21 days in Africa Itinerary

21 days in Africa Itinerary

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21 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Vancouver, Canada
Fly:  26​h
1
Cape Town, South Africa
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + bus:  8​h
3
Kabale, Uganda
— 1 night
+2
bus + Drive + Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Arusha, Tanzania
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 30​min
5
Paje, Tanzania
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h
7
Mombasa, Kenya
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
8
Nairobi, Kenya
— 3 nights
Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: Vancouver, Canada

2
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've added Table Mountain National Park, Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, Cape Point, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): kick back and relax at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Table Mountain National Park, get great views at Cape Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Fish Hoek Beach, then cruise along Chapman's Peak Drive, and finally fly like a bird with Fly Cape Town Paragliding. On the 30th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Signal Hill, then take in the waterfront activity at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Cape Town trip website .

Vancouver, Canada to Cape Town is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Vancouver to Cape Town is 10 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Vancouver in October: highs in Cape Town hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Chapman's Peak Drive
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Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park
Cape Point ©
Cape Point

3
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park and River Rafting & Tubing. Step off the beaten path and head to Safaris and Helicopter Tours. There's much more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Victoria Falls Snake Park, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Victoria Falls road trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Cape Town to Victoria Falls takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. In October, Victoria Falls is a bit warmer than Cape Town - with highs of 39°C and lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Kabale.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Safaris

1
night
Kabale, Uganda

The sleepy market town of Kabale in Western Uganda, although meagre in sights of its own, boasts close proximity to several national parks, just a couple of miles from the border with Rwanda.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): get outside with Nature adventure uganda. and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours. On the 4th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at All Saints Church and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kabale trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Victoria Falls to Kabale in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Victoria Falls to Kabale, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Victoria Falls in November; daily highs in Kabale reach 28°C and lows reach 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Arusha.

Things to do in Kabale

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
All Saints Church ©
All Saints Church

2
nights
Arusha, Tanzania

Nestled in the verdant foothills of Mount Meru, Arusha remains the primary gateway and jump-off point for safaris into several national parks.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): examine the collection at Tanzanite Experience, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then stop by iheartz Collections. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Wed): explore the activities along Lake Duluti and then get outside with Kili Dreamers.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Arusha visit planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Kabale to Arusha takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. November in Arusha sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Paje.

Things to do in Arusha

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Lake Duluti ©
Lake Duluti
Tanzanite Experience ©
Tanzanite Experience

2
nights
Paje, Tanzania

Located on the island of Unguja, the quaint village of Paje lies on a shallow sandy lagoon, which attracts swarms of kitesurfing enthusiasts and marine life lovers.
On the 7th (Thu), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then stroll through Paje Beach. On the 8th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area and then kick back and relax at Jambiani Beach.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Paje trip planning website .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Arusha to Paje in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight. In November, Paje is a bit warmer than Arusha - with highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Paje

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Jambiani Beach
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Paje Beach ©
Paje Beach
Jambiani Beach ©
Jambiani Beach

3
nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cheetah's Rock and Scuba & Snorkeling. Get in touch with nature at Nakupenda Beach and Prison Island - Changuu Private Island. Next up on the itinerary: relax in the rural setting at Tangawizi Spice Farm, admire the landmark architecture of House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib), stop by Aromas of Zanzibar, and pause for some serene contemplation at Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Zanzibar City sightseeing planner .

Drive from Paje to Zanzibar City in 1.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Zanzibar City can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mombasa.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Scuba & Snorkeling, Cheetah's Rock
Highlights from your plan
Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock
Tangawizi Spice Farm ©
Tangawizi Spice Farm

2
nights
Mombasa, Kenya

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.
On the 12th (Tue), get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Haller Park and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Mombasa online tour planner .

You can fly from Zanzibar City to Mombasa in an hour. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Nairobi.

Things to do in Mombasa

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Safaris
Haller Park ©
Haller Park

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.
On the 14th (Thu), see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, stroll through David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, and then look for gifts at Utamaduni Craft Centre. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Giraffe Centre and then explore the striking landscape of Nairobi National Park.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Nairobi day trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Mombasa to Nairobi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Mombasa in November, with highs in Nairobi at 28°C and lows at 19°C. On the 16th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Karura Forest ©
Karura Forest
Nairobi National Park ©
Nairobi National Park
Safaris

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