60 days in Nairobi & Cape Town Itinerary

60 days in Nairobi & Cape Town Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Dakar, Senegal
Fly:  13 h 15 min
1
Nairobi, Kenya
— 27 nights
Fly:  9 h 15 min
2
Cape Town, South Africa
— 30 nights
Fly:  14 h 30 min
End: Dakar, Senegal

27
nights
Nairobi, Kenya

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Safaris and Climbing Tours. Popular historic sites such as Karen Blixen Coffee Garden and Cottages and All Saints Cathedral are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Nairobi side-trips: Mount Longonot (in Maai Mahiu), Machakos (Ol Donyo Sabuk National Park & Machakos People's Park) and The Reserve at Rimpa Estates Wildlife Conservancy (in Kiserian). Spend the 24th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Spend the 18th (Fri) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. The adventure continues: explore the landscape on two wheels at Karura Forest, explore the striking landscape of Central Island National Park, see the interesting displays at Karen Blixen Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Nairobi trip itinerary builder app.

Dakar, Senegal to Nairobi is an approximately 11- hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to East Africa Time (EAT) is 3 hours. Traveling from Dakar in September, things will get little chillier in Nairobi: highs are around 29°C and lows about 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Nairobi

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Kikuyu, Machakos, Mugie Ranch, Mount Longonot, Waterfalls Inn Tigoni
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Safaris
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Karura Forest ©
Karura Forest

30
nights
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Boschendal Wine Estate and Dorp Street. Visiting Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and Bloubergstrand Beach will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cape Town: Franschhoek (Lynx Wine, Franschhoek Motor Museum, &more), Stellenbosch (Stellenbosch Toy & Miniature Museum, Dutch Reform Church, &more) and Ross Gower Wines (in Elgin). Next up on the itinerary: hike along Platteklip Gorge, stroll through Stony Point Penguin Colony, do a tasting at Vrede en Lust Winery, and enjoy the sand and surf at Kraalbaai Beach/Lagoon.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Cape Town trip planning tool.

Getting from Nairobi to Cape Town by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone changes from East Africa Time (EAT) to South Africa Standard Time (SAST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In October, Cape Town is little chillier than Nairobi - with highs of 27°C and lows of 13°C. On the 20th (Wed), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Wineries Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, Paarl, Hermanus, Tulbagh
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Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Platteklip Gorge ©
Platteklip Gorge
Cape Point ©
Cape Point

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