29 days in Africa Itinerary

29 days in Africa Itinerary

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
— 5 nights
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Vilanculos, Mozambique
— 2 nights
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Tofo, Mozambique
— 2 nights
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Ponta do Ouro, Mozambique
— 2 nights
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Drive to Maputo Airport, Fly to Moi International Airport, Drive to Malindi
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Malindi, Kenya
— 2 nights
Fly to Mombasa, Taxi to Mombasa
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Mombasa, Kenya
— 3 nights
Ferry to Likoni, Drive to Diani Beach
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Diani Beach, Kenya
— 3 nights
Ferry to Mombasa, Fly to Maasai Mara National Reserve
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Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
— 4 nights
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Nairobi, Kenya
— 3 nights
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Mulanje, Malawi
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa

— 5 nights

Windy City

The sprawling city of Port Elizabeth, nestled on the scenic Algoa Bay, draws visitors with its sandy beaches, mild climate, and an enviable location as the gateway to the famous Garden Route.
Step off the beaten path and head to Paradise Beach and Sardinia Bay Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Kariega Beach and Dolphin Beach. Explore Port Elizabeth's surroundings by going to The Kowie Museum (in Port Alfred), Mosaic Studio (in Kenton-on-Sea) and Seal Point (in Saint Francis Bay). There's much more to do: learn the secrets of beer at Into Tours, deepen your understanding at Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds, and stroll through Cape Recife Local Authority Nature Reserve.

For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Port Elizabeth trip itinerary website.

Cape Town to Port Elizabeth is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In March in Port Elizabeth, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 18°C at night. On the 7th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Vilanculos.

Things to do in Port Elizabeth

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Vilanculos, Mozambique

— 2 nights
Tourism in Vilanculos, a small town on the coast of Mozambique, owes much to its convenient location as a base for exploring the Bazaruto Archipelago, a national park.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional de Bazaruto. On the next day, take in the exciting artwork at Machilla Magic and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Vilanculos trip itinerary planning app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Port Elizabeth to Vilanculos. Traveling from Port Elizabeth in March, things will get a bit warmer in Vilanculos: highs are around 34°C and lows about 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Tofo.

Things to do in Vilanculos

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Tofo, Mozambique

— 2 nights
Historically a fishing village governed by Portuguese colonists, Tofo has become a top destination for adventurers, divers, and marine life lovers.
On the 10th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Tofo and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Marine Megafauna Foundation and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Barra Beach.

For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Tofo day trip app.

Fly from Vilanculos to Tofo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March in Tofo, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Ponta do Ouro.

Things to do in Tofo

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trip

Ponta do Ouro, Mozambique

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Ponta do Ouro day trip website.

Traveling by flight from Tofo to Ponta do Ouro takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Malindi.

Things to do in Ponta do Ouro

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
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Malindi, Kenya

— 2 nights
Offering pristine, palm-lined beaches, all-inclusive resorts, and warm, sunny weather, the port town of Malindi rightly established itself as one of Kenya's prime tourism spots.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then stroll through Che Shale Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: take a peaceful walk through Arabuko-Sokoke Forest and then stroll through Spiaggia delle Tartarughe.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Malindi itinerary maker app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ponta do Ouro to Malindi. The time zone changes from Central Africa Time to East Africa Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. March in Malindi sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Mombasa.

Things to do in Malindi

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Mombasa, Kenya

— 3 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.
Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris. And it doesn't end there: see Off-Road Tours, tour the pleasant surroundings at Haller Park, and kick back and relax at Nyali Beach.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Mombasa day trip planning tool.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Malindi to Mombasa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. March in Mombasa sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Diani Beach.

Things to do in Mombasa

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Diani Beach, Kenya

— 3 nights
On a vacation in Diani Beach, a bustling resort town on Kenya's eastern coast, you can take advantage of a pristine sandy shore fringed by a verdant forest.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at African Bush & Beach Adventures - Day tours and The Diani Beach Shopping Centre. Take a break from the city and head to Diani Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. Spend the 21st (Mon) spotting exotic species with a safari tour.

Plan my day in Diani Beach using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Mombasa to Diani Beach in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight. In March, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Diani Beach

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Shopping

Side Trip

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Olare Orok Conservancy and Musiara Swamp. Discover out-of-the-way places like Ol Kinyei Conservancy and Mara North Conservancy. There's still lots to do: take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Maasai Mara National Reserve online day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Diani Beach to Maasai Mara National Reserve takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. When traveling from Diani Beach in March, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Maasai Mara National Reserve: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Nairobi.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

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.
Get outdoors at Nairobi National Park and Safaris. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and explore the galleries of Karen Blixen Museum.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Nairobi route maker website.

Fly from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Nairobi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Maasai Mara National Reserve in March, things will get somewhat warmer in Nairobi: highs are around 32°C and lows about 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to fly to Mulanje.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Mulanje, Malawi

— 2 nights
Mulanje is a town in the Southern Region, Malawi close to the border of Mozambique. On the 29th (Tue), take in the awesome beauty at Mount Mulanje.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Mulanje online journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Nairobi to Mulanje takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Nairobi to Mulanje, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Nairobi in March since evenings lows in Mulanje dip to 24°C. On the 30th (Wed), you're off to home.

Things to do in Mulanje

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Mozambique travel guide

3.9
Scuba & Snorkeling · Architectural Buildings · Islands
Still relatively unvisited by international tourists, Mozambique boasts plenty of natural and cultural charms that could easy make it into a major vacation destination. The beaches of the south come in all shapes and sizes, while the less-visited north offers island archipelagos and untouched coral reefs. The colonial architecture of the main urban areas complements the colorful African heritage that still holds sway here, with the region's art, cuisine, and music ensuring each trip to Mozambique allows the visitor to appreciate the country's distinct culture and vast landscape.

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.

Malawi travel guide

4.2
Mountains · Nature & Parks · Churches
Warm Heart of Africa
To find out how Malawi earned its nickname the "Warm Heart of Africa," just head to one of the country's little villages and ask for a place to stay. The reintroduction of lions in 2012 gave a much-needed boost to Malawi tourism sector, with safaris across the diverse natural landscape increasingly more popular and varied. The Great Rift topography gives the country some of its main scenic features, including one of the continent's largest lakes, a focus of many adventurous Malawi holidays.