60 days in Africa Itinerary

60 days in Africa Itinerary

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Livingstone, Zambia
— 2 nights
Drive to Victoria Falls, Fly to Windhoek
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Windhoek, Namibia
— 2 nights
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Swakopmund, Namibia
— 5 nights
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Cape Town, South Africa
— 8 nights
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Johannesburg, South Africa
— 6 nights
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Mulanje, Malawi
— 1 night
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Nairobi, Kenya
— 7 nights
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Mombasa, Kenya
— 5 nights
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
— 3 nights
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Port Sudan, Sudan
— 1 night
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Cairo, Egypt
— 6 nights
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Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 6 nights
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Livingstone, Zambia

— 2 nights
Tourism in Livingstone, a town nestled on the Zimbabwean border, thrives largely thanks to the nearby Victoria Falls.
Visiting Victoria Falls and Helicopter Tours will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, see the interesting displays at Railway Museum, view the masterpieces at The National Art Gallery, Livingstone, and get engrossed in the history at Livingstone Museum.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Livingstone trip itinerary tool.

London, UK to Livingstone is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Livingstone. August in Livingstone sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Windhoek.

Things to do in Livingstone

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

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Find places to stay Aug 1 — 4:

Windhoek, Namibia

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): browse the eclectic array of goods at Namibia Craft Centre, tour the pleasant surroundings at Deadvlei, and then tee off at Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis. On the next day, stroll through NamibRand Nature Reserve and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Windhoek trip itinerary maker site.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Livingstone to Windhoek in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, car, and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Livingstone to Windhoek due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Livingstone in August since evenings lows in Windhoek dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 4 — 6:

Swakopmund, Namibia

— 5 nights
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.
Visiting Spitzkoppe and Nature & Wildlife Tours will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Swakopmund side-trips: Gobabeb (Dorob National Park & Gobabeb Desert Research Station). There's much more to do: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, look for gifts at Die Muschel, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dune 7, and enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach Leisure Park.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Swakopmund trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Windhoek to Swakopmund takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Windhoek in August: highs in Swakopmund hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 6 — 11:

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and Clifton Beaches. Get in touch with nature at Cape Point and Abseil Africa. Change things up with these side-trips from Cape Town: West Coast National Park (in West Coast National Park) and Wine Tours & Tastings (in Stellenbosch). There's lots more to do: hike along Platteklip Gorge, take in the awesome beauty at Signal Hill, take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, and get to know the fascinating history of Maclear's Beacon.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Cape Town trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Swakopmund to Cape Town takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Africa Time to South Africa Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from Swakopmund, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Cape Town, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 11 — 19:

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.
Visiting Ukutula Conservation Center and Central Park Trails will get you outdoors. Explore Johannesburg's surroundings by going to Lion and Safari Park (in Broederstroom) and National Library of South Africa (in Pretoria). There's much more to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, steep yourself in history at Nelson Mandela Foundation, see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, and learn about all things military at South African National Museum of Military History.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Johannesburg trip itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Cape Town to Johannesburg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Cape Town, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Johannesburg, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Mulanje.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums · Wildlife · Fun & Games · Casinos

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 19 — 25:

Mulanje, Malawi

— 1 night
Mulanje is a town in the Southern Region, Malawi close to the border of Mozambique. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Mulanje.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Mulanje trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Johannesburg to Mulanje takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Johannesburg in August: high temperatures in Mulanje hover around 31°C and lows are around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Nairobi.

Things to do in Mulanje

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 26:
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Nairobi, Kenya

— 7 nights

Green City in the Sun

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Nairobi National Park and David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Giraffe Centre, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Elephant Hill, get interesting insight from Tours, and see the interesting displays at Karen Blixen Museum.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Nairobi day trip tool.

You can fly from Mulanje to Nairobi in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Mulanje to Nairobi, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Mulanje in August: highs in Nairobi hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Mombasa.

Things to do in Nairobi

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 26 — Sep 2:

Mombasa, Kenya

— 5 nights
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.
Get outdoors at Diani Beach and Safaris. Get out of town with these interesting Mombasa side-trips: Fishing Charters & Tours (in Diani Beach), Local Ocean Conservation (in Watamu) and Gede Ruins (in Gede). Spend the 5th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: stroll through Haller Park and stop by Imani Collective.

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You can fly from Nairobi to Mombasa in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Nairobi in September, with highs in Mombasa at 34°C and lows at 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Addis Ababa.

Things to do in Mombasa

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 2 — 7:

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

— 3 nights

City of Humans

A sprawling metropolis and home to millions of Ethiopians, Addis Ababa houses many international organizations, embassies, and commissions, making it a diplomatic, political, and economic hub of the country.
Get outdoors at Photography Tours and Horseback Riding Tours. The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Entoto, take a peaceful walk through Menagesha Suba Forest Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Cathedral, and look for gifts at Salem's Ethiopia.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Addis Ababa online visit planner.

You can fly from Mombasa to Addis Ababa in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Mombasa in September, things will get a bit cooler in Addis Ababa: highs are around 25°C and lows about 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Port Sudan.

