20 days in Africa Itinerary

20 days in Africa Itinerary

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Cape Town, South Africa
— 3 nights
Fly
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Ngamiland East, Botswana
— 2 nights
Fly
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Windhoek, Namibia
— 1 night
Drive
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Etosha National Park, Namibia
— 1 night
Drive
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Otjiwarongo, Namibia
— 1 night
Drive
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Swakopmund, Namibia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sesriem, Namibia
— 1 night
Drive
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Livingstone, Zambia
— 3 nights
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Cape Town, South Africa

— 3 nights

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Platteklip Gorge and Company's Gardens. Step out of the city life by going to Twelve Apostles and Strand Beach. Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Abseil Africa, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bloubergstrand Beach, walk around Greenpoint Park and Biodiversity Garden, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Maclear's Beacon.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Cape Town travel route planning tool.

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. September in Cape Town sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. On the 25th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Ngamiland East.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Trails
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 25:

Ngamiland East, Botswana

— 2 nights
Ngamiland East, a sub-district of Botswana's North-East District, is all about the wildlife and safaris.
On the 26th (Thu), stop by Motsana Maun and then stroll through NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Okavango River.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Ngamiland East vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Cape Town to Ngamiland East takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Cape Town in September, plan for much hotter days in Ngamiland East, with highs around 39°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to fly to Windhoek.

Things to do in Ngamiland East

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 27:

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.
On the 28th (Sat), tee off at Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis, then browse the different shops at The Grove Mall of Namibia, then stroll through Avis Dam Nature Reserve, and finally see the interesting displays at Owela Museum.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Windhoek trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Ngamiland East to Windhoek takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ngamiland East to Windhoek. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Ngamiland East in September; daily highs in Windhoek reach 34°C and lows reach 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Etosha National Park.

Things to do in Windhoek

Golf · Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 27 — 28:

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Okaukuejo waterhole and then stroll through Etosha.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Etosha National Park trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Windhoek to Etosha National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Otjiwarongo.

Things to do in Etosha National Park

Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 28 — 29:

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 30th (Mon): stroll through REST - Rare & Endangered Species Trust, then stroll through Cheetah Conservation Fund, and then stroll through Africat.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Otjiwarongo day trip planning app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Etosha National Park to Otjiwarongo. September in Otjiwarongo sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Otjiwarongo

Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 29 — 30:

Swakopmund, Namibia

— 2 nights
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 1st (Tue): look for gifts at Karakulia Weavers, kick back and relax at Long Beach Leisure Park, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Snake Park, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Moon Landscape.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Swakopmund trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Otjiwarongo to Swakopmund takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Otjiwarongo in September, expect nights in Swakopmund to be a bit cooler, around 12°C, while days are colder, around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Namib-Naukluft Park.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 2:

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 3rd (Thu), cruise along Spreetshoogte Pass and then explore the stunning scenery at Kuiseb River.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Namib-Naukluft Park trip builder site.

You can drive from Swakopmund to Namib-Naukluft Park in 1.5 hours. In October in Namib-Naukluft Park, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. You will leave for Sesriem on the 4th (Fri).

Things to do in Namib-Naukluft Park

Scenic Drive · Nature · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 4:

Sesriem, Namibia

— 1 night
Sesriem is a small settlement located in the Namib Desert, in Namibia, close to the southern end of the Naukluft Mountains. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Namib-Naukluft National Park.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Sesriem online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Namib-Naukluft Park to Sesriem takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Livingstone.

Things to do in Sesriem

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 5:
Highlights from your trip

Livingstone, Zambia

— 3 nights
Tourism in Livingstone, a town nestled on the Zimbabwean border, thrives largely thanks to the nearby Victoria Falls.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Victoria Falls and Angle Zambia. Step out of the city life by going to Kayaking & Canoeing and River Rafting & Tubing. Go for a jaunt from Livingstone to Kazungula to see Batoka Gorge about 1h 55 min away. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, examine the collection at Railway & Gateway Jewish Museum, view the masterpieces at Wayiwayi Art Studio and Gallery, and stroll through Livingstone Crocodile Park.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Livingstone trip planner.

You can drive from Sesriem to Livingstone in 20.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Sesriem to Livingstone. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Livingstone

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 5 — 9:

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.

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.