60 days in Africa Itinerary

60 days in Africa Itinerary

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
— 3 nights
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Harar, Ethiopia
— 2 nights
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Lalibela, Ethiopia
— 2 nights
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Gonder, Ethiopia
— 4 nights
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Nairobi, Kenya
— 3 nights
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Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
— 3 nights
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Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
— 4 nights
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Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
— 1 night
Taxi to Arusha, Fly to Zanzibar City
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Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 3 nights
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Kigali, Rwanda
— 3 nights
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Johannesburg, South Africa
— 2 nights
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Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 4 nights
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Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park, Madagascar
— 4 nights
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Durban, South Africa
— 2 nights
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Cape Town, South Africa
— 3 nights
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Windhoek, Namibia
— 2 nights
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Swakopmund, Namibia
— 3 nights
Fly to Livingstone, Drive to Victoria Falls
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 4 nights
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Dakar, Senegal
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia — 3 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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): see the interesting displays at Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Cathedral, examine the collection at Ethnological Museum, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Entoto, and finally appreciate the history behind Menelik II Square. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Salem's Ethiopia, then contemplate the long history of Meskel Square, and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Addis Ababa trip maker tool.

Toronto, Canada to Addis Ababa is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Toronto to Addis Ababa due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Toronto in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Addis Ababa: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Harar.
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Harar, Ethiopia — 2 nights

The walled city of Harar--named a World Heritage Site--lives and breathes tradition.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): examine the collection at Casa Museo di Rimbaud and then examine the collection at Harar Museum. On the 5th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Juma Mosque and then don't miss a visit to Harar Jegol Wall.

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Traveling by flight from Addis Ababa to Harar takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Addis Ababa in October, things will get a bit warmer in Harar: highs are around 38°C and lows about 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Lalibela.
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Lalibela, Ethiopia — 2 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: don't miss a visit to Church of St. George, pause for some serene contemplation at Yemrehana Krestos Church, explore the ancient world of Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela, and steep yourself in history at Bilbala St. George Rock Hewn Church.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Lalibela trip planner.

You can fly from Harar to Lalibela in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Gonder.
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Gonder, Ethiopia — 4 nights

Camelot of Africa

A former royal city, Gonder once served as the Ethiopian Empire's capital--it still boasts well-preserved remains of 17th-century castles and palaces that shed light on the opulent lifestyle of the bygone times.
On the 10th (Mon), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Debre Berhan Selassie Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fasiladas Bath Timket, get some fabulous bargains at Ploughshare Women Crafts Training Centre, and explore the historical opulence of Fasil Ghebbi.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Gonder trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Lalibela to Gonder takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. October in Gonder sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Nairobi.
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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 13th (Thu) exploring nature at Nairobi National Park. Spend the 12th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, view the masterpieces at Upepo Photography Gallery, see Off-Road Tours, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

For traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Nairobi holiday planner.

Getting from Gonder to Nairobi by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive. In October in Nairobi, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Maasai Mara National Reserve.
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Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya — 3 nights

Home to the Great Migration and Africa's exceptional wildlife, Maasai Mara is a must on a Kenya itinerary.
Spend the 15th (Sat) surrounded by wildlife at Mara Triangle. Spend the 16th (Sun) surrounded by wildlife at Olare Orok Conservancy. Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable tour with Tours.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Maasai Mara National Reserve trip planner.

You can fly from Nairobi to Maasai Mara National Reserve in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Nairobi in October, with highs in Maasai Mara National Reserve at 20°C and lows at 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can go by car to Serengeti National Park.
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Serengeti National Park, Tanzania — 4 nights

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.
Spend the 19th (Wed) exploring nature at Seronera. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Retima Hippo Pool, explore the activities along Grumeti River, explore the striking landscape at Naabi Hill, and make a trip to Mara River.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Serengeti National Park trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Serengeti National Park takes 3.5 hours. October in Serengeti National Park sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
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Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania — 1 night

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 22nd (Sat), explore the striking landscape at Ngorongoro Crater.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area takes 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Zanzibar City.
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Zanzibar City, Tanzania — 3 nights

