60 days in Africa Itinerary

60 days in Africa Itinerary

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60 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Nosy Be, Madagascar
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Hoedspruit, South Africa
— 5 nights
bus + taxi:  2​h 30​min
3
Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 6 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Nelspruit, South Africa
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Cape Town, South Africa
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 6 nights
Fly:  21​h 15​min
7
Marrakech, Morocco
— 5 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
8
Cairo, Egypt
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
9
Luxor, Egypt
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
10
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
11
Nairobi, Kenya
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h 45​min
12
Praslin Island, Seychelles
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h 30​min
13
Saint-Leu, Reunion Island
— 6 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Nosy Be, Madagascar

3
nights
Johannesburg, South Africa

Johannesburg ©
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.
Johannesburg is known for museums, wildlife, theme parks, shopping, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, make a trip to Cycle Tour of Soweto including Lunch, steep yourself in history at Mandela House, and ponder the world of politics at Constitution Hill.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Johannesburg day trip planner.

Nosy Be, Madagascar to Johannesburg is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and taxi. Traveling from Nosy Be to Johannesburg, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, Johannesburg is slightly colder than Nosy Be - with highs of 32°C and lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Fun & Games Casinos Theme Parks

Side Trip

Montecasino
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Gold Reef City ©
Gold Reef City
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill

5
nights
Hoedspruit, South Africa

Hoedspruit ©
Hoedspruit offers proximity to Kruger National Park and features an airport, making it a popular jump-off point for a variety of tours and safaris.
Venture out of the city with trips to Phalaborwa (Qualito Craft Distillery & Safaris). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, view the masterpieces at iNyoka Art Gallery, and head outdoors with Siyafunda Conservation.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Hoedspruit trip itinerary maker tool .

You can fly from Johannesburg to Hoedspruit in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Phalaborwa, Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve
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Kinyonga Reptile Center ©
Kinyonga Reptile Center
Safaris

6
nights
Kruger National Park, South Africa

Kruger National Park ©
One of Africa's largest game sanctuaries and part of UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere Program, Kruger National Park provides an immersive experience of wildlife.
Spend the 9th (Sat) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. There's still lots to do: stroll through Idube Game Reserve, hike along Wolhuter Wilderness Trail, get great views at Nkumbe View Site, and get outside with Wild Frontier Adventures.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kruger National Park trip itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of bus and taxi from Hoedspruit to Kruger National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. November in Kruger National Park sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Nelspruit.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Idube Game Reserve ©
Idube Game Reserve
Sweni Wilderness Trail ©
Sweni Wilderness Trail

3
nights
Nelspruit, South Africa

Nelspruit ©
Nestled on the banks of the Crocodile River, Nelspruit provides visitors with a convenient base point boasting two airports and an enviable location on the road between Johannesburg and the Mozambican border.
Get out of town with these interesting Nelspruit side-trips: Hazyview (Elephant Whispers, Safaris, & more). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Lowveld National Botanical Garden, tour the pleasant surroundings at Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary, and Head underground at Sudwala Caves.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Nelspruit visit app .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kruger National Park to Nelspruit in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Kruger National Park in November, expect nights in Nelspruit to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are slightly colder, around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Nelspruit

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Hazyview
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Elephant Whispers ©
Elephant Whispers
Perry's Bridge Reptile Park ©
Perry's Bridge Reptile Park
Safaris

6
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.
Attractions like Cape Point and Victoria & Alfred Waterfront make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Signal Hill, observe the fascinating underwater world at Two Oceans Aquarium, and examine the collection at District Six Museum.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Cape Town travel planner .

Getting from Nelspruit to Cape Town by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Cape Town can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Chapman's Peak Drive
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony

6
nights
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

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, wildlife, zoos & aquariums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Victoria Falls online tour planner .

Traveling by flight from Cape Town to Victoria Falls takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Cape Town in November, things will get somewhat warmer in Victoria Falls: highs are around 38°C and lows about 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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Safaris
Victoria Falls Snake Park ©
Victoria Falls Snake Park

5
nights
Marrakech, Morocco

Marrakech ©
You won't run out of things to do in Marrakech, a city where you can spend days exploring grandiose palaces and mosques, photogenic gardens, sacred tombs, and traditional mansions that evoke a bygone era.
Change things up with a short trip to Le Paradis du Safran in Ourika (about 48 minutes away). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, explore the different monuments and memorials at Saadian Tombs, admire the landmark architecture of Koutoubia Mosque, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Marrakech trip itinerary planning tool .

