15 days in Africa Itinerary

15 days in Africa Itinerary

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Cape Town, South Africa
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Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 1 night
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Johannesburg, South Africa
— 2 nights
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Kigali, Rwanda
— 1 night
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Nairobi, Kenya
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Giza, Egypt
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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at District Six Museum and Robben Island Museum. There's much more to do: get great views at Cape Point, step into the grandiose world of Castle of Good Hope, admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, and do a tasting at Klein Constantia.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Cape Town trip planner.

Washington DC, USA to Cape Town is an approximately 21-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to South Africa Standard Time (SAST) is 7 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in August; daily highs in Cape Town reach 65°F and lows reach 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to fly to Kruger National Park.
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Kruger National Park, South Africa — 1 night

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.
On the 26th (Wed), stroll through Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Kruger National Park travel route planner.

You can fly from Cape Town to Kruger National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cape Town in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Kruger National Park: temperatures range from 77°F by day to 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to fly to Johannesburg.
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Johannesburg, South Africa — 2 nights

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 27th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, then examine the collection at Lindfield Victorian House Museum, then see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, and finally take a stroll through Maboneng Precinct. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Mandela House and then learn about all things military at South African National Museum of Military History.

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You can fly from Kruger National Park to Johannesburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Kruger National Park in August since evenings lows in Johannesburg dip to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to fly to Kigali.
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Kigali, Rwanda — 1 night

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.
On the 29th (Sat), stop by Talking Through Art, expand your horizons at Kigali Center for Photography, take in the exciting artwork at Niyo Arts Gallery, then examine the collection at Kigali Genocide Memorial, and finally get engrossed in the history at Campaign Against Genocide Museum.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kigali trip planner.

Getting from Johannesburg to Kigali by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, Kigali is a bit warmer than Johannesburg - with highs of 82°F and lows of 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Nairobi.
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Nairobi, Kenya — 2 nights

Green City in the Sun

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.
On the 30th (Sun), look for gifts at Penny Winter Botique, stroll through Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, then stroll through Giraffe Centre, then see the interesting displays at Karen Blixen Museum, and finally explore the galleries of Karen Village. Here are some ideas for day two: see Off-Road Tours and then see the interesting displays at Nairobi National Museum.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Nairobi itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Kigali to Nairobi in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kigali to Nairobi, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Kigali in August: high temperatures in Nairobi hover around 74°F and lows are around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Giza.
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Giza, Egypt — 2 nights

Situated on the Nile riverfront, the city of Giza remains best known for its pyramid complex.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Great Sphinx, then delve into the distant past at Pyramids of Giza, and then explore the ancient world of Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids. On your second day here, explore the ancient world of Bent Pyramid.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Giza trip tool.

You can fly from Nairobi to Giza in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from East Africa Time (EAT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Nairobi in August, expect Giza to be much hotter, temps between 96°F and 78°F. On the 2nd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Marrakech.
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Marrakech, Morocco — 2 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.
On the 3rd (Thu), contemplate the long history of El Badi Palace, steep yourself in history at Palacio da Bahia, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Koutoubia Mosque, then hunt for treasures at Jemaa el-Fnaa, and finally admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Medersa Ben Youssef, take in nature's colorful creations at Menara Gardens and Pavilion, and then admire the landmark architecture of Saadian Tombs.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Marrakech online visit planner.

You can fly from Giza to Marrakech in 10 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Giza to Marrakech. Expect little chillier evenings in Marrakech when traveling from Giza in September, with lows around 65°F. On the 4th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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