14 days in Maputo, Gaborone & Victoria Falls Itinerary

14 days in Maputo, Gaborone & Victoria Falls Itinerary

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Maputo, Mozambique
— 2 nights
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Gaborone, Botswana
— 4 nights
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 5 nights
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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 Praia da Costa do Sol. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroquia Santo Antonio, see the interesting displays at Museu dos CFM, view the masterpieces at CCFM - Centro Cultural Franco-Mocambicano, and take an in-depth tour of Fortaleza of Maputo.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Maputo route planning app.

Brussels, Belgium to Maputo is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Brussels to Maputo is 1 hour. Traveling from Brussels in December, expect Maputo to be much hotter, temps between 36°C and 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can fly to Gaborone.

Things to do in Maputo

Parks · Shopping · 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 Lion Park Resort. Step out of Gaborone with an excursion to Khwai Concession in Moremi Game Reserve--about 9 hours away. There's much more to do: get your game on at Bluetree World of Golf, pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity Church, shop like a local with Botswanacraft, and admire the landmark architecture of National Assembly Building.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Gaborone road trip site.

You can fly from Maputo to Gaborone in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Maputo in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Gaborone: temperatures range from 44°C by day to 44°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to fly to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Gaborone

Parks · Wildlife · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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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 Victoria Falls Bridge. There's still lots to do: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Victoria Falls Snake Park, and take in the dramatic scenery at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park.

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: