57 days in Africa Itinerary

57 days in Africa Itinerary

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Dakar, Senegal
— 4 nights
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Saint-Louis, Senegal
— 1 night
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Cape Town, South Africa
— 6 nights
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Ngamiland East, Botswana
— 2 nights
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Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 3 nights
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Johannesburg, South Africa
— 6 nights
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Flic En Flac, Mauritius
— 2 nights
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Grand Baie, Mauritius
— 4 nights
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Watamu, Kenya
— 4 nights
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Mombasa, Kenya
— 6 nights
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Nairobi, Kenya
— 6 nights
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Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
— 4 nights
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 3 nights

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Dakar, Senegal

Dakar ©
Situated on the western edge of mainland Africa, the crowded and dynamic city of Dakar offers visitors booming shopping, dining, and entertainment scenes.
Relax by the water at Plage du Virage and Plage Popenguine. Visit Mosque of the Divinity and Paroisse Saint Charles Borromee for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dakar: Lagune de la Somone (in Somone), Reserve De Bandia (in Saly) and L'Elevage d'Oiseaux Exotique (in Ngaparou). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at La Maison des Esclaves, shop like a local with L'esprit des lieux, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and head off the coast to Island of Goree.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Dakar tour itinerary website.

Kalamazoo, USA to Dakar is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 5 hours. Traveling from Kalamazoo in September, expect nights in Dakar to be much hotter, around 77°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 87°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Saint-Louis.

Things to do in Dakar

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

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Plage Popenguine ©
Plage Popenguine
La Maison des Esclaves ©
La Maison des Esclaves
Lagune de la Somone ©
Lagune de la Somone

1
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Saint-Louis, Senegal

Saint-Louis ©

Ndar

West Africa's first French settlement, World Heritage-listed Saint-Louis (or Ndar in Wolof) shows off its colonial architectural style with an ambience of tranquility and historical charm.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): view the masterpieces at Village Artisanal and then look for all kinds of wild species at Parque Nacional de la Lengua de Barbaria.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Saint-Louis trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Dakar to Saint-Louis takes 3.5 hours. September in Saint-Louis sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 77°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Saint-Louis

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 11:
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Parque Nacional de la Lengua de Barbaria ©
Parque Nacional de la Lengua de Barbaria
Village Artisanal ©
Village Artisanal

6
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Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town ©

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Stony Point Penguin Colony and West Coast National Park. Escape the urban bustle at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and Robben Island Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to !Khwa ttu (in Yzerfontein), Franschhoek (Franschhoek Motor Museum, First South African Perfume Museum, &more) and Marbrin Olive Growers (in Robertson). Next up on the itinerary: take some stellar pictures from Cape Point, identify plant and animal life at Platteklip Gorge, and explore the striking landscape at Twelve Apostles.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Cape Town trip planning website.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Saint-Louis to Cape Town takes 17.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to South Africa Standard Time is 2 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Saint-Louis in September; daily highs in Cape Town reach 68°F and lows reach 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Ngamiland East.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 12 — 18:
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First South African Perfume Museum ©
First South African Perfume Museum
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Platteklip Gorge ©
Platteklip Gorge

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Ngamiland East, Botswana

Ngamiland East ©
Ngamiland East, a sub-district of Botswana's North-East District, is all about the wildlife and safaris.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): stroll through NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Okavango River.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Ngamiland East road trip tool.

Getting from Cape Town to Ngamiland East by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Cape Town in September: highs in Ngamiland East hover around 92°F, while lows dip to 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Chobe National Park.

Things to do in Ngamiland East

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 20:
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NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust ©
Okavango River ©
Okavango River

3
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Chobe National Park, Botswana

Chobe National Park ©
A trip to Chobe National Park awakens the naturalist in every traveler and opens numerous possibilities for adventure.
Visiting Savute Reserve and Serondela Reserve will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Nogatsaa and Tchinga and CARACAL Biodiversity Center.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Chobe National Park trip builder site.

Traveling by flight from Ngamiland East to Chobe National Park takes 5.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Chobe National Park

Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 23:
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Savute Reserve ©
Savute Reserve
Nogatsaa and Tchinga ©
Nogatsaa and Tchinga
Serondela Reserve ©
Serondela Reserve

6
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Johannesburg, South Africa

Johannesburg ©

City of Light

Founded when gold was discovered in the area in the late 19th century, Johannesburg quickly grew into a bustling metropolis, South Africa's largest city and the region's economic hub.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Mandela House and Nelson Mandela Foundation. Appreciate the collections at Lesedi Cultural Village and Lindfield Victorian House Museum. Explore Johannesburg's surroundings by going to Ukutula Conservation Center (in Brits) and Nan Hua Temple (in Bronkhorstspruit). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, see the interesting displays at Liliesleaf, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and take an in-depth tour of Hector Pieterson Museum.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Johannesburg trip planner.

