47 days in Africa Itinerary

47 days in Africa Itinerary

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47 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles, United States
Fly + Train:  16 h 15 min
1
Casablanca, Morocco
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
2
Rabat, Morocco
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
3
Marrakech, Morocco
— 5 nights
Fly:  8 h 45 min
4
Dakar, Senegal
— 2 nights
Fly:  13 h
5
Windhoek, Namibia
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
6
Cape Town, South Africa
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  6 h 45 min
7
Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  13 h 30 min
8
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  7 h 15 min
9
Mombasa, Kenya
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h
10
Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 5 nights
Fly + Taxi:  6 h
11
Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
— 5 nights
Taxi + Fly:  13 h
12
Cairo, Egypt
— 4 nights
Fly:  19 h 45 min
End: Los Angeles, United States

3
nights
Casablanca, Morocco

The port of Casablanca, Morocco's largest city and economic hub, represents the country's beating heart, established as a French protectorate in 1912.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): see the interesting displays at Museum of Moroccan Judaism and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hassan II Mosque, then take a memorable drive along The Corniche, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

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Los Angeles, USA to Casablanca is an approximately 16.5- hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and taxi. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Casablanca due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Casablanca, ranging from highs of 69°F to lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time for the train ride to Rabat.

Things to do in Casablanca

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Hassan II Mosque ©
Hassan II Mosque
Museum of Moroccan Judaism ©
Museum of Moroccan Judaism

3
nights
Rabat, Morocco

Rabat ©
On a vacation in Rabat, a World Heritage Site and Morocco's capital, you can discover the city's long and rich history while enjoying a laidback atmosphere, less touristy than in the booming Casablanca and Marrakech.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): don't miss a visit to Bab Mellah and then look for gifts at Au Grain de Sesame. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll the grounds of Chellah, steep yourself in history at Kasbah des Oudaias, then pick up some local products at Ronde des saveurs, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Russian Orthodox Church.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Rabat trip planner.

Take a train from Casablanca to Rabat in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Rabat

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Sale
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Kasbah des Oudaias ©
Kasbah des Oudaias
Chellah ©
Chellah
Mausoleum of Mohammad V
Mausoleum of Mohammad V

5
nights
Marrakech, Morocco

Marrakech ©
You won't run out of things to do in Marrakech, a city where you can spend days exploring grandiose palaces and mosques, photogenic gardens, sacred tombs, and traditional mansions that evoke a bygone era.
Step out of Marrakech with an excursion to Le Paradis du Safran in Ourika--about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, steep yourself in history at El Badi Palace, admire the striking features of Medersa Ben Youssef, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Marrakech trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Rabat to Marrakech takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. April in Marrakech sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Dakar.

Things to do in Marrakech

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Le Paradis du Safran
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Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Jemaa el-Fna
Jemaa el-Fna
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
Dakar, Senegal

Dakar ©
Situated on the western edge of mainland Africa, the crowded and dynamic city of Dakar offers visitors booming shopping, dining, and entertainment scenes.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Presidential Palace, then don't miss a visit to Lago Rosa, then pause for some serene contemplation at Paroisse Saint Charles Borromee, and finally examine the collection at La Maison des Esclaves. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Village des Arts, don't miss a visit to Dakar Railway Station, browse for treasures at La Galerie Antenna, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque of the Divinity, and finally appreciate the history behind Le Monument de la Renaissance Africaine.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Dakar trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Marrakech to Dakar takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Marrakech in May: highs in Dakar hover around 78°F, while lows dip to 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Windhoek.

Things to do in Dakar

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Paroisse Saint Charles Borromee
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Paroisse Saint Charles Borromee ©
Paroisse Saint Charles Borromee
La Maison des Esclaves ©
La Maison des Esclaves
Mosque of the Divinity ©
Mosque of the Divinity

5
nights
Windhoek, Namibia

Located in the heart of the country, Namibia's capital city Windhoek receives a constant influx of tourists, in part because of its international airport.
Go for a jaunt from Windhoek to Gross Barmen to see Gross Barmen Hot Springs about 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: stroll through NamibRand Nature Reserve, see the interesting displays at Trans-Namib Railroad Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and don't miss a visit to Heroes Acre.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Windhoek trip maker tool.

