56 days in Africa Itinerary

56 days in Africa Itinerary

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Fly to Sohag, Taxi to Luxor
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Luxor, Egypt
— 3 nights
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Cairo, Egypt
— 5 nights
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Marrakech, Morocco
— 5 nights
Fly to Kisumu, Drive to Maasai Mara National Reserve
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Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
— 4 nights
Drive
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Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
— 1 night
Drive to Nairobi, Fly to Victoria Falls
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 4 nights
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Cape Town, South Africa
— 5 nights
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Nelspruit, South Africa
— 4 nights
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Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 6 nights
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Johannesburg, South Africa
— 5 nights
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Saint-Leu, Reunion Island
— 4 nights
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Praslin Island, Seychelles
— 4 nights
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Luxor, Egypt — 3 nights

A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Step out of Luxor to go to Dendera and see Dendera Temple Complex, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Temple of Karnak, get advice or help at ACE - Animal Care in Egypt, stroll the grounds of Valley of the Kings, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Luxor Temple.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Luxor trip planner.

New Delhi, India to Luxor is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also fly. You'll gain 3.5 hours traveling from New Delhi to Luxor due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Delhi in August, you will find days in Luxor are somewhat warmer (49°C), and nights are about the same (32°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Cairo.
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Cairo, Egypt — 5 nights

City of a Thousand Minarets

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairo: Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx) and Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids (in Saqqara). Spend the 10th (Sat) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary), stroll around Al-Azhar Park, and contemplate the long history of Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairo online trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Luxor to Cairo in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Luxor in August: highs in Cairo hover around 41°C, while lows dip to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Marrakech.
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Marrakech, Morocco — 5 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.
Step out of Marrakech with an excursion to Le Paradis du Safran in Ourika--about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, steep yourself in history at El Badi Palace, browse the eclectic array of goods at Jemaa el-Fnaa, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Menara Gardens and Pavilion.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Marrakech holiday planner.

Getting from Cairo to Marrakech by flight takes about 10 hours. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Western European Standard Time (WET) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Cairo in August, expect little chillier with lows of 25°C in Marrakech. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Maasai Mara National Reserve.
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Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya — 4 nights

Home to the Great Migration and Africa's exceptional wildlife, Maasai Mara is a must on a Kenya itinerary.
Spend the 18th (Sun) surrounded by wildlife at Mara Triangle. Spend the 20th (Tue) surrounded by wildlife at Olare Orok Conservancy. There's more to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and get interesting insight from Tours.

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You can do a combination of flight and car from Marrakech to Maasai Mara National Reserve in 26.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and car; or do a combination of flight, bus, and car. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time (WET) to East Africa Time (EAT) is 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
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Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania — 1 night

You can discover Tanzania's varied plant and animal life on a tour of Ngorongoro Conservation Area, a World Heritage Site known for its massive volcanic caldera.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Ngorongoro Crater.

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You can drive from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Ngorongoro Conservation Area in 9 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Victoria Falls.
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe — 4 nights

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.
Victoria Falls is known for nature, adventure, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, snap pictures at Victoria Falls Bridge, look for gifts at Cultural Vibes Music Shop, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

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You can do a combination of car and flight from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Victoria Falls in 15 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from East Africa Time to Central Africa Time is minus 1 hour. August in Victoria Falls sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can fly to Cape Town.
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Cape Town, South Africa — 5 nights

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Cape Town is known for nature, sightseeing, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Cape Point, see the interesting displays at District Six Museum, stroll through Platteklip Gorge, and kick your exploration up a notch at Abseil Africa.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Cape Town trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Victoria Falls to Cape Town by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Victoria Falls in August: highs in Cape Town hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Nelspruit.
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Nelspruit, South Africa — 4 nights

Gateway to the Lowveld

Nestled on the banks of the Crocodile River, Nelspruit provides visitors with a convenient base point boasting two airports and an enviable location on the road between Johannesburg and the Mozambican border.
Venture out of the city with trips to Graskop (Wonder View & Panorama Route) and Hazyview (Elephant Whispers, The Elephant Sanctuary, &more). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary, look for gifts at Joubert en Seuns Padstal, admire the natural beauty at Lowveld National Botanical Garden, and explore the fascinating underground world of Sudwala Caves.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Nelspruit tour itinerary tool.

You can fly from Cape Town to Nelspruit in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Cape Town in September; daily highs in Nelspruit reach 30°C and lows reach 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can fly to Kruger National Park.
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Kruger National Park, South Africa — 6 nights

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.
Take a break from Kruger National Park with a short trip to Qualito Craft Distillery in Phalaborwa, about 1h 45 min away. Spend the 6th (Fri) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. There's lots more to do: stroll through Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve, trek along Sweni Wilderness Trail, and get great views at Nkumbe View Site.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Kruger National Park online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Nelspruit to Kruger National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can fly to Johannesburg.
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Johannesburg, South Africa — 5 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.
When in Johannesburg, make a side trip to see Voortrekker Monument in Pretoria, approximately Pretoria away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, try to win big at Emperors Palace, look for gifts at Finders Keepers Market, and laugh and play at Gold Reef City.

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You can fly from Kruger National Park to Johannesburg in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kruger National Park in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Johannesburg, with lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to fly to Saint-Leu.
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Saint-Leu, Reunion Island — 4 nights

Saint-Leu is a commune in the French overseas department of Réunion. Explore Saint-Leu's surroundings by going to Pas de Bellecombe (in Sainte-Rose), Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Saint-Philippe) and Piton de Fournaise (in Saint-Benoit). There's still lots to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities, take in nature's colorful creations at Domaine Du Cafe Grille, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and don't miss a visit to Conservatoire Botanique National.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Saint-Leu online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Johannesburg to Saint-Leu takes 7 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Johannesburg to Saint-Leu is 2 hours. Traveling from Johannesburg in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Saint-Leu, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Praslin Island.
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Praslin Island, Seychelles — 4 nights

Home to some of the Seychelles' finest beaches, Praslin Island offers visitors more than just sand and sea.
Praslin Island is known for beaches, nature, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Curieuse Island, view the masterpieces at Rita's Art Sudio & Gallery, take a peaceful walk through Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve, and kick back and relax at Anse Volbert.

To see traveler tips and other tourist information, read our Praslin Island tour itinerary builder site.

Getting from Saint-Leu to Praslin Island by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Saint-Leu in September; daily highs in Praslin Island reach 34°C and lows reach 29°C. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Wed) before leaving for home.
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