31 days in Africa Itinerary

31 days in Africa Itinerary

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Dodoma, Tanzania
— 1 night
2
Nairobi, Kenya
— 6 nights
3
Juba, South Sudan
— 2 nights
4
N'Djamena, Chad
— 1 day
5
Zinder, Niger
— 1 day
6
Agadez, Niger
— 1 night
7
Niamey, Niger
— 2 nights
8
Koure, Niger
— 1 night
9
Timbuktu, Mali
— 1 day
10
Lusaka, Zambia
— 6 nights
11
Harare, Zimbabwe
— 5 nights

1
night
Dodoma, Tanzania

Dodoma ©
Dodoma, officially Dodoma Urban District, is the national capital of Tanzania and the capital of Dodoma Region, with a population of 410,956.GeographyLocated at, in the centre of the country, the town is 453km west of the former capital at Dar es Salaam and 441km south of Arusha, the headquarters of the East African Community. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Selous Game Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sun): enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Dodoma, look for gifts at Oldonyo Orok Arts & Gallery, and then stroll around Nyerere Square.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Dodoma day trip planning site.

Harare, Zimbabwe to Dodoma is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Harare to Dodoma is 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Harare in November, with highs in Dodoma at 37°C and lows at 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Nairobi.

Things to do in Dodoma

Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

Selous Game Reserve, Oldonyo Orok Arts & Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Selous Game Reserve ©
Selous Game Reserve
Nyerere Square ©
Nyerere Square
University of Dodoma ©
University of Dodoma

6
nights
Nairobi, Kenya

Nairobi ©
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.
Karen Blixen Coffee Garden and Cottages and All Saints Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from the city and head to Nairobi National Park and Giraffe Centre. Step out of Nairobi to go to Kikuyu and see Sigona Golf Club, which is approximately 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Karen Blixen Museum, hike along Karura Forest, stroll through Ngong Hills, and explore the striking landscape of Central Island National Park.

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Explore your travel options from Dodoma to Nairobi with the Route module. Traveling from Dodoma in November, expect Nairobi to be slightly colder, temps between 28°C and 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Juba.

Things to do in Nairobi

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Sigona Golf Club, Central Island National Park
Highlights from your plan
Nairobi National Park ©
Nairobi National Park
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ©
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
Safaris

2
nights
Juba, South Sudan

Juba ©
A frantic metropolis bursting from the White Nile River, Juba stands as the capital and largest city of the Republic of South Sudan.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St.Theresa Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at All Saints Cathedral, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Main Mosque.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Juba trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Nairobi to Juba in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Nairobi to Juba, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Nairobi in November; daily highs in Juba reach 37°C and lows reach 28°C. On the 26th (Tue), you're off to N'Djamena.

Things to do in Juba

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
St. Joseph's Catholic Church ©
St. Joseph's Catholic Church
All Saints Cathedral ©
All Saints Cathedral

1
day
N'Djamena, Chad

N'Djamena ©
Chad's capital and largest city, N'Djamena serves as the main port on the Chari River, and a hub for livestock, grain, and salt.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): browse the eclectic array of goods at Big Market Marché central, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Grand Mosque N'Djamena, then admire all the interesting features of Avenue Charles de Gaulle, and finally browse the exhibits of Musée National du Tchad.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the N'Djamena trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Juba to N'Djamena takes 17 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Africa Time to West Africa Standard Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Juba in November, plan for somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in N'Djamena: temperatures range from 43°C by day to 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Zinder.

Things to do in N'Djamena

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Big Market Marché central ©
Big Market Marché central
Musée National du Tchad ©
Musée National du Tchad
Grand Mosque N'Djamena ©
Grand Mosque N'Djamena

1
day
Zinder, Niger

Zinder ©
Zinder, formerly also spelled Sinder, is the second largest city in Niger, with a population of 170,574 ; by 2005 its population was estimated to be over 200,000. On the 28th (Thu), delve into the distant past at Sultan's Palace and then browse the exhibits of Regional Museum.

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You can do a combination of flight and car from N'Djamena to Zinder in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In November, daytime highs in Zinder are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Agadez.

Things to do in Zinder

Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Sultan's Palace ©
Sultan's Palace
Regional Museum ©
Regional Museum

1
night
Agadez, Niger

Agadez ©
Agadez, formerly spelled Agades, is the largest city in central Niger, with a population of 118,244 (2012 census). On the 29th (Fri), delve into the distant past at Grande Mosquee d'Agadez.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Agadez trip planner.

You can fly from Zinder to Agadez in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In November, daily temperatures in Agadez can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Fri) before leaving for Niamey.

Things to do in Agadez

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Grande Mosquee d'Agadez ©
Grande Mosquee d'Agadez

2
nights
Niamey, Niger

Niamey ©
The capital and largest city of Niger, Niamey serves as an administrative, cultural, and economic center on the Niger River.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosquee Cite Caisse, admire all the interesting features of Ferme Youyou, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, explore the galleries of National Museum of Niger (Musee National du Niger), then browse the eclectic array of goods at Grand Marche, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Niamey Grand Mosque. Here are some ideas for day two: admire nature's extreme beauty at Tenere Desert.

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Traveling by flight from Agadez to Niamey takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Agadez in November, expect Niamey to be somewhat warmer, temps between 43°C and 25°C. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Sun) before leaving for Koure.

Things to do in Niamey

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tenere Desert
Highlights from your plan
Tenere Desert ©
Tenere Desert
Niamey Grand Mosque ©
Niamey Grand Mosque
Mosquee Cite Caisse ©
Mosquee Cite Caisse

1
night
Koure, Niger

Koure ©
On the 2nd (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Koure Giraffe Reserve.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Koure trip builder website.

Drive from Niamey to Koure in an hour. In December, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Timbuktu.

Things to do in Koure

Nature · Wildlife · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Koure Giraffe Reserve ©
Koure Giraffe Reserve

1
day
Timbuktu, Mali

Timbuktu ©
Timbuktu, also spelled as Tinbuktu, Timbuctoo and Timbuktoo, is an ancient city in Mali, situated 20km north of the Niger River. On the 3rd (Tue), don't miss a visit to Mosque of Sankore and then contemplate the long history of Djinguereber Mosque.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Timbuktu trip planner.

Drive from Koure to Timbuktu in 18 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Koure to Timbuktu. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Lusaka.

Things to do in Timbuktu

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Djinguereber Mosque ©
Djinguereber Mosque

6
nights
Lusaka, Zambia

Lusaka ©
Tourism in Lusaka, Zambia's commercial and government center, thrives mostly due to its central location and well-connected airport, making it a gateway for exploring the country's numerous nature reserves and national parks.
Get outdoors at Lower Zambezi National Park and Chaminuka Game Reserve. Get a sense of the local culture at Cathedral of The Holy Cross Lusaka and Namwane Art Gallery. Take a break from Lusaka with a short trip to Kapishya Hot Springs in North Luangwa National Park, about 11 hours away. Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with The Lilayi Elephant Nursery, take in the exciting artwork at The Henry Tayali Gallery, examine the collection at Zambia National Museum, and browse the different shops at Arcades Shopping Mall.

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Traveling by car from Timbuktu to Lusaka takes 114 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Timbuktu to Lusaka. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Harare.

Things to do in Lusaka

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Kapishya Hot Springs
Highlights from your plan
Lower Zambezi National Park ©
Lower Zambezi National Park
Chaminuka Game Reserve ©
Chaminuka Game Reserve
The Lilayi Elephant Nursery ©
The Lilayi Elephant Nursery

5
nights
Harare, Zimbabwe

Harare ©
Regarded as the nation's leading commercial, financial, and communications center, Harare attracts tourists with its modern architecture mixed with British colonial influence and traditional African flair.
Visiting Imire: Rhino & Wildlife Conservation and Ngomakurira Mountain will get you outdoors. Popular historic sites such as Anglican Cathedral and Catholic Cathedral are in your itinerary. Spend the 15th (Sun) exploring nature at Umfurudzi Park. There's still lots to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wild Is Life Trust and ZEN, stroll through Kuimba Shiri Bird Sanctuary, meet the residents at Lion and Cheetah Park, and admire the masterpieces at Chapungu Sculpture Park.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Harare visit planning tool.

Getting from Lusaka to Harare by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December in Harare, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Harare

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Imire: Rhino & Wildlife Conservation
Highlights from your plan
Wild Is Life Trust and ZEN ©
Wild Is Life Trust and ZEN
Imire: Rhino & Wildlife Conservation ©
Imire: Rhino & Wildlife Conservation
Umfurudzi Park ©
Umfurudzi Park

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