60 days in Africa Itinerary

60 days in Africa Itinerary

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60 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam, Holland
Fly:  16​h
1
N'Djamena, Chad
— 1 day
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Khartoum, Sudan
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  30​min
3
Asmara, Eritrea
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
— 6 nights
Fly + Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Kampala, Uganda
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Nairobi, Kenya
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h
7
Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
8
Livingstone, Zambia
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
9
Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
10
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
11
Cape Town, South Africa
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
12
Windhoek, Namibia
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
13
Luanda, Angola
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h
14
Nouakchott, Mauritania
— 1 day
Fly + Drive:  11​h 30​min
15
Mopti, Mali
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  23​h
16
Agadez, Niger
— 1 night
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Amsterdam, Holland

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.
On the 2nd (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Grand Mosque N'Djamena and then see the interesting displays at Musée National du Tchad.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the N'Djamena trip maker site .

Amsterdam, Holland to N'Djamena is an approximately 16-hour flight. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in January; daily highs in N'Djamena reach 38°C and lows reach 17°C. On the 2nd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Khartoum.

Things to do in N'Djamena

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Musée National du Tchad ©
Musée National du Tchad
Grand Mosque N'Djamena ©
Grand Mosque N'Djamena

2
nights
Khartoum, Sudan

Khartoum ©
Situated at the meeting point of the White and Blue Niles, the sprawling capital Khartoum captivates with its welcoming atmosphere, chaotic marketplaces, and extravagant skyline punctuated with glass towers.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): explore the galleries of Sudan Art Diwan, stroll the grounds of Khartoum War Cemetery, and then delve into the distant past at Naga: Temple of Amun. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Ethnographic Museum, explore and take pictures at University of Khartoum, explore the galleries of Mojo Gallery, see the interesting displays at Sudan National Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nilian Mosque, and finally take an in-depth tour of Khalifa House Museum.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Khartoum trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from N'Djamena to Khartoum in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from N'Djamena to Khartoum, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Asmara.

Things to do in Khartoum

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Omdurman
Highlights from your plan
Sudan National Museum ©
Sudan National Museum
Naga: Temple of Amun ©
Naga: Temple of Amun
Khalifa House Museum ©
Khalifa House Museum

2
nights
Asmara, Eritrea

Asmara ©
Having earned UNESCO World Heritage status for its abundance of Italian modernist architecture, Asmara boasts a rich history and architectural gems.
On the 5th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nda Mariam Othodox Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Enda Marian- Cattedrale Copta Di Asmara, stroll the grounds of Cimitero Italiano Di Asmara, don't miss a visit to Medebar Market, then take some stellar pictures from Debre Bizen, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Bethel Kale Hiwot Church. On the next day, admire the striking features of Fiat Tagliero, admire the landmark architecture of Cattedrale di Asmara, take in the spiritual surroundings of Synagogue of Asmara, then see the interesting displays at National Museum Asmara, then admire the landmark architecture of Cinema Roma, and finally make a trip to Liberation Avenue.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Asmara trip planner.

Asmara is just a stone's throw from Khartoum. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Khartoum to Asmara due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Addis Ababa.

Things to do in Asmara

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Cimitero Italiano Di Asmara ©
Cimitero Italiano Di Asmara
Nda Mariam Othodox Church ©
Nda Mariam Othodox Church

6
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate National Museum of Ethiopia and Ethnological Museum. Visit Holy Trinity Cathedral and Medhane Alem Cathedral for their historical value. On the 9th (Thu), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. On the 11th (Sat), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, explore the world behind art at Museum of Modern Art/Goethe Institut Ethiopia, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Adadi Mariam.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Addis Ababa online trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Asmara to Addis Ababa takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. January in Addis Ababa sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kampala.

