK to Livingstone is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central African Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. In November, Livingstone is much warmer than London - with highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Ngamiland East.

Things to do in Livingstone

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Mukuni Village
Find places to stay Nov 25 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Victoria Falls ©
Victoria Falls
Mukuni Village ©
Mukuni Village

2
nights
Ngamiland East, Botswana

Ngamiland East ©
On the 30th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Okavango Delta. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Okavango River.

For ratings and tourist information, read our Ngamiland East trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Livingstone to Ngamiland East takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car, train, and bus. When traveling from Livingstone in November, plan for a bit warmer days in Ngamiland East, with highs around 40°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Chobe National Park.

Things to do in Ngamiland East

Parks Nature Wildlife
Find places to stay Nov 29 — Dec 1:
Highlights from your plan
Okavango River ©
Okavango River

3
nights
Chobe National Park, Botswana

Chobe National Park ©
Chobe National Park is known for parks, wildlife, outdoors, nature, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Savute Reserve and make a trip to Boab Prison Tree, Kasane.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Chobe National Park travel app .

Explore your travel options from Ngamiland East to Chobe National Park with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Arusha.

Things to do in Chobe National Park

Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
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.
Take a break from Arusha with a short trip to Mt Meru in Arusha National Park, about 1h 40 min away. Spend the 5th (Thu) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. Next up on the itinerary: see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, look for gifts at Shanga & Shanga Foundation, examine the collection at Cultural Heritage Centre, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Arusha travel itinerary planner .

Fly from Chobe National Park to Arusha in 11.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chobe National Park to Arusha due to the time zone difference. In December in Arusha, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mombasa.

Things to do in Arusha

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Mt Meru
Find places to stay Dec 5 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Climbing Tours
Cultural Heritage Centre ©
Cultural Heritage Centre
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.
Go for a jaunt from Mombasa to Kilifi to see 3 Degrees South about 1h 35 min away. Spend the 11th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nyali Beach, stop by Imani Collective, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Mombasa trip planning tool .

You can fly from Arusha to Mombasa in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Arusha in December: high temperatures in Mombasa hover around 37°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can go by car to Diani Beach.

Things to do in Mombasa

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

3 Degrees South
Find places to stay Dec 9 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Haller Park ©
Haller Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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.
Go for a jaunt from Diani Beach to Shimoni to see Kisite-Mpunguti Marine National Park and Reserve about 2 hours away. Spend the 18th (Wed) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Diani Beach, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and take in the exciting artwork at Diani Beach Art Gallery.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Diani Beach trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Mombasa to Diani Beach takes 1.5 hours. December in Diani Beach sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Tsavo National Park East.

Things to do in Diani Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

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

1
night
Tsavo National Park East, Kenya

Tsavo National Park East ©
On the 19th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Tsavo East.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Tsavo National Park East itinerary maker website .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Diani Beach to Tsavo National Park East takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and car; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Naivasha.

Things to do in Tsavo National Park East

Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Crescent Island Game Park and then explore the striking landscape of 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 explore the activities along Lake Naivasha.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Naivasha trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by combination of car and train from Tsavo National Park East to Naivasha takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, train, and shuttle. In December in Naivasha, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 12°C at night. 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:
Highlights from your plan
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 ©
On the 22nd (Sun), explore the ancient world of Hyrax Hill Prehistoric Site and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Nakuru.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Lake Nakuru National Park trip tool .

You can drive from Naivasha to Lake Nakuru National Park in 2 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Lake Nakuru National Park can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 12°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

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

1
night
Mount Kenya National Park, Kenya

Mount Kenya National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Kenya.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Mount Kenya National Park trip itinerary site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lake Nakuru National Park to Mount Kenya National Park. Traveling from Lake Nakuru National Park in December, you will find days in Mount Kenya National Park are a bit cooler (26°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Mount Kenya National Park

Nature Parks
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. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Ol Kinyei Conservancy, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and stroll through Musiara Swamp.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Maasai Mara National Reserve itinerary planning app .

Traveling by flight from Mount Kenya National Park to Maasai Mara National Reserve takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi. In December, Maasai Mara National Reserve is little chillier than Mount Kenya National Park - with highs of 23°C and lows of 11°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:
Highlights from your plan
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, wildlife, museums, nature, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Central Island National Park, take a peaceful walk through Karura Forest, and examine the collection at Karen Blixen Museum.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Nairobi trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Nairobi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In December, Nairobi is a bit warmer than Maasai Mara National Reserve - with highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C. On the 2nd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ©
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
Giraffe Centre ©
Giraffe Centre
Nairobi National Park ©
Nairobi National Park

Similar Plans

60 days in Africa BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 48 days in Africa BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 25 days in Namibia BY A USER FROM RUSSIA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 31 days in Malawi, Zambia & Botswana BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 15 days in Zambia & Botswana BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM November, kids, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: November, kids, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 17 days in Zambia, Botswana & Zimbabwe BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM November, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: November, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 5 days in Botswana BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA February, kids, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, kids, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 17 days in Zambia BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM November, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: November, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 10 days in Zambia BY A USER FROM ISRAEL November, culture, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced
View more plans