28 days in Africa Itinerary

28 days in Africa Itinerary

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28 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Milan, Italy
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Nairobi, Kenya
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Mulanje, Malawi
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Lilongwe, Malawi
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
4
Lusaka, Zambia
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
5
Livingstone, Zambia
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
6
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
7
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
8
Cape Town, South Africa
— 8 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Nairobi, Kenya

4
nights
Nairobi, Kenya

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.
Nairobi is known for parks, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Nairobi National Park, examine the collection at Karen Blixen Museum, trot along with a tour on horseback, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Nairobi trip planner.

Milan, Italy to Nairobi is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Milan to Nairobi is 2 hours. In July, Nairobi is slightly colder than Milan - with highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Mulanje.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Off-Road Tours
Nairobi National Park ©
Nairobi National Park
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ©
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

1
night
Mulanje, Malawi

Mulanje ©
Mulanje is a town in the Southern Region, Malawi close to the border of Mozambique. Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Mulanje.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Mulanje holiday planning site .

Getting from Nairobi to Mulanje by combination of flight and car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Nairobi to Mulanje is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Lilongwe.

Things to do in Mulanje

Parks Nature
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Mount Mulanje ©
Mount Mulanje

2
nights
Lilongwe, Malawi

Lilongwe ©
The capital city of Malawi and its largest, Lilongwe serves as an important center of economy and transportation for the area.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): stroll through Lilongwe Wildlife Centre, then don't miss a visit to Tindoz d'Afrique, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nkhoma Mountain, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Maula Cathedral. On the next day, take in nature's colorful creations at National Herbarium And Botanic Gardens Of Malawi, look for gifts at Gems and Jewellery Lanka, then pick up some local products at Lizulu Market, and finally browse the different shops at Old Town Mall.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Lilongwe day trip site .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Mulanje to Lilongwe takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Lusaka.

Things to do in Lilongwe

Parks Shopping Historic Sites
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Maula Cathedral ©
Maula Cathedral
Lilongwe Wildlife Centre ©
Lilongwe Wildlife Centre

2
nights
Lusaka, Zambia

Lusaka ©
Tourism in Lusaka, Zambia's commercial and government center, thrives mostly due to its central location and well-connected airport, making it a gateway for exploring the country's numerous nature reserves and national parks.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): view the masterpieces at 37D Gallery, then head outdoors with The Lilayi Elephant Nursery, and then take in the natural beauty of Kapishya Hot Springs. On the next day, stroll through PaZuri Place, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Parays Game Farm Wildlife Sanctuary, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of The Holy Cross Lusaka.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Lusaka road trip planning website .

You can fly from Lilongwe to Lusaka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Livingstone.

Things to do in Lusaka

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kapishya Hot Springs
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Cathedral of The Holy Cross Lusaka ©
Cathedral of The Holy Cross Lusaka
The Lilayi Elephant Nursery ©
The Lilayi Elephant Nursery
37D Gallery ©
37D Gallery

2
nights
Livingstone, Zambia

Tourism in Livingstone, a town nestled on the Zimbabwean border, thrives largely thanks to the nearby Victoria Falls.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, see the interesting displays at Railway Museum, then take in the dramatic scenery at Victoria Falls, and finally admire all the interesting features of Mukuni Village. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Livingstone Museum and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Livingstone tour itinerary website .

You can fly from Lusaka to Livingstone in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Livingstone can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Livingstone

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Mukuni Village
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Victoria Falls ©
Victoria Falls
Mukuni Village ©
Mukuni Village

4
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.
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, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, take in the views from Victoria Falls Bridge, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Victoria Falls holiday maker.

Victoria Falls is just a stone's throw from Livingstone. Traveling from Livingstone in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Victoria Falls, with lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Safaris
Helicopter Tours

4
nights
Johannesburg, South Africa

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.
When in Johannesburg, make a side trip to see Union Buildings in Pretoria, approximately Pretoria away. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, steep yourself in history at Mandela House, browse the different shops at Jack Friedman Eastgate, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Johannesburg travel route planning tool .

You can fly from Victoria Falls to Johannesburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Victoria Falls in July; daily highs in Johannesburg reach 22°C and lows reach 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Casinos Fun & Games Tours

Side Trips

Union Buildings, Montecasino, Jack Friedman Eastgate
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Safaris
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Gold Reef City ©
Gold Reef City

8
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.
Cape Town is known for nature, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore and take pictures at Cape Point, kick back and relax at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, examine the collection at District Six Museum, and take in the waterfront at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Cape Town online holiday planner .

Fly from Johannesburg to Cape Town in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Cape Town are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Chapman's Peak Drive
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

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