16 days in Africa Itinerary

16 days in Africa Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Saint Louis, United States
Fly:  23 h
1
Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Paje, Tanzania
— 1 night
+2
Taxi + Fly + Taxi:  3 h 15 min
3
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
— 1 night
Drive:  8 h 30 min
4
Mount Kenya National Park, Kenya
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  10 h 30 min
5
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 2 nights
+3
Drive + Bus + Drive + Fly:  4 h 30 min
6
Ngamiland East, Botswana
— 1 night
Fly:  6 h 15 min
7
Cape Town, South Africa
— 3 nights
Fly:  26 h
End: Saint Louis, United States

2
nights
Zanzibar City, Tanzania

Zanzibar City ©
Discover a myriad of attractions in Zanzibar City, like its World Heritage-listed historic core, charming beach villages, and the modern neighborhood of Ng'ambo.
On the 12th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral, stop by Aromas of Zanzibar, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah's Rock. Here are some ideas for day two: head off the coast to Prison Island - Changuu Private Island and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Zanzibar City trip builder.

Saint Louis, USA to Zanzibar City is an approximately 25- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to East Africa Time (EAT) is 9 hours. Traveling from Saint Louis in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 71°F in Zanzibar City. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Paje.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Scuba & Snorkeling, Cheetah's Rock
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Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock
Aromas of Zanzibar ©
Aromas of Zanzibar
Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral ©
Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral

1
night
Paje, Tanzania

Located on the island of Unguja, the quaint village of Paje lies on a shallow sandy lagoon, which attracts swarms of kitesurfing enthusiasts and marine life lovers.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): kick back and relax at Paje Beach and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Paje road trip planning site.

You can drive from Zanzibar City to Paje in 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Paje

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Paje Beach ©
Paje Beach

1
night
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Serengeti National Park ©
Few adventures in the world invoke such vivid natural imagery as a trip to Serengeti National Park, a World Heritage Site known for its diverse animal life and memorable scenery.
On the 15th (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seronera and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Retima Hippo Pool.

To find photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Serengeti National Park trip itinerary website.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Paje to Serengeti National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi. Traveling from Paje in September, expect Serengeti National Park to be colder, temps between 59°F and 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Mount Kenya National Park.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Retima Hippo Pool ©
Retima Hippo Pool
Seronera ©
Seronera

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nights
Mount Kenya National Park, Kenya

Mount Kenya National Park ©
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Kenya and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Lewis Glacier.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Mount Kenya National Park journey planner.

Explore your travel options from Serengeti National Park to Mount Kenya National Park with the Route module. Traveling from Serengeti National Park in September, expect Mount Kenya National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 78°F and 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Mount Kenya National Park

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Lewis Glacier
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Mount Kenya ©
Mount Kenya
Lewis Glacier
Lewis Glacier

2
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Prime Art Gallery and Walking tours. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and kick your exploration up a notch at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Victoria Falls trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mount Kenya National Park to Victoria Falls. The time zone difference moving from East Africa Time (EAT) to Central Africa Time (CAT) is minus 1 hour. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Mount Kenya National Park in September: high temperatures in Victoria Falls hover around 90°F and lows are around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Ngamiland East.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Safaris
Walking tours
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Ngamiland East, Botswana

Ngamiland East ©
Ngamiland East, a sub-district of Botswana's North-East District, is all about the wildlife and safaris.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Ngamiland East sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of car, bus, and flight from Victoria Falls to Ngamiland East in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car and flight. In September, plan for daily highs up to 92°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Ngamiland East

Wildlife Parks
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NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust ©
NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Platteklip Gorge and Chapman's Peak Drive. When in Cape Town, make a side trip to see Paarl Mountain Nature Reserve in Paarl, approximately Paarl away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, take in the waterfront activity at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Point.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Cape Town itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Ngamiland East to Cape Town takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Ngamiland East in September, plan for cooler days in Cape Town, with highs around 68°F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Paarl Mountain Nature Reserve
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Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Platteklip Gorge ©
Platteklip Gorge

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