60 days in Africa Itinerary

60 days in Africa Itinerary

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Nairobi, Kenya
— 7 nights
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Watamu, Kenya
— 5 nights
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Mombasa, Kenya
— 5 nights
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Mulanje, Malawi
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Maseru, Lesotho
— 2 nights
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Johannesburg, South Africa
— 7 nights
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Cape Town, South Africa
— 10 nights
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Swakopmund, Namibia
— 6 nights
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Windhoek, Namibia
— 4 nights
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Ngamiland East, Botswana
— 1 night
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Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 2 nights
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Lusaka, Zambia
— 4 nights
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Livingstone, Zambia
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Nairobi, Kenya

— 7 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.
Nairobi is known for parks, museums, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, admire the landmark architecture of African Heritage House, trot along with a tour on horseback, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Nairobi trip itinerary planner.

London, UK to Nairobi is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Nairobi is 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to fly to Watamu.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 1 — 8:

Watamu, Kenya

— 5 nights
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.
When in Watamu, make a side trip to see 3 Degrees South in Kilifi, approximately Kilifi away. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Gede Ruins, stroll through Spiaggia delle Tartarughe, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Watamu trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Nairobi to Watamu takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Nairobi in August, with highs in Watamu at 32°C and lows at 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can drive to Mombasa.

Things to do in Watamu

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 8 — 13:

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mombasa: Diani Beach (Diani Beach & Fishing Charters & Tours). Spend the 18th (Tue) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Spend the 16th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: stroll through Haller Park, look for gifts at Imani Collective, and see Off-Road Tours.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Mombasa trip planner.

You can drive from Watamu to Mombasa in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Watamu in August, Mombasa is slightly colder at night with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Mulanje.

Things to do in Mombasa

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 13 — 18:

Mulanje, Malawi

— 1 night
Mulanje is a town in the Southern Region, Malawi close to the border of Mozambique. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Mulanje.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Mulanje sightseeing planning website.

You can fly from Mombasa to Mulanje in 9.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Mombasa to Mulanje is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Mombasa in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Mulanje, with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Maseru.

Things to do in Mulanje

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 18 — 19:
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Maseru, Lesotho

— 2 nights
Founded in 1869 by the British, Lesotho's main city--Maseru--lies on the border with South Africa on a plateau surrounded by red hills.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): try your luck at Lesotho Sun Casino, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maluti Mountains, then see human ingenuity at work at Katse Dam, and finally contemplate the long history of Thaba-Bosiu National Monument. Here are some ideas for day two: shop like a local with Lesotho Co-operative Handicrafts and then don't miss a visit to Morija Museum & Archives.

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Traveling by flight from Mulanje to Maseru takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Mulanje in August, expect Maseru to be little chillier, temps between 20°C and 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Maseru

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 19 — 21:

Johannesburg, South Africa

— 7 nights

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Johannesburg: Saddle Creek Ranch Farm (in Hekpoort), Pretoria (National Library of South Africa, Voortrekker Monument, &more) and Ukutula Conservation Center (in Brits). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, stroll through Lion and Safari Park, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and take a stroll through Maboneng Precinct.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Johannesburg using our trip planner.

You can fly from Maseru to Johannesburg in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Maseru in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Johannesburg, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can fly to Cape Town.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums · Wildlife · Fun & Games · Casinos

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 21 — 28:

Cape Town, South Africa

— 10 nights

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cape Town: West Coast National Park (in West Coast National Park), Franschhoek (First South African Perfume Museum & Eikehof) and Wine Tours & Tastings (in Stellenbosch). Next up on the itinerary: admire all the interesting features of Cape Point, look for all kinds of wild species at Platteklip Gorge, take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, and take in the waterfront activity at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Cape Town trip builder app.

You can fly from Johannesburg to Cape Town in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Johannesburg in August, expect nights in Cape Town to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can fly to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 28 — Sep 7:

Swakopmund, Namibia

— 6 nights
Nestled on Namibia's Atlantic coast and surrounded by the sand dunes of the vast Namib Desert, the resort town of Swakopmund enchants visitors with its distinct German colonial architecture and pleasant climate.
Explore Swakopmund's surroundings by going to Walvis Bay (Kayaking & Canoeing, Walvis Bay Waterfront, &more) and Dorob National Park (in Gobabeb). Next up on the itinerary: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, stroll through Dune 7, and stop by Kristall Galerie.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Swakopmund trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Cape Town to Swakopmund by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time to Central Africa Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Windhoek.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 7 — 13:

Windhoek, Namibia

— 4 nights
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.
Take a break from Windhoek with a short trip to Deadvlei in Sossusvlei, about 5h 30 min away. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at NamibRand Nature Reserve, browse the eclectic array of goods at Namibia Craft Centre, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and stop by Herrle & Herma Jewellers.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Windhoek driving holiday tool.

