20 days in Kenya, South Africa & Cairo Itinerary

20 days in Kenya, South Africa & Cairo Itinerary

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20 days in Kenya, South Africa & Cairo Itinerary

Start: Mumbai, India
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Nairobi, Kenya
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
2
Cape Town, South Africa
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  6​h 45​min
3
Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h
5
Cairo, Egypt
— 4 nights
Drive:  9​h
End: Mumbai, India


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3
nights
Nairobi, Kenya

Nairobi ©
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.
Nairobi is known for parks, wildlife, museums, nature, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Nairobi National Park, see the interesting displays at Karen Blixen Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Giraffe Centre.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Nairobi driving holiday tool .

Mumbai, India to Nairobi is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern African Time (EAT), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Mumbai in September; daily highs in Nairobi reach 29°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife Parks Tours
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Nairobi National Park ©
Nairobi National Park
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ©
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
Giraffe Centre ©
Giraffe Centre

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.
Cape Town is known for nature, beaches, parks, shopping, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Cape Point, observe the fascinating underwater world at Two Oceans Aquarium, admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, and take in the waterfront at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Cape Town online holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Nairobi to Cape Town takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Nairobi to Cape Town is minus 1 hour. In September, Cape Town is little chillier than Nairobi - with highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

4
nights
Kruger National Park, South Africa

Kruger National Park ©
One of Africa's largest game sanctuaries and part of UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere Program, Kruger National Park provides an immersive experience of wildlife.
Spend the 20th (Fri) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kruger National Park, delve into the distant past at Masorini Archaeological Site, stroll through Lonely Bull Trail, and trek along Sweni Wilderness Trail.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Kruger National Park day trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Cape Town to Kruger National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Cape Town in September, with highs in Kruger National Park at 32°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Kruger National Park
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Sweni Wilderness Trail ©
Sweni Wilderness Trail

3
nights
Johannesburg, South Africa

Johannesburg ©
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.
Go for a jaunt from Johannesburg to Pretoria to see Voortrekker Monument about 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, get in on the family fun at Gold Reef City, contemplate the long history of Mandela House, and ponder the world of politics at Constitution Hill.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Johannesburg trip planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kruger National Park to Johannesburg in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Kruger National Park in September, Johannesburg is a bit cooler at night with lows of 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Tours Wildlife Fun & Games

Side Trips

Nelson Mandela Square, Voortrekker Monument
Highlights from your plan
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Gold Reef City ©
Gold Reef City

4
nights
Cairo, Egypt

Cairo ©
More than 20 million people call Cairo their home and, as soon as you set foot in the sprawling metropolis, it's evident they make it crowded and chaotic, but also exuberant and charming.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairo: Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Egyptian Antiquities Museum, take a stroll through Islamic Cairo, browse the eclectic array of goods at Khan Al-Khalili, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Muhammad Ali.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairo driving holiday planning website .

Fly from Johannesburg to Cairo in 11 hours. When traveling from Johannesburg in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Cairo, with highs around 39°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 28°C. On the 30th (Mon), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Giza
Highlights from your plan
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx
Egyptian Antiquities Museum ©
Egyptian Antiquities Museum

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