54 days in Africa Itinerary

54 days in Africa Itinerary

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Marrakech, Morocco
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Saint-Leu, Reunion Island
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Grand Baie, Mauritius
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Hoedspruit, South Africa
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Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 6 nights
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Cape Town, South Africa
— 6 nights
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 6 nights
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Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
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Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
— 5 nights
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Nairobi, Kenya
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Marrakech, Morocco

— 5 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 11th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, admire the striking features of Saadian Tombs, take in the spiritual surroundings of Koutoubia Mosque, and steep yourself in history at El Badi Palace.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Marrakech travel planner.

Manama, Bahrain to Marrakech is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Manama to Marrakech due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler evenings in Marrakech when traveling from Manama in July, with lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Saint-Leu.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Saint-Leu, Reunion Island

— 5 nights
Saint-Leu is a commune in the French overseas department of RĂ©union. Change things up with these side-trips from Saint-Leu: Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Saint-Philippe), Aquasens (in Saint-Joseph) and Trois Roches (in Mafate). The adventure continues: contemplate the geological forces at Piton de Fournaise, get outside with Azurtech Parapente, don't miss a visit to Maido, and meet the residents at Kelonia.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Saint-Leu trip builder site.

Traveling by flight from Marrakech to Saint-Leu takes 18 hours. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time to RĂ©union Time, which is usually a 4 hour difference. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Marrakech in July: highs in Saint-Leu hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Grand Baie.

Things to do in Saint-Leu

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Grand Baie, Mauritius

— 4 nights
Wide-open beaches with dazzling blue water and a relaxed coastal atmosphere lure visitors to take a trip to Grand Baie.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Grand Baie: Ebony Forest Reserve (in Chamarel), Tamarin Falls (in Curepipe) and Blue Penny Museum (in Port Louis). Spend the 20th (Tue) exploring nature at Black River Gorges National Park. And it doesn't end there: get outside with BASE Diving Centre Ltd, soothe aching muscles at Ved Holistic Care Centre, take in nature's colorful creations at SSR Botanic Garden, and tee off at Mont Choisy Le Golf.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Grand Baie trip itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Saint-Leu to Grand Baie in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Grand Baie can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can fly to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Grand Baie

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Johannesburg, South Africa

— 5 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Johannesburg: Ukutula Conservation Center (in Brits), 7th Heaven Scuba (in Krugersdorp) and Lion and Safari Park (in Broederstroom). Pack the 28th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Gold Reef City. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, take a stroll through Maboneng Precinct, get engrossed in the history at Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, and contemplate the long history of Mandela House.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Johannesburg trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Grand Baie to Johannesburg takes 7 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Grand Baie to Johannesburg. When traveling from Grand Baie in July, plan for slightly colder days and cooler nights in Johannesburg: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Casinos · Fun & Games · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Hoedspruit, South Africa

— 4 nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Safaris (in Phalaborwa) and Hazyview (Perry's Bridge Reptile Park & Elephant Whispers). There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Siyafunda Conservation, meet the residents at Hoedspruit Reptile Centre, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and browse the exhibits of Kingfisher Gallery.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Hoedspruit trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Johannesburg to Hoedspruit in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Johannesburg in July, expect Hoedspruit to be a bit warmer, temps between 26°C and 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to catch the bus to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Kruger National Park, South Africa

— 6 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 3rd (Tue) exploring nature at Kruger National Park. Spend the 2nd (Mon) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. There's still lots to do: hike along Sweni Wilderness Trail, indulge in some personalized pampering at AM Spa Kruger, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Wolhuter Wilderness Trail.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kruger National Park trip planner.

You can take a bus from Hoedspruit to Kruger National Park in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. August in Kruger National Park sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Cape Town.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trip

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, see the interesting displays at District Six Museum, go for a stroll along the water at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and enjoy the sand and surf at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Cape Town trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Kruger National Park to Cape Town takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kruger National Park in August, expect nights in Cape Town to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are slightly colder, around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

— 6 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.
Spend the 17th (Tue) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, wander the wide-open spaces of Crocodile Park Victoria Falls, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Victoria Falls Snake Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Victoria Falls day trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Cape Town to Victoria Falls takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Cape Town, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Victoria Falls, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

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.
On the 20th (Fri), explore the striking landscape at Ngorongoro Crater. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Olduvai Gorge.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Ngorongoro Conservation Area trip planning website.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Victoria Falls to Ngorongoro Conservation Area takes 15 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Victoria Falls to Ngorongoro Conservation Area, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

— 5 nights
Home to the Great Migration and Africa's exceptional wildlife, Maasai Mara is a must on a Kenya itinerary.
Spend the 22nd (Sun) surrounded by wildlife at Olare Orok Conservancy. Spend the 23rd (Mon) surrounded by wildlife at Mara Triangle. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Ol Kinyei Conservancy and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mara North Conservancy.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Maasai Mara National Reserve tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Maasai Mara National Reserve by car takes about 9 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Nairobi.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Nairobi, Kenya

— 5 nights

Green City in the Sun

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.
Spend the 27th (Fri) exploring nature at Nairobi National Park. And it doesn't end there: get outside with Outdoor Activities, browse the exhibits of Nairobi National Museum, stop by Utamaduni Craft Centre, and tour the pleasant surroundings at David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Nairobi trip planning tool.

Getting from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Nairobi by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Nairobi

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums