58 days in Africa Itinerary

58 days in Africa Itinerary

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58 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Nottingham, United Kingdom
Drive + Fly:  17​h
1
N'Djamena, Chad
— 1 day
Fly + Drive:  14​h 45​min
2
Benin City, Nigeria
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h
3
Lagos, Nigeria
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
5
Cape Town, South Africa
— 10 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
6
Maseru, Lesotho
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
7
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 8 nights
Drive:  8​h 45​min
8
Simunye, Eswatini (Swaziland)
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​h
9
Nairobi, Kenya
— 6 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
10
Watamu, Kenya
— 5 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h
11
Mombasa, Kenya
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
12
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
13
Lalibela, Ethiopia
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  1​h 15​min
14
Gonder, Ethiopia
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  10​h 15​min
15
Port Sudan, Sudan
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  18​h 45​min
End: Nottingham, United Kingdom

1
day
N'Djamena, Chad

N'Djamena ©
Chad's capital and largest city, N'Djamena serves as the main port on the Chari River, and a hub for livestock, grain, and salt.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Zakouma National Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the N'Djamena trip planner.

Doncaster, UK to N'Djamena is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from Doncaster to N'Djamena, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Doncaster in October: high temperatures in N'Djamena hover around 44°C and lows are around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Benin City.

Things to do in N'Djamena

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Zakouma National Park
Highlights from your plan
Zakouma National Park ©
Zakouma National Park

1
night
Benin City, Nigeria

Benin City ©
On the 3rd (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at W National Park. On the 4th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Mono River, savor the flavors at Sizzlers, and then get engrossed in the history at Benin National Museum.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Benin City travel route planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from N'Djamena to Benin City. When traveling from N'Djamena in October, plan for little chillier days in Benin City, with highs around 33°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Lagos.

Things to do in Benin City

Nature Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
W National Park ©
W National Park
Mono River ©
Mono River
Benin National Museum ©
Benin National Museum

2
nights
Lagos, Nigeria

Lagos ©
Protected from the Atlantic by sand spits and barrier islands, Lagos quickly grew into a mega city due to its location, and currently operates one of the continent's largest and busiest ports.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): hunt for treasures at Lekki Market, then view the masterpieces at Nike Art Gallery, then steep yourself in history at Freedom Park Lagos, and finally appreciate the history behind The Eyo of Eko Statue. On the 6th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lekki Conservation Centre and then stroll through Elegushi Beach.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Lagos trip planner .

You can fly from Benin City to Lagos in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Lagos can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Brazzaville.

Things to do in Lagos

Parks Shopping Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Lekki Conservation Centre ©
Lekki Conservation Centre
Nike Art Gallery ©
Nike Art Gallery
Freedom Park ©
Freedom Park

2
nights
Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo

Brazzaville ©
Located on the River Congo, Brazzaville is a city divided between industrialism--thanks to the river--and cultural attractions, which come to life through multiple festivals, galleries, museums, and art schools, like the Poto-Poto painting school.
On the 7th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale du Sacre-Ceour de Brazzaville, then examine the collection at Ma-Loango Regional Museum, then examine the collection at Musee National du Congo (National Museum of Congo), and finally contemplate the long history of Charles de Gaulle House. On the 8th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Basilique St. Anne, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Grand Mosque, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Reserve de Lesio Louna.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Brazzaville trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Lagos to Brazzaville in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Brazzaville can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. On the 9th (Wed), you'll travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Brazzaville

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Ma-Loango Regional Museum
Highlights from your plan
Basilique St. Anne ©
Basilique St. Anne
Ma-Loango Regional Museum ©
Ma-Loango Regional Museum

10
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.
Cape Town is known for nature, parks, beaches, adventure, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Cape of Good Hope, take in the awesome beauty at Signal Hill, take in the waterfront activity at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Cape Town online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Brazzaville to Cape Town by combination of ferry and flight takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Brazzaville to Cape Town. Traveling from Brazzaville in October, you will find days in Cape Town are slightly colder (26°C), and nights are cooler (13°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Maseru.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

First South African Perfume Museum, Chapman's Peak Drive
Highlights from your plan
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

3
nights
Maseru, Lesotho

Maseru ©
Founded in 1869 by the British, Lesotho's main city--Maseru--lies on the border with South Africa on a plateau surrounded by red hills.
Venture out of the city with trips to Gates of Paradise Pass (in Malealea) and Maletsunyane Falls (in Semonkong). There's lots more to do: see human ingenuity at work at Katse Dam, steep yourself in history at Thaba-Bosiu National Monument, stop by Thorkild Hand Weaving and Moteng Weavers, and take in the awesome beauty at Maluti Mountains.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Maseru trip planner.

Getting from Cape Town to Maseru by combination of flight and car takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In October in Maseru, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. On the 23rd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Maseru

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Maletsunyane Falls Semonkong, Gates of Paradise Pass
Highlights from your plan
Katse Dam ©
Katse Dam
Maletsunyane Falls Semonkong ©
Maletsunyane Falls Semonkong
Maluti Mountains ©
Maluti Mountains

8
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Johannesburg: Ukutula Lion Park (in Brits), Montecasino (in Sandton) and Pretoria (Voortrekker Monument & Union Buildings). Spend the 24th (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, get in on the family fun at Gold Reef City, contemplate the long history of Constitution Hill, and look for gifts at Sandton City Shopping Centre.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Johannesburg road trip tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Maseru to Johannesburg takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Maseru in October: highs in Johannesburg hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Simunye.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Casinos Fun & Games Museums

Side Trips

Sandton, Pretoria, Ukutula Conservation Center, Emperors Palace
Highlights from your plan
Ukutula Conservation Center ©
Ukutula Conservation Center
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill

2
nights
Simunye, Eswatini (Swaziland)

Simunye ©
Simunye is a sugar mill town on the lowveld in eastern Swaziland. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Hlane Royal National Park. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Mbuluzi Game Reserve.

