33 days in Africa Itinerary

33 days in Africa Itinerary

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Marsa Alam, Egypt
— 3 nights
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Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 2 nights
Taxi to Sharm el-Sheikh, Fly to Hurghada
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Hurghada, Egypt
— 4 nights
Fly to Nairobi, Drive to Maasai Mara National Reserve
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Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
— 4 nights
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Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
— 1 night
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Drive to Lake Manyara Airport, Fly to Hendrik Van Eck Airport, Drive to Kruger National Park
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Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 4 nights
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Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
— 2 nights
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Gansbaai, South Africa
— 1 night
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Cape Town, South Africa
— 4 nights
Fly to Mauritius, Drive to Grand Baie
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Grand Baie, Mauritius
— 3 nights
Drive to Mauritius, Fly to Praslin Island
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Praslin Island, Seychelles
— 3 nights
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Marsa Alam, Egypt — 3 nights

The opening of an international airport and subsequent development of hotels and resorts boosted tourism in Marsa Alam, a town on Egypt's Red Sea coast known for its world-class diving spots.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Amore Safari and Elphinstone Reef. Spend the 21st (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: see the vivid underwater world at Dolphin House - Sha'ab Samadai Reef and stroll through Sharm El Luli.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Marsa Alam trip itinerary website.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Marsa Alam is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Marsa Alam. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Amsterdam in July: high temperatures in Marsa Alam hover around 41°C and lows are around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to fly to Sharm El Sheikh.
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Find places to stay Jul 18 — 21:

Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt — 2 nights

An enviable location on the southern end of the Sinai Peninsula and year-round warm weather boost tourism in Sharm El Sheikh and make it one of Egypt's premier travel destinations.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then pause for some serene contemplation at The Heavenly Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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You can fly from Marsa Alam to Sharm El Sheikh in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July in Sharm El Sheikh, expect temperatures between 44°C during the day and 34°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Hurghada.
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Find places to stay Jul 21 — 23:

Hurghada, Egypt — 4 nights

Originally a small fishing town on the Red Sea coast, Hurghada developed into Egypt's premier beach destination thanks to its year-round sunny weather and world-class dive sites.
Explore hidden gems such as Horseback Riding Tours and Giftun Islands. Spend the 24th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, head off the coast to Mahmya Island, and take in the waterfront activity at Hurghada Marina.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Hurghada day trip planning website.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or drive. In July in Hurghada, expect temperatures between 45°C during the day and 33°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Maasai Mara National Reserve.
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Find places to stay Jul 23 — 27:

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Olare Orok Conservancy and Balloon Rides. There's more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Ol Kinyei Conservancy and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mara North Conservancy.

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

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Hurghada to Maasai Mara National Reserve takes 16.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Hurghada to Maasai Mara National Reserve. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
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Find places to stay Jul 27 — 31:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Ngorongoro Crater.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Ngorongoro Conservation Area online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Ngorongoro Conservation Area in 9 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can go by car to Kruger National Park.
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Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 1:
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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park and Bushmans Trail. Get out of town with these interesting Kruger National Park side-trips: Hoedspruit (Nature & Wildlife Tours, Godding & Godding, &more). There's much more to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Phuza Moya Private Game Reserve, and trek along Sweni Wilderness Trail.

To find ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kruger National Park holiday planner.

Explore your travel options from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Kruger National Park with the Route module. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Kruger National Park due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in Kruger National Park can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to fly to Plettenberg Bay.
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Plettenberg Bay, South Africa — 2 nights

As one of South Africa's most popular beach destinations, the resort town of Plettenberg Bay comes to life in December and January, when the holiday homes fill up with domestic tourists and foreigner visitors.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Knysna Elephant Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Robberg Nature Reserve, and then stroll through Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Birds of Eden, stroll through Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant Sanctuary The Crags.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Plettenberg Bay road trip planning site.

You can fly from Kruger National Park to Plettenberg Bay in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kruger National Park in August, you will find days in Plettenberg Bay are slightly colder (21°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Gansbaai.
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Gansbaai, South Africa — 1 night

Nature lovers will enjoy a holiday in Gansbaai, a fishing village and tourism haven notable for its diverse marine life and numerous opportunities for outdoor activities.
On the 9th (Tue), admire all the interesting features of Phillipskop Mountain Reserve, then stroll through African Penguin & Seabird Sanctuary, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find where to stay and other tourist information, read our Gansbaai trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Plettenberg Bay to Gansbaai takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Plettenberg Bay in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Gansbaai, with lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Cape Town.
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Find places to stay Aug 8 — 9:
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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Platteklip Gorge and Table Mountain. Next up on the itinerary: explore and take pictures at Cape Point, go for a stroll along the water at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, enjoy the sand and surf at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, and see majestic marine mammals with Cape Capers Tours.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Cape Town journey planner.

Traveling by car from Gansbaai to Cape Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In August, daytime highs in Cape Town are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. On the 13th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Grand Baie.
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Find places to stay Aug 9 — 13:

Grand Baie, Mauritius — 3 nights

Wide-open beaches with dazzling blue water and a relaxed coastal atmosphere lure visitors to take a trip to Grand Baie.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ebony Forest Reserve and Chamarel Waterfall. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Grand Baie: Chamarel’s Seven Coloured Earth Geopark (in Chamarel) and Flic en Flac Beach (in Flic En Flac). Spend the 14th (Sun) exploring nature at Black River Gorges National Park. Next up on the itinerary: discover the deep blue sea with BASE Diving Centre Ltd, enjoy the sand and surf at Pereybere Beach, and take in nature's colorful creations at SSR Botanic Garden.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Grand Baie road trip planning site.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Cape Town to Grand Baie in 9.5 hours. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Cape Town to Grand Baie due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cape Town in August, expect Grand Baie to be somewhat warmer, temps between 29°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Praslin Island.
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Find places to stay Aug 13 — 16:

Praslin Island, Seychelles — 3 nights

Home to some of the Seychelles' finest beaches, Praslin Island offers visitors more than just sand and sea.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): head off the coast to Curieuse Island and then kick back and relax at Anse Volbert. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cousin, then kick back and relax at Anse Georgette, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Anse Lazio.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Praslin Island trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Grand Baie to Praslin Island in 8.5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Baie in August: high temperatures in Praslin Island hover around 34°C and lows are around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.
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