24 days in Africa Itinerary

24 days in Africa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Africa vacation planner

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Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 4 nights
Taxi to Sharm el-Sheikh, Fly to Hurghada
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Hurghada, Egypt
— 4 nights
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Kampala, Uganda
— 1 night
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Jinja, Uganda
— 1 night
Shuttle to Kampala, Fly to Arusha
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Arusha, Tanzania
— 2 nights
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Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 2 nights
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Mombasa, Kenya
— 1 night
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Nairobi, Kenya
— 2 nights
Fly to Livingstone, Drive to Victoria Falls
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 3 nights
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Harare, Zimbabwe
— 2 nights
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Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

— 4 nights

City of Peace

An enviable location on the southern end of the Sinai Peninsula and year-round warm weather boost tourism in Sharm El Sheikh and make it one of Egypt's premier travel destinations.
Explore hidden gems such as The Heavenly Cathedral and Nature & Wildlife Tours. There's still lots to do: see Off-Road Tours, stroll through Ras Um Sid, meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, and get outside with The Kite Bubble.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Sharm El Sheikh attractions app.

Queenstown, New Zealand to Sharm El Sheikh is an approximately 30.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10 hours traveling from Queenstown to Sharm El Sheikh. In June in Sharm El Sheikh, expect temperatures between 43°C during the day and 32°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Hurghada, Egypt

— 4 nights
Originally a small fishing town on the Red Sea coast, Hurghada developed into Egypt's premier beach destination thanks to its year-round sunny weather and world-class dive sites.
Step off the beaten path and head to Jungle Aqua Park and Mosque El Mina Masjid. There's much more to do: try out the rides at Makadi Water World, trot along with a tour on horseback, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and go for a stroll along the water at Hurghada Marina.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Hurghada online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Sharm El Sheikh to Hurghada by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 45°C, and evening lows to 33°C. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Mon) before leaving for Kampala.

Things to do in Hurghada

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Kampala, Uganda

— 1 night
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.
On the 6th (Tue), take an exotic tour of African Pearl Safaris and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kampala trip maker site.

Getting from Hurghada to Kampala by flight takes about 11 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Hurghada to Kampala, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Hurghada in July: highs in Kampala hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to catch the shuttle to Jinja.

Things to do in Kampala

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Side Trip

Jinja, Uganda

— 1 night

Adventure Capital of East Africa

Travelers looking for an adrenaline boost flock to Jinja, a bustling town on the shores of Lake Victoria, known as the source of the White Nile.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Jinja road trip planning site.

Traveling by shuttle from Kampala to Jinja takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July in Jinja, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Arusha.

Things to do in Jinja

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure
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Arusha, Tanzania

— 2 nights
Nestled in the verdant foothills of Mount Meru, Arusha remains the primary gateway and jump-off point for safaris into several national parks.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the exhibits of Isle of Jewels, then examine the collection at Cultural Heritage Centre, and then see Off-Road Tours.

For photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Arusha trip planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Jinja to Arusha takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. While traveling from Jinja, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Arusha, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Arusha

Tours · Outdoors · Museums · Shopping

Zanzibar City, Tanzania

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church Cathedral, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah's Rock, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Dr Bulugu Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head off the coast to Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, kick back and relax at Nakupenda Beach Nature Reserve, and then look for gifts at The Little Duka, by Zarnigar.

To see maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Zanzibar City tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Arusha to Zanzibar City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Traveling from Arusha in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Zanzibar City: highs are around 34°C and lows about 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Mombasa.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Mombasa, Kenya

— 1 night
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.
On the 12th (Mon), take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

For ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Mombasa online road trip planner.

You can fly from Zanzibar City to Mombasa in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Nairobi.

Things to do in Mombasa

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

Nairobi, Kenya

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Nairobi National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, stroll through Giraffe Centre, then explore the galleries of Karen Blixen Museum, and finally stop by Ocean Sole (Flip the Flop).

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Nairobi day trip app.

You can fly from Mombasa to Nairobi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, Nairobi is slightly colder than Mombasa - with highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Museums

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Walking tours and Victoria Falls Snake Park. Spend the 16th (Fri) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and take in the views from Victoria Falls Bridge.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Victoria Falls trip planning app.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Nairobi to Victoria Falls takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Nairobi to Victoria Falls due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier evenings in Victoria Falls when traveling from Nairobi in July, with lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to fly to Harare.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Harare, Zimbabwe

— 2 nights

Sunshine City

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): explore the different monuments and memorials at National Heroes Acre and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kuimba Shiri Bird Sanctuary.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Harare road trip planning app.

You can fly from Victoria Falls to Harare in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Victoria Falls in July, plan for little chillier days in Harare, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Harare

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Egypt travel guide

4.5
Ruins · Scuba & Snorkeling · Monuments
Gift of the Nile
The land of pharaohs, pyramids, sphinxes, and papyrus, Egypt needs little by way of introduction. Visitors find more than a textbook readout of ancient history when visiting the country--the power, scale, art, and mysticism of its centuries-old culture bleed out from each landmark attraction and seep into the everyday life. Bustling markets, the slow-flowing Nile, the vast desert, and inspiring archeological sites often sit right alongside palaces of great excess and historical importance. All ensure you have plenty to see and do during your vacation in Egypt. In the wake of the Arab Spring in 2011, travel to certain areas where conflict and terrorism are deemed likely remains inadvisable for foreign visitors.

Uganda travel guide

4.2
Nature & Parks · River Rafting & Tubing · National Parks
Pearl of Africa
Though small in area, Uganda represents one of the most populated landlocked countries in the world. You can feel this in the lakeside capital, but so much of the country remains untamed and untamable, with great lakes and towering mountains chief among the wilder sights. A recent troubled past delayed the growth of tourism in Uganda, but visitors now arrive in larger numbers, primarily drawn by the diverse wildlife that inhabits the country's mountains and forests. Notably, Uganda houses half of the world's population of mountain gorillas.

Tanzania travel guide

4.1
Safaris · Beaches · Geologic Formations
Though the size and scale of Tanzania may be overwhelming, the people make it a personable and easy-going place to visit. The bigger cities not only offer good connections to the main natural attractions, but also feature bustling markets where locals sell fresh produce, snacks, and crafts. Smaller villages retain their long-held customs, beliefs, and artistic traditions. With the continent's highest peak, and some of the most animal-rich safaris available, Tanzania holidays tend to dart between the big and bold, and the personal and low-key.

Kenya travel guide

4.3
Nature & Parks · Safaris · National Parks
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.

Zimbabwe travel guide

4.3
Waterfalls · Zipline · Bridges
Tourism in Zimbabwe experienced a boost after the country's turbulent recent history seemed to settle down. Waterfalls, "Big Five" national parks, and the Eastern Highlands provide contrasting but complementary images of southern Africa, with the growing tourism infrastructure helping visitors see the best of what the country offers. Though corruption and unemployment remain everyday problems, the vast majority of Zimbabweans are a welcoming bunch, proud of the natural riches and culture of their hopeful country.