18 days in Africa Itinerary

18 days in Africa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Africa tour planner

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Fly to Casablanca, Train to Marrakech
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Marrakech, Morocco
— 4 nights
Fly
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Cairo, Egypt
— 2 nights
Fly
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Arusha, Tanzania
— 2 nights
Fly
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Livingstone, Zambia
— 1 night
Drive
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 3 nights
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Drive to Livingstone, Bus to Kazungula, Fly to Ngamiland East
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Ngamiland East, Botswana
— 1 night
Fly
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Cape Town, South Africa
— 4 nights
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Marrakech, Morocco

— 4 nights

Red City

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.
Royal Mansour Bar has been added to your itinerary. Spend the 3rd (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, admire the striking features of Medersa Ben Youssef, see the interesting displays at Marrakech Museum, and explore and take pictures at Jemaa el-Fna.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Marrakech trip planner.

Orlando, USA to Marrakech is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Orlando to Marrakech due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Orlando in July, you will find days in Marrakech are somewhat warmer (100°F), and nights are a bit cooler (68°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Marrakech

Find places to stay Jul 1 — 5:

Cairo, Egypt

— 2 nights

City of a Thousand Minarets

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.
On the 6th (Thu), see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, then contemplate the long history of Great Sphinx, and then stroll around Al-Azhar Park.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Cairo trip app.

Fly from Marrakech to Cairo in 10.5 hours. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Marrakech to Cairo due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Marrakech in July, plan for a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in Cairo: temperatures range from 95°F by day to 76°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Fri) before leaving for Arusha.

Things to do in Cairo

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 5 — 7:

Arusha, Tanzania

— 2 nights
Nestled in the verdant foothills of Mount Meru, Arusha remains the primary gateway and jump-off point for safaris into several national parks.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Arusha route maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Arusha takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to East Africa Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Cairo in July, plan for cooler days in Arusha, with highs around 70°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Livingstone.

Things to do in Arusha

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 7 — 9:

Livingstone, Zambia

— 1 night
Tourism in Livingstone, a town nestled on the Zimbabwean border, thrives largely thanks to the nearby Victoria Falls.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): examine the collection at Railway Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with The National Art Gallery, Livingstone, then get a dose of the wild on The Explorer Club, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Victoria Falls.

For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Livingstone online visit planner.

Getting from Arusha to Livingstone by flight takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Arusha to Livingstone is minus 1 hour. In July, daily temperatures in Livingstone can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Livingstone

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 9 — 10:

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

— 3 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.
Victoria Falls is known for nature, adventure, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, look for gifts at Cultural Vibes Music Shop, get a taste of life in the country at Crocodile Park Victoria Falls, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Victoria Falls Snake Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Victoria Falls itinerary planner.

Victoria Falls is very close to Livingstone. Expect slightly colder evenings in Victoria Falls when traveling from Livingstone in July, with lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Ngamiland East.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 13:

Ngamiland East, Botswana

— 1 night
Ngamiland East, a sub-district of Botswana's North-East District, is all about the wildlife and safaris.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Ngamiland East trip itinerary maker app.

You can do a combination of car, bus, and flight from Victoria Falls to Ngamiland East in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daytime highs in Ngamiland East are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Ngamiland East

Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 14:

Cape Town, South Africa

— 4 nights

Mother City

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, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Point, look for all kinds of wild species at Platteklip Gorge, do a tasting at Constantia Uitsig Wine Estate, and take in the waterfront at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Cape Town trip planner.

You can fly from Ngamiland East to Cape Town in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Ngamiland East in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Cape Town: temperatures range from 64°F by day to 45°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 18:

Morocco travel guide

4.2
Diverse in landscapes and cultures, Morocco has long been a popular tourist destination, offering many quintessential North African vistas, sounds, and tastes. The ancient medinas of the main cities have retained their look and feel over the centuries, with bustling markets of colorful spice stalls, leather tanning in the streets, and teahouses. The dunes of the Sahara and the peaks of the High Atlas mountains battle for the interest of tourists on holiday in Morocco, with each possessing impressive, picturesque scenery, and hidden-away traditional villages, filled with crafts, carpets, and a rural way of life.

Egypt travel guide

4.5
Gift of the Nile
The land of pharaohs, pyramids, sphinxes, and papyrus, Egypt needs little by way of introduction. Visitors find more than a textbook readout of ancient history when visiting the country--the power, scale, art, and mysticism of its centuries-old culture bleed out from each landmark attraction and seep into the everyday life. Bustling markets, the slow-flowing Nile, the vast desert, and inspiring archeological sites often sit right alongside palaces of great excess and historical importance. All ensure you have plenty to see and do during your vacation in Egypt. In the wake of the Arab Spring in 2011, travel to certain areas where conflict and terrorism are deemed likely remains inadvisable for foreign visitors.

Tanzania travel guide

4.1
Geologic Formations · Beaches · Safaris
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.

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.

Zimbabwe travel guide

4.3
National Parks · Zipline · Bridges
Tourism in Zimbabwe experienced a boost after the country's turbulent recent history seemed to settle down. Waterfalls, "Big Five" national parks, and the Eastern Highlands provide contrasting but complementary images of southern Africa, with the growing tourism infrastructure helping visitors see the best of what the country offers. Though corruption and unemployment remain everyday problems, the vast majority of Zimbabweans are a welcoming bunch, proud of the natural riches and culture of their hopeful country.

Botswana travel guide

3.7
Nature & Parks · Safaris · Nature & Wildlife Tours
Sparsely populated Botswana possesses some of the most unadulterated wilderness and animal-rich areas in Africa. Largely unfenced national parks allow the world's largest population of elephants to roam freely--these protected areas also shelter varied birdlife and many endangered and rare mammal species. Tourism in Botswana largely caters to visitors seeking luxury lodges and exclusive safari experiences, but expeditions into traditional villages are also strongly recommended. The preserved cultures of these agricultural settlements show a link between man and nature formed over centuries, a relationship that many visitors to Botswana come to reconsider in their own lives.