60 days in Africa Itinerary

60 days in Africa Itinerary

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Durban, South Africa
— 7 nights
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Cape Town, South Africa
— 11 nights
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Swakopmund, Namibia
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Windhoek, Namibia
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Kigali, Rwanda
— 4 nights
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Ruhengeri, Rwanda
— 2 nights
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Lalibela, Ethiopia
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Nairobi, Kenya
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Watamu, Kenya
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Mombasa, Kenya
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Johannesburg, South Africa — 6 nights

City of Light

Founded when gold was discovered in the area in the late 19th century, Johannesburg quickly grew into a bustling metropolis, South Africa's largest city and the region's economic hub.
Venture out of the city with trips to Regent Safaris (in Hazyview), Voortrekker Monument (in Pretoria) and Lion and Safari Park (in Broederstroom). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Cradle of Humankind, and don't miss a visit to Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Johannesburg using our trip planner.

Perth, Australia to Johannesburg is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to Johannesburg is minus 6 hours. In December in Johannesburg, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Durban.
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Durban, South Africa — 7 nights

Surf City

Sunny weather and golden beaches await you on a vacation in Durban, a busy port city on the Indian Ocean known for its outdoorsy atmosphere.
Venture out of the city with trips to Mac Nicol's Caravan Park (in Sihangwane) and Ballito (The Great Railroad Brewing Company, Holla Trails, &more). The adventure continues: have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, see the interesting displays at Natural Science Museum, and admire the natural beauty at Durban Botanic Gardens.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Durban trip planner.

Getting from Johannesburg to Durban by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Johannesburg in January since evenings lows in Durban dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Cape Town.
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Cape Town, South Africa — 11 nights

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Cape Town is known for nature, sightseeing, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, go for a stroll along the water at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, head off the coast to Robben Island Museum, and take some stellar pictures from Cape Point.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Cape Town holiday planner.

Fly from Durban to Cape Town in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Durban in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Cape Town, with lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Swakopmund.
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Swakopmund, Namibia — 4 nights

Nestled on Namibia's Atlantic coast and surrounded by the sand dunes of the vast Namib Desert, the resort town of Swakopmund enchants visitors with its distinct German colonial architecture and pleasant climate.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Swakopmund: Walvis Bay (Off-Road Tours, Mola Mola Safaris, &more). The adventure continues: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, stop by Die Muschel, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and walk around Long Beach Leisure Park.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Swakopmund road trip planning site.

Getting from Cape Town to Swakopmund by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time to Central Africa Time is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Cape Town, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Swakopmund, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Windhoek.
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Windhoek, Namibia — 3 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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at NamibRand Nature Reserve, look for gifts at Herrle & Herma Jewellers, then stroll through Daan Viljoen Nature Reserve, and finally sample the fine beverages at Naute Kristall Cellar and Destillery.

To find ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Windhoek day trip planner.

Getting from Swakopmund to Windhoek by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or drive. While traveling from Swakopmund, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Windhoek, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow time for the flight to Kigali.
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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.
Kigali is known for museums, wildlife, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Kigali Genocide Memorial, contemplate the long history of Ntarama Church, browse the exhibits of Tongo Art Gallery, and view the masterpieces at Choose Kigali Art Gallery.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Kigali trip maker.

Getting from Windhoek to Kigali by flight takes about 10 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Windhoek to Kigali is 1 hour. When traveling from Windhoek in January, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Kigali: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to Ruhengeri.
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Ruhengeri, Rwanda — 2 nights

Most tourism in Ruhengeri revolves around the famous national park, which shelters mountain gorillas of the volcanic Virunga range.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Volcanoes National Park.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Ruhengeri trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Kigali to Ruhengeri by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Kigali in February, you will find days in Ruhengeri are little chillier (26°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time for travel to Addis Ababa.
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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.
On the 5th (Sun), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. The adventure continues: indulge in your favorite hot beverage with a coffee and tea tour, trot along with a tour on horseback, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Entoto, and examine the collection at The Africa Unbound Museum.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Addis Ababa driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Ruhengeri to Addis Ababa in 9 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone changes from Central Africa Time to East Africa Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Ruhengeri in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Addis Ababa, with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Lalibela.
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Lalibela, Ethiopia — 4 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: make a trip to Church of St. George, contemplate the long history of Biete Medhane Alem, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bilbala St. George Rock Hewn Church, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of Na’akuto La’ab.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Lalibela holiday site.

You can fly from Addis Ababa to Lalibela in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Nairobi.
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Nairobi, Kenya — 5 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 13th (Mon) exploring nature at Nairobi National Park. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, look for gifts at Penny Winter Botique, see Off-Road Tours, and look for all kinds of wild species at Karura Forest.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Nairobi road trip planner.

Getting from Lalibela to Nairobi by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive. In February in Nairobi, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Watamu.
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Watamu, Kenya — 4 nights

Hailed for its picturesque scenery and pristine beaches, the village of Watamu on Kenya's Indian Ocean coastline attracts both adventure seekers and those looking for a relaxing seaside holiday.
Spend the 19th (Sun) exploring nature at Watamu National Marine Park. There's much more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get engrossed in the history at Gede Ruins, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and soothe aching muscles at Yoga at Watamu Treehouse.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Watamu travel site.

Traveling by flight from Nairobi to Watamu takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or drive. In February, Watamu is somewhat warmer than Nairobi - with highs of 36°C and lows of 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Mombasa.
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mombasa: Diani Beach (Dolphin & Whale Watching & Diani Beach). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Haller Park, see exotic creatures in open habitats at Jackal Adventure Safaris, kick back and relax at Nyali Beach, and look for gifts at Imani Collective.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Mombasa trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Watamu to Mombasa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In February, daytime highs in Mombasa are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Namibia travel guide

4.2
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.
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Rwanda travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · National 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.
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Ethiopia travel guide

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Specialty 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.
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Kenya travel guide

4.3
Nature & Parks · National Parks · Safaris
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.
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