20 days in Africa Itinerary

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Nairobi, Kenya
— 4 nights
Arusha, Tanzania
— 2 nights
Moshi, Tanzania
— 1 night
Nungwi, Tanzania
— 2 nights
Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 5 nights
Tofo, Mozambique
— 2 nights
Maputo, Mozambique
— 1 night
Nosy Be, Madagascar
— 2 nights


Nairobi, Kenya — 4 nights

Green City in the Sun

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Karen Blixen Museum and Nairobi National Museum. Spend the 2nd (Fri) exploring nature at Nairobi National Park. Spend the 3rd (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, look for gifts at Penny Winter Botique, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and get interesting insight from Tours.

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Helsinki, Finland to Nairobi is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to East Africa Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Arusha.
Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
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Arusha, Tanzania — 2 nights

Nestled in the verdant foothills of Mount Meru, Arusha remains the primary gateway and jump-off point for safaris into several national parks.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): examine the collection at Cultural Heritage Centre and then see Off-Road Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Wed): capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Arusha trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Nairobi to Arusha takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In August, daily temperatures in Arusha can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to take a shuttle to Moshi.
Tours · Outdoors · Museums
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Moshi, Tanzania — 1 night

Situated in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro, the sleepy town of Moshi provides tourist with a safe and pleasant place to stay in while touring the region or braving Africa's highest mountain.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Moshi trip itinerary tool.

You can take a shuttle from Arusha to Moshi in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Nungwi.
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Nungwi, Tanzania — 2 nights

Renowned for its sandy coast lined with mangroves and palm trees, Nungwi offers visitors a variety of restaurants, bars, and accommodations.
On the 9th (Fri), look for gifts at Bahati Beach Boutique, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Baraka Natural Aquarium - Nungwi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mnarani Marine Turtles Conservation Pond and then kick back and relax at Nungwi Beach.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Nungwi travel route builder site.

Traveling by flight from Moshi to Nungwi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi; or do a combination of train, ferry, and taxi. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Zanzibar City.
Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Beaches
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Zanzibar City, Tanzania — 5 nights

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib) and Hamamni Persian Baths. There's lots more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with The Safari Blue, pause for some serene contemplation at Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral, step off the mainland to explore Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, and see the interesting displays at Freddie Mercury Museum.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Zanzibar City trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Nungwi to Zanzibar City in 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Zanzibar City are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to fly to Tofo.
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Tofo, Mozambique — 2 nights

Historically a fishing village governed by Portuguese colonists, Tofo has become a top destination for adventurers, divers, and marine life lovers.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): get interesting insight from Tours, stroll through Marine Megafauna Foundation, and then kick back and relax at Praia do Tofo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Barra Beach, then soothe aching muscles at Massagem Tropical, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral da Nossa Senhora da Conceicao.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Tofo online sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Zanzibar City to Tofo in 15 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Zanzibar City to Tofo is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Zanzibar City in August, expect Tofo to be little chillier, temps between 30°C and 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Maputo.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
Side Trips
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Maputo, Mozambique — 1 night

City of Acacias

Walking the broad, leafy avenues of Maputo, Mozambique's capital and bustling harbor city, you can discover numerous architectural gems and come to appreciate the area's Portuguese-influenced culture.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): take an exotic tour of Tours Maputo.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Maputo tour planner.

Getting from Tofo to Maputo by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow time for the flight to Nosy Be.
Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
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Nosy Be, Madagascar — 2 nights

Perfume Island

The island of Nosy Be, off the coast of Madagascar, remains the country's premier beach getaway renowned for its tranquil ambience, pristine shoreline, and year-round warm weather.
On the 19th (Mon), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lokobe Nature Special Reserve, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mont Passot.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Nosy Be journey planner.

Fly from Maputo to Nosy Be in 10 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central Africa Time to East Africa Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Maputo in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Nosy Be, with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.
Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours
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Kenya travel guide

Nature & Parks · National Parks · Safaris
The savannahs of Kenya contain some of the most iconic sights in Africa, stirred in the minds of many when they think of the continent. Big cats, elephants, and rhinos remain major inhabitants of this vast country, with a number of safari centers running trips across the region's World Heritage-listed national parks. Trips to rural villages, where many travelers choose to join up various volunteer projects, represent some of the most inspiring and enriching things to do in Kenya.

Tanzania travel guide

Safaris · Geologic Formations · Beaches
Though the size and scale of Tanzania may be overwhelming, the people make it a personable and easy-going place to visit. The bigger cities not only offer good connections to the main natural attractions, but also feature bustling markets where locals sell fresh produce, snacks, and crafts. Smaller villages retain their long-held customs, beliefs, and artistic traditions. With the continent's highest peak, and some of the most animal-rich safaris available, Tanzania holidays tend to dart between the big and bold, and the personal and low-key.

Zanzibar Island travel guide

Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling · Islands
Experience the bustling Zanzibar Island, the financial and economical metropolis of the Zanzibar Archipelago. Most tours of Zanzibar Island start in Zanzibar Town, where centuries of history are on display in Persian bathhouses, street coffee vendors, and the world's last open slave market in Stone Town, the historical center. Beyond that, attractions on Zanzibar Island include numerous archaeological sites dotted across the area.

Mozambique travel guide

Scuba & Snorkeling · Architectural Buildings · Flea Markets
Still relatively unvisited by international tourists, Mozambique boasts plenty of natural and cultural charms that could easy make it into a major vacation destination. The beaches of the south come in all shapes and sizes, while the less-visited north offers island archipelagos and untouched coral reefs. The colonial architecture of the main urban areas complements the colorful African heritage that still holds sway here, with the region's art, cuisine, and music ensuring each trip to Mozambique allows the visitor to appreciate the country's distinct culture and vast landscape.

Madagascar travel guide

Nature & Parks · National Parks · Scuba & Snorkeling
Red Island
Madagascar deserves its reputation as a nature lover's paradise--around 5 percent of the world's plant and animal species are endemic to this island. Lemurs and rainforests, karst landscapes and rich red soil steal the headlines and remain among tops reasons to take a trip to Madagascar. The cultural diversity of the population also provides plenty of intrigue and interest, with distinctive ceremonies, unusual sports, and a varied cuisine all highlights of active, enriching Madagascan itineraries.