27 days in Africa Itinerary

27 days in Africa Itinerary

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27 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
1
Nairobi, Kenya
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Amboseli National Park, Kenya
— 1 night
car:  4​h 30​min
3
Moshi, Tanzania
— 8 nights
drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Tarangire National Park, Tanzania
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Mto wa Mbu, Tanzania
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
7
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
9
Naivasha, Kenya
— 1 night
shuttle:  1​h 30​min
10
Nairobi, Kenya
— 1 day
fly:  4​h 30​min
11
Lilongwe, Malawi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
12
Nkhata Bay, Malawi
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
13
Karonga, Malawi
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h 15​min
14
South Luangwa National Park, Zambia
— 1 night
Drive:  12​h 15​min
15
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 2 nights
Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Toronto, Canada

1
night
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.
To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Nairobi holiday planner .

Toronto, Canada to Nairobi is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Toronto to Nairobi, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toronto in July, expect Nairobi to be a bit cooler, temps between 26°C and 15°C. On the 13th (Sat), you're off toAmboseli National Park.

Things to do in Nairobi

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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1
night
Amboseli National Park, Kenya

Amboseli National Park ©
On a tour of Amboseli National Park, you can discover Kenya's diverse wildlife while enjoying stunning views of Mount Kilimanjaro in the distance.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): take in panoramic vistas at Observation Hill and then stroll through Selenkay Conservancy.

For where to stay and tourist information, read Amboseli National Park online journey planner .

Traveling by flight from Nairobi to Amboseli National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or drive. Traveling from Nairobi in July, expect nights in Amboseli National Park to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 31°C. You will leave for Moshi on the 14th (Sun).

Things to do in Amboseli National Park

Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Selenkay Conservancy
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Selenkay Conservancy ©
Selenkay Conservancy
Observation Hill ©
Observation Hill

8
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.
For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Moshi trip planner .

Toronto, Canada to Moshi is an approximately 22-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Toronto to Moshi. You'll set off for Serengeti National Park on the 29th (Mon).

Things to do in Moshi

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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night
Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

Tarangire National Park ©
To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Tarangire National Park driving holiday site .

Do a combination of bus and taxi from Moshi to Tarangire National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daytime highs in Tarangire National Park are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Mto wa Mbu.

Things to do in Tarangire National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Tarangire National Park ©
Tarangire National Park

1
night
Mto wa Mbu, Tanzania

Mto wa Mbu ©
For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Mto wa Mbu attractions planner .

You can drive from Tarangire National Park to Mto wa Mbu in 2.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 16°C. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Wed) before leaving for Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Mto wa Mbu

Shopping
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African Galleria ©
African Galleria

1
night
Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

Ngorongoro Conservation Area
You can discover Tanzania's varied plant and animal life on a tour of Ngorongoro Conservation Area, a World Heritage Site known for its massive volcanic caldera.
For photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area trip planner .

Drive from Mto wa Mbu to Ngorongoro Conservation Area in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive to Serengeti National Park.
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2
nights
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Serengeti National Park ©
Few adventures in the world invoke such vivid natural imagery as a trip to Serengeti National Park, a World Heritage Site known for its diverse animal life and memorable scenery.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Oldupai Gorge, take in the dramatic natural features at Naabi Hill, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Serengeti Hippo Pool. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seronera.

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Traveling by car from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Serengeti National Park takes 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Retima Hippo Pool ©
Retima Hippo Pool
Seronera ©
Seronera
Naabi Hill
Naabi Hill

1
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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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Mara Triangle.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Maasai Mara National Reserve driving holiday planning site .

You can drive from Serengeti National Park to Maasai Mara National Reserve in 3.5 hours. On the 28th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Naivasha.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Wildlife Nature Parks
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Mara Triangle ©
Mara Triangle

1
night
Naivasha, Kenya

Naivasha
Nestled on the shore of the eponymous lake, the market town of Naivasha boasts an enviable location and serves as gateway to several national parks, including Hell's Gate--inspiration for the landscapes of Disney's "The Lion King." Boating among the hippos of the vast, placid lake; camping; and bird-watching top the list of things to do in Naivasha.
To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Naivasha trip planner.

Traveling by car from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Naivasha takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle. July in Naivasha sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 13°C at night. On the 29th (Mon), you'll travel to Nairobi.

Things to do in Naivasha

Parks Nature Wildlife
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day
Nairobi, Kenya

Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

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You can drive from Naivasha to Nairobi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lilongwe.

Things to do in Nairobi

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Safaris

1
night
Lilongwe, Malawi

Lilongwe
The capital city of Malawi and its largest, Lilongwe serves as an important center of economy and transportation for the area.
For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Lilongwe trip app .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Nairobi to Lilongwe in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Nairobi to Lilongwe. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Nairobi in July since evenings lows in Lilongwe dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Nkhata Bay.

Things to do in Lilongwe

Nightlife Parks Wildlife
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Nkhata Bay, Malawi

Nkhata Bay ©
Nkhata Bay or just Nkhata is the capital of the Nkhata Bay District in Malawi. Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kande Beach.

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You can do a combination of flight and car from Lilongwe to Nkhata Bay in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. While traveling from Lilongwe, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Nkhata Bay, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of 11°C. On the 31st (Wed), you'll travel to Karonga.

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Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Kande Beach ©
Kande Beach

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night
Karonga, Malawi

Karonga ©
Karonga is a township in the Karonga District in Northern Region of Malawi. To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Karonga trip planner .

Traveling by car from Nkhata Bay to Karonga takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Nkhata Bay in July; daily highs in Karonga reach 28°C and lows reach 21°C. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to South Luangwa National Park.

Things to do in Karonga

Museums
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South Luangwa National Park, Zambia

South Luangwa National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): look for gifts at Mulberry Mongoose.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our South Luangwa National Park attractions planner .

You can drive from Karonga to South Luangwa National Park in 12 hours. Another option is to fly. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in South Luangwa National Park

Shopping
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Mulberry Mongoose ©
Mulberry Mongoose

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): see the world from above with a helicopter tour, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then view the masterpieces at Prime Art Gallery, then meet the residents at Victoria Falls Snake Park, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Victoria Falls vacation planning website .

Drive from South Luangwa National Park to Victoria Falls in 15.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. August in Victoria Falls sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 11°C at night. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours