36 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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Oudtshoorn, South Africa
— 2 nights
Drive
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Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
— 4 nights
Fly
5
Nungwi, Tanzania
— 3 nights
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Arusha, Tanzania
— 3 nights
Shuttle
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Moshi, Tanzania
— 1 night
Drive
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Tsavo National Park East, Kenya
— 1 night
Drive to Kibwezi, Train to Nairobi
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Nairobi, Kenya
— 2 nights
Fly
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Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 4 nights
Taxi to Sharm el-Sheikh, Fly to Hurghada
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Hurghada, Egypt
— 6 nights
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Marrakech, Morocco — 4 nights

Red City

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Balloon Rides and Off-Road Tours. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Medersa Ben Youssef and Musee Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech. On the 14th (Wed), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Maison de la Photographie de Marrakech, stroll the grounds of Koubba of Fatima Zohra, stroll around Cyber Parc Arsat Moulay Abdeslam, and examine the collection at Musee Des Telecom.

Make your Marrakech itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Vancouver, Canada to Marrakech is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Vancouver to Marrakech due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Vancouver in September, you will find days in Marrakech are warmer (38°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (21°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can fly to Cape Town.
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Cape Town, South Africa — 4 nights

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Visiting Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and Lion's Head will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Shark Diving and Grotto Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cape Town: Stone House Estate Cheeses (in Hermanus) and Stony Point Penguin Colony (in Betty's Bay). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Signal Hill, cruise along Chapman's Peak Drive, explore the striking landscape at Twelve Apostles, and kick back and relax at Camp's Bay Beach.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Cape Town trip builder website.

Fly from Marrakech to Cape Town in 21.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Marrakech to Cape Town. While traveling from Marrakech, expect colder days and little chillier nights in Cape Town, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Oudtshoorn.
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Oudtshoorn, South Africa — 2 nights

Ostrich Capital of the World

Nestled in the arid valley of Little Karoo, the town of Oudtshoorn remains the hub of everything ostrich-related, housing the world's largest population of the flightless birds.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): experience rural life at Safari Ostrich Farm and then take a memorable drive along Swartberg Pass. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Wed): stop by Bella-Mia Pottery, explore the fascinating underground world of Cango Caves, and then stroll through Cango Wildlife Ranch.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Oudtshoorn vacation planner.

You can fly from Cape Town to Oudtshoorn in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September in Oudtshoorn, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Plettenberg Bay.
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Plettenberg Bay, South Africa — 4 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Robberg Nature Reserve and Garden Route National Park. Explore hidden gems such as Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary and Elephant Sanctuary The Crags. Explore Plettenberg Bay's surroundings by going to Knysna (Knysna Museum & Featherbed Nature Reserve). There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Birds of Eden and contemplate the long history of Nelson Bay Cave.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Plettenberg Bay tour planning site.

Getting from Oudtshoorn to Plettenberg Bay by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Plettenberg Bay can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can fly to Nungwi.
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Nungwi, Tanzania — 3 nights

Renowned for its sandy coast lined with mangroves and palm trees, Nungwi offers visitors a variety of restaurants, bars, and accommodations.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Nungwi Beach. Visiting Mnarani Marine Turtles Conservation Pond and Baraka Natural Aquarium - Nungwi will get you outdoors. There's more to do: Head underground at Tazari Caves and look for gifts at Bahati Beach Boutique.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Nungwi online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Plettenberg Bay to Nungwi takes 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, car, train, and ferry. Traveling from Plettenberg Bay to Nungwi, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, Nungwi is a bit warmer than Plettenberg Bay - with highs of 35°C and lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Arusha.
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Arusha, Tanzania — 3 nights

Nestled in the verdant foothills of Mount Meru, Arusha remains the primary gateway and jump-off point for safaris into several national parks.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Climbing Tours and Off-Road Tours. Spend the 1st (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's more to do: examine the collection at Cultural Heritage Centre.

To find other places to visit and other tourist information, go to the Arusha road trip site.

Traveling by flight from Nungwi to Arusha takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, train, and bus. In September, Arusha is a bit cooler than Nungwi - with highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can catch the shuttle to Moshi.
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Moshi, Tanzania — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Moshi holiday maker tool.

Traveling by shuttle from Arusha to Moshi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Tsavo National Park East.
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Tsavo National Park East, Kenya — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Tsavo East.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Tsavo National Park East journey maker app.

You can drive from Moshi to Tsavo National Park East in 6.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time for travel to Nairobi.
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Nairobi, Kenya — 2 nights

Green City in the Sun

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour and then stroll through Giraffe Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.

For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Nairobi road trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and train from Tsavo National Park East to Nairobi in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. October in Nairobi sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Wed) to allow time for the flight to Sharm El Sheikh.
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Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt — 4 nights

City of Peace

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Blue Hole. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Shark's Bay Beach and Off-Road Tours. Go for a jaunt from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab to see WICKEDiCANDY about 1h 15 min away. Spend the 7th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Sharm El Sheikh holiday maker app.

You can fly from Nairobi to Sharm El Sheikh in 10.5 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone changes from East Africa Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Nairobi in October: high temperatures in Sharm El Sheikh hover around 38°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Hurghada.
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Hurghada, Egypt — 6 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.
Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Mahmya Island. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Safaris and Off-Road Tours. Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Giftun Islands, pause for some serene contemplation at Coptic Cathedral of Saint Shenouda, go for a stroll along the water at Abu Tig Marina, and stop by Cleopatra Bazar Bostan Branch.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Hurghada driving holiday planner.

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 October, daily temperatures in Hurghada can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow time for the flight back home.
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South Africa travel guide

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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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Tanzania travel guide

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Safaris · Geologic Formations · Beaches
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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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.
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