60 days in Africa Itinerary

60 days in Africa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Africa travel planner

Make it your trip
Drive to London Heathrow Airport, Fly to Marrakech
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Marrakech, Morocco
— 6 nights
Fly to Roland Garros Airport, Drive to Saint-Paul
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Saint-Paul, Reunion Island
— 4 nights
Drive
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Grand Baie, Mauritius
— 5 nights
Drive to Mauritius, Fly to Johannesburg
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Johannesburg, South Africa
— 4 nights
Fly
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Nelspruit, South Africa
— 4 nights
Fly
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Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 6 nights
Fly
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Cape Town, South Africa
— 7 nights
Fly
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 5 nights
Fly to Nairobi, Drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area
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Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
— 2 nights
Drive
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Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
— 4 nights
Fly
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Nairobi, Kenya
— 3 nights
Fly
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Luxor, Egypt
— 4 nights
Fly
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Cairo, Egypt
— 5 nights
Fly to London Heathrow Airport, Drive to Brize Norton

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Marrakech, Morocco

— 6 nights

Red City

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.
Spend the 3rd (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, soak in style at Turkish baths, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koutoubia Mosque, and hunt for treasures at Jemaa el-Fna.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Marrakech trip app.

Brize Norton, UK to Marrakech is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of car and flight. Traveling from Brize Norton in December, expect Marrakech to be a bit warmer, temps between 24°C and 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Saint-Paul.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 5:

Saint-Paul, Reunion Island

— 4 nights
Saint-Paul is the second-largest commune in the French overseas department of Réunion. Get out of town with these interesting Saint-Paul side-trips: Piton de Fournaise (in Saint-Benoit), Piton des Neiges (in Cilaos) and Trois Roches (in Mafate). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Maido, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Boucan Canot, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Saint-Paul online driving holiday planner.

Explore your travel options from Marrakech to Saint-Paul with the Route module. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Marrakech to Saint-Paul due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Grand Baie.

Things to do in Saint-Paul

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 5 — 9:

Grand Baie, Mauritius

— 5 nights
Wide-open beaches with dazzling blue water and a relaxed coastal atmosphere lure visitors to take a trip to Grand Baie.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Grand Baie: Ebony Forest Reserve (in Chamarel), Belle Mare Beach (in Belle Mare) and Island Wings Mauritius (in Riviere du Rempart). Spend the 12th (Wed) exploring nature at Black River Gorges National Park. The adventure continues: relax and rejuvenate at Ved Holistic Care Centre, tour the pleasant surroundings at Heritage Nature Reserve, take a tour by water with Octopus Diving Centre, and enjoy the sand and surf at Mont Choisy Beach.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Baie tour itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Saint-Paul to Grand Baie. In January, daily temperatures in Grand Baie can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Grand Baie

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 9 — 14:

Johannesburg, South Africa

— 4 nights

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.
Pack the 15th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Gold Reef City. The adventure continues: brush up on your military savvy at South African National Museum of Military History, see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, steep yourself in history at Mandela House, and get engrossed in the history at Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Johannesburg trip maker website.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Grand Baie to Johannesburg in 8 hours. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Grand Baie to Johannesburg due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Grand Baie in January since evenings lows in Johannesburg dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Nelspruit.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums · Fun & Games · Casinos · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 14 — 18:

Nelspruit, South Africa

— 4 nights

Gateway to the Lowveld

Nestled on the banks of the Crocodile River, Nelspruit provides visitors with a convenient base point boasting two airports and an enviable location on the road between Johannesburg and the Mozambican border.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nelspruit: Hazyview (Katundo Leather Pty Ltd & Elephant Whispers). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Lowveld National Botanical Garden, browse the different shops at i'langa Mall, try to win big at Emnotweni Casino, and admire the sheer force of Montrose Falls.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Nelspruit driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Johannesburg to Nelspruit in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to fly to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Nelspruit

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 18 — 22:

Kruger National Park, South Africa

— 6 nights
One of Africa's largest game sanctuaries and part of UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere Program, Kruger National Park provides an immersive experience of wildlife.
Get out of town with these interesting Kruger National Park side-trips: Hoedspruit (Kumbaya Home Decor & iNyoka Art Gallery). Spend the 23rd (Sun) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at AM Spa Kruger, stroll through Olifants Wilderness Trail, and hike along Sweni Wilderness Trail.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Kruger National Park route maker app.

Getting from Nelspruit to Kruger National Park by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January in Kruger National Park, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Cape Town.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 22 — 28:

Cape Town, South Africa

— 7 nights

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Cape Town is known for nature, beaches, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the waterfront activity at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, explore and take pictures at Cape Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, and enjoy the sand and surf at Clifton Beaches.

Plan my day in Cape Town using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Kruger National Park to Cape Town by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Cape Town can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to fly to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 28 — Feb 4:

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

— 5 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.
Spend the 5th (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, get a taste of life in the country at Crocodile Park Victoria Falls, and take in the views from Victoria Falls Bridge.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Victoria Falls attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Cape Town to Victoria Falls takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 4 — 9:

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 10th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Ngorongoro Crater. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Olduvai Gorge.

To see where to stay and tourist information, refer to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area travel route planner.

Do a combination of flight and car from Victoria Falls to Ngorongoro Conservation Area in 15 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Victoria Falls to Ngorongoro Conservation Area, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 9 — 11:

Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

— 4 nights
Home to the Great Migration and Africa's exceptional wildlife, Maasai Mara is a must on a Kenya itinerary.
Spend the 12th (Sat) surrounded by wildlife at Olare Orok Conservancy. Spend the 13th (Sun) surrounded by wildlife at Mara Triangle. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Musiara Swamp.

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Maasai Mara National Reserve holiday maker app.

Getting from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Maasai Mara National Reserve by car takes about 9 hours. February in Maasai Mara National Reserve sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Nairobi.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Feb 11 — 15:

Nairobi, Kenya

— 3 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.
Spend the 16th (Wed) exploring nature at Nairobi National Park. The adventure continues: stroll through Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and explore the galleries of Karen Blixen Museum.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Nairobi trip itinerary tool.

Fly from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Nairobi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Maasai Mara National Reserve in February; daily highs in Nairobi reach 32°C and lows reach 19°C. On the 18th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Luxor.

Things to do in Nairobi

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Feb 15 — 18:

Luxor, Egypt

— 4 nights
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Luxor is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Medinet Habu, get your bearings at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Valley of the Kings.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Luxor trip itinerary builder site.

Fly from Nairobi to Luxor in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from East Africa Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Nairobi in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Luxor, with lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Cairo.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Shopping
Find places to stay Feb 18 — 22:

Cairo, Egypt

— 5 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cairo: Giza (Great Sphinx & Pyramids of Giza). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Islamic Cairo, see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, stroll around Al-Azhar Park, and do sightseeing your way with Private Tours.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairo trip planning website.

Fly from Luxor to Cairo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Luxor in February, expect nights in Cairo to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are slightly colder, around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 22 — 27: