60 days in Africa Itinerary

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Mombasa, Kenya
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Watamu, Kenya
— 5 nights
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Nairobi, Kenya
— 6 nights
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Lalibela, Ethiopia
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Bahir Dar, Ethiopia
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
— 5 nights
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Ruhengeri, Rwanda
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Kigali, Rwanda
— 5 nights
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Swakopmund, Namibia
— 6 nights
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Cape Town, South Africa
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Durban, South Africa
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Mombasa, Kenya — 4 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Diani Beach (Diani Beach & Dolphin & Whale Watching). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Haller Park, see exotic creatures in open habitats at Jackal Adventure Safaris, look for gifts at Imani Collective, and take an in-depth tour of Fort Jesus Museum.

For photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Mombasa trip planner.

Perth, Australia to Mombasa is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to East Africa Time (EAT) is minus 5 hours. Traveling from Perth in December, Mombasa is a bit warmer at night with lows of 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Watamu.
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Watamu, Kenya — 5 nights

Hailed for its picturesque scenery and pristine beaches, the village of Watamu on Kenya's Indian Ocean coastline attracts both adventure seekers and those looking for a relaxing seaside holiday.
When in Watamu, make a side trip to see 3 Degrees South in Kilifi, approximately Kilifi away. Spend the 4th (Wed) exploring nature at Watamu National Marine Park. There's lots more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take a peaceful walk through Arabuko-Sokoke Forest, kick back and relax at Spiaggia delle Tartarughe, and soothe aching muscles at Yoga at Watamu Treehouse.

For other places to visit and other tourist information, read Watamu online road trip planner.

Drive from Mombasa to Watamu in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In January, daily temperatures in Watamu can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Nairobi.
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Nairobi, Kenya — 6 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 9th (Mon) exploring nature at Nairobi National Park. There's still lots to do: stroll through Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, see Off-Road Tours, see the interesting displays at Nairobi National Museum, and look for gifts at Utamaduni Craft Centre.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Nairobi driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Watamu to Nairobi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Watamu in January, with highs in Nairobi at 30°C and lows at 19°C. On the 14th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Lalibela.
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Lalibela, Ethiopia — 4 nights

Tourism in Lalibela, a small town nestled in Ethiopia's Lasta Mountains, prospers due to its fascinating cluster of rock-carved churches, dating back to the 12th century and boasting the status of a World Heritage Site.
Lalibela is known for historic sites, nature, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Church of St. George, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Yemrehana Krestos Church, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Na’akuto La’ab.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Lalibela travel route builder website.

You can fly from Nairobi to Lalibela in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Bahir Dar.
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Bahir Dar, Ethiopia — 2 nights

Palm trees and tropical gardens line the spacious avenues of Bahar Dar, a town nestled on the southern shore of the vast, glistening Lake Tana.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Azwa Mariam Monastery and then stop by Ura Kidane Mihret. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Blue Nile Falls and then view the masterpieces at Lions Art Gallery.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Bahir Dar trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Lalibela to Bahir Dar takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January in Bahir Dar, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Addis Ababa.
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia — 5 nights

City of Humans

A sprawling metropolis and home to millions of Ethiopians, Addis Ababa houses many international organizations, embassies, and commissions, making it a diplomatic, political, and economic hub of the country.
On the 22nd (Sun), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's much more to do: soar above the sights with a balloon tour, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, see the interesting displays at Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Addis Ababa road trip site.

Traveling by flight from Bahir Dar to Addis Ababa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Ruhengeri.
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Ruhengeri, Rwanda — 3 nights

Most tourism in Ruhengeri revolves around the famous national park, which shelters mountain gorillas of the volcanic Virunga range.
Spend the 26th (Thu) exploring nature at Volcanoes National Park. There's lots more to do: catch all the local highlights with Sightseeing Tours, make a trip to The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International, look for gifts at Umuzabibu Mwiza - Home to Handspun Hope, and steep yourself in history at Iby'iwacu Cultural Village.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Ruhengeri road trip site.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Addis Ababa to Ruhengeri takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from East Africa Time (EAT) to Central Africa Time (CAT) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Addis Ababa in January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Ruhengeri, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kigali.
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Kigali, Rwanda — 5 nights

