13 days in Africa Itinerary

13 days in Africa Itinerary

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13 days in Africa Itinerary

Chicago, United States
Fly:  22​h 30​min
Nairobi, Kenya
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 15​min
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  3​h 45​min
Okavango Delta, Botswana
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
Cape Town, South Africa
— 3 nights
Fly:  24​h
Chicago, United States

2
days
Nairobi, Kenya

Nairobi ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, then examine the collection at Karen Blixen Museum, and then examine the collection at National Museums Of Kenya Nairobi National Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Nairobi trip tool .

Chicago, USA to Nairobi is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Chicago to Nairobi due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Chicago in March: high temperatures in Nairobi hover around 81°F and lows are around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Serengeti National Park.

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David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ©
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
Karen Blixen Museum ©
Karen Blixen Museum
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2
days
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Serengeti National Park ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Serengeti Hippo Pool as well as Grumeti River. On the 3rd (Sat), explore the activities along Grumeti River and then stroll through Serengeti Hippo Pool. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Seronera.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Serengeti National Park online attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Nairobi to Serengeti National Park takes 7.5 hours. Traveling from Nairobi in March, plan for little chillier nights in Serengeti National Park, with lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Victoria Falls.

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Seronera ©
Seronera
Serengeti Hippo Pool ©
Serengeti Hippo Pool

2
days
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): take in the views from Victoria Falls Bridge and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

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

The Route module can help you plan travel from Serengeti National Park to Victoria Falls. The time zone difference moving from Eastern African Time (EAT) to Central African Time (CAT) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Serengeti National Park in March, expect Victoria Falls to be somewhat warmer, temps between 84°F and 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Okavango Delta.

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Victoria Falls Bridge ©
Victoria Falls Bridge

1
day
Okavango Delta, Botswana

Okavango Delta
Listed as a World Heritage Site, Okavango Delta represents a sanctuary for a rich and diverse animal and plant life, which continues to attract swarms of tourists, adventurers, and nature lovers.
On the 7th (Wed), stroll through Moremi Wildlife Reserve.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Okavango Delta road trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Victoria Falls to Okavango Delta takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in March, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Town.

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4
days
Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town ©
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, parks, beaches, adventure, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, enjoy the sand and surf at Boulders Beach, stroll through Clifton Beaches, and head off the coast to Robben Island.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Cape Town driving holiday planner .

Getting from Okavango Delta to Cape Town by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Okavango Delta in March, with highs in Cape Town at 78°F and lows at 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

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Cape of Good Hope ©
Cape of Good Hope
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Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

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