58 days in Africa Itinerary

58 days in Africa Itinerary

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Nairobi, Kenya
— 7 nights
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Arusha, Tanzania
— 6 nights
Shuttle
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Moshi, Tanzania
— 6 nights
Fly
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Watamu, Kenya
— 5 nights
Drive
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Mombasa, Kenya
— 5 nights
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Nungwi, Tanzania
— 4 nights
Drive
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Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 7 nights
Ferry to Dar es Salaam, Fly to Mulanje
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Mulanje, Malawi
— 1 night
Drive
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Blantyre, Malawi
— 3 nights
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Lilongwe, Malawi
— 4 nights
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Lusaka, Zambia
— 3 nights
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Livingstone, Zambia
— 5 nights
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Nairobi, Kenya — 7 nights

Green City in the Sun

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.
Attractions like Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and Off-Road Tours make great kid-friendly stops. Spend the 3rd (Tue) exploring nature at Nairobi National Park. There's still lots to do: stroll through Giraffe Centre, get a dose of the wild on ToKenya, take in the awesome beauty at Elephant Hill, and admire the landmark architecture of African Heritage House.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Nairobi vacation builder website.

Vaxjo, Sweden to Nairobi is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to East Africa Time (EAT) is 2 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Nairobi can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Arusha.
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Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors
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Arusha, Tanzania — 6 nights

Nestled in the verdant foothills of Mount Meru, Arusha remains the primary gateway and jump-off point for safaris into several national parks.
Family-friendly places like Climbing Tours and Off-Road Tours will thrill your kids. Step out of Arusha to go to Arusha National Park and see Mt Meru, which is approximately 1h 40 min away. Spend the 15th (Sun) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. Spend the 10th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Cultural Heritage Centre, browse the eclectic array of goods at Masai Central Market, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and expand your horizons at Swahili Art Group.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Arusha trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Nairobi to Arusha by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. January in Arusha sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to take a shuttle to Moshi.
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Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Adventure
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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Mount Kilimanjaro in Kilimanjaro National Park (about 1h 50 min away). Make the 16th (Mon) a memorable day with a climbing tour. Spend the 20th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, view the masterpieces at Mama Africa Giftshop, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Moshi day trip app.

You can take a shuttle from Arusha to Moshi in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to fly to Watamu.
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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.
Kids will enjoy Scuba & Snorkeling and Spiaggia delle Tartarughe. Spend the 24th (Tue) exploring nature at Watamu National Marine Park. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Gede Ruins, delve into the lush surroundings at Arabuko-Sokoke Forest, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mida Creek, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Watamu online travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Moshi to Watamu takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In January, daytime highs in Watamu are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Mombasa.
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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.
Kids will enjoy Diani Beach and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Mombasa side-trips: Kongo Mosque (in Kwale) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Diani Beach). Spend the 29th (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: stroll through Haller Park, get interesting insight from Tours, and look for gifts at Dazzle Jewellers.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Mombasa vacation maker tool.

Traveling by car from Watamu to Mombasa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In January, daytime highs in Mombasa are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Nungwi.
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Nungwi, Tanzania — 4 nights

Renowned for its sandy coast lined with mangroves and palm trees, Nungwi offers visitors a variety of restaurants, bars, and accommodations.
Family-friendly places like Nungwi Beach and Kendwa Beach will thrill your kids. When in Nungwi, make a side trip to see Off-Road Tours in Kiwengwa, approximately Kiwengwa away. There's lots more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stroll through Baraka Natural Aquarium - Nungwi, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zanzibar Kilosas Conservation, and look for gifts at Bahati Beach Boutique.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Nungwi trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Mombasa to Nungwi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in January, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to Zanzibar City.
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Zanzibar City, Tanzania — 7 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.
Family-friendly places like The Safari Blue and Paje Beach will thrill your kids. Go for a jaunt from Zanzibar City to Jambiani to see Jambiani Beach about 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: head off the coast to Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, kick back and relax at Nakupenda Beach Nature Reserve, get to know the fascinating history of Stone Town, and look for gifts at 1001 Organic Spicery (at Hurumzi).

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Zanzibar City day trip planner.

Drive from Nungwi to Zanzibar City in 1.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Mulanje.
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Mulanje, Malawi — 1 night

Mulanje is a town in the Southern Region, Malawi close to the border of Mozambique. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Mulanje.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Mulanje vacation builder app.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Zanzibar City to Mulanje takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, train, car, and bus; or do a combination of ferry, train, shuttle, car, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Zanzibar City to Mulanje is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Zanzibar City in February, things will get a bit cooler in Mulanje: highs are around 33°C and lows about 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to Blantyre.
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Blantyre, Malawi — 3 nights

As Malawi's second-largest city, Blantyre represents the country's main commercial and industrial hub and boasts a dynamic array of food options.
Change things up with these side-trips from Blantyre: Zomba (King African Rifles Monument & Zomba Plateau). There's much more to do: trek along The Way of the Cross/ Njira ya Mtanda, stop by Tiyamike Sewing, buy something for everyone on your list at Chichiri Shopping Centre, and view the masterpieces at La Caverna Art Gallery.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Blantyre trip maker website.

You can drive from Mulanje to Blantyre in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in February, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Lilongwe.
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Lilongwe, Malawi — 4 nights

The capital city of Malawi and its largest, Lilongwe serves as an important center of economy and transportation for the area.
Get out of town with these interesting Lilongwe side-trips: Chongoni Rock Art Area (in Dedza) and Kuti Wildlife Reserve (in Salima). Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Nkhoma Mountain, pause for some serene contemplation at Maula Cathedral, make a trip to Tindoz d'Afrique, and browse the different shops at Old Town Mall.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Lilongwe sightseeing site.

Traveling by flight from Blantyre to Lilongwe takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Lusaka.
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Lusaka, Zambia — 3 nights

Tourism in Lusaka, Zambia's commercial and government center, thrives mostly due to its central location and well-connected airport, making it a gateway for exploring the country's numerous nature reserves and national parks.
Lusaka is known for parks, shopping, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Lilayi Elephant Nursery, view the masterpieces at 37D Gallery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Ignatius church, and trek along Southern Africa Freedom Trail.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Lusaka online travel route builder.

Fly from Lilongwe to Lusaka in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and shuttle. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Livingstone.
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Livingstone, Zambia — 5 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: admire the sheer force of Victoria Falls, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, explore and take pictures at Mukuni Village, and relax and rejuvenate at Namakau's Health Spa.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Livingstone tour planner.

Fly from Lusaka to Livingstone in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Livingstone can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel back home.
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Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
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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.
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Tanzania travel guide

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Safaris · Geologic Formations · Beaches
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.
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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.
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Zambia travel guide

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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.
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