Things to do in Addis Ababa

Tours Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours
Holy Trinity Cathedral ©
Holy Trinity Cathedral
National Museum of Ethiopia ©
National Museum of Ethiopia

6
nights
Kampala, Uganda

Kampala enjoys the reputation of a modern city with a buzzing atmosphere--it also serves as a good base point for exploring the surrounding area.
Get some cultural insight at Social Innovation Museum and Munyonyo Martyrs' Shrine. Kasubi Tombs and Gaddafi National Mosque will appeal to history buffs. Spend the 13th (Mon) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Spend the 15th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: witness a stunning natural landmark at Katwe Tourism Information Centre, tour the pleasant surroundings at Great Adventures Uganda, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Baha'i Temple, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Kampala road trip tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Addis Ababa to Kampala takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Addis Ababa in January: high temperatures in Kampala hover around 32°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Nairobi.

Things to do in Kampala

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Queen Elizabeth National Park, Munyonyo Martyrs' Shrine
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Katwe Tourism Information Centre ©
Katwe Tourism Information Centre
Nature & Wildlife Tours

6
nights
Nairobi, Kenya

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Karen Blixen Museum and Nairobi Gallery. Appreciate the collections at Nairobi National Museum and Nairobi railway museum. Spend the 19th (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Spend the 22nd (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nairobi National Park, stroll through Mugie Ranch, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and stop by Matbronze Wildlife Art.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Nairobi trip planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Kampala to Nairobi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kampala in January, expect a bit cooler with lows of 19°C in Nairobi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Mugie Ranch
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Nairobi National Park ©
Nairobi National Park
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ©
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Hamamni Persian Baths and Peace Memorial Museum (Beit el Amani). House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib) and The Old Fort (Ngome Kongwe) will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zanzibar City: Kendwa Beach (in Kendwa), Paje Beach (in Paje) and Nungwi (Nungwi Beach, Mnarani Marine Turtles Conservation Pond, & more). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah's Rock, take in the exciting artwork at Dr Bulugu Gallery, stop by Aromas of Zanzibar, and explore the galleries of Hurumzi Henna Art Gallery.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Zanzibar City day trip planning app .

You can fly from Nairobi to Zanzibar City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Nairobi in January, expect Zanzibar City to be a bit warmer, temps between 38°C and 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Livingstone.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Nungwi, Zanzibar Island, Kendwa Beach, Paje Beach
Highlights from your plan
Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hamamni Persian Baths ©
Hamamni Persian Baths

2
nights
Livingstone, Zambia

Tourism in Livingstone, a town nestled on the Zimbabwean border, thrives largely thanks to the nearby Victoria Falls.
Livingstone Museum and Wayiwayi Art Studio and Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. On the 31st (Fri), spend a relaxing day on the river with a rafting and tubing tour. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Victoria Falls, make a trip to Mukuni Village, tour the pleasant surroundings at Livingstone Reptile Park, and see the interesting displays at Railway Museum.

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Livingstone trip planner.

Fly from Zanzibar City to Livingstone in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of ferry and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Zanzibar City to Livingstone is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Zanzibar City in January, expect Livingstone to be slightly colder, temps between 30°C and 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Chobe National Park.

Things to do in Livingstone

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Mukuni Village
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Livingstone Museum ©
Livingstone Museum
Wayiwayi Art Studio and Gallery ©
Wayiwayi Art Studio and Gallery

2
nights
Chobe National Park, Botswana

Chobe National Park ©
Spend the 4th (Tue) exploring nature at Chobe National Park.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Chobe National Park trip tool .

Explore your travel options from Livingstone to Chobe National Park with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Chobe National Park

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

5
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Apartheid Museum and Mandela House. Appreciate the collections at South African National Museum of Military History and Liliesleaf Farm & Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Johannesburg: Ukutula Lion Park (in Brits) and Union Buildings (in Pretoria). Spend the 7th (Fri) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's much more to do: make a trip to Constitution Hill, view the masterpieces at I was shot in Joburg, get engrossed in the history at Nelson Mandela Foundation, and try your luck at Montecasino.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Johannesburg tour planner .

