22 days in Africa Itinerary

22 days in Africa Itinerary

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22 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  19​h 15​min
1
Nairobi, Kenya
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 15​min
4
Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Nungwi, Tanzania
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + Drive:  8​h
6
Mozambique Island, Mozambique
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  9​h
7
Gaborone, Botswana
— 2 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Sydney, Australia

4
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.
Get some historical perspective at Karen Blixen Coffee Garden and Cottages and All Saints Cathedral. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Karen Blixen Museum and Shri Swaminarayan Mandir. Next up on the itinerary: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, admire the masterpieces at Nairobi Gallery, stroll through David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, and examine the collection at Nairobi National Museum.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Nairobi journey planning app .

Sydney, Australia to Nairobi is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Eastern African Time (EAT) is minus 7 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in June; daily highs in Nairobi reach 26°C and lows reach 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife Museums Parks
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Nairobi National Park ©
Nairobi National Park
Giraffe Centre ©
Giraffe Centre
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 6th (Sun) surrounded by wildlife at Mara Triangle. Spend the 8th (Tue) surrounded by wildlife at Olare Orok Conservancy. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Ol Kinyei Conservancy, tour the pleasant surroundings at Musiara Swamp, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

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Getting from Nairobi to Maasai Mara National Reserve by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

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

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): soar above the sights with a balloon tour and then take in the dramatic natural features at Oldupai Gorge. On your second day here, stroll through Retima Hippo Pool and then explore the striking landscape of Serengeti National Park.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Serengeti National Park journey planner.

Traveling by car from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Serengeti National Park takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Oldupai Gorge
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Oldupai Gorge ©
Oldupai Gorge
Retima Hippo Pool ©
Retima Hippo Pool

4
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.
House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib) and The Old Fort (Ngome Kongwe) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Hamamni Persian Baths and Christ Church Cathedral. Take a break from Zanzibar City with a short trip to Paje Beach in Paje, about 1h 05 min away. There's lots more to do: stroll through Cheetah's Rock, look for gifts at Mwanzo Mpya, take in nature's colorful creations at Forodhani Park, and pause for some serene contemplation at Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Zanzibar City route planner .

Traveling by flight from Serengeti National Park to Zanzibar City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight. June in Zanzibar City sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Nungwi.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Zanzibar Island, Paje Beach
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Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock
Paje Beach ©
Paje Beach
Hamamni Persian Baths ©
Hamamni Persian Baths

2
nights
Nungwi, Tanzania

Nungwi ©
Renowned for its sandy coast lined with mangroves and palm trees, Nungwi offers visitors a variety of restaurants, bars, and accommodations.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then enjoy the sand and surf at Nungwi Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Thu): Head underground at Tazari Caves and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kendwa Beach.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Nungwi road trip website .

Getting from Zanzibar City to Nungwi by car takes about 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mozambique Island.

Things to do in Nungwi

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Kendwa Beach
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Nungwi Beach ©
Nungwi Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Kendwa Beach ©
Kendwa Beach

1
night
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 18th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Governor's Palace Museum and then steep yourself in history at Fortaleza de Sao Sebastiao.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Mozambique Island online route maker .

Getting from Nungwi to Mozambique Island by combination of taxi, flight, and car takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, flight, and car. The time zone changes from Eastern African Time (EAT) to Central African Time (CAT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Nungwi in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Mozambique Island, with lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Gaborone.

Things to do in Mozambique Island

Museums Historic Sites
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Governor's Palace Museum ©
Governor's Palace Museum
Fortaleza de Sao Sebastiao ©
Fortaleza de Sao Sebastiao

2
nights
Gaborone, Botswana

Gaborone ©
Planned as the capital after Botswana gained independence in the 1960s, Gaborone quickly transformed into a bustling city and the country's commercial center.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): stop by Botswanacraft, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Gaborone (Krishna Balaram Palace), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Gaborone. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Khwai Concession, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Balaji Temple.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Gaborone visit planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Mozambique Island to Gaborone takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Mozambique Island in June, you will find days in Gaborone are colder (20°C), and nights are little chillier (16°C). You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Gaborone

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Khwai Concession
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ISKCON Gaborone ©
ISKCON Gaborone
Trinity Church ©
Trinity Church
Christ the King Cathedral ©
Christ the King Cathedral

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