60 days in Africa Itinerary

60 days in Africa Itinerary

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Marrakech, Morocco
— 6 nights
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Djerba Island, Tunisia
— 3 nights
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Nairobi, Kenya
— 5 nights
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Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
— 5 nights
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Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
— 1 night
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Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
— 2 nights
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Tarangire National Park, Tanzania
— 2 nights
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Drive to Kilimanjaro International Airport, Fly to Kigali International Airport, Drive to Ruhengeri
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Ruhengeri, Rwanda
— 1 night
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Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo
— 3 nights
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Bus to Kigali, Fly to Livingstone, Drive to Victoria Falls
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 5 nights
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Johannesburg, South Africa
— 6 nights
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Nelspruit, South Africa
— 6 nights
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Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 6 nights
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Cape Town, South Africa
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Marrakech, Morocco

— 6 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 3rd (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, admire the landmark architecture of Palacio da Bahia, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Saadian Tombs.

To find maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Marrakech journey planner.

Chicago, USA to Marrakech is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Western European Standard Time is 6 hours. Traveling from Chicago in July, you will find days in Marrakech are somewhat warmer (100°F), and nights are about the same (68°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Djerba Island.

Things to do in Marrakech

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Djerba Island, Tunisia

— 3 nights
Explore pristine beaches and charming villages on a vacation on Djerba Island, a small island in the Gulf of Gabes known for its Berber population.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of El Ghriba Synagogue, get a new perspective on things with Club de Plongee La Sirene - Djerba Diving Center, stroll through Ranch Yassmina Djerba La Douce, then get to know the resident critters at The Crocodile Farm, and finally meet the residents at Djerba Explore Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Djerbahood, don't miss a visit to Dar Jilani La maison des Arts & Metiers, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sidi Yati Mosque, and finally see the interesting displays at Musee de Guellala.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Djerba Island holiday app.

You can fly from Marrakech to Djerba Island in 10.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Marrakech to Djerba Island is 1 hour. Traveling from Marrakech in July, you will find days in Djerba Island are a bit cooler (92°F), and nights are a bit warmer (75°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Nairobi.

Things to do in Djerba Island

Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife

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 11th (Sun) exploring nature at Nairobi National Park. Next up on the itinerary: see Off-Road Tours, see the interesting displays at Karen Blixen Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Giraffe Centre, and explore and take pictures at Mugie Ranch.

For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Nairobi day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Djerba Island to Nairobi takes 16.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Djerba Island to Nairobi. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Djerba Island in July: high temperatures in Nairobi hover around 73°F and lows are around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

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 17th (Sat) surrounded by wildlife at Olare Orok Conservancy. Spend the 18th (Sun) surrounded by wildlife at Mara Triangle. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Ol Kinyei Conservancy and stroll through Mara North Conservancy.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Maasai Mara National Reserve vacation builder website.

Traveling by flight from Nairobi to Maasai Mara National Reserve takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Wildlife · Parks · Nature

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

— 1 night
Few adventures in the world invoke such vivid natural imagery as a trip to Serengeti National Park, a World Heritage Site known for its diverse animal life and memorable scenery.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Seronera.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Serengeti National Park day trip planner.

You can drive from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Serengeti National Park in 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

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 22nd (Thu), explore the striking landscape at Ngorongoro Crater. On the next day, make a trip to The Engare Sero Footprint Site and then explore and take pictures at Olduvai Gorge.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Ngorongoro Conservation Area trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Tarangire National Park.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Tarangire National Park.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Tarangire National Park online trip builder.

Getting from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Tarangire National Park by car takes about 4 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 58°F. On the 25th (Sun), you'll travel to Ruhengeri.

Things to do in Tarangire National Park

Wildlife · Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Ruhengeri, Rwanda

— 1 night
Most tourism in Ruhengeri revolves around the famous national park, which shelters mountain gorillas of the volcanic Virunga range.
On the 26th (Mon), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Volcanoes National Park and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Burera and Lake Ruhondo.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Ruhengeri trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Tarangire National Park to Ruhengeri. Traveling from Tarangire National Park to Ruhengeri, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in July, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to drive to Goma.

Things to do in Ruhengeri

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo

— 3 nights
Nestled between two opposites--a lake and a volcano--Goma represents an adventurous vacation spot.
On the 27th (Tue), take in the awesome beauty at Mount Nyiragongo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Virunga National Park.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Goma online trip builder.

You can drive from Ruhengeri to Goma in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Goma when traveling from Ruhengeri in July, with lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Goma

Nature · Parks

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

— 5 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 1st (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, get a taste of life in the country at Crocodile Park Victoria Falls, look for gifts at Cultural Vibes Music Shop, and whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Victoria Falls trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and car from Goma to Victoria Falls in 16.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Goma in July, expect much colder with lows of 48°F in Victoria Falls. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to fly to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Shopping

Johannesburg, South Africa

— 6 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Johannesburg: Lion and Safari Park (in Broederstroom) and Ukutula Conservation Center (in Brits). Spend the 7th (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, learn about all things military at South African National Museum of Military History, wander the streets of Maboneng Precinct, and contemplate the long history of Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Johannesburg trip builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Victoria Falls to Johannesburg takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Victoria Falls in August: high temperatures in Johannesburg hover around 73°F and lows are around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to fly to Nelspruit.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums · Wildlife · Casinos · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Nelspruit, South Africa

— 6 nights

Gateway to the Lowveld

Nestled on the banks of the Crocodile River, Nelspruit provides visitors with a convenient base point boasting two airports and an enviable location on the road between Johannesburg and the Mozambican border.
Venture out of the city with trips to AM Spa - Kruger (in Skukuza), Hazyview (Zipline, Katundo Leather Shop, &more) and Barberton Makhonjwa Geotrail (in Barberton). There's much more to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, explore the fascinating underground world of Sudwala Caves, try your luck at Emnotweni Casino, and indulge your taste buds at Bagdad Farmers Market.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Nelspruit day trip website.

Getting from Johannesburg to Nelspruit by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Johannesburg in August, Nelspruit is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can fly to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Nelspruit

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

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.
Explore Kruger National Park's surroundings by going to Qualito Craft Distillery (in Phalaborwa) and Hoedspruit (Spas, Siyafunda Conservation, &more). Spend the 19th (Thu) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. There's still lots to do: trek along Sweni Wilderness Trail, stroll through Phuza Moya Private Game Reserve, don't miss a visit to Tshokwane Picnic Site, and take some stellar pictures from Nkumbe View Site.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Kruger National Park tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Nelspruit to Kruger National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Kruger National Park sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Cape Town.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

Cape Town, South Africa

— 8 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 plan includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Cape Point, indulge your taste buds at Kiff Kombi Tours, enjoy the sand and surf at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, and see the interesting displays at District Six Museum.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Cape Town route planner.

You can fly from Kruger National Park to Cape Town in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Kruger National Park in August: highs in Cape Town hover around 65°F, while lows dip to 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums