60 days in Africa Itinerary

60 days in Africa Itinerary

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Nairobi, Kenya
— 6 nights
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Mombasa, Kenya
— 3 nights
Ferry to Likoni, Drive to Diani Beach
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Diani Beach, Kenya
— 2 nights
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Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania
— 1 night
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Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 5 nights
Ferry to Dar es Salaam, Fly to Nosy Be
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Nosy Be, Madagascar
— 4 nights
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Antananarivo, Madagascar
— 5 nights
Fly to Vilankulo Airport, Drive to Bazaruto Archipelago
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Bazaruto Archipelago, Mozambique
— 2 nights
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Tofo, Mozambique
— 3 nights
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Johannesburg, South Africa
— 6 nights
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Durban, South Africa
— 5 nights
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Cape Town, South Africa
— 16 nights
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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.
Spend the 7th (Sat) exploring nature at Nairobi National Park. Spend the 4th (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, see the interesting displays at Nairobi National Museum, stop by Matbronze Wildlife Art, and get a dose of the wild on ToKenya.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Nairobi online attractions planner.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Nairobi is an approximately 15-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Copenhagen to Nairobi. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Copenhagen in May, with highs in Nairobi at 28°C and lows at 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to fly to Mombasa.
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Mombasa, Kenya — 3 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.
Spend the 8th (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's much more to do: stroll through Haller Park, wander the streets of Old Town, get engrossed in the history at Fort Jesus Museum, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bamburi Beach.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Mombasa tour app.

You can fly from Nairobi to Mombasa in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Nairobi in May, expect Mombasa to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Diani Beach.
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Find places to stay May 7 — 10:

Diani Beach, Kenya — 2 nights

On a vacation in Diani Beach, a bustling resort town on Kenya's eastern coast, you can take advantage of a pristine sandy shore fringed by a verdant forest.
On the 11th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Diani Beach and then get a dose of the wild on African Bush & Beach Adventures - Day tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Diani Beach trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Mombasa to Diani Beach in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight. In May, daytime highs in Diani Beach are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Kilimanjaro National Park.
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Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Kilimanjaro. Here are some ideas for day two: see exotic creatures in open habitats at Kilimanjaro Trekking Experts and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Kibo.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kilimanjaro National Park itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Diani Beach to Kilimanjaro National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Zanzibar City.
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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.
Step out of Zanzibar City with an excursion to Scuba & Snorkeling in Nungwi--about 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: step off the mainland to explore Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, get a dose of the wild on Zanzibar Bookings - Day Tours, admire the landmark architecture of House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib), and explore the ancient world of Hamamni Persian Baths.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Zanzibar City trip maker tool.

You can fly from Kilimanjaro National Park to Zanzibar City in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. May in Zanzibar City sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Nosy Be.
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Nosy Be, Madagascar — 4 nights

The island of Nosy Be, off the coast of Madagascar, remains the country's premier beach getaway renowned for its tranquil ambience, pristine shoreline, and year-round warm weather.
Nosy Be is known for wildlife, nature, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore by horseback at Ambaro Ranch, step off the mainland to explore Nosy Sakatia, and get to know the resident critters at Lemuria Land.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Nosy Be trip itinerary maker site.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Zanzibar City to Nosy Be in 20 hours. In May, daytime highs in Nosy Be are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time for the flight to Antananarivo.
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Antananarivo, Madagascar — 5 nights

Surrounded by verdant rice paddies, Madagascar's capital and the country's commercial and cultural hub, Antananarivo boasts a rich history and heritage, evident in its numerous historic buildings, colonial-era neighborhoods, and archaeological museums.
Antananarivo is known for zoos & aquariums, historic sites, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Ambohimanga, get to know the resident critters at Lemurs' Park, get engrossed in the history at Musee de la Photographie de Madagascar, and meet the residents at Croc Farm.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Antananarivo online road trip planner.

