60 days in Africa Itinerary

60 days in Africa Itinerary

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60 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Bristol, United Kingdom
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Marrakech, Morocco
— 5 nights
Fly:  13​h
2
Abidjan, Ivory Coast
— 1 night
Fly:  18​h
3
Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
4
Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Cape Town, South Africa
— 8 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
6
Lilongwe, Malawi
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
7
Kigali, Rwanda
— 4 nights
Fly + Taxi:  3​h
8
Moshi, Tanzania
— 4 nights
Taxi + Fly:  2​h 15​min
9
Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 5 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
10
Praslin Island, Seychelles
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
11
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
12
Gonder, Ethiopia
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
13
Cairo, Egypt
— 5 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
14
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 5 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Bristol, United Kingdom

5
nights
Marrakech, Morocco

Marrakech ©
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.
On the 10th (Fri), do a day of sightseeing from above with a helicopter tour. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, contemplate the long history of Ben Youssef Madrasa, admire the landmark architecture of Saadian Tombs, and explore and take pictures at Jemaa el-Fnaa.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Marrakech online tour itinerary planner .

Bristol, UK to Marrakech is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. In January, daily temperatures in Marrakech can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Abidjan.

Things to do in Marrakech

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Jemaa el-Fna
Jemaa el-Fna
Koutoubia Mosque ©
Koutoubia Mosque

1
night
Abidjan, Ivory Coast

Abidjan ©
As Cote d'Ivoire's largest city and economic hub, Abidjan boasts the reputation of West Africa's party capital, while its rich culture remains evident in its numerous film festivals and a booming music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): have some family-friendly fun at Dream Zone Virtual Reality, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then get your game on at YoupiLand "la petite academie".

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Abidjan trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Marrakech to Abidjan takes 13 hours. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Marrakech in January, with highs in Abidjan at 37°C and lows at 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Chobe National Park.

Things to do in Abidjan

Fun & Games Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Dream Zone Virtual Reality ©
Dream Zone Virtual Reality
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral

2
nights
Chobe National Park, Botswana

Chobe National Park ©
Chobe National Park is known for nature, parks, wildlife, outdoors, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Nogatsaa and Tchinga and don't miss a visit to Boab Prison Tree, Kasane.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Chobe National Park day trip planning site .

You can fly from Abidjan to Chobe National Park in 18 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Abidjan to Chobe National Park. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Namib-Naukluft Park.

Things to do in Chobe National Park

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

3
nights
Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia

Namib-Naukluft Park ©
One of the world's largest nature and game reserves, the vast Namib-Naukluft Park boasts sweeping desert and mountain landscapes, a diverse range of animal life, and the surreal Sossusvlei, a scenic saltpan sprinkled with towering red sand dunes and petrified acacia trees.
Get out of town with these interesting Namib-Naukluft Park side-trips: Gobabeb (Dorob National Park & Gobabeb Desert Research Station). There's much more to do: cruise along Spreetshoogte Pass, explore and take pictures at Kuiseb Pass, and explore the striking landscape at Elim Dunes.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Namib-Naukluft Park road trip planning tool .

Getting from Chobe National Park to Namib-Naukluft Park by flight takes about 9.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Namib-Naukluft Park are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Namib-Naukluft Park

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Gobabeb, Kuiseb Pass
Highlights from your plan
Dorob National Park ©
Dorob National Park
Gobabeb Desert Research Station ©
Gobabeb Desert Research Station
Kuiseb Pass ©
Kuiseb Pass

8
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, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the waterfront activity at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Two Oceans Aquarium, kick back and relax at Clifton Beaches, and explore and take pictures at Robben Island Museum.

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You can fly from Namib-Naukluft Park to Cape Town in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Namib-Naukluft Park in January, you will find days in Cape Town are a bit warmer (32°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Lilongwe.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Chapman's Peak Drive
Highlights from your plan
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©

1
night
Lilongwe, Malawi

Lilongwe ©
The capital city of Malawi and its largest, Lilongwe serves as an important center of economy and transportation for the area.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Gems and Jewellery Lanka, take in the awesome beauty at Nkhoma Mountain, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Maula Cathedral.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Lilongwe route planner .

You can fly from Cape Town to Lilongwe in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kigali.

Things to do in Lilongwe

Nature Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Maula Cathedral ©
Maula Cathedral

4
nights
Kigali, Rwanda

Kigali ©
A vacation in Kigali, Rwanda's capital city and economic hub, lets you experience the very heart of a landlocked country from a pleasant, safe, and organized base point.
Spend the 4th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Kigali Genocide Memorial, take in the exciting artwork at Kigali Arts Center, contemplate the long history of Ntarama Church, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Kigali travel planner .

Getting from Lilongwe to Kigali by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive. In January in Kigali, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Moshi.

