34 days in Africa Itinerary

34 days in Africa Itinerary

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34 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg, South Africa
1
Nelspruit, South Africa
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
2
Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 6 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
3
Ballito, South Africa
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Cape Town, South Africa
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + bus:  8​h
6
Kabale, Uganda
— 1 night
Drive:  10​h
7
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
— 4 nights
Drive:  8​h 45​min
8
Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  13​h 15​min
9
Praslin Island, Seychelles
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Johannesburg, South Africa

3
nights
Nelspruit, South Africa

Nelspruit ©
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Kruger National Park and Zipline. Go for a jaunt from Nelspruit to Hazyview to see Safaris about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: Head underground at Sudwala Caves, take in the dramatic scenery at Montrose Falls, and stroll through Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Nelspruit online sightseeing planner .

Johannesburg to Nelspruit is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Johannesburg in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Nelspruit, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Nelspruit

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Hazyview
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Safaris
Zipline

6
nights
Kruger National Park, South Africa

Kruger National Park ©
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.
Get outdoors at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park and Wolhuter Wilderness Trail. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Sweni Wilderness Trail, stroll through Napi Wilderness Trail, take some stellar pictures from Nkumbe View Site, and delve into the distant past at Masorini Archaeological Site.

For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Kruger National Park trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Nelspruit to Kruger National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In June in Kruger National Park, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 11°C at night. On the 6th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Ballito.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Sweni Wilderness Trail ©
Sweni Wilderness Trail
Bushmans Trail ©
Bushmans Trail

1
night
Ballito, South Africa

Ballito ©
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): grab your bike and head to Holla Trails and then discover the deep blue sea with Tidal Tao Snorkeling Safaris.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Ballito driving holiday planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kruger National Park to Ballito. In July, daily temperatures in Ballito can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Ballito

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Tidal Tao Snorkeling Safaris ©
Tidal Tao Snorkeling Safaris
Holla Trails ©
Holla Trails

5
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.
Get in touch with nature at Cape of Good Hope and Abseil Africa. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, appreciate the extensive heritage of Maclear's Beacon, and take in the waterfront activity at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Cape Town trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Ballito to Cape Town with the Route module. In July, Cape Town is slightly colder than Ballito - with highs of 20°C and lows of 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Platteklip Gorge ©
Platteklip Gorge

5
nights
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls ©
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park and River Rafting & Tubing. Spend the 14th (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. On the 16th (Tue), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. And it doesn't end there: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and view the masterpieces at Prime Art Gallery.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Victoria Falls tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Cape Town to Victoria Falls takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Cape Town in July, expect nights in Victoria Falls to be about the same, around 10°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kabale.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Safaris
Zipline

1
night
Kabale, Uganda

The sleepy market town of Kabale in Western Uganda, although meagre in sights of its own, boasts close proximity to several national parks, just a couple of miles from the border with Rwanda.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Nature adventure uganda. and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Kabale trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Victoria Falls to Kabale takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Victoria Falls to Kabale due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Kabale are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Kabale

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Safaris

4
nights
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

Maasai Mara National Reserve ©
Home to the Great Migration and Africa's exceptional wildlife, Maasai Mara is a must on a Kenya itinerary.
Get outdoors at Mara Triangle and Ol Kinyei Conservancy. Spend the 23rd (Tue) surrounded by wildlife at Olare Orok Conservancy. It doesn't end there: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and stroll through Mara North Conservancy.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Maasai Mara National Reserve trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Kabale to Maasai Mara National Reserve in 18 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Olare Orok Conservancy ©
Olare Orok Conservancy
Mara Triangle ©
Mara Triangle
Mara North Conservancy ©
Mara North Conservancy

1
night
Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

Ngorongoro Conservation Area ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): don't miss a visit to The Engare Sero Footprint Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Ngorongoro Crater.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Ngorongoro Conservation Area by car takes about 9 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Praslin Island.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Parks Nature
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Ngorongoro Crater ©
Ngorongoro Crater

3
nights
Praslin Island, Seychelles

Praslin Island ©
Home to some of the Seychelles' finest beaches, Praslin Island offers visitors more than just sand and sea.
Get in touch with nature at Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve and Anse Lazio. And it doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Curieuse Island, stroll through Anse Marie-Louise Beach, view the masterpieces at Galerie Passerose, and enjoy the sand and surf at Anse La Blague.

For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Praslin Island vacation planning site .

Getting from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Praslin Island by combination of car and flight takes about 13.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, flight, and ferry; or do a combination of taxi and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Praslin Island due to the time zone difference. July in Praslin Island sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Praslin Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve ©
Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve
Anse Lazio ©
Anse Lazio
Curieuse Island ©
Curieuse Island

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