46 days in Africa Itinerary

46 days in Africa Itinerary

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Drive to Brussels Airport, Fly to Marrakech
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Marrakech, Morocco
— 4 nights
Fly
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Fes, Morocco
— 3 nights
Fly
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Ilha do Sal, Cape Verde
— 4 nights
Fly to Banjul International Airport, Drive to Gunjur
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Gunjur, Gambia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kara, Togo
— 2 nights
Drive to Tamale, Fly to Sao Tome
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Sao Tome, Sao Tome and Principe
— 3 nights
Fly
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Arusha, Tanzania
— 3 nights
Fly
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Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 5 nights
Fly
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Livingstone, Zambia
— 2 nights
Bus to Kazungula, Fly to Ngamiland East
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Ngamiland East, Botswana
— 4 nights
Fly
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Grand Baie, Mauritius
— 4 nights
Fly
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Praslin Island, Seychelles
— 4 nights
Fly
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Hammamet, Tunisia
— 3 nights
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Drive to Enfidha - Hammamet International Airport, Fly to Brussels Airport, Drive to Seraing

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Marrakech, Morocco

— 4 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.
Koutoubia Mosque and Medersa Ben Youssef will appeal to history buffs. Let the collections at Marrakech Museum and The Orientalist Museum of Marrakech capture your imagination. Spend the 2nd (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Palacio da Bahia, admire the masterpieces at Maison de la Photographie de Marrakech, browse the exhibits of Dar Moulay Ali, Maison de la France a Marrakech, and take in the exciting artwork at David Bloch Gallery.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Marrakech day trip site.

Seraing, Belgium to Marrakech is an approximately 8-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Seraing to Marrakech is minus 1 hour. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Seraing in August: highs in Marrakech hover around 44°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Fes.

Things to do in Marrakech

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 5:

Fes, Morocco

— 3 nights

Mecca of the West

Morocco's former capital, Fes enchants visitors with its walled medina, a labyrinthine web of pedestrian-only streets and a World Heritage Site.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Coin Berbere and Museo Nejjarine. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Medina Children's Library and Medina of Fez. There's still lots to do: take in the exciting artwork at Centre de Formation Dans le Metiers de l'Artisinat.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Fes road trip app.

Traveling by flight from Marrakech to Fes takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Fes are 43°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow time for the flight to Ilha do Sal.

Things to do in Fes

Museums · Shopping · Classes · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 8:

Ilha do Sal, Cape Verde

— 4 nights
Ilha do Sal represents an exotic island in the Atlantic Ocean gifted with powdery beaches and dormant volcanoes.
Take a break from the city and head to Eco Dive School Cabo Verde and Praia de Santa Maria. The adventure continues: get a dose of the wild on Sealife Experience Turtle Watching, relax and rejuvenate at Hug Bucket Fish Spa, explore and take pictures at Salinas de Pedra de Lume, and head outdoors with C-Riders.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Ilha do Sal trip itinerary site.

You can fly from Fes to Ilha do Sal in 11.5 hours. Traveling from Fes to Ilha do Sal, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Fes in August, expect nights in Ilha do Sal to be somewhat warmer, around 28°C, while days are slightly colder, around 35°C. On the 12th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Gunjur.

Things to do in Ilha do Sal

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 12:

Gunjur, Gambia

— 2 nights
Gunjur is a small coastal town in south-western Gambia. Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): experience rural life at The Reptile Farm and then learn more about the world around you at Gunjur Village Museum.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Gunjur journey planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ilha do Sal to Gunjur. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ilha do Sal to Gunjur. In August in Gunjur, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Kara.

Things to do in Gunjur

Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 12 — 14:

Kara, Togo

— 2 nights
Kara is a city in northern Togo, situated in Kara Region, 413 km north of the capital Lomé. On the 16th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Koutammakou.

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You can drive from Gunjur to Kara in 42 hours. Traveling from Gunjur in August, expect Kara to be a bit cooler, temps between 33°C and 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Sao Tome.

Things to do in Kara

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 17:
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Sao Tome, Sao Tome and Principe

— 3 nights
São Tomé is the capital city of São Tomé and Príncipe and is by far the nation's largest town. Take a break from the city and head to Atlantic Diving Center and Cascata de Sao Nicolau. Next up on the itinerary: browse the exhibits of National Museum, make a trip to Pico Cao Grande, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Se Catedral de Nossa Senhora da Graca de Sao Tome, and contemplate the long history of Forte De Sao Sebastiao.

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Traveling by combination of car and flight from Kara to Sao Tome takes 13 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in August, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to fly to Arusha.

Things to do in Sao Tome

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 17 — 20:

Arusha, Tanzania

— 3 nights
Nestled in the verdant foothills of Mount Meru, Arusha remains the primary gateway and jump-off point for safaris into several national parks.
Take a break from the city and head to Off-Road Tours and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Make the 23rd (Mon) a memorable day with a climbing tour. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Cultural Heritage Centre.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Arusha online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Sao Tome to Arusha takes 18 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Sao Tome to Arusha. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sao Tome in August, with highs in Arusha at 27°C and lows at 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Arusha

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 21 — 24:

Zanzibar City, Tanzania

— 5 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Hamamni Persian Baths and Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral. Step out of the city life by going to The Safari Blue and Prison Island - Changuu Private Island. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib), see the interesting displays at Freddie Mercury Museum, explore the ancient world of The Old Fort (Ngome Kongwe), and get to know the fascinating history of Stone Town.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Zanzibar City journey planner.

You can fly from Arusha to Zanzibar City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Traveling from Arusha in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Zanzibar City: highs are around 34°C and lows about 26°C. On the 29th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Livingstone.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 24 — 29:

Livingstone, Zambia

— 2 nights
Tourism in Livingstone, a town nestled on the Zimbabwean border, thrives largely thanks to the nearby Victoria Falls.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Victoria Falls and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour. On the 31st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Outdoor Activities and then explore the galleries of Livingstone Museum.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Livingstone sightseeing website.

Traveling by flight from Zanzibar City to Livingstone takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and car; or do a combination of ferry, train, car, and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Zanzibar City to Livingstone due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Zanzibar City in August, expect Livingstone to be little chillier, temps between 27°C and 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to Ngamiland East.

Things to do in Livingstone

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 29 — 31:

Ngamiland East, Botswana

— 4 nights
Ngamiland East, a sub-district of Botswana's North-East District, is all about the wildlife and safaris.
Escape the urban bustle at NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust and Moremi Wildlife Reserve. Next up on the itinerary: get a dose of the wild on Safari Specialists.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Ngamiland East day trip planning website.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Livingstone to Ngamiland East takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car, train, and bus. When traveling from Livingstone in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Ngamiland East: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Grand Baie.

Things to do in Ngamiland East

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 4:

Grand Baie, Mauritius

— 4 nights
Wide-open beaches with dazzling blue water and a relaxed coastal atmosphere lure visitors to take a trip to Grand Baie.
Patrick Mavros Atelier and L'Aventure du Sucre will appeal to museum buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Chateau De Labourdonnais and Trou aux Cerfs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Grand Baie: Curious Corner of Chamarel (in Chamarel) and Le Morne Brabant (in Le Morne). Next up on the itinerary: discover the deep blue sea with BASE Diving Centre Ltd, kick back and relax at Pereybere Beach, and take in nature's colorful creations at SSR Botanic Garden.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Grand Baie trip tool.

You can fly from Ngamiland East to Grand Baie in 15.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Central Africa Time (CAT) to Mauritius Standard Time (MUT), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Ngamiland East in September, you will find days in Grand Baie are a bit cooler (30°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Praslin Island.

Things to do in Grand Baie

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 4 — 8:

Praslin Island, Seychelles

— 4 nights
Home to some of the Seychelles' finest beaches, Praslin Island offers visitors more than just sand and sea.
Get outdoors at Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve and Hawksbill Dive Center. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Anse Lazio, stroll through Anse Georgette, get a taste of the local shopping with Galerie Passerose, and head outdoors with Ilot Saint-Pierre.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Praslin Island trip planner.

You can fly from Grand Baie to Praslin Island in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Grand Baie in September; daily highs in Praslin Island reach 34°C and lows reach 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to fly to Hammamet.