You can fly from Dakar to Windhoek in 13 hours. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central African Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Dakar in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of 52°F in Windhoek. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Windhoek

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Naute Kristall Cellar and Destillery, Gross Barmen Hot Springs
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Safaris
NamibRand Nature Reserve ©
NamibRand Nature Reserve
Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis ©
Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): do a tasting at High Constantia Wine Cellar, get great views at Cape Point, and then kick back and relax at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden and then take in the waterfront at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Cape Town trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Windhoek to Cape Town takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Windhoek, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Cape Town, ranging from highs of 70°F to lows of 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©

4
nights
Kruger National Park, South Africa

Kruger National Park ©
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 13th (Thu) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kruger National Park, explore the ancient world of Masorini Archaeological Site, trek along Sweni Wilderness Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lonely Bull Trail.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Kruger National Park trip planning site.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Cape Town to Kruger National Park in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. When traveling from Cape Town in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Kruger National Park, with highs around 76°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Kruger National Park
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Sweni Wilderness Trail ©
Sweni Wilderness Trail

3
nights
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): snap pictures at Victoria Falls Bridge, explore the striking landscape of Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, and then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour. Keep things going the next day: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, kick your exploration up a notch at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks, then view the masterpieces at Prime Art Gallery, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Victoria Falls Snake Park, and finally stop by Cultural Vibes Music Shop.

To find photos and other tourist information, use the Victoria Falls tour planning app.

Explore your travel options from Kruger National Park to Victoria Falls with the Route module. May in Victoria Falls sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 53°F at night. On the 18th (Tue), you're off to Mombasa.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Parks Tours Nature
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Cultural Vibes Music Shop ©
Cultural Vibes Music Shop
Victoria Falls Snake Park ©
Victoria Falls Snake Park

2
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.
On the 19th (Wed), stop by Imani Collective and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Haller Park and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Mombasa trip website.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Victoria Falls to Mombasa in 7.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central African Time to Eastern African Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Victoria Falls in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 73°F in Mombasa. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Mombasa

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Haller Park ©
Haller Park
Safaris

5
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Zanzibar City: Nungwi (Scuba & Snorkeling & Nungwi Beach). There's lots more to do: stroll through Cheetah's Rock, look for gifts at Mwanzo Mpya, kick back and relax at Nakupenda Beach, and admire the natural beauty at Forodhani Gardens.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Zanzibar City holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Mombasa to Zanzibar City takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in May, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Nungwi, Cheetah's Rock
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Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock
Prison Island - Changuu Private Island ©
House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib) ©
House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib)

5
nights
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.
Spend the 25th (Tue) among the memorable landscape of Ngorongoro Crater. There's more to do: steep yourself in history at Oldupai Gorge and make a trip to The Engare Sero Footprint Site.

To see maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Ngorongoro Conservation Area trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Zanzibar City to Ngorongoro Conservation Area takes 6 hours. You'll set off for Cairo on the 30th (Sun).

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Ngorongoro Crater ©
Ngorongoro Crater
Olduvai Gorge ©
Olduvai Gorge
The Engare Sero Footprint Site ©
The Engare Sero Footprint Site

4
nights
Cairo, Egypt

More than 20 million people call Cairo their home and, as soon as you set foot in the sprawling metropolis, it's evident they make it crowded and chaotic, but also exuberant and charming.
Explore Cairo's surroundings by going to Giza (Great Sphinx & Pyramids of Giza). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, steep yourself in history at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, get a tailor-made plan with Private Tours, and explore the activities along Nile River.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Cairo vacation maker tool.

Getting from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Cairo by combination of taxi and flight takes about 13 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Cairo is minus 1 hour. In May in Cairo, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Tours Shopping

Side Trip

Giza
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The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids

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