17 days in Africa Itinerary

17 days in Africa Itinerary

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17 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Chicago, United States
Fly:  25​h
1
Cape Town, South Africa
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
2
Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 1 day
shuttle:  4​h
3
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
4
Livingstone, Zambia
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
5
Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 1 day
Fly:  2​h 15​min
6
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 30​min
7
Nungwi, Tanzania
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  15​h 45​min
8
Marrakech, Morocco
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Chicago, United States


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3
nights
Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wine Tours & Tastings and Twelve Apostles. When in Cape Town, make a side trip to see First South African Perfume Museum in Franschhoek, approximately 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Cape Point, learn about winemaking at Constantia Uitsig Wine Estate, look for gifts at Baraka Gifts and Decor, and go for a stroll along the water at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Cape Town trip website .

Chicago, USA to Cape Town is an approximately 25-hour flight. Traveling from Chicago to Cape Town, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Chicago in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Cape Town, with highs around 74°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Chobe National Park.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Wine Tours & Tastings, First South African Perfume Museum
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First South African Perfume Museum ©
First South African Perfume Museum
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

1
day
Chobe National Park, Botswana

Chobe National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Nogatsaa and Tchinga.

For photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Chobe National Park online sightseeing planner .

Getting from Cape Town to Chobe National Park by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Chobe National Park

Wildlife Parks
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Nogatsaa and Tchinga ©
Nogatsaa and Tchinga

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then take in the exciting artwork at Prime Art Gallery, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park and then take in the views from Victoria Falls Bridge.

Make your Victoria Falls itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by shuttle from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls takes 4 hours. October in Victoria Falls sees daily highs of 93°F and lows of 68°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Livingstone.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Victoria Falls Bridge ©
Victoria Falls Bridge

1
night
Livingstone, Zambia

Tourism in Livingstone, a town nestled on the Zimbabwean border, thrives largely thanks to the nearby Victoria Falls.
On the 18th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Gorge Swing and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Livingstone planning website .

Livingstone is very close to Victoria Falls. Traveling from Victoria Falls in October, you will find days in Livingstone are slightly colder (88°F), and nights are about the same (73°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Livingstone

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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River Rafting & Tubing
Gorge Swing ©
Gorge Swing

1
day
Zanzibar City, Tanzania

Zanzibar City ©
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.
On the 19th (Sat), stop by Fahari Zanzibar, contemplate the long history of House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib), then admire the landmark architecture of Old Dispensary, and finally contemplate the long history of Mtoni Palace Ruins.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Zanzibar City online driving holiday planner .

Fly from Livingstone to Zanzibar City in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone changes from Central African Time to Eastern African Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In October, daytime highs in Zanzibar City are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Zanzibar Island
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Mtoni Palace Ruins ©
Mtoni Palace Ruins
Old Dispensary ©
Old Dispensary
House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib) ©
House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib)

2
nights
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Serengeti National Park ©
Few adventures in the world invoke such vivid natural imagery as a trip to Serengeti National Park, a World Heritage Site known for its diverse animal life and memorable scenery.
On the 20th (Sun), stroll through Serengeti Hippo Pool and then explore the striking landscape of Serengeti National Park. On the 21st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Seronera.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Serengeti National Park trip itinerary builder site .

Fly from Zanzibar City to Serengeti National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Zanzibar City in October; daily highs in Serengeti National Park reach 63°F and lows reach 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Nungwi.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Serengeti National Park ©
Serengeti National Park
Seronera ©
Seronera
Retima Hippo Pool ©
Retima Hippo Pool

1
night
Nungwi, Tanzania

Nungwi ©
Renowned for its sandy coast lined with mangroves and palm trees, Nungwi offers visitors a variety of restaurants, bars, and accommodations.
On the 22nd (Tue), explore the fascinating underground world of Tazari Caves, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Baraka Natural Aquarium- Nungwi, and then kick back and relax at Nungwi Beach.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Nungwi route planning app .

Getting from Serengeti National Park to Nungwi by combination of flight and taxi takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight. Traveling from Serengeti National Park in October, things will get much hotter in Nungwi: highs are around 88°F and lows about 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Nungwi

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Nungwi Beach ©
Nungwi Beach

3
nights
Marrakech, Morocco

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Walking tours and Nature & Wildlife Tours. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, admire the landmark architecture of Palacio da Bahia, browse the eclectic array of goods at Jemaa el-Fnaa, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Koutoubia Mosque.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Marrakech trip builder tool .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Nungwi to Marrakech in 16 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or do a combination of ferry and flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Nungwi to Marrakech due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Nungwi in October since evenings lows in Marrakech dip to 62°F. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Marrakech

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Walking tours
Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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