60 days in Africa Itinerary

60 days in Africa Itinerary

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Fly to Kilimanjaro International Airport, Drive to Moshi
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Moshi, Tanzania
— 3 nights
Shuttle
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Arusha, Tanzania
— 5 nights
Fly
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Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 5 nights
Fly
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Lilongwe, Malawi
— 2 nights
Fly
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Harare, Zimbabwe
— 4 nights
Fly
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 6 nights
Fly
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Johannesburg, South Africa
— 6 nights
Fly
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Cape Town, South Africa
— 8 nights
Fly
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Durban, South Africa
— 6 nights
Fly
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Tofo, Mozambique
— 1 night
Fly to Nampula, Drive to Mozambique Island
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Mozambique Island, Mozambique
— 1 night
Drive to Nampula, Fly to Kigali
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Kigali, Rwanda
— 4 nights
Fly
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Kampala, Uganda
— 5 nights
Fly to Copenhagen, Train to Malmo

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Moshi, Tanzania

— 3 nights
Situated in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro, the sleepy town of Moshi provides tourist with a safe and pleasant place to stay in while touring the region or braving Africa's highest mountain.
Take a break from Moshi with a short trip to Mount Kilimanjaro in Kilimanjaro National Park, about 1h 50 min away. Spend the 19th (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. And it doesn't end there: shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, witness a stunning natural landmark at Kikuletwa Hotsprings, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and view the masterpieces at Mama Africa Giftshop.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Moshi road trip website.

Malmo, Sweden to Moshi is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to East Africa Time is 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to catch the shuttle to Arusha.

Things to do in Moshi

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 16 — 19:

Arusha, Tanzania

— 5 nights
Nestled in the verdant foothills of Mount Meru, Arusha remains the primary gateway and jump-off point for safaris into several national parks.
Step out of Arusha to go to Arusha National Park and see Mt Meru, which is approximately 1h 40 min away. There's much more to do: see Off-Road Tours, see the interesting displays at Cultural Heritage Centre, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, and stop by House of Gems.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Arusha journey maker site.

You can take a shuttle from Moshi to Arusha in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In November in Arusha, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Arusha

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 19 — 24:

Zanzibar City, Tanzania

— 5 nights
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: Nungwi (Nungwi Beach & Scuba & Snorkeling). There's much more to do: step off the mainland to explore Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, relax in the rural setting at Shabuta Spice Farm, admire the striking features of House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib), and explore and take pictures at Tangawizi Spice Farm.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Zanzibar City tour itinerary planner.

Fly from Arusha to Zanzibar City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Arusha in November, with highs in Zanzibar City at 36°C and lows at 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can fly to Lilongwe.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 24 — 29:

Lilongwe, Malawi

— 2 nights
The capital city of Malawi and its largest, Lilongwe serves as an important center of economy and transportation for the area.
On the 30th (Mon), stroll through Lilongwe Wildlife Centre, don't miss a visit to Tindoz d'Afrique, then take in the awesome beauty at Nkhoma Mountain, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Maula Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: buy something for everyone on your list at Old Town Mall and then stop by Gems and Jewellery Lanka.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Lilongwe tour planner.

You can fly from Zanzibar City to Lilongwe in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, bus, and car; or do a combination of ferry, train, car, and bus. Traveling from Zanzibar City to Lilongwe, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to fly to Harare.

Things to do in Lilongwe

Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
Find places to stay Nov 29 — Dec 1:

Harare, Zimbabwe

— 4 nights

Sunshine City

Regarded as the nation's leading commercial, financial, and communications center, Harare attracts tourists with its modern architecture mixed with British colonial influence and traditional African flair.
Take a break from Harare with a short trip to Imire: Rhino & Wildlife Conservation in Wedza, about 1h 45 min away. The adventure continues: Head underground at Domboshawa Caves, shop like a local with The Shona Sculpture Gallery, make a trip to Balancing Rocks, and stop by kiki's gallery.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Harare trip itinerary website.

Getting from Lilongwe to Harare by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. December in Harare sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Harare

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 1 — 5:

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

— 6 nights
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.
Spend the 10th (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, get outside with Outdoor Activities, get a taste of the local shopping with Prime Art Gallery, and take in the views from Victoria Falls Bridge.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Victoria Falls travel route builder site.

Fly from Harare to Victoria Falls in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Harare in December: high temperatures in Victoria Falls hover around 36°C and lows are around 24°C. You will leave for Johannesburg on the 11th (Fri).

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 5 — 11:

Johannesburg, South Africa

— 6 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Johannesburg side-trips: The Cradle of Humankind (in Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site), Centurion Society Of Model Engineers (in Centurion) and Voortrekker Monument (in Pretoria). Pack the 16th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Gold Reef City. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, contemplate the long history of Mandela House, browse the collection at Rosa Parks Library, and get engrossed in the history at Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Johannesburg day trip planning site.

