58 days in Africa Itinerary

58 days in Africa Itinerary

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58 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Mumbai, India
Fly + Drive:  11​h
1
Watamu, Kenya
— 5 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h
2
Mombasa, Kenya
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h
3
Livingstone, Zambia
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h
4
Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 5 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
5
Arusha, Tanzania
— 5 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 45​min
6
Moshi, Tanzania
— 6 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
7
Tsavo National Park East, Kenya
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
8
Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
9
Tarangire National Park, Tanzania
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
10
Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
11
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
12
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
— 6 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
13
Nairobi, Kenya
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h
14
Lalibela, Ethiopia
— 5 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Mumbai, India

5
nights
Watamu, Kenya

Hailed for its picturesque scenery and pristine beaches, the village of Watamu on Kenya's Indian Ocean coastline attracts both adventure seekers and those looking for a relaxing seaside holiday.
Step out of Watamu with an excursion to 3 Degrees South in Kilifi--about 56 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Watamu National Marine Park, see Off-Road Tours, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and kick back and relax at Spiaggia delle Tartarughe.

For traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Watamu trip planner .

Mumbai, India to Watamu is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Mumbai to Watamu. Traveling from Mumbai in November, expect nights in Watamu to be a bit warmer, around 29°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mombasa.

Things to do in Watamu

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Gede, 3 Degrees South
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Watamu National Marine Park ©
Watamu National Marine Park
Gede Ruins ©
Gede Ruins

5
nights
Mombasa, Kenya

Mombasa ©
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Mombasa: Diani Beach (Stand-Up Paddleboarding & Diani Beach). Spend the 12th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, kick back and relax at Nyali Beach, look for gifts at Imani Collective, and stroll through Haller Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Mombasa trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Watamu to Mombasa in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Livingstone.

Things to do in Mombasa

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Diani Beach
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Diani Beach ©
Diani Beach
Safaris
Haller Park ©
Haller Park

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, museums, wildlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Victoria Falls, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, explore and take pictures at Mukuni Village, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Livingstone planning tool .

Getting from Mombasa to Livingstone by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern African Time (EAT) to Central African Time (CAT) is minus 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Mombasa in November, with highs in Livingstone at 32°C and lows at 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Livingstone

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Mukuni Village
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Victoria Falls ©
Victoria Falls
Mukuni Village ©
Mukuni Village

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Zanzibar City side-trips: Off-Road Tours (in Kiwengwa) and Nungwi (Nungwi Beach & Scuba & Snorkeling). And it doesn't end there: head off the coast to Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah's Rock, and kick back and relax at Nakupenda Beach.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Zanzibar City trip planner.

You can fly from Livingstone to Zanzibar City in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone changes from Central African Time to Eastern African Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Livingstone in November: highs in Zanzibar City hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Arusha.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Zanzibar Island, Nungwi, Off-Road Tours
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Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock
Nungwi Beach ©
Nungwi Beach

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 with an excursion to Mt Meru in Arusha National Park--about 1h 40 min away. There's still lots to do: shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, see the interesting displays at Cultural Heritage Centre, head outdoors with Kili Dreamers, and look for gifts at Shanga & Shanga Foundation.

To find ratings and tourist information, read Arusha road trip planner .

You can fly from Zanzibar City to Arusha in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Zanzibar City in November, expect Arusha to be little chillier, temps between 30°C and 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Moshi.

Things to do in Arusha

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Masai Central Market, Mt Meru
Find places to stay Nov 24 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Climbing Tours
Off-Road Tours
Mt Meru ©
Mt Meru

6
nights
Moshi, Tanzania

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.
Moshi is known for nature, wildlife, museums, shopping, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, indulge in your favorite hot beverage with a coffee and tea tour, and contemplate the waterfront views at Kikuletwa Hotsprings.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Moshi holiday maker site .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Arusha to Moshi in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Tsavo National Park East.

Things to do in Moshi

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Find places to stay Nov 29 — Dec 5:
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Climbing Tours
Safaris
Nature & Wildlife Tours

1
night
Tsavo National Park East, Kenya

Tsavo National Park East ©
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): stroll through Tsavo East.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Tsavo National Park East trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Moshi to Tsavo National Park East by car takes about 6.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Kilimanjaro National Park.

Things to do in Tsavo National Park East

Wildlife Parks
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Tsavo East ©
Tsavo East

3
nights
Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania

On the 7th (Sat), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Mount Kilimanjaro. Spend the 8th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Kilimanjaro National Park online trip itinerary builder .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Tsavo National Park East to Kilimanjaro National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Tarangire National Park.

Things to do in Kilimanjaro National Park

Outdoors Wildlife Nature
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mount Kilimanjaro
Mount Kilimanjaro
Mount Kibo
Mount Kibo

1
night
Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

Tarangire National Park ©
On the 10th (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tarangire National Park.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Tarangire National Park trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by flight from Kilimanjaro National Park to Tarangire National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. December in Tarangire National Park sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Tarangire National Park

Wildlife Nature Parks
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Tarangire National Park ©
Tarangire National Park

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Ngorongoro Crater. On the 12th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to The Engare Sero Footprint Site and then contemplate the long history of Oldupai Gorge.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Ngorongoro Conservation Area trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Tarangire National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area by car takes about 5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

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

2
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.
On the 13th (Fri), stroll through Retima Hippo Pool and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seronera. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Grumeti River.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Serengeti National Park trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Serengeti National Park takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in December, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 12 — 14:
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Seronera ©
Seronera
Retima Hippo Pool ©
Retima Hippo Pool

6
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 16th (Mon) surrounded by wildlife at Mara Triangle. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Olare Orok Conservancy, stroll through Musiara Swamp, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Maasai Mara National Reserve attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Serengeti National Park to Maasai Mara National Reserve takes 3.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Maasai Mara National Reserve can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Nairobi.

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
Balloon Rides

6
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, wildlife, nature, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, get interesting insight from Tours, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and explore the striking landscape of Central Island National Park.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Nairobi journey maker .

You can fly from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Nairobi in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Maasai Mara National Reserve in December: high temperatures in Nairobi hover around 28°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Lalibela.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Central Island National Park
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 26:
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David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ©
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
Giraffe Centre ©
Giraffe Centre
Nairobi National Park ©
Nairobi National Park

5
nights
Lalibela, Ethiopia

Lalibela ©
Tourism in Lalibela, a small town nestled in Ethiopia's Lasta Mountains, prospers due to its fascinating cluster of rock-carved churches, dating back to the 12th century and boasting the status of a World Heritage Site.
Lalibela is known for historic sites, nightlife, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela, get in touch with nature with Hiking & Camping Tours, contemplate the long history of Bilbala St. George Rock Hewn Church, and browse the exhibits of The Fine Art Gallery.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Lalibela trip planner .

Fly from Nairobi to Lalibela in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lalibela

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 31:
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Church of St. George ©
Church of St. George
Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela ©
Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela
Yemrehanna Kristos ©
Yemrehanna Kristos

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