15 days in South Africa, Kenya & Rwanda Itinerary

15 days in South Africa, Kenya & Rwanda Itinerary

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Durban, South Africa
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Johannesburg, South Africa
— 3 nights
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Mombasa, Kenya
— 2 nights
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Watamu, Kenya
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Nairobi, Kenya
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Kigali, Rwanda
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Cape Town, South Africa
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Durban, South Africa

— 1 night

Surf City

Sunny weather and golden beaches await you on a vacation in Durban, a busy port city on the Indian Ocean known for its outdoorsy atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): kick back and relax at Umhlanga Main Beach and then kick back and relax at Thompson's Bay Beach. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, look for gifts at Springbuck Art & Jewellers, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Golden Mile.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Durban trip maker site.

Cape Town to Durban is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Durban when traveling from Cape Town in April, with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Durban

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

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Johannesburg, South Africa

— 3 nights

City of Light

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): take an exotic tour of a safari tour. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: Head underground at Sterkfontein Cave, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre, and then steep yourself in history at Union Buildings.

To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Johannesburg trip itinerary maker tool.

You can fly from Durban to Johannesburg in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Durban in April, expect Johannesburg to be slightly colder, temps between 28°C and 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Mombasa.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

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Mombasa, Kenya

— 2 nights
Mombasa rests on the exotic shores of the Indian Ocean and serves as a globally popular vacation destination thanks to its classy hotels and friendly and relaxed atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): take an exotic tour of a safari tour. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nyali Beach and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Mombasa sightseeing planning site.

Fly from Johannesburg to Mombasa in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Johannesburg to Mombasa. When traveling from Johannesburg in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Mombasa: temperatures range from 37°C by day to 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive to Watamu.

Things to do in Mombasa

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Beaches
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Watamu, Kenya

— 1 night
Hailed for its picturesque scenery and pristine beaches, the village of Watamu on Kenya's Indian Ocean coastline attracts both adventure seekers and those looking for a relaxing seaside holiday.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): stroll through Local Ocean Conservation and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Watamu travel site.

You can drive from Mombasa to Watamu in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In April, daily temperatures in Watamu can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Nairobi.

Things to do in Watamu

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks
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Nairobi, Kenya

— 1 night

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.
On the 21st (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

Plan trip to Nairobi with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Watamu to Nairobi by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and train; or drive. Traveling from Watamu in April, expect Nairobi to be a bit cooler, temps between 30°C and 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Kigali.

Things to do in Nairobi

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Kigali, Rwanda

— 2 nights
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 22nd (Thu), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kigali online travel planner.

You can fly from Nairobi to Kigali in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Nairobi to Kigali, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In April in Kigali, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. On the 23rd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Kigali

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Shopping
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Cape Town, South Africa

— 4 nights

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
You'll get in some beach time at Muizenberg Beach and Bloubergstrand Beach. Get outdoors at Twelve Apostles and Fish Hoek Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Cape Town side-trips: Stony Point Penguin Colony (in Betty's Bay), Fairview Wine and Cheese (in Suider Paarl) and Franschhoek (Franschhoek Motor Museum & Franschhoek Pass). Next up on the itinerary: awaken your taste buds at Earthstompers Adventures, admire all the interesting features of Groot Constantia, stroll around Greenpoint Park and Biodiversity Garden, and examine the collection at South African Jewish Museum.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Cape Town trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Kigali to Cape Town takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Kigali in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Cape Town, with lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wineries

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South Africa travel guide

4.4
Nature & Parks · Wineries & Vineyards · Mountains
Rainbow Nation
The landscapes of South Africa match its people in terms of diversity, richness, and vitality. From desert lands and coastlines, to the famous nature reserves sheltering the "Big Five" game animals, the country has natural charm in spades. The main cities provide a wealth of bars, clubs, shopping districts, and entertainment options to please the most demanding visitors, while traditional life can still be admired and respected in a collection of villages with beehive-style huts and an age-old cultural heritage. When in need of a minute to digest all that's happened during your trip to South Africa, sit down to a braai (traditional barbecue), and a bottle of wine made at one of the country's thriving vineyards.

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.

Rwanda travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · National Parks · Art Galleries
Land of a Thousand Hills
Tourism in Rwanda experienced a serious boost in the recent years largely thanks to the country's large population of mountain gorillas. One of only two nations in which the enigmatic, critically endangered gorillas can be tracked, Rwanda appeals to adventurous travelers interested in hiking the hills and equatorial jungles inhabited by the endemic species. The people of Rwanda remain positive about their future, and the political stability that has taken hold since the horrors of the 1994 genocide allows a growing number of international tourists to share in the optimism.