43 days in Africa Itinerary

43 days in Africa Itinerary

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Ilha do Sal, Cape Verde
— 3 nights
Fly
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 4 nights
Drive
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Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 5 nights
Fly
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Nelspruit, South Africa
— 3 nights
Fly
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Cape Town, South Africa
— 6 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
— 4 nights
Fly to Nairobi, Drive to Maasai Mara National Reserve
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Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
— 5 nights
Drive
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Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
— 1 night
Drive
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Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
— 1 night
Drive
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Tarangire National Park, Tanzania
— 2 nights
Drive to Kilimanjaro International Airport, Fly to Amsterdam

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Ilha do Sal, Cape Verde — 3 nights

Ilha do Sal represents an exotic island in the Atlantic Ocean gifted with powdery beaches and dormant volcanoes.
Take a break from the city and head to Eco Dive School Cabo Verde and Sealife Experience Turtle Watching. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Praia de Santa Maria and Ponta Preta. There's more to do: get outside with C-Riders and stop by Cabo Verde Republic.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Ilha do Sal holiday maker site.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Ilha do Sal is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Cape Verde Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Amsterdam in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Ilha do Sal: highs are around 33°C and lows about 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Victoria Falls.
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Find places to stay Jul 15 — 18:

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.
Visiting Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park and Safaris will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and get to know the resident critters at Victoria Falls Snake Park.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Victoria Falls trip planner.

You can fly from Ilha do Sal to Victoria Falls in 22.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Cape Verde Standard Time to Central Africa Time is 3 hours. When traveling from Ilha do Sal in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Victoria Falls, with highs around 28°C, while nights are colder with lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Chobe National Park.
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Find places to stay Jul 19 — 23:

Chobe National Park, Botswana — 4 nights

A trip to Chobe National Park awakens the naturalist in every traveler and opens numerous possibilities for adventure.
Get outdoors at Ngina Safaris and Livingstone Trails. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Nogatsaa and Tchinga.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Chobe National Park journey planning app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Victoria Falls to Chobe National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kruger National Park.
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Find places to stay Jul 23 — 27:

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Safaris and Siyafunda Conservation. Change things up with a short trip to Kumbaya Home Decor in Hoedspruit (about 1h 30 min away). Spend the 28th (Fri) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. It doesn't end there: hike along Sweni Wilderness Trail and stroll through Olifants Wilderness Trail.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Kruger National Park trip itinerary planning tool.

Explore your travel options from Chobe National Park to Kruger National Park with the Route module. In July, daytime highs in Kruger National Park are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to fly to Nelspruit.
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Nelspruit, South Africa — 3 nights

Gateway to the Lowveld

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Safaris and Sudwala Caves. Explore Nelspruit's surroundings by going to Hazyview (Elephant Whispers, Perry's Bridge Reptile Park, &more). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Nelspruit online trip builder.

Getting from Kruger National Park to Nelspruit by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. August in Nelspruit sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can fly to Cape Town.
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Cape Town, South Africa — 6 nights

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Visit Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and Clifton Beaches for some beach relaxation. Visiting Cape Point and Lion's Head will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: trek along Platteklip Gorge, get up close to creatures of the deep with Cape Capers Tours, cruise along Chapman's Peak Drive, and explore the activities along Noordhoek Beach.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Cape Town trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Nelspruit to Cape Town by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Nelspruit in August, plan for slightly colder days in Cape Town, with highs around 21°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Baie.
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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.
Get outdoors at BASE Diving Centre Ltd and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Change things up with these side-trips from Grand Baie: Chamarel (Ebony Forest Reserve & Chamarel Seven Coloured Earth Geopark). Spend the 12th (Sat) exploring nature at Black River Gorges National Park.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Grand Baie day trip app.

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. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Cape Town in August, with highs in Grand Baie at 29°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Praslin Island.
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Praslin Island, Seychelles — 4 nights

Home to some of the Seychelles' finest beaches, Praslin Island offers visitors more than just sand and sea.
We've included these beaches for you: Anse Lazio and Anse Georgette. Visiting Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve and Anse Volbert will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Curieuse Island and stroll through Le Glacis Noir.

For maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Praslin Island trip itinerary app.

Getting from Grand Baie to Praslin Island by combination of car and flight takes about 8.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Grand Baie in August; daily highs in Praslin Island reach 34°C and lows reach 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Maasai Mara National Reserve.
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Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya — 5 nights

Home to the Great Migration and Africa's exceptional wildlife, Maasai Mara is a must on a Kenya itinerary.
Visiting Ol Kinyei Conservancy and Mara North Conservancy will get you outdoors. Spend the 19th (Sat) surrounded by wildlife at Olare Orok Conservancy. Spend the 21st (Mon) surrounded by wildlife at Mara Triangle. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Musiara Swamp.

For maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Maasai Mara National Reserve online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Praslin Island to Maasai Mara National Reserve by combination of flight and car takes about 15 hours. The time zone changes from Seychelles Time (SCT) to East Africa Time (EAT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Serengeti National Park.
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Find places to stay Aug 17 — 22:

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania — 1 night

Few adventures in the world invoke such vivid natural imagery as a trip to Serengeti National Park, a World Heritage Site known for its diverse animal life and memorable scenery.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Seronera.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Serengeti National Park online route maker.

Traveling by car from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Serengeti National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
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Find places to stay Aug 22 — 23:
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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.
On the 24th (Thu), explore the striking landscape at Ngorongoro Crater.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Ngorongoro Conservation Area tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Tarangire National Park.
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Tarangire National Park, Tanzania — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Tarangire National Park.

For reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Tarangire National Park holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Tarangire National Park takes 4 hours. In August, daytime highs in Tarangire National Park are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.
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Find places to stay Aug 24 — 26:
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