20 days in Africa Itinerary

20 days in Africa Itinerary

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20 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Monterrey, Mexico
Fly:  26​h
1
Nairobi, Kenya
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
2
Samburu National Reserve, Kenya
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
3
Buffalo Springs Game Reserve, Kenya
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  9​h 30​min
4
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  18​h 45​min
8
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  22​h 15​min
9
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
10
Cape Town, South Africa
— 2 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Monterrey, Mexico

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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.
To find out how to plan a trip to Nairobi, use our trip itinerary maker.

Monterrey, Mexico to Nairobi is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, car, and flight. Traveling from Monterrey to Nairobi, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. In March, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. You will leave for Samburu National Reserve on the 16th (Tue).

Things to do in Nairobi

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1
night
Samburu National Reserve, Kenya

Samburu National Reserve ©
On the 16th (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Shaba National Reserve.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Samburu National Reserve visit planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Nairobi to Samburu National Reserve in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or drive. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Buffalo Springs Game Reserve.

Things to do in Samburu National Reserve

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Shaba National Reserve ©
Shaba National Reserve
Reteti Elephant Santuary ©
Reteti Elephant Santuary

1
night
Buffalo Springs Game Reserve, Kenya

Buffalo Springs Game Reserve
To find reviews, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Buffalo Springs Game Reserve online attractions planner .

Drive from Samburu National Reserve to Buffalo Springs Game Reserve in an hour. You'll set off for Maasai Mara National Reserve on the 18th (Thu).

Things to do in Buffalo Springs Game Reserve

Parks Nature
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2
nights
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

Maasai Mara National Reserve ©
Home to the Great Migration and Africa's exceptional wildlife, Maasai Mara is a must on a Kenya itinerary.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Olare Orok Conservancy and then identify plant and animal life at Mara Triangle.

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Maasai Mara National Reserve trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Buffalo Springs Game Reserve to Maasai Mara National Reserve with the Route module. March in Maasai Mara National Reserve sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 11°C at night. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Olare Orok Conservancy ©
Olare Orok Conservancy
Mara Triangle ©
Mara Triangle

2
nights
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sun): see Off-Road Tours, tour the pleasant surroundings at Retima Hippo Pool, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seronera.

Plan trip to Serengeti National Park with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Serengeti National Park in 3.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Mon) before leaving for Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

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Retima Hippo Pool ©
Retima Hippo Pool
Off-Road Tours
Seronera ©
Seronera

1
night
Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

Ngorongoro Conservation Area ©
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 22nd (Mon): make a trip to The Engare Sero Footprint Site.

To find photos, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Ngorongoro Crater ©
Ngorongoro Crater
Oldupai Gorge ©
Oldupai Gorge
The Engare Sero Footprint Site ©
The Engare Sero Footprint Site

1
night
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Serengeti National Park
For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Serengeti National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Serengeti National Park takes 2.5 hours. On the 24th (Wed), you'll travel to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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2
nights
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): get interesting insight from Tours, contemplate the geological forces at Virunga Volcanoes, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Bwindi Inpenetrable Forest. Here are some ideas for day two: play a few rounds at Kabale Golf Course and then get outside with Nature adventure uganda..

To find photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park trip maker app .

Explore your travel options from Serengeti National Park to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park with the Route module. Traveling from Serengeti National Park in March, expect a bit warmer with lows of 17°C in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. You'll set off for Victoria Falls on the 27th (Sat).

Things to do in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Kabale, Kisoro
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Bwindi Inpenetrable Forest ©
Bwindi Inpenetrable Forest
Virunga Volcanoes ©
Virunga Volcanoes

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): snap pictures at Victoria Falls Bridge, then admire the sheer force of Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. On the 29th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, look for gifts at Cultural Vibes Music Shop, then browse the exhibits of Prime Art Gallery, then get to know the resident critters at Victoria Falls Snake Park, and finally stroll through Siduli Hide.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Victoria Falls online trip itinerary builder .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to Victoria Falls. Traveling from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to Victoria Falls, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in March: high temperatures in Victoria Falls hover around 34°C and lows are around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Safaris
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, then get great views at Cape Point, then see the interesting displays at District Six Museum, and finally hike along Platteklip Gorge. Keep things going the next day: head off the coast to Robben Island Museum, take in the waterfront at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, buy something for everyone on your list at Jack Friedman V&A WaterFront, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Signal Hill, and finally stroll through Clifton Beaches.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Cape Town online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Victoria Falls to Cape Town by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Victoria Falls in March, with highs in Cape Town at 30°C and lows at 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Platteklip Gorge ©
Platteklip Gorge

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