30 days in Africa Itinerary

30 days in Africa Itinerary

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Start: Exeter, United Kingdom
Fly:  14 h 30 min
1
Tripoli, Libya
— 2 nights
Fly:  15 h
2
Khartoum, Sudan
— 2 nights
Fly:  8 h
3
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
4
Harare, Zimbabwe
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
5
Maseru, Lesotho
— 1 night
Fly:  9 h 15 min
6
Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
7
Arusha, Tanzania
— 3 nights
Fly:  8 h
8
Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
9
Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
— 2 nights
Fly + Train:  12 h 45 min
10
Marrakech, Morocco
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  3 h 45 min
11
Fes, Morocco
— 4 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Train:  10 h
End: Exeter, United Kingdom

2
nights
Tripoli, Libya

Tripoli ©
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 2nd (Tue): explore the ancient world of Nalut ruins, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurgi Mosque, make a trip to The Arch of Marcus Aurelius, then step into the grandiose world of Tripoli's Red Castle (Assai al-Hamra), then shop like a local with Pottery Stalls of Gharyan, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sidi Abdul Wahab Mosque. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Street Murals, then explore the galleries of Tripoli's Jamahiriya Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al-Majidya Mosque, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Fish Market.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Tripoli tour planner.

Exeter, UK to Tripoli is an approximately 14.5- hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Exeter to Tripoli is 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Tripoli can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Khartoum.

Things to do in Tripoli

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Nalut ruins
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Tripoli's Red Castle (Assai al-Hamra) ©
Tripoli's Red Castle (Assai al-Hamra)
Gurgi Mosque ©
Gurgi Mosque
Nalut ruins ©
Nalut ruins

2
nights
Khartoum, Sudan

Khartoum ©
Situated at the meeting point of the White and Blue Niles, the sprawling capital Khartoum captivates with its welcoming atmosphere, chaotic marketplaces, and extravagant skyline punctuated with glass towers.
On the 5th (Fri), stroll the grounds of Khartoum War Cemetery, examine the collection at Sudan National Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nilian Mosque, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Sudan Art Diwan. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step off the mainland to explore Tuti Island, then get a taste of the local shopping with Mojo Gallery, and then get engrossed in the history at Ethnographic Museum.

To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Khartoum attractions planning website.

You can fly from Tripoli to Khartoum in 15 hours. Another option is to drive. When traveling from Tripoli in June, plan for much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Khartoum: temperatures range from 47°C by day to 34°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Khartoum

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Nilian Mosque
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Sudan National Museum ©
Sudan National Museum
Mojo Gallery ©
Mojo Gallery
Nilian Mosque ©
Nilian Mosque

3
nights
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls ©
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, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, browse the exhibits of Prime Art Gallery, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Siduli Hide.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Victoria Falls trip planner.

Getting from Khartoum to Victoria Falls by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Khartoum in June, with highs in Victoria Falls at 29°C and lows at 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Harare.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Parks Tours Outdoors
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Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park ©
Victoria Falls Snake Park ©
Victoria Falls Snake Park
Helicopter Tours

2
nights
Harare, Zimbabwe

Harare ©
Regarded as the nation's leading commercial, financial, and communications center, Harare attracts tourists with its modern architecture mixed with British colonial influence and traditional African flair.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Twala Trust Animal Sanctuary and then get your game on at Tamba Tamba. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Thetford Game Reserve, then stop by Simpli Simbi, and then stroll around Kingfisher Park.

For photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Harare visit website.

Traveling by flight from Victoria Falls to Harare takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Victoria Falls, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Harare, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Maseru.

