26 days in Africa Itinerary

26 days in Africa Itinerary

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Nairobi, Kenya
— 3 nights
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Mombasa, Kenya
— 1 night
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Nungwi, Tanzania
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 2 nights
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Dodoma, Tanzania
— 1 night
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Harare, Zimbabwe
— 1 night
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 3 nights
Drive to Livingstone, Fly to Lusaka
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Lusaka, Zambia
— 1 night
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Kigali, Rwanda
— 1 night
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Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
— 1 night
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Lagos, Nigeria
— 1 night
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Accra, Ghana
— 1 night
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Kumasi, Ghana
— 1 night
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Monrovia, Liberia
— 1 night
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Banjul, Gambia
— 1 night
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Dakar, Senegal
— 1 night
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Nouakchott, Mauritania
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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 1st (Wed) exploring nature at Nairobi National Park. There's still lots to do: stroll through Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, browse the exhibits of Karen Blixen Museum, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Nairobi attractions planner.

Seoul, South Korea to Nairobi is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone changes from Korean Standard Time (KST) to East Africa Time (EAT), which is usually a -6 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Seoul in August; daily highs in Nairobi reach 27°C and lows reach 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to fly to Mombasa.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 3:

Mombasa, Kenya

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Mombasa trip planner.

You can fly from Nairobi to Mombasa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, Mombasa is a bit warmer than Nairobi - with highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can fly to Nungwi.

Things to do in Mombasa

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 4:
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Nungwi, Tanzania

— 2 nights
Renowned for its sandy coast lined with mangroves and palm trees, Nungwi offers visitors a variety of restaurants, bars, and accommodations.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Scubafish Dive Center Ltd. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): kick back and relax at Kendwa Beach and then stroll through Nungwi Beach.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Nungwi itinerary planner.

You can fly from Mombasa to Nungwi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. In September, daytime highs in Nungwi are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Nungwi

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 4 — 6:
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Zanzibar City, Tanzania

— 2 nights
Discover a myriad of attractions in Zanzibar City, like its World Heritage-listed historic core, charming beach villages, and the modern neighborhood of Ng'ambo.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): head off the coast to Prison Island - Changuu Private Island and then enjoy the sand and surf at Nakupenda Beach Nature Reserve. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Cheetah's Rock and then take in nature's colorful creations at Forodhani Gardens.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Zanzibar City trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Nungwi to Zanzibar City takes 1.5 hours. In September in Zanzibar City, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Dodoma.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 6 — 8:

Dodoma, Tanzania

— 1 night
Dodoma, officially Dodoma Urban District, is the national capital of Tanzania and the capital of Dodoma Region, with a population of 410,956.GeographyLocated at, in the centre of the country, the town is 453km west of the former capital at Dar es Salaam and 441km south of Arusha, the headquarters of the East African Community. To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Dodoma trip tool.

Fly from Zanzibar City to Dodoma in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Zanzibar City in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Dodoma, with lows of 19°C. You will leave for Harare on the 9th (Thu).

Things to do in Dodoma

Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 9:

Harare, Zimbabwe

— 1 night

Sunshine City

Regarded as the nation's leading commercial, financial, and communications center, Harare attracts tourists with its modern architecture mixed with British colonial influence and traditional African flair.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): stroll through Twala Trust Animal Sanctuary and then make a trip to Raintree Venue.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Harare holiday tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Dodoma to Harare. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dodoma to Harare. Traveling from Dodoma in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Harare, with lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Harare

Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 9 — 10:

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

— 3 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.
Victoria Falls is known for nature, adventure, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, stop by Cultural Vibes Music Shop, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and take in the views from Victoria Falls Bridge.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Victoria Falls trip itinerary planning tool.

Fly from Harare to Victoria Falls in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Harare in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Victoria Falls: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lusaka.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Parks · Tours · Nature · Adventure
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 13:

Lusaka, Zambia

— 1 night
Tourism in Lusaka, Zambia's commercial and government center, thrives mostly due to its central location and well-connected airport, making it a gateway for exploring the country's numerous nature reserves and national parks.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): get a taste of the local shopping with 37D Gallery and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of The Holy Cross Lusaka.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Lusaka trip itinerary planning website.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Victoria Falls to Lusaka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Kigali.

Things to do in Lusaka

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 14:

Kigali, Rwanda

— 1 night
A vacation in Kigali, Rwanda's capital city and economic hub, lets you experience the very heart of a landlocked country from a pleasant, safe, and organized base point.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): view the masterpieces at Ivuka Arts Studio, then shop like a local with Niyo Arts Gallery, then see the interesting displays at Kigali Genocide Memorial, and finally shop like a local with Inema Arts Centre.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Kigali trip builder app.

Traveling by flight from Lusaka to Kigali takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In September, daytime highs in Kigali are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Kinshasa.

