43 days in Africa Itinerary

43 days in Africa Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Nairobi, Kenya
— 5 nights
2
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
— 5 nights
3
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
— 3 nights
4
Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
— 1 night
5
Tarangire National Park, Tanzania
— 1 night
6
Moshi, Tanzania
— 5 nights
7
Pemba Island, Tanzania
— 2 nights
8
Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 4 nights
9
Livingstone, Zambia
— 3 nights
10
Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 3 nights
11
Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia
— 2 nights
12
Cape Town, South Africa
— 6 nights

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, tour the pleasant surroundings at Giraffe Centre, examine the collection at Karen Blixen Museum, and look for gifts at Utamaduni Craft Centre.

To see where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Nairobi travel route website.

Cardiff, UK to Nairobi is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to East Africa Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. In July, daytime highs in Nairobi are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Nairobi

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Mugie Ranch, Kereita Forest, Central Island National Park
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Nairobi National Park ©
Nairobi National Park
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ©
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
Giraffe Centre ©
Giraffe Centre

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 (Fri) surrounded by wildlife at Mara Triangle. Spend the 26th (Sun) surrounded by wildlife at Olare Orok Conservancy. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Ol Kinyei Conservancy, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Musiara Swamp, and enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Maasai Mara National Reserve road trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Nairobi to Maasai Mara National Reserve takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Olare Orok Conservancy ©
Olare Orok Conservancy
Mara Triangle ©
Mara Triangle
Musiara Swamp ©
Musiara Swamp

3
nights
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Serengeti National Park ©
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.
Spend the 30th (Thu) exploring nature at Seronera. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Grumeti River and tour the pleasant surroundings at Retima Hippo Pool.

For maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Serengeti National Park online journey builder.

Getting from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Serengeti National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Seronera ©
Seronera
Retima Hippo Pool ©
Retima Hippo Pool
Grumeti River ©
Grumeti River

1
night
Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

Ngorongoro Conservation Area ©
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.
On the 1st (Sat), take in the dramatic natural features at Ngorongoro Crater.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Ngorongoro Conservation Area attractions planner.

You can drive from Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area in 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Tarangire National Park.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Nature Parks
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Ngorongoro Crater ©
Ngorongoro Crater

1
night
Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

Tarangire National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Tarangire National Park.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Tarangire National Park travel planner.

Traveling by car from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Tarangire National Park takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Moshi.

Things to do in Tarangire National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Tarangire National Park ©
Tarangire National Park

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.
When in Moshi, make a side trip to see Mount Kilimanjaro in Kilimanjaro National Park, approximately Kilimanjaro National Park away. The adventure continues: take a memorable tour with Tours, take in the natural beauty of Kikuletwa Hotsprings, take in the exciting artwork at Mama Africa Giftshop, and pedal to the sights with Origin Trails.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Moshi vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and bus from Tarangire National Park to Moshi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Pemba Island.

Things to do in Moshi

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Mount Kilimanjaro
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 7:
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Mount Kilimanjaro
Mount Kilimanjaro
Climbing Tours
Safaris

2
nights
Pemba Island, Tanzania

Pemba Island ©
On the 8th (Sat), head off the coast to Misali island and then take a peaceful walk through Ngezi Forest Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sun): delve into the lush surroundings at Pemba Flying Fox Forest and then head off the coast to Pemba Island.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Pemba Island day trip planner.

Fly from Moshi to Pemba Island in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Pemba Island

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Pemba Island ©
Pemba Island
Misali island ©
Misali island
Pemba Flying Fox Forest ©
Pemba Flying Fox Forest

4
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: Nungwi (Scuba & Snorkeling & Nungwi Beach) and Paje Beach (in Paje). And it doesn't end there: head off the coast to Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, contemplate the long history of House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib), pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church Cathedral, and explore the ancient world of Hamamni Persian Baths.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Zanzibar City route maker app.

Traveling by taxi from Pemba Island to Zanzibar City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Pemba Island in August: highs in Zanzibar City hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Livingstone.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Nungwi, Paje Beach, Cheetah's Rock
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 13:
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Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock
Prison Island - Changuu Private Island ©
Prison Island - Changuu Private Island
Nungwi Beach ©
Nungwi Beach

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, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and take in the exciting artwork at Wayiwayi Art Studio and Gallery.

To find out how to plan a trip to Livingstone, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Zanzibar City to Livingstone in 9.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, bus, and car; or do a combination of ferry, train, car, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Zanzibar City to Livingstone is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Zanzibar City in August, expect Livingstone to be little chillier, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Chobe National Park.

Things to do in Livingstone

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Mukuni Village
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 16:
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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 Nogatsaa and Tchinga and walk around Seboba Nature and Recreational Park.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Chobe National Park planning app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Livingstone to Chobe National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Namib-Naukluft Park.

Things to do in Chobe National Park

Parks Wildlife
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Savute Reserve ©
Savute Reserve
Nogatsaa and Tchinga ©
Nogatsaa and Tchinga
Serondela Reserve ©
Serondela Reserve

2
nights
Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia

Namib-Naukluft Park ©
One of the world's largest nature and game reserves, the vast Namib-Naukluft Park boasts sweeping desert and mountain landscapes, a diverse range of animal life, and the surreal Sossusvlei, a scenic saltpan sprinkled with towering red sand dunes and petrified acacia trees.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Namib-Naukluft Park: Gobabeb (Dorob National Park & Gobabeb Desert Research Station) and Kayaking & Canoeing (in Walvis Bay). The adventure continues: take a memorable drive along Kuiseb Pass.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Namib-Naukluft Park holiday planning tool.

Getting from Chobe National Park to Namib-Naukluft Park by flight takes about 11 hours. The time zone changes from Central Africa Time (CAT) to Central Africa Time (CAT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In August, daily temperatures in Namib-Naukluft Park can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Namib-Naukluft Park

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Gobabeb, Kayaking & Canoeing, Kuiseb Pass
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Dorob National Park ©
Dorob National Park
Kayaking & Canoeing
Gobabeb Desert Research Station ©
Gobabeb Desert Research Station

6
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.
Cape Town is known for nature, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Cape Point, take in the awesome beauty at Signal Hill, see the interesting displays at District Six Museum, and hike along Platteklip Gorge.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Cape Town holiday maker app.

Fly from Namib-Naukluft Park to Cape Town in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Central Africa Time to South Africa Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Namib-Naukluft Park in August, you will find days in Cape Town are little chillier (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). On the 28th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden

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