Things to do in Harare

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games
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Twala Trust Animal Sanctuary ©
Twala Trust Animal Sanctuary
Kingfisher Park ©
Kingfisher Park
Thetford Game Reserve ©
Thetford Game Reserve

1
night
Maseru, Lesotho

Maseru ©
Founded in 1869 by the British, Lesotho's main city--Maseru--lies on the border with South Africa on a plateau surrounded by red hills.
On the 12th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Thaba-Bosiu National Monument and then see human ingenuity at work at Katse Dam.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Maseru travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Harare to Maseru takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Harare in June, you will find days in Maseru are slightly colder (17°C), and nights are about the same (5°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Maseru

Parks Historic Sites
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Katse Dam ©
Katse Dam
Thaba-Bosiu National Monument ©
Thaba-Bosiu National Monument

3
nights
Zanzibar City, Tanzania

Zanzibar City ©
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.
Zanzibar City is known for nature, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Cheetah's Rock, experience rural life at Tangawizi Spice Farm, head off the coast to Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, and admire the landmark architecture of House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib).

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Zanzibar City trip itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Maseru to Zanzibar City takes 9.5 hours. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time to East Africa Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Maseru in June: high temperatures in Zanzibar City hover around 34°C and lows are around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Arusha.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trip

Cheetah's Rock
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Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock
Prison Island - Changuu Private Island ©
Prison Island - Changuu Private Island
House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib) ©
House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib)

3
nights
Arusha, Tanzania

Nestled in the verdant foothills of Mount Meru, Arusha remains the primary gateway and jump-off point for safaris into several national parks.
Make the 18th (Thu) a memorable day with a climbing tour. And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Kili Dreamers, gain insight at Amani Children's home & Village visit, stop by House of Gems, and let little ones run wild at IBES playground.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Arusha trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Zanzibar City to Arusha takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Zanzibar City in June: high temperatures in Arusha hover around 25°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Goma.

Things to do in Arusha

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Climbing Tours
Kili Dreamers ©
Kili Dreamers
House of Gems ©
House of Gems

2
nights
Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Goma ©
Nestled between two opposites--a lake and a volcano--Goma represents an adventurous vacation spot.
On the 19th (Fri), explore the activities along Lake Kivu and then get impressive views of Mount Nyiragongo. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Virunga National Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Goma trip itinerary builder tool.

Fly from Arusha to Goma in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Arusha to Goma, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Goma when traveling from Arusha in June, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kinshasa.

Things to do in Goma

Nature Parks
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Mount Nyiragongo ©
Mount Nyiragongo
Virunga National Park ©
Virunga National Park
Lake Kivu ©
Lake Kivu

2
nights
Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Kinshasa ©
In a city bubbling with life, a Kinshasa vacation offers a non-stop immersion into African culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Lac Ma Vallée, look for all kinds of wild species at Lola ya Bonobo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paroisse Sainte Anne, and finally make a trip to Tour de l'echangeur.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kinshasa day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Goma to Kinshasa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Africa Time (CAT) to West Africa Standard Time (WAT) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Goma in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Kinshasa: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Kinshasa

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Lola ya Bonobo ©
Lola ya Bonobo
Paroisse Sainte Anne ©
Paroisse Sainte Anne
Lac Ma Vallée ©
Lac Ma Vallée

4
nights
Marrakech, Morocco

Marrakech ©
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.
Marrakech is known for shopping, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, admire the landmark architecture of Palacio da Bahia, stroll the grounds of Saadian Tombs, and steep yourself in history at Koutoubia Mosque.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Marrakech journey maker tool.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Kinshasa to Marrakech in 13 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of ferry, flight, and train. The time zone difference moving from West Africa Standard Time (WAT) to Western European Standard Time (WET) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Kinshasa in June, expect nights in Marrakech to be little chillier, around 20°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 39°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Fes.

Things to do in Marrakech

Tours Historic Sites Parks
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Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Jemaa el-Fna
Jemaa el-Fna
Palacio da Bahia ©
Palacio da Bahia

4
nights
Fes, Morocco

Morocco's former capital, Fes enchants visitors with its walled medina, a labyrinthine web of pedestrian-only streets and a World Heritage Site.
Fes is known for wildlife, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, hunt for treasures at La Petite Maison Berbere, see the interesting displays at Musee Riad Belghazi, and admire the striking features of Bou Inania Medersa.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Fes trip itinerary app.

Getting from Marrakech to Fes by combination of flight and bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in June, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Fes

Museums Wildlife Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Bou Inania Medersa ©
Bou Inania Medersa
Coin Berbere ©
Coin Berbere

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