60 days in Africa Itinerary

60 days in Africa Itinerary

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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
Fly:  8 h 15 min
4
Ngamiland East, Botswana
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + Bus + 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

Maputo ©
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.
On the 2nd (Mon), hunt for treasures at FEIMA - Feira de Artesanato, Flores e Gastronomica. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head off the coast to Inhaca Island, then 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 see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Maputo online visit planner.

Perth, Australia to Maputo is an approximately 20- hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Perth to Maputo. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Maputo when traveling from Perth in December, with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Windhoek.

Things to do in Maputo

Shopping Nature Parks
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Inhaca Island ©
Inhaca Island
Maputo Central Train Station ©
Maputo Central Train Station
Paroquia Santo Antonio ©
Paroquia Santo Antonio

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 historic sites, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Deadvlei, get your game on at Archer's Land, take in the spiritual surroundings of Christuskirche, and hunt for treasures at Namibia Craft Centre.

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

Getting from Maputo to Windhoek by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Maputo to Windhoek due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Maputo in December, plan for a bit cooler nights in Windhoek, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Deadvlei
Find places to stay Dec 3 — 8:
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kayaking & Canoeing (in Walvis Bay), Spitzkoppe (in Damaraland) and Dorob National Park (in Gobabeb). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at German Evangelical Lutheran Church, snap pictures at Swakopmund Jetty, and push the limits with an extreme tour.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Swakopmund trip builder site.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Windhoek to Swakopmund takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Windhoek in December; daily highs in Swakopmund reach 27°C and lows reach 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ngamiland East.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Walvis Bay, Spitzkoppe, Dorob National Park
Find places to stay Dec 8 — 13:
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Spitzkoppe ©
Spitzkoppe
Safaris
Kayaking & Canoeing

2
nights
Ngamiland East, Botswana

Ngamiland East ©
Ngamiland East, a sub-district of Botswana's North-East District, is all about the wildlife and safaris.
When in Ngamiland East, make a side trip to see Moremi Wildlife Reserve in Moremi Game Reserve, approximately Moremi Game Reserve away. Spend the 15th (Sun) in the pleasant surroundings of NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust. There's more to do: stop by Motsana Maun.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Ngamiland East road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Swakopmund to Ngamiland East takes 18.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, shuttle, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Swakopmund to Ngamiland East. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Swakopmund in December, with highs in Ngamiland East at 39°C and lows at 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Ngamiland East

Wildlife Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Moremi Wildlife Reserve
Find places to stay Dec 13 — 16:
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NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust ©
NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust
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.
Victoria Falls is known for nature, adventure, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, kick your exploration up a notch at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and snap pictures at Victoria Falls Bridge.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Victoria Falls trip app.

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and car from Ngamiland East to Victoria Falls in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of flight and car. When traveling from Ngamiland East in December, plan for slightly colder days in Victoria Falls, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. You will leave for Livingstone on the 21st (Sat).

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 21:
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Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park ©
Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park
Zipline
Helicopter Tours

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, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Victoria Falls, explore and take pictures at Mukuni Village, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and get engrossed in the history at Livingstone Museum.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Livingstone journey planning site.

Livingstone is just a short distance from Victoria Falls. When traveling from Victoria Falls in December, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Livingstone: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Lilongwe.

Things to do in Livingstone

Tours Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Mukuni Village
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 25:
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Victoria Falls ©
Victoria Falls
Livingstone Museum ©
Livingstone Museum

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): pause for some serene contemplation at Maula Cathedral and then look for gifts at Gems and Jewellery Lanka. Keep things going 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 find ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Lilongwe road trip planning website.

You can fly from Livingstone to Lilongwe in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Kigali.

Things to do in Lilongwe

Shopping Nature Parks
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 27:
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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.
Change things up with a short trip to King's Palace Museum in Butare (about 2h 15 min away). Spend the 29th (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Kigali Genocide Memorial, explore the different monuments and memorials at Belgian Peacekeepers Memorial, look for gifts at Abraham Konga Jewelry Collections, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at 1000 Hills Distillery.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kigali vacation planning website.

Traveling by flight from Lilongwe to Kigali takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In December, daytime highs in Kigali are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Bujumbura.

Things to do in Kigali

Museums Tours Outdoors

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
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Inema Arts Centre ©
Inema Arts Centre

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), pause for some photo ops at Monument de l'Unite and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rusizi National Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Bujumbura day trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Kigali to Bujumbura takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Kigali in January, Bujumbura is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Kampala.

Things to do in Bujumbura

Nature Parks
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 2:
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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kampala: River Rafting & Tubing (in Jinja), Queen Elizabeth National Park (Katwe Tourism Information Centre & Maramagambo Forest) and Mount Sabinyo (in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park). And it doesn't end there: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, get interesting insight from Tours, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gaddafi National Mosque, and look for gifts at Uganda Crafts 2000 Limited.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Kampala trip builder app.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Bujumbura to Kampala in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Bujumbura to Kampala is 1 hour. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Bujumbura in January since evenings lows in Kampala dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Nairobi.

Things to do in Kampala

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Queen Elizabeth National Park, River Rafting & Tubing, Mount Sabinyo, Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Centre
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

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, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Nairobi National Park, see the interesting displays at Nairobi National Museum, explore the striking landscape of Central Island National Park, and trek along Ngong Hills.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Nairobi day trip site.

Do a combination of car and flight from Kampala to Nairobi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kampala in January, plan for a bit cooler nights in Nairobi, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can 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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Giraffe Centre ©
Giraffe Centre
Nairobi National Park ©
Nairobi National Park
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ©
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Mt Meru in Arusha National Park (about 1h 40 min away). There's still lots to do: see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, get into the urban bustle at Cultural Arts Centre, examine the collection at The Tanzanite Experience, and add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Arusha tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Nairobi to Arusha takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Arusha are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Arusha

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

Mt Meru, Masai Central Market
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Climbing Tours
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Cultural Heritage Centre ©
Cultural Heritage Centre

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zanzibar City: Paje Beach (in Paje), Nungwi (Nungwi Beach & Scuba & Snorkeling) and Space Station Zanzibar (in Tunguu). There's much more to do: head off the coast to Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, look for gifts at Aromas of Zanzibar, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral, and explore the ancient world of Hamamni Persian Baths.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Zanzibar City holiday maker tool.

You can fly from Arusha to Zanzibar City in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Arusha in January, with highs in Zanzibar City at 38°C and lows at 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Mombasa.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

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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 Local Ocean Conservation (in Watamu), Gede (Arabuko-Sokoke Forest & Gede Ruins) and Diani Beach (in Diani Beach). Spend the 26th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, take an in-depth tour of Fort Jesus Museum, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and stop by Imani Collective.

To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Mombasa trip planner.

You can fly from Zanzibar City to Mombasa in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. January in Mombasa sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 27°C at night. On the 28th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mombasa

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Gede, Local Ocean Conservation, Diani Beach
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Diani Beach ©
Diani Beach
Gede Ruins ©
Gede Ruins

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