58 days in Africa Itinerary

58 days in Africa Itinerary

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Watamu, Kenya
— 5 nights
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Mombasa, Kenya
— 5 nights
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Livingstone, Zambia
— 4 nights
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Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 5 nights
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Arusha, Tanzania
— 5 nights
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Moshi, Tanzania
— 6 nights
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Tsavo National Park East, Kenya
— 1 night
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Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania
— 3 nights
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Tarangire National Park, Tanzania
— 1 night
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Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
— 2 nights
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Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
— 2 nights
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Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
— 6 nights
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Nairobi, Kenya
— 6 nights
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Lalibela, Ethiopia
— 5 nights
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Watamu, Kenya — 5 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.
Go for a jaunt from Watamu to Kilifi to see 3 Degrees South about 56 minutes away. There's much more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, explore and take pictures at Local Ocean Conservation, and contemplate the waterfront views at Mida Creek.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Watamu trip planner.

Mumbai, India to Watamu is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Mumbai to Watamu is minus 2.5 hours. When traveling from Mumbai in November, plan for slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Watamu: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can go by car to Mombasa.
Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife
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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Mombasa: Diani Beach (Stand-Up Paddleboarding & Diani Beach). Spend the 12th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Haller Park, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, look for gifts at Imani Collective, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Mombasa online tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Watamu to Mombasa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of taxi and bus. November in Mombasa sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can fly to Livingstone.
Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
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Find places to stay Nov 9 — 14:

Livingstone, Zambia — 4 nights

Tourism in Livingstone, a town nestled on the Zimbabwean border, thrives largely thanks to the nearby Victoria Falls.
Livingstone is known for nature, adventure, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Victoria Falls, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and get engrossed in the history at Livingstone Museum.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Livingstone day trip planning website.

Fly from Mombasa to Livingstone in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference moving from East Africa Time (EAT) to Central Africa Time (CAT) is minus 1 hour. In November, Livingstone is a bit cooler than Mombasa - with highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Zanzibar City.
Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Museums
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Find places to stay Nov 14 — 18:

Zanzibar City, Tanzania — 5 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zanzibar City: Off-Road Tours (in Kiwengwa) and Nungwi (Nungwi Beach & Scuba & Snorkeling). Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church Cathedral, delve into the distant past at Hamamni Persian Baths, and stop by Aromas of Zanzibar.

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Getting from Livingstone to Zanzibar City by flight takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, train, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Livingstone to Zanzibar City. When traveling from Livingstone in November, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Zanzibar City: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Arusha.
Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours
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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Mt Meru in Arusha National Park (about 1h 40 min away). There's lots more to do: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, get outside with Outdoor Activities, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, and hunt for treasures at Masai Central Market.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Arusha trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Zanzibar City to Arusha takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. Traveling from Zanzibar City in November, expect Arusha to be little chillier, temps between 30°C and 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Moshi.
Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums
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Find places to stay Nov 24 — 29:

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.
Spend the 1st (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Spend the 2nd (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, take in the exciting artwork at Mama Africa Giftshop, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and indulge in your favorite hot beverage with a coffee and tea tour.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Moshi trip planning website.

You can take a shuttle from Arusha to Moshi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Tsavo National Park East.
Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Nov 29 — Dec 5:

Tsavo National Park East, Kenya — 1 night

On the 6th (Fri), stroll through Tsavo East.

For reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Tsavo National Park East trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Moshi to Tsavo National Park East by car takes about 6.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kilimanjaro National Park.
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Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania — 3 nights

On the 7th (Sat), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Mount Kilimanjaro. Spend the 8th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Kilimanjaro National Park trip itinerary builder website.

Explore your travel options from Tsavo National Park East to Kilimanjaro National Park with the Route module. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Tarangire National Park.
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Find places to stay Dec 6 — 9:

Tarangire National Park, Tanzania — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Tarangire National Park.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Tarangire National Park holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Kilimanjaro National Park to Tarangire National Park takes 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in December, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
Wildlife · Nature · Parks
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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 11th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Ngorongoro Crater. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Thu): make a trip to The Engare Sero Footprint Site and then contemplate the long history of Olduvai Gorge.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Tarangire National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area takes 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to Serengeti National Park.
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Find places to stay Dec 10 — 12:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): stroll through Retima Hippo Pool and then explore the striking landscape of Seronera. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Grumeti River.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Serengeti National Park online driving holiday planner.

Drive from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Serengeti National Park in 2.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Maasai Mara National Reserve.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 12 — 14:

Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya — 6 nights

Home to the Great Migration and Africa's exceptional wildlife, Maasai Mara is a must on a Kenya itinerary.
Spend the 16th (Mon) surrounded by wildlife at Mara Triangle. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Olare Orok Conservancy, tour the pleasant surroundings at Olypunyata Swamp, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Maasai Mara National Reserve trip builder website.

You can drive from Serengeti National Park to Maasai Mara National Reserve in 3.5 hours. December in Maasai Mara National Reserve sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to fly to Nairobi.
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Find places to stay Dec 14 — 20:

Nairobi, Kenya — 6 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.
Nairobi is known for parks, nature, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, browse the exhibits of Karen Blixen Museum, admire the landmark architecture of African Heritage House, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Central Island National Park.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Nairobi trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Nairobi in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Maasai Mara National Reserve in December: high temperatures in Nairobi hover around 28°C and lows are around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to fly to Lalibela.
Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Nature
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Find places to stay Dec 20 — 26:

Lalibela, Ethiopia — 5 nights

Tourism in Lalibela, a small town nestled in Ethiopia's Lasta Mountains, prospers due to its fascinating cluster of rock-carved churches, dating back to the 12th century and boasting the status of a World Heritage Site.
Lalibela is known for historic sites, nature, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Church of St. George, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Yemrehana Krestos Church, steep yourself in history at Bilbala St. George Rock Hewn Church, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Lalibela road trip app.

You can fly from Nairobi to Lalibela in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.
Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 31:

Kenya travel guide

4.3
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.

Zambia travel guide

3.9
Geologic Formations · Waterfalls · Nature & Parks
Air Conditioned State
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.

Tanzania travel guide

4.1
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.

Ethiopia travel guide

4.2
Museums · National Parks · Ruins
Abyssinia
One of the oldest countries in the world, Ethiopia was the only African nation not to fall under colonial control. The continued independence left the country with a wealth of undisturbed historical sites and cultural practices--reasons enough to plan a vacation in Ethiopia. Ancient ruins, hill tribes, wild forest areas, gushing rivers, and depressions filled with active volcanoes represent just some of the many Ethiopia attractions worthy of your attention.