20 days in Africa Itinerary

20 days in Africa Itinerary

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Start: London, United Kingdom
+2
Train + Fly + Drive:  16 h 30 min
1
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 2 nights
Drive + Bus:  4 h 45 min
2
Ngamiland East, Botswana
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h
3
Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 15 min
4
Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, Botswana
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 15 min
5
Serowe, Botswana
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h 30 min
6
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
7
Windhoek, Namibia
— 1 night
Fly:  1 h
8
Walvis Bay, Namibia
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 30 min
9
Etosha National Park, Namibia
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
10
Otjiwarongo, Namibia
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
11
Damaraland, Namibia
— 1 night
Drive:  7 h 30 min
12
Sesriem, Namibia
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  23 h 45 min
End: London, United Kingdom

2
nights
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Scuba & Snorkeling and Crocodile Park Victoria Falls. Next up on the itinerary: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, browse the exhibits of Prime Art Gallery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Siduli Hide, and take in the views from Victoria Falls Bridge.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Victoria Falls trip planning website.

London, UK to Victoria Falls is an approximately 17-hour combination of train, flight, and car. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central Africa Time (CAT), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from London in October: highs in Victoria Falls hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Ngamiland East.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 23:
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Zipline
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Ngamiland East trip planning website.

Do a combination of car and bus from Victoria Falls to Ngamiland East in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. In October in Ngamiland East, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to fly to Chobe National Park.

Things to do in Ngamiland East

Wildlife Parks
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust ©

1
night
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.
On the 25th (Sun), stroll through CARACAL Biodiversity Center, tour the pleasant surroundings at Savute Reserve, and then walk around Seboba Nature and Recreational Park.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Chobe National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Ngamiland East to Chobe National Park in 5.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park.

Things to do in Chobe National Park

Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Savute Reserve ©
Savute Reserve

1
night
Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, Botswana

Makgadikgadi Pans National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Makgadikgadi Pans National Park.

To see photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Makgadikgadi Pans National Park trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Chobe National Park to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Serowe.

Things to do in Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

Wildlife Parks
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Makgadikgadi Pans National Park ©
Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

1
night
Serowe, Botswana

Serowe ©
Serowe is a town in Botswana's Central District. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Khama III Memorial Museum and then stroll through Khama Rhino Sanctuary.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Serowe trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Makgadikgadi Pans National Park to Serowe. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Serowe

Wildlife Parks Museums
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Khama Rhino Sanctuary ©
Khama Rhino Sanctuary
Khama III Memorial Museum ©
Khama III Memorial Museum

4
nights
Johannesburg, South Africa

Johannesburg ©
Founded when gold was discovered in the area in the late 19th century, Johannesburg quickly grew into a bustling metropolis, South Africa's largest city and the region's economic hub.
Explore hidden gems such as Ukutula Conservation Center and Climbing Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Johannesburg side-trips: Hartbeespoort (Elephant Sanctuary Hartbeesport Dam & Bush Babies Monkey Sanctuary) and Pretoria (Kruger House Museum & Austin Roberts Bird Sanctuary). There's much more to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, examine the collection at Lindfield Victorian House Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Carlton Centre, and take an in-depth tour of Liliesleaf.

Plan trip to Johannesburg with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Serowe to Johannesburg in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In October, daily temperatures in Johannesburg can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel to Windhoek.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Hartbeespoort, Pretoria, Alberts Farm, Ukutula Conservation Center, Liliesleaf
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Ukutula Conservation Center ©
Ukutula Conservation Center
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Bush Babies Monkey Sanctuary ©
Bush Babies Monkey Sanctuary

1
night
Windhoek, Namibia

Windhoek ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): stroll through Deadvlei, thenhunt for treasures at Namibia Craft Centre, thentake an exotic tour of a safari tour, and finally stroll through NamibRand Nature Reserve.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Windhoek online attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Johannesburg to Windhoek takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time to Central Africa Time is minus 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Johannesburg in October; daily highs in Windhoek reach 38°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Walvis Bay.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trip

Deadvlei
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 1:
Highlights from your plan
Deadvlei ©
Deadvlei
Safaris
NamibRand Nature Reserve ©
NamibRand Nature Reserve

1
night
Walvis Bay, Namibia

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 2nd (Mon): get interesting insight from Tours, thenstroll through Dune 7, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Walvis Bay road trip planner.

You can fly from Windhoek to Walvis Bay in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Windhoek in November: high temperatures in Walvis Bay hover around 27°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Etosha National Park.

Things to do in Walvis Bay

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Find places to stay Nov 1 — 2:
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Dune 7 ©
Dune 7
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

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.
On the 3rd (Tue), don't miss a visit to Okaukuejo waterhole and then stroll through Etosha.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Etosha National Park day trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Walvis Bay to Etosha National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or do a combination of train and shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Otjiwarongo.

Things to do in Etosha National Park

Wildlife Parks
Find places to stay Nov 2 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Etosha ©
Etosha

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 4th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah Conservation Fund, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Africat, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at REST - Rare & Endangered Species Trust.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Otjiwarongo trip planning app.

Explore your travel options from Etosha National Park to Otjiwarongo with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in November, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to Damaraland.

Things to do in Otjiwarongo

Wildlife Parks
Find places to stay Nov 3 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Cheetah Conservation Fund ©
Cheetah Conservation Fund
Africat ©
Africat
REST - Rare & Endangered Species Trust ©
REST - Rare & Endangered Species Trust

1
night
Damaraland, Namibia

Damaraland ©
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): examine the collection at Damara Living Museum.

To find where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Damaraland itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Otjiwarongo to Damaraland in 8 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Sesriem.

Things to do in Damaraland

Museums
Find places to stay Nov 4 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Damara Living Museum ©
Damara Living Museum

2
nights
Sesriem, Namibia

Sesriem ©
Sesriem is a small settlement located in the Namib Desert, in Namibia, close to the southern end of the Naukluft Mountains. Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): admire nature's extreme beauty at Dune 45 Sossusvlei, thenadmire nature's extreme beauty at Namib Desert, and then enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour. On your second day here, take in breathtaking views at Sesriem Canyon and then admire nature's extreme beauty at Namib-Naukluft National Park.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Sesriem day trip planning website.

You can drive from Damaraland to Sesriem in 7.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sesriem

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trip

Namib-Naukluft Park
Find places to stay Nov 5 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Namib Desert ©
Namib Desert
Namib-Naukluft National Park
Namib-Naukluft National Park
Balloon Rides

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