43 days in Africa Itinerary

43 days in Africa Itinerary

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Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 4 nights
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Matemwe, Tanzania
— 3 nights
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Jambiani, Tanzania
— 3 nights
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Zanzibar City, Tanzania
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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
— 4 nights
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Moshi, Tanzania
— 6 nights
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Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
— 2 nights
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Arusha, Tanzania
— 6 nights
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Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 3 nights
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 9 nights
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Livingstone, Zambia
— 1 night
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Zanzibar City, Tanzania — 4 nights

Discover a myriad of attractions in Zanzibar City, like its World Heritage-listed historic core, charming beach villages, and the modern neighborhood of Ng'ambo.
Visit Christ Church Cathedral and Mtoni Palace Ruins for their historical value. Get in touch with nature at Off-Road Tours and Vanora Zanzibar. There's much more to do: experience rural life at Zanzibar Spices and Heritage Centre, enjoy the sand and surf at Nakupenda Beach Nature Reserve, see the interesting displays at Freddie Mercury Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Forodhani Gardens.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Zanzibar City trip planner.

Vilnius, Lithuania to Zanzibar City is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Vilnius to Zanzibar City due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Vilnius in December: high temperatures in Zanzibar City hover around 38°C and lows are around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Matemwe.
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Matemwe, Tanzania — 3 nights

Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Matemwe Beach and Kiwengwa Beach. Get in touch with nature at Off-Road Tours and Zanzibar Bella Vista Tours.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Matemwe tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Zanzibar City to Matemwe by car takes about 1.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can go by car to Jambiani.
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Jambiani, Tanzania — 3 nights

You'll get in some beach time at Jambiani Beach and Paje Beach. Get in touch with nature at Paje Scooter Rent and Jozani Forest.

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Traveling by car from Matemwe to Jambiani takes 1.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car to Zanzibar City.
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Zanzibar City, Tanzania

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Drive from Jambiani to Zanzibar City in 1.5 hours. You'll set off for Dar es Salaam on the 10th (Tue).
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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania — 4 nights

Founded in the mid-19th century, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania's largest city, lost the status of the official capital but remains the country's commercial and financial center.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Dar Es Salaam War Cemetery and Makonde Mosque. Step out of the city life by going to Matema Beachg and Off-Road Tours. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Darkhana Jamat Khana, take in the exciting artwork at Nafasi Art Space, look for gifts at Chuma Art Workshop, and enjoy the sand and surf at Coco Beach.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Dar es Salaam online trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Zanzibar City to Dar es Salaam in 2.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In January, daytime highs in Dar es Salaam are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Moshi.
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Moshi, Tanzania — 6 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.
You've now added Gazelle Adventures to your itinerary. Take a break from the city and head to Balloon Rides and Mount Kilimanjaro. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kikuletwa Hotsprings and Gypsy Tanzania Tours. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Moshi: Kilimanjaro National Park (Climbing Tours & Mount Kibo). There's more to do: view the masterpieces at Mama Africa Giftshop and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Moshi route planning app.

Traveling by flight from Dar es Salaam to Moshi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Ngorongoro Crater. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to The Engare Sero Footprint Site and then take in the dramatic natural features at Olduvai Gorge.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Ngorongoro Conservation Area trip app.

You can drive from Moshi to Ngorongoro Conservation Area in 5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Arusha.
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Arusha, Tanzania — 6 nights

Nestled in the verdant foothills of Mount Meru, Arusha remains the primary gateway and jump-off point for safaris into several national parks.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Tanzanite Experience and Isle of Jewels. Take a break from the city and head to Mt Meru and Safaris. Change things up with a short trip to Climbing Tours in Arusha National Park (about 1h 55 min away). There's much more to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, sample the tasty concoctions at Twiga Brewery & BrewPub, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and wander the streets of Arusha Village Experience.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Arusha trip website.

You can drive from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Arusha in 3.5 hours. January in Arusha sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. On the 29th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Chobe National Park.
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Chobe National Park, Botswana — 3 nights

A trip to Chobe National Park awakens the naturalist in every traveler and opens numerous possibilities for adventure.
Get outdoors at Nogatsaa and Tchinga and Serondela Reserve. Next up on the itinerary: get a dose of the wild on Livingstone Trails.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Chobe National Park online travel route planner.

You can fly from Arusha to Chobe National Park in 11 hours. Traveling from Arusha to Chobe National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. You'll set off for Victoria Falls on the 1st (Wed).
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe — 9 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.
Get outdoors at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Tami Walker Gallery and Prime Art Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Spend the 3rd (Fri) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's lots more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the views from Victoria Falls Bridge, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Victoria Falls Snake Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Victoria Falls itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in February, and nighttime lows around 22°C. You'll set off for Livingstone on the 10th (Fri).
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Livingstone, Zambia — 1 night

Tourism in Livingstone, a town nestled on the Zimbabwean border, thrives largely thanks to the nearby Victoria Falls.
For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Livingstone trip itinerary planner.

Livingstone is just a short distance from Victoria Falls. In February in Livingstone, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 11th (Sat).
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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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Botswana travel guide

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Nature & Parks · Safaris · Nature & Wildlife Tours
Sparsely populated Botswana possesses some of the most unadulterated wilderness and animal-rich areas in Africa. Largely unfenced national parks allow the world's largest population of elephants to roam freely--these protected areas also shelter varied birdlife and many endangered and rare mammal species. Tourism in Botswana largely caters to visitors seeking luxury lodges and exclusive safari experiences, but expeditions into traditional villages are also strongly recommended. The preserved cultures of these agricultural settlements show a link between man and nature formed over centuries, a relationship that many visitors to Botswana come to reconsider in their own lives.
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Zimbabwe travel guide

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Waterfalls · Zipline · Bridges
Tourism in Zimbabwe experienced a boost after the country's turbulent recent history seemed to settle down. Waterfalls, "Big Five" national parks, and the Eastern Highlands provide contrasting but complementary images of southern Africa, with the growing tourism infrastructure helping visitors see the best of what the country offers. Though corruption and unemployment remain everyday problems, the vast majority of Zimbabweans are a welcoming bunch, proud of the natural riches and culture of their hopeful country.
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Zambia travel guide

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Geologic Formations · Waterfalls · Nature & Parks
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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.
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