40 days in Africa Itinerary

40 days in Africa Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kampala, Uganda
— 5 nights
2
Arusha, Tanzania
— 5 nights
3
Moshi, Tanzania
— 5 nights
4
Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 6 nights
5
Livingstone, Zambia
— 4 nights
6
Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 3 nights
7
Ngamiland East, Botswana
— 2 nights
8
Gaborone, Botswana
— 5 nights
9
Mulanje, Malawi
— 1 night
10
Lilongwe, Malawi
— 3 nights

5
nights
Kampala, Uganda

Kampala enjoys the reputation of a modern city with a buzzing atmosphere--it also serves as a good base point for exploring the surrounding area.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kampala: Entebbe (Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Centre, Kampala Fair (in Entebbe), &more), Queen Elizabeth National Park (Maramagambo Forest & Katwe Tourism Information Centre) and Jinja (Cuupa Arts Gallery & River Rafting & Tubing). The adventure continues: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, stroll through Great Adventures Uganda, browse the exhibits of Afriart Gallery, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gaddafi National Mosque.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kampala online attractions planner.

Entebbe to Kampala is an approximately 1-hour car ride. June in Kampala sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Arusha.

Things to do in Kampala

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Entebbe, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Jinja
Find places to stay Jun 20 — 25:
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River Rafting & Tubing
Safaris
Katwe Tourism Information Centre ©
Katwe Tourism Information Centre

5
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. There's still lots to do: see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, examine the collection at The Tanzanite Experience, get outside with Kili Dreamers, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Arusha trip builder website.

Traveling by flight from Kampala to Arusha takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Kampala in June, things will get little chillier in Arusha: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Moshi.

Things to do in Arusha

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Mt Meru, Masai Central Market
Find places to stay Jun 25 — 30:
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Climbing Tours
Off-Road Tours
Walking tours

5
nights
Moshi, Tanzania

Moshi
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kilimanjaro National Park (Mount Kilimanjaro & Nature & Wildlife Tours). And it doesn't end there: take a memorable tour with Tours, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, take in the exciting artwork at Mama Africa Giftshop, and enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Moshi tour itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Arusha to Moshi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Moshi

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Kilimanjaro National Park
Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 5:
Highlights from your plan
Mount Kilimanjaro
Mount Kilimanjaro
Climbing Tours
Safaris

6
nights
Zanzibar City, Tanzania

Zanzibar City ©
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zanzibar City: Paje Beach (in Paje), Nungwi (Scuba & Snorkeling & Nungwi Beach) and Kendwa Beach (in Kendwa). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Cheetah's Rock, stroll around Jozani Forest, pause for some serene contemplation at Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral, and admire the striking features of House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib).

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Zanzibar City road trip planning app.

You can fly from Moshi to Zanzibar City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, daytime highs in Zanzibar City are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Livingstone.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Zanzibar Island, Nungwi, Paje Beach, Kendwa Beach
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 11:
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Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock
Prison Island - Changuu Private Island ©
Prison Island - Changuu Private Island
Nungwi Beach ©
Nungwi Beach

4
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, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Livingstone day trip planning app.

You can fly from Zanzibar City to Livingstone in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and car; or do a combination of ferry, train, car, and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Zanzibar City to Livingstone due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Zanzibar City in July, with highs in Livingstone at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Chobe National Park.

Things to do in Livingstone

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Mukuni Village
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Victoria Falls ©
Victoria Falls
Mukuni Village ©
Mukuni Village

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: tour the pleasant surroundings at Savute Reserve and walk around Seboba Nature and Recreational Park.

For maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Chobe National Park itinerary builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Livingstone to Chobe National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Ngamiland East.

Things to do in Chobe National Park

Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Savute Reserve ©
Savute Reserve
Nogatsaa and Tchinga ©
Nogatsaa and Tchinga
Serondela Reserve ©
Serondela Reserve

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): stroll through NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Okavango River.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Ngamiland East day trip planning site.

You can fly from Chobe National Park to Ngamiland East in 5.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Gaborone.

Things to do in Ngamiland East

Parks Nature Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 20:
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NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust ©
Okavango River ©
Okavango River

5
nights
Gaborone, Botswana

Gaborone ©
Planned as the capital after Botswana gained independence in the 1960s, Gaborone quickly transformed into a bustling city and the country's commercial center.
Take a break from Gaborone with a short trip to Khwai Concession in Moremi Game Reserve, about 9 hours away. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mokolodi Nature Reserve, don't miss a visit to Lentswe-la-Oodi Weavers, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity Church.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Gaborone day trip planner.

Getting from Ngamiland East to Gaborone by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. When traveling from Ngamiland East in July, plan for slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Gaborone: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Mulanje.

Things to do in Gaborone

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Khwai Concession, Lentswe-la-Oodi Weavers
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
ISKCON Gaborone (Krishna Balaram Palace) ©
ISKCON Gaborone (Krishna Balaram Palace)
Mokolodi Nature Reserve ©
Mokolodi Nature Reserve
ISKCON Gaborone ©
ISKCON Gaborone

1
night
Mulanje, Malawi

Mulanje ©
Mulanje is a town in the Southern Region, Malawi close to the border of Mozambique. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Mulanje.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Mulanje online holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Gaborone to Mulanje takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Gaborone in July since evenings lows in Mulanje dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Lilongwe.

Things to do in Mulanje

Nature Parks
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Mount Mulanje ©
Mount Mulanje

3
nights
Lilongwe, Malawi

Lilongwe ©
The capital city of Malawi and its largest, Lilongwe serves as an important center of economy and transportation for the area.
Step out of Lilongwe to go to Dedza and see Chongoni Rock-Art Area, which is approximately 1h 45 min away. There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Nkhoma Mountain, look for gifts at Gems and Jewellery Lanka, don't miss a visit to Kumbali Cultural Village, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Maula Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Lilongwe day trip planner.

Fly from Mulanje to Lilongwe in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lilongwe

Parks Shopping Nature

Side Trip

Chongoni Rock-Art Area
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Lilongwe Wildlife Centre ©
Lilongwe Wildlife Centre
Chongoni Rock-Art Area ©
Chongoni Rock-Art Area
Maula Cathedral ©
Maula Cathedral

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