For other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Simunye holiday planning app .

Traveling by car from Johannesburg to Simunye takes 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Nairobi.

Things to do in Simunye

Wildlife Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Hlane Royal National Park ©
Hlane Royal National Park

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kiambethu Farm (in Limuru) and Great Rift Valley (in Turkana District). Spend the 4th (Mon) exploring nature at Nairobi National Park. Spend the 6th (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's lots more to do: stroll through David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, have some family-friendly fun at GP Karting, admire the landmark architecture of African Heritage House, and stop by Spinners Web Kenya.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Nairobi route maker site .

Getting from Simunye to Nairobi by car takes about 57.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Simunye to Nairobi is 1 hour. Traveling from Simunye in November, plan for slightly colder nights in Nairobi, with lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Watamu.

Things to do in Nairobi

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Great Rift Valley, Kiambethu Farm
Highlights from your plan
Nairobi National Park ©
Nairobi National Park
Safaris
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ©
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

5
nights
Watamu, Kenya

Watamu ©
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Marafa-Hells Kitchen in Malindi (about 1h 45 min away). Spend the 12th (Tue) exploring nature at Watamu National Marine Park. The adventure continues: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, experience rural life at Bio-Ken Snake Farm, get engrossed in the history at Gede Ruins, and stroll through Watamu Beach.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Watamu trip itinerary app .

Getting from Nairobi to Watamu by combination of flight and taxi takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and car; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Nairobi in November: high temperatures in Watamu hover around 36°C and lows are around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Mombasa.

Things to do in Watamu

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Malindi, Gede
Highlights from your plan
Watamu Beach ©
Watamu Beach
Safaris
Gede Ruins ©
Gede Ruins

4
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mombasa: Diani Beach (Sand & Sea Beach Shop & Diani Beach). There's lots more to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, stop by Bombolulu Workshops, relax in the rural setting at Mamba Village Centre, and take an in-depth tour of Fort Jesus Museum.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Mombasa trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Watamu to Mombasa takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. November in Mombasa sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Addis Ababa.

Things to do in Mombasa

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Diani Beach
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Diani Beach ©
Diani Beach
Haller Park ©
Haller Park

3
nights
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Addis Ababa ©
A sprawling metropolis and home to millions of Ethiopians, Addis Ababa houses many international organizations, embassies, and commissions, making it a diplomatic, political, and economic hub of the country.
Addis Ababa is known for museums, historic sites, nature, shopping, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to The Mausoleum of Menelik II, pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Cathedral, stop by Sabahar, and appreciate the history behind Meyazia 27 Square Monument.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Addis Ababa day trip app .

Traveling by flight from Mombasa to Addis Ababa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Mombasa in November, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in Addis Ababa: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Lalibela.

Things to do in Addis Ababa

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Salem's Ethiopia ©
Salem's Ethiopia
Holy Trinity Cathedral ©
Holy Trinity Cathedral
Entoto Hill ©
Entoto Hill

2
nights
Lalibela, Ethiopia

Lalibela ©
Tourism in Lalibela, a small town nestled in Ethiopia's Lasta Mountains, prospers due to its fascinating cluster of rock-carved churches, dating back to the 12th century and boasting the status of a World Heritage Site.
On the 22nd (Fri), contemplate the long history of Church of St. George and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Asheton Maryam Monastery, then make a trip to Yemrehanna Kristos, then delve into the distant past at Tomb of Adam, and finally take in the exciting artwork at The Fine Art Gallery.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Lalibela trip planner .

You can fly from Addis Ababa to Lalibela in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Gonder.

Things to do in Lalibela

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela ©
Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela
Church of St. George ©
Church of St. George
Yemrehanna Kristos ©
Yemrehanna Kristos

2
nights
Gonder, Ethiopia

Gonder ©
A former royal city, Gonder once served as the Ethiopian Empire's capital--it still boasts well-preserved remains of 17th-century castles and palaces that shed light on the opulent lifestyle of the bygone times.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): revel in the low prices at Ploughshare Women Crafts Training Centre, explore the historical opulence of Fasil Ghebbi, then pause for some serene contemplation at Debre Berhan Selassie Church, then don't miss a visit to Falasha Village, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Fasiladas Bath Timket.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Gonder tour builder website .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Lalibela to Gonder takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in November, and nighttime lows around 17°C. You will leave for Port Sudan on the 25th (Mon).

Things to do in Gonder

Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Debre Berhan Selassie Church ©
Debre Berhan Selassie Church
Fasil Ghebbi ©
Fasil Ghebbi
Fasiladas Bath Timket
Fasiladas Bath Timket

1
night
Port Sudan, Sudan

Port Sudan ©
Port Sudan is a port city in eastern Sudan, and the capital of the state of Red Sea., it has 489,725 residents. On the 26th (Tue), explore the striking landscape of Sanganeb National Park.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Port Sudan road trip planning site .

Getting from Gonder to Port Sudan by flight takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern African Time to Central African Time is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Port Sudan

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Sanganeb National Park ©
Sanganeb National Park

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