19 days in Africa Itinerary

19 days in Africa Itinerary

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Lusaka, Zambia
— 2 nights
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Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, Botswana
— 3 nights
Drive
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Ngamiland East, Botswana
— 3 nights
Fly to Kasane, Bus to Livingstone
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Livingstone, Zambia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 2 nights
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Walvis Bay, Namibia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Otjiwarongo, Namibia
— 1 night
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Windhoek, Namibia
— 3 nights
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Lusaka, Zambia

— 2 nights
Tourism in Lusaka, Zambia's commercial and government center, thrives mostly due to its central location and well-connected airport, making it a gateway for exploring the country's numerous nature reserves and national parks.
On the 23rd (Thu), head outdoors with The Lilayi Elephant Nursery, steep yourself in history at Chilenje House, and then browse the different shops at Eastpark Mall. Keep things going the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with Manda Hill, see the interesting displays at Zambia National Museum, and then stroll through Kalimba Reptile Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Lusaka sightseeing planning app.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Lusaka is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from Amsterdam to Lusaka, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park.

Things to do in Lusaka

Shopping · Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 24:

Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, Botswana

— 3 nights
Step off the beaten path and head to Baines Baobabs and Makgadikgadi Pans National Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park travel route planner.

You can fly from Lusaka to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Ngamiland East.

Things to do in Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 24 — 27:

Ngamiland East, Botswana

— 3 nights
Ngamiland East, a sub-district of Botswana's North-East District, is all about the wildlife and safaris.
Get in touch with nature at Mosu Safari Tours and Okavango River. Step off the beaten path and head to Khwai Concession and Gcwihaba Caves. There's still lots to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Motsana Maun.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Ngamiland East day trip tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Makgadikgadi Pans National Park to Ngamiland East. In September in Ngamiland East, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Livingstone.

Things to do in Ngamiland East

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 27 — 30:

Livingstone, Zambia

— 2 nights
Tourism in Livingstone, a town nestled on the Zimbabwean border, thrives largely thanks to the nearby Victoria Falls.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, explore and take pictures at Mukuni Village, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Victoria Falls. On your second day here, stroll through Livingstone Crocodile Park, head outdoors with The Explorer Club, and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Livingstone trip maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Ngamiland East to Livingstone takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. When traveling from Ngamiland East in September, plan for slightly colder days in Livingstone, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Livingstone

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 2:

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): see the world from above with a helicopter tour, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, meet the residents at Victoria Falls Snake Park, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally explore the galleries of Prime Art Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park and then browse the different shops at Elephant's Walk Shopping and Artist's Village.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Victoria Falls online journey maker.

Victoria Falls is just a short distance from Livingstone. Traveling from Livingstone in October, Victoria Falls is a bit cooler at night with lows of 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Walvis Bay.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Parks · Shopping · Tours · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 4:

Walvis Bay, Namibia

— 2 nights
A pleasant port city, Walvis Bay offers tourists a variety of urban entertainment options that complement its many natural attractions.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of German Evangelical Lutheran Church, then look for gifts at Kristall Galerie, and then stroll around Long Beach Leisure Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Wed): stroll through Dune 7 and then take a memorable excursion with Mola Mola Safaris.

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Walvis Bay trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Victoria Falls to Walvis Bay takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Victoria Falls to Walvis Bay. When traveling from Victoria Falls in October, plan for colder days in Walvis Bay, with highs around 25°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can drive to Otjiwarongo.

Things to do in Walvis Bay

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 4 — 6:

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 7th (Thu): walk around Waterberg National Park and then stroll through Africat.

To find ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Otjiwarongo trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Walvis Bay to Otjiwarongo in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. While traveling from Walvis Bay, expect much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Otjiwarongo, ranging from highs of 41°C to lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to drive to Windhoek.

Things to do in Otjiwarongo

Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 7:

Windhoek, Namibia

— 3 nights
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 8th (Fri): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour. On the next day, sample the fine beverages at Naute Kristall Cellar and Destillery, browse the exhibits of Trans-Namib Railroad Museum, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at NamibRand Nature Reserve.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Windhoek road trip planning website.

Getting from Otjiwarongo to Windhoek by car takes about 3 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Otjiwarongo in October: highs in Windhoek hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 7 — 10:

Zambia travel guide

3.9
Geologic Formations · Waterfalls · Nature & Parks
Air Conditioned State
Landlocked Zambia remains best known, a little counter intuitively perhaps, for its bodies of water. Three large rivers run through the country, with most of the big urban areas and smaller settlements sticking close to waterways and the valleys they've cut over millennia. Holidays in Zambia are adventurous affairs, with real planning required to get the most out of the country--foreign visitors find the infrastructure lacking and familiar comforts practically nonexistent. Traditional villages remain the most culturally rewarding places to visit in Zambia, while superlative natural features include animal-rich national parks and picturesque waterfalls.

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.

Zimbabwe travel guide

4.3
Waterfalls · Zipline · Bridges
Tourism in Zimbabwe experienced a boost after the country's turbulent recent history seemed to settle down. Waterfalls, "Big Five" national parks, and the Eastern Highlands provide contrasting but complementary images of southern Africa, with the growing tourism infrastructure helping visitors see the best of what the country offers. Though corruption and unemployment remain everyday problems, the vast majority of Zimbabweans are a welcoming bunch, proud of the natural riches and culture of their hopeful country.

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.