Things to do in Praslin Island

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 12:

Hammamet, Tunisia

— 3 nights

Garden Resort

Budget-constrained beach lovers relish a vacation in Hammamet, one of Tunisia's oldest resort towns known for its lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Hammamet Beach, get a dose of the wild on Friguia Park, and then browse the exhibits of D'Enfidha. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Medina of Hammamet, stop by Medina of Tunis, and then view the masterpieces at Roumouz.

To see more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Hammamet route planner.

Traveling by flight from Praslin Island to Hammamet takes 20 hours. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Praslin Island to Hammamet due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier evenings in Hammamet when traveling from Praslin Island in September, with lows around 24°C. You will leave for home on the 15th (Wed).

Things to do in Hammamet

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 12 — 15:

Morocco travel guide

4.1
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.

Cape Verde travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Tourist Spots · Scuba & Snorkeling
The main islands of Cape Verde each offer something different, both in terms of natural wonders and cultural heritage. Descendants of Portuguese colonialists and African slaves, the locals mainly speak Creole and blend influences from Europe and Africa in their cuisine, music, and architecture. The largely unspoiled natural landscape includes mountain peaks, rugged cliffs, white-sand beaches, black-sand beaches, and wildflower-filled valleys. With the country experiencing a dry tropical climate, holidays in Cape Verde lend themselves to a range outdoor sports and activities, including windsurfing and lazing on a beach, hill walking, and diving.

Gambia travel guide

3.6
Nature & Parks · Beaches · Flea Markets
Smiling Coast
The smallest country of mainland Africa, the Gambia consists of the Gambia River valley and the hills that run along its edges. Taking off on a journey down the river during your vacation in Gambia allows you to discover a landscape known worldwide as a bird-watcher's paradise--you might want to keep your binoculars and camera handy at all times. The Atlantic coast boats a number of beach resorts with large hotels and shining sands, while the fishing villages farther inland offer an altogether more rustic and basic take on Gambian charm.

Togo travel guide

3.4
Flea Markets · Monuments · Historic Sites
Long, thin Togo makes the most of its shape, possessing an array of seemingly handpicked environments. White-sand beaches on the Atlantic coast act as the base for some of the most restful trips in the region, while the sparsely populated north of the country boasts towering mountains and a set of interesting cultural and historic sites, highlights of trips to Togo. The capital city sits beachside and offers the best partying in the country, as well as a number of religious and ethnic festivals throughout the year, celebrating the diverse cultures of the region's population.

Sao Tome and Principe travel guide

3.6
Nature & Parks · Outdoor Activities · Museums
Center of the World
The island nation of Sao Tome and Principe encompasses a volcanic chain that gives it its distinctive topography. The beaches that ring the islands remain some of the main places to visit in Sao Tome and Principe, with many hidden, deserted strips of sandy coastline serving as perfect getaways for those looking to escape the everyday grind. Much of the nation remains unexplored by tourists and undeveloped, making the lush rainforests and volcanic peaks of the interior particularly atmospheric hiking destinations. The laidback Creole culture of the main towns won't take too long to get used to, but it might take a little longer to get shake off after you return home.

Tanzania travel guide

4.1
Safaris · Beaches · Geologic Formations
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.

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.

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.

Mauritius travel guide

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Beaches · Islands · Geologic Formations
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.

Seychelles travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Islands · Forests
Luxury to please visitors with deep pockets and scenery to astound the eye and warm the soul--that's Seychelles in a nutshell. The coastal areas boast a number of upscale beach resorts, with the fine sands and bright blue sea drawing visitors from distant corners of the world. The matriarchal culture that predominates in most households around the archipelago represents a fascinating cultural quirk to learn about during holidays in Seychelles, while the tropical rhythms of the local Creole folk music set the pace of everyday life.

Tunisia travel guide

3.8
Historic Sites · Landmarks · Museums
Tunisia benefits from its thin, slivery form, with a range of landscapes and climates causing diverse cultures, traditions, and lifestyles to develop over time. The lesser-visited south of the country possesses some major archaeological sites, impressive dunes, and caravans of nomadic peoples crossing the sands. The north contains many of the main cities in the country, located along the historic Mediterranean coast. Carthaginian and Roman ruins are found in and just outside the contemporary urban areas, which themselves blend African, Ottoman, and European influences. Many come for a beach holiday in Tunisia, but those who don't stop there are richly rewarded.