43 days in Africa Itinerary

43 days in Africa Itinerary

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Tripoli, Libya
— 3 nights
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Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
— 5 nights
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Nairobi, Kenya
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tsavo National Park East, Kenya
— 3 nights
Drive
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Watamu, Kenya
— 2 nights
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Drive to Mombasa, Ferry to Likoni, Drive to Diani Beach
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Diani Beach, Kenya
— 2 nights
Drive to Likoni, Ferry to Mombasa
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Mombasa, Kenya
— 3 nights
Ferry to Likoni, Fly to Nosy Be
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Nosy Be, Madagascar
— 4 nights
Fly to Mauritius, Drive to Chamarel
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Chamarel, Mauritius
— 2 nights
Drive
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Beau Champ, Mauritius
— 1 night
Drive
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Grand Baie, Mauritius
— 3 nights
Fly
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Marrakech, Morocco
— 2 nights
Drive
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Essaouira, Morocco
— 2 nights
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Casablanca, Morocco
— 3 nights
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Tripoli, Libya — 3 nights

Mermaid of the Mediterranean

The "Mermaid of the Mediterranean," Libyan capital Tripoli exudes a mix of Mediterranean charm and Arabic-Islamic cultural sensibility.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Nalut ruins, then step into the grandiose world of Tripoli's Red Castle (Assai al-Hamra), then make a trip to The Arch of Marcus Aurelius, and finally make a trip to Martyrs' Square. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al-Majidya Mosque, browse the eclectic array of goods at Fish Market, then explore the galleries of Tripoli's Jamahiriya Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Street Murals.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Tripoli trip itinerary app.

Mumbai, India to Tripoli is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Mumbai to Tripoli is minus 3.5 hours. Expect colder weather when traveling from Mumbai in January: highs in Tripoli hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Maasai Mara National Reserve.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Find places to stay Jan 24 — 27:

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 28th (Sat) surrounded by wildlife at Mara Triangle. Spend the 29th (Sun) surrounded by wildlife at Olare Orok Conservancy. It doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Ol Kinyei Conservancy and stroll through Eluai Plain.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Maasai Mara National Reserve trip maker app.

Traveling by flight from Tripoli to Maasai Mara National Reserve takes 19 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Tripoli to Maasai Mara National Reserve due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Tripoli in January, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Maasai Mara National Reserve: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Nairobi.
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Wildlife · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 27 — Feb 1:

Nairobi, Kenya — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Nairobi National Park. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Giraffe Centre, examine the collection at Karen Blixen Museum, and then examine the collection at Nairobi National Museum.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Nairobi online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Nairobi by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Maasai Mara National Reserve in February, expect Nairobi to be a bit warmer, temps between 32°C and 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Lake Nakuru National Park.
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Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Museums
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Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): get interesting insight from County Simba Safaris Day Tours and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Nakuru. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Baboons & Vervits.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Lake Nakuru National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nairobi to Lake Nakuru National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and taxi. Traveling from Nairobi in February, expect little chillier with lows of 13°C in Lake Nakuru National Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Tsavo National Park East.
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Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Tsavo National Park East, Kenya — 3 nights

Tsavo National Park East is known for parks and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tsavo East.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Tsavo National Park East online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lake Nakuru National Park to Tsavo National Park East takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car, flight, and train. You will leave for Watamu on the 8th (Wed).
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Watamu, Kenya — 2 nights

Hailed for its picturesque scenery and pristine beaches, the village of Watamu on Kenya's Indian Ocean coastline attracts both adventure seekers and those looking for a relaxing seaside holiday.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Watamu National Marine Park. Keep things going the next day: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then stroll through Mida Creek.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Watamu online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Tsavo National Park East to Watamu by car takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car, train, bus, and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in February, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Diani Beach.
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Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Diani Beach, Kenya — 2 nights

On a vacation in Diani Beach, a bustling resort town on Kenya's eastern coast, you can take advantage of a pristine sandy shore fringed by a verdant forest.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sun): delve into the lush surroundings at Kaya Kinondo Sacred Forest and then enjoy the sand and surf at Diani Beach.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Diani Beach trip builder website.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Watamu to Diani Beach takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of taxi, bus, ferry, and car. In February, daily temperatures in Diani Beach can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Mombasa.
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Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 10 — 12:

Mombasa, Kenya — 3 nights

Mombasa rests on the exotic shores of the Indian Ocean and serves as a globally popular vacation destination thanks to its classy hotels and friendly and relaxed atmosphere.
Spend the 14th (Tue) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: stroll through Haller Park, look for gifts at Dazzle Jewellers, take a stroll through Old Town, and take an in-depth tour of Fort Jesus Museum.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Mombasa trip planner.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Diani Beach to Mombasa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi. In February, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Nosy Be.
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Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Museums
Find places to stay Feb 12 — 15:

Nosy Be, Madagascar — 4 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.
Nosy Be is known for wildlife, nature, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get to know the resident critters at Lemuria Land, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lokobe Nature Special Reserve, and step off the mainland to explore Nosy Sakatia.

