30 days in Africa Itinerary

30 days in Africa Itinerary

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Tripoli, Libya
— 2 nights
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Khartoum, Sudan
— 2 nights
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 3 nights
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Harare, Zimbabwe
— 2 nights
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Maseru, Lesotho
— 1 night
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Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 3 nights
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Arusha, Tanzania
— 3 nights
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Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo
— 2 nights
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Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
— 2 nights
Fly to Casablanca, Train to Marrakech
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Marrakech, Morocco
— 4 nights
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Fes, Morocco
— 4 nights
Fly to London Gatwick, Train to Exeter

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Tripoli, Libya

Mermaid of the Mediterranean

The "Mermaid of the Mediterranean," Libyan capital Tripoli exudes a mix of Mediterranean charm and Arabic-Islamic cultural sensibility.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): explore the ancient world of Nalut ruins, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurgi Mosque, then don't miss a visit to The Arch of Marcus Aurelius, and finally step into the grandiose world of Tripoli's Red Castle (Assai al-Hamra). On the next day, make a trip to Street Murals, explore the galleries of Tripoli's Jamahiriya Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Al-Majidya Mosque, and finally hunt for treasures at Fish Market.

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

Exeter, UK to Tripoli is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. In June, daily temperatures in Tripoli can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Khartoum.

Things to do in Tripoli

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

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Khartoum, Sudan

Situated at the meeting point of the White and Blue Niles, the sprawling capital Khartoum captivates with its welcoming atmosphere, chaotic marketplaces, and extravagant skyline punctuated with glass towers.
On the 5th (Fri), stroll the grounds of Khartoum War Cemetery, examine the collection at Sudan National Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nilian Mosque, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Sudan Art Diwan. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step off the mainland to explore Tuti Island, then get a taste of the local shopping with Mojo Gallery, and then get engrossed in the history at Ethnographic Museum.

To find ratings and other tourist information, read our Khartoum attractions planning website.

You can fly from Tripoli to Khartoum in 13 hours. Another option is to drive. When traveling from Tripoli in June, plan for much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Khartoum: temperatures range from 47°C by day to 34°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Khartoum

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

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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.
Victoria Falls is known for nature, adventure, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, wander the wide-open spaces of Crocodile Park Victoria Falls, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Victoria Falls trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Khartoum to Victoria Falls takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, Victoria Falls is colder than Khartoum - with highs of 29°C and lows of 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Harare.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors · Parks

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Harare, Zimbabwe

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Twala Trust Animal Sanctuary and then get your game on at Tamba Tamba. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Thetford Game Reserve, then stop by Simpli Simbi, and then stroll around Kingfisher Park.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Harare visit website.

Traveling by flight from Victoria Falls to Harare takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Victoria Falls, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Harare, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Maseru.

Things to do in Harare

Parks · Wildlife · Fun & Games · Shopping

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Maseru, Lesotho

Founded in 1869 by the British, Lesotho's main city--Maseru--lies on the border with South Africa on a plateau surrounded by red hills.
On the 12th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Thaba-Bosiu National Monument and then see human ingenuity at work at Katse Dam.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Maseru travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Harare to Maseru takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Harare in June, you will find days in Maseru are slightly colder (17°C), and nights are about the same (5°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Maseru

Parks · Historic Sites

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Zanzibar City, Tanzania

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah's Rock, shop like a local with Tangawizi Spice Farm, stop by BlueGems Tanzanite, and step off the mainland to explore Prison Island - Changuu Private Island.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Zanzibar City day trip planning site.

You can fly from Maseru to Zanzibar City in 12 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Maseru to Zanzibar City due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Maseru in June: high temperatures in Zanzibar City hover around 34°C and lows are around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Arusha.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks · Shopping · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

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Arusha, Tanzania

Nestled in the verdant foothills of Mount Meru, Arusha remains the primary gateway and jump-off point for safaris into several national parks.
Make the 18th (Thu) a memorable day with a climbing tour. Next up on the itinerary: stop by House of Gems, get outside with Kili Dreamers, and get into the urban bustle at Cultural Arts Centre.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Arusha trip app.

Traveling by flight from Zanzibar City to Arusha takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. Traveling from Zanzibar City in June, expect Arusha to be little chillier, temps between 25°C and 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Goma.

Things to do in Arusha

Outdoors · Tours · Shopping

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Nestled between two opposites--a lake and a volcano--Goma represents an adventurous vacation spot.
On the 19th (Fri), explore the activities along Lake Kivu and then get impressive views of Mount Nyiragongo. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Virunga National Park.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Goma trip itinerary builder tool.

Fly from Arusha to Goma in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Traveling from Arusha to Goma, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Goma when traveling from Arusha in June, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kinshasa.

Things to do in Goma

Parks · Nature

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In a city bubbling with life, a Kinshasa vacation offers a non-stop immersion into African culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Lac Ma Vallée, look for all kinds of wild species at Lola ya Bonobo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paroisse Sainte Anne, and finally make a trip to Tour de l'echangeur.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Kinshasa day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Goma to Kinshasa takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Africa Time (CAT) to West Africa Standard Time (WAT) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Goma in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Kinshasa: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Kinshasa

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature

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Marrakech, Morocco

Red City

You won't run out of things to do in Marrakech, a city where you can spend days exploring grandiose palaces and mosques, photogenic gardens, sacred tombs, and traditional mansions that evoke a bygone era.
Marrakech is known for shopping, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, admire the landmark architecture of Medersa Ben Youssef, stroll the grounds of Saadian Tombs, and steep yourself in history at Koutoubia Mosque.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Marrakech journey maker tool.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Kinshasa to Marrakech in 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone difference moving from West Africa Standard Time (WAT) to Western European Standard Time (WET) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Kinshasa in June, expect nights in Marrakech to be little chillier, around 20°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 39°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Fes.

Things to do in Marrakech

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

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Fes, Morocco

Mecca of the West

Morocco's former capital, Fes enchants visitors with its walled medina, a labyrinthine web of pedestrian-only streets and a World Heritage Site.
Fes is known for wildlife, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, browse the exhibits of Centre de Formation Dans le Metiers de l'Artisinat, see the interesting displays at Musee Riad Belghazi, and admire the masterpieces at Coin Berbere.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Fes trip itinerary app.

Getting from Marrakech to Fes by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in June, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Fes

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Libya travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Historic Sites
With a coastline looking out across the Mediterranean Sea, Libya has historically been a place of trade, development, and wealth, with empires ruling all or part of it and leaving their mark on the landscape and culture. Roman and Greek ruins and Islamic mosques remain among the main Libya attractions, but excursions into the Sahara provide an alternative for those wishing to get out of the urban sprawl and see rolling dunes, sand seas, and lively caravan towns.

Sudan travel guide

3.9
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Ruins
Splitting with South Sudan in 2011, Sudan remains a vast, diverse place. Desert and savannah landscapes dominate much of the north and south, while the east and west are primarily mountainous. Ancient Nubian ruins dot the desert areas in the north, with the section close to the Nile once home to great and powerful kingdoms. The main cities offer an array of interesting and evocative Islamic sites, with many centuries-old mosques and religious schools and market squares--all worthy of addition on a comprehensive Sudan itinerary.

Zimbabwe travel guide

4.3
National Parks · 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.

Lesotho travel guide

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Ski Areas · Dams · Waterfalls
Kingdom in the Sky
Mountainous Lesotho lends itself well to an adventurous holiday itinerary. Entirely located above 1,000 m (3,280 ft) in elevation, the country enjoys a cool climate with around 300 days of sunshine each year. Explorations of the mountains form the backbone of many Lesotho holidays. Remote villages located way up in the highlands, only accessible on foot or by horseback, offer a glimpse into the country's authentic culture with their lively markets, traditional eateries, and musical traditions.

Tanzania travel guide

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Geologic Formations · Beaches · Safaris
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.

Democratic Republic of the Congo travel guide

3.8
National Parks · Mountains · Wildlife Areas
Democratic Republic of Congo possesses a wealth of scenic highlights, ethnic diversity, and a complex history. Inaccessible for many years due to conflict, the country once again draws adventurous and confident travelers looking for a different type of vacation. For those who can forego the usual home comforts and quickly adapt to challenging conditions, the rewards of a holiday in Democratic Republic of Congo are numerous--trekking through unspoiled forests, spotting endemic wildlife, and meeting welcoming, inspiring people.

Morocco travel guide

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Flea Markets · Gardens · Nature & Wildlife Tours
Diverse in landscapes and cultures, Morocco has long been a popular tourist destination, offering many quintessential North African vistas, sounds, and tastes. The ancient medinas of the main cities have retained their look and feel over the centuries, with bustling markets of colorful spice stalls, leather tanning in the streets, and teahouses. The dunes of the Sahara and the peaks of the High Atlas mountains battle for the interest of tourists on holiday in Morocco, with each possessing impressive, picturesque scenery, and hidden-away traditional villages, filled with crafts, carpets, and a rural way of life.