You can fly from Chobe National Park to Johannesburg in 7 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and bus. In February, daytime highs in Johannesburg are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums Wildlife Casinos

Side Trips

Union Buildings, Ukutula Conservation Center, Liliesleaf, Montecasino
Highlights from your plan
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill

7
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.
Get some cultural insight at Robben Island Museum and Groot Constantia. Popular historic sites such as Castle of Good Hope and Iziko Koopmans-De Wet House are in your itinerary. Explore Cape Town's surroundings by going to Stellenbosch (Hombisa Jewellery, Absolut Art Gallery, & more) and The Franschhoek Motor Museum (in Franschhoek). There's much more to do: take some stellar pictures from Cape of Good Hope, take in the waterfront activity at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, kick back and relax at Boulders Beach, and admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Cape Town trip planner .

You can fly from Johannesburg to Cape Town in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Cape Town are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Windhoek.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, Chapman's Peak Drive
Highlights from your plan
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Castle of Good Hope ©
Castle of Good Hope

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nights
Windhoek, Namibia

Located in the heart of the country, Namibia's capital city Windhoek receives a constant influx of tourists, in part because of its international airport.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Geological Survey Museum and Trans-Namib Railroad Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Christuskirche and St Mary's Catholic Cathedral. Take a break from Windhoek with a short trip to Rhenish Mission Church in Otjimbingwe, about 1h 50 min away. Spend the 18th (Tue) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at NamibRand Nature Reserve, contemplate the long history of Katutura Township, take an in-depth tour of Cuno Hoffmeister Memorial Observatory, and get your game on at Archer's Land.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Windhoek holiday planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Cape Town to Windhoek takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cape Town in February, you will find days in Windhoek are a bit warmer (36°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Luanda.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Rhenish Mission Church, Deadvlei
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Deadvlei ©
Deadvlei
Christuskirche ©
Christuskirche

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nights
Luanda, Angola

Luanda ©
After decades of conflict, Luanda experienced a massive economic boom at the beginning of the 21st century, making it one of the most developed cities in Africa and a magnet for tourists.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Nossa Senhora dos Remedios, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Holy Family, see the interesting displays at Fortaleza de Sao Miguel, then take an in-depth tour of Museu da Moeda, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Sangano Beach. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Cabo Ledo, get your game on at Kandengole, then take an in-depth tour of National Slavery Museum, and finally get great views at Miradouro da Lua.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Luanda trip itinerary site .

Traveling by flight from Windhoek to Luanda takes 3.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Windhoek to Luanda is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Windhoek in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Luanda, with lows of 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Nouakchott.

Things to do in Luanda

Outdoors Museums Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Cabo Ledo ©
Cabo Ledo
Fortaleza de Sao Miguel ©
Fortaleza de Sao Miguel
Museu Nacional da Escravatura ©
Museu Nacional da Escravatura

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Nouakchott, Mauritania

Nouakchott ©
Nouakchott, which means "place of the winds" in Berber language, serves as the capital and largest city of Mauritania, and one of the largest cities in the Sahara.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Arguin Bank National Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Nouakchott trip site .

You can fly from Luanda to Nouakchott in 13 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Luanda to Nouakchott due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Luanda in February, plan for little chillier nights in Nouakchott, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Mopti.

Things to do in Nouakchott

Nature Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Banc d'Arguin National Park ©
Banc d'Arguin National Park

1
night
Mopti, Mali

Mopti ©
Originally a small fishing village, Mopti has become Mali's center of fishing and livestock industries.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): trek along Bandiagara Cliffs (Dogon Country).

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Mopti journey planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Nouakchott to Mopti takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Nouakchott in February, you will find days in Mopti are somewhat warmer (41°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). On the 26th (Wed), you're off toAgadez.

Things to do in Mopti

Trails Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Bandiagara Cliffs (Dogon Country) ©
Bandiagara Cliffs (Dogon Country)

1
night
Agadez, Niger

Agadez ©
Agadez, formerly spelled Agades, is the largest city in central Niger, with a population of 118,244 (2012 census). To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Agadez driving holiday planner .

Getting from Mopti to Agadez by combination of car and flight takes about 23 hours. Other options: drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Mopti to Agadez. Traveling from Mopti in February, you will find days in Agadez are slightly colder (38°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Agadez

Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Old Quarter ©
The Old Quarter
Agadez Grande Mosquee ©
Agadez Grande Mosquee

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