19 days in Africa Itinerary

19 days in Africa Itinerary

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1
Cape Town, South Africa
— 4 nights
2
Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia
— 2 nights
3
Swakopmund, Namibia
— 1 night
4
Damaraland, Namibia
— 1 night
5
Otjiwarongo, Namibia
— 1 night
6
Etosha National Park, Namibia
— 1 night
7
Windhoek, Namibia
— 1 night
8
Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 2 nights
9
Ngamiland East, Botswana
— 1 night
10
Livingstone, Zambia
— 3 nights

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Hermanus Cliff Path and Stony Point Penguin Colony. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cape Town: SANSA Space Science (in Hermanus), Wine Tours & Tastings (in Stellenbosch) and Franschhoek (Franschhoek Motor Museum & First South African Perfume Museum). 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 a leisurely stroll along 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 combination of train and flight. You can also fly. 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 °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Namib-Naukluft Park.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Hermanus, Franschhoek, Stony Point Penguin Colony, Wine Tours & Tastings
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 26:
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Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

2
nights
Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia

Namib-Naukluft Park ©
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 6.5 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 °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Namib-Naukluft Park

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 28:
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Deadvlei ©
Deadvlei
Big Daddy Dune ©
Big Daddy Dune

1
night
Swakopmund, Namibia

Swakopmund ©
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, examine the collection at Swakopmund Museum, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, thenpush 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 °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to drive to Damaraland.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Museums Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Dune 7
Find places to stay Sep 28 — 29:
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Swakopmund Museum ©
Swakopmund Museum
Safaris
Dune 7 ©
Dune 7

1
night
Damaraland, Namibia

Damaraland ©
On the 30th (Mon), examine the collection at 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:
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Damara Living Museum ©
Damara Living Museum
Twyfelfontein ©
Twyfelfontein

1
night
Otjiwarongo, Namibia

Otjiwarongo ©
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, thenstroll 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 °C, while nighttime lows are °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:
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Cheetah Conservation Fund ©
Cheetah Conservation Fund
REST - Rare & Endangered Species Trust ©
REST - Rare & Endangered Species Trust
Africat ©
Africat

1
night
Etosha National Park, Namibia

Etosha National Park ©
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:
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Etosha ©
Etosha

1
night
Windhoek, Namibia

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.

Fly from Etosha National Park to Windhoek in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Chobe National Park.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 3:
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Safaris
NamibRand Nature Reserve ©
NamibRand Nature Reserve

2
nights
Chobe National Park, Botswana

Chobe National Park ©
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): don't miss a visit to 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, thenstroll through Nogatsaa and Tchinga, and then explore the activities along Linyanti River.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Chobe National Park day trip planner.

Fly from Windhoek to Chobe National Park in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Windhoek to Chobe National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Ngamiland East.

Things to do in Chobe National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 5:
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Savute Reserve ©
Savute Reserve
Linyanti River ©
Linyanti River
Nogatsaa and Tchinga ©
Nogatsaa and Tchinga

1
night
Ngamiland East, Botswana

Ngamiland East ©
Ngamiland East, a sub-district of Botswana's North-East District, is all about the wildlife and safaris.
On the 6th (Sun), look for gifts at 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.

Fly from Chobe National Park to Ngamiland East in 5.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Ngamiland East can reach °C, while at night they dip to °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
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NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust ©

3
nights
Livingstone, Zambia

Tourism in Livingstone, a town nestled on the Zimbabwean border, thrives largely thanks to the nearby Victoria Falls.
On the 7th (Mon), get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then take in the dramatic scenery at Victoria Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Livingstone Museum, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then cast your line with Angle Zambia.

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Livingstone trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Ngamiland East to Livingstone takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. When traveling from Ngamiland East in October, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Livingstone: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Livingstone

Tours Outdoors Adventure
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 9:
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Victoria Falls ©
Victoria Falls
Livingstone Museum ©
Livingstone Museum

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