23 days in Africa Itinerary

23 days in Africa Itinerary

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23 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  21 h 45 min
1
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  4 h 45 min
2
Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  13 h 30 min
3
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
4
Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
5
Okavango Delta, Botswana
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h
6
Windhoek, Namibia
— 2 nights
Drive:  8 h 30 min
7
Sesriem, Namibia
— 2 nights
Drive:  11 h
8
Swakopmund, Namibia
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  30 h
End: Toronto, Canada

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): look for gifts at James Findlay - Collectable Books & Maps, then steep yourself in history at Mandela House, then examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, and finally admire all the interesting features of Constitution Hill.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Johannesburg trip itinerary planner .

Toronto, Canada to Johannesburg is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Johannesburg is 7 hours. In June, Johannesburg is little chillier than Toronto - with highs of 22°C and lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill
Mandela House ©
Mandela House

4
nights
Kruger National Park, South Africa

Kruger National Park ©
One of Africa's largest game sanctuaries and part of UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere Program, Kruger National Park provides an immersive experience of wildlife.
Spend the 10th (Wed) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. There's lots more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kruger National Park, hike along Wolhuter Wilderness Trail, stroll through Bushmans Trail, and get outside with Wild Frontier Adventures.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Kruger National Park road trip planning tool .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Johannesburg in June: high temperatures in Kruger National Park hover around 26°C and lows are around 11°C. On the 13th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve, Kruger National Park
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Sweni Wilderness Trail ©
Sweni Wilderness Trail

1
night
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls ©
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.
On the 14th (Sun), snap pictures at Victoria Falls Bridge, explore the striking landscape of Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, then get to know the resident critters at Victoria Falls Snake Park, then browse the exhibits of Prime Art Gallery, and finally see the world from above with a helicopter tour. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks and then wander the wide-open spaces of Crocodile Park Victoria Falls.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Victoria Falls tour itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Kruger National Park to Victoria Falls with the Route module. In June, daytime highs in Victoria Falls are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Chobe National Park.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours Parks Nature
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Zipline
Helicopter Tours

3
nights
Chobe National Park, Botswana

Chobe National Park ©
Chobe National Park, in northern Botswana, has one of the largest concentrations of game in Africa. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Savute Reserve. On your second day here, walk around Seboba Nature and Recreational Park and then tour the pleasant surroundings at CARACAL Biodiversity Center.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Chobe National Park day trip planning app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Victoria Falls to Chobe National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Okavango Delta.

Things to do in Chobe National Park

Parks Wildlife
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Savute Reserve ©
Savute Reserve

2
nights
Okavango Delta, Botswana

Okavango Delta ©
Listed as a World Heritage Site, Okavango Delta represents a sanctuary for a rich and diverse animal and plant life, which continues to attract swarms of tourists, adventurers, and nature lovers.
Change things up with a short trip to Motsana Maun in Maun (about 1h 30 min away). Spend the 18th (Thu) in the pleasant surroundings of NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust. Spend the 19th (Fri) in the pleasant surroundings of Moremi Wildlife Reserve.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Okavango Delta tour itinerary planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Chobe National Park to Okavango Delta. In June, daily temperatures in Okavango Delta can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Windhoek.

Things to do in Okavango Delta

Wildlife Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Ngamiland East
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Moremi Wildlife Reserve ©
Moremi Wildlife Reserve

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): browse the eclectic array of goods at Namibia Craft Centre, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at NamibRand Nature Reserve.

To find where to stay and more tourist information, read our Windhoek itinerary planner .

You can fly from Okavango Delta to Windhoek in 6 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Okavango Delta in June: highs in Windhoek hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Sesriem.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Safaris
Christuskirche ©
Christuskirche
NamibRand Nature Reserve ©
NamibRand Nature Reserve

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. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Elim Dunes and then explore the striking landscape of Namib-Naukluft National Park.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Sesriem vacation maker site .

Traveling by car from Windhoek to Sesriem takes 8.5 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Wed) before leaving for Swakopmund.

Things to do in Sesriem

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Namib-Naukluft Park
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Sesriem Canyon ©
Sesriem Canyon
Namib-Naukluft National Park
Namib-Naukluft National Park
Elim Dunes ©
Elim Dunes

3
nights
Swakopmund, Namibia

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 25th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Swakopmund Museum, then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then admire the landmark architecture of Hohenzollernhaus. Keep things going the next day: browse the different shops at Platz Am Meer, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then stop by Kristall Galerie, and finally take in the views from Swakopmund Jetty.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Swakopmund road trip site .

Traveling by car from Sesriem to Swakopmund takes 11 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in June, and nighttime lows around 12°C. On the 27th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Kayaking & Canoeing
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Safaris
Kayaking & Canoeing
Swakopmund Museum ©
Swakopmund Museum

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