19 days in Africa Itinerary

19 days in Africa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Africa travel planner

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Fly
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Cape Town, South Africa
— 4 nights
Fly
2
Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Swakopmund, Namibia
— 1 night
Drive
4
Damaraland, Namibia
— 1 night
Drive
5
Otjiwarongo, Namibia
— 1 night
Drive
6
Etosha National Park, Namibia
— 1 night
Drive
7
Windhoek, Namibia
— 1 night
Fly
8
Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 2 nights
Drive
9
Ngamiland East, Botswana
— 1 night
Fly to Kasane, Bus to Livingstone
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Livingstone, Zambia
— 3 nights
Fly to Amsterdam Schiphol, Train to Brussels

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Hermanus Cliff Path and Twelve Apostles. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cape Town: SANSA Space Science (in Hermanus), Stony Point Penguin Colony (in Betty's Bay) and Wine Tours & Tastings (in Stellenbosch). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, kick back and relax at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, step off the mainland to explore Robben Island Museum, and take in the waterfront activity at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Cape Town trip planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Cape Town is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Brussels to Cape Town. In September, daily temperatures in Cape Town can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can fly to Namib-Naukluft Park.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 21 — 26:

Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia

— 2 nights
One of the world's largest nature and game reserves, the vast Namib-Naukluft Park boasts sweeping desert and mountain landscapes, a diverse range of animal life, and the surreal Sossusvlei, a scenic saltpan sprinkled with towering red sand dunes and petrified acacia trees.
On the 27th (Fri), stroll through Deadvlei. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sat): admire nature's extreme beauty at Big Daddy Dune.

To find photos and tourist information, read our Namib-Naukluft Park day trip website.

Getting from Cape Town to Namib-Naukluft Park by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time to Central Africa Time is minus 1 hour. September in Namib-Naukluft Park sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Namib-Naukluft Park

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 28:

Swakopmund, Namibia

— 1 night
Nestled on Namibia's Atlantic coast and surrounded by the sand dunes of the vast Namib Desert, the resort town of Swakopmund enchants visitors with its distinct German colonial architecture and pleasant climate.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): stroll through Dune 7, look for gifts at Die Muschel, browse the exhibits of Swakopmund Museum, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then push the limits with an extreme tour, and finally snap pictures at Swakopmund Jetty.

Make your Swakopmund itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Namib-Naukluft Park to Swakopmund by car takes about 1.5 hours. September in Swakopmund sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to drive to Damaraland.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 28 — 29:

Damaraland, Namibia

— 1 night
On the 30th (Mon), browse the exhibits of Damara Living Museum and then appreciate the history behind Twyfelfontein.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Damaraland day trip site.

You can drive from Swakopmund to Damaraland in 6.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car to Otjiwarongo.

Things to do in Damaraland

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 29 — 30:

Otjiwarongo, Namibia

— 1 night
When touring Namibia's famous national parks and reserves, you can opt to base your trip in Otjiwarongo, a laid-back town boasting a number of attractions of its own.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah Conservation Fund, then stroll through REST - Rare & Endangered Species Trust, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Africat.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Otjiwarongo day trip planner.

You can drive from Damaraland to Otjiwarongo in 8 hours. In September, daytime highs in Otjiwarongo are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Etosha National Park.

Things to do in Otjiwarongo

Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 1:

Etosha National Park, Namibia

— 1 night
For nature lovers, a trip to Etosha National Park seems like a dream: the vast salt desert houses hundreds of animal species, which roam the arid lands and gather near the many waterholes.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): make a trip to Okaukuejo waterhole and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Etosha.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Etosha National Park trip maker site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Otjiwarongo to Etosha National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Windhoek.

Things to do in Etosha National Park

Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 2:

Windhoek, Namibia

— 1 night
Located in the heart of the country, Namibia's capital city Windhoek receives a constant influx of tourists, in part because of its international airport.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): look for gifts at Herrle & Herma Jewellers, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and then stroll through NamibRand Nature Reserve.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Windhoek travel route website.

Explore your travel options from Etosha National Park to Windhoek with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in October, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Chobe National Park.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 3:

Chobe National Park, Botswana

— 2 nights
A trip to Chobe National Park awakens the naturalist in every traveler and opens numerous possibilities for adventure.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): admire all the interesting features of Boab Prison Tree and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Savute Reserve. On the 5th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Serondela Reserve and then stroll through Nogatsaa and Tchinga.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Chobe National Park journey planner.

Getting from Windhoek to Chobe National Park by flight takes about 4 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Windhoek to Chobe National Park is 1 hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Ngamiland East.

Things to do in Chobe National Park

Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 5:

Ngamiland East, Botswana

— 1 night
Ngamiland East, a sub-district of Botswana's North-East District, is all about the wildlife and safaris.
On the 6th (Sun), shop like a local with Motsana Maun and then stroll through NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Ngamiland East trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Chobe National Park to Ngamiland East with the Route module. In October, daily temperatures in Ngamiland East can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Livingstone.

Things to do in Ngamiland East

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 6:

Livingstone, Zambia

— 3 nights
Tourism in Livingstone, a town nestled on the Zimbabwean border, thrives largely thanks to the nearby Victoria Falls.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then take in the dramatic scenery at Victoria Falls, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the galleries of Livingstone Museum, then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then cast your line with Angle Zambia.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Livingstone visit planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Ngamiland East to Livingstone in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. Traveling from Ngamiland East in October, you will find days in Livingstone are little chillier (36°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Livingstone

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 9:

Namibia travel guide

4.1
Nature & Parks · Deserts · Landmarks
Land of the Brave
Since gaining independence from South Africa in 1990, Namibia has sought to rival its neighbor in terms of tourist appeal. While it hasn't yet gotten up to the numbers of South Africa, Namibia tourism sector has plenty to work with. The desert and mountainous areas represent a real source of appeal, with species of classic African game animals, such as desert lions, zebras, and elephants real highlights of safaris through the national parks. Namibians are rightly proud of their country, and the myriad traditional villages, colonial German towns, and lively urban centers all deserve your attention.

Botswana travel guide

3.7
Nature & Parks · Safaris · Nature & Wildlife Tours
Sparsely populated Botswana possesses some of the most unadulterated wilderness and animal-rich areas in Africa. Largely unfenced national parks allow the world's largest population of elephants to roam freely--these protected areas also shelter varied birdlife and many endangered and rare mammal species. Tourism in Botswana largely caters to visitors seeking luxury lodges and exclusive safari experiences, but expeditions into traditional villages are also strongly recommended. The preserved cultures of these agricultural settlements show a link between man and nature formed over centuries, a relationship that many visitors to Botswana come to reconsider in their own lives.