Getting from Victoria Falls to Johannesburg by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Victoria Falls in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Johannesburg, with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to fly to Cape Town.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums · Fun & Games · Casinos · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 11 — 17:

Cape Town, South Africa

— 8 nights

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Change things up with a short trip to Wine Tours & Tastings in Stellenbosch (about 46 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, kick back and relax at Clifton Beaches, take in the awesome beauty at Signal Hill, and look for all kinds of wild species at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Cape Town trip site.

Fly from Johannesburg to Cape Town in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Cape Town are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Durban.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 17 — 25:

Durban, South Africa

— 6 nights

Surf City

Sunny weather and golden beaches await you on a vacation in Durban, a busy port city on the Indian Ocean known for its outdoorsy atmosphere.
Change things up with these side-trips from Durban: Mac Nicol's Caravan Park (in Sihangwane), KartingKZN Galleria (in Amanzimtoti) and Willard Beach (in Ballito). Next up on the itinerary: meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, admire the natural beauty at Durban Botanic Gardens, cool off at uShaka Marine World, and try to win big at Giba Gorge Horse Trails.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Durban day trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Cape Town to Durban takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Cape Town in December: high temperatures in Durban hover around 34°C and lows are around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to fly to Tofo.

Things to do in Durban

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 31:

Tofo, Mozambique

— 1 night
Historically a fishing village governed by Portuguese colonists, Tofo has become a top destination for adventurers, divers, and marine life lovers.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Marine Megafauna Foundation and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see more things to do and more tourist information, use the Tofo road trip planning app.

Getting from Durban to Tofo by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive. In December, daily temperatures in Tofo can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Mozambique Island.

Things to do in Tofo

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 1:
Highlights from your trip

Mozambique Island, Mozambique

— 1 night
Once a capital of Portuguese East Africa, the World Heritage-listed Island of Mozambique today ranks among Mozambique's fastest-growing tourist destinations.
On the 2nd (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Sao Sebastiao Peninsula, then contemplate the long history of Fortaleza de Sao Sebastiao, and then admire the masterpieces at Governor's Palace Museum.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Mozambique Island trip builder website.

Do a combination of flight and car from Tofo to Mozambique Island in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Tofo in January, Mozambique Island is a bit warmer at night with lows of 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kigali.

Things to do in Mozambique Island

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 2:

Kigali, Rwanda

— 4 nights
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.
Spend the 4th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Kigali Genocide Memorial, take in the exciting artwork at Niyo Arts Gallery, explore the world behind art at MAMA Rwanda Hostel, and learn about all things military at Campaign Against Genocide Museum.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Kigali itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Mozambique Island to Kigali takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Mozambique Island in January, things will get a bit cooler in Kigali: highs are around 32°C and lows about 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Kampala.

Things to do in Kigali

Museums · Shopping · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 7:

Kampala, Uganda

— 5 nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Entebbe (Off-Road Tours & Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Centre). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, soar above the sights with Great Adventures Uganda, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gaddafi National Mosque, and browse the different shops at The Acacia Mall.

To find ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Kampala trip builder website.

Traveling by flight from Kigali to Kampala takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kigali to Kampala. In January in Kampala, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kampala

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 7 — 12:

Tanzania travel guide

4.1
Safaris · Beaches · Geologic Formations
Though the size and scale of Tanzania may be overwhelming, the people make it a personable and easy-going place to visit. The bigger cities not only offer good connections to the main natural attractions, but also feature bustling markets where locals sell fresh produce, snacks, and crafts. Smaller villages retain their long-held customs, beliefs, and artistic traditions. With the continent's highest peak, and some of the most animal-rich safaris available, Tanzania holidays tend to dart between the big and bold, and the personal and low-key.

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.

Zimbabwe travel guide

4.3
Waterfalls · Zipline · Bridges
Tourism in Zimbabwe experienced a boost after the country's turbulent recent history seemed to settle down. Waterfalls, "Big Five" national parks, and the Eastern Highlands provide contrasting but complementary images of southern Africa, with the growing tourism infrastructure helping visitors see the best of what the country offers. Though corruption and unemployment remain everyday problems, the vast majority of Zimbabweans are a welcoming bunch, proud of the natural riches and culture of their hopeful country.

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.

Mozambique travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Architectural Buildings · Flea Markets
Still relatively unvisited by international tourists, Mozambique boasts plenty of natural and cultural charms that could easy make it into a major vacation destination. The beaches of the south come in all shapes and sizes, while the less-visited north offers island archipelagos and untouched coral reefs. The colonial architecture of the main urban areas complements the colorful African heritage that still holds sway here, with the region's art, cuisine, and music ensuring each trip to Mozambique allows the visitor to appreciate the country's distinct culture and vast landscape.