59 days in Africa Itinerary

59 days in Africa Itinerary

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Fly to Mauritius, Drive to Grand Baie
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Grand Baie, Mauritius
— 4 nights
Drive to Mauritius, Fly to Saint-Leu
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Saint-Leu, Reunion Island
— 6 nights
Fly
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Marrakech, Morocco
— 6 nights
Fly
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Cairo, Egypt
— 4 nights
Fly
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Luxor, Egypt
— 5 nights
Fly to Entebbe, Drive to Maasai Mara National Reserve
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Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
— 4 nights
Fly
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Nairobi, Kenya
— 2 nights
Fly to Livingstone, Drive to Victoria Falls
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 5 nights
Fly
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Johannesburg, South Africa
— 3 nights
Fly
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Nelspruit, South Africa
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hoedspruit, South Africa
— 3 nights
Bus
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Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 5 nights
Fly
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Cape Town, South Africa
— 7 nights
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Grand Baie, Mauritius — 4 nights

Wide-open beaches with dazzling blue water and a relaxed coastal atmosphere lure visitors to take a trip to Grand Baie.
Get out of town with these interesting Grand Baie side-trips: Bel Ombre Nature Reserve (in Bel Ombre), Tamarin Falls (in Curepipe) and Les 7 Cascades (in Riviere Noire). Spend the 4th (Wed) exploring nature at Black River Gorges National Park. Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at Ved Holistic Care Centre, take a peaceful walk through Ebony Forest Reserve, admire the natural beauty at SSR Botanic Garden, and see the interesting displays at Chateau De Labourdonnais.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Grand Baie route builder tool.

Melbourne, Australia to Grand Baie is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Melbourne to Grand Baie. Traveling from Melbourne in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Grand Baie, with lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Saint-Leu.
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Saint-Leu, Reunion Island — 6 nights

Saint-Leu is a commune in the French overseas department of Réunion. Venture out of the city with trips to Pas de Bellecombe (in Sainte-Rose), Piton des Neiges (in Cilaos) and Piton de Fournaise (in Saint-Benoit). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Maido, kick back and relax at Plage de Boucan Canot, stroll through Plage de l'Ermitage, and meet the residents at Kelonia.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Saint-Leu day trip website.

Getting from Grand Baie to Saint-Leu by combination of car and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to fly to Marrakech.
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Find places to stay Jan 5 — 11:

Marrakech, Morocco — 6 nights

You won't run out of things to do in Marrakech, a city where you can spend days exploring grandiose palaces and mosques, photogenic gardens, sacred tombs, and traditional mansions that evoke a bygone era.
Spend the 14th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. On the 15th (Sun), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, contemplate the long history of El Badi Palace, see the interesting displays at Marrakech Museum, and stroll the grounds of Saadian Tombs.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Marrakech tour planner.

You can fly from Saint-Leu to Marrakech in 18 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Saint-Leu to Marrakech is minus 4 hours. Traveling from Saint-Leu in January, things will get much colder in Marrakech: highs are around 22°C and lows about 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Cairo.
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Find places to stay Jan 11 — 17:

Cairo, Egypt — 4 nights

More than 20 million people call Cairo their home and, as soon as you set foot in the sprawling metropolis, it's evident they make it crowded and chaotic, but also exuberant and charming.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairo: Giza (Pyramids of Giza, Great Sphinx, &more). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, admire the striking features of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary), stop by Islamic Cairo, and shop like a local with Khan Al-Khalili.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Cairo online itinerary builder.

You can fly from Marrakech to Cairo in 10 hours. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Marrakech in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Cairo, with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to fly to Luxor.
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Find places to stay Jan 17 — 21:

Luxor, Egypt — 5 nights

A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Luxor is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Medinet Habu, get answers to all your questions at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt, stroll the grounds of Tomb of Ramases IX, and delve into the distant past at Valley of the Queens.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Luxor attractions planning app.