Fly from Swakopmund to Windhoek in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Swakopmund in September: high temperatures in Windhoek hover around 34°C and lows are around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to fly to Ngamiland East.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 13 — 17:

Ngamiland East, Botswana

— 1 night
Ngamiland East, a sub-district of Botswana's North-East District, is all about the wildlife and safaris.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): stroll through NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust.

To find photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Ngamiland East travel route planner.

Getting from Windhoek to Ngamiland East by flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Windhoek to Ngamiland East is 1 hour. Traveling from Windhoek in September, expect nights in Ngamiland East to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 39°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Chobe National Park.

Things to do in Ngamiland East

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

Chobe National Park, Botswana

— 2 nights
A trip to Chobe National Park awakens the naturalist in every traveler and opens numerous possibilities for adventure.
On the 19th (Sat), walk around Seboba Nature and Recreational Park and then tour the pleasant surroundings at CARACAL Biodiversity Center. On your second day here, stroll through Serondela Reserve and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nogatsaa and Tchinga.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Chobe National Park trip planning website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ngamiland East to Chobe National Park. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Lusaka.

Things to do in Chobe National Park

Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 20:

Lusaka, Zambia

— 4 nights
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.
Spend the 23rd (Wed) in the pleasant surroundings of Chaminuka Game Reserve. There's lots more to do: head outdoors with The Lilayi Elephant Nursery, buy something for everyone on your list at Eastpark Mall, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of The Holy Cross Lusaka, and get a taste of the local shopping with Jackal & Hide.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Lusaka trip planner.

You can fly from Chobe National Park to Lusaka in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Livingstone.

Things to do in Lusaka

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 24:

Livingstone, Zambia

— 5 nights
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 trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Victoria Falls, explore the galleries of Livingstone Museum, see the interesting displays at Railway Museum, and admire all the interesting features of Mukuni Village.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Livingstone trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Lusaka to Livingstone in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. On the 29th (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Livingstone

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 24 — 29:

Kenya travel guide

4.3
Nature & Parks · Safaris · National Parks
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.

Malawi travel guide

4.2
Mountains · Nature & Parks · Churches
Warm Heart of Africa
To find out how Malawi earned its nickname the "Warm Heart of Africa," just head to one of the country's little villages and ask for a place to stay. The reintroduction of lions in 2012 gave a much-needed boost to Malawi tourism sector, with safaris across the diverse natural landscape increasingly more popular and varied. The Great Rift topography gives the country some of its main scenic features, including one of the continent's largest lakes, a focus of many adventurous Malawi holidays.

Lesotho travel guide

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Ski Areas · Dams · Waterfalls
Kingdom in the Sky
Mountainous Lesotho lends itself well to an adventurous holiday itinerary. Entirely located above 1,000 m (3,280 ft) in elevation, the country enjoys a cool climate with around 300 days of sunshine each year. Explorations of the mountains form the backbone of many Lesotho holidays. Remote villages located way up in the highlands, only accessible on foot or by horseback, offer a glimpse into the country's authentic culture with their lively markets, traditional eateries, and musical traditions.

South Africa travel guide

4.4
Nature & Parks · Wineries & Vineyards · Mountains
Rainbow Nation
The landscapes of South Africa match its people in terms of diversity, richness, and vitality. From desert lands and coastlines, to the famous nature reserves sheltering the "Big Five" game animals, the country has natural charm in spades. The main cities provide a wealth of bars, clubs, shopping districts, and entertainment options to please the most demanding visitors, while traditional life can still be admired and respected in a collection of villages with beehive-style huts and an age-old cultural heritage. When in need of a minute to digest all that's happened during your trip to South Africa, sit down to a braai (traditional barbecue), and a bottle of wine made at one of the country's thriving vineyards.

Namibia travel guide

4.1
Nature & Parks · Deserts · Landmarks
Land of the Brave
Since gaining independence from South Africa in 1990, Namibia has sought to rival its neighbor in terms of tourist appeal. While it hasn't yet gotten up to the numbers of South Africa, Namibia tourism sector has plenty to work with. The desert and mountainous areas represent a real source of appeal, with species of classic African game animals, such as desert lions, zebras, and elephants real highlights of safaris through the national parks. Namibians are rightly proud of their country, and the myriad traditional villages, colonial German towns, and lively urban centers all deserve your attention.

Botswana travel guide

3.7
Nature & Parks · Safaris · Nature & Wildlife Tours
Sparsely populated Botswana possesses some of the most unadulterated wilderness and animal-rich areas in Africa. Largely unfenced national parks allow the world's largest population of elephants to roam freely--these protected areas also shelter varied birdlife and many endangered and rare mammal species. Tourism in Botswana largely caters to visitors seeking luxury lodges and exclusive safari experiences, but expeditions into traditional villages are also strongly recommended. The preserved cultures of these agricultural settlements show a link between man and nature formed over centuries, a relationship that many visitors to Botswana come to reconsider in their own lives.

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.