31 days in Africa Itinerary

31 days in Africa Itinerary

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Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 3 nights
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Kampala, Uganda
— 3 nights
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Nosy Be, Madagascar
— 3 nights
Fly to Chileka International Airport, Drive to Liwonde National Park
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Liwonde National Park, Malawi
— 2 nights
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Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 2 nights
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Livingstone, Zambia
— 2 nights
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 3 nights
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Cape Town, South Africa
— 6 nights
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Swakopmund, Namibia
— 2 nights
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Luanda, Angola
— 1 night
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Nairobi, Kenya
— 3 nights

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Zanzibar City, Tanzania — 3 nights

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.
Take a break from Zanzibar City with a short trip to Nungwi Beach in Nungwi, about 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, relax and rejuvenate at The Spa at Park Hyatt Zanzibar, admire the natural beauty at Forodhani Gardens, and pause for some serene contemplation at Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Zanzibar City trip itinerary builder.

Nairobi, Kenya to Zanzibar City is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Traveling from Nairobi in March, expect Zanzibar City to be somewhat warmer, temps between 38°C and 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Kampala.
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Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife
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Kampala, Uganda — 3 nights

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.
On the 5th (Sun), stroll around Gorilla Bookings. Keep things going the next day: take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kampala trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Zanzibar City to Kampala takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In March, Kampala is slightly colder than Zanzibar City - with highs of 31°C and lows of 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Nosy Be.
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Nosy Be, Madagascar — 3 nights

Perfume Island

The island of Nosy Be, off the coast of Madagascar, remains the country's premier beach getaway renowned for its tranquil ambience, pristine shoreline, and year-round warm weather.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): head off the coast to Nosy Sakatia and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Nosy Be holiday maker.

You can fly from Kampala to Nosy Be in 14 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Kampala in March, with highs in Nosy Be at 36°C and lows at 28°C. You will leave for Liwonde National Park on the 10th (Fri).
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Liwonde National Park, Malawi — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): take an exotic tour of Shire Eco Safari Camp.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Liwonde National Park holiday planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Nosy Be to Liwonde National Park. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Nosy Be to Liwonde National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Nosy Be in March, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Liwonde National Park: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Chobe National Park.
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Chobe National Park, Botswana — 2 nights

A trip to Chobe National Park awakens the naturalist in every traveler and opens numerous possibilities for adventure.
On the 13th (Mon), walk around Seboba Nature and Recreational Park and then stroll through CARACAL Biodiversity Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Serondela Reserve and then stroll through Nogatsaa and Tchinga.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Chobe National Park holiday maker app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Liwonde National Park to Chobe National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Livingstone.
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Livingstone, Zambia — 2 nights

Tourism in Livingstone, a town nestled on the Zimbabwean border, thrives largely thanks to the nearby Victoria Falls.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Railway Museum, then admire the sheer force of Victoria Falls, then explore and take pictures at Mukuni Village, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Victoria Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Livingstone Museum, head outdoors with The Explorer Club, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Namakau's Health Spa.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Livingstone itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Chobe National Park to Livingstone with the Route module. March in Livingstone sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to Victoria Falls.
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Find places to stay Mar 14 — 16:

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe — 3 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 19th (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, take in the views from Victoria Falls Bridge, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and get to know the resident critters at Victoria Falls Snake Park.

You can plan Victoria Falls trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Victoria Falls is just a stone's throw from Livingstone. Traveling from Livingstone in March, plan for a bit cooler nights in Victoria Falls, with lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Cape Town.
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Find places to stay Mar 16 — 19:

Cape Town, South Africa — 6 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, sightseeing, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Cape Point, head off the coast to Robben Island Museum, admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, and take in the waterfront activity at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Cape Town road trip planner.

Getting from Victoria Falls to Cape Town by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In March, Cape Town is slightly colder than Victoria Falls - with highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Swakopmund.
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Find places to stay Mar 19 — 25:

Swakopmund, Namibia — 2 nights

Nestled on Namibia's Atlantic coast and surrounded by the sand dunes of the vast Namib Desert, the resort town of Swakopmund enchants visitors with its distinct German colonial architecture and pleasant climate.
On the 26th (Sun), gain a rich perspective with a tour of cultural highlights, look for gifts at Die Muschel, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Swakopmund Museum and then browse the different shops at Platz Am Meer.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Swakopmund itinerary maker app.

Fly from Cape Town to Swakopmund in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Cape Town to Swakopmund is minus 1 hour. In March, daytime highs in Swakopmund are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. On the 27th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Luanda.
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Shopping · Spas · Tours · Museums
Find places to stay Mar 25 — 27:

Luanda, Angola — 1 night

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 28th (Tue): browse the exhibits of Fortaleza de Sao Miguel.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Luanda trip builder app.

You can fly from Swakopmund to Luanda in 10 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In March, Luanda is a bit warmer than Swakopmund - with highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow time for the flight to Nairobi.
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Nairobi, Kenya — 3 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 29th (Wed) exploring nature at Nairobi National Park. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, surround yourself with nature on ToKenya, see the interesting displays at Nairobi National Museum, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Nairobi trip maker tool.

