57 days in Africa Itinerary

57 days in Africa Itinerary

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57 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Kalamazoo, United States
Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Dakar, Senegal
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Saint-Louis, Senegal
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  17​h 15​min
3
Cape Town, South Africa
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
4
Ngamiland East, Botswana
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
6
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 6 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
7
Flic En Flac, Mauritius
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Grand Baie, Mauritius
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
9
Watamu, Kenya
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h
10
Mombasa, Kenya
— 6 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
11
Nairobi, Kenya
— 6 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
12
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  20​h
13
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 3 nights
Fly:  31​h
End: Kalamazoo, United States

4
nights
Dakar, Senegal

Dakar ©
Situated on the western edge of mainland Africa, the crowded and dynamic city of Dakar offers visitors booming shopping, dining, and entertainment scenes.
Paroisse Saint Charles Borromee and Mosque of the Divinity will appeal to history buffs. We've included these beaches for you: Plage Popenguine and Plage du Virage. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dakar: Reserve De Bandia (in Saly), L'Elevage d'Oiseaux Exotique (in Ngaparou) and Lagune de la Somone (in Somone). There's much more to do: examine the collection at La Maison des Esclaves, view the masterpieces at La Galerie Antenna, explore the galleries of Loman Art House - Art Gallery, and explore the world behind art at L'esprit des lieux.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Dakar trip app .

Kalamazoo, USA to Dakar is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kalamazoo to Dakar is 5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Kalamazoo in September: highs in Dakar hover around 87°F, while lows dip to 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car to Saint-Louis.

Things to do in Dakar

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Paroisse Saint Charles Borromee, L'Elevage d'Oiseaux Exotique, Reserve De Bandia, Plage Popenguine, Lagune de la Somone
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Plage Popenguine ©
Plage Popenguine
La Maison des Esclaves ©
La Maison des Esclaves
Lagune de la Somone ©
Lagune de la Somone

1
night
Saint-Louis, Senegal

Saint-Louis ©
West Africa's first French settlement, World Heritage-listed Saint-Louis (or Ndar in Wolof) shows off its colonial architectural style with an ambience of tranquility and historical charm.
On the 11th (Wed), take in the exciting artwork at Village Artisanal, then examine the collection at Le Camee, and then identify plant and animal life at Parque Nacional de la Lengua de Barbaria.

Find out how to plan Saint-Louis trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can drive from Dakar to Saint-Louis in 3.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Saint-Louis are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Saint-Louis

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Village Artisanal ©
Village Artisanal

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.
You'll explore and learn at Franschhoek Motor Museum and First South African Perfume Museum. Robben Island Museum and Marbrin Olive Growers are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Cape Town: Stony Point Penguin Colony (in Betty's Bay), Eikehof (in Franschhoek) and !Khwa ttu (in Yzerfontein). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape of West Coast National Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, explore the striking landscape at Twelve Apostles, and paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Cape Town trip planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Saint-Louis to Cape Town takes 17.5 hours. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Saint-Louis to Cape Town due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Saint-Louis in September, with highs in Cape Town at 68°F and lows at 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Ngamiland East.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Franschhoek, !Khwa ttu, Stony Point Penguin Colony, West Coast National Park, Marbrin Olive Growers
Highlights from your plan
Franschhoek Motor Museum ©
Franschhoek Motor Museum
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Platteklip Gorge ©
Platteklip Gorge

2
nights
Ngamiland East, Botswana

Ngamiland East ©
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): explore the activities along Okavango River.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Ngamiland East trip maker site .

Getting from Cape Town to Ngamiland East by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Cape Town, expect much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Ngamiland East, ranging from highs of 92°F to lows of 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Chobe National Park.

Things to do in Ngamiland East

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Okavango River ©
Okavango River

3
nights
Chobe National Park, Botswana

Chobe National Park ©
Take a break from the city and head to Savute Reserve and CARACAL Biodiversity Center. Discover out-of-the-way places like Nogatsaa and Tchinga and Serondela Reserve.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Chobe National Park day trip website .

You can fly from Ngamiland East to Chobe National Park in 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Chobe National Park

Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Savute Reserve ©
Savute Reserve
Nogatsaa and Tchinga ©
Nogatsaa and Tchinga
Serondela Reserve ©
Serondela Reserve

6
nights
Johannesburg, South Africa

Johannesburg ©
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.
Mandela House and Nan Hua Temple will appeal to history buffs. Explore hidden gems such as Ukutula Conservation Center and Lesedi Cultural Village. There's lots more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, see the interesting displays at Lindfield Victorian House Museum, and view the masterpieces at I was shot in Joburg.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Johannesburg day trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Chobe National Park to Johannesburg takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. In September in Johannesburg, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Flic En Flac.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Wildlife Museums Tours

Side Trips

Ukutula Conservation Center, Nan Hua Temple, Lesedi Cultural Village, Liliesleaf, Emperors Palace
Highlights from your plan
Ukutula Conservation Center ©
Ukutula Conservation Center
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Lesedi Cultural Village ©
Lesedi Cultural Village

2
nights
Flic En Flac, Mauritius

Flic En Flac ©
An unusual commodity in the lesser-touristed western part of Mauritius, the developed seaside village Flic En Flac boasts a vast white sandy beach that generates a large amount of tourism.
Step out of the city life by going to Heritage Nature Reserve and Anahita Golf Club. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Mahebourg Naval Museum and Underwater Waterfall. Venture out of the city with trips to Ebony Forest Reserve (in Chamarel), Swim with Dolphins (in La Gaulette) and International Slave Route Monument (in Le Morne). Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Ile aux Aigrettes Nature Reserve, kick back and relax at Flic en Flac Beach, and steep yourself in history at The Martello Tower Museum.

To see photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Flic En Flac online holiday planner .

You can fly from Johannesburg to Flic En Flac in 7.5 hours. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Johannesburg to Flic En Flac due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Johannesburg in September, Flic En Flac is a bit warmer at night with lows of 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Grand Baie.

Things to do in Flic En Flac

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Le Morne, Heritage Nature Reserve, The Martello Tower Museum, Ile aux Aigrettes Nature Reserve, Mahebourg Naval Museum
Highlights from your plan
Ebony Forest Reserve ©
Ebony Forest Reserve
Heritage Nature Reserve ©
Heritage Nature Reserve
Ile aux Aigrettes Nature Reserve ©
Ile aux Aigrettes Nature Reserve

4
nights
Grand Baie, Mauritius

Grand Baie ©
Wide-open beaches with dazzling blue water and a relaxed coastal atmosphere lure visitors to take a trip to Grand Baie.
Siva Soopramaniar Kovile Bel-Air Riviere Seche and Kaylasson Temple will appeal to history buffs. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mont Choisy Beach and Constance Links Golf. Get out of town with these interesting Grand Baie side-trips: Ile Plate Beach (in Cap Malheureux) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Belle Mare). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at La Cuvette Public Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Bain Boeuf Public Beach, see the interesting displays at Chateau De Labourdonnais, and tee off at Mont Choisy Le Golf.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Baie attractions planning app .

You can drive from Flic En Flac to Grand Baie in 1.5 hours. In October in Grand Baie, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 69°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Watamu.

Things to do in Grand Baie

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Cap Malheureux, Mont Choisy, Chateau De Labourdonnais, Plage de Trou aux Biches, Siva Soopramaniar Kovile Bel-Air Riviere Seche
Highlights from your plan
La Cuvette Public Beach ©
La Cuvette Public Beach
Mont Choisy Beach ©
Mont Choisy Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

4
nights
Watamu, Kenya

Hailed for its picturesque scenery and pristine beaches, the village of Watamu on Kenya's Indian Ocean coastline attracts both adventure seekers and those looking for a relaxing seaside holiday.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Scuba & Snorkeling and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Step out of the city life by going to Local Ocean Conservation: Watamu Turtle Watch and 3 Degrees South. Change things up with a short trip to Mnarani Ruins (Museum) in Kilifi (about 1 hour away). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Gede Ruins, stroll through Spiaggia delle Tartarughe, head outdoors with Isola dell'Amore, and experience rural life at Bio-Ken Snake Farm.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Watamu day trip planning app .

You can fly from Grand Baie to Watamu in 8.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Grand Baie to Watamu, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Baie in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 76°F in Watamu. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Mombasa.

Things to do in Watamu

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Kilifi, Gede Ruins
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Gede Ruins ©
Gede Ruins

6
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris. Discover out-of-the-way places like Nyali Beach and Mombasa Marine National Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mombasa: Diani Beach (Swim with Dolphins, Stand-Up Paddleboarding, & more). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Fort Jesus Museum, contemplate the long history of Jumba la Mtwana, tour the pleasant surroundings at Gazi Mangrove Boardwalk, and stop by Imani Collective.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Mombasa trip site .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Watamu to Mombasa in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Watamu in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Mombasa, with lows of 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Nairobi.

Things to do in Mombasa

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Diani Beach, Gazi Mangrove Boardwalk
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nyali Beach ©
Nyali Beach
Colobus Conservation ©
Colobus Conservation

6
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.
Karen Blixen Museum and Aero Club of East Africa (ACEA) will appeal to museum buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Karen Blixen Coffee Garden and Cottages and Upepo Photography Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nairobi: Mount Longonot (in Maai Mahiu) and Sigona Golf Club (in Kikuyu). There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, tour the pleasant surroundings at Giraffe Centre, look for gifts at Noorjehan Collections Ltd, and grab your bike and head to Karura Forest.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Nairobi using our trip planner.

Fly from Mombasa to Nairobi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Mombasa in October; daily highs in Nairobi reach 79°F and lows reach 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Mount Longonot, Sigona Golf Club
Highlights from your plan
Karura Forest ©
Karura Forest
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mount Longonot ©
Mount Longonot

4
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Mara Triangle and Mara North Conservancy. Explore hidden gems such as Safaris and Olare Orok Conservancy. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Musiara Swamp.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Maasai Mara National Reserve tour itinerary tool .

You can fly from Nairobi to Maasai Mara National Reserve in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Nairobi in October; daily highs in Maasai Mara National Reserve reach 63°F and lows reach 48°F. On the 26th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Wildlife Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Mara Triangle ©
Mara Triangle
Olare Orok Conservancy ©
Olare Orok Conservancy
Mara North Conservancy ©
Mara North Conservancy

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 off the beaten path and head to Safaris and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Get outdoors at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park and Scuba & Snorkeling. The adventure continues: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Victoria Falls Snake Park, view the masterpieces at Prime Art Gallery, and tee off at Elephant Hills Golf Club.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Victoria Falls trip maker website .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Victoria Falls takes 20 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Victoria Falls due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Maasai Mara National Reserve in October, plan for much warmer days in Victoria Falls, with highs around 93°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 68°F. You will leave for home on the 30th (Wed).

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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