51 days in Africa Itinerary

51 days in Africa Itinerary

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Lushoto, Tanzania
— 3 nights
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Diani Beach, Kenya
— 4 nights
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Mombasa, Kenya
— 5 nights
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Malindi, Kenya
— 3 nights
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Tsavo National Park West, Kenya
— 2 nights
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Amboseli National Park, Kenya
— 2 nights
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Tsavo National Park East, Kenya
— 2 nights
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Nairobi, Kenya
— 4 nights
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Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
— 2 nights
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Naivasha, Kenya
— 3 nights
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Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya
— 2 nights
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Mount Kenya National Park, Kenya
— 2 nights
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Marsabit, Kenya
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Arba Minch, Ethiopia
— 1 night
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
— 4 nights
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Bahir Dar, Ethiopia
— 2 nights
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Khartoum, Sudan
— 1 night
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Port Sudan, Sudan
— 1 night
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Karima, Sudan
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Lushoto, Tanzania

— 3 nights
Lushoto is known for parks and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Usambara Mountains, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and admire the sheer force of Soni Falls.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Lushoto trip itinerary maker app.

Tanga to Lushoto is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of shuttle and taxi. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Sat) before leaving for Diani Beach.

Things to do in Lushoto

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 30 — Apr 2:

Diani Beach, Kenya

— 4 nights
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.
Spend the 3rd (Sun) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Spend the 5th (Tue) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's more to do: kick back and relax at Diani Beach and play a few rounds at Leisure Golf Club.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Diani Beach trip maker app.

Drive from Lushoto to Diani Beach in 5.5 hours. April in Diani Beach sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Mombasa.

Things to do in Diani Beach

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Golf
Find places to stay Apr 2 — 6:

Mombasa, Kenya

— 5 nights
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.
Spend the 7th (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Spend the 9th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Haller Park, get engrossed in the history at Fort Jesus Museum, stop by Imani Collective, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Mombasa online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Diani Beach to Mombasa by combination of car and ferry takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in April, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Malindi.

Things to do in Mombasa

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 6 — 11:

Malindi, Kenya

— 3 nights
Offering pristine, palm-lined beaches, all-inclusive resorts, and warm, sunny weather, the port town of Malindi rightly established itself as one of Kenya's prime tourism spots.
Change things up with these side-trips from Malindi: Watamu (Mida Creek, Local Ocean Conservation, &more) and Gede Ruins (in Gede). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Marafa-Hells Kitchen, tour the pleasant surroundings at Che Shale Beach, and kick back and relax at Watamu Beach.

Discover how to plan a Malindi trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Mombasa to Malindi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Malindi, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 30°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Tsavo National Park West.

Things to do in Malindi

Parks · Beaches · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 11 — 14:

Tsavo National Park West, Kenya

— 2 nights
On the 15th (Fri), make a trip to Lunatic Line and then explore the striking landscape at Roaring Rocks.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Tsavo National Park West trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Malindi to Tsavo National Park West by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Malindi in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Tsavo National Park West, with lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to drive to Amboseli National Park.

Things to do in Tsavo National Park West

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 14 — 16:
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Amboseli National Park, Kenya

— 2 nights
On a tour of Amboseli National Park, you can discover Kenya's diverse wildlife while enjoying stunning views of Mount Kilimanjaro in the distance.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Selenkay Conservancy and then enjoy breathtaking views from Observation Hill.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Amboseli National Park online journey planner.

You can drive from Tsavo National Park West to Amboseli National Park in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in April, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Tsavo National Park East.

Things to do in Amboseli National Park

Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 16 — 18:

Tsavo National Park East, Kenya

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Tsavo East. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Epiya Chapeyu Tented Safari Camp.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Tsavo National Park East online driving holiday planner.

Drive from Amboseli National Park to Tsavo National Park East in 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Nairobi.

Things to do in Tsavo National Park East

Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 18 — 20:
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Nairobi, Kenya

— 4 nights

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.
Spend the 21st (Thu) exploring nature at Nairobi National Park. Spend the 23rd (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's much more to do: stroll through David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, view the masterpieces at Upepo Photography Gallery, examine the collection at Karen Blixen Museum, and see Off-Road Tours.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Nairobi tour itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Tsavo National Park East to Nairobi in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train. April in Nairobi sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 20 — 24:

Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

— 2 nights
Home to the Great Migration and Africa's exceptional wildlife, Maasai Mara is a must on a Kenya itinerary.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): stroll through Mara North Conservancy. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Mara Triangle.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Maasai Mara National Reserve road trip site.

You can fly from Nairobi to Maasai Mara National Reserve in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can drive to Naivasha.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Wildlife · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Apr 24 — 26:

Naivasha, Kenya

— 3 nights
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.
Spend the 27th (Wed) exploring nature at Hell's Gate National Park. It doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Naivasha and tour the pleasant surroundings at Crescent Island Game Park.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Naivasha travel site.

You can drive from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Naivasha in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle. April in Naivasha sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Lake Nakuru National Park.

