59 days in Africa Itinerary

59 days in Africa Itinerary

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Arusha, Tanzania
— 5 nights
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Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
— 2 nights
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Moshi, Tanzania
— 4 nights
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Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 6 nights
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Cape Town, South Africa
— 14 nights
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Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia
— 2 nights
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Swakopmund, Namibia
— 4 nights
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Windhoek, Namibia
— 3 nights
Fly to Victoria Falls, Drive to Livingstone
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Livingstone, Zambia
— 4 nights
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Lusaka, Zambia
— 4 nights
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Eastern Province, Rwanda
— 1 night
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Ruhengeri, Rwanda
— 2 nights
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— 7 nights
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Arusha, Tanzania

— 5 nights
Nestled in the verdant foothills of Mount Meru, Arusha remains the primary gateway and jump-off point for safaris into several national parks.
Change things up with a short trip to Mt Meru in Arusha National Park (about 1h 40 min away). Make the 2nd (Sat) a memorable day with a climbing tour. Spend the 4th (Mon) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable tour with Tours, examine the collection at Cultural Heritage Centre, look for gifts at House of Gems, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Masai Central Market.

To find ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Arusha trip planner.

Dublin, Ireland to Arusha is an approximately 15-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Dublin to Arusha. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Dublin in January: high temperatures in Arusha hover around 32°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can go by car to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Arusha

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 1 — 6:

Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Ngorongoro Crater. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to The Engare Sero Footprint Site and then steep yourself in history at Olduvai Gorge.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Ngorongoro Conservation Area trip planner.

You can drive from Arusha to Ngorongoro Conservation Area in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Moshi.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 8:

Moshi, Tanzania

— 4 nights
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.
Take a break from Moshi with a short trip to Mount Kilimanjaro in Kilimanjaro National Park, about 1h 45 min away. The adventure continues: shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, stop by Sanaa Zetu, and identify plant and animal life at Gypsy Tanzania Tours.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Moshi travel route builder site.

You can drive from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Moshi in 5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Moshi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 8 — 12:

Zanzibar City, Tanzania

— 6 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.
Explore Zanzibar City's surroundings by going to Nungwi (Tazari Caves & Nungwi Beach). Spend the 14th (Thu) observing fascinating marine mammals with The Safari Blue. There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nakupenda Beach, admire the striking features of House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib), and admire the natural beauty at Forodhani Gardens.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Zanzibar City planning website.

Traveling by flight from Moshi to Zanzibar City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In January, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 29°C. On the 18th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 12 — 18:

Cape Town, South Africa

— 14 nights

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cape Town: Franschhoek (Franschhoek Motor Museum, Stony Brook Vineyards, &more). There's still lots to do: take some stellar pictures from Cape Point, head off the coast to Robben Island Museum, take in the waterfront at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and kick back and relax at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Cape Town trip itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Zanzibar City to Cape Town takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, train, car, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Zanzibar City to Cape Town is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Zanzibar City in January, expect Cape Town to be a bit cooler, temps between 32°C and 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Namib-Naukluft Park.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 18 — Feb 1:

Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia

— 2 nights
One of the world's largest nature and game reserves, the vast Namib-Naukluft Park boasts sweeping desert and mountain landscapes, a diverse range of animal life, and the surreal Sossusvlei, a scenic saltpan sprinkled with towering red sand dunes and petrified acacia trees.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): admire nature's extreme beauty at Big Daddy Dune. Keep things going the next day: explore the stunning scenery at Sesriem Canyon and then explore the striking landscape at Elim Dunes.

For reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Namib-Naukluft Park road trip site.

You can fly from Cape Town to Namib-Naukluft Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Cape Town to Namib-Naukluft Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Cape Town in February, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Namib-Naukluft Park: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Namib-Naukluft Park

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 1 — 3:

Swakopmund, Namibia

— 4 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Swakopmund: Walvis Bay (Photography Tours, Dolphin & Whale Watching, &more). The adventure continues: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, admire the landmark architecture of Hohenzollernhaus, enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach Leisure Park, and gain insight with a tour of cultural highlights.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Swakopmund online tour planner.