You can fly from Nosy Be to Antananarivo in 4 hours. Traveling from Nosy Be in May, expect Antananarivo to be little chillier, temps between 28°C and 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bazaruto Archipelago.
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Bazaruto Archipelago, Mozambique — 2 nights

Bazaruto Archipelago comprises six islands formed by sand deposits from the Save River.
On the 29th (Sun), see the vivid underwater world at Two Mile Reef. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Parque Nacional de Bazaruto.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Bazaruto Archipelago road trip site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Antananarivo to Bazaruto Archipelago. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Antananarivo to Bazaruto Archipelago. Traveling from Antananarivo in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Bazaruto Archipelago, with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Tofo.
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Find places to stay May 28 — 30:

Tofo, Mozambique — 3 nights

Historically a fishing village governed by Portuguese colonists, Tofo has become a top destination for adventurers, divers, and marine life lovers.
Tofo is known for wildlife, beaches, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Barra Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Tofo, and pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral da Nossa Senhora da Conceicao.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Tofo trip tool.

Getting from Bazaruto Archipelago to Tofo by flight takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in May, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to fly to Johannesburg.
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Johannesburg, South Africa — 6 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Pretoria (Voortrekker Monument & Kruger House Museum) and Lion and Safari Park (in Broederstroom). Pack the 4th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Gold Reef City. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, contemplate the long history of Mandela House, get engrossed in the history at Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, and make a trip to Nelson Mandela Square.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Johannesburg trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Tofo to Johannesburg takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Tofo in June, you will find days in Johannesburg are slightly colder (22°C), and nights are cooler (5°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Durban.
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Durban, South Africa — 5 nights

Sunny weather and golden beaches await you on a vacation in Durban, a busy port city on the Indian Ocean known for its outdoorsy atmosphere.
When in Durban, make a side trip to see Spas in Ballito, approximately Ballito away. There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, admire the natural beauty at Durban Botanic Gardens, walk around Umgeni River Bird Park, and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Durban travel route tool.

You can fly from Johannesburg to Durban in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Johannesburg in June, with highs in Durban at 28°C and lows at 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Cape Town.
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Cape Town, South Africa — 16 nights

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Get out of town with these interesting Cape Town side-trips: Soul Barrel Brewing (in Simondium), Waterford Estate (in Stellenbosch) and Lynx Wine (in Franschhoek). The adventure continues: take some stellar pictures from Cape Point, take in the waterfront activity at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, explore and take pictures at Robben Island Museum, and see the interesting displays at District Six Museum.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Cape Town online road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Durban to Cape Town takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Durban in June, things will get slightly colder in Cape Town: highs are around 20°C and lows about 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.
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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.
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Tanzania travel guide

4.1
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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Madagascar travel guide

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Nature & Parks · National Parks · Scuba & Snorkeling
Red Island
Madagascar deserves its reputation as a nature lover's paradise--around 5 percent of the world's plant and animal species are endemic to this island. Lemurs and rainforests, karst landscapes and rich red soil steal the headlines and remain among tops reasons to take a trip to Madagascar. The cultural diversity of the population also provides plenty of intrigue and interest, with distinctive ceremonies, unusual sports, and a varied cuisine all highlights of active, enriching Madagascan itineraries.
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Mozambique travel guide

4.1
Scuba & Snorkeling · Architectural Buildings · Flea Markets
Still relatively unvisited by international tourists, Mozambique boasts plenty of natural and cultural charms that could easy make it into a major vacation destination. The beaches of the south come in all shapes and sizes, while the less-visited north offers island archipelagos and untouched coral reefs. The colonial architecture of the main urban areas complements the colorful African heritage that still holds sway here, with the region's art, cuisine, and music ensuring each trip to Mozambique allows the visitor to appreciate the country's distinct culture and vast landscape.
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South Africa travel guide

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Nature & Parks · Wineries & Vineyards · Mountains
Rainbow Nation
The landscapes of South Africa match its people in terms of diversity, richness, and vitality. From desert lands and coastlines, to the famous nature reserves sheltering the "Big Five" game animals, the country has natural charm in spades. The main cities provide a wealth of bars, clubs, shopping districts, and entertainment options to please the most demanding visitors, while traditional life can still be admired and respected in a collection of villages with beehive-style huts and an age-old cultural heritage. When in need of a minute to digest all that's happened during your trip to South Africa, sit down to a braai (traditional barbecue), and a bottle of wine made at one of the country's thriving vineyards.
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