31 days in Africa Itinerary

31 days in Africa Itinerary

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Marrakech, Morocco
— 4 nights
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Cape Town, South Africa
— 4 nights
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Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 5 nights
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Hoedspruit, South Africa
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nelspruit, South Africa
— 1 night
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Johannesburg, South Africa
— 2 nights
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 4 nights
Fly to Nairobi, Drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area
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Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
— 2 nights
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Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
— 4 nights
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Nairobi, Kenya
— 2 nights
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Marrakech, Morocco — 4 nights

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 3rd (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at High Atlas Mountains, get to know the fascinating history of Menara Gardens and Pavilion, and admire the landmark architecture of Saadian Tombs.

To see reviews and other tourist information, refer to the Marrakech day trip planner.

Manchester, UK to Marrakech is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Manchester in July, plan for much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Marrakech: temperatures range from 44°C by day to 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Cape Town.
Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Historic Sites
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Cape Town, South Africa — 4 nights

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, examine the collection at District Six Museum, go for a stroll along the water at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Cape Town trip itinerary website.

You can fly from Marrakech to Cape Town in 21.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Marrakech to Cape Town is 2 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Marrakech in July; daily highs in Cape Town reach 20°C and lows reach 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Kruger National Park.
Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 9:

Kruger National Park, South Africa — 5 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.
Spend the 14th (Thu) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. There's lots more to do: get great views at Nkumbe View Site, stroll through Olifants Wilderness Trail, and hike along Sweni Wilderness Trail.

For photos and other tourist information, read Kruger National Park travel website.

Getting from Cape Town to Kruger National Park by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cape Town in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Kruger National Park, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Hoedspruit.
Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 14:

Hoedspruit, South Africa — 2 nights

Hoedspruit offers proximity to Kruger National Park and features an airport, making it a popular jump-off point for a variety of tours and safaris.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Kingfisher Gallery and then stroll through Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre. On your second day here, take in the exciting artwork at iNyoka Art Gallery, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then stop by Kumbaya Home Decor.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Hoedspruit online trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Kruger National Park to Hoedspruit takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daytime highs in Hoedspruit are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can drive to Nelspruit.
Shopping · Museums · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 16:

Nelspruit, South Africa — 1 night

Nestled on the banks of the Crocodile River, Nelspruit provides visitors with a convenient base point boasting two airports and an enviable location on the road between Johannesburg and the Mozambican border.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary, explore the fascinating underground world of Sudwala Caves, and then admire the natural beauty at Lowveld National Botanical Garden.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Nelspruit trip planning tool.

You can drive from Hoedspruit to Nelspruit in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and flight. In July, daytime highs in Nelspruit are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Johannesburg.
Parks · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 17:

Johannesburg, South Africa — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): learn about all things military at South African National Museum of Military History and then gain some tasty knowledge on Time Anchor Distillery. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Apartheid Museum and then steep yourself in history at Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Johannesburg trip builder.

Fly from Nelspruit to Johannesburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Johannesburg when traveling from Nelspruit in July, with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to fly to Victoria Falls.
Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 19:

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe — 4 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.
Victoria Falls is known for nature, adventure, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Victoria Falls Snake Park, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and wander the wide-open spaces of Crocodile Park Victoria Falls.

To find out how to plan a trip to Victoria Falls, use our trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Johannesburg in July: high temperatures in Victoria Falls hover around 28°C and lows are around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
Parks · Shopping · Nature · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 23:

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Ngorongoro Crater. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Olduvai Gorge.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Victoria Falls to Ngorongoro Conservation Area in 15 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Central Africa Time to East Africa Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. On the 25th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Maasai Mara National Reserve.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 25:

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 26th (Tue) surrounded by wildlife at Olare Orok Conservancy. Spend the 27th (Wed) surrounded by wildlife at Mara Triangle. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Musiara Swamp.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Maasai Mara National Reserve driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Maasai Mara National Reserve takes 9 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to fly to Nairobi.
Parks · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 29:

Nairobi, Kenya — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nairobi National Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Nairobi trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Nairobi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. In July in Nairobi, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 16°C at night. You will leave for home on the 31st (Sun).
Parks · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 29 — 31:
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