31 days in Africa Itinerary

31 days in Africa Itinerary

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Cape Town, South Africa
— 4 nights
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Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 4 nights
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Nelspruit, South Africa
— 3 nights
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 5 nights
Fly to Nairobi, Drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area
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Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
— 2 nights
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Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
— 2 nights
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Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
— 4 nights
Drive to Kisumu, Fly to Marrakech
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Marrakech, Morocco
— 4 nights
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Cape Town, South Africa

— 4 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, beaches, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Cape Point, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Two Oceans Aquarium, take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Platteklip Gorge.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Cape Town trip itinerary builder app.

Newark, USA to Cape Town is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Newark to Cape Town. In August, Cape Town is much colder than Newark - with highs of 65°F and lows of 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Kruger National Park, South Africa

— 4 nights
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 7th (Sat) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. There's still lots to do: trek along Sweni Wilderness Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Idube Game Reserve, and get great views at Nkumbe View Site.

For ratings and other tourist information, you can read our Kruger National Park vacation planning tool.

Getting from Cape Town to Kruger National Park by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cape Town in August, expect nights in Kruger National Park to be about the same, around 51°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Nelspruit.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Nelspruit, South Africa

— 3 nights

Gateway to the Lowveld

Nestled on the banks of the Crocodile River, Nelspruit provides visitors with a convenient base point boasting two airports and an enviable location on the road between Johannesburg and the Mozambican border.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nelspruit: Hazyview (Perry's Bridge Reptile Park & Elephant Whispers) and Barberton Makhonjwa Geotrail (in Barberton). The adventure continues: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, stroll through Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary, and admire the natural beauty at Lowveld National Botanical Garden.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Nelspruit trip planning website.

Getting from Kruger National Park to Nelspruit by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in August, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Nelspruit

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

— 5 nights
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.
Victoria Falls is known for nature, adventure, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the views from Victoria Falls Bridge, and stop by Cultural Vibes Music Shop.

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Victoria Falls road trip planning app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Nelspruit to Victoria Falls. Traveling from Nelspruit in August, expect nights in Victoria Falls to be about the same, around 50°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 83°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Shopping

Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

— 2 nights
You can discover Tanzania's varied plant and animal life on a tour of Ngorongoro Conservation Area, a World Heritage Site known for its massive volcanic caldera.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Ngorongoro Crater. On the next day, make a trip to The Engare Sero Footprint Site and then take in the dramatic natural features at Olduvai Gorge.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area trip builder tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Victoria Falls to Ngorongoro Conservation Area takes 15 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Central Africa Time to East Africa Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seronera. Keep things going the next day: explore and take pictures at Mara River and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Retima Hippo Pool.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Serengeti National Park trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Serengeti National Park in 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

— 4 nights
Home to the Great Migration and Africa's exceptional wildlife, Maasai Mara is a must on a Kenya itinerary.
Spend the 24th (Tue) surrounded by wildlife at Mara Triangle. Spend the 25th (Wed) surrounded by wildlife at Olare Orok Conservancy. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Ol Kinyei Conservancy and stroll through Olypunyata Swamp.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Maasai Mara National Reserve route planner.

You can drive from Serengeti National Park to Maasai Mara National Reserve in 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Marrakech, Morocco

— 4 nights

Red City

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.
Spend the 29th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, slough off your stress at Turkish baths, steep yourself in history at Palacio da Bahia, and don't miss a visit to Koubba Almoravid.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Marrakech online journey builder.

Do a combination of car and flight from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Marrakech in 26.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and train; or do a combination of car, bus, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Marrakech is minus 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 100°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Marrakech

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours