60 days in Nairobi & Cape Town Itinerary

60 days in Nairobi & Cape Town Itinerary

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60 days in Nairobi & Cape Town Itinerary

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.
Popular historic sites such as Karen Blixen Coffee Garden and Cottages and Nairobi War Cemetery are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Karen Blixen Museum and All Saints Cathedral. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nairobi: The Reserve (in Kiserian), Machakos (Ol Donyo Sabuk National Park & Machakos People's Park) and Mount Longonot (in Maai Mahiu). Spend the 24th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Spend the 3rd (Thu) exploring nature at Dickson Mutaiti. There's much more to do: take a peaceful walk through Karura Forest, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, admire all the interesting features of Mugie Ranch, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Silole Sanctuary.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Nairobi day trip planner.

Dakar, Senegal to Nairobi is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Dakar to Nairobi. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Dakar in September: high temperatures in Nairobi hover around 29°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Nairobi

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Kikuyu, Machakos, Kereita Forest, Nairobi Animal Orphanage, The Reserve
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Karura Forest ©
Karura Forest
Mount Longonot ©
Mount Longonot

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.
Relax by the water at Voelklip Beach and Kraalbaai Beach/Lagoon. Visit Robben Island Museum and St. George's Cathedral for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cape Town: Stellenbosch (Stellenbosch Toy & Miniature Museum, Dutch Reform Church, & more), Lynx Wine Estate (in Wemmershoek) and Franschhoek (Franschhoek Motor Museum, Eikehof, & more). There's still lots to do: stroll through Cape Point, learn about winemaking at Fairview Wine and Cheese, take in the dramatic natural features at Twelve Apostles, and hike along Platteklip Gorge.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Cape Town trip builder app .

You can fly from Nairobi to Cape Town in 9.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Nairobi to Cape Town is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Nairobi in October, expect Cape Town to be slightly colder, temps between 27°C and 13°C. On the 20th (Wed), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wineries Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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