39 days in Africa Itinerary

39 days in Africa Itinerary

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Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 5 nights
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Johannesburg, South Africa
— 4 nights
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Saint-Leu, Reunion Island
— 3 nights
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Marrakech, Morocco
— 4 nights
Fly to Kisumu, Drive to Maasai Mara National Reserve
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Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
— 4 nights
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Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
— 1 night
Drive to Nairobi, Fly to Victoria Falls
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 3 nights
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Cape Town, South Africa
— 6 nights
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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Kruger National Park, South Africa

— 5 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 5th (Wed) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Kruger National Park, hike along Wolhuter Wilderness Trail, stroll through Olifants Wilderness Trail, and explore the ancient world of Masorini Archaeological Site.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kruger National Park trip builder app.

Port Elizabeth to Kruger National Park is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Port Elizabeth in August: highs in Kruger National Park hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trip

Johannesburg, South Africa

— 4 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Johannesburg: Pretoria (Union Buildings & National Library of South Africa). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, get engrossed in the history at Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, look for gifts at Jack Friedman Eastgate, and contemplate the long history of Mandela House.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Johannesburg trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Kruger National Park to Johannesburg in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kruger National Park in August, Johannesburg is little chillier at night with lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Saint-Leu.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Saint-Leu, Reunion Island

— 3 nights
Saint-Leu is a commune in the French overseas department of RĂ©union. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saint-Leu: Piton de Fournaise (in Saint-Benoit), Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Saint-Philippe) and Pas de Bellecombe (in Sainte-Rose). Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, observe the fascinating underwater world at Kelonia, take in the awesome beauty at Piton des Neiges, and make a trip to Maido.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Saint-Leu holiday planner.

Fly from Johannesburg to Saint-Leu in 7 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Johannesburg to Saint-Leu is 2 hours. Plan for much warmer nights when traveling from Johannesburg in August since evenings lows in Saint-Leu dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Marrakech.

Things to do in Saint-Leu

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

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.
Marrakech is known for shopping, parks, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, appreciate the extensive heritage of Menara Gardens and Pavilion, admire the landmark architecture of Palacio da Bahia, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Marrakech trip planning website.

You can fly from Saint-Leu to Marrakech in 18 hours. Traveling from Saint-Leu to Marrakech, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Saint-Leu in August, plan for much hotter days in Marrakech, with highs around 44°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Marrakech

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

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 25th (Tue) surrounded by wildlife at Mara Triangle. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Ol Kinyei Conservancy, tour the pleasant surroundings at Musiara Swamp, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Maasai Mara National Reserve trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Marrakech to Maasai Mara National Reserve takes 26.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and car; or do a combination of flight, bus, and car. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Marrakech to Maasai Mara National Reserve due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): don't miss a visit to The Engare Sero Footprint Site and then contemplate the long history of Olduvai Gorge. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Ngorongoro Crater.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Ngorongoro Conservation Area sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Ngorongoro Conservation Area takes 9 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

— 3 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: admire the sheer force of Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, get to know the resident critters at Victoria Falls Snake Park, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Victoria Falls trip planner.

Getting from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Victoria Falls by combination of car and flight takes about 15 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Victoria Falls is minus 1 hour. August in Victoria Falls sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Cape Town.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Cape Town, South Africa

— 6 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, examine the collection at District Six Museum, admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, and meet the residents at Two Oceans Aquarium.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Cape Town trip planner.

You can fly from Victoria Falls to Cape Town in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Victoria Falls in September, expect nights in Cape Town to be little chillier, around 11°C, while days are much colder, around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to fly to Port Elizabeth.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Port Elizabeth, South Africa

— 3 nights

Windy City

The sprawling city of Port Elizabeth, nestled on the scenic Algoa Bay, draws visitors with its sandy beaches, mild climate, and an enviable location as the gateway to the famous Garden Route.
You've now added Gravity Indoor Trampoline Park to your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Port Elizabeth: Cathedral of St Michael and St George (in Grahamstown) and Wild Dreams Africa (in Addo). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Shamwari Game Reserve, stop by Mastertons Coffee and Tea Specialists, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Marks Congregational Church, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Dockside Brewery.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Port Elizabeth route website.

Getting from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Port Elizabeth are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Elizabeth

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips