30 days in Africa Itinerary

30 days in Africa Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Lusaka, Zambia
— 2 nights
2
Arusha, Tanzania
— 9 nights
3
Kigali, Rwanda
— 5 nights
4
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
— 2 nights
5
Nairobi, Kenya
— 2 nights
6
Kampala, Uganda
— 3 nights
7
Cairo, Egypt
— 4 nights

2
nights
Lusaka, Zambia

Lusaka ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): look for gifts at Kabwata Cultural Village, get outside with The Lilayi Elephant Nursery, and then browse the different shops at Eastpark Mall. On the 18th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Zambia National Museum and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lower Zambezi National Park.

To find where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Lusaka trip maker tool.

Manama, Bahrain to Lusaka is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time to Central Africa Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Arusha.

Things to do in Lusaka

Nature Parks Shopping
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Lower Zambezi National Park ©
Lower Zambezi National Park
The Lilayi Elephant Nursery ©
The Lilayi Elephant Nursery
Eastpark Mall ©
Eastpark Mall

9
nights
Arusha, Tanzania

Nestled in the verdant foothills of Mount Meru, Arusha remains the primary gateway and jump-off point for safaris into several national parks.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Arusha: Moshi (Safaris & Kikuletwa Hotsprings) and Mt Meru (in Arusha National Park). There's much more to do: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Arusha online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Lusaka to Arusha takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lusaka to Arusha due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Arusha can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kigali.

Things to do in Arusha

Tours Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Moshi, Mt Meru, Masai Central Market
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Photography Tours
Climbing Tours
Nature & Wildlife Tours

5
nights
Kigali, Rwanda

Kigali ©
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.
Spend the 29th (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Kigali Genocide Memorial, look for gifts at Azizi Life Boutique, learn about all things military at Campaign Against Genocide Museum, and view the masterpieces at Inema Arts Centre.

To find out how to plan a trip to Kigali, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Arusha to Kigali in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from Arusha to Kigali, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Arusha, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Kigali, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Kigali

Museums Wildlife Outdoors
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Niyo Arts Gallery ©
Niyo Arts Gallery
Kigali Genocide Memorial ©
Kigali Genocide Memorial
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
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.
On the 3rd (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Musiara Swamp and then identify plant and animal life at Olare Orok Conservancy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Mara Triangle.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Maasai Mara National Reserve trip itinerary tool.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Kigali to Maasai Mara National Reserve in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kigali to Maasai Mara National Reserve due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Nairobi.

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
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.
Nairobi is known for parks, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nairobi National Park, look for gifts at Ocean Sole (Flip the Flop), and see the interesting displays at Karen Blixen Museum.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Nairobi trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Nairobi in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August in Nairobi, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kampala.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife Parks Nature
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David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ©
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
Nairobi National Park ©
Nairobi National Park
Giraffe Centre ©
Giraffe Centre

3
nights
Kampala, Uganda

Kampala enjoys the reputation of a modern city with a buzzing atmosphere--it also serves as a good base point for exploring the surrounding area.
On the 7th (Fri), look for gifts at Kampala Fair. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the resident critters at Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Centre, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Gaddafi National Mosque, and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kampala trip planner.

Getting from Nairobi to Kampala by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Nairobi in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Kampala, with lows of °C. On the 10th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Kampala

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Centre, Source of the Nile Museum
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Safaris
Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Centre ©
Gaddafi National Mosque ©
Gaddafi National Mosque

4
nights
Cairo, Egypt

Cairo ©
More than 20 million people call Cairo their home and, as soon as you set foot in the sprawling metropolis, it's evident they make it crowded and chaotic, but also exuberant and charming.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairo: Giza (Great Sphinx & Pyramids of Giza). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, walk around Al-Azhar Park, get a tailor-made plan with Private Tours, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Cairo trip builder tool.

You can fly from Kampala to Cairo in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kampala to Cairo. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Kampala in August; daily highs in Cairo reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Tours Shopping

Side Trip

Giza
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities ©
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx

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