60 days in Africa Itinerary

60 days in Africa Itinerary

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60 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Perth, Australia
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Maputo, Mozambique
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Windhoek, Namibia
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Swakopmund, Namibia
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 15​min
4
Ngamiland East, Botswana
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 5 nights
Drive:  30​min
6
Livingstone, Zambia
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
7
Lilongwe, Malawi
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
8
Kigali, Rwanda
— 5 nights
Fly:  1​h
9
Bujumbura, Burundi
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  2​h 45​min
10
Kampala, Uganda
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
11
Nairobi, Kenya
— 5 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h
12
Arusha, Tanzania
— 5 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
13
Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 5 nights
Fly:  1​h
14
Mombasa, Kenya
— 6 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Perth, Australia

2
nights
Maputo, Mozambique

Walking the broad, leafy avenues of Maputo, Mozambique's capital and bustling harbor city, you can discover numerous architectural gems and come to appreciate the area's Portuguese-influenced culture.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): hunt for treasures at FEIMA - Feira de Artesanato, Flores e Gastronomica and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours. Here are some ideas for day two: step off the mainland to explore Inhaca Island, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroquia Santo Antonio, then admire the striking features of Maputo Central Train Station, and finally take in the exciting artwork at CCFM - Centro Cultural Franco-Mocambicano.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Maputo online holiday planner .

Perth, Australia to Maputo is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Central African Time (CAT), which is usually a -6 hour difference. Traveling from Perth in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Maputo, with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Windhoek.

Things to do in Maputo

Shopping Tours Nature
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Walking tours
Inhaca Island ©
Inhaca Island
Maputo Central Train Station ©
Maputo Central Train Station

5
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 museums, parks, wildlife, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Deadvlei, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, get your game on at Archer's Land, and hunt for treasures at Namibia Craft Centre.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Windhoek itinerary website .

Traveling by flight from Maputo to Windhoek takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Maputo in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Windhoek, with lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Deadvlei, Fish River Canyon Nationalpark
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Deadvlei ©
Deadvlei
NamibRand Nature Reserve ©
NamibRand Nature Reserve
Christuskirche ©
Christuskirche

5
nights
Swakopmund, Namibia

Swakopmund ©
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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Swakopmund: Kayaking & Canoeing (in Walvis Bay), Spitzkoppe (in Damaraland) and Dorob National Park (in Gobabeb). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, see the interesting displays at Swakopmund Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at German Evangelical Lutheran Church, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Dune 7.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Swakopmund trip itinerary builder site .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Windhoek to Swakopmund in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Windhoek in December, expect Swakopmund to be little chillier, temps between 27°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Ngamiland East.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Walvis Bay, Spitzkoppe, Dorob National Park
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Spitzkoppe ©
Spitzkoppe
Kayaking & Canoeing
Safaris

2
nights
Ngamiland East, Botswana

Ngamiland East ©
Change things up with a short trip to Moremi Wildlife Reserve in Moremi Game Reserve (about 1h 05 min away). Spend the 15th (Sun) in the pleasant surroundings of NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Ngamiland East online trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Swakopmund to Ngamiland East in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, shuttle, and flight; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Swakopmund in December; daily highs in Ngamiland East reach 39°C and lows reach 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Ngamiland East

Wildlife Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Moremi Wildlife Reserve
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Moremi Wildlife Reserve ©
Moremi Wildlife Reserve

5
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.
On the 21st (Sat), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, get outside with Outdoor Activities, look for gifts at Cultural Vibes Music Shop, and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Victoria Falls trip itinerary website .

Do a combination of flight and car from Ngamiland East to Victoria Falls in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from Ngamiland East in December, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Victoria Falls: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Livingstone.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Safaris
Victoria Falls Bridge ©
Victoria Falls Bridge

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, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and get engrossed in the history at Livingstone Museum.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Livingstone visit planning website .

Livingstone is just a stone's throw from Victoria Falls. While traveling from Victoria Falls, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Livingstone, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Lilongwe.

Things to do in Livingstone

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Mukuni Village
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 25:
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River Rafting & Tubing
Victoria Falls ©
Victoria Falls
Mukuni Village ©
Mukuni Village

2
nights
Lilongwe, Malawi

Lilongwe ©
The capital city of Malawi and its largest, Lilongwe serves as an important center of economy and transportation for the area.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Maula Cathedral, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then stop by Gems and Jewellery Lanka. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: buy something for everyone on your list at Old Town Mall and then take in the awesome beauty at Nkhoma Mountain.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Lilongwe online trip itinerary builder .