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Nosy Be trip itinerary planning app.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Mombasa to Nosy Be in 24.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in February, and nighttime lows around 28°C. You will leave for Chamarel on the 20th (Mon).
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Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 16 — 20:

Chamarel, Mauritius — 2 nights

The village of Chamarel represents a small settlement surrounded by big attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): trek along Ebony Forest Reserve, then take in the dramatic natural features at Chamarel Seven Coloured Earth Geopark, then admire the sheer force of Chamarel Waterfalls, and finally examine the collection at Curious Chamarel. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Rhumerie de Chamarel, explore the striking landscape of La Vallee des Couleurs, then see the interesting displays at Bois Cheri Tea Factory and Tea Museum, and finally trek along Sophie Nature Walk.

To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Chamarel tour itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Nosy Be to Chamarel in 8 hours. The time zone changes from East Africa Time to Mauritius Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In February, daily temperatures in Chamarel can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Beau Champ.
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Find places to stay Feb 20 — 22:

Beau Champ, Mauritius — 1 night

On the 23rd (Thu), admire the sheer force of Grand River South East Waterfalls, play a few rounds at Anahita Golf Club, and then head off the coast to Ile aux Cerfs.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Beau Champ trip itinerary website.

Drive from Chamarel to Beau Champ in 2 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Beau Champ can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Grand Baie.
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Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Beaches
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Find places to stay Feb 22 — 23:

Grand Baie, Mauritius — 3 nights

Wide-open beaches with dazzling blue water and a relaxed coastal atmosphere lure visitors to take a trip to Grand Baie.
Grand Baie is known for beaches, wildlife, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at SSR Botanic Garden, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mont Choisy Beach, learn insider's secrets on L'Aventure du Sucre, and enjoy the sand and surf at La Cuvette Public Beach.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Baie trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Beau Champ to Grand Baie takes 1.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Grand Baie are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Marrakech.
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Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
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Find places to stay Feb 23 — 26:

Marrakech, Morocco — 2 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 1st (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koutoubia Mosque, look for gifts at Cooperative Issafarn Bio, and examine the collection at Marrakech Museum.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Marrakech driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Grand Baie to Marrakech takes 19 hours. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Grand Baie to Marrakech due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Grand Baie, expect slightly colder days and colder nights in Marrakech, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Essaouira.
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Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 27 — Mar 1:

Essaouira, Morocco — 2 nights

Wind City of Africa

The laidback town of Essaouira, known for its forceful trade winds, attracts Moroccan and foreign tourists alike with its sweeping beaches and atmospheric, labyrinthine medina, a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chaim Pinto Synagogue, then see the interesting displays at Synagogue Slat Lkahal, and finally trot along with a tour on horseback. On the next day, stop by Medina of Essaouira, then don't miss a visit to Essaouira Ramparts, and then stop by Cooperative Feminine de Tamounte.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Essaouira visit planner.

You can drive from Marrakech to Essaouira in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a shuttle. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Marrakech in March: highs in Essaouira hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to fly to Casablanca.
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Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Mar 1 — 3:

Casablanca, Morocco — 3 nights

The port of Casablanca, Morocco's largest city and economic hub, represents the country's beating heart, established as a French protectorate in 1912.
Spend the 5th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hassan II Mosque, steep yourself in history at Temple Beth-El, take a stroll through Quartier Habous, and take a memorable drive along The Corniche.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Casablanca trip planner.

Getting from Essaouira to Casablanca by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in March, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can fly back home.
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Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 3 — 6:

Libya travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Historic Sites
With a coastline looking out across the Mediterranean Sea, Libya has historically been a place of trade, development, and wealth, with empires ruling all or part of it and leaving their mark on the landscape and culture. Roman and Greek ruins and Islamic mosques remain among the main Libya attractions, but excursions into the Sahara provide an alternative for those wishing to get out of the urban sprawl and see rolling dunes, sand seas, and lively caravan towns.
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Kenya travel guide

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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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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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Mauritius travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Islands · Scuba & Snorkeling
Island of Rainbows and Shooting Stars
A small but surprisingly multicultural island in the Indian Ocean, Mauritius sits just east of Madagascar and offers a white-sand coastline lapped by sapphire waters. The contrasts of colors, tastes, and cultures here makes a vacation in Mauritius richly rewarding, with plenty to do along the coast and deeper inland. A tour of Mauritius usually includes long stops at the island's beaches, which serve as launching points for deep-sea fishing trips, dolphin-watching excursions, and scuba diving adventures. Farther away from the water, you can discover a paradise for hikers and nature lovers. Mauritius is made for explorations on foot, with several volcanic summits and a large national park sheltering abundant species of indigenous plants and birds.
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Morocco travel guide

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Flea Markets · Gardens · Nature & Wildlife Tours
Diverse in landscapes and cultures, Morocco has long been a popular tourist destination, offering many quintessential North African vistas, sounds, and tastes. The ancient medinas of the main cities have retained their look and feel over the centuries, with bustling markets of colorful spice stalls, leather tanning in the streets, and teahouses. The dunes of the Sahara and the peaks of the High Atlas mountains battle for the interest of tourists on holiday in Morocco, with each possessing impressive, picturesque scenery, and hidden-away traditional villages, filled with crafts, carpets, and a rural way of life.
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