60 days in Africa Itinerary

60 days in Africa Itinerary

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Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly + Drive:  18 h
1
Nakitoma, Uganda
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9 h 45 min
2
Narok, Kenya
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  3 h 45 min
3
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h
4
Lamu Island, Kenya
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
5
Nairobi, Kenya
— 8 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
6
Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 10 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
7
Mafia Island, Tanzania
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
8
Iringa, Tanzania
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  3 h 45 min
9
Matemwe, Tanzania
— 3 nights
+2
Taxi + Fly + Taxi:  3 h 15 min
10
Moshi, Tanzania
— 7 nights
Taxi + Fly:  1 h 45 min
11
Arusha, Tanzania
— 8 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
12
Kigali, Rwanda
— 8 nights
Fly + Train:  13 h 45 min
End: London, United Kingdom

1
night
Nakitoma, Uganda

Nakitoma ©
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): stroll through Rhino Fund Uganda ( Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary).

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Nakitoma trip planner.

London, UK to Nakitoma is an approximately 18- hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from London to Nakitoma, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from London in September; daily highs in Nakitoma reach 31°C and lows reach 21°C. On the 24th (Thu), you're off to Narok.

Things to do in Nakitoma

Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Rhino Fund Uganda ( Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary) ©
Rhino Fund Uganda ( Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary)

2
nights
Narok, Kenya

Narok ©
Narok is a town west of Nairobi that supports Kenya's economy in south-west of the country, along the Great Rift Valley. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Mara Naboisho Conservancy. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Narok Museum.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Narok attractions planner.

Explore your travel options from Nakitoma to Narok with the Route module. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Nakitoma in September: high temperatures in Narok hover around 28°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Narok

Wildlife Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Mara Naboisho Conservancy ©
Mara Naboisho Conservancy
Narok Museum ©
Narok Museum

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Olare Orok Conservancy and Musiara Swamp. It doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Ol Kinyei Conservancy and stroll through Olypunyata Swamp.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Maasai Mara National Reserve visit planning app.

Getting from Narok to Maasai Mara National Reserve by combination of car and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car, flight, and taxi. While traveling from Narok, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Maasai Mara National Reserve, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Lamu Island.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Olare Orok Conservancy ©
Olare Orok Conservancy
Mara North Conservancy ©
Mara North Conservancy
Musiara Swamp ©
Musiara Swamp

2
nights
Lamu Island, Kenya

Lamu Island ©
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): examine the collection at Lamu Museum and then contemplate the long history of Lamu Old Town. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Siyu Fort.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Lamu Island trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Lamu Island takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of car and bus. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Maasai Mara National Reserve in September, with highs in Lamu Island at 35°C and lows at 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Nairobi.

Things to do in Lamu Island

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Lamu Old Town ©
Lamu Old Town
Siyu Fort ©
Siyu Fort
Lamu Museum ©
Lamu Museum

8
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 Coffee Garden and Cottages and Shri Swaminarayan Mandir are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Aero Club of East Africa (ACEA) and Climbing Tours. When in Nairobi, make a side trip to see Mount Longonot in Maai Mahiu, approximately Maai Mahiu away. There's still lots to do: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, take in the exciting artwork at Kumbu Kumbu Art Gallery, stroll through Samburu National Reserve, and trek along Oloolua Nature Trail.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Nairobi day trip planning website.

Fly from Lamu Island to Nairobi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, Nairobi is little chillier than Lamu Island - with highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Nairobi

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Mount Longonot
Highlights from your plan
Karen Blixen Coffee Garden and Cottages ©
Karen Blixen Coffee Garden and Cottages
Aero Club of East Africa (ACEA) ©
Aero Club of East Africa (ACEA)
Shri Swaminarayan Mandir ©
Shri Swaminarayan Mandir

10
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Mtoni Palace Ruins and Christ Church Cathedral. Kizimkazi Dimbani Mosque and Marahubi Palace will appeal to history buffs. Explore Zanzibar City's surroundings by going to Jambiani (Jambiani KiteWorldWide Centre Zanzibar & Kuza Cave), Fukuchani Ruins (in Unguja City) and Tazari Caves (in Nungwi). The adventure continues: experience rural life at Tangawizi Spice Farm, view the masterpieces at Cultural Arts Centre Zanzibar, delve into the distant past at Mbweni Ruins, and steep yourself in history at Space Station Zanzibar.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Zanzibar City trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Nairobi to Zanzibar City takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Traveling from Nairobi in October, expect Zanzibar City to be a bit warmer, temps between 36°C and 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Mafia Island.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Zanzibar Island, Jambiani, Fukuchani Ruins, Tazari Caves, Space Station Zanzibar
Highlights from your plan
Christ Church Cathedral ©
Christ Church Cathedral
Mtoni Palace Ruins ©
Mtoni Palace Ruins
Kizimkazi Dimbani Mosque ©
Kizimkazi Dimbani Mosque

