47 days in Africa Itinerary

47 days in Africa Itinerary

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Arusha, Tanzania
— 9 nights
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Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
— 2 nights
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Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
— 2 nights
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Paje, Tanzania
— 2 nights
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Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 2 nights
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Nungwi, Tanzania
— 2 nights
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Vilanculos, Mozambique
— 7 nights
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 5 nights
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Etosha National Park, Namibia
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Arusha, Tanzania — 9 nights

Nestled in the verdant foothills of Mount Meru, Arusha remains the primary gateway and jump-off point for safaris into several national parks.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kandoo Adventures and Shanga & Shanga Foundation. When in Arusha, make a side trip to see Mt Meru in Arusha National Park, approximately Arusha National Park away. Spend the 13th (Mon) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. Make the 15th (Wed) a memorable day with a climbing tour. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at The Tanzanite Experience, learn more about the world around you at Old Boma Museum, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Arusha itinerary maker app.

San Francisco, USA to Arusha is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Arusha is 11 hours. In February, Arusha is a bit warmer than San Francisco - with highs of 81°F and lows of 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can 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.
Spend the 20th (Mon) among the memorable landscape of Ngorongoro Crater. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Empakaai Crater and admire all the interesting features of Olduvai Gorge.

For reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Ngorongoro Conservation Area day trip planning website.

Drive from Arusha to Ngorongoro Conservation Area in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Serengeti National Park.
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Serengeti National Park, Tanzania — 2 nights

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Retima Hippo Pool and then contemplate the waterfront views at Mara River.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Serengeti National Park trip builder site.

You can drive from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Serengeti National Park in 2.5 hours. February in Serengeti National Park sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can fly to Paje.
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Paje, Tanzania — 2 nights

Located on the island of Unguja, the quaint village of Paje lies on a shallow sandy lagoon, which attracts swarms of kitesurfing enthusiasts and marine life lovers.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): get outside with Paje Scooter Rent, stroll through Paje Beach, and then fulfill a lifelong dream with Nicolas Zanzibar Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see Kite Dream Zanzibar, Head underground at Kuza Cave, and then look for gifts at The Village Market.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Paje online holiday maker.

You can fly from Serengeti National Park to Paje in 3.5 hours. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Serengeti National Park in February, with highs in Paje at 92°F and lows at 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Zanzibar City.
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Zanzibar City, Tanzania — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib) and then take an in-depth tour of Princess Salme Museum at Emerson on Hurumzi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Tue): fulfill a lifelong dream with Zanzibar Destination and then relax and rejuvenate at The Spa at Park Hyatt Zanzibar.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Zanzibar City holiday planning tool.

Getting from Paje to Zanzibar City by car takes about 1.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Zanzibar City can reach 92°F, while at night they dip to 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can drive to Nungwi.
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Nungwi, Tanzania — 2 nights

Renowned for its sandy coast lined with mangroves and palm trees, Nungwi offers visitors a variety of restaurants, bars, and accommodations.
On the 1st (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Mnarani Marine Turtles Conservation Pond and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the resident critters at Zanzibar Kilosas Conservation and then kick back and relax at Nungwi Beach.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Nungwi travel site.

Getting from Zanzibar City to Nungwi by car takes about 1.5 hours. February in Nungwi sees daily highs of 92°F and lows of 77°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to fly to Vilanculos.
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Vilanculos, Mozambique — 7 nights

Tourism in Vilanculos, a small town on the coast of Mozambique, owes much to its convenient location as a base for exploring the Bazaruto Archipelago, a national park.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Speed Boats Tours and Inhassoro Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Parque Nacional de Bazaruto in Bazaruto Archipelago (about 54 minutes away). There's much more to do: take in the exciting artwork at Machilla Magic, soothe aching muscles at Bahia Mar Wellness & SPA, delve into the distant past at Manyikeni, and take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Vilanculos online day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Nungwi to Vilanculos takes 14.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Nungwi to Vilanculos is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Nungwi in March, you will find days in Vilanculos are little chillier (85°F), and nights are about the same (73°F). On the 10th (Fri), you'll travel to Victoria Falls.
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe — 5 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Boat Tours & Water Sports and Siduli Hide. Spend the 14th (Tue) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, stop by The Jairos Jiri Craft Shop, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

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Drive from Vilanculos to Victoria Falls in 20.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or fly. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Vilanculos in March since evenings lows in Victoria Falls dip to 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Etosha National Park.
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Etosha National Park, Namibia — 3 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Moringa Waterhole and Etosha. Step out of Etosha National Park to go to Ondangwa and see Nakambale museum, which is approximately 1h 55 min away. There's more to do: don't miss a visit to Okaukuejo waterhole.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Etosha National Park tour site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Victoria Falls to Etosha National Park. The time zone difference moving from Central Africa Time to Central Africa Time is minus 1 hour. On the 20th (Mon), you'll travel back home.
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Zanzibar Archipelago travel guide

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A chain of islands in the Indian Ocean, the Zanzibar Archipelago has long served as home to a fascinating local culture. A vacation on the Zanzibar Archipelago will steep you in a bygone era where Persian influences mingle with traces of Swahili and Indian, and residents chat or play bao, a traditional board game, against a backdrop of Indo-Arabian architecture. Tour Zanzibar Archipelago's farming communities and fishing villages to mingle with the locals, taste the local seafood cuisine, and rest on sandy beaches in shades of palm trees.
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