46 days in Africa Itinerary

46 days in Africa Itinerary

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1
Mombasa, Kenya
— 6 nights
2
Beira, Mozambique
— 1 night
3
Mutare, Zimbabwe
— 5 nights
4
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 7 nights
5
Etosha National Park, Namibia
— 2 nights
6
Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia
— 5 nights
7
Cape Town, South Africa
— 17 nights

6
nights
Mombasa, Kenya

Mombasa ©
Mombasa rests on the exotic shores of the Indian Ocean and serves as a globally popular vacation destination thanks to its classy hotels and friendly and relaxed atmosphere.
Attractions like Diani Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling make great kid-friendly stops. When in Mombasa, make a side trip to see Baharini Plaza in Diani Beach, approximately Diani Beach away. Spend the 28th (Tue) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Spend the 1st (Sat) exploring nature at Mombasa Marine National Park. There's lots more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, stop by Imani Collective, get engrossed in the history at Fort Jesus Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Shree Cutch Satsang Swaminarayan Temple.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Mombasa trip planner.

London, UK to Mombasa is an approximately 14-hour flight. Traveling from London to Mombasa, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from London in July, with highs in Mombasa at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Beira.

Things to do in Mombasa

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Diani Beach, Gazi Mangrove Boardwalk
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Diani Beach ©
Diani Beach
Safaris
Haller Park ©
Haller Park

1
night
Beira, Mozambique

Beira ©
Beira is the third largest city in Mozambique. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Beira Cathedral and then visit a coastal fixture at Macuti Lighthouse and Shipwreck.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Beira online trip maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mombasa to Beira. Traveling from Mombasa to Beira, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in Beira can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. On the 3rd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Mutare.

Things to do in Beira

Historic Sites
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Macuti Lighthouse and Shipwreck ©
Macuti Lighthouse and Shipwreck
Beira Cathedral ©
Beira Cathedral

5
nights
Mutare, Zimbabwe

Mutare ©
Zimbabwe's third-largest city, Mutare is surrounded by hills and allows you to experience a relaxed rural-type atmosphere.
Change things up with these side-trips from Mutare: Chimanimani (Chimanimani Mountains National Park & Bridal Veil Falls) and Nyanga (Inyangombe Falls & Mount Nyangani). Next up on the itinerary: play a few rounds at Leopard Rock Golf and Country Club and try to win big at Leopard Rock Casino.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Mutare itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Beira to Mutare takes 5 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Beira in August: high temperatures in Mutare hover around °C and lows are around °C. On the 8th (Sat), you're off to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Mutare

Nature Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Chimanimani, Nyanga
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Chimanimani Mountains National Park ©
Chimanimani Mountains National Park
Bridal Veil Falls ©
Bridal Veil Falls
Mount Nyangani ©
Mount Nyangani

7
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.
Family-friendly places like Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park and Victoria Falls Snake Park will thrill your kids. Step out of Victoria Falls to go to Hwange and see Painted Dog Conservation, which is approximately 1h 40 min away. And it doesn't end there: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, push the limits with an extreme tour, look for gifts at Cultural Vibes Music Shop, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Victoria Falls trip planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Mutare to Victoria Falls in 12 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, and bus. When traveling from Mutare in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Victoria Falls, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Etosha National Park.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Painted Dog Conservation
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Safaris
Victoria Falls Snake Park ©
Victoria Falls Snake Park
Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park ©

2
nights
Etosha National Park, Namibia

Etosha National Park ©
For nature lovers, a trip to Etosha National Park seems like a dream: the vast salt desert houses hundreds of animal species, which roam the arid lands and gather near the many waterholes.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): stroll through Etosha and then make a trip to Okaukuejo waterhole.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Etosha National Park trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Victoria Falls to Etosha National Park with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Victoria Falls to Etosha National Park. You'll set off for Namib-Naukluft Park on the 17th (Mon).

Things to do in Etosha National Park

Wildlife Parks
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Etosha ©
Etosha

5
nights
Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia

Namib-Naukluft Park ©
One of the world's largest nature and game reserves, the vast Namib-Naukluft Park boasts sweeping desert and mountain landscapes, a diverse range of animal life, and the surreal Sossusvlei, a scenic saltpan sprinkled with towering red sand dunes and petrified acacia trees.
Explore Namib-Naukluft Park's surroundings by going to Gobabeb (Dorob National Park & Gobabeb Desert Research Station) and Tropic of Capricorn Sign (in Solitaire). There's much more to do: admire nature's extreme beauty at Big Daddy Dune, take a memorable drive along Kuiseb Pass, and explore the striking landscape at Elim Dunes.

Planning Namib-Naukluft Park trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car from Etosha National Park to Namib-Naukluft Park in 10 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and car. August in Namib-Naukluft Park sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Namib-Naukluft Park

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Gobabeb, Kuiseb Pass, Tropic of Capricorn Sign
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Big Daddy Dune ©
Big Daddy Dune
Kuiseb Pass ©
Kuiseb Pass
Dorob National Park ©
Dorob National Park

17
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.
Bring the kids along to Cape Point and Boulders Beach Penguin Colony. Take a break from Cape Town with a short trip to Wine Tours & Tastings in Stellenbosch, about 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, see the interesting displays at District Six Museum, take in the awesome beauty at Signal Hill, and take a stroll through Bo-kaap.

To find maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Cape Town attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Namib-Naukluft Park to Cape Town takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Namib-Naukluft Park to Cape Town is 1 hour. When traveling from Namib-Naukluft Park in August, plan for slightly colder days in Cape Town, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. On the 8th (Tue), you're off to home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Wine Tours & Tastings
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden

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