29 days in Africa Itinerary

29 days in Africa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Africa sightseeing planner
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Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, Fly to Arusha
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Arusha, Tanzania
— 4 nights
Shuttle
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Moshi, Tanzania
— 3 nights
Fly
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Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 5 nights
Ferry to Dar es Salaam, Fly to Mulanje
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Mulanje, Malawi
— 1 night
Drive to Tete, Fly to Tofo
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Tofo, Mozambique
— 1 night
Fly
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Vilanculos, Mozambique
— 3 nights
Fly
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Maputo, Mozambique
— 2 nights
Fly
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Victoria Falls, Zambia
— 1 night
Drive
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 7 nights
Fly

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Arusha, Tanzania — 4 nights

Nestled in the verdant foothills of Mount Meru, Arusha remains the primary gateway and jump-off point for safaris into several national parks.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Tanzanite Experience and Masai Central Market. Kids will appreciate attractions like Ngurdoto Crater and Shanga & Shanga Foundation. The adventure continues: soar above the sights with a balloon tour, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Arusha trip planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Arusha is an approximately 14-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. Traveling from Brussels to Arusha, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. July in Arusha sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to catch the shuttle to Moshi.
Tours · Outdoors · Nature · Shopping
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 5:

Moshi, Tanzania — 3 nights

Situated in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro, the sleepy town of Moshi provides tourist with a safe and pleasant place to stay in while touring the region or braving Africa's highest mountain.
Take a break from the city and head to Balloon Rides and Kikuletwa Hotsprings. Step off the beaten path and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Mama Africa Giftshop. Next up on the itinerary: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Moshi sightseeing planner.

Take a shuttle from Arusha to Moshi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can fly to Zanzibar City.
Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 8:

Zanzibar City, Tanzania — 5 nights

Discover a myriad of attractions in Zanzibar City, like its World Heritage-listed historic core, charming beach villages, and the modern neighborhood of Ng'ambo.
Explore hidden gems such as Matemwe Beach and Fishing Charters & Tours. Family-friendly places like Uroa Bay and Mtoni Palace Ruins will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zanzibar City: Kuza Cave (in Jambiani) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Matemwe). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church Cathedral, stop by Aromas of Zanzibar, experience rural life at Zanzibar Spices and Heritage Centre, and take in nature's colorful creations at Forodhani Gardens.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Zanzibar City online trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Moshi to Zanzibar City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. July in Zanzibar City sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mulanje.
Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 13:

Mulanje, Malawi — 1 night

Mulanje is a town in the Southern Region, Malawi close to the border of Mozambique. On the 14th (Tue), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Mulanje.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Mulanje itinerary planner.

Getting from Zanzibar City to Mulanje by combination of ferry and flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, train, car, and bus; or do a combination of ferry, train, shuttle, car, and bus. Traveling from Zanzibar City to Mulanje, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Zanzibar City in July, expect Mulanje to be little chillier, temps between 28°C and 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Tofo.
Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 14:
Highlights from your trip

Tofo, Mozambique — 1 night

Historically a fishing village governed by Portuguese colonists, Tofo has become a top destination for adventurers, divers, and marine life lovers.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Barra Beach and then kick back and relax at Praia do Tofo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral da Nossa Senhora da Conceicao and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional de Bazaruto.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Tofo day trip planning website.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Mulanje to Tofo takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. July in Tofo sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Vilanculos.
Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Nature
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 16:

Vilanculos, Mozambique — 3 nights

Tourism in Vilanculos, a small town on the coast of Mozambique, owes much to its convenient location as a base for exploring the Bazaruto Archipelago, a national park.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Machilla Magic and Kayaking & Canoeing. Get in touch with nature at Safaris and Scuba & Snorkeling. There's more to do: delve into the distant past at Manyikeni.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Vilanculos online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Tofo to Vilanculos by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. July in Vilanculos sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. On the 19th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Maputo.
Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Adventure
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 19:

Maputo, Mozambique — 2 nights

Walking the broad, leafy avenues of Maputo, Mozambique's capital and bustling harbor city, you can discover numerous architectural gems and come to appreciate the area's Portuguese-influenced culture.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): head off the coast to Inhaca Island, then kick back and relax at Praia da Costa do Sol, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroquia Santo Antonio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado Central de Maputo, then browse the different shops at Maputo Shopping Center, then contemplate the long history of Vila Algarve, and finally steep yourself in history at Matola Raid Memorial.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Maputo travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Vilanculos to Maputo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Victoria Falls.
Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Nature
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 21:

Victoria Falls, Zambia — 1 night

Victoria Falls is a town in the province of Matabeleland North, Zimbabwe. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): admire all the interesting features of Mukuni Village.

Plan my day in Victoria Falls using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Fly from Maputo to Victoria Falls in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Victoria Falls when traveling from Maputo in July, with lows around 10°C. On the 22nd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Victoria Falls.
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 22:
Highlights from your trip

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe — 7 nights

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.
Bring the kids along to Scuba & Snorkeling and Prime Art Gallery. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Victoria Falls Snake Park and Elephant's Walk Shopping and Artist's Village. The adventure continues: wander the wide-open spaces of Crocodile Park Victoria Falls, take in the dramatic scenery at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, look for gifts at Cultural Vibes Music Shop, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Siduli Hide.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Victoria Falls journey builder site.

Victoria Falls is very close to Victoria Falls. In July, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 29:

Tanzania travel guide

4.1
Safaris · Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling
Though the size and scale of Tanzania may be overwhelming, the people make it a personable and easy-going place to visit. The bigger cities not only offer good connections to the main natural attractions, but also feature bustling markets where locals sell fresh produce, snacks, and crafts. Smaller villages retain their long-held customs, beliefs, and artistic traditions. With the continent's highest peak, and some of the most animal-rich safaris available, Tanzania holidays tend to dart between the big and bold, and the personal and low-key.

Malawi travel guide

4.1
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.

Mozambique travel guide

4.1
Scuba & Snorkeling · Architectural Buildings · Islands
Still relatively unvisited by international tourists, Mozambique boasts plenty of natural and cultural charms that could easy make it into a major vacation destination. The beaches of the south come in all shapes and sizes, while the less-visited north offers island archipelagos and untouched coral reefs. The colonial architecture of the main urban areas complements the colorful African heritage that still holds sway here, with the region's art, cuisine, and music ensuring each trip to Mozambique allows the visitor to appreciate the country's distinct culture and vast landscape.