14 days in Maputo, Gaborone & Victoria Falls Itinerary

14 days in Maputo, Gaborone & Victoria Falls Itinerary

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Maputo, Mozambique
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Gaborone, Botswana
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
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Maputo, Mozambique

— 2 nights

City of Acacias

Walking the broad, leafy avenues of Maputo, Mozambique's capital and bustling harbor city, you can discover numerous architectural gems and come to appreciate the area's Portuguese-influenced culture.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Maputo Central Train Station and Casa de Ferro (The Iron House). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Fortaleza of Maputo, see the interesting displays at Museu dos CFM, step off the mainland to explore Xefina Pequena, and stroll through Praia da Costa do Sol.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Maputo road trip planning tool.

Brussels, Belgium to Maputo is an approximately 21-hour flight. Traveling from Brussels to Maputo, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Brussels in December, with highs in Maputo at 36°C and lows at 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to fly to Gaborone.

Things to do in Maputo

Shopping · Parks · Museums · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:

Gaborone, Botswana

— 4 nights
Planned as the capital after Botswana gained independence in the 1960s, Gaborone quickly transformed into a bustling city and the country's commercial center.
Kids will enjoy Mokolodi Nature Reserve and Bluetree World of Golf. Step out of Gaborone with an excursion to Khwai Concession in Moremi Game Reserve--about 9 hours away. The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Lion Park Resort, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Balaji Temple, get a taste of the local shopping with Botswanacraft, and get a sense of history and politics at National Assembly Building.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Gaborone sightseeing website.

Traveling by flight from Maputo to Gaborone takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Maputo, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Gaborone, ranging from highs of 44°C to lows of 44°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Gaborone

Wildlife · Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 3:

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

— 5 nights
Victoria Falls, a Zimbabwean town near the eponymous waterfall, serves as one of two prime gateway points to the majestic cascade and its surrounding national park.
Bring the kids along to Safaris and Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park. There's still lots to do: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, look for gifts at Cultural Vibes Music Shop, and push the limits with an extreme tour.

To see more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Victoria Falls tour itinerary planner.

Fly from Gaborone to Victoria Falls in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Gaborone in January: highs in Victoria Falls hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Adventure
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 8: