51 days in Africa Itinerary

51 days in Africa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Africa travel planner
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Moshi, Tanzania
— 6 nights
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Arusha, Tanzania
— 5 nights
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Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 6 nights
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Mombasa, Kenya
— 5 nights
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Watamu, Kenya
— 4 nights
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Nairobi, Kenya
— 7 nights
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Lilongwe, Malawi
— 3 nights
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Windhoek, Namibia
— 4 nights
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Swakopmund, Namibia
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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Climbing Tours and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Go for a jaunt from Moshi to Kilimanjaro National Park to see Mount Kilimanjaro about 1h 50 min away. Spend the 19th (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's more to do: see the sights as you ascend with Ascend Tanzania and take in the exciting artwork at Mama Africa Giftshop.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Moshi visit planning site.

Montreal, Canada to Moshi is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to East Africa Time is 8 hours. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll travel to Arusha.
Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature
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Find places to stay Jan 16 — 22:

Arusha, Tanzania — 5 nights

Nestled in the verdant foothills of Mount Meru, Arusha remains the primary gateway and jump-off point for safaris into several national parks.
Take a break from the city and head to Climbing Tours and Kayaking & Canoeing. Get some cultural insight at Cultural Heritage Centre and Old Boma Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Arusha side-trips: Arusha National Park (Mt Meru & Safaris). Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Outdoor Activities and examine the collection at The Tanzanite Experience.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Arusha online route maker.

Traveling by shuttle from Moshi to Arusha takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in January, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Zanzibar City.
Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 27:

Zanzibar City, Tanzania — 6 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.
Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Nungwi Beach will get you outdoors. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib) and Hamamni Persian Baths. Change things up with these side-trips from Zanzibar City: Paje Beach (in Paje) and Space Station Zanzibar (in Tunguu). There's still lots to do: stroll through Cheetah's Rock, step off the mainland to explore Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral, and steep yourself in history at Mtoni Palace Ruins.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Zanzibar City tour itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Arusha to Zanzibar City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Arusha in January: high temperatures in Zanzibar City hover around 38°C and lows are around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to fly to Mombasa.
Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jan 27 — Feb 2:

Mombasa, Kenya — 5 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.
Get in touch with nature at Diani Beach and Haller Park. Get some cultural insight at Fort Jesus Museum and Shree Cutch Satsang Swaminarayan Temple. Take a break from Mombasa with a short trip to Ndoro Sculpture Garden Malindi in Malindi, about 2h 30 min away. Spend the 6th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Shiva Temple.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Mombasa trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can fly from Zanzibar City to Mombasa in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to Watamu.
Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
Side Trips
Find places to stay Feb 2 — 7:

Watamu, Kenya — 4 nights

Hailed for its picturesque scenery and pristine beaches, the village of Watamu on Kenya's Indian Ocean coastline attracts both adventure seekers and those looking for a relaxing seaside holiday.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Local Ocean Conservation. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Gede Ruins, explore the striking landscape of Watamu National Marine Park, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and explore the activities along Mida Creek.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Watamu day trip app.

You can drive from Mombasa to Watamu in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In February, daily temperatures in Watamu can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to fly to Nairobi.
Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Tours
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Find places to stay Feb 7 — 11:

Nairobi, Kenya — 7 nights

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.
Get in touch with nature at Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and Safaris. Get a sense of the local culture at Karen Blixen Museum and Nairobi Gallery. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Nairobi National Park, steep yourself in history at Karen Blixen Coffee Garden and Cottages, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Nairobi War Cemetery.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Nairobi itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Watamu to Nairobi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Watamu in February, with highs in Nairobi at 32°C and lows at 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Lilongwe.
Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Nature
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Find places to stay Feb 11 — 18:

Lilongwe, Malawi — 3 nights

The capital city of Malawi and its largest, Lilongwe serves as an important center of economy and transportation for the area.
Take a break from the city and head to Nkhoma Mountain and Lilongwe Wildlife Centre. Chongoni Rock Art Area and Maula Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: look for gifts at Gems and Jewellery Lanka and pause for some photo ops at World War I Memorial.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Lilongwe trip itinerary app.

Getting from Nairobi to Lilongwe by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. The time zone difference moving from East Africa Time (EAT) to Central Africa Time (CAT) is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Windhoek.
Parks · Nature · Shopping · Wildlife
Side Trip
Find places to stay Feb 18 — 21:

Windhoek, Namibia — 4 nights

Located in the heart of the country, Namibia's capital city Windhoek receives a constant influx of tourists, in part because of its international airport.
Escape the urban bustle at Deadvlei and NamibRand Nature Reserve. Christuskirche and Trans-Namib Railroad Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, get the lay of the land with Nande Explorer Cultural Township Tours, stop by Herrle & Herma Jewellers, and don't miss a visit to Gibeon Meteorites.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Windhoek holiday maker website.

You can fly from Lilongwe to Windhoek in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Lilongwe to Windhoek due to the time zone difference. In February in Windhoek, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to fly to Swakopmund.
Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors
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Find places to stay Feb 21 — 25:

Swakopmund, Namibia — 8 nights

Nestled on Namibia's Atlantic coast and surrounded by the sand dunes of the vast Namib Desert, the resort town of Swakopmund enchants visitors with its distinct German colonial architecture and pleasant climate.
Get outdoors at Spitzkoppe and Safaris. Get some cultural insight at German Evangelical Lutheran Church and Swakopmund Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Swakopmund: Gobabeb (Gobabeb Desert Research Station & Dorob National Park) and Walvis Bay (Kayaking & Canoeing & Dolphin & Whale Watching). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, stop by Die Muschel, tour the pleasant surroundings at Welwitschia Plains, and pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Peter's Antiques, since 1983.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Swakopmund trip planner.

You can fly from Windhoek to Swakopmund in 3 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Windhoek in February, expect nights in Swakopmund to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours
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Find places to stay Feb 25 — Mar 4:

Tanzania travel guide

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Safaris · Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling
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.

Kenya travel guide

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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.

Malawi travel guide

4.1
Mountains · Nature & Parks · Churches
Warm Heart of Africa
To find out how Malawi earned its nickname the "Warm Heart of Africa," just head to one of the country's little villages and ask for a place to stay. The reintroduction of lions in 2012 gave a much-needed boost to Malawi tourism sector, with safaris across the diverse natural landscape increasingly more popular and varied. The Great Rift topography gives the country some of its main scenic features, including one of the continent's largest lakes, a focus of many adventurous Malawi holidays.

Namibia travel guide

4.1
Nature & Parks · Deserts · Landmarks
Land of the Brave
Since gaining independence from South Africa in 1990, Namibia has sought to rival its neighbor in terms of tourist appeal. While it hasn't yet gotten up to the numbers of South Africa, Namibia tourism sector has plenty to work with. The desert and mountainous areas represent a real source of appeal, with species of classic African game animals, such as desert lions, zebras, and elephants real highlights of safaris through the national parks. Namibians are rightly proud of their country, and the myriad traditional villages, colonial German towns, and lively urban centers all deserve your attention.