27 days in Cape Town & Nairobi Itinerary

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Cape Town, South Africa
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Nairobi, Kenya
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Cape Town, South Africa — 14 nights

Mother City

Robben Island Museum and Maclear's Beacon will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from the city and head to Cape Point and Abseil Africa. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cape Town: Pringle Bay Beach (in Pringle Bay), Phillipskop Mountain Reserve (in Stanford) and Shark Diving (in Gansbaai). And it doesn't end there: hike along Platteklip Gorge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Groote Kerk, take in the awesome beauty at Lion's Head, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Signal Hill.

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London, UK to Cape Town is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to South Africa Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from London in July, things will get slightly colder in Cape Town: highs are around 20°C and lows about 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Nairobi.
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Nairobi, Kenya — 10 nights

Green City in the Sun

Karen Blixen Coffee Garden and Cottages and Nairobi War Cemetery will appeal to history buffs. Escape the urban bustle at Nairobi National Park and Safaris. Take a break from Nairobi with a short trip to Mount Longonot in Maai Mahiu, about 1h 45 min away. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, see Off-Road Tours, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and hike along Ngong Hills.

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You can fly from Cape Town to Nairobi in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cape Town to Nairobi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cape Town in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Nairobi: highs are around 26°C and lows about 16°C. On the 1st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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