60 days in Africa Itinerary

60 days in Africa Itinerary

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Start: Kathmandu, Nepal
Fly:  12 h 30 min
1
Hargeysa, Somalia
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
2
Djibouti, Djibouti
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 30 min
3
Mogadishu, Somalia
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h
4
Nairobi, Kenya
— 6 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
5
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
— 4 nights
Drive:  8 h 45 min
6
Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h
7
Tarangire National Park, Tanzania
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
8
Arusha, Tanzania
— 6 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
9
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
— 4 nights
Fly:  10 h 30 min
10
Cape Town, South Africa
— 13 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
11
Maputo, Mozambique
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
12
Mozambique Island, Mozambique
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Bus:  22 h 30 min
13
Marrakech, Morocco
— 7 nights
Fly:  10 h
14
Cairo, Egypt
— 6 nights
Fly:  12 h 15 min
End: Kathmandu, Nepal

1
night
Hargeysa, Somalia

Hargeysa ©
A capital of the self-declared state of Somaliland, Hargeisa is the second-largest city in Somalia.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): pick up some local products at Central Market, thenhead outdoors with Laas Geel, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of MiG Jet.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Hargeysa trip itinerary builder.

Kathmandu, Nepal to Hargeysa is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Traveling from Kathmandu to Hargeysa, you'll gain 2.8 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Kathmandu in January, with highs in Hargeysa at 26°C and lows at 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Djibouti.

Things to do in Hargeysa

Shopping Outdoors Historic Sites
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Central Market ©
Central Market
Laas Geel ©
Laas Geel
MiG Jet ©
MiG Jet

1
night
Djibouti, Djibouti

Djibouti ©
Djibouti, the country's eponymous capital and largest city, houses over two thirds of the nation's population.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Assal.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Djibouti trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Hargeysa to Djibouti by car takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: fly. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Hargeysa in January; daily highs in Djibouti reach 33°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Mogadishu.

Things to do in Djibouti

Parks Nature
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Lake Assal ©
Lake Assal

3
nights
Mogadishu, Somalia

Mogadishu ©
Swim in the warm waters, stroll over white sand, or play volleyball and other sports on the beaches of Mogadishu, the White Pearl of the Indian Ocean.
Mogadishu is known for parks, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Shanghai Old City, learn more about the world around you at black Hawk Down crash site museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mogadishu Cathedral, and get in on the family fun at Sheikh Beaches.

For photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Mogadishu trip maker.

Getting from Djibouti to Mogadishu by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in January, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Nairobi.

Things to do in Mogadishu

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Mogadishu Cathedral ©
Mogadishu Cathedral
Shanghai Old City ©
Shanghai Old City
Union mosque ©
Union mosque

6
nights
Nairobi, Kenya

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.
Nairobi is known for parks, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Nairobi National Park, take a peaceful walk through Kereita Forest, tour the pleasant surroundings at David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, and examine the collection at Karen Blixen Museum.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Nairobi trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Mogadishu to Nairobi by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Mogadishu in January, expect Nairobi to be a bit cooler, temps between 30°C and 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Nairobi

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Mugie Ranch, Kereita Forest, Central Island National Park
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Off-Road Tours
Nairobi National Park ©
Nairobi National Park
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ©
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

4
nights
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

Maasai Mara National Reserve ©
Home to the Great Migration and Africa's exceptional wildlife, Maasai Mara is a must on a Kenya itinerary.
Spend the 14th (Thu) surrounded by wildlife at Mara Triangle. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Olare Orok Conservancy and tour the pleasant surroundings at Eluai Plain.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Maasai Mara National Reserve day trip planning website.

Getting from Nairobi to Maasai Mara National Reserve by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Nairobi in January, things will get little chillier in Maasai Mara National Reserve: highs are around 26°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Olare Orok Conservancy ©
Olare Orok Conservancy
Mara North Conservancy ©
Mara North Conservancy
Musiara Swamp ©
Musiara Swamp

2
nights
Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

Ngorongoro Conservation Area ©
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 17th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Ngorongoro Crater. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to The Engare Sero Footprint Site and then explore the striking landscape at Olduvai Gorge.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Ngorongoro Conservation Area route planner.

Getting from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Ngorongoro Conservation Area by car takes about 9 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Tarangire National Park.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Ngorongoro Crater ©
Ngorongoro Crater
Olduvai Gorge ©
Olduvai Gorge
The Engare Sero Footprint Site ©
The Engare Sero Footprint Site

1
night
Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

Tarangire National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Tarangire National Park.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Tarangire National Park attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Tarangire National Park takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in January, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Arusha.

