16 days in Africa Itinerary

16 days in Africa Itinerary

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16 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg, South Africa
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Ngamiland East, Botswana
— 1 night
Fly:  21​h 15​min
2
Marrakech, Morocco
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Fes, Morocco
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
4
Nairobi, Kenya
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
5
Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Johannesburg, South Africa

1
night
Ngamiland East, Botswana

Ngamiland East ©
To find reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Ngamiland East journey builder tool .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Ngamiland East is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Johannesburg in December; daily highs in Ngamiland East reach 39°C and lows reach 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Ngamiland East

Wildlife Parks
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4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Balloon Rides. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, gain insight at Medersa Ben Youssef, admire the landmark architecture of Palacio da Bahia, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Menara Gardens and Pavilion.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Marrakech trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by flight from Ngamiland East to Marrakech takes 21.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Ngamiland East to Marrakech. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Ngamiland East in December: high temperatures in Marrakech hover around 24°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Fes.

Things to do in Marrakech

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
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Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Walking tours

2
nights
Fes, Morocco

Morocco's former capital, Fes enchants visitors with its walled medina, a labyrinthine web of pedestrian-only streets and a World Heritage Site.
On the 2nd (Thu), see the interesting displays at Museo Nejjarine and then wander the streets of Medina of Fez. Keep things going the next day: get lost in a book at Medina Children's Library, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then hunt for treasures at La Petite Maison Berbere.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Fes day trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Marrakech to Fes takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In January, daily temperatures in Fes can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Nairobi.

Things to do in Fes

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Medina of Fez ©
Medina of Fez
Museo Nejjarine ©
Museo Nejjarine

3
nights
Nairobi, Kenya

Nairobi ©
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Safaris and GP Karting. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, browse the exhibits of Fundii Centre for the Arts, admire the landmark architecture of African Heritage House, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nairobi National Park.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Nairobi trip builder app .

Traveling by flight from Fes to Nairobi takes 16.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Fes to Nairobi. Traveling from Fes in January, you will find days in Nairobi are somewhat warmer (30°C), and nights are much warmer (19°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife Parks Tours
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Nairobi National Park ©
Nairobi National Park
Safaris
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ©
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

3
nights
Zanzibar City, Tanzania

Zanzibar City ©
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nungwi Beach and Paje Beach. When in Zanzibar City, make a side trip to see Scuba & Snorkeling in Nungwi, approximately 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, have fun at Creative Solutions Center, and look for gifts at Aromas of Zanzibar.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Zanzibar City travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Nairobi to Zanzibar City takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Nairobi in January, with highs in Zanzibar City at 38°C and lows at 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Nungwi, Creative Solutions Center, Paje Beach
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Nungwi Beach ©
Nungwi Beach
Paje Beach ©
Paje Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

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