20 days in Africa Itinerary

20 days in Africa Itinerary

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Cairo, Egypt
— 2 nights
Fly
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Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 2 nights
Drive
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Dahab, Egypt
— 3 nights
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Drive to Sharm El Sheikh International Airport, Fly to Kilimanjaro International Airport, Drive to Kilimanjaro National Park
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Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania
— 1 night
Fly
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Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tarangire National Park, Tanzania
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda
— 2 nights
Drive
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Naivasha, Kenya
— 1 night
Drive
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Nairobi, Kenya
— 2 nights
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Cairo, Egypt

— 2 nights

City of a Thousand Minarets

More than 20 million people call Cairo their home and, as soon as you set foot in the sprawling metropolis, it's evident they make it crowded and chaotic, but also exuberant and charming.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Pyramids of Giza, then appreciate the history behind Great Sphinx, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Nile River.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Cairo holiday maker tool.

Auckland, New Zealand to Cairo is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Auckland to Cairo is minus 10 hours. Traveling from Auckland in June, expect nights in Cairo to be a bit warmer, around 26°C, while days are much hotter, around 40°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 27 — 29:

Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

— 2 nights

City of Peace

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then ponder the design of Soho Square Dancing Fountain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Sharm El Sheikh day trip planner.

Fly from Cairo to Sharm El Sheikh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Sharm El Sheikh when traveling from Cairo in June, with lows around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to drive to Dahab.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 1:

Dahab, Egypt

— 3 nights
Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
On the 2nd (Fri), get outside with Outdoor Activities. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Outdoor Activities and then Head underground at Blue Hole.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Dahab itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Dahab can reach 44°C, while at night they dip to 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kilimanjaro National Park.

Things to do in Dahab

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 4:

Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Kilimanjaro.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kilimanjaro National Park trip itinerary website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Dahab to Kilimanjaro National Park. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to East Africa Time (EAT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Kilimanjaro National Park

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 4 — 5:
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Ngorongoro Crater. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to The Engare Sero Footprint Site and then steep yourself in history at Olduvai Gorge.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area holiday maker.

Traveling by flight from Kilimanjaro National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area takes 5.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Tarangire National Park.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 7:

Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Tarangire National Park.

To find ratings and tourist information, read our Tarangire National Park route site.

Traveling by car from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Tarangire National Park takes 4 hours. In July, daytime highs in Tarangire National Park are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Things to do in Tarangire National Park

Wildlife · Nature · Parks
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Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda

— 2 nights
On the 10th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Bwindi Impenetrable National Park online road trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Tarangire National Park to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. When traveling from Tarangire National Park in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, with highs around 28°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Naivasha.

Things to do in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 9 — 11:
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Naivasha, Kenya

— 1 night
Nestled on the shore of the eponymous lake, the market town of Naivasha boasts an enviable location and serves as gateway to several national parks, including Hell's Gate--inspiration for the landscapes of Disney's "The Lion King." Boating among the hippos of the vast, placid lake; camping; and bird-watching top the list of things to do in Naivasha.
On the 12th (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Hell's Gate National Park.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Naivasha trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to Naivasha. In July, daytime highs in Naivasha are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive to Nairobi.

Things to do in Naivasha

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 12:
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Nairobi, Kenya

— 2 nights

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.
On the 13th (Tue), explore the striking landscape of Nairobi National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, then explore the galleries of Upepo Photography Gallery, and then see Off-Road Tours.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Nairobi trip maker tool.

You can drive from Naivasha to Nairobi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In July, daytime highs in Nairobi are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 14:

Egypt travel guide

4.5
Ruins · Scuba & Snorkeling · Monuments
Gift of the Nile
The land of pharaohs, pyramids, sphinxes, and papyrus, Egypt needs little by way of introduction. Visitors find more than a textbook readout of ancient history when visiting the country--the power, scale, art, and mysticism of its centuries-old culture bleed out from each landmark attraction and seep into the everyday life. Bustling markets, the slow-flowing Nile, the vast desert, and inspiring archeological sites often sit right alongside palaces of great excess and historical importance. All ensure you have plenty to see and do during your vacation in Egypt. In the wake of the Arab Spring in 2011, travel to certain areas where conflict and terrorism are deemed likely remains inadvisable for foreign visitors.

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.

Uganda travel guide

4.2
Nature & Parks · River Rafting & Tubing · National Parks
Pearl of Africa
Though small in area, Uganda represents one of the most populated landlocked countries in the world. You can feel this in the lakeside capital, but so much of the country remains untamed and untamable, with great lakes and towering mountains chief among the wilder sights. A recent troubled past delayed the growth of tourism in Uganda, but visitors now arrive in larger numbers, primarily drawn by the diverse wildlife that inhabits the country's mountains and forests. Notably, Uganda houses half of the world's population of mountain gorillas.

Kenya travel guide

4.3
Nature & Parks · Safaris · National Parks
The savannahs of Kenya contain some of the most iconic sights in Africa, stirred in the minds of many when they think of the continent. Big cats, elephants, and rhinos remain major inhabitants of this vast country, with a number of safari centers running trips across the region's World Heritage-listed national parks. Trips to rural villages, where many travelers choose to join up various volunteer projects, represent some of the most inspiring and enriching things to do in Kenya.