Things to do in Kigali

Museums Shopping Tours

Side Trip

The National Art Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Niyo Arts Gallery ©
Niyo Arts Gallery
Kigali Genocide Memorial ©
Kigali Genocide Memorial
MAMA Rwanda Hostel ©
MAMA Rwanda Hostel

4
nights
Moshi, Tanzania

Moshi
Situated in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro, the sleepy town of Moshi provides tourist with a safe and pleasant place to stay in while touring the region or braving Africa's highest mountain.
Get out of town with these interesting Moshi side-trips: Kilimanjaro National Park (Mount Kilimanjaro & Safaris). On the 7th (Fri), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Lava Peaks Adventures. The adventure continues: shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, browse for treasures at Mama Africa Curio, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Moshi journey tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Kigali to Moshi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central African Time (CAT) to Eastern African Time (EAT) is 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Moshi

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Mount Kilimanjaro
Highlights from your plan
Mount Kilimanjaro
Mount Kilimanjaro
Climbing Tours
Mama Africa Giftshop ©
Mama Africa Giftshop

5
nights
Zanzibar City, Tanzania

Zanzibar City ©
Discover a myriad of attractions in Zanzibar City, like its World Heritage-listed historic core, charming beach villages, and the modern neighborhood of Ng'ambo.
Venture out of the city with trips to Nungwi Beach (in Nungwi) and Stand-Up Paddleboarding (in Paje). Spend the 13th (Thu) on the water with a fishing tour. There's much more to do: stroll through Cheetah's Rock, delve into the distant past at Hamamni Persian Baths, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church Cathedral, and admire the landmark architecture of House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib).

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Zanzibar City tour itinerary planning app .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Moshi to Zanzibar City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. In February, daily temperatures in Zanzibar City can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Praslin Island.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Stand-Up Paddleboarding, Nungwi Beach, Cheetah's Rock
Highlights from your plan
Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock
Prison Island - Changuu Private Island ©
Hamamni Persian Baths ©
Hamamni Persian Baths

3
nights
Praslin Island, Seychelles

Praslin Island ©
Home to some of the Seychelles' finest beaches, Praslin Island offers visitors more than just sand and sea.
Praslin Island is known for beaches, nature, wildlife, outdoors, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Curieuse Island, enjoy the sand and surf at Anse Lazio, stroll through Anse Volbert, and appreciate the views at Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Praslin Island trip app .

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Zanzibar City to Praslin Island takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Zanzibar City to Praslin Island, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Zanzibar City, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Praslin Island, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Addis Ababa.

Things to do in Praslin Island

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Cousin
Highlights from your plan
Curieuse Island ©
Curieuse Island
Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve ©
Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve
Anse Lazio ©
Anse Lazio

4
nights
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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.
On the 20th (Thu), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. And it doesn't end there: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, see Multi-day Tours, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Cathedral, and look for gifts at Sabegn.

To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Addis Ababa trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Praslin Island to Addis Ababa by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Praslin Island to Addis Ababa is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Praslin Island in February, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Addis Ababa: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Gonder.

Things to do in Addis Ababa

Tours Museums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours
Walking tours
Coffee & Tea Tours

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Debre Berhan Selassie Church, then step into the grandiose world of Fasil Ghebbi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fasiladas Bath Timket, and finally go for a walk through Simien View. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Kuskuam Church and then shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Gonder travel planner .

You can fly from Addis Ababa to Gonder in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Traveling from Addis Ababa in February, expect a bit warmer with lows of 19°C in Gonder. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Gonder

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Ethionorthtrekking ©
Ethionorthtrekking
Fasil Ghebbi ©
Fasil Ghebbi
Debre Berhan Selassie Church ©
Debre Berhan Selassie Church

5
nights
Cairo, Egypt

More than 20 million people call Cairo their home and, as soon as you set foot in the sprawling metropolis, it's evident they make it crowded and chaotic, but also exuberant and charming.
Venture out of the city with trips to Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). Spend the 27th (Thu) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, admire the striking features of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary), look for gifts at Yadawee Egyptian Handicrafts, and steep yourself in history at Mohamed Ali Mosque.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Cairo trip builder website .

You can fly from Gonder to Cairo in 7.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Gonder to Cairo. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Gonder in February: high temperatures in Cairo hover around 25°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours

Side Trip

Giza
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids

5
nights
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

An enviable location on the southern end of the Sinai Peninsula and year-round warm weather boost tourism in Sharm El Sheikh and make it one of Egypt's premier travel destinations.
Change things up with these side-trips from Sharm El Sheikh: Hurghada (Mosque El Mina Masjid, Parasailing & Paragliding, & more) and Saint Catherine (Mount Sinai & St. Catherine's Monastery). Spend the 1st (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Coptic Orthodox Church, make a trip to Musical Fountain Sharm el-Sheikh, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Sharm El Sheikh trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Sharm El Sheikh takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Sharm El Sheikh when traveling from Cairo in February, with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Hurghada, Saint Catherine
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Coptic Orthodox Church ©
Coptic Orthodox Church
Swim with Dolphins

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