Things to do in Naivasha

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 26 — 29:

Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at County Simba Safaris Day Tours and then explore the activities along Lake Nakuru. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Baboons & Vervits.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Lake Nakuru National Park road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Naivasha to Lake Nakuru National Park takes 2 hours. In April, daytime highs in Lake Nakuru National Park are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Mount Kenya National Park.

Things to do in Lake Nakuru National Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Apr 29 — May 1:

Mount Kenya National Park, Kenya

— 2 nights
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Kenya.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Mount Kenya National Park day trip planning website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lake Nakuru National Park to Mount Kenya National Park. May in Mount Kenya National Park sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Marsabit.

Things to do in Mount Kenya National Park

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay May 1 — 3:
Highlights from your trip

Marsabit, Kenya

— 1 night
Marsabit is a town in the northern Marsabit County in Kenya. To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Marsabit tour itinerary builder website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mount Kenya National Park to Marsabit. On the 4th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Arba Minch.

Things to do in Marsabit

Nature · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay May 3 — 4:

Arba Minch, Ethiopia

— 1 night
To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Arba Minch holiday tool.

You can drive from Marsabit to Arba Minch in 9.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Arba Minch can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. You will leave for Addis Ababa on the 5th (Thu).

Things to do in Arba Minch

Nature · Parks · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay May 4 — 5:

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

— 4 nights

City of Humans

A sprawling metropolis and home to millions of Ethiopians, Addis Ababa houses many international organizations, embassies, and commissions, making it a diplomatic, political, and economic hub of the country.
Addis Ababa is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at National Museum of Ethiopia, take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at Entoto Maryam Church, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Addis Ababa itinerary planning website.

Getting from Arba Minch to Addis Ababa by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. In May, Addis Ababa is a bit cooler than Arba Minch - with highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Bahir Dar.

Things to do in Addis Ababa

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Nature
Find places to stay May 6 — 10:

Bahir Dar, Ethiopia

— 2 nights
Palm trees and tropical gardens line the spacious avenues of Bahar Dar, a town nestled on the southern shore of the vast, glistening Lake Tana.
Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Church of Debre Sina Maryam, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St George Church, then browse the exhibits of Lions Art Gallery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Azwa Mariam Monastery.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Bahir Dar trip planner.

Fly from Addis Ababa to Bahir Dar in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. May in Bahir Dar sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Khartoum.

Things to do in Bahir Dar

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 10 — 12:

Khartoum, Sudan

— 1 night
Situated at the meeting point of the White and Blue Niles, the sprawling capital Khartoum captivates with its welcoming atmosphere, chaotic marketplaces, and extravagant skyline punctuated with glass towers.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Sudan National Museum, head off the coast to Tuti Island, then stroll around Mogran, and finally admire the striking features of Presidential Palace. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the different monuments and memorials at Khartoum War Cemetery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tomb of Muhammad Ahmad (Madhi), make a trip to Nile Street, then take in the exciting artwork at Mojo Gallery, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Afra Mall.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Khartoum travel planning website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Bahir Dar to Khartoum. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bahir Dar to Khartoum due to the time zone difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Bahir Dar in May, with highs in Khartoum at 48°C and lows at 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Port Sudan.

Things to do in Khartoum

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 13 — 14:

Port Sudan, Sudan

— 1 night
Port Sudan is a port city in eastern Sudan, and the capital of the state of Red Sea., it has 489,725 residents. On the 15th (Sun), explore the striking landscape of Sanganeb National Park.

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

Getting from Khartoum to Port Sudan by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Mon) before leaving for Karima.

Things to do in Port Sudan

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay May 15 — 16:
Highlights from your trip

Karima, Sudan

— 1 night
To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Karima trip itinerary planning tool.

Do a combination of flight and car from Port Sudan to Karima in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Karima

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay May 16 — 17:

Tanga Region travel guide

4.1
Mountains · Parks · Nature & Parks
Tailor-made for ecotourism, the Tanga Region boasts unspoiled natural resources, untamed landscapes, and robust plant and animal life. Several national parks offer insight into Tanzania's northeastern wildlife, as well as the forest conservation efforts that support rare birds and the endangered red colobus monkey. Outdoor adventurers on holiday in the Tanga Region shouldn't miss the Usambara Mountains, one of the world's most biodiverse areas; the former German colonial town of Lushoto provides a comfortable base for exploration of the woodlands.

Kenya travel guide

4.3
Nature & Parks · National Parks · Safaris
The savannahs of Kenya contain some of the most iconic sights in Africa, stirred in the minds of many when they think of the continent. Big cats, elephants, and rhinos remain major inhabitants of this vast country, with a number of safari centers running trips across the region's World Heritage-listed national parks. Trips to rural villages, where many travelers choose to join up various volunteer projects, represent some of the most inspiring and enriching things to do in Kenya.

Sudan travel guide

3.9
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Ruins
Splitting with South Sudan in 2011, Sudan remains a vast, diverse place. Desert and savannah landscapes dominate much of the north and south, while the east and west are primarily mountainous. Ancient Nubian ruins dot the desert areas in the north, with the section close to the Nile once home to great and powerful kingdoms. The main cities offer an array of interesting and evocative Islamic sites, with many centuries-old mosques and religious schools and market squares--all worthy of addition on a comprehensive Sudan itinerary.