Things to do in Kigali

Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 15:

Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

— 1 night
In a city bubbling with life, a Kinshasa vacation offers a non-stop immersion into African culture and history.
On the 16th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Lola ya Bonobo.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Kinshasa vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Kigali to Kinshasa by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Africa Time (CAT) to West Africa Standard Time (WAT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Kinshasa when traveling from Kigali in September, with lows around 25°C. On the 16th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Lagos.

Things to do in Kinshasa

Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 16:
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Lagos, Nigeria

— 1 night
Protected from the Atlantic by sand spits and barrier islands, Lagos quickly grew into a mega city due to its location, and currently operates one of the continent's largest and busiest ports.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): admire all the interesting features of Freedom Park Lagos, look for all kinds of wild species at Lekki Conservation Centre, and then relax and rejuvenate at Jane’s Haven Beauty Spa.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Lagos vacation builder app.

Getting from Kinshasa to Lagos by combination of flight and bus takes about 10 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Lagos are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Accra.

Things to do in Lagos

Parks · Spas · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 16 — 17:

Accra, Ghana

— 1 night
On a tour of Accra, you can experience the vivacious and dynamic atmosphere of Ghana's sprawling capital city, a commercial and tourist hub of the region.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): pause for some photo ops at Nii Tackie Tawiah III Statue, pause for some photo ops at Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park, steep yourself in history at Black Star Gate, then stop by Trashy Bags, and finally get some fabulous bargains at Trashy Bags.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Accra trip builder tool.

Fly from Lagos to Accra in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from West Africa Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Kumasi.

Things to do in Accra

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 18:

Kumasi, Ghana

— 1 night

Ghana's Garden City

A bustling center of trade and culture, Kumasi remains among Ghana's liveliest and most significant urban centers.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kumasi trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Accra to Kumasi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Kumasi sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Monrovia.

Things to do in Kumasi

Tours
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 19:
Highlights from your trip

Monrovia, Liberia

— 1 night
The capital of Liberia and its most populous city, Monrovia lies on the Atlantic Coast of Cape Mesurado.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sacred Heart Cathedral, then steep yourself in history at Providence Island, then browse the exhibits of Liberian National Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Centennial Pavilion.

To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Monrovia trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Kumasi to Monrovia takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can fly to Banjul.

Things to do in Monrovia

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 20:

Banjul, Gambia

— 1 night
Banjul, officially the City of Banjul and formerly known as Bathurst, is the capital of The Gambia and is in a division of the same name. On the 21st (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Abuko Nature Reserve, tour the pleasant surroundings at Katchikally Crocodile Pool, and then explore and take pictures at Arch 22.

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Fly from Monrovia to Banjul in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Monrovia in September: highs in Banjul hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Dakar.

Things to do in Banjul

Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 20 — 21:

Dakar, Senegal

— 1 night
Situated on the western edge of mainland Africa, the crowded and dynamic city of Dakar offers visitors booming shopping, dining, and entertainment scenes.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): appreciate the history behind Le Monument de la Renaissance Africaine and then find something for the whole family at Accrobaobab Adventure.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Dakar holiday builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Banjul to Dakar takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Dakar can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to fly to Nouakchott.

Things to do in Dakar

Theme Parks
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 22:

Nouakchott, Mauritania

— 2 nights
Nouakchott, which means "place of the winds" in Berber language, serves as the capital and largest city of Mauritania, and one of the largest cities in the Sahara.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): take in the waterfront at Port de Peche, browse the range of quality goods at Marche Turc, then pick up some local products at Galerie Zeinart, and finally stroll through Plage de Nouakchott.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Nouakchott trip planner.

You can fly from Dakar to Nouakchott in 4.5 hours. Another option is to drive. When traveling from Dakar in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Nouakchott, with highs around 41°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nouakchott

Shopping · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 24:

Zanzibar Island travel guide

3.7
Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling · Islands
Unguja
Experience the bustling Zanzibar Island, the financial and economical metropolis of the Zanzibar Archipelago. Most tours of Zanzibar Island start in Zanzibar Town, where centuries of history are on display in Persian bathhouses, street coffee vendors, and the world's last open slave market in Stone Town, the historical center. Beyond that, attractions on Zanzibar Island include numerous archaeological sites dotted across the area.

Rwanda travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Nature & Parks · Art Galleries
Land of a Thousand Hills
Tourism in Rwanda experienced a serious boost in the recent years largely thanks to the country's large population of mountain gorillas. One of only two nations in which the enigmatic, critically endangered gorillas can be tracked, Rwanda appeals to adventurous travelers interested in hiking the hills and equatorial jungles inhabited by the endemic species. The people of Rwanda remain positive about their future, and the political stability that has taken hold since the horrors of the 1994 genocide allows a growing number of international tourists to share in the optimism.