60 days in Africa Itinerary

60 days in Africa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Africa trip planner

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Fly
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Marrakech, Morocco
— 3 nights
Drive
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Essaouira, Morocco
— 2 nights
Shuttle to Casablanca, Fly to Victoria Falls
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 4 nights
Fly
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Cape Town, South Africa
— 6 nights
Fly
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Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
— 2 nights
Drive
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Oudtshoorn, South Africa
— 2 nights
Fly
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Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 6 nights
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Drive to Hendrik Van Eck Airport, Fly to Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport, Drive to Grand Baie
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Grand Baie, Mauritius
— 5 nights
Fly
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Praslin Island, Seychelles
— 3 nights
Fly to Nairobi, Drive to Maasai Mara National Reserve
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Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
— 5 nights
Drive to Nairobi, Fly to Hurghada
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Hurghada, Egypt
— 4 nights
Fly to Sharm el-Sheikh, Taxi to Sharm El Sheikh
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Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 2 nights
Drive
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Dahab, Egypt
— 1 night
Fly
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Marsa Alam, Egypt
— 2 nights
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Luxor, Egypt
— 5 nights
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Giza, Egypt
— 5 nights
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Marrakech, Morocco

— 3 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Maison de la Photographie de Marrakech and Balloon Rides. Your inner history buff will appreciate Medersa Ben Youssef and Saadian Tombs. Spend the 20th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, contemplate the long history of Medina of Marrakesh, admire all the interesting features of Jemaa el-Fna, and admire the landmark architecture of Palacio da Bahia.

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Calgary, Canada to Marrakech is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Western European Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. In February, Marrakech is much hotter than Calgary - with highs of 23°C and lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Essaouira.

Things to do in Marrakech

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 18 — 22:

Essaouira, Morocco

— 2 nights

Wind City of Africa

The laidback town of Essaouira, known for its forceful trade winds, attracts Moroccan and foreign tourists alike with its sweeping beaches and atmospheric, labyrinthine medina, a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): play a few rounds at Mogador Golf Academy, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then don't miss a visit to Essaouira Ramparts, and finally take a stroll through Medina of Essaouira. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then take in the waterfront at Port de Pêche d'Essaouira.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Essaouira road trip planning app.

You can drive from Marrakech to Essaouira in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In February, daytime highs in Essaouira are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Essaouira

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 22 — 24:

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park and Sherlanga Safaris. Step off the beaten path and head to Zipline and Helicopter Tours. Spend the 27th (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, browse the exhibits of Prime Art Gallery, take in the views from Victoria Falls Bridge, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Victoria Falls Snake Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Victoria Falls journey planner.

Getting from Essaouira to Victoria Falls by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 25 hours. Traveling from Essaouira to Victoria Falls, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Essaouira in February, expect Victoria Falls to be a bit warmer, temps between 34°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Mon) to allow time for travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 25 — Mar 1:

Cape Town, South Africa

— 6 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 Maclear's Beacon and Robben Island Museum. Popular historic sites such as Groot Constantia and Castle of Good Hope are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Grotto Beach (in Hermanus) and Shark Diving (in Gansbaai). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, explore and take pictures at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, stroll through Camp's Bay Beach, and take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Cape Town trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Victoria Falls to Cape Town takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, Cape Town is little chillier than Victoria Falls - with highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 1 — 7:

Plettenberg Bay, South Africa

— 2 nights
As one of South Africa's most popular beach destinations, the resort town of Plettenberg Bay comes to life in December and January, when the holiday homes fill up with domestic tourists and foreigner visitors.
On the 8th (Mon), stroll through Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary, stroll through Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre, then stroll through Birds of Eden, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Robberg Nature Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Knysna Elephant Park, explore the striking landscape at Knysna Heads, then explore the striking landscape of Garden Route National Park, and finally trek along Otter Trail.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Plettenberg Bay road trip site.

Traveling by flight from Cape Town to Plettenberg Bay takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Plettenberg Bay are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 7 — 9:

Oudtshoorn, South Africa

— 2 nights

Ostrich Capital of the World

Nestled in the arid valley of Little Karoo, the town of Oudtshoorn remains the hub of everything ostrich-related, housing the world's largest population of the flightless birds.
On the 10th (Wed), take a memorable drive along Swartberg Pass, Head underground at Cango Caves, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cango Wildlife Ranch. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then stroll through Safari Ostrich Show Farm.

Make your Oudtshoorn itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Plettenberg Bay to Oudtshoorn in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Plettenberg Bay in March, expect nights in Oudtshoorn to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are slightly colder, around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
Find places to stay Mar 9 — 11:

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.
Visiting Kruger National Park and Phuza Moya Private Game Reserve will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kruger National Park: Hoedspruit (Kumbaya Home Decor, Nature & Wildlife Tours, &more). Spend the 14th (Sun) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Olifants Wilderness Trail and hike along Sweni Wilderness Trail.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kruger National Park trip planner.

You can fly from Oudtshoorn to Kruger National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Oudtshoorn in March, you will find days in Kruger National Park are much hotter (33°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Grand Baie.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 11 — 17:

Grand Baie, Mauritius

— 5 nights
Wide-open beaches with dazzling blue water and a relaxed coastal atmosphere lure visitors to take a trip to Grand Baie.
Get some cultural insight at Le Morne Brabant and L'Aventure du Sucre. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Flic en Flac Beach and Chamarel Waterfall. Change things up with these side-trips from Grand Baie: Ebony Forest Reserve (in Chamarel), Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Henrietta) and Dolphin Warrior (in La Gaulette). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Mont Choisy Beach, stroll through Pereybere Beach, take in the dramatic scenery at Les 7 Cascades, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Siva Soopramaniar Kovile Bel-Air Riviere Seche.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Grand Baie trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Explore your travel options from Kruger National Park to Grand Baie with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Kruger National Park to Grand Baie is 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Grand Baie when traveling from Kruger National Park in March, with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Praslin Island.

Things to do in Grand Baie

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 17 — 22:

Praslin Island, Seychelles

— 3 nights
Home to some of the Seychelles' finest beaches, Praslin Island offers visitors more than just sand and sea.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Cousin, enjoy the sand and surf at Anse Georgette, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Anse Lazio. On your second day here, see some colorful creatures with Hawksbill Dive Center, then step off the mainland to explore Curieuse Island, and then trek along Le Glacis Noir.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Praslin Island trip itinerary website.

You can fly from Grand Baie to Praslin Island in 8 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Praslin Island can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Praslin Island

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 22 — 25:

Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

— 5 nights
Home to the Great Migration and Africa's exceptional wildlife, Maasai Mara is a must on a Kenya itinerary.
Visiting Olare Orok Conservancy and Olypunyata Swamp will get you outdoors. Spend the 27th (Sat) surrounded by wildlife at Mara Triangle. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mara North Conservancy and see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Maasai Mara National Reserve online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Praslin Island to Maasai Mara National Reserve takes 14 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Praslin Island to Maasai Mara National Reserve. Traveling from Praslin Island in March, you will find days in Maasai Mara National Reserve are slightly colder (28°C), and nights are much colder (11°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Hurghada.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Mar 25 — 30:

Hurghada, Egypt

— 4 nights
Originally a small fishing town on the Red Sea coast, Hurghada developed into Egypt's premier beach destination thanks to its year-round sunny weather and world-class dive sites.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Safaris and Off-Road Tours. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Mahmya Island. And it doesn't end there: head off the coast to Giftun Islands, stay fit while traveling at Planet Spa at Baron Palace Resort Sahl Hasheesh, take in the waterfront activity at Abu Tig Marina, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Hurghada driving holiday planning tool.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Hurghada in 16 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Hurghada, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Maasai Mara National Reserve in March, things will get a bit warmer in Hurghada: highs are around 33°C and lows about 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Hurghada

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 30 — Apr 3:

Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

— 2 nights

City of Peace

An enviable location on the southern end of the Sinai Peninsula and year-round warm weather boost tourism in Sharm El Sheikh and make it one of Egypt's premier travel destinations.
On the 4th (Sun), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the next day, kick back and relax at Shark's Bay Beach, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then pause for some serene contemplation at The Heavenly Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Sharm El Sheikh attractions planning tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Hurghada to Sharm El Sheikh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or ride a ferry. In April, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Dahab.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 3 — 5:

Dahab, Egypt

— 1 night
Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
On the 6th (Tue), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Dahab trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Dahab can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Dahab

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Apr 5 — 6:
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Marsa Alam, Egypt

— 2 nights
The opening of an international airport and subsequent development of hotels and resorts boosted tourism in Marsa Alam, a town on Egypt's Red Sea coast known for its world-class diving spots.
On the 7th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Marsa Mubarak and then have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience. On your second day here, head outdoors with Abu Dabbab Beach and then get outside with Amore Safari.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Marsa Alam online visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Dahab to Marsa Alam takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. April in Marsa Alam sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Luxor.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 6 — 8:

Luxor, Egypt

— 5 nights
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Temple of Karnak and Valley of the Kings. Medinet Habu and Luxor Temple will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Luxor: Dendera Temple Complex (in Dendera) and Tombs of the Nobles (in Al Asasif). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Avenue of Sphinxes, get engrossed in the history at Luxor Museum, appreciate the history behind Tomb of Queen Nefertari, and delve into the distant past at Tomb of Sennedjem.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Luxor trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Marsa Alam to Luxor takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Marsa Alam in April, expect nights in Luxor to be about the same, around 21°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 41°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Giza.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 8 — 13:

Giza, Egypt

— 5 nights
Situated on the Nile riverfront, the city of Giza remains best known for its pyramid complex.
Get some cultural insight at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids and Giza Plateau. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Safaris and Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay. When in Giza, make a side trip to see Step Pyramid of Djoser in Saqqara, approximately Saqqara away. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Pyramids of Giza, steep yourself in history at Mosque of Muhammad Ali, walk around Al-Azhar Park, and view the masterpieces at Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Centre.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Giza online visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Luxor to Giza takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Luxor in April, plan for little chillier days in Giza, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Giza

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 13 — 18: