14 days in Africa Itinerary

14 days in Africa Itinerary

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14 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Cape Town, South Africa
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h
2
Nairobi, Kenya
— 1 day
Fly + taxi:  2​h 15​min
3
Arusha, Tanzania
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Mwanza, Tanzania
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 15​min
5
Jinja, Uganda
— 1 day
bus:  1​h 30​min
6
Kampala, Uganda
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  2​h 30​min
7
Kigali, Rwanda
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Rubavu, Rwanda
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
9
Bujumbura, Burundi
— 1 night
Fly:  16​h
10
Marrakech, Morocco
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: London, United Kingdom

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night
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.
On the 2nd (Mon), go for a stroll along the water at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront and then admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, take some stellar pictures from Cape Point, and then do a tasting at Constantia Uitsig Wine Estate.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Cape Town day trip planning website .

London, UK to Cape Town is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Cape Town due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from London in December: high temperatures in Cape Town hover around 30°C and lows are around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Nairobi.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Beaches
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Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Cape Point ©
Cape Point

1
day
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.
On the 4th (Wed), stroll through Nairobi National Park.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Nairobi online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Cape Town to Nairobi takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and car. Traveling from Cape Town to Nairobi, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in December, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Arusha.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Nairobi National Park ©
Nairobi National Park

1
night
Arusha, Tanzania

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 5th (Thu): browse the eclectic array of goods at Masai Central Market, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then look for gifts at Isle of Jewels.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Arusha trip planner .

Getting from Nairobi to Arusha by combination of flight and taxi takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. December in Arusha sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mwanza.

Things to do in Arusha

Tours Outdoors Shopping

Side Trip

Masai Central Market
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Climbing Tours
Masai Central Market ©
Masai Central Market

1
night
Mwanza, Tanzania

Mwanza is a mid-sized port city on the southern shores of Lake Victoria in northwestern Tanzania. Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): buy something for everyone on your list at Rock City Mall, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then explore the striking landscape at Bismarck Rock.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Mwanza road trip site .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Arusha to Mwanza in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Mwanza can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Jinja.

Things to do in Mwanza

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Safaris
Rock City Mall ©
Rock City Mall
Bismarck Rock ©
Bismarck Rock

1
day
Jinja, Uganda

Travelers looking for an adrenaline boost flock to Jinja, a bustling town on the shores of Lake Victoria, known as the source of the White Nile.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): look for gifts at Jinja Art Studio and then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Jinja planning site .

Traveling by car from Mwanza to Jinja takes 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In December, daily temperatures in Jinja can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can take a bus to Kampala.

Things to do in Jinja

Tours Adventure Outdoors
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding

1
night
Kampala, Uganda

Kampala ©
Kampala enjoys the reputation of a modern city with a buzzing atmosphere--it also serves as a good base point for exploring the surrounding area.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Gaddafi National Mosque, stop by Uganda Crafts 2000 Limited, then explore the striking landscape of Katwe Tourism Information Centre, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Maramagambo Forest.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Kampala day trip planner .

Take a bus from Jinja to Kampala in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, daytime highs in Kampala are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kigali.

Things to do in Kampala

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Queen Elizabeth National Park
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Katwe Tourism Information Centre ©
Katwe Tourism Information Centre
Gaddafi National Mosque ©
Gaddafi National Mosque

1
night
Kigali, Rwanda

Kigali ©
A vacation in Kigali, Rwanda's capital city and economic hub, lets you experience the very heart of a landlocked country from a pleasant, safe, and organized base point.
On the 9th (Mon), admire the masterpieces at The National Art Gallery, examine the collection at Kigali Genocide Memorial, and then admire the masterpieces at Abien Arts Center.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kigali trip itinerary planner .

Do a combination of car and flight from Kampala to Kigali in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kampala to Kigali due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kampala in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Kigali, with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive to Rubavu.

Things to do in Kigali

Museums Shopping

Side Trip

The National Art Gallery
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Kigali Genocide Memorial ©
Kigali Genocide Memorial
Abien Arts Center ©
Abien Arts Center

1
night
Rubavu, Rwanda

Rubavu ©
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): hike along Congo Nile Trail.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Rubavu trip maker tool .

Drive from Kigali to Rubavu in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Kigali in December, you will find days in Rubavu are slightly colder (28°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). On the 10th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Bujumbura.

Things to do in Rubavu

Trails Parks Outdoors
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Congo Nile Trail ©
Congo Nile Trail

1
night
Bujumbura, Burundi

Bujumbura ©
Because of its history, Bujumbura reflects a colonial charm which shows through in its buildings, wide boulevards, and carefree way of life.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): appreciate the history behind Monument de l'Unite and then explore the striking landscape of Rusizi National Park.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Bujumbura online holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Rubavu to Bujumbura takes 6.5 hours. In December, Bujumbura is a bit warmer than Rubavu - with highs of 32°C and lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Bujumbura

Parks Nature
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Rusizi National Park ©
Rusizi National Park
Monument de l'Unite ©
Monument de l'Unite

2
nights
Marrakech, Morocco

Marrakech ©
You won't run out of things to do in Marrakech, a city where you can spend days exploring grandiose palaces and mosques, photogenic gardens, sacred tombs, and traditional mansions that evoke a bygone era.
Marrakech is known for shopping, parks, historic sites, spas, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, browse the eclectic array of goods at Jemaa el-Fnaa, contemplate the long history of Palacio da Bahia, and admire the striking features of Medersa Ben Youssef.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Marrakech holiday maker tool .

You can fly from Bujumbura to Marrakech in 16 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car, bus, and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central African Time to Western European Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Bujumbura in December, you will find days in Marrakech are slightly colder (24°C), and nights are much colder (7°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites Shopping Parks
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Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Jemaa el-Fnaa ©
Jemaa el-Fnaa
Koutoubia Mosque ©
Koutoubia Mosque

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