42 days in Africa Itinerary

42 days in Africa Itinerary

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42 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv, Israel
Fly:  16 h 45 min
1
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
2
Cape Town, South Africa
— 6 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
3
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 5 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
4
Hoedspruit, South Africa
— 5 nights
Bus + Taxi:  2 h 30 min
5
Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 7 nights
Drive + Fly:  27 h
6
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
— 5 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
7
Nairobi, Kenya
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
8
Praslin Island, Seychelles
— 4 nights
Fly:  14 h
End: Tel Aviv, Israel

3
nights
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls ©
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park and Victoria Falls Snake Park. Spend the 4th (Tue) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, take in the exciting artwork at Prime Art Gallery, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

Before you visit Victoria Falls, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Victoria Falls is an approximately 17-hour flight. When traveling from Tel Aviv in June, plan for slightly colder days in Victoria Falls, with highs around 29°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Zipline

6
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Cape of Good Hope and Robben Island Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Maclear's Beacon and Bo-kaap. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Boulders Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, identify plant and animal life at Platteklip Gorge, and go for a stroll along the water at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Cape Town trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Victoria Falls to Cape Town takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. When traveling from Victoria Falls in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Cape Town: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Platteklip Gorge ©
Platteklip Gorge

5
nights
Johannesburg, South Africa

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Apartheid Museum and I was shot in Joburg. Spend the 14th (Fri) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Constitution Hill, try your luck at Montecasino, stop by Jack Friedman Eastgate, and laugh and play at Gold Reef City.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Johannesburg journey planner .

Traveling by flight from Cape Town to Johannesburg takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Cape Town in June since evenings lows in Johannesburg dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Tours Casinos Fun & Games

Side Trips

Jack Friedman Eastgate, Emperors Palace, Montecasino
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill

5
nights
Hoedspruit, South Africa

Hoedspruit ©
Hoedspruit offers proximity to Kruger National Park and features an airport, making it a popular jump-off point for a variety of tours and safaris.
Visiting Elephant Whispers and Drakensig Golf Club will get you outdoors. Kingfisher Gallery and Amarula Lapa are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Hoedspruit side-trips: Phalaborwa (Qualito Craft Distillery & Hans Merensky Golf Course), Wonder View (in Graskop) and Katundo Leather Shop (in Hazyview). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Moholoholo Wildlife Rehab Centre, take in the exciting artwork at Ukuthula Designs, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and explore the galleries of iNyoka Art Gallery.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Hoedspruit journey builder site .

Traveling by flight from Johannesburg to Hoedspruit takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Johannesburg in June; daily highs in Hoedspruit reach 26°C and lows reach 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Phalaborwa, Hazyview, Wonder View
Highlights from your plan
Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre ©
Elephant Whispers ©
Elephant Whispers
Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre ©
Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre

7
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park and Bushmans Trail. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Idube Game Reserve, hike along Wolhuter Wilderness Trail, and explore the ancient world of Masorini Archaeological Site.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Kruger National Park route website .

Traveling by combination of bus and taxi from Hoedspruit to Kruger National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Idube Game Reserve ©
Idube Game Reserve
Olifants Wilderness Trail ©
Olifants Wilderness Trail

5
nights
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

Maasai Mara National Reserve ©
Home to the Great Migration and Africa's exceptional wildlife, Maasai Mara is a must on a Kenya itinerary.
Get in touch with nature at Mara Triangle and Ol Kinyei Conservancy. Spend the 4th (Thu) surrounded by wildlife at Olare Orok Conservancy. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Musiara Swamp, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Maasai Mara National Reserve trip builder website .

You can drive from Kruger National Park to Maasai Mara National Reserve in 55 hours. Another option is to fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Kruger National Park to Maasai Mara National Reserve is 1 hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Nairobi.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Olare Orok Conservancy ©
Olare Orok Conservancy
Mara Triangle ©
Mara Triangle
Musiara Swamp ©
Musiara Swamp

3
nights
Nairobi, Kenya

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Nairobi National Park and Safaris. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and see the interesting displays at Karen Blixen Museum.

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Nairobi trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Nairobi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. July in Nairobi sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Praslin Island.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Nairobi National Park ©
Nairobi National Park
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ©
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

4
nights
Praslin Island, Seychelles

Praslin Island ©
Home to some of the Seychelles' finest beaches, Praslin Island offers visitors more than just sand and sea.
Get a sense of the local culture at Galerie Passerose and Rita's Art Sudio & Gallery. Visiting Anse Lazio and Anse Volbert will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: admire the verdant scenery at Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve, tour the pleasant surroundings at Petite Anse Kerlan, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and head off the coast to Curieuse Island.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Praslin Island trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Nairobi to Praslin Island in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry; or fly. The time zone changes from Eastern African Time to Seychelles Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Nairobi in July, expect Praslin Island to be a bit warmer, temps between 34°C and 28°C. On the 12th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Praslin Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve ©
Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve
Anse Lazio ©
Anse Lazio
Anse Georgette ©
Anse Georgette

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