30 days in Africa Itinerary

30 days in Africa Itinerary

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Nairobi, Kenya
— 5 nights
Fly
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Arusha, Tanzania
— 4 nights
Fly
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Tarangire National Park, Tanzania
— 1 night
Drive
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Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
— 2 nights
Drive
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Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
— 2 nights
Fly
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Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania
— 2 nights
Drive
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Moshi, Tanzania
— 2 nights
Fly
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Nungwi, Tanzania
— 2 nights
Shuttle
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Paje, Tanzania
— 2 nights
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Drive to Abeid Amani Karume International Airport, Fly to Chileka International Airport, Drive to Mulanje
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Mulanje, Malawi
— 2 nights
Fly
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Livingstone, Zambia
— 5 nights
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Nairobi, Kenya — 5 nights

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.
Spend the 17th (Tue) exploring nature at Nairobi National Park. Spend the 19th (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's lots more to do: stroll through Giraffe Centre, see Off-Road Tours, look for gifts at Penny Winter Boutique, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Nairobi day trip site.

If you are flying in from Kenya, the closest major aiport is Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. In May, daytime highs in Nairobi are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Arusha.
Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
Side Trip
Find places to stay May 17 — 22:

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.
Spend the 24th (Tue) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. Make the 25th (Wed) a memorable day with a climbing tour. There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, get in touch with nature with Kandoo Adventures, and examine the collection at The Tanzanite Experience.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Arusha online tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Nairobi to Arusha takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can fly to Tarangire National Park.
Tours · Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife
Side Trip
Find places to stay May 22 — 26:

Tarangire National Park, Tanzania — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): stroll through Tarangire National Park.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Tarangire National Park trip maker app.

Getting from Arusha to Tarangire National Park by flight takes about 2.5 hours. In May in Tarangire National Park, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
Wildlife · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay May 26 — 27:
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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.
On the 28th (Sat), explore the striking landscape at Ngorongoro Crater. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Olduvai Gorge and then make a trip to The Engare Sero Footprint Site.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Ngorongoro Conservation Area route planner.

You can drive from Tarangire National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area in 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can go by car to Serengeti National Park.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 27 — 29:

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania — 2 nights

Few adventures in the world invoke such vivid natural imagery as a trip to Serengeti National Park, a World Heritage Site known for its diverse animal life and memorable scenery.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Naabi Hill and then stroll through Retima Hippo Pool. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Seronera.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Serengeti National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Serengeti National Park takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Kilimanjaro National Park.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay May 29 — 31:

Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania — 2 nights

On the 1st (Wed), head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Kilimanjaro.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kilimanjaro National Park driving holiday planner.

Getting from Serengeti National Park to Kilimanjaro National Park by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Moshi.
Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors
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Moshi, Tanzania — 2 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.
On the 3rd (Fri), see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour. On your second day here, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Moshi road trip planning site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kilimanjaro National Park to Moshi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to fly to Nungwi.
Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jun 2 — 4:
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Nungwi, Tanzania — 2 nights

Renowned for its sandy coast lined with mangroves and palm trees, Nungwi offers visitors a variety of restaurants, bars, and accommodations.
On the 5th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah's Rock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Mnarani Marine Turtles Conservation Pond and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Nungwi vacation site.

Fly from Moshi to Nungwi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi; or do a combination of train, ferry, and taxi. In June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Paje.
Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors
Side Trip
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Paje, Tanzania — 2 nights

Located on the island of Unguja, the quaint village of Paje lies on a shallow sandy lagoon, which attracts swarms of kitesurfing enthusiasts and marine life lovers.
On the 7th (Tue), see some colorful creatures with Rising Sun Dive Center and then enjoy the sand and surf at Jambiani Beach.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Paje day trip tool.

Traveling by shuttle from Nungwi to Paje takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June in Paje, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. On the 8th (Wed), you'll travel to Mulanje.
Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Beaches
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jun 6 — 8:
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Mulanje, Malawi — 2 nights

Mulanje is a town in the Southern Region, Malawi close to the border of Mozambique. Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Mulanje.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Mulanje holiday builder tool.

Explore your travel options from Paje to Mulanje with the Route module. The time zone changes from East Africa Time to Central Africa Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Paje in June: high temperatures in Mulanje hover around 28°C and lows are around 17°C. On the 10th (Fri), you'll travel to Livingstone.
Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 8 — 10:
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Livingstone, Zambia — 5 nights

Tourism in Livingstone, a town nestled on the Zimbabwean border, thrives largely thanks to the nearby Victoria Falls.
Livingstone is known for nature, adventure, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Victoria Falls, get outside with The Explorer Club, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and relax and rejuvenate at Namakau's Health Spa.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Livingstone road trip planning tool.

Fly from Mulanje to Livingstone in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Mulanje in June, with highs in Livingstone at 24°C and lows at 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Museums · Tours · Outdoors · Adventure
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jun 10 — 15:

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.

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.

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.