15 days in Africa Itinerary

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Cape Town, South Africa
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Kruger National Park, South Africa
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Kigali, Rwanda
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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 some cultural insight at District Six Museum and Bo-kaap. There's lots more to do: stroll through Cape Point, go for a walk through Maclear's Beacon, awaken your taste buds at African Story Wine Tours, and learn about winemaking at Klein Constantia.

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Cape Town online tour itinerary 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 to South Africa Standard Time is 7 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Washington DC in August, with highs in Cape Town at 65°F and lows at 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can 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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park.

For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Kruger National Park trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Cape Town to Kruger National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cape Town in August, you will find days in Kruger National Park are somewhat warmer (77°F), and nights are about the same (51°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can 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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, then see the interesting displays at Lindfield Victorian House Museum, then examine the collection 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 brush up on your military savvy at South African National Museum of Military History.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Johannesburg online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Kruger National Park to Johannesburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Johannesburg when traveling from Kruger National Park in August, with lows around 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can catch the flight 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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): view the masterpieces at Talking Through Art, expand your horizons at Kigali Center for Photography, then view the masterpieces 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 find maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kigali trip planner.

You can fly from Johannesburg to Kigali in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Johannesburg in August, expect Kigali to be somewhat warmer, temps between 82°F and 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough 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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): look for gifts at Penny Winter Botique, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, then stroll through Giraffe Centre, then examine the collection at Karen Blixen Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at Karen Village. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Nairobi National Museum and then see Off-Road Tours.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Nairobi sightseeing website.

Getting from Kigali to Nairobi by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kigali to Nairobi due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Kigali in August; daily highs in Nairobi reach 74°F and lows reach 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow 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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Great Sphinx, contemplate the long history of Pyramids of Giza, and then steep yourself in history at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids. On the 2nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Bent Pyramid.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Giza trip planner.

You can fly from Nairobi to Giza in 8 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference moving from East Africa Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In August, Giza is warmer than Nairobi - with highs of 96°F and lows of 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time for the flight 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), steep yourself in history at El Badi Palace, steep yourself in history at Palacio da Bahia, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koutoubia Mosque, then make a trip to Jemaa el-Fnaa, and finally admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle. On the next day, admire the landmark architecture of Medersa Ben Youssef, then get to know the fascinating history of Menara Gardens and Pavilion, and then stroll the grounds of Saadian Tombs.

To see maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Marrakech road trip planner.

Getting from Giza to Marrakech by flight takes about 10 hours. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Giza to Marrakech due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Giza in September, Marrakech is a bit cooler at night with lows of 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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