A vacation in Kigali, Rwanda's capital city and economic hub, lets you experience the very heart of a landlocked country from a pleasant, safe, and organized base point.
Kigali is known for museums, wildlife, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Kigali Genocide Memorial, view the masterpieces at Abien Arts Center, relax and rejuvenate at WAKA Fitness, and browse the exhibits of Tongo Art Gallery.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Kigali trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Ruhengeri to Kigali takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Ruhengeri in January; daily highs in Kigali reach 32°C and lows reach 19°C. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Thu) before leaving for Swakopmund.
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Swakopmund, Namibia — 6 nights

Nestled on Namibia's Atlantic coast and surrounded by the sand dunes of the vast Namib Desert, the resort town of Swakopmund enchants visitors with its distinct German colonial architecture and pleasant climate.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Swakopmund: Walvis Bay (Mola Mola Safaris, Dolphin & Whale Watching, &more). There's much more to do: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dune 7, and see the interesting displays at Swakopmund Museum.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Swakopmund trip planning tool.

Getting from Kigali to Swakopmund by flight takes about 12.5 hours. Traveling from Kigali to Swakopmund, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Kigali, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Swakopmund, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Cape Town.
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Cape Town, South Africa — 8 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, sightseeing, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Lion's Head, look for all kinds of wild species at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, and examine the collection at District Six Museum.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Cape Town trip planner.

You can fly from Swakopmund to Cape Town in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Africa Time (CAT) to South Africa Standard Time (SAST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Swakopmund in February, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Cape Town: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Durban.
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Durban, South Africa — 5 nights

Surf City

Sunny weather and golden beaches await you on a vacation in Durban, a busy port city on the Indian Ocean known for its outdoorsy atmosphere.
Get out of town with these interesting Durban side-trips: Ballito (Holla Trails & Spas) and San Lameer Country Club (in Southbroom). Next up on the itinerary: meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, try to win big at Suncoast Casino, sample the tasty concoctions at East Coast Brewing, and take in nature's colorful creations at Durban Botanic Gardens.

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Fly from Cape Town to Durban in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cape Town in February, Durban is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to fly to Johannesburg.
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Johannesburg, South Africa — 6 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Johannesburg side-trips: Voortrekker Monument (in Pretoria), Lion and Safari Park (in Broederstroom) and The Cradle of Humankind (in Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, get engrossed in the history at Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, and get in on the family fun at Gold Reef City.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Johannesburg trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Durban to Johannesburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Durban in February, Johannesburg is a bit cooler at night with lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.
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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.
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Ethiopia travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · National Parks · Ruins
Abyssinia
One of the oldest countries in the world, Ethiopia was the only African nation not to fall under colonial control. The continued independence left the country with a wealth of undisturbed historical sites and cultural practices--reasons enough to plan a vacation in Ethiopia. Ancient ruins, hill tribes, wild forest areas, gushing rivers, and depressions filled with active volcanoes represent just some of the many Ethiopia attractions worthy of your attention.
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Rwanda travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · National Parks · Art Galleries
Land of a Thousand Hills
Tourism in Rwanda experienced a serious boost in the recent years largely thanks to the country's large population of mountain gorillas. One of only two nations in which the enigmatic, critically endangered gorillas can be tracked, Rwanda appeals to adventurous travelers interested in hiking the hills and equatorial jungles inhabited by the endemic species. The people of Rwanda remain positive about their future, and the political stability that has taken hold since the horrors of the 1994 genocide allows a growing number of international tourists to share in the optimism.
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Namibia travel guide

4.2
Nature & Parks · Deserts · Landmarks
Land of the Brave
Since gaining independence from South Africa in 1990, Namibia has sought to rival its neighbor in terms of tourist appeal. While it hasn't yet gotten up to the numbers of South Africa, Namibia tourism sector has plenty to work with. The desert and mountainous areas represent a real source of appeal, with species of classic African game animals, such as desert lions, zebras, and elephants real highlights of safaris through the national parks. Namibians are rightly proud of their country, and the myriad traditional villages, colonial German towns, and lively urban centers all deserve your attention.
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South Africa travel guide

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Nature & Parks · Wineries & Vineyards · Mountains
Rainbow Nation
The landscapes of South Africa match its people in terms of diversity, richness, and vitality. From desert lands and coastlines, to the famous nature reserves sheltering the "Big Five" game animals, the country has natural charm in spades. The main cities provide a wealth of bars, clubs, shopping districts, and entertainment options to please the most demanding visitors, while traditional life can still be admired and respected in a collection of villages with beehive-style huts and an age-old cultural heritage. When in need of a minute to digest all that's happened during your trip to South Africa, sit down to a braai (traditional barbecue), and a bottle of wine made at one of the country's thriving vineyards.
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