You can fly from Victoria Falls to Marrakech in 21.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Victoria Falls to Marrakech. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Victoria Falls in November: high temperatures in Marrakech hover around 27°C and lows are around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trip

Le Paradis du Safran
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Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Menara Gardens and Pavilion ©
Menara Gardens and Pavilion
Jemaa el-Fnaa ©
Jemaa el-Fnaa

4
nights
Cairo, Egypt

Cairo ©
More than 20 million people call Cairo their home and, as soon as you set foot in the sprawling metropolis, it's evident they make it crowded and chaotic, but also exuberant and charming.
Venture out of the city with trips to Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, pause for some serene contemplation at St Simon the Tanner Monastery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay, and take a stroll through Islamic Cairo.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Cairo day trip planning tool .

You can fly from Marrakech to Cairo in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Marrakech to Cairo is 2 hours. Traveling from Marrakech in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 14°C in Cairo. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours

Side Trip

Giza
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids

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nights
Luxor, Egypt

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Step out of Luxor to go to Dendera and see Dendera Temple Complex, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Temple of Karnak, delve into the distant past at Tomb of Ramses VI, stroll the grounds of Valley of the Kings, and pause for some photo ops at Luxor Temple.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Luxor trip website .

You can fly from Cairo to Luxor in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Cairo in December: highs in Luxor hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Dendera Temple Complex, Valley of the Queens
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Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings
Medinet Habu ©
Medinet Habu

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nights
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

Maasai Mara National Reserve ©
Home to the Great Migration and Africa's exceptional wildlife, Maasai Mara is a must on a Kenya itinerary.
Spend the 14th (Sat) surrounded by wildlife at Olare Orok Conservancy. Spend the 16th (Mon) surrounded by wildlife at Mara Triangle. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Ol Kinyei Conservancy and tour the pleasant surroundings at Musiara Swamp.

For other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Maasai Mara National Reserve driving holiday planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Luxor to Maasai Mara National Reserve takes 18 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Eastern African Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Luxor in December, you will find days in Maasai Mara National Reserve are a bit cooler (23°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Nairobi.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Olare Orok Conservancy ©
Olare Orok Conservancy
Mara Triangle ©
Mara Triangle
Mara North Conservancy ©
Mara North Conservancy

3
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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.
Bring the kids along to David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and Giraffe Centre. The adventure continues: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nairobi National Park, admire the striking features of African Heritage House, stop by Ocean Sole (Flip the Flop), and see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Nairobi online trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Nairobi in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Traveling from Maasai Mara National Reserve in December, expect Nairobi to be a bit warmer, temps between 28°C and 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Praslin Island.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ©
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
Giraffe Centre ©
Giraffe Centre
Nairobi National Park ©
Nairobi National Park

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nights
Praslin Island, Seychelles

Praslin Island ©
Home to some of the Seychelles' finest beaches, Praslin Island offers visitors more than just sand and sea.
Kids will enjoy Anse Lazio and Petite Anse Kerlan. The adventure continues: head off the coast to Curieuse Island, stroll through Anse Georgette, and admire the verdant scenery at Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Praslin Island day trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Nairobi to Praslin Island in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry; or fly. Traveling from Nairobi to Praslin Island, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Nairobi in December, with highs in Praslin Island at 35°C and lows at 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Saint-Leu.

Things to do in Praslin Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Anse Lazio ©
Anse Lazio
Anse Georgette ©
Anse Georgette
Petite Anse Kerlan ©
Petite Anse Kerlan

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Saint-Leu, Reunion Island

Kids will enjoy Kelonia and Plage de l'Ermitage. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saint-Leu: Piton de Fournaise (in Saint-Benoit), La Roche Merveilleuse (in Cilaos) and Saint-Denis (Pas de Bellecombe & Room Escape Games).

To find photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Saint-Leu trip itinerary builder tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Praslin Island to Saint-Leu in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, flight, and bus; or fly. In December in Saint-Leu, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Saint-Leu

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Saint-Denis, Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains, Saint-Joseph, Canyoning, Envergure Reunion, Maido
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Kelonia ©
Kelonia
Plage de l'Ermitage ©
Plage de l'Ermitage

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