15 days in Africa Itinerary

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Fly to Nampula, Drive to Mozambique Island
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Mozambique Island, Mozambique
— 1 night
Drive
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Cape Maclear, Malawi
— 2 nights
Drive to Lilongwe International Airport, Fly to Bujumbura
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Bujumbura, Burundi
— 2 nights
Fly
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Arusha, Tanzania
— 3 nights
Shuttle
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Moshi, Tanzania
— 1 night
Fly
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Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 3 nights
Fly
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Livingstone, Zambia
— 2 nights
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Mozambique Island, Mozambique — 1 night

Once a capital of Portuguese East Africa, the World Heritage-listed Island of Mozambique today ranks among Mozambique's fastest-growing tourist destinations.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): steep yourself in history at Fortaleza de Sao Sebastiao.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Mozambique Island day trip website.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Mozambique Island is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Johannesburg in November, things will get a bit warmer in Mozambique Island: highs are around 38°C and lows about 28°C. You will leave for Cape Maclear on the 2nd (Wed).
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Cape Maclear, Malawi — 2 nights

Cape Maclear or Chembe is a town in the Mangochi District of Malawi's Southern Region. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): see some colorful creatures with Thumbi View Lodge Activities.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Cape Maclear holiday builder tool.

You can drive from Mozambique Island to Cape Maclear in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Mozambique Island in November, plan for little chillier days in Cape Maclear, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. On the 4th (Fri), you're off to Bujumbura.
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Bujumbura, Burundi — 2 nights

Because of its history, Bujumbura reflects a colonial charm which shows through in its buildings, wide boulevards, and carefree way of life.
On the 5th (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rusizi National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Vivante de Jesus Christ.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Bujumbura trip itinerary builder website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Cape Maclear to Bujumbura. Expect little chillier evenings in Bujumbura when traveling from Cape Maclear in November, with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Arusha.
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Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Arusha, Tanzania — 3 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 8th (Tue) a memorable day with a climbing tour. Spend the 9th (Wed) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Outdoor Activities and examine the collection at Cultural Heritage Centre.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Arusha itinerary tool.

You can fly from Bujumbura to Arusha in 8.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Bujumbura to Arusha is 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Bujumbura in November since evenings lows in Arusha dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can take a shuttle to Moshi.
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Moshi, Tanzania — 1 night

Situated in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro, the sleepy town of Moshi provides tourist with a safe and pleasant place to stay in while touring the region or braving Africa's highest mountain.
On the 10th (Thu), head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Moshi sightseeing tool.

Traveling by shuttle from Arusha to Moshi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly 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, surround yourself with nature on The Safari Blue, admire the natural beauty at Forodhani Gardens, and see the interesting displays at Freddie Mercury Museum.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Zanzibar City itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Moshi to Zanzibar City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. On the 13th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Livingstone.
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Livingstone, Zambia — 2 nights

Tourism in Livingstone, a town nestled on the Zimbabwean border, thrives largely thanks to the nearby Victoria Falls.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Railway Museum, then admire the sheer force of Victoria Falls, then admire all the interesting features of Mukuni Village, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Victoria Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Tue): paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour and then get a dose of the wild on The Explorer Club.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Livingstone itinerary site.

Getting from Zanzibar City to Livingstone by flight takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, bus, and car; or do a combination of ferry, train, car, and bus. The time zone difference moving from East Africa Time (EAT) to Central Africa Time (CAT) is minus 1 hour. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Zanzibar City in November; daily highs in Livingstone reach 32°C and lows reach 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to fly back home.
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Lake Malawi National Park travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling

Burundi travel guide

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Nature & Parks · Historic Sites · Monuments
Heart of Africa
Though landlocked, Burundi provides plenty of chances to spend time close to the water, with the capital located on the northeastern shore of Lake Tanganyika. Tourism in Burundi focuses primarily on the capital and the natural areas and traditional towns just outside it, with pristine lakeside beaches to explore, along with tribal villages protecting centuries-old traditions. Civil war affected the country's economy and devastated its population between 1993 and 2005. Political unrest and violence began again in 2015.
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Tanzania travel guide

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Safaris · Geologic Formations · Beaches
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.
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Zambia travel guide

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Geologic Formations · Waterfalls · Nature & Parks
Air Conditioned State
Landlocked Zambia remains best known, a little counter intuitively perhaps, for its bodies of water. Three large rivers run through the country, with most of the big urban areas and smaller settlements sticking close to waterways and the valleys they've cut over millennia. Holidays in Zambia are adventurous affairs, with real planning required to get the most out of the country--foreign visitors find the infrastructure lacking and familiar comforts practically nonexistent. Traditional villages remain the most culturally rewarding places to visit in Zambia, while superlative natural features include animal-rich national parks and picturesque waterfalls.
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