Fly from Livingstone to Lilongwe in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, train, and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Kigali.

Things to do in Lilongwe

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Maula Cathedral ©
Maula Cathedral

5
nights
Kigali, Rwanda

Kigali ©
A vacation in Kigali, Rwanda's capital city and economic hub, lets you experience the very heart of a landlocked country from a pleasant, safe, and organized base point.
Step out of Kigali with an excursion to King's Palace Museum in Butare--about 2 hours away. Spend the 29th (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Kigali Genocide Memorial, explore the world behind art at The National Art Gallery, view the masterpieces at Abien Arts Center, and steep yourself in history at Ntarama Church.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Kigali travel route planning tool .

You can fly from Lilongwe to Kigali in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Bujumbura.

Things to do in Kigali

Museums Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

King's Palace Museum, The National Art Gallery
Find places to stay Dec 27 — Jan 1:
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Kigali Genocide Memorial ©
Kigali Genocide Memorial
Safaris
Nature & Wildlife Tours

1
night
Bujumbura, Burundi

Bujumbura ©
Because of its history, Bujumbura reflects a colonial charm which shows through in its buildings, wide boulevards, and carefree way of life.
On the 2nd (Thu), appreciate the history behind Monument de l'Unite and then walk around Rusizi National Park.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Bujumbura online trip maker .

Traveling by flight from Kigali to Bujumbura takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Bujumbura when traveling from Kigali in January, with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kampala.

Things to do in Bujumbura

Nature Parks
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Rusizi National Park ©
Rusizi National Park
Monument de l'Unite ©
Monument de l'Unite

5
nights
Kampala, Uganda

Kampala enjoys the reputation of a modern city with a buzzing atmosphere--it also serves as a good base point for exploring the surrounding area.
Explore Kampala's surroundings by going to River Rafting & Tubing (in Jinja) and Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Centre (in Entebbe). There's much more to do: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Sabinyo, delve into the lush surroundings at Maramagambo Forest, and make a trip to Rubaga-Kathedrale.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Kampala trip itinerary app .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Bujumbura to Kampala takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Bujumbura to Kampala. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Bujumbura in January since evenings lows in Kampala dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Nairobi.

Things to do in Kampala

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Centre, River Rafting & Tubing, Mount Sabinyo
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 7:
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Safaris
River Rafting & Tubing
Katwe Tourism Information Centre ©
Katwe Tourism Information Centre

5
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, wildlife, museums, nature, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, explore the striking landscape of Nairobi National Park, and stop by Matbronze Wildlife Art.

Plan a trip to Nairobi easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Kampala to Nairobi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Kampala in January since evenings lows in Nairobi dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Arusha.

Things to do in Nairobi

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Central Island National Park
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 12:
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Safaris
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ©
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
Nairobi National Park ©
Nairobi National Park

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Mt Meru (in Arusha National Park) and Food Tours (in Mto wa Mbu). There's lots more to do: shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, see the interesting displays at Cultural Heritage Centre, hunt for treasures at Masai Central Market, and paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Arusha trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Nairobi to Arusha takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In January in Arusha, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Arusha

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Mto wa Mbu, Mt Meru
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 17:
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Climbing Tours
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mt Meru ©
Mt Meru

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Nungwi (Nungwi Beach & Scuba & Snorkeling), Space Station Zanzibar (in Tunguu) and Paje Beach (in Paje). There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church Cathedral, admire the striking features of House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib), and have fun at Creative Solutions Center.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Zanzibar City trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Arusha to Zanzibar City takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Arusha in January, expect Zanzibar City to be somewhat warmer, temps between 38°C and 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Mombasa.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Zanzibar Island, Nungwi, Space Station Zanzibar, Paje Beach
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 22:
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Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock
Nungwi Beach ©
Nungwi Beach

6
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.
Explore Mombasa's surroundings by going to Gede (Arabuko-Sokoke Forest & Gede Ruins), Watamu (Local Ocean Conservation: Watamu Turtle Watch & Stand-Up Paddleboarding) and Diani Beach (in Diani Beach). Spend the 26th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, stroll through Haller Park, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Mombasa trip planner .

You can fly from Zanzibar City to Mombasa in an hour. In January, daytime highs in Mombasa are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mombasa

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Gede, Watamu, Diani Beach
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 28:
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Safaris
Diani Beach ©
Diani Beach
Gede Ruins ©
Gede Ruins

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