16 days in Africa Itinerary

16 days in Africa Itinerary

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Cairo, Egypt
— 3 nights
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Luxor, Egypt
— 1 night
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Nairobi, Kenya
— 1 night
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Amboseli National Park, Kenya
— 1 night
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Fly to Nairobi Wilson, Shuttle to Naivasha, Drive to Lake Nakuru National Park
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Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya
— 2 nights
Drive to Kisumu, Fly to Maasai Mara National Reserve
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Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
— 1 night
Fly to Livingstone, Drive to Victoria Falls
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 1 night
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Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 1 night
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Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 1 day
Drive to Hendrik Van Eck Airport, Fly to Washington

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Cairo, Egypt — 3 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): get the adrenaline pumping with Desert Adventures Egypt and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, trot along with a tour on horseback, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al-Azhar Mosque.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Cairo road trip planning website.

Washington, USA to Cairo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Washington in August, expect Cairo to be a bit warmer, temps between 96°F and 78°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Luxor.
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Find places to stay Aug 28 — 31:

Luxor, Egypt — 1 night

A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): see the world from above with a helicopter tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get advice or help at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt, explore the ancient world of Temple of Amun, then delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak, and finally browse for treasures at Nobles Art Gallery.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Luxor trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Cairo to Luxor by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. When traveling from Cairo in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Luxor, with highs around 107°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to fly to Nairobi.
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Nairobi, Kenya — 1 night

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.
On the 2nd (Fri), take an exotic tour of a safari tour. On your second day here, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Nairobi travel planning app.

Traveling by flight from Luxor to Nairobi takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Luxor to Nairobi is 1 hour. Traveling from Luxor in September, you will find days in Nairobi are cooler (77°F), and nights are slightly colder (58°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to fly to Amboseli National Park.
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Amboseli National Park, Kenya — 1 night

On a tour of Amboseli National Park, you can discover Kenya's diverse wildlife while enjoying stunning views of Mount Kilimanjaro in the distance.
Planning Amboseli National Park trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.

You can fly from Nairobi to Amboseli National Park in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from Nairobi in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Amboseli National Park: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 62°F at night. On the 4th (Sun), you're off to Lake Nakuru National Park.
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Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Baboons & Vervits.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Lake Nakuru National Park trip tool.

Getting from Amboseli National Park to Lake Nakuru National Park by combination of flight, shuttle, and car takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Amboseli National Park in September: high temperatures in Lake Nakuru National Park hover around 78°F and lows are around 51°F. You'll set off for Maasai Mara National Reserve on the 6th (Tue).
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Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya — 1 night

Home to the Great Migration and Africa's exceptional wildlife, Maasai Mara is a must on a Kenya itinerary.
To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Maasai Mara National Reserve trip site.

Do a combination of car and flight from Lake Nakuru National Park to Maasai Mara National Reserve in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Lake Nakuru National Park in September, you will find days in Maasai Mara National Reserve are slightly colder (59°F), and nights are about the same (48°F). You'll set off for Victoria Falls on the 7th (Wed).
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): take a memorable tour with Tours, get a taste of life in the country at Crocodile Park Victoria Falls, snap pictures at Victoria Falls Bridge, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Victoria Falls Snake Park, and finally take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour. Keep things going the next day: take a memorable tour with Tours, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then explore the striking landscape of Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, and finally stroll through The Big Tree.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Victoria Falls trip itinerary planning site.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Victoria Falls in 23 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from East Africa Time to Central Africa Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Maasai Mara National Reserve in September, plan for much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Victoria Falls: temperatures range from 90°F by day to 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Chobe National Park.
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Chobe National Park, Botswana — 1 night

A trip to Chobe National Park awakens the naturalist in every traveler and opens numerous possibilities for adventure.
For more things to do and more tourist information, read our Chobe National Park online day trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Victoria Falls to Chobe National Park. On the 10th (Sat), you're off to Kruger National Park.
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Kruger National Park, South Africa — 1 day

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.
On the 11th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Olifants Wilderness Trail and then trek along Wolhuter Wilderness Trail.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Kruger National Park journey builder site.

Explore your travel options from Chobe National Park to Kruger National Park with the Route module. September in Kruger National Park sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.
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Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 11:

Nile River Valley travel guide

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Historic Sites · Monuments · Cemeteries
Nile River Valley represents one of the most popular tourist attractions in the world, which supported human life as early as 5500 BCE. A tour of Nile River Valley includes visiting some of Egypt's best preserved ancient tombs, temples, and cities, as well as observing both the barren deserts and the fertile fields of corn, sugar cane, sesame, and alfalfa. Boats regularly cruise the waterway and visitors can choose between short trips to get a sense of the river's importance and magnitude, and weeklong excursions designed to provide a deeper insight into the country's history, topography, and cultural heritage.
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