13 days in Africa Itinerary

13 days in Africa Itinerary

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13 days in Africa Itinerary

Cape Town, South Africa
taxi + Fly + bus:  9​h 45​min
Nosy Be, Madagascar
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly + taxi:  13​h 15​min
Tofo, Mozambique
— 1 night
bus + Fly + Drive:  9​h 45​min
Nairobi, Kenya
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly + bus:  14​h
Marrakech, Morocco
— 5 nights
Fly:  25​h
Wichita, United States

2
days
Nosy Be, Madagascar

The island of Nosy Be, off the coast of Madagascar, remains the country's premier beach getaway renowned for its tranquil ambience, pristine shoreline, and year-round warm weather.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mont Passot and then step off the mainland to explore Nosy Sakatia. Keep things going the next day: see the world from above with a helicopter tour, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then identify plant and animal life at Lokobe Nature Special Reserve.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Nosy Be holiday planner.

Cape Town, South Africa to Nosy Be is an approximately 10-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cape Town to Nosy Be. Traveling from Cape Town in August, things will get much hotter in Nosy Be: highs are around 36°C and lows about 23°C. You'll set off for Tofo on the 7th (Mon).

Things to do in Nosy Be

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Lokobe Nature Special Reserve
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nosy Sakatia

1
day
Tofo, Mozambique

Historically a fishing village governed by Portuguese colonists, Tofo has become a top destination for adventurers, divers, and marine life lovers.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Tofo.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Tofo sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Nosy Be to Tofo in 13.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Nosy Be to Tofo due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Nosy Be in August; daily highs in Tofo reach 30°C and lows reach 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Nairobi.

Things to do in Tofo

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Praia do Tofo
Horseback Riding Tours

3
days
Nairobi, Kenya

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.
Escape the urban bustle at David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and African Fund for Endangered Wildlife (Kenya) Ltd. - Giraffe Centre. Karen Blixen Museum and Karen Blixen Coffee Garden and Cottages are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Spend the 11th (Fri) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, play a few rounds at Muthaiga Golf Club, and have some family-friendly fun at GP Karting.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Nairobi trip builder.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Tofo to Nairobi takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Tofo to Nairobi. Traveling from Tofo in August, things will get a bit cooler in Nairobi: highs are around 27°C and lows about 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Lewa Wildlife Conservancy
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David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy
Safaris

4
days
Marrakech, Morocco

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.
Get some cultural insight at Medina of Marrakesh and Marrakech Souk. Your inner history buff will appreciate Bahia Palace and Cyber Park Arsat Moulay Abdeslam. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Jardin Majorelle, admire the striking features of Koutoubia Mosque and Minaret, browse the eclectic array of goods at Jemaa el-Fnaa, and appreciate the views at Ourika Valley.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Marrakech trip builder.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Nairobi to Marrakech takes 14 hours. The time zone difference moving from Eastern African Time to Western European Time is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Nairobi in August, expect nights in Marrakech to be a bit warmer, around 25°C, while days are much warmer, around 45°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Marrakech

Sightseeing Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Ourika Valley
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Marrakech Souk
Medina of Marrakesh
Bahia Palace

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