21 days in Africa Itinerary

21 days in Africa Itinerary

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Start: Brussels, Belgium
Train + Fly:  15 h 30 min
1
Cape Town, South Africa
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Cederberg, South Africa
— 1 night
Drive:  13 h
3
Sesriem, Namibia
— 2 nights
Drive:  7 h 30 min
4
Damaraland, Namibia
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
5
Swakopmund, Namibia
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  6 h 15 min
6
Etosha National Park, Namibia
— 1 day
Fly:  3 h 30 min
7
Windhoek, Namibia
— 3 nights
Drive:  9 h 30 min
8
Ghanzi, Botswana
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 15 min
9
Okavango Delta, Botswana
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h 15 min
10
Nata, Botswana
— 1 day
Drive:  7 h 15 min
11
Livingstone, Zambia
— 1 night
Fly + Train:  15 h 45 min
End: Brussels, Belgium

4
nights
Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Cape Town is known for nature, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire all the interesting features of Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, steep yourself in history at Robben Island Museum, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Two Oceans Aquarium, and kick back and relax at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Cape Town trip planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Cape Town is an approximately 16- hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Brussels to Cape Town. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cederberg.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
Cape Point ©
Cape Point

1
night
Cederberg, South Africa

Cederberg ©
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): learn about winemaking at Cederberg Private Cellar and then explore the fascinating underground world of Stadsaal Caves.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Cederberg tour builder app.

Drive from Cape Town to Cederberg in 3 hours. When traveling from Cape Town in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Cederberg: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 11°C at night. You'll set off for Sesriem on the 26th (Thu).

Things to do in Cederberg

Nature Parks Wineries
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Cederberg Private Cellar ©
Cederberg Private Cellar

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. Venture out of the city with trips to Big Daddy Dune (in Sossusvlei) and Namib-Naukluft Park (Sossusvlei & Elim Dunes). Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Namib-Naukluft National Park and get interesting insight from Tours.

Make your Sesriem itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Cederberg to Sesriem by car takes about 12.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time to Central Africa Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Damaraland.

Things to do in Sesriem

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trip

Namib-Naukluft Park
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Sossusvlei ©
Sossusvlei
Namib-Naukluft National Park
Namib-Naukluft National Park
Big Daddy Dune ©
Big Daddy Dune

1
night
Damaraland, Namibia

Damaraland ©
On the 30th (Mon), pause for some photo ops at Twyfelfontein.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Damaraland holiday planner.

You can drive from Sesriem to Damaraland in 7.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Damaraland

Historic Sites
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Twyfelfontein ©
Twyfelfontein

1
night
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 1st (Tue): stop by Kristall Galerie, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, examine the collection at Swakopmund Museum, then take a leisurely stroll along Swakopmund Jetty, and finally get interesting insight from Tours.

To see photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Swakopmund trip builder.

Drive from Damaraland to Swakopmund in 3 hours. In September in Swakopmund, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Etosha National Park.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Tours Museums Outdoors
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Safaris
Swakopmund Museum ©
Swakopmund Museum
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

1
day
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 2nd (Wed), stroll through Etosha and then don't miss a visit to Okaukuejo waterhole.

To see traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Etosha National Park trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Swakopmund to Etosha National Park by combination of car and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle; or do a combination of car and shuttle. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Windhoek.

Things to do in Etosha National Park

Wildlife Parks
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Etosha ©
Etosha

3
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.
Windhoek is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Christuskirche, hunt for treasures at Namibia Craft Centre, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and stroll through NamibRand Nature Reserve.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Windhoek online journey planner.

Getting from Etosha National Park to Windhoek by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle. In October in Windhoek, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Ghanzi.

Things to do in Windhoek

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

1
night
Ghanzi, Botswana

Ghanzi
Ghanzi is a town in the middle of the Kalahari Desert the western part of the Republic of Botswana in southern Africa. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): view the masterpieces at Kuru Art Project.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Ghanzi trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Windhoek to Ghanzi by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Central Africa Time (CAT) to Central Africa Time (CAT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Okavango Delta.

Things to do in Ghanzi

Shopping Museums
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1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Moremi Wildlife Reserve.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Okavango Delta day trip planner.

Getting from Ghanzi to Okavango Delta by car takes about 7.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Nata.

Things to do in Okavango Delta

Wildlife Parks
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Moremi Wildlife Reserve ©
Moremi Wildlife Reserve

1
day
Nata, Botswana

Nata
On the 8th (Tue), stroll through Nata Bird Sanctuary.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Nata itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Okavango Delta to Nata in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Okavango Delta in October, plan for little chillier days in Nata, with highs around 38°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Livingstone.

Things to do in Nata

Wildlife Parks
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Nata Bird Sanctuary
Nata Bird Sanctuary

1
night
Livingstone, Zambia

Livingstone ©
Tourism in Livingstone, a town nestled on the Zimbabwean border, thrives largely thanks to the nearby Victoria Falls.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Livingstone Museum, then see the interesting displays at Railway Museum, and then admire the sheer force of Victoria Falls. On the 10th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore and take pictures at Mukuni Village.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Livingstone trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Nata to Livingstone in 5 hours. In October in Livingstone, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. On the 10th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Livingstone

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trip

Mukuni Village
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Livingstone Museum ©
Livingstone Museum
Victoria Falls ©
Victoria Falls
Mukuni Village ©
Mukuni Village

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