22 days in Africa Itinerary

22 days in Africa Itinerary

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Johannesburg, South Africa
— 4 nights
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 4 nights
Drive to Livingstone, Fly to Nairobi
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Nairobi, Kenya
— 4 nights
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Moshi, Tanzania
— 1 night
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Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania
— 1 night
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Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
— 1 night
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Tarangire National Park, Tanzania
— 1 night
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Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 4 nights
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Johannesburg, South Africa

— 4 nights

City of Light

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Apartheid Museum and Union Buildings. Go for a jaunt from Johannesburg to Broederstroom to see Lion and Safari Park about 54 minutes away. Spend the 3rd (Mon) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, buy something for everyone on your list at Jack Friedman Sandton City, relax and rejuvenate at Fusionista Beauty and Spa, and try to win big at Montecasino.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Johannesburg trip itinerary builder website.

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Johannesburg is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Argentina Standard Time (ART) to South Africa Standard Time (SAST) is 5 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Buenos Aires in January since evenings lows in Johannesburg dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Fun & Games · Casinos · Wildlife · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 1 — 6:

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

— 4 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 8th (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's lots more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

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

Traveling by flight from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Johannesburg in January since evenings lows in Victoria Falls dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Nairobi.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 10:

Nairobi, Kenya

— 4 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.
Get some cultural insight at Karen Blixen Museum and Nairobi War Cemetery. Spend the 14th (Fri) exploring nature at Nairobi National Park. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, examine the collection at Nairobi National Museum, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and see Off-Road Tours.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Nairobi day trip site.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Victoria Falls to Nairobi in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Victoria Falls to Nairobi. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Victoria Falls in January; daily highs in Nairobi reach 30°C and lows reach 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Moshi.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Nature

Side Trip

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Moshi, Tanzania

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and then look for gifts at Sanaa Zetu.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Moshi using our trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Nairobi to Moshi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Kilimanjaro National Park.

Things to do in Moshi

Tours · Outdoors · Spas · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 15:

Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania

— 1 night
On the 16th (Sun), take in the awesome beauty at Mount Kilimanjaro.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kilimanjaro National Park trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Moshi to Kilimanjaro National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can fly to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Kilimanjaro National Park

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 16:
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Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

— 1 night
You can discover Tanzania's varied plant and animal life on a tour of Ngorongoro Conservation Area, a World Heritage Site known for its massive volcanic caldera.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Ngorongoro Crater.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area trip app.

Getting from Kilimanjaro National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area by flight takes about 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Tarangire National Park.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 17:
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Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

— 1 night
To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Tarangire National Park holiday planner.

You can drive from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Tarangire National Park in 4 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. On the 18th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Tarangire National Park

Wildlife · Nature · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 18:

Zanzibar City, Tanzania

— 4 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib) and Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral. Spend the 19th (Wed) observing fascinating marine mammals with The Safari Blue. There's lots more to do: stroll through Cheetah's Rock, view the masterpieces at Dr Bulugu Gallery, see the interesting displays at Freddie Mercury Museum, and get to know the fascinating history of Stone Town.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Zanzibar City vacation planning app.

Traveling by flight from Tarangire National Park to Zanzibar City takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Tarangire National Park in January; daily highs in Zanzibar City reach 38°C and lows reach 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 18 — 22:

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.

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.

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.