You can fly from Cairo to Luxor in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cairo in January, expect nights in Luxor to be slightly colder, around 8°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Maasai Mara National Reserve.
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Find places to stay Jan 21 — 26:

Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya — 4 nights

Home to the Great Migration and Africa's exceptional wildlife, Maasai Mara is a must on a Kenya itinerary.
Spend the 27th (Fri) surrounded by wildlife at Olare Orok Conservancy. Spend the 28th (Sat) surrounded by wildlife at Mara Triangle. There's more to do: stroll through Musiara Swamp.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Maasai Mara National Reserve holiday builder site.

Getting from Luxor to Maasai Mara National Reserve by combination of flight and car takes about 20.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, and car; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Luxor to Maasai Mara National Reserve. In January, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Nairobi.
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Find places to stay Jan 26 — 30:

Nairobi, Kenya — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nairobi National Park. On the next day, get interesting insight from Tours, then stroll through Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, then stroll through Giraffe Centre, and finally see the interesting displays at Karen Blixen Museum.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Nairobi holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Nairobi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Maasai Mara National Reserve in January; daily highs in Nairobi reach 30°C and lows reach 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Victoria Falls.
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Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 1:

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.
Spend the 3rd (Fri) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, view the masterpieces at Tami Walker Gallery, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Victoria Falls sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Nairobi to Victoria Falls takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. Traveling from Nairobi to Victoria Falls, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In February in Victoria Falls, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Johannesburg.
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Find places to stay Feb 1 — 6:

Johannesburg, South Africa — 3 nights

Founded when gold was discovered in the area in the late 19th century, Johannesburg quickly grew into a bustling metropolis, South Africa's largest city and the region's economic hub.
Pack the 9th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Gold Reef City. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, steep yourself in history at Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, wander the streets of Maboneng Precinct, and try to win big at Montecasino.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Johannesburg road trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Victoria Falls to Johannesburg takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Johannesburg when traveling from Victoria Falls in February, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can fly to Nelspruit.
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Find places to stay Feb 6 — 9:

Nelspruit, South Africa — 3 nights

Nestled on the banks of the Crocodile River, Nelspruit provides visitors with a convenient base point boasting two airports and an enviable location on the road between Johannesburg and the Mozambican border.
Venture out of the city with trips to Hazyview (Katundo Leather Pty Ltd & Perry's Bridge Reptile Park). There's still lots to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, admire the natural beauty at Lowveld National Botanical Garden, Head underground at Sudwala Caves, and take in the dramatic scenery at Montrose Falls.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Nelspruit trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Johannesburg to Nelspruit takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for much warmer nights when traveling from Johannesburg in February since evenings lows in Nelspruit dip to 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Hoedspruit.
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Find places to stay Feb 9 — 12:

Hoedspruit, South Africa — 3 nights

Hoedspruit offers proximity to Kruger National Park and features an airport, making it a popular jump-off point for a variety of tours and safaris.
Hoedspruit is known for parks, zoos & aquariums, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, get outside with Siyafunda Conservation, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Hoedspruit online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Nelspruit to Hoedspruit in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and taxi. Plan for colder nights when traveling from Nelspruit in February since evenings lows in Hoedspruit dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to catch the bus to Kruger National Park.
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Find places to stay Feb 12 — 15:

Kruger National Park, South Africa — 5 nights

One of Africa's largest game sanctuaries and part of UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere Program, Kruger National Park provides an immersive experience of wildlife.
Spend the 16th (Thu) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at AM Spa Kruger, get great views at Nkumbe View Site, stroll through Idube Game Reserve, and trek along Sweni Wilderness Trail.

Find out how to plan Kruger National Park trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can take a bus from Hoedspruit to Kruger National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. February in Kruger National Park sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Cape Town.
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Find places to stay Feb 15 — 20:

Cape Town, South Africa — 7 nights

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Cape Town is known for nature, sightseeing, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: go for a stroll along the water at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, get great views at Cape Point, look for all kinds of wild species at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, and don't miss a visit to Cape Town Stadium (Green Point Stadium).

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Cape Town online travel route planner.

You can fly from Kruger National Park to Cape Town in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Find places to stay Feb 20 — 27: