25 days in Africa Itinerary

25 days in Africa Itinerary

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25 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Sofia, Bulgaria
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Marrakech, Morocco
— 4 nights
Fly:  21​h 15​min
2
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Cape Town, South Africa
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Nelspruit, South Africa
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
5
Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  12​h 15​min
7
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
8
Nairobi, Kenya
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Sofia, Bulgaria

4
nights
Marrakech, Morocco

Marrakech ©
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.
Marrakech is known for shopping, parks, historic sites, spas, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, steep yourself in history at El Badi Palace, and admire the landmark architecture of Palacio da Bahia.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Marrakech online trip itinerary maker .

Sofia, Bulgaria to Marrakech is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also take a bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Sofia to Marrakech. Traveling from Sofia in August, things will get a bit warmer in Marrakech: highs are around 44°C and lows about 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Jemaa el-Fnaa ©
Jemaa el-Fnaa
Koutoubia Mosque ©
Koutoubia Mosque

3
nights
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

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, wildlife, zoos & aquariums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, view the masterpieces at Prime Art Gallery, and take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Victoria Falls online route planner .

Traveling by flight from Marrakech to Victoria Falls takes 21.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Western European Time to Central African Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Marrakech in August, you will find days in Victoria Falls are slightly colder (33°C), and nights are colder (11°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Safaris
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
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.
Cape Town is known for nature, beaches, parks, shopping, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Cape Point, admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, observe the fascinating underwater world at Two Oceans Aquarium, and go for a walk through Maclear's Beacon.

Plan trip to Cape Town with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Victoria Falls to Cape Town by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Victoria Falls in August, expect nights in Cape Town to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Nelspruit.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©

2
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.
On the 2nd (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary, admire the natural beauty at Lowveld National Botanical Garden, and then try to win big at Emnotweni Casino. On the next day, look for gifts at Joubert en Seuns Padstal, then admire the sheer force of Montrose Falls, then explore the fascinating underground world of Sudwala Caves, and finally see the interesting displays at Sudwala Dinosaur Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Nelspruit travel route planning site .

You can fly from Cape Town to Nelspruit in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cape Town in September, expect Nelspruit to be a bit warmer, temps between 30°C and 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Nelspruit

Parks Nature Fun & Games
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Sudwala Caves ©
Sudwala Caves
Lowveld National Botanical Garden ©
Lowveld National Botanical Garden

3
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.
Spend the 4th (Fri) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. The adventure continues: hike along Bushmans Trail, stroll through Lonely Bull Trail, and head outdoors with Wild Frontier Adventures.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kruger National Park trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Nelspruit to Kruger National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. September in Kruger National Park sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

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

2
nights
Johannesburg, South Africa

Johannesburg ©
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 7th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and then get a sense of history and politics at Constitution Hill. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Mandela House, try to win big at Montecasino, and then take a stroll through Maboneng Precinct.

To see traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Johannesburg attractions planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kruger National Park to Johannesburg in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Kruger National Park in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Johannesburg, with lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Fun & Games Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Montecasino
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Montecasino ©
Montecasino
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill

2
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.
Spend the 10th (Thu) surrounded by wildlife at Olare Orok Conservancy. It doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Ol Kinyei Conservancy and stroll through Mara North Conservancy.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Maasai Mara National Reserve itinerary builder tool .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Johannesburg to Maasai Mara National Reserve in 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Johannesburg to Maasai Mara National Reserve, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Johannesburg in September, plan for much colder days in Maasai Mara National Reserve, with highs around 17°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Nairobi.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Parks Wildlife
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Highlights from your plan
Olare Orok Conservancy ©
Olare Orok Conservancy
Mara North Conservancy ©
Mara North Conservancy

3
nights
Nairobi, Kenya

Nairobi ©
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.
Nairobi is known for parks, wildlife, museums, nature, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nairobi National Park, see the interesting displays at Nairobi National Museum, look for gifts at Utamaduni Craft Centre, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Giraffe Centre.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Nairobi trip maker .

Getting from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Nairobi by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In September, Nairobi is somewhat warmer than Maasai Mara National Reserve - with highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Nairobi National Park ©
Nairobi National Park
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ©
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
Karen Blixen Museum ©
Karen Blixen Museum

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