60 days in Africa Itinerary

60 days in Africa Itinerary

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Start: London, United Kingdom
Train + Fly:  11 h 15 min
1
Nairobi, Kenya
— 7 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Watamu, Kenya
— 5 nights
Taxi + Fly:  1 h
3
Mombasa, Kenya
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  7 h 30 min
4
Mulanje, Malawi
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5 h 45 min
5
Maseru, Lesotho
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
6
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 7 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
7
Cape Town, South Africa
— 10 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
8
Swakopmund, Namibia
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  3 h 15 min
9
Windhoek, Namibia
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
10
Ngamiland East, Botswana
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h
11
Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
12
Lusaka, Zambia
— 4 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
13
Livingstone, Zambia
— 5 nights
Fly + Train:  14 h
End: London, United Kingdom

7
nights
Nairobi, Kenya

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: stroll through David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, admire the landmark architecture of African Heritage House, get a taste of life in the country at Mugie Ranch, and get interesting insight from Tours.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Nairobi trip itinerary planner.

London, UK to Nairobi is an approximately 11.5- hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from London to Nairobi due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in Nairobi can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Watamu.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Mugie Ranch
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Off-Road Tours
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ©
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
Nairobi National Park ©
Nairobi National Park

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.
When in Watamu, make a side trip to see 3 Degrees South in Kilifi, approximately Kilifi away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape of Watamu National Marine Park, stroll through Spiaggia delle Tartarughe, get interesting insight from Tours, and explore and take pictures at Local Ocean Conservation.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, 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 flight 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 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.
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.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Mombasa trip 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. 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 travel to Mulanje.

Things to do in Mombasa

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Diani Beach
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Diani Beach ©
Diani Beach
Safaris
Nature & Wildlife Tours

1
night
Mulanje, Malawi

Mulanje ©
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.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Mulanje sightseeing planning website.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Mombasa to Mulanje in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, flight, and car; or drive. 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 travel to Maseru.

Things to do in Mulanje

Nature Parks
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Mount Mulanje ©
Mount Mulanje

2
nights
Maseru, Lesotho

Maseru ©
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, then don't miss a visit to Morija Museum & Archives, and then explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Maseru sightseeing planner.

Getting from Mulanje to Maseru by combination of car and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Mulanje in August, things will get little chillier in Maseru: highs are around 20°C and lows about 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Maseru

Parks Historic Sites Casinos

Side Trip

Morija Museum & Archives
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 21:
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Katse Dam ©
Katse Dam
Maluti Mountains ©
Maluti Mountains
Morija Museum & Archives ©
Morija Museum & Archives

7
nights
Johannesburg, South Africa

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), Ukutula Conservation Center (in Brits) and Pretoria (National Library of South Africa, Voortrekker Monument, &more). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, stop by Maboneng Precinct, laugh and play at Gold Reef City, and learn about all things military at South African National Museum of Military History.

For other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Johannesburg tour planner.

You can fly from Maseru to Johannesburg in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Maseru, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Johannesburg, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums Wildlife Casinos

Side Trips

Pretoria, Saddle Creek Ranch Farm, Ukutula Conservation Center, Lion and Safari Park, Montecasino
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Safaris
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct ©
Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct

10
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cape Town: Franschhoek (First South African Perfume Museum & Eikehof), Wine Tours & Tastings (in Stellenbosch) and West Coast National Park (in West Coast National Park). Next up on the itinerary: admire all the interesting features of Cape Point, see the interesting displays at District Six Museum, steep yourself in history at Robben Island Museum, and take a leisurely stroll along Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Cape Town trip builder app.

You can fly from Johannesburg to Cape Town in 4.5 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 travel to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Franschhoek, Wine Tours & Tastings, West Coast National Park
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony

6
nights
Swakopmund, Namibia

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). There's still lots to do: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dune 7, and observe the fascinating underwater world at National Marin Aquarium of Namibia.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Swakopmund online road trip planner.

Fly from Cape Town to Swakopmund in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Central Africa Time (CAT) is minus 1 hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Windhoek.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Walvis Bay, Dorob National Park
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Safaris
Food Tours
Kayaking & Canoeing

4
nights
Windhoek, Namibia

Windhoek ©
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.
Windhoek is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Deadvlei, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Naute Kristall Cellar and Destillery, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Namibia Craft Centre.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Windhoek online trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Swakopmund to Windhoek in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Swakopmund in September; daily highs in Windhoek reach 34°C and lows reach 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Ngamiland East.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Deadvlei, Naute Kristall Cellar and Destillery
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 17:
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Deadvlei ©
Deadvlei
NamibRand Nature Reserve ©
NamibRand Nature Reserve
Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis ©
Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis

1
night
Ngamiland East, Botswana

Ngamiland East ©
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.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Ngamiland East travel route planner.

Getting from Windhoek to Ngamiland East by flight takes about 7 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 fly to Chobe National Park.

Things to do in Ngamiland East

Wildlife Parks
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NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust ©
NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust

2
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.
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 ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Chobe National Park trip planning website.

You can fly from Ngamiland East to Chobe National Park in 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Lusaka.

Things to do in Chobe National Park

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

4
nights
Lusaka, Zambia

Lusaka ©
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: stroll through Parays Game Farm Wildlife Sanctuary, stop by Jackal & Hide, get your bearings at Mulungushi International Conference Centre, and view the masterpieces at 37D Gallery.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Lusaka route planner.

Traveling by flight from Chobe National Park to Lusaka takes 5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Livingstone.

Things to do in Lusaka

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Chaminuka Game Reserve ©
Chaminuka Game Reserve
Cathedral of The Holy Cross Lusaka ©
Cathedral of The Holy Cross Lusaka
The Lilayi Elephant Nursery ©
The Lilayi Elephant Nursery

5
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: take in the dramatic scenery at Victoria Falls, take an in-depth tour of Livingstone Museum, admire all the interesting features of Gorge Swing, and examine the collection at Railway Museum.

To find ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Livingstone trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Lusaka to Livingstone takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Livingstone can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. On the 29th (Tue), you're off to home.

Things to do in Livingstone

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Mukuni Village
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 29:
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Helicopter Tours
Victoria Falls ©
Victoria Falls
Mukuni Village ©
Mukuni Village

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