Things to do in Addis Ababa

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 10:

Port Sudan, Sudan

— 1 night
Port Sudan is a port city in eastern Sudan, and the capital of the state of Red Sea., it has 489,725 residents. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): walk around Sanganeb National Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Port Sudan trip site.

You can fly from Addis Ababa to Port Sudan in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Addis Ababa to Port Sudan is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Port Sudan

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 11:
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Cairo, Egypt

— 6 nights

City of a Thousand Minarets

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cairo side-trips: Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids (in Saqqara) and Giza (Great Sphinx & Pyramids of Giza). The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, view the masterpieces at Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Centre, and walk around Al-Azhar Park.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Cairo trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Port Sudan to Cairo takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daily temperatures in Cairo can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 11 — 17:

Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

— 6 nights

City of Peace

An enviable location on the southern end of the Sinai Peninsula and year-round warm weather boost tourism in Sharm El Sheikh and make it one of Egypt's premier travel destinations.
We've included these beaches for you: Na'ama Bay and Shark's Bay Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Jackson Reef. Venture out of the city with trips to Dahab (Blue Lagoon & Coral Reefs). And it doesn't end there: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, ponder the design of Soho Square Dancing Fountain, take in the spiritual surroundings of Al Mustafa Mosque, and buy something for everyone on your list at SOHO Square.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Sharm El Sheikh holiday website.

Fly from Cairo to Sharm El Sheikh in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Cairo in September since evenings lows in Sharm El Sheikh dip to 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 17 — 23:

Hurghada, Egypt

— 6 nights
Originally a small fishing town on the Red Sea coast, Hurghada developed into Egypt's premier beach destination thanks to its year-round sunny weather and world-class dive sites.
Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Giftun Islands will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, go for a stroll along the water at Hurghada Marina, and see the vivid underwater world at Carless Reef.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Hurghada trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or ride a ferry. In September, daytime highs in Hurghada are 43°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Hurghada

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 29:

Zambia travel guide

3.9
Geologic Formations · Waterfalls · Nature & Parks
Air Conditioned State
Landlocked Zambia remains best known, a little counter intuitively perhaps, for its bodies of water. Three large rivers run through the country, with most of the big urban areas and smaller settlements sticking close to waterways and the valleys they've cut over millennia. Holidays in Zambia are adventurous affairs, with real planning required to get the most out of the country--foreign visitors find the infrastructure lacking and familiar comforts practically nonexistent. Traditional villages remain the most culturally rewarding places to visit in Zambia, while superlative natural features include animal-rich national parks and picturesque waterfalls.

Namibia travel guide

4.1
Nature & Parks · Deserts · Landmarks
Land of the Brave
Since gaining independence from South Africa in 1990, Namibia has sought to rival its neighbor in terms of tourist appeal. While it hasn't yet gotten up to the numbers of South Africa, Namibia tourism sector has plenty to work with. The desert and mountainous areas represent a real source of appeal, with species of classic African game animals, such as desert lions, zebras, and elephants real highlights of safaris through the national parks. Namibians are rightly proud of their country, and the myriad traditional villages, colonial German towns, and lively urban centers all deserve your attention.

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.

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.

Kenya travel guide

4.3
Nature & Parks · National Parks · Safaris
The savannahs of Kenya contain some of the most iconic sights in Africa, stirred in the minds of many when they think of the continent. Big cats, elephants, and rhinos remain major inhabitants of this vast country, with a number of safari centers running trips across the region's World Heritage-listed national parks. Trips to rural villages, where many travelers choose to join up various volunteer projects, represent some of the most inspiring and enriching things to do in Kenya.

Ethiopia travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · National Parks · Ruins
Abyssinia
One of the oldest countries in the world, Ethiopia was the only African nation not to fall under colonial control. The continued independence left the country with a wealth of undisturbed historical sites and cultural practices--reasons enough to plan a vacation in Ethiopia. Ancient ruins, hill tribes, wild forest areas, gushing rivers, and depressions filled with active volcanoes represent just some of the many Ethiopia attractions worthy of your attention.

Sudan travel guide

3.9
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Ruins
Splitting with South Sudan in 2011, Sudan remains a vast, diverse place. Desert and savannah landscapes dominate much of the north and south, while the east and west are primarily mountainous. Ancient Nubian ruins dot the desert areas in the north, with the section close to the Nile once home to great and powerful kingdoms. The main cities offer an array of interesting and evocative Islamic sites, with many centuries-old mosques and religious schools and market squares--all worthy of addition on a comprehensive Sudan itinerary.

Egypt travel guide

4.5
Ruins · Scuba & Snorkeling · Monuments
Gift of the Nile
The land of pharaohs, pyramids, sphinxes, and papyrus, Egypt needs little by way of introduction. Visitors find more than a textbook readout of ancient history when visiting the country--the power, scale, art, and mysticism of its centuries-old culture bleed out from each landmark attraction and seep into the everyday life. Bustling markets, the slow-flowing Nile, the vast desert, and inspiring archeological sites often sit right alongside palaces of great excess and historical importance. All ensure you have plenty to see and do during your vacation in Egypt. In the wake of the Arab Spring in 2011, travel to certain areas where conflict and terrorism are deemed likely remains inadvisable for foreign visitors.