29 days in Kenya & South Africa Itinerary

29 days in Kenya & South Africa Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  11 h 15 min
1
Nairobi, Kenya
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
2
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Train:  12 h
3
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  4 h 45 min
4
Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 5 nights
Taxi + Bus:  2 h 30 min
5
Hoedspruit, South Africa
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
6
Cape Town, South Africa
— 7 nights
Fly:  14 h 30 min
End: London, United Kingdom

4
nights
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.
Nairobi is known for parks, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Nairobi National Park, see the interesting displays at Karen Blixen Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Giraffe Centre, and look for gifts at Penny Winter Boutique.

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London, UK to Nairobi is an approximately 11.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from London to Nairobi, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from London in March, with highs in Nairobi at 32°C and lows at 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Off-Road Tours
Nairobi National Park ©
Nairobi National Park
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ©
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

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.
Spend the 10th (Wed) surrounded by wildlife at Mara Triangle. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Ol Kinyei Conservancy and stroll through Mara North Conservancy.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Maasai Mara National Reserve journey planner.

Fly from Nairobi to Maasai Mara National Reserve in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Nairobi in March: high temperatures in Maasai Mara National Reserve hover around 28°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

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

3
nights
Johannesburg, South Africa

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.
Step out of Johannesburg with an excursion to National Library of South Africa in Pretoria--about 56 minutes away. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, contemplate the long history of Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, stop by Jack Friedman Sandton City, and find something for the whole family at Gold Reef City.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Johannesburg trip planning website.

Getting from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Johannesburg by combination of flight and train takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, flight, and train; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Johannesburg due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Johannesburg when traveling from Maasai Mara National Reserve in March, with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums Fun & Games Casinos

Side Trips

Sandton, Greenstone Mall, National Library of South Africa
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Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Gold Reef City ©
Gold Reef City

5
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 18th (Thu) exploring nature at Kruger National Park. Spend the 17th (Wed) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. There's lots more to do: trek along Sweni Wilderness Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bushmans Trail, and delve into the distant past at Masorini Archaeological Site.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Kruger National Park trip planning app.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In March in Kruger National Park, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Kruger National Park
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Sweni Wilderness Trail ©
Sweni Wilderness Trail

4
nights
Hoedspruit, South Africa

Hoedspruit ©
Hoedspruit offers proximity to Kruger National Park and features an airport, making it a popular jump-off point for a variety of tours and safaris.
Get out of town with these interesting Hoedspruit side-trips: Hazyview (The Elephant Sanctuary & Safaris). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre, stop by Kumbaya Home Decor, explore the stunning scenery at Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve, and take in the exciting artwork at iNyoka Art Gallery.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Hoedspruit trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by combination of taxi and bus from Kruger National Park to Hoedspruit takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March in Hoedspruit, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Hazyview, Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve
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Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre ©
Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre
Safaris
Spas

7
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, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Cape Point, enjoy the sand and surf at Clifton Beaches, admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, and stroll through Boulders Beach Penguin Colony.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Cape Town trip planner.

Fly from Hoedspruit to Cape Town in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. While traveling from Hoedspruit, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Cape Town, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

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

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