31 days in Africa Itinerary

31 days in Africa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Africa vacation planner

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Nairobi, Kenya
— 3 nights
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Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
— 4 nights
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Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
— 3 nights
Drive to Nairobi, Fly to Victoria Falls
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 3 nights
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Johannesburg, South Africa
— 3 nights
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Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 5 nights
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Cape Town, South Africa
— 5 nights
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Marrakech, Morocco
— 4 nights
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Nairobi, Kenya

— 3 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.
Spend the 2nd (Fri) exploring nature at Nairobi National Park. Next up on the itinerary: see Off-Road Tours, examine the collection at Nairobi National Museum, browse the different shops at The Hub Karen, and tour the pleasant surroundings at David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Nairobi online trip itinerary maker.

Edinburgh, UK to Nairobi is an approximately 15-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Edinburgh to Nairobi. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Edinburgh in July; daily highs in Nairobi reach 26°C and lows reach 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 4:

Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

— 4 nights
Home to the Great Migration and Africa's exceptional wildlife, Maasai Mara is a must on a Kenya itinerary.
Spend the 5th (Mon) surrounded by wildlife at Olare Orok Conservancy. Spend the 6th (Tue) surrounded by wildlife at Mara Triangle. It doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mara North Conservancy.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Maasai Mara National Reserve online holiday planner.

Fly from Nairobi to Maasai Mara National Reserve in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. On the 8th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Wildlife · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 4 — 8:

Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

— 3 nights
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.
On the 9th (Fri), explore the striking landscape at Ngorongoro Crater. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to The Engare Sero Footprint Site and then explore the striking landscape at Olduvai Gorge.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Ngorongoro Conservation Area by car takes about 9 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 11:

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: take in the dramatic scenery at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, take in the views from Victoria Falls Bridge, get to know the resident critters at Victoria Falls Snake Park, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Victoria Falls trip app.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Victoria Falls in 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Victoria Falls. In July, daily temperatures in Victoria Falls can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours · Outdoors · Shopping · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 14:

Johannesburg, South Africa

— 3 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.
Johannesburg is known for museums, historic sites, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at South African National Museum of Military History, try to win big at Montecasino, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and examine the collection at Apartheid Museum.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Johannesburg trip planner.

You can fly from Victoria Falls to Johannesburg in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, Johannesburg is a bit cooler than Victoria Falls - with highs of 22°C and lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums · Fun & Games · Neighborhoods · Casinos

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 14 — 17:

Kruger National Park, South Africa

— 5 nights
One of Africa's largest game sanctuaries and part of UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere Program, Kruger National Park provides an immersive experience of wildlife.
Change things up with a short trip to Qualito Craft Distillery in Phalaborwa (about 1h 45 min away). Spend the 18th (Sun) exploring nature at Kruger National Park. Spend the 19th (Mon) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sweni Wilderness Trail, get great views at Nkumbe View Site, hike along Wolhuter Wilderness Trail, and contemplate the long history of Masorini Archaeological Site.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Kruger National Park online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Johannesburg in July: high temperatures in Kruger National Park hover around 26°C and lows are around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 17 — 22:

Cape Town, South Africa

— 5 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: take some stellar pictures from Cape Point, see the interesting displays at District Six Museum, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Two Oceans Aquarium, and awaken your taste buds at Wine Flies Wine Tours - Day Tours.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Cape Town online travel planner.

You can fly from Kruger National Park to Cape Town in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kruger National Park in July, expect nights in Cape Town to be about the same, around 8°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Wineries
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 27:

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.
Spend the 29th (Thu) 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, steep yourself in history at Koutoubia Mosque, and take in the awesome beauty at High Atlas Mountains.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Marrakech online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Cape Town to Marrakech takes 22 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Cape Town to Marrakech. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Cape Town in July: high temperatures in Marrakech hover around 44°C and lows are around 23°C. On the 31st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Marrakech

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 27 — 31: