60 days in Africa Itinerary

60 days in Africa Itinerary

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Kigali, Rwanda
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Kampala, Uganda
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Lalibela, Ethiopia
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Mombasa, Kenya
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Zanzibar City, Tanzania
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Arusha, Tanzania
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Nairobi, Kenya
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Lilongwe, Malawi
— 3 nights
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 6 nights
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Ngamiland East, Botswana
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Windhoek, Namibia
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Kigali, Rwanda

— 4 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 5th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Kigali Genocide Memorial, contemplate the long history of Ntarama Church, get a taste of the local shopping with Abien Arts Center, and stroll the grounds of Belgian Peacekeepers Memorial.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Kigali trip planner.

Accra, Ghana to Kigali is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central Africa Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Accra in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Kigali, with lows of 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to fly to Kampala.

Things to do in Kigali

Museums · Shopping · Outdoors · Tours

Kampala, Uganda

— 6 nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to River Rafting & Tubing (in Jinja) and Entebbe (Lake Victoria, Entebbe Botanic Gardens, &more). Spend the 7th (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's much more to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, walk around Gorilla Bookings, delve into the lush surroundings at Budongo Forest, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gaddafi National Mosque.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kampala sightseeing tool.

Traveling by flight from Kigali to Kampala takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kigali to Kampala. In August, daytime highs in Kampala are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can fly to Lalibela.

Things to do in Kampala

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Lalibela, Ethiopia

— 3 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 in the serene atmosphere at Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Asheton Maryam Monastery, and steep yourself in history at Bilbala St. George Rock Hewn Church.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Lalibela road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Kampala to Lalibela takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Addis Ababa.

Things to do in Lalibela

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

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.
Spend the 15th (Sun) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. On the 17th (Tue), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. Next up on the itinerary: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, browse the exhibits of National Museum of Ethiopia, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Entoto, and gain a rich perspective with a tour of cultural highlights.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Addis Ababa online travel planner.

Fly from Lalibela to Addis Ababa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daytime highs in Addis Ababa are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can fly to Mombasa.

Things to do in Addis Ababa

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Mombasa: Diani Beach (Diani Beach & Stand-Up Paddleboarding). Spend the 22nd (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's more to do: stroll through Haller Park and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Mombasa trip itinerary website.

Fly from Addis Ababa to Mombasa in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Addis Ababa in August, expect Mombasa to be somewhat warmer, temps between 83°F and 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Mombasa

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Zanzibar City, Tanzania

— 6 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.
Explore Zanzibar City's surroundings by going to Nungwi Beach (in Nungwi) and Paje Beach (in Paje). Spend the 23rd (Mon) observing fascinating marine mammals with The Safari Blue. There's much more to do: head off the coast to Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, take in nature's colorful creations at Forodhani Gardens, stroll through Cheetah's Rock, and pause for some serene contemplation at Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Zanzibar City travel route website.

Traveling by flight from Mombasa to Zanzibar City takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. August in Zanzibar City sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Arusha.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Arusha, Tanzania

— 5 nights
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 30th (Mon) a memorable day with a climbing tour. On the 2nd (Thu), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. Next up on the itinerary: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Kandoo Adventures, look for gifts at Shanga & Shanga Foundation, and examine the collection at The Tanzanite Experience.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Arusha journey planning tool.

Fly from Zanzibar City to Arusha in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Zanzibar City in August; daily highs in Arusha reach 74°F and lows reach 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Nairobi.

Things to do in Arusha

Tours · Outdoors · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

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 8th (Wed) exploring nature at Nairobi National Park. Spend the 5th (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, browse the exhibits of Nairobi National Museum, see Off-Road Tours, and grab your bike and head to Karura Forest.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Nairobi trip itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Arusha to Nairobi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In September, daily temperatures in Nairobi can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Lilongwe.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Lilongwe, Malawi

— 3 nights
The capital city of Malawi and its largest, Lilongwe serves as an important center of economy and transportation for the area.
Take a break from Lilongwe with a short trip to Chongoni Rock-Art Area in Dedza, about 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nkhoma Mountain, browse the different shops at Old Town Mall, pause for some serene contemplation at Maula Cathedral, and take an exotic tour of See Malawi Travel.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Lilongwe road trip planning website.

Getting from Nairobi to Lilongwe by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. The time zone difference moving from East Africa Time (EAT) to Central Africa Time (CAT) is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Lilongwe

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trip

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

— 6 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.
Spend the 14th (Tue) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, take in the views from Victoria Falls Bridge, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and buy something for everyone on your list at Elephant's Walk Shopping and Artist's Village.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Victoria Falls trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Lilongwe to Victoria Falls in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Ngamiland East.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Shopping

Ngamiland East, Botswana

— 4 nights
Ngamiland East, a sub-district of Botswana's North-East District, is all about the wildlife and safaris.
Step out of Ngamiland East to go to Moremi Game Reserve and see Moremi Wildlife Reserve, which is approximately 1 hour away. Spend the 19th (Sun) in the pleasant surroundings of NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust. Spend the 18th (Sat) exploring at Okavango River. There's still lots to do: get a dose of the wild on Mosu Safari Tours.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Ngamiland East trip planning website.

Traveling by combination of car, bus, and flight from Victoria Falls to Ngamiland East takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daytime highs in Ngamiland East are 92°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. On the 21st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Windhoek.

Things to do in Ngamiland East

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Windhoek, Namibia

— 5 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.
Spend the 24th (Fri) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: stroll through NamibRand Nature Reserve, tee off at Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis, admire the striking features of Christuskirche, and look for gifts at Wecke & Voigts.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Windhoek online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Ngamiland East to Windhoek takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ngamiland East to Windhoek due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ngamiland East in September, expect Windhoek to be a bit cooler, temps between 85°F and 57°F. You will leave for Tofo on the 26th (Sun).

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Tofo, Mozambique

— 3 nights
Historically a fishing village governed by Portuguese colonists, Tofo has become a top destination for adventurers, divers, and marine life lovers.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Barra Beach and then kick back and relax at Praia do Tofo. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Marine Megafauna Foundation and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Tofo road trip planning app.

You can fly from Windhoek to Tofo in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Windhoek to Tofo. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Windhoek in September since evenings lows in Tofo dip to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Tofo

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

Rwanda travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Nature & 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.

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.

Ethiopia travel guide

4.2
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Botswana travel guide

3.7
Nature & Parks · Safaris · Nature & Wildlife Tours
Sparsely populated Botswana possesses some of the most unadulterated wilderness and animal-rich areas in Africa. Largely unfenced national parks allow the world's largest population of elephants to roam freely--these protected areas also shelter varied birdlife and many endangered and rare mammal species. Tourism in Botswana largely caters to visitors seeking luxury lodges and exclusive safari experiences, but expeditions into traditional villages are also strongly recommended. The preserved cultures of these agricultural settlements show a link between man and nature formed over centuries, a relationship that many visitors to Botswana come to reconsider in their own lives.

Namibia travel guide

4.1
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.

Mozambique travel guide

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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.