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.
Zanzibar City is known for nature, historic sites, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, pause for some serene contemplation at Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral, take in nature's colorful creations at Forodhani Gardens, and soothe aching muscles at The Spa at Park Hyatt Zanzibar.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Zanzibar City trip itinerary site.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Zanzibar City in 6.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Kigali.
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Kigali, Rwanda — 3 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.
Spend the 27th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Kigali Genocide Memorial, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, explore the galleries of Inema Arts Centre, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nyamata Church.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Kigali trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Zanzibar City to Kigali by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Zanzibar City to Kigali is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Zanzibar City in October, things will get little chillier in Kigali: highs are around 32°C and lows about 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to fly to Johannesburg.
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Johannesburg, South Africa — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): find something for the whole family at Gold Reef City. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, then appreciate the history behind Voortrekker Monument, and then examine the collection at Kruger House Museum.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Johannesburg holiday maker app.

You can fly from Kigali to Johannesburg in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Kigali in October, Johannesburg is slightly colder at night with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to fly to Kruger National Park.
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Casinos · Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Museums
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Kruger National Park, South Africa — 4 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Kruger National Park side-trips: Hoedspruit (Godding & Godding & Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre) and Kruger National Park (in Nelspruit). Spend the 4th (Fri) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. There's more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and tour the pleasant surroundings at Sweni Wilderness Trail.

To see where to stay and more tourist information, go to the Kruger National Park day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Kruger National Park are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park.
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Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park, Madagascar — 4 nights

Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park is known for nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Tsingy de Bemaraha Strict Nature Reserve, contemplate the waterfront views at Tsiribihina River, and stroll through Manambolo River.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park online tour itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Kruger National Park to Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time to East Africa Time is 1 hour. You will leave for Durban on the 10th (Thu).
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Durban, South Africa — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Umhlanga Main Beach and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. On the next day, examine the collection at Phansi Museum, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then stroll through Golden Mile.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Durban holiday maker tool.

Explore your travel options from Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park to Durban with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park to Durban is minus 1 hour. In November, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can fly to Cape Town.
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Cape Town, South Africa — 3 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: get great views at Cape Point, enjoy the sand and surf at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, examine the collection at District Six Museum, and take in the waterfront activity at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Cape Town travel route planner.

Getting from Durban to Cape Town by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In November, Cape Town is slightly colder than Durban - with highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Windhoek.
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Windhoek, Namibia — 2 nights

Located in the heart of the country, Namibia's capital city Windhoek receives a constant influx of tourists, in part because of its international airport.
On the 17th (Thu), take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Windhoek online visit planner.

You can fly from Cape Town to Windhoek in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cape Town to Windhoek, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cape Town in November, expect nights in Windhoek to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 38°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Swakopmund.
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Swakopmund, Namibia — 3 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Swakopmund side-trips: Walvis Bay (Flamingo lagoon, Off-Road Tours, &more). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Swakopmund Museum, buy something for everyone on your list at Platz Am Meer, admire the striking features of Hohenzollernhaus, and look for gifts at Karakulia Weavers.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Swakopmund day trip planning website.

You can fly from Windhoek to Swakopmund in 3 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Windhoek in November: high temperatures in Swakopmund hover around 27°C and lows are around 15°C. On the 21st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Victoria Falls.
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe — 4 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 trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, look for gifts at Cultural Vibes Music Shop, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and snap pictures at Victoria Falls Bridge.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Victoria Falls trip itinerary tool.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Swakopmund to Victoria Falls in 22 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Swakopmund to Victoria Falls, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Swakopmund in November, things will get somewhat warmer in Victoria Falls: highs are around 38°C and lows about 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Dakar.
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Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks
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Dakar, Senegal — 3 nights

Situated on the western edge of mainland Africa, the crowded and dynamic city of Dakar offers visitors booming shopping, dining, and entertainment scenes.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at IFAN Museum (African Arts Museum), then head off the coast to Island of Goree, and then examine the collection at La Maison des Esclaves. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale du Souvenir Africain de Dakar, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then pause for some photo ops at Le Monument de la Renaissance Africaine.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Dakar road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Victoria Falls to Dakar takes 16.5 hours. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Victoria Falls to Dakar due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Victoria Falls, expect little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in Dakar, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can fly back home.
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Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Tours
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