21 days in Africa Itinerary

21 days in Africa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Africa trip builder

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

21 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg, South Africa
1
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
2
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Okavango Delta, Botswana
— 2 nights
Drive:  11​h 15​min
5
Etosha National Park, Namibia
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
6
Swakopmund, Namibia
— 3 nights
Drive:  11​h
7
Sesriem, Namibia
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h 15​min
8
Windhoek, Namibia
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
9
Johannesburg, South Africa
— Few hours
Fly:  21​h 30​min
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.
To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Johannesburg visit planner.

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major airports are O R Tambo International and Pilanesberg International Airport. In May, daytime highs in Johannesburg are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. You will leave for Victoria Falls on the 18th (Mon).

Things to do in Johannesburg

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay May 17 — 18:

2
nights
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.
Victoria Falls is known for nature, adventure, wildlife, zoos & aquariums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Victoria Falls Snake Park.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Victoria Falls online travel planner .

Traveling by flight from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Johannesburg in May, with highs in Victoria Falls at 32°C and lows at 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Chobe National Park.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Find places to stay May 18 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Victoria Falls Bridge ©
Victoria Falls Bridge

3
nights
Chobe National Park, Botswana

Chobe National Park ©
Chobe National Park is known for parks, wildlife, outdoors, nature, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Savute Reserve and walk around Seboba Nature and Recreational Park.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Chobe National Park trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Victoria Falls to Chobe National Park by shuttle takes about 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Okavango Delta.

Things to do in Chobe National Park

Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay May 20 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Savute Reserve ©
Savute Reserve
Nogatsaa and Tchinga ©
Nogatsaa and Tchinga
Serondela Reserve ©
Serondela 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.
On the 24th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at 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 May, daily temperatures in Okavango Delta can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Etosha National Park.

Things to do in Okavango Delta

Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust
Find places to stay May 23 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Moremi Wildlife Reserve ©
Moremi Wildlife Reserve

3
nights
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.
Step out of Etosha National Park to go to Ondangwa and see Nakambale museum, which is approximately 1h 50 min away. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Okaukuejo waterhole and tour the pleasant surroundings at Etosha.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Etosha National Park itinerary planning app .

Explore your travel options from Okavango Delta to Etosha National Park with the Route module. On the 29th (Fri), you're off toSwakopmund.

Things to do in Etosha National Park

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nakambale museum
Find places to stay May 26 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Etosha ©
Etosha
Nakambale museum ©
Nakambale museum

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 30th (Sat): take in the views from Swakopmund Jetty and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Outdoor Activities, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then examine the collection at Swakopmund Museum, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at National Marine Aquarium of Namibia.

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

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Etosha National Park to Swakopmund takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, bus, and car; or do a combination of shuttle and car. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in May, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to drive to Sesriem.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Kayaking & Canoeing
Find places to stay May 29 — Jun 1:
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Safaris
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

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 2nd (Tue): admire nature's extreme beauty at Namib-Naukluft National Park and then explore the stunning scenery at Sesriem Canyon.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Sesriem journey planner.

You can drive from Swakopmund to Sesriem in 11 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Windhoek.

Things to do in Sesriem

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Sesriem Canyon
Find places to stay Jun 1 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Sesriem Canyon ©
Sesriem Canyon
Namib-Naukluft National Park
Namib-Naukluft National Park
Balloon Rides

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 4th (Thu): browse the eclectic array of goods at Namibia Craft Centre, then admire the striking features of Christuskirche, then tour the pleasant surroundings at NamibRand Nature Reserve, and finally examine the collection at Trans-Namib Railroad Museum. Keep things going the next day: take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

Start your trip to Windhoek by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from Sesriem to Windhoek by car takes about 8.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Windhoek can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 3 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Christuskirche ©
Christuskirche
NamibRand Nature Reserve ©
NamibRand Nature Reserve

few
hours
Johannesburg, South Africa

Johannesburg
To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Johannesburg trip planner .

You can fly from Windhoek to Johannesburg in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Windhoek in June: high temperatures in Johannesburg hover around 22°C and lows are around 5°C. On the 5th (Fri), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay Jun 5 — 6:

Similar Plans

11 days in South Africa & Lesotho BY A USER FROM TAIWAN August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 11 days in Johannesburg BY A USER FROM NIGERIA July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Johannesburg BY A USER FROM NIGERIA August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 7 days in Johannesburg BY A USER FROM NIGERIA August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 16 days in Johannesburg BY A USER FROM FRANCE August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 30 days in Johannesburg BY A USER FROM NIGERIA August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 26 days in Johannesburg, Cape Town & Port Elizabeth BY A USER FROM CHILE January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Johannesburg BY A USER FROM NIGERIA August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 3 days in Johannesburg BY A USER FROM BRAZIL August, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 6 days in Johannesburg BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 10 days in Johannesburg BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans