30 days in Africa Itinerary

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Ngamiland East, Botswana
— 2 nights
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Bus to Francistown, Train to Victoria Falls, Drive to Livingstone
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Livingstone, Zambia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tofo, Mozambique
— 4 nights
Fly
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Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 4 nights
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Ferry to Dar es Salaam, Train to Moshi, Bus to Nairobi
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Nairobi, Kenya
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hurghada, Egypt
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
— 1 night
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Cairo, Egypt
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Ngamiland East, Botswana — 2 nights

Ngamiland East, a sub-district of Botswana's North-East District, is all about the wildlife and safaris.
Visiting NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust and Safari Specialists will get you outdoors. Step out of Ngamiland East with an excursion to Khwai Concession in Moremi Game Reserve--about 1h 25 min away.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Ngamiland East itinerary builder website.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Ngamiland East is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a bus. Traveling from Johannesburg in December, expect Ngamiland East to be a bit warmer, temps between 92°F and 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Livingstone.
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Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors
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Livingstone, Zambia — 2 nights

Tourism in Livingstone, a town nestled on the Zimbabwean border, thrives largely thanks to the nearby Victoria Falls.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. Keep things going the next day: take in the exciting artwork at The National Art Gallery, Livingstone, then take in the dramatic scenery at Victoria Falls, then see the interesting displays at Railway Museum, and finally take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Livingstone travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Ngamiland East to Livingstone takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. When traveling from Ngamiland East in December, plan for little chillier days in Livingstone, with highs around 75°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Tofo.
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Tofo, Mozambique — 4 nights

Historically a fishing village governed by Portuguese colonists, Tofo has become a top destination for adventurers, divers, and marine life lovers.
Relax by the water at Praia do Tofo and Barra Beach. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Marine Megafauna Foundation. There's more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral da Nossa Senhora da Conceicao.

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Traveling by combination of car and flight from Livingstone to Tofo takes 23.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Livingstone in December: highs in Tofo hover around 87°F, while lows dip to 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Zanzibar City.
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Zanzibar City, Tanzania — 4 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral and Uroa Bay. Get some cultural insight at Christ Church Cathedral and Freddie Mercury Museum. Step out of Zanzibar City to go to Kendwa and see Scuba & Snorkeling, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: play a few rounds at Sea Cliff Golf Resort, stop by The Little Duka, by Zarnigar, do sightseeing your way with Babu Tours & Safaris, and view the masterpieces at Dr Bulugu Gallery.

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Getting from Tofo to Zanzibar City by flight takes about 15 hours. Traveling from Tofo to Zanzibar City, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December, daily temperatures in Zanzibar City can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Nairobi.
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Nairobi, Kenya — 3 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and Oloolua Nature Trail. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Karen Blixen Museum and Aero Club of East Africa (ACEA). There's much more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, view the masterpieces at Fundii Centre for the Arts, stroll through Giraffe Centre, and admire the striking features of Nairobi Mosques.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Nairobi trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Zanzibar City to Nairobi in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. Traveling from Zanzibar City in December, things will get little chillier in Nairobi: highs are around 76°F and lows about 61°F. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Hurghada.
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Hurghada, Egypt — 2 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Shark Diving and Shaab Abu Ramada/The Aquarium. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Dream Beach and Mahamya Beach. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Mosque El Mina Masjid, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Coptic Cathedral of Saint Shenouda, and head off the coast to Omo Gamaar.

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Getting from Nairobi to Hurghada by flight takes about 11 hours. Other options: drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Nairobi to Hurghada due to the time zone difference. In December, daily temperatures in Hurghada can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Sharm El Sheikh.
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Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt — 1 night

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 26th (Mon), head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then wander the streets of Na'ama Bay.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Sharm El Sheikh sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Hurghada to Sharm El Sheikh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Sharm El Sheikh are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Cairo.
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Cairo, Egypt — 4 nights

City of a Thousand Minarets

More than 20 million people call Cairo their home and, as soon as you set foot in the sprawling metropolis, it's evident they make it crowded and chaotic, but also exuberant and charming.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Pyramids of Giza and Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan. Your inner history buff will appreciate Mosque of Ibn Tulun and Giza Plateau. When in Cairo, make a side trip to see Great Sphinx in Giza, approximately Giza away. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary), admire the masterpieces at Gayer-Anderson Museum (Bayt al-Kiritliya), contemplate the waterfront views at Nile River, and contemplate the long history of Mosque of Sultan Al-Ashraf Barsbay.

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Getting from Sharm El Sheikh to Cairo by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in December, things will get a bit cooler in Cairo: highs are around 69°F and lows about 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow time for the flight back home.
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Botswana travel guide

3.7
Nature & Parks · Safaris · Nature & Wildlife Tours
Sparsely populated Botswana possesses some of the most unadulterated wilderness and animal-rich areas in Africa. Largely unfenced national parks allow the world's largest population of elephants to roam freely--these protected areas also shelter varied birdlife and many endangered and rare mammal species. Tourism in Botswana largely caters to visitors seeking luxury lodges and exclusive safari experiences, but expeditions into traditional villages are also strongly recommended. The preserved cultures of these agricultural settlements show a link between man and nature formed over centuries, a relationship that many visitors to Botswana come to reconsider in their own lives.
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Zambia travel guide

3.9
Geologic Formations · Waterfalls · Nature & Parks
Air Conditioned State
Landlocked Zambia remains best known, a little counter intuitively perhaps, for its bodies of water. Three large rivers run through the country, with most of the big urban areas and smaller settlements sticking close to waterways and the valleys they've cut over millennia. Holidays in Zambia are adventurous affairs, with real planning required to get the most out of the country--foreign visitors find the infrastructure lacking and familiar comforts practically nonexistent. Traditional villages remain the most culturally rewarding places to visit in Zambia, while superlative natural features include animal-rich national parks and picturesque waterfalls.
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Mozambique travel guide

4.1
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.
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Tanzania travel guide

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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.
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Kenya travel guide

4.3
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.
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Egypt travel guide

4.5
Gift of the Nile
The land of pharaohs, pyramids, sphinxes, and papyrus, Egypt needs little by way of introduction. Visitors find more than a textbook readout of ancient history when visiting the country--the power, scale, art, and mysticism of its centuries-old culture bleed out from each landmark attraction and seep into the everyday life. Bustling markets, the slow-flowing Nile, the vast desert, and inspiring archeological sites often sit right alongside palaces of great excess and historical importance. All ensure you have plenty to see and do during your vacation in Egypt. In the wake of the Arab Spring in 2011, travel to certain areas where conflict and terrorism are deemed likely remains inadvisable for foreign visitors.
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