46 days in Africa Itinerary

46 days in Africa Itinerary

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Mombasa, Kenya
— 6 nights
Fly
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Beira, Mozambique
— 1 night
Drive
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Mutare, Zimbabwe
— 5 nights
Train to Harare, Fly to Victoria Falls
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 7 nights
Drive
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Etosha National Park, Namibia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia
— 5 nights
Fly
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Cape Town, South Africa
— 17 nights
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Mombasa, Kenya — 6 nights

Mombasa rests on the exotic shores of the Indian Ocean and serves as a globally popular vacation destination thanks to its classy hotels and friendly and relaxed atmosphere.
Attractions like Diani Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling make great kid-friendly stops. Spend the 28th (Tue) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Spend the 1st (Sat) exploring nature at Mombasa Marine National Park. And it doesn't end there: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, get engrossed in the history at Fort Jesus Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Haller Park, and browse the different shops at City Mall.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Mombasa trip website.

London, UK to Mombasa is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from London to Mombasa. Traveling from London in July, expect Mombasa to be a bit warmer, temps between 33°C and 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Beira.
Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jul 26 — Aug 2:

Beira, Mozambique — 1 night

Beira is the third largest city in Mozambique. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Beira Cathedral and then visit a coastal fixture at Macuti Lighthouse and Shipwreck.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Beira online trip maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mombasa to Beira. Traveling from Mombasa to Beira, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in Beira can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. On the 3rd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Mutare.
Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 3:

Mutare, Zimbabwe — 5 nights

Zimbabwe's third-largest city, Mutare is surrounded by hills and allows you to experience a relaxed rural-type atmosphere.
Change things up with these side-trips from Mutare: Chimanimani (Chimanimani Mountains National Park & Bridal Veil Falls) and Nyanga (Inyangombe Falls & Mount Nyangani). Next up on the itinerary: play a few rounds at Leopard Rock Golf and Country Club and try to win big at Leopard Rock Casino.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Mutare itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Beira to Mutare takes 5 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Beira in August: high temperatures in Mutare hover around 27°C and lows are around 9°C. On the 8th (Sat), you're off to Victoria Falls.
Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Golf
Side Trips
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 8:

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe — 7 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.
Family-friendly places like Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park and Safaris will thrill your kids. Step out of Victoria Falls to go to Hwange and see Painted Dog Conservation, which is approximately 2h 45 min away. Next up on the itinerary: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Victoria Falls Snake Park, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, wander the wide-open spaces of Crocodile Park Victoria Falls, and get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Victoria Falls travel planning app.

Do a combination of train and flight from Mutare to Victoria Falls in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, and bus. When traveling from Mutare in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Victoria Falls, with highs around 33°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Etosha National Park.
Tours · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife
Side Trip
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 15:

Etosha National Park, Namibia — 2 nights

For nature lovers, a trip to Etosha National Park seems like a dream: the vast salt desert houses hundreds of animal species, which roam the arid lands and gather near the many waterholes.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): stroll through Etosha and then make a trip to Okaukuejo waterhole.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Etosha National Park trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Victoria Falls to Etosha National Park with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Victoria Falls to Etosha National Park. You'll set off for Namib-Naukluft Park on the 17th (Mon).
Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 17:

Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia — 5 nights

One of the world's largest nature and game reserves, the vast Namib-Naukluft Park boasts sweeping desert and mountain landscapes, a diverse range of animal life, and the surreal Sossusvlei, a scenic saltpan sprinkled with towering red sand dunes and petrified acacia trees.
Explore Namib-Naukluft Park's surroundings by going to Tropic of Capricorn Sign (in Solitaire) and Gobabeb (Dorob National Park & Gobabeb Desert Research Station). There's much more to do: admire nature's extreme beauty at Big Daddy Dune, take a memorable drive along Kuiseb Pass, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dune 45 Sossusvlei, and explore the striking landscape at Elim Dunes.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Namib-Naukluft Park travel route site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Etosha National Park to Namib-Naukluft Park. August in Namib-Naukluft Park sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to fly to Cape Town.
Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors
Side Trips
Find places to stay Aug 17 — 22:

Cape Town, South Africa — 17 nights

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Bring the kids along to Cape Point and Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. Take a break from Cape Town with a short trip to Wine Tours & Tastings in Stellenbosch, about 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, kick your exploration up a notch at Abseil Africa, take in the awesome beauty at Signal Hill, and hike along Platteklip Gorge.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Cape Town online vacation maker.

Fly from Namib-Naukluft Park to Cape Town in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Namib-Naukluft Park to Cape Town due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Namib-Naukluft Park 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. On the 8th (Tue), you're off to home.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wineries
Side Trip
Find places to stay Aug 22 — Sep 8: