41 days in Africa Itinerary

41 days in Africa Itinerary

Bridget Pfannenstiel

Make it your trip
Fly
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Nairobi, Kenya
— 1 night
Shuttle
2
Arusha, Tanzania
— 1 night
Drive
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Karatu, Tanzania
— 1 night
Drive
4
Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
— 1 night
Drive
5
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
— 1 night
Drive
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Arusha, Tanzania
— 1 night
Drive
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Bagamoyo, Tanzania
— 1 night
Fly
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Nungwi, Tanzania
— 2 nights
Drive
9
Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 1 night
Fly to Dar es Salaam, Train to Mikumi National Park
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Mikumi National Park, Tanzania
— 1 night
Drive
11
Iringa, Tanzania
— 1 night
Drive
12
Mbeya, Tanzania
— 1 night
Drive
13
Cape Maclear, Malawi
— 3 nights
Drive
14
South Luangwa National Park, Zambia
— 2 nights
Drive
15
Eastern Province, Zambia
— 1 night
Drive
16
Lusaka, Zambia
— 1 night
Drive
17
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 3 nights
Drive
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Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 2 nights
Drive
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Okavango Delta, Botswana
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ghanzi, Botswana
— 2 nights
Drive
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Johannesburg, South Africa
— 1 night
Drive
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Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 3 nights
Drive
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Johannesburg, South Africa
— 1 night
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Johannesburg, South Africa
— 4 nights
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Nairobi, Kenya

— 1 night

Green City in the Sun

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.
To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Nairobi road trip site.

Denver, USA to Nairobi is an approximately 23-hour flight. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from Denver to Nairobi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Denver in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 58°F in Nairobi. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Arusha.

Things to do in Nairobi

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 7:

Arusha, Tanzania

— 1 night
Nestled in the verdant foothills of Mount Meru, Arusha remains the primary gateway and jump-off point for safaris into several national parks.
For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Arusha online tour planner.

You can fly from Nairobi to Arusha in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. In September, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 59°F. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Wed) before leaving for Karatu.

Things to do in Arusha

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 8:

Karatu, Tanzania

— 1 night
Karatu District is one of the seven districts in the Arusha Region of Tanzania. To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Karatu trip app.

You can drive from Arusha to Karatu in 2.5 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Karatu

Nature · Parks · Tours · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 9:

Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

— 1 night
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.
To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Ngorongoro Conservation Area trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Karatu to Ngorongoro Conservation Area takes an hour. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 9 — 10:

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

— 1 night
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.
To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Serengeti National Park visit planner.

You can drive from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Serengeti National Park in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In September, daily temperatures in Serengeti National Park can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Arusha.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 11:

Arusha, Tanzania

— 1 night
To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Arusha trip planner.

Getting from Serengeti National Park to Arusha by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Serengeti National Park in September; daily highs in Arusha reach 76°F and lows reach 59°F. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Bagamoyo.

Things to do in Arusha

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 12:

Bagamoyo, Tanzania

— 1 night
Bagamoyo, Tanzania, is a town founded at the end of the 18th century. Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Bagamoyo using our trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Arusha to Bagamoyo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Arusha in September; daily highs in Bagamoyo reach 86°F and lows reach 71°F. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Nungwi.

Things to do in Bagamoyo

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 13:

Nungwi, Tanzania

— 2 nights
Renowned for its sandy coast lined with mangroves and palm trees, Nungwi offers visitors a variety of restaurants, bars, and accommodations.
To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Nungwi online travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Bagamoyo to Nungwi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in September, and nighttime lows around 71°F. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Nungwi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 15:

Zanzibar City, Tanzania

— 1 night
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.
To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Zanzibar City holiday planner.

Getting from Nungwi to Zanzibar City by car takes about 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Zanzibar City are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Thu) before leaving for Mikumi National Park.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Adventure
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 16:

Mikumi National Park, Tanzania

— 1 night
Start your trip to Mikumi National Park by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Do a combination of flight and train from Zanzibar City to Mikumi National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Iringa.

Things to do in Mikumi National Park

Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 17:

Iringa, Tanzania

— 1 night
Iringa is a city in Tanzania with a population of 112,900. To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Iringa trip itinerary maker tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mikumi National Park to Iringa. In September, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 56°F. On the 18th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Mbeya.

Things to do in Iringa

Tours · Nature · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 18:

Mbeya, Tanzania

— 1 night
Mbeya is a city located in southwest Tanzania, Africa. To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Mbeya tour itinerary maker site.

Getting from Iringa to Mbeya by car takes about 5 hours. Traveling from Iringa in September, you will find days in Mbeya are slightly colder (76°F), and nights are about the same (53°F). On the 19th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Cape Maclear.

Things to do in Mbeya

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 19:

Cape Maclear, Malawi

— 3 nights
Cape Maclear or Chembe is a town in the Mangochi District of Malawi's Southern Region. To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Cape Maclear trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mbeya to Cape Maclear takes 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from East Africa Time to Central Africa Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Mbeya in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 70°F in Cape Maclear. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to South Luangwa National Park.