You can fly from Chobe National Park to Johannesburg in 7.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in September, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Flic En Flac.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Side Trips

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Lesedi Cultural Village ©
Lesedi Cultural Village
Safaris
Ukutula Conservation Center ©
Ukutula Conservation Center

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Flic En Flac, Mauritius

Flic En Flac ©
An unusual commodity in the lesser-touristed western part of Mauritius, the developed seaside village Flic En Flac boasts a vast white sandy beach that generates a large amount of tourism.
Take a break from the city and head to Heritage Nature Reserve and Ile aux Aigrettes Nature Reserve. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ebony Forest Reserve and Underwater Waterfall. Explore Flic En Flac's surroundings by going to Mahebourg Naval Museum (in Mahebourg), Anahita Golf Club (in Beau Champ) and International Slave Route Monument (in Le Morne). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of The Martello Tower Museum and tour the pleasant surroundings at Flic en Flac Beach.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Flic En Flac trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Johannesburg to Flic En Flac takes 7.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time to Mauritius Standard Time is 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Flic En Flac when traveling from Johannesburg in September, with lows around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Grand Baie.

Things to do in Flic En Flac

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Golf

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 2:
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Ebony Forest Reserve ©
Ebony Forest Reserve
Heritage Nature Reserve ©
Heritage Nature Reserve
Anahita Golf Club ©
Anahita Golf Club

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Grand Baie, Mauritius

Grand Baie ©
Wide-open beaches with dazzling blue water and a relaxed coastal atmosphere lure visitors to take a trip to Grand Baie.
Get some cultural insight at Chateau De Labourdonnais and Siva Soopramaniar Kovile Bel-Air Riviere Seche. Relax by the water at Mont Choisy Beach and Ile Plate Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Kaylasson Temple (in Port Louis), Constance Links Golf (in Pointe de Flacq) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Belle Mare). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Trou aux Biches, play a few rounds at Mont Choisy Le Golf, and tour the pleasant surroundings at La Cuvette Public Beach.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Grand Baie online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Flic En Flac to Grand Baie takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in October, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Watamu.

Things to do in Grand Baie

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Golf

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 2 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
La Cuvette Public Beach ©
La Cuvette Public Beach
Mont Choisy Beach ©
Mont Choisy Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

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Watamu, Kenya

Hailed for its picturesque scenery and pristine beaches, the village of Watamu on Kenya's Indian Ocean coastline attracts both adventure seekers and those looking for a relaxing seaside holiday.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Bio-Ken Snake Farm. Gede Ruins and Mnarani Ruins (Museum) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Watamu to go to Kilifi and see 3 Degrees South, which is approximately 56 minutes away. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia delle Tartarughe, head outdoors with Isola dell'Amore, and deepen your understanding at Local Ocean Conservation.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Watamu travel route tool.

You can fly from Grand Baie to Watamu in 11 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Baie to Watamu due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Baie in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Watamu, with lows around 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Mombasa.

Things to do in Watamu

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 6 — 10:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Local Ocean Conservation ©
Local Ocean Conservation
Gede Ruins ©
Gede Ruins

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Mombasa, Kenya

Mombasa rests on the exotic shores of the Indian Ocean and serves as a globally popular vacation destination thanks to its classy hotels and friendly and relaxed atmosphere.
Relax by the water at Diani Beach and Nyali Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fort Jesus Museum and Jumba la Mtwana. Change things up with these side-trips from Mombasa: Diani Beach (Swim with Dolphins, Stand-Up Paddleboarding, &more). There's lots more to do: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mombasa Marine National Park, stop by Imani Collective, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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

Traveling by car from Watamu to Mombasa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Watamu in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 71°F in Mombasa. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Nairobi.

Things to do in Mombasa

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 10 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nyali Beach ©
Nyali Beach

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Nairobi, Kenya

Nairobi ©

Green City in the Sun

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Safaris and Karura Forest. Step out of the city life by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Giraffe Centre. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nairobi: Mount Longonot (in Maai Mahiu) and Sigona Golf Club (in Kikuyu). There's lots more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nairobi National Park, contemplate the long history of Karen Blixen Coffee Garden and Cottages, see the interesting displays at Karen Blixen Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Nairobi road trip tool.

You can fly from Mombasa to Nairobi in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Mombasa in October; daily highs in Nairobi reach 79°F and lows reach 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 16 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Karura Forest ©
Karura Forest
Safaris
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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Maasai Mara National Reserve ©
Home to the Great Migration and Africa's exceptional wildlife, Maasai Mara is a must on a Kenya itinerary.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Mara Triangle and Olare Orok Conservancy. Take a break from the city and head to Safaris and Musiara Swamp. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mara North Conservancy.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Maasai Mara National Reserve holiday planning app.

Getting from Nairobi to Maasai Mara National Reserve by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In October, Maasai Mara National Reserve is a bit cooler than Nairobi - with highs of 63°F and lows of 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Mara Triangle ©
Mara Triangle
Olare Orok Conservancy ©
Olare Orok Conservancy
Safaris

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Safaris and Prime Art Gallery. Take a break from the city and head to Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. There's still lots to do: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Victoria Falls Snake Park.

For ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Victoria Falls online road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Victoria Falls takes 22.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Victoria Falls is minus 1 hour. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Maasai Mara National Reserve in October: highs in Victoria Falls hover around 93°F, while lows dip to 68°F. On the 30th (Wed), you're off to home.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park ©
Safaris
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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