28 days in Africa Itinerary

28 days in Africa Itinerary

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Marrakech, Morocco
— 4 nights
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Cape Town, South Africa
— 6 nights
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Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 4 nights
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Johannesburg, South Africa
— 4 nights
Fly to Seronera, Taxi to Ngorongoro Conservation Area
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Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
— 2 nights
Drive
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Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
— 4 nights
Drive to Nairobi, Fly to Giza
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Giza, Egypt
— 3 nights
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Marrakech, Morocco — 4 nights

Red City

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.
Spend the 6th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, examine the collection at Marrakech Museum, contemplate the long history of Palacio da Bahia, and slough off your stress at Turkish baths.

Plan trip to Marrakech with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Marrakech is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Marrakech is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Amsterdam in January, you will find days in Marrakech are warmer (22°C), and nights are a bit warmer (6°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Cape Town.
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Cape Town, South Africa — 6 nights

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Cape Town is known for nature, sightseeing, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Cape Point, stroll through Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, admire all the interesting features of Robben Island Museum, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Two Oceans Aquarium.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Cape Town holiday planner.

Fly from Marrakech to Cape Town in 21.5 hours. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time to South Africa Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Marrakech in January, expect nights in Cape Town to be warmer, around 20°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Kruger National Park.
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Kruger National Park, South Africa — 4 nights

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.
Explore Kruger National Park's surroundings by going to Kumbaya Home Decor (in Hoedspruit), Kruger National Park (in Nelspruit) and Qualito Craft Distillery (in Phalaborwa). Spend the 16th (Mon) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Sweni Wilderness Trail and stroll through Bushmans Trail.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Kruger National Park day trip app.

You can fly from Cape Town to Kruger National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Johannesburg.
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Johannesburg, South Africa — 4 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.
When in Johannesburg, make a side trip to see 7th Heaven Scuba in Krugersdorp, approximately Krugersdorp away. Pack the 21st (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Gold Reef City. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, gain some tasty knowledge on Time Anchor Distillery, try your luck at Montecasino, and go for a walk through The Wilds Nature Reserve.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Johannesburg driving holiday website.

Fly from Kruger National Park to Johannesburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Johannesburg are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
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Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania — 2 nights

You can discover Tanzania's varied plant and animal life on a tour of Ngorongoro Conservation Area, a World Heritage Site known for its massive volcanic caldera.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Ngorongoro Crater. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Olduvai Gorge.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area online holiday planner.

Getting from Johannesburg to Ngorongoro Conservation Area by combination of flight and taxi takes about 14 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Johannesburg to Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Maasai Mara National Reserve.
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Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya — 4 nights

Home to the Great Migration and Africa's exceptional wildlife, Maasai Mara is a must on a Kenya itinerary.
Spend the 25th (Wed) surrounded by wildlife at Olare Orok Conservancy. Spend the 27th (Fri) surrounded by wildlife at Mara Triangle. It doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Ol Kinyei Conservancy.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Maasai Mara National Reserve tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Maasai Mara National Reserve in 9 hours. In January in Maasai Mara National Reserve, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Giza.
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Giza, Egypt — 3 nights

Situated on the Nile riverfront, the city of Giza remains best known for its pyramid complex.
Step out of Giza to go to Saqqara and see Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, which is approximately 34 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Great Sphinx, examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay, and take in the exciting artwork at Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Centre.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Giza day trip website.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Giza in 14.5 hours. Another option is to drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Giza due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Maasai Mara National Reserve in January, you will find days in Giza are little chillier (21°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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