You can fly from Luanda to Nairobi in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Luanda to Nairobi, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Luanda in March, things will get a bit cooler in Nairobi: highs are around 32°C and lows about 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel back home.
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Find places to stay Mar 28 — 31:

Tanzania travel guide

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Safaris · Geologic Formations · Beaches
Though the size and scale of Tanzania may be overwhelming, the people make it a personable and easy-going place to visit. The bigger cities not only offer good connections to the main natural attractions, but also feature bustling markets where locals sell fresh produce, snacks, and crafts. Smaller villages retain their long-held customs, beliefs, and artistic traditions. With the continent's highest peak, and some of the most animal-rich safaris available, Tanzania holidays tend to dart between the big and bold, and the personal and low-key.
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Uganda travel guide

4.2
Nature & Parks · River Rafting & Tubing · National Parks
Pearl of Africa
Though small in area, Uganda represents one of the most populated landlocked countries in the world. You can feel this in the lakeside capital, but so much of the country remains untamed and untamable, with great lakes and towering mountains chief among the wilder sights. A recent troubled past delayed the growth of tourism in Uganda, but visitors now arrive in larger numbers, primarily drawn by the diverse wildlife that inhabits the country's mountains and forests. Notably, Uganda houses half of the world's population of mountain gorillas.
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Madagascar travel guide

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Nature & Parks · National Parks · Scuba & Snorkeling
Red Island
Madagascar deserves its reputation as a nature lover's paradise--around 5 percent of the world's plant and animal species are endemic to this island. Lemurs and rainforests, karst landscapes and rich red soil steal the headlines and remain among tops reasons to take a trip to Madagascar. The cultural diversity of the population also provides plenty of intrigue and interest, with distinctive ceremonies, unusual sports, and a varied cuisine all highlights of active, enriching Madagascan itineraries.
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Malawi travel guide

4.1
Mountains · Nature & Parks · Churches
Warm Heart of Africa
To find out how Malawi earned its nickname the "Warm Heart of Africa," just head to one of the country's little villages and ask for a place to stay. The reintroduction of lions in 2012 gave a much-needed boost to Malawi tourism sector, with safaris across the diverse natural landscape increasingly more popular and varied. The Great Rift topography gives the country some of its main scenic features, including one of the continent's largest lakes, a focus of many adventurous Malawi holidays.
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Botswana travel guide

3.7
Nature & Parks · Safaris · Nature & Wildlife Tours
Sparsely populated Botswana possesses some of the most unadulterated wilderness and animal-rich areas in Africa. Largely unfenced national parks allow the world's largest population of elephants to roam freely--these protected areas also shelter varied birdlife and many endangered and rare mammal species. Tourism in Botswana largely caters to visitors seeking luxury lodges and exclusive safari experiences, but expeditions into traditional villages are also strongly recommended. The preserved cultures of these agricultural settlements show a link between man and nature formed over centuries, a relationship that many visitors to Botswana come to reconsider in their own lives.
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Zambia travel guide

3.9
Geologic Formations · Waterfalls · Nature & Parks
Air Conditioned State
Landlocked Zambia remains best known, a little counter intuitively perhaps, for its bodies of water. Three large rivers run through the country, with most of the big urban areas and smaller settlements sticking close to waterways and the valleys they've cut over millennia. Holidays in Zambia are adventurous affairs, with real planning required to get the most out of the country--foreign visitors find the infrastructure lacking and familiar comforts practically nonexistent. Traditional villages remain the most culturally rewarding places to visit in Zambia, while superlative natural features include animal-rich national parks and picturesque waterfalls.
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Zimbabwe travel guide

4.2
Waterfalls · Zipline · Bridges
Tourism in Zimbabwe experienced a boost after the country's turbulent recent history seemed to settle down. Waterfalls, "Big Five" national parks, and the Eastern Highlands provide contrasting but complementary images of southern Africa, with the growing tourism infrastructure helping visitors see the best of what the country offers. Though corruption and unemployment remain everyday problems, the vast majority of Zimbabweans are a welcoming bunch, proud of the natural riches and culture of their hopeful country.
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South Africa travel guide

4.4
Nature & Parks · Wineries & Vineyards · Mountains
Rainbow Nation
The landscapes of South Africa match its people in terms of diversity, richness, and vitality. From desert lands and coastlines, to the famous nature reserves sheltering the "Big Five" game animals, the country has natural charm in spades. The main cities provide a wealth of bars, clubs, shopping districts, and entertainment options to please the most demanding visitors, while traditional life can still be admired and respected in a collection of villages with beehive-style huts and an age-old cultural heritage. When in need of a minute to digest all that's happened during your trip to South Africa, sit down to a braai (traditional barbecue), and a bottle of wine made at one of the country's thriving vineyards.
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Namibia travel guide

4.2
Nature & Parks · Deserts · Landmarks
Land of the Brave
Since gaining independence from South Africa in 1990, Namibia has sought to rival its neighbor in terms of tourist appeal. While it hasn't yet gotten up to the numbers of South Africa, Namibia tourism sector has plenty to work with. The desert and mountainous areas represent a real source of appeal, with species of classic African game animals, such as desert lions, zebras, and elephants real highlights of safaris through the national parks. Namibians are rightly proud of their country, and the myriad traditional villages, colonial German towns, and lively urban centers all deserve your attention.
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Angola travel guide

3.7
Lookouts · Museums · Biking Trails
Kuwait of Africa
Tourism in Angola thrives as the country's infrastructure develops and attractions are restored following years of internal conflict. Holidays in Angola usually involve at least a little time at the beach, with the Atlantic coastline featuring long stretches of sand, wide estuaries, and small islands close to the main cities. A wealth of national parks shelter a rich array of wildlife, including African icons such as lions, elephants, and leopards, with barely a tourist in sight to disturb the natural order of things.
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Kenya travel guide

4.3
Nature & Parks · National Parks · Safaris
The savannahs of Kenya contain some of the most iconic sights in Africa, stirred in the minds of many when they think of the continent. Big cats, elephants, and rhinos remain major inhabitants of this vast country, with a number of safari centers running trips across the region's World Heritage-listed national parks. Trips to rural villages, where many travelers choose to join up various volunteer projects, represent some of the most inspiring and enriching things to do in Kenya.
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