58 days in Africa Itinerary

58 days in Africa Itinerary

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58 days in Africa Itinerary

Johannesburg, South Africa
Fly:  2​h 45​min
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 7 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
Harare, Zimbabwe
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
Cape Town, South Africa
— 11 nights
Fly:  9​h
Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 30​min
Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 30​min
Nairobi, Kenya
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
Mombasa, Kenya
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h
Kampala, Uganda
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 30​min
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 15 nights
Johannesburg, South Africa

7
days
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.
Spend the 2nd (Tue) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. On the 7th (Sun), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, snap pictures at Victoria Falls Bridge, and relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Victoria Falls holiday planner .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Victoria Falls is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Johannesburg in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 22°C in Victoria Falls. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Harare.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Safaris
Scuba & Snorkeling
Walking tours

3
days
Harare, Zimbabwe

Harare ©
Regarded as the nation's leading commercial, financial, and communications center, Harare attracts tourists with its modern architecture mixed with British colonial influence and traditional African flair.
Harare is known for parks, zoos & aquariums, shopping, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Wild Is Life Trust and ZEN, look for gifts at kiki's gallery, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lion and Cheetah Park.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Harare travel route planner .

You can fly from Victoria Falls to Harare in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Victoria Falls in January, with highs in Harare at 30°C and lows at 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cape Town.

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Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums
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Wild Is Life Trust and ZEN ©
Wild Is Life Trust and ZEN
Thetford Game Reserve ©
Thetford Game Reserve
Mukuvisi Woodlands ©
Mukuvisi Woodlands

10
days
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.
Relax by the water at Boulders Beach and Clifton Beaches. Get some cultural insight at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront and Table Mountain National Park. And it doesn't end there: get great views at Cape of Good Hope, take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, meet the residents at Two Oceans Aquarium, and kick back and relax at Llandudno Beach.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Cape Town visit app .

You can fly from Harare to Cape Town in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Chapman's Peak Drive
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Boulders Beach ©
Boulders Beach
Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

4
days
Zanzibar City, Tanzania

Zanzibar City ©
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib) and Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral, Stonetown. You'll get in some beach time at Nungwi Beach and Nakupenda Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Zanzibar City: Scuba & Snorkeling (in Nungwi) and Paje Beach (in Paje). There's lots more to do: head off the coast to Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, explore the ancient world of Hamamni Persian Baths, stop by Mwanzo Mpya, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church Cathedral.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Zanzibar City trip planner.

Getting from Cape Town to Zanzibar City by flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cape Town to Zanzibar City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cape Town in January, expect Zanzibar City to be a bit warmer, temps between 38°C and 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Nungwi, Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral, Stonetown, Paje Beach
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Nungwi Beach ©
Nungwi Beach
Paje Beach ©
Paje Beach
Hamamni Persian Baths ©
Hamamni Persian Baths

1
day
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.
On the 26th (Fri), take in the dramatic natural features at Ngorongoro Crater.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Ngorongoro Conservation Area trip itinerary website .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Zanzibar City to Ngorongoro Conservation Area in 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Parks Nature
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Ngorongoro Crater ©
Ngorongoro Crater

4
days
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.
Spend the 27th (Sat) surrounded by wildlife at Mara Triangle. Spend the 29th (Mon) surrounded by wildlife at Olare Orok Conservancy. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Maasai Mara National Reserve online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Maasai Mara National Reserve takes 7.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in January, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Nairobi.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Wildlife Parks Tours
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Mara Triangle ©
Mara Triangle
Olare Orok Conservancy ©
Olare Orok Conservancy
Safaris

3
days
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Karen Blixen Museum and National Museums Of Kenya Nairobi National Museum. Spend the 31st (Wed) exploring nature at Nairobi National Park. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, wander the streets of Kibera, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Nairobi trip itinerary maker tool

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Nairobi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Maasai Mara National Reserve in January, with highs in Nairobi at 30°C and lows at 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Mombasa.

Things to do in Nairobi

Museums Wildlife Parks
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Karen Blixen Museum ©
Karen Blixen Museum
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ©
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
Giraffe Centre ©
Giraffe Centre

4
days
Mombasa, Kenya

Mombasa ©
Mombasa rests on the exotic shores of the Indian Ocean and serves as a globally popular vacation destination thanks to its classy hotels and friendly and relaxed atmosphere.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Diani Beach and Bamburi Beach. When in Mombasa, make a side trip to see Sand & Sea Beach Shop in Diani Beach, approximately 58 minutes away. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, stroll through Haller Park, and take a stroll through Old Town.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Mombasa travel route planning site

Getting from Nairobi to Mombasa by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Nairobi in February: high temperatures in Mombasa hover around 38°C and lows are around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kampala.

Things to do in Mombasa

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Diani Beach
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Diani Beach ©
Diani Beach
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Bamburi Beach ©
Bamburi Beach

5
days
Kampala, Uganda

Kampala enjoys the reputation of a modern city with a buzzing atmosphere--it also serves as a good base point for exploring the surrounding area.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kampala: Entebbe (Uganda Wildlife Education Center, Entebbe Golf Club, & more). Spend the 7th (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary, try to win big at Mayfair Casino & Club, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gaddafi National Mosque, and examine the collection at Uganda Museum.

To find reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Kampala trip maker app

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Mombasa to Kampala takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, Kampala is a bit cooler than Mombasa - with highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Kampala

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Entebbe, Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary
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Safaris
Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary ©
Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary
Kasubi Tombs ©
Kasubi Tombs

15
days
Johannesburg, South Africa

Johannesburg ©
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 Maboneng Precinct. Explore Johannesburg's surroundings by going to Ukutula Lion Park (in Brits), Pretoria (Pretoria National Botanical Garden, Rietvlei Nature Reserve, & more) and Zipline (in Rustenburg). Spend the 13th (Tue) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. And it doesn't end there: try your luck at Montecasino, explore the fascinating underground world of Sterkfontein Cave, contemplate the long history of South Western Townships, and make a trip to Nelson Mandela Square.

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Traveling by combination of car and flight from Kampala to Johannesburg takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kampala to Johannesburg. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Kampala in February since evenings lows in Johannesburg dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Pretoria, Hartbeespoort, Sandton, Roodepoort, The Bryanston Organic and Natural Market
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Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre ©
Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Montecasino ©
Montecasino

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