16 days in Africa Itinerary

16 days in Africa Itinerary

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16 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Saint Louis, United States
Fly:  23​h
1
Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Paje, Tanzania
— 1 night
+2
Taxi + Fly + Taxi:  3​h 15​min
3
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 30​min
4
Mount Kenya National Park, Kenya
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  10​h 30​min
5
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 2 nights
+3
Drive + Bus + Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Ngamiland East, Botswana
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
7
Cape Town, South Africa
— 3 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Saint Louis, United States

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral, then stop by Aromas of Zanzibar, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah's Rock. Here are some ideas for day two: head off the coast to Prison Island - Changuu Private Island and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Zanzibar City trip maker .

Saint Louis, USA to Zanzibar City is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Saint Louis to Zanzibar City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Saint Louis in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 71°F in Zanzibar City. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Paje.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trips

Cheetah's Rock, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock
Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral ©
Aromas of Zanzibar ©
Aromas of Zanzibar

1
night
Paje, Tanzania

Located on the island of Unguja, the quaint village of Paje lies on a shallow sandy lagoon, which attracts swarms of kitesurfing enthusiasts and marine life lovers.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Paje Beach and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Paje trip builder .

You can drive from Zanzibar City to Paje in 1.5 hours. September in Paje sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 71°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Paje

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Paje Beach ©
Paje Beach

1
night
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Serengeti National Park ©
Few adventures in the world invoke such vivid natural imagery as a trip to Serengeti National Park, a World Heritage Site known for its diverse animal life and memorable scenery.
On the 15th (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seronera and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Retima Hippo Pool.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Serengeti National Park trip itinerary maker site .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Paje to Serengeti National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi. In September, Serengeti National Park is colder than Paje - with highs of 59°F and lows of 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Mount Kenya National Park.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Retima Hippo Pool ©
Retima Hippo Pool
Seronera ©
Seronera

2
nights
Mount Kenya National Park, Kenya

Mount Kenya National Park ©
On the 17th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Kenya and then take in the dramatic natural features at Lewis Glacier.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Mount Kenya National Park visit planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Serengeti National Park to Mount Kenya National Park. In September, Mount Kenya National Park is somewhat warmer than Serengeti National Park - with highs of 78°F and lows of 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Mount Kenya National Park

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Lewis Glacier
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Mount Kenya ©
Mount Kenya
Lewis Glacier
Lewis Glacier

2
nights
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Safaris and Helicopter Tours. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, meet the residents at Victoria Falls Snake Park, take in the views from Victoria Falls Bridge, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To see photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Victoria Falls driving holiday planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mount Kenya National Park to Victoria Falls. The time zone difference moving from Eastern African Time to Central African Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Mount Kenya National Park in September, expect Victoria Falls to be a bit warmer, temps between 90°F and 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Ngamiland East.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Safaris
Walking tours
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Ngamiland East, Botswana

Ngamiland East ©
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): stroll through NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Ngamiland East day trip planner .

Getting from Victoria Falls to Ngamiland East by combination of car, bus, and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daytime highs in Ngamiland East are 92°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Ngamiland East

Wildlife Parks
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3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Platteklip Gorge and Chapman's Peak Drive. Step out of Cape Town to go to Paarl and see Paarl Mountain Nature Reserve, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. And it doesn't end there: take some stellar pictures from Cape Point, take a leisurely stroll along Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, and enjoy the sand and surf at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Cape Town trip itinerary builder tool .

You can fly from Ngamiland East to Cape Town in 6.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Ngamiland East, expect cooler days and little chillier nights in Cape Town, ranging from highs of 68°F to lows of 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Paarl Mountain Nature Reserve, Chapman's Peak Drive
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Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Cape Point ©
Cape Point

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