Things to do in Tarangire National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Tarangire National Park ©
Tarangire National Park

6
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.
Take a break from Arusha with a short trip to Mt Meru in Arusha National Park, about 1h 40 min away. On the 25th (Mon), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's lots more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, see Off-Road Tours, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and get outside with Kili Dreamers.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Arusha itinerary planner.

You can drive from Tarangire National Park to Arusha in 3.5 hours. January in Arusha sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Dar es Salaam.

Things to do in Arusha

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Mt Meru, Masai Central Market
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Climbing Tours
Mt Meru ©
Mt Meru
Kayaking & Canoeing

4
nights
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Dar es Salaam ©
Founded in the mid-19th century, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania's largest city, lost the status of the official capital but remains the country's commercial and financial center.
Dar es Salaam is known for nature, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shree Sanatan Dharma Sabha temple, take in the exciting artwork at Chuma Art Workshop, don't miss a visit to PPF Tower, and stroll the grounds of Dar Es Salaam War Cemetery.

For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Dar es Salaam trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Arusha to Dar es Salaam takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Arusha in January, with highs in Dar es Salaam at 38°C and lows at 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Dar es Salaam

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife
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Mbudya Island ©
Mbudya Island
Dar Es Salaam War Cemetery ©
Dar Es Salaam War Cemetery
PPF Tower ©
PPF Tower

13
nights
Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town ©
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 plan includes some of its best attractions: visit Abseil Africa, don't miss a visit to Cape Town Stadium (Green Point Stadium), take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, and explore and take pictures at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Cape Town day trip tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Dar es Salaam to Cape Town. The time zone difference when traveling from Dar es Salaam to Cape Town is minus 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Dar es Salaam in January, with highs in Cape Town at 32°C and lows at 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Maputo.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Jan 29 — Feb 11:
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Abseil Africa ©
Abseil Africa
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

3
nights
Maputo, Mozambique

Maputo ©
Walking the broad, leafy avenues of Maputo, Mozambique's capital and bustling harbor city, you can discover numerous architectural gems and come to appreciate the area's Portuguese-influenced culture.
Maputo is known for shopping, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroquia Santo Antonio, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, steep yourself in history at Matola Raid Memorial, and step off the mainland to explore Inhaca Island.

For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Maputo attractions planner.

You can fly from Cape Town to Maputo in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cape Town in February, expect Maputo to be somewhat warmer, temps between 38°C and 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Mozambique Island.

Things to do in Maputo

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Matola Raid Memorial
Find places to stay Feb 11 — 14:
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Paroquia Santo Antonio ©
Paroquia Santo Antonio
Museu dos CFM ©
Museu dos CFM
Inhaca Island ©
Inhaca Island

2
nights
Mozambique Island, Mozambique

Mozambique Island ©
Once a capital of Portuguese East Africa, the World Heritage-listed Island of Mozambique today ranks among Mozambique's fastest-growing tourist destinations.
On the 15th (Mon), explore the world behind art at Governor's Palace Museum, thencontemplate the long history of Fortaleza de Sao Sebastiao, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sao Sebastiao Peninsula.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Mozambique Island trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Maputo to Mozambique Island takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In February, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Mozambique Island

Museums Parks Wildlife
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Governor's Palace Museum ©
Governor's Palace Museum
Fortaleza de Sao Sebastiao ©
Fortaleza de Sao Sebastiao
Sao Sebastiao Peninsula ©
Sao Sebastiao Peninsula

7
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: admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, admire the striking features of Palacio da Bahia, explore the different monuments and memorials at Saadian Tombs, and steep yourself in history at El Badi Palace.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Marrakech trip tool.

You can do a combination of car, flight, and bus from Mozambique Island to Marrakech in 25 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. The time zone difference moving from Central Africa Time to Western European Standard Time is minus 2 hours. In February, Marrakech is colder than Mozambique Island - with highs of 23°C and lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time for travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
Find places to stay Feb 16 — 23:
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Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Jemaa el-Fna
Jemaa el-Fna
Koutoubia Mosque ©
Koutoubia Mosque

6
nights
Cairo, Egypt

Cairo ©
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairo: Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx) and Step Pyramid of Djoser (in Saqqara). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Islamic Cairo, admire the striking features of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary), walk around Al-Azhar Park, and get a taste of the local shopping with Khan Al-Khalili.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Cairo journey planner.

You can fly from Marrakech to Cairo in 10.5 hours. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Marrakech to Cairo due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Marrakech in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Cairo, with lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Giza, Step Pyramid of Djoser
Find places to stay Feb 23 — Mar 1:
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Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx
Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Islamic Cairo ©
Islamic Cairo

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