26 days in Africa Itinerary

26 days in Africa Itinerary

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26 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Perth, Australia
+2
Fly + taxi + train:  21​h 15​min
1
Giza, Egypt
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  16​h 30​min
2
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Uganda
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  21​h 45​min
3
Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 4 nights
+3
Drive + bus + Drive + Fly:  5​h
5
Okavango Delta, Botswana
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
6
Cape Town, South Africa
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  11​h 15​min
7
Bazaruto Archipelago, Mozambique
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: Perth, Australia

2
nights
Giza, Egypt

Giza ©
Situated on the Nile riverfront, the city of Giza remains best known for its pyramid complex.
Step out of Giza to go to Saqqara and see Step Pyramid of Djoser, which is approximately 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Pyramids of Giza, stop by Sondos Papyrus, steep yourself in history at Pyramids of Dahshour, and pause for some photo ops at Great Sphinx.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Giza online holiday planner .

Perth, Australia to Giza is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 6 hours. When traveling from Perth in January, plan for colder days and a bit cooler nights in Giza: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.

Things to do in Giza

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Memphis Historical Site, Step Pyramid of Djoser
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx
Step Pyramid of Djoser ©
Step Pyramid of Djoser

3
nights
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Uganda

Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is known for nature and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hike along Batwa Trail.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Mgahinga Gorilla National Park vacation builder app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Giza to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. Traveling from Giza to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Giza in January, with highs in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park at 28°C and lows at 16°C. You will leave for Hwange National Park on the 8th (Wed).

Things to do in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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1
night
Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe

Hwange National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Hwange National Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Hwange National Park trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mgahinga Gorilla National Park to Hwange National Park. The time zone difference when traveling from Mgahinga Gorilla National Park to Hwange National Park is minus 1 hour. In January, Hwange National Park is somewhat warmer than Mgahinga Gorilla National Park - with highs of 33°C and lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Hwange National Park

Parks Nature
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Hwange National Park ©
Hwange National Park

4
nights
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

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.
Victoria Falls is known for nature, adventure, wildlife, zoos & aquariums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Victoria Falls tour itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Hwange National Park to Victoria Falls takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Okavango Delta.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Safaris
Victoria Falls Bridge ©
Victoria Falls Bridge

2
nights
Okavango Delta, Botswana

Okavango Delta ©
Listed as a World Heritage Site, Okavango Delta represents a sanctuary for a rich and diverse animal and plant life, which continues to attract swarms of tourists, adventurers, and nature lovers.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Moremi Wildlife Reserve.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Okavango Delta road trip site .

You can do a combination of car, bus, and flight from Victoria Falls to Okavango Delta in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Victoria Falls, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Okavango Delta, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Okavango Delta

Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust
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Moremi Wildlife Reserve ©
Moremi Wildlife Reserve

5
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.
Cape Town is known for nature, beaches, parks, shopping, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Cape Point, examine the collection at District Six Museum, hike along Platteklip Gorge, and head off the coast to Robben Island Museum.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Cape Town trip maker .

Traveling by flight from Okavango Delta to Cape Town takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Okavango Delta in January: high temperatures in Cape Town hover around 32°C and lows are around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Bazaruto Archipelago.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

3
nights
Bazaruto Archipelago, Mozambique

Bazaruto Archipelago ©
Bazaruto Archipelago comprises six islands formed by sand deposits from the Save River.
Bazaruto Archipelago is known for beaches and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the gorgeous colors at Two Mile Reef.

For more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Bazaruto Archipelago route website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cape Town to Bazaruto Archipelago. Traveling from Cape Town in January, Bazaruto Archipelago is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 26°C. You'll set off for home on the 25th (Sat).

Things to do in Bazaruto Archipelago

Parks Wildlife
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Two Mile Reef ©
Two Mile Reef

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