Drive from Namib-Naukluft Park to Swakopmund in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in February, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Windhoek.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 3 — 7:

Windhoek, Namibia

— 3 nights
Located in the heart of the country, Namibia's capital city Windhoek receives a constant influx of tourists, in part because of its international airport.
Spend the 9th (Tue) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. And it doesn't end there: stroll through NamibRand Nature Reserve, sample the fine beverages at Naute Kristall Cellar and Destillery, buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove Mall of Namibia, and stop by Herrle & Herma Jewellers.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Windhoek planning site.

Fly from Swakopmund to Windhoek in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or drive. When traveling from Swakopmund in February, plan for somewhat warmer days in Windhoek, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Livingstone.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 7 — 10:

Livingstone, Zambia

— 4 nights
Tourism in Livingstone, a town nestled on the Zimbabwean border, thrives largely thanks to the nearby Victoria Falls.
Livingstone is known for nature, adventure, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Victoria Falls, view the masterpieces at Wayiwayi Art Studio and Gallery, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and relax and rejuvenate at Namakau's Health Spa.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Livingstone trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Windhoek to Livingstone in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, car, and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Africa Time (CAT) to Central Africa Time (CAT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Windhoek in February, you will find days in Livingstone are a bit cooler (32°C), and nights are a bit warmer (24°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Lusaka.

Things to do in Livingstone

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 10 — 14:

Lusaka, Zambia

— 4 nights
Tourism in Lusaka, Zambia's commercial and government center, thrives mostly due to its central location and well-connected airport, making it a gateway for exploring the country's numerous nature reserves and national parks.
Spend the 17th (Wed) in the pleasant surroundings of Chaminuka Game Reserve. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of The Holy Cross Lusaka, hike along Southern Africa Freedom Trail, stroll around Munda Wanga Environmental Park, and get a taste of the local shopping with 37D Gallery.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Lusaka sightseeing planner.

Getting from Livingstone to Lusaka by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Eastern Province.

Things to do in Lusaka

Parks · Shopping · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Feb 14 — 18:

Eastern Province, Rwanda

— 1 night
Eastern Province is the largest, the most populous and the least densely populated of Rwanda's five provinces. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Rusumo Falls.

Discover how to plan a Eastern Province trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Fly from Lusaka to Eastern Province in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. In February, daily temperatures in Eastern Province can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to Ruhengeri.

Things to do in Eastern Province

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 18 — 19:
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Ruhengeri, Rwanda

— 2 nights
Most tourism in Ruhengeri revolves around the famous national park, which shelters mountain gorillas of the volcanic Virunga range.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Volcanoes National Park and then explore the activities along Lake Burera and Lake Ruhondo. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Iby'iwacu Cultural Village, then make a trip to Karisoke Research Center - Dian Fossey Camp, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Ruhengeri trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Eastern Province to Ruhengeri by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus. When traveling from Eastern Province in February, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Ruhengeri: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kigali.

Things to do in Ruhengeri

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 19 — 21:

Kigali, Rwanda

— 7 nights
A vacation in Kigali, Rwanda's capital city and economic hub, lets you experience the very heart of a landlocked country from a pleasant, safe, and organized base point.
Kigali is known for museums, wildlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Kigali Genocide Memorial, contemplate the long history of Ntarama Church, brush up on your military savvy at Campaign Against Genocide Museum, and explore the galleries of Talking Through Art.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kigali route planning tool.

Traveling by car from Ruhengeri to Kigali takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Ruhengeri in February, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Kigali: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kigali

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 21 — 28:

Tanzania travel guide

4.1
Geologic Formations · Beaches · Safaris
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.

Namibia travel guide

4.1
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.

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.

Rwanda travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · National Parks · Art Galleries
Land of a Thousand Hills
Tourism in Rwanda experienced a serious boost in the recent years largely thanks to the country's large population of mountain gorillas. One of only two nations in which the enigmatic, critically endangered gorillas can be tracked, Rwanda appeals to adventurous travelers interested in hiking the hills and equatorial jungles inhabited by the endemic species. The people of Rwanda remain positive about their future, and the political stability that has taken hold since the horrors of the 1994 genocide allows a growing number of international tourists to share in the optimism.