21 days in Africa Itinerary

21 days in Africa Itinerary

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Cape Town, South Africa
— 3 nights
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Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 3 nights
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Nelspruit, South Africa
— 1 night
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Johannesburg, South Africa
— 1 night
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 4 nights
Fly to Nairobi, Drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area
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Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
— 1 night
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Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania
— 3 nights
Drive to Kilimanjaro International Airport, Fly to Marrakech
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Marrakech, Morocco
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Cape Town, South Africa

— 3 nights

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Animal Ocean Seal Snorkeling as well as Table Mountain National Park. And it doesn't end there: take some stellar pictures from Cape Point, enjoy the sand and surf at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, hike along Platteklip Gorge, and get engrossed in the history at Cape Town Holocaust & Genocide Centre.

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Cape Town trip itinerary website.

Detroit, USA to Cape Town is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Detroit to Cape Town. Traveling from Detroit in July, expect nights in Cape Town to be much colder, around 45°F, while days are slightly colder, around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can fly to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 27:

Kruger National Park, South Africa

— 3 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park as well as Safaris. Explore Kruger National Park's surroundings by going to Safaris (in Phalaborwa) and Hoedspruit (Siyafunda Conservation, Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre, &more). There's more to do: hike along Sweni Wilderness Trail and tour the pleasant surroundings at Olifants Wilderness Trail.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kruger National Park driving holiday planner.

Getting from Cape Town to Kruger National Park by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cape Town in July, expect nights in Kruger National Park to be about the same, around 48°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Nelspruit.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 27 — 30:

Nelspruit, South Africa

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sun): Head underground at Sudwala Caves, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary, and then admire the natural beauty at Lowveld National Botanical Garden.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Nelspruit travel route builder.

Fly from Kruger National Park to Nelspruit in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Nelspruit, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to fly to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Nelspruit

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 30 — 31:

Johannesburg, South Africa

— 1 night

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.
On the 1st (Mon), take an in-depth tour of Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct and then examine the collection at Apartheid Museum.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Johannesburg online driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Nelspruit to Johannesburg in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Johannesburg when traveling from Nelspruit in July, with lows around 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 1:

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

— 4 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: admire the sheer force of Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, look for gifts at Cultural Vibes Music Shop, push the limits with an extreme tour, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Victoria Falls driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Johannesburg in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Victoria Falls: highs are around 83°F and lows about 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 5:

Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

— 1 night
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.
On the 6th (Sat), explore the striking landscape at Ngorongoro Crater.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Ngorongoro Conservation Area trip maker app.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Victoria Falls to Ngorongoro Conservation Area takes 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Kilimanjaro National Park.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 6:
Highlights from your trip

Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania

— 3 nights
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. On the next day, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Kilimanjaro.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Kilimanjaro National Park itinerary site.

You can fly from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Kilimanjaro National Park in 5.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Kilimanjaro National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 9:

Marrakech, Morocco

— 3 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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): admire the striking features of Saadian Tombs, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koutoubia Mosque, then explore and take pictures at Jemaa el-Fna, and finally don't miss a visit to Koubba Almoravid. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Palacio da Bahia, then admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, and then get to know the fascinating history of Menara Gardens and Pavilion.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Marrakech online trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kilimanjaro National Park to Marrakech. The time zone difference when traveling from Kilimanjaro National Park to Marrakech is minus 3 hours. In August in Marrakech, expect temperatures between 100°F during the day and 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 12: