38 days in Africa Itinerary

38 days in Africa Itinerary

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Drive
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Gansbaai, South Africa
— 1 night
Drive to Cape Town International Airport, Fly to Nosy Be
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Nosy Be, Madagascar
— 3 nights
Fly to Praslin Island, Ferry to La Digue Island
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La Digue Island, Seychelles
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Praslin Island, Seychelles
— 3 nights
Fly
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Marsa Alam, Egypt
— 4 nights
Drive
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Hurghada, Egypt
— 6 nights
Fly to Sharm el-Sheikh, Taxi to Sharm El Sheikh
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Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 5 nights
Fly
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Djibouti, Djibouti
— 6 nights
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Drive to Djibouti, Fly to Nairobi, Drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area
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Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
— 1 night
Taxi to Arusha, Fly to Nungwi
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Nungwi, Tanzania
— 3 nights
Fly to Livingstone, Drive to Victoria Falls
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 2 nights
Fly
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Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia
— 1 night
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Gansbaai, South Africa — 1 night

Nature lovers will enjoy a holiday in Gansbaai, a fishing village and tourism haven notable for its diverse marine life and numerous opportunities for outdoor activities.
On the 23rd (Thu), visit a coastal fixture at Danger Point Lighthouse and then meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Gansbaai tour planner.

Cape Town to Gansbaai is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In June, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can fly to Nosy Be.
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Nosy Be, Madagascar — 3 nights

The island of Nosy Be, off the coast of Madagascar, remains the country's premier beach getaway renowned for its tranquil ambience, pristine shoreline, and year-round warm weather.
On the 25th (Sat), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lemuria Land and then stroll through Lokobe Nature Special Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Ambaro Ranch and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Nosy Be online itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Gansbaai to Nosy Be. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Gansbaai to Nosy Be due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Gansbaai, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Nosy Be, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to La Digue Island.
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La Digue Island, Seychelles — 2 nights

La Digue Island remains a relatively unknown vacation destination, offering very few tourist facilities and an exotic though largely undeveloped coastline.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): explore the different monuments and memorials at La Digue Cemetery, then kick back and relax at Anse Source D'Argent, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Grand Anse. On the next day, kick back and relax at Anse Coco Beach and then look for all kinds of wild species at Eco Center - Watersports & Nature Tours.

Make your La Digue Island itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Nosy Be to La Digue Island takes 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference moving from East Africa Time to Seychelles Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Nosy Be in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in La Digue Island, with lows of 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to catch the ferry to Praslin Island.
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Praslin Island, Seychelles — 3 nights

Home to some of the Seychelles' finest beaches, Praslin Island offers visitors more than just sand and sea.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): get outside with Ilot Saint-Pierre and then head off the coast to Curieuse Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Fri): take a peaceful walk through Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve, stroll through Anse Georgette, and then kick back and relax at Anse Lazio.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Praslin Island vacation planning site.

Traveling by ferry from La Digue Island to Praslin Island takes an hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Marsa Alam.
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Marsa Alam, Egypt — 4 nights

The opening of an international airport and subsequent development of hotels and resorts boosted tourism in Marsa Alam, a town on Egypt's Red Sea coast known for its world-class diving spots.
Escape the urban bustle at Abu Dabbab Beach and Sharm El Luli. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Elphinstone Reef and Marsa Mubarak. Spend a fascinating day underwater on the 4th (Mon) with a shark diving experience. There's still lots to do: see the vivid underwater world at Dolphin House - Sha'ab Samadai Reef and enjoy the sand and surf at Hankorab Beach.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Marsa Alam journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Praslin Island to Marsa Alam takes 20.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Praslin Island to Marsa Alam is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Praslin Island in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Marsa Alam: highs are around 41°C and lows about 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can drive to Hurghada.
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Hurghada, Egypt — 6 nights

Originally a small fishing town on the Red Sea coast, Hurghada developed into Egypt's premier beach destination thanks to its year-round sunny weather and world-class dive sites.
Visiting Off-Road Tours and Shaab Abu Ramada/The Aquarium will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Giftun Islands and Mahmya Island. Spend the 12th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Blue Beach Club, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, take in the waterfront activity at Hurghada Marina, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Hurghada trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Marsa Alam to Hurghada by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. When traveling from Marsa Alam in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Hurghada: temperatures range from 45°C by day to 33°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.
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Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt — 5 nights

An enviable location on the southern end of the Sinai Peninsula and year-round warm weather boost tourism in Sharm El Sheikh and make it one of Egypt's premier travel destinations.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Off-Road Tours and Blue Hole. Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Shark's Bay Beach. Spend the 13th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's more to do: look for gifts at Secret Garden.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Sharm El Sheikh online day trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Hurghada to Sharm El Sheikh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 44°C in July, and nighttime lows around 34°C. On the 17th (Sun), you're off to Djibouti.
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Djibouti, Djibouti — 6 nights

Djibouti, the country's eponymous capital and largest city, houses over two thirds of the nation's population.
Day Forest National Park has been added to your itinerary. Escape the urban bustle at Aden Fishing and Khor Ambado Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Arta Beach and Hamoudi Mosque. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Al Molk Mosque, admire all the interesting features of Place Menelik, and get a taste of the local shopping with L'ELIXIR parfumerie.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Djibouti online trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Sharm El Sheikh to Djibouti takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Sharm El Sheikh to Djibouti, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Djibouti when traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in July, with lows around 40°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
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Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania — 1 night

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 24th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Ngorongoro Crater.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Ngorongoro Conservation Area sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Djibouti to Ngorongoro Conservation Area in 18 hours. Another option is to drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Nungwi.
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Nungwi, Tanzania — 3 nights

Renowned for its sandy coast lined with mangroves and palm trees, Nungwi offers visitors a variety of restaurants, bars, and accommodations.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): kick back and relax at Nungwi Beach. On your second day here, take in the exciting artwork at Dr. Bulugu Gallery and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Nungwi trip planning app.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Nungwi takes 6.5 hours. In July in Nungwi, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. On the 27th (Wed), you're off to Victoria Falls.
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park and then snap pictures at Victoria Falls Bridge. On the 29th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the world from above with a helicopter tour, then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Victoria Falls trip builder.

Do a combination of flight and car from Nungwi to Victoria Falls in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, and car; or do a combination of car, ferry, train, and bus. The time zone difference moving from East Africa Time to Central Africa Time is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Nungwi, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Victoria Falls, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Namib-Naukluft Park.
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Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia — 1 night

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.
Plan trip to Namib-Naukluft Park with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Fly from Victoria Falls to Namib-Naukluft Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Victoria Falls to Namib-Naukluft Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July in Namib-Naukluft Park, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 11°C at night. You will leave for home on the 30th (Sat).
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