31 days in Africa Itinerary

31 days in Africa Itinerary

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Nairobi, Kenya
— 2 nights
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Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
— 3 nights
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Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
— 1 night
Drive
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Tarangire National Park, Tanzania
— 2 nights
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Drive to Kilimanjaro International Airport, Fly to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport, Drive to Hazyview
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Hazyview, South Africa
— 2 nights
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Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 4 nights
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Cape Town, South Africa
— 4 nights
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Windhoek, Namibia
— 4 nights
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Marrakech, Morocco
— 4 nights
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Ouarzazate, Morocco
— 1 night
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Merzouga, Morocco
— 3 nights
Drive to Moulay Ali Cherif Airport, Fly to Erbil

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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.
On the 2nd (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Nairobi National Park. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Giraffe Centre, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, then examine the collection at Karen Blixen Museum, and finally see exotic creatures in open habitats at Flaneur 254 Travels.

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Erbil, Iraq to Nairobi is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Erbil in May: highs in Nairobi hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can fly to Maasai Mara National Reserve.
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Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Beaches
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Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya — 3 nights

Home to the Great Migration and Africa's exceptional wildlife, Maasai Mara is a must on a Kenya itinerary.
Escape the urban bustle at Mara Triangle and Olare Orok Conservancy. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Musiara Swamp.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Maasai Mara National Reserve trip app.

Traveling by flight from Nairobi to Maasai Mara National Reserve takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
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Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania — 1 night

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 7th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Ngorongoro Crater.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Ngorongoro Conservation Area itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Ngorongoro Conservation Area takes 9 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Tarangire National Park.
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Tarangire National Park, Tanzania — 2 nights

On the 8th (Sun), explore the striking landscape of Tarangire National Park.

To find ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Tarangire National Park travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Tarangire National Park takes 4 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Hazyview.
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Hazyview, South Africa — 2 nights

A gateway to the popular Kruger National Park, Hazyview boasts an enviable location in South Africa's lowveld, surrounded by a staggering number of both natural and historic sites.
On the 10th (Tue), take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Perry's Bridge Reptile Park, then stroll through Seronera Crocodile Farm, and finally steep yourself in history at Shangana Cultural Village. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant Whispers, then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Elephant Sanctuary, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Hazyview day trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Tarangire National Park to Hazyview. The time zone difference when traveling from Tarangire National Park to Hazyview is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Tarangire National Park in May, plan for little chillier nights in Hazyview, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park and Wolhuter Wilderness Trail. Venture out of the city with trips to Kruger National Park (in Nelspruit) and Kumbaya Home Decor (in Hoedspruit). There's lots more to do: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, hike along Bushmans Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Olifants Wilderness Trail.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kruger National Park road trip planner.

Drive from Hazyview to Kruger National Park in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Cape Town.
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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.
Visiting Cape Point and Clifton Beaches will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, admire all the interesting features of Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, observe the fascinating underwater world at Two Oceans Aquarium, and admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Cape Town trip planner.

You can fly from Kruger National Park to Cape Town in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Kruger National Park in May, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Cape Town: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Windhoek.
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Windhoek, Namibia — 4 nights

Located in the heart of the country, Namibia's capital city Windhoek receives a constant influx of tourists, in part because of its international airport.
You've now added NamibRand Nature Reserve to your itinerary. Escape the urban bustle at Safaris and Daan Viljoen Nature Reserve. And it doesn't end there: play a few rounds at Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis, stop by Herrle & Herma Jewellers, take in the spiritual surroundings of Christuskirche, and sample the fine beverages at Naute Kristall Cellar and Destillery.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Windhoek visit planner.

Getting from Cape Town to Windhoek by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Central Africa Time (CAT) is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Cape Town in May: highs in Windhoek hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Marrakech.
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Jardin Majorelle. Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. The adventure continues: hunt for treasures at Jemaa el-Fna, slough off your stress at Turkish baths, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and examine the collection at Marrakech Museum.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Marrakech day trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Windhoek to Marrakech takes 19.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Windhoek to Marrakech. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Windhoek in May: high temperatures in Marrakech hover around 35°C and lows are around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Ouarzazate.
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Ouarzazate, Morocco — 1 night

Make Ouarzazate part of your Morocco itinerary as the gateway to the Sahara Desert.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Ouarzazate trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Marrakech to Ouarzazate takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Merzouga.
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Merzouga, Morocco — 3 nights

Make Merzuoga a stop on your Morocco trip as part of a desert safari.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Erg Chebbi Dunes, get outside with Thundra Adventure, and then admire nature's extreme beauty at Merzouga Desert.

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Traveling by car from Ouarzazate to Merzouga takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.
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Kenya travel guide

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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.
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Tanzania travel guide

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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.
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South Africa travel guide

4.4
Nature & Parks · Wineries & Vineyards · Mountains
Rainbow Nation
The landscapes of South Africa match its people in terms of diversity, richness, and vitality. From desert lands and coastlines, to the famous nature reserves sheltering the "Big Five" game animals, the country has natural charm in spades. The main cities provide a wealth of bars, clubs, shopping districts, and entertainment options to please the most demanding visitors, while traditional life can still be admired and respected in a collection of villages with beehive-style huts and an age-old cultural heritage. When in need of a minute to digest all that's happened during your trip to South Africa, sit down to a braai (traditional barbecue), and a bottle of wine made at one of the country's thriving vineyards.
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Namibia travel guide

4.1
Nature & Parks · Deserts · Landmarks
Land of the Brave
Since gaining independence from South Africa in 1990, Namibia has sought to rival its neighbor in terms of tourist appeal. While it hasn't yet gotten up to the numbers of South Africa, Namibia tourism sector has plenty to work with. The desert and mountainous areas represent a real source of appeal, with species of classic African game animals, such as desert lions, zebras, and elephants real highlights of safaris through the national parks. Namibians are rightly proud of their country, and the myriad traditional villages, colonial German towns, and lively urban centers all deserve your attention.
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Morocco travel guide

4.1
Flea Markets · Gardens · Historic Sites
Diverse in landscapes and cultures, Morocco has long been a popular tourist destination, offering many quintessential North African vistas, sounds, and tastes. The ancient medinas of the main cities have retained their look and feel over the centuries, with bustling markets of colorful spice stalls, leather tanning in the streets, and teahouses. The dunes of the Sahara and the peaks of the High Atlas mountains battle for the interest of tourists on holiday in Morocco, with each possessing impressive, picturesque scenery, and hidden-away traditional villages, filled with crafts, carpets, and a rural way of life.
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