2
nights
Mafia Island, Tanzania

Mafia Island ©
A quiet, sandy landmass off the coast of Tanzania, Mafia Island lies dotted with peaceful lodges and sleepy fishing villages.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): visit a coastal fixture at Ras Mkumbi and then stroll through Mafia Marine National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Mafia Island driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Zanzibar City to Mafia Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time for travel to Iringa.

Things to do in Mafia Island

Wildlife Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Mafia Marine National Park ©
Mafia Marine National Park
Scuba & Snorkeling
Ras Mkumbi ©
Ras Mkumbi

3
nights
Iringa, Tanzania

Iringa ©
Iringa is a city in Tanzania with a population of 112,900. Visit Isimila Stone Age Site and Ligereke Rock Paintings for their historical value. Explore hidden gems such as Ruaha National Park and Iringa Boma - Regional Museum and Cultural Centre.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Iringa trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Mafia Island to Iringa by flight takes about 4 hours. In October, daytime highs in Iringa are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. On the 25th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Matemwe.

Things to do in Iringa

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Isimila Stone Age Site ©
Isimila Stone Age Site
Iringa Boma - Regional Museum and Cultural Centre ©
Ruaha National Park ©
Ruaha National Park

3
nights
Matemwe, Tanzania

Matemwe ©
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Matemwe Beach and Kiwengwa Beach.

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

Getting from Iringa to Matemwe by combination of flight and taxi takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and ferry. Traveling from Iringa in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Matemwe, with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Moshi.

Things to do in Matemwe

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Uroa Bay, Kiwengwa Beach
Highlights from your plan
Matemwe Beach ©
Matemwe Beach
Uroa Bay ©
Uroa Bay
Kiwengwa Beach ©
Kiwengwa Beach

7
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kikuletwa Hotsprings and Materuni Waterfalls. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Mama Africa Giftshop and Chagga Museum. Step out of Moshi to go to Kilimanjaro National Park and see Mount Kibo, which is approximately 1h 45 min away. Spend the 1st (Sun) in the animal kingdom at Rina Tours. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Uhuru Museum, browse the different shops at Kibo Tower, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Moshi travel route planner.

Getting from Matemwe to Moshi by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Arusha.

Things to do in Moshi

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Mount Kibo, Chagga Museum
Highlights from your plan
Kikuletwa Hotsprings ©
Kikuletwa Hotsprings
Mama Africa Giftshop ©
Mama Africa Giftshop
Chagga Museum ©
Chagga Museum

8
nights
Arusha, Tanzania

Arusha ©
Nestled in the verdant foothills of Mount Meru, Arusha remains the primary gateway and jump-off point for safaris into several national parks.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Tanzanite Experience and Esprit Ethnique. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Serengeti Heritage and Shanga & Shanga Foundation. Go for a jaunt from Arusha to Arusha National Park to see Mt Meru about 1h 40 min away. There's still lots to do: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, visit Arusha Village Experience, see the interesting displays at Cultural Heritage Centre, and gain insight at Amani Children's home & Village visit.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Arusha trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Moshi to Arusha in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In November in Arusha, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kigali.

Things to do in Arusha

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Mt Meru, Masai Central Market
Highlights from your plan
Serengeti Heritage ©
Serengeti Heritage
The Tanzanite Experience ©
The Tanzanite Experience
Arusha Village Experience ©
Arusha Village Experience

8
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Ntarama Church. Your inner history buff will appreciate Nyamata Church and Belgian Peacekeepers Memorial. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kigali: Karisoke Research Center - Dian Fossey Camp (in Ruhengeri) and Iby'iwacu Cultural Village (in Kinigi). There's much more to do: explore the galleries of Niyo Arts Gallery, explore the world behind art at The National Art Gallery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint-Famille Church, and learn about all things military at Campaign Against Genocide Museum.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kigali trip planner.

You can fly from Arusha to Kigali in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Arusha to Kigali. November in Kigali sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kigali

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Karisoke Research Center - Dian Fossey Camp, The National Art Gallery, Iby'iwacu Cultural Village
Highlights from your plan
Niyo Arts Gallery ©
Niyo Arts Gallery
Nyamata Church ©
Nyamata Church
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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