Things to do in Cape Maclear

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 22:

South Luangwa National Park, Zambia

— 2 nights
To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the South Luangwa National Park trip builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cape Maclear to South Luangwa National Park. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Eastern Province.

Things to do in South Luangwa National Park

Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 24:
Highlights from your trip

Eastern Province, Zambia

— 1 night
To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Eastern Province trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from South Luangwa National Park to Eastern Province takes 3.5 hours. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Lusaka.

Things to do in Eastern Province

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 25:

Lusaka, Zambia

— 1 night
Tourism in Lusaka, Zambia's commercial and government center, thrives mostly due to its central location and well-connected airport, making it a gateway for exploring the country's numerous nature reserves and national parks.
To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Lusaka tour planning site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Eastern Province to Lusaka. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Lusaka

Parks · Shopping · Wildlife · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 26:

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

— 3 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.
Victoria Falls is known for nature, adventure, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and snap pictures at Victoria Falls Bridge.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Victoria Falls trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Lusaka to Victoria Falls takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. September in Victoria Falls sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 60°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Chobe National Park.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Nature · Parks · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 29:

Chobe National Park, Botswana

— 2 nights
A trip to Chobe National Park awakens the naturalist in every traveler and opens numerous possibilities for adventure.
For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Chobe National Park online day trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Victoria Falls to Chobe National Park. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Fri) before leaving for Okavango Delta.

Things to do in Chobe National Park

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 1:

Okavango Delta, Botswana

— 2 nights
Listed as a World Heritage Site, Okavango Delta represents a sanctuary for a rich and diverse animal and plant life, which continues to attract swarms of tourists, adventurers, and nature lovers.
For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Okavango Delta trip website.

Explore your travel options from Chobe National Park to Okavango Delta with the Route module. October in Okavango Delta sees daily highs of 96°F and lows of 68°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Ghanzi.

Things to do in Okavango Delta

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 3:

Ghanzi, Botswana

— 2 nights
Ghanzi is a town in the middle of the Kalahari Desert the western part of the Republic of Botswana in southern Africa. For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Ghanzi online driving holiday planner.

Drive from Okavango Delta to Ghanzi in 7.5 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Tue) before leaving for Johannesburg.

Things to do in Ghanzi

Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 5:

Johannesburg, South Africa

— 1 night

City of Light

Founded when gold was discovered in the area in the late 19th century, Johannesburg quickly grew into a bustling metropolis, South Africa's largest city and the region's economic hub.
To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Johannesburg trip builder website.

Getting from Ghanzi to Johannesburg by car takes about 10.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in October, and nighttime lows around 53°F. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 6:

Kruger National Park, South Africa

— 3 nights
One of Africa's largest game sanctuaries and part of UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere Program, Kruger National Park provides an immersive experience of wildlife.
Spend the 7th (Thu) exploring nature at Kruger National Park.

To find maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Kruger National Park trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Kruger National Park, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 57°F at night. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 6 — 9:
Highlights from your trip

Johannesburg, South Africa

— 1 night

City of Light

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Johannesburg vacation website.

You can fly from Kruger National Park to Johannesburg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. On the 10th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 10:

Johannesburg, South Africa

— 4 nights

City of Light

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Johannesburg road trip planner.

Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 14:

Lake Malawi National Park travel guide

3.8
Scuba & Snorkeling

Zambia travel guide

3.9
Geologic Formations · Waterfalls · Nature & Parks
Air Conditioned State
Landlocked Zambia remains best known, a little counter intuitively perhaps, for its bodies of water. Three large rivers run through the country, with most of the big urban areas and smaller settlements sticking close to waterways and the valleys they've cut over millennia. Holidays in Zambia are adventurous affairs, with real planning required to get the most out of the country--foreign visitors find the infrastructure lacking and familiar comforts practically nonexistent. Traditional villages remain the most culturally rewarding places to visit in Zambia, while superlative natural features include animal-rich national parks and picturesque waterfalls.

Ghanzi District travel guide

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Museums
Ghanzi is a district in western Botswana, bordering Namibia in the west and extending east into much of the interior of the country. The district's administrative centre is the town of Ghanzi. Most of the eastern half of Ghanzi makes up the Central Kalahari Game Reserve. The human population at the 2001 census was 43,370, less populous than that of any other district in Botswana. Ghanzi's area is 117,910 km².In the west, Ghanzi borders the Omaheke Region of Namibia. Domestically, it borders the following districts: North-West on the north, Central on the east, Kweneng on the southeast, Kgalagadi on the south. Ghanzi, Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Deception Valley, Ghanzi Craft, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park and Khutse Game Reserve are the major game areas in the district.The district is administered by a district administration and district council which are responsible for local administration. The total number of workers constituted 10,294 with 5,959 males and 4,335 females, with agriculture as the major occupation.

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