60 days in Africa Itinerary

60 days in Africa Itinerary

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1
Maputo, Mozambique
— 2 nights
2
Windhoek, Namibia
— 5 nights
3
Swakopmund, Namibia
— 5 nights
4
Ngamiland East, Botswana
— 2 nights
5
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 5 nights
6
Livingstone, Zambia
— 4 nights
7
Lilongwe, Malawi
— 2 nights
8
Kigali, Rwanda
— 5 nights
9
Bujumbura, Burundi
— 1 night
10
Kampala, Uganda
— 5 nights
11
Nairobi, Kenya
— 5 nights
12
Arusha, Tanzania
— 5 nights
13
Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 5 nights
14
Mombasa, Kenya
— 6 nights

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, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Paroquia Santo Antonio, thenadmire the striking features of Maputo Central Train Station, and finally take in the exciting artwork at CCFM - Centro Cultural Franco-Mocambicano.

To see traveler tips, maps, 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 °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, tee off at Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis, browse the eclectic array of goods at Namibia Craft Centre, and stop by Herrle & Herma Jewellers.

For where to stay and other tourist information, use the Windhoek trip planning tool.

Getting from Maputo to Windhoek by flight takes about 7 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 °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
Christuskirche ©
Christuskirche
NamibRand Nature Reserve ©
NamibRand Nature Reserve

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 Dorob National Park (in Gobabeb), Kayaking & Canoeing (in Walvis Bay) and Spitzkoppe (in Damaraland). And it doesn't end there: take a leisurely stroll along Swakopmund Jetty, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at German Evangelical Lutheran Church, examine the collection at Swakopmund Museum, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Swakopmund day trip site.

You can fly from Windhoek to Swakopmund in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Windhoek in December, with highs in Swakopmund at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up 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, Dorob National Park, Spitzkoppe
Find places to stay Dec 8 — 13:
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Spitzkoppe ©
Spitzkoppe
Kayaking & Canoeing
Swakopmund Museum ©
Swakopmund Museum

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 more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Ngamiland East road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Swakopmund to Ngamiland East takes 21 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 °C and lows at °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 ©
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 striking landscape of Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, snap pictures at Victoria Falls Bridge, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Victoria Falls online trip builder.

Getting from Ngamiland East to Victoria Falls by combination of flight, bus, and car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Ngamiland East, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Victoria Falls, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. On the 21st (Sat), you're off to Livingstone.

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

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, 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 °C by day to °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
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): 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 photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Lilongwe road trip planning website.

You can fly from Livingstone to Lilongwe in 7 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

Nature Shopping 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. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Kigali Genocide Memorial, sample the fine beverages at 1000 Hills Distillery, browse the exhibits of Inema Arts Centre, and look for gifts at Abraham Konga Jewelry Collections.

Plan a Kigali trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can fly from Lilongwe to Kigali in 8.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Bujumbura.

Things to do in Kigali

Museums Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

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

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.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Bujumbura day trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Kigali to Bujumbura takes 4.5 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 °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: Queen Elizabeth National Park (Katwe Tourism Information Centre & Maramagambo Forest), River Rafting & Tubing (in Jinja) and Mount Sabinyo (in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park). And it doesn't end there: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Centre, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gaddafi National Mosque, and look for gifts at Uganda Crafts 2000 Limited.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Kampala trip builder app.

You can fly from Bujumbura to Kampala in 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 °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, Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Centre, Mount Sabinyo
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
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, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, look for gifts at Matbronze Wildlife Art, and see the interesting displays at Karen Blixen Museum.

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

Fly from Kampala to Nairobi in 4.5 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 °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:
Highlights from your plan
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ©
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
Nairobi National Park ©
Nairobi National Park
Safaris

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 find maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Arusha tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Nairobi to Arusha takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In January, daytime highs in Arusha are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Arusha

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Masai Central Market, Mt Meru
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: Space Station Zanzibar (in Tunguu), Nungwi (Nungwi Beach & Scuba & Snorkeling) and Paje Beach (in Paje). There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, stop by Aromas of Zanzibar, pause for some serene contemplation at Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral, and kick back and relax at Nakupenda Beach.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Zanzibar City holiday builder site.

Fly from Arusha to Zanzibar City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. In January, Zanzibar City is a bit warmer than Arusha - with highs of °C and lows of °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, Space Station Zanzibar, Cheetah's Rock, Paje Beach
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Nungwi Beach ©
Nungwi Beach
Prison Island - Changuu Private Island ©
Prison Island - Changuu Private Island
Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock

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), Local Ocean Conservation (in Watamu) 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 ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Mombasa trip planner.

You can fly from Zanzibar City to Mombasa in 3.5 hours. 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 °C and lows of °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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