21 days in Africa Itinerary

21 days in Africa Itinerary

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21 days in Africa Itinerary

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, parks, shopping, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore and take pictures at Cape Point, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Two Oceans Aquarium, take a leisurely stroll along Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and kick back and relax at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Cape Town trip planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Cape Town is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Brussels to Cape Town due to the time zone difference. In September in Cape Town, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Cederberg.

Things to do in Cape Town

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

1
night
Cederberg, South Africa

Cederberg ©
On the 25th (Wed), do a tasting at Cederberg Private Cellar and then explore the fascinating underground world of Stadsaal Caves.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Cederberg visit planner.

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. On the 26th (Thu), you're off toSesriem.

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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sesriem: Sossusvlei (in Namib-Naukluft Park) and Big Daddy Dune (in Sossusvlei). There's lots more to do: explore the fascinating landscape at Namib-Naukluft National Park, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and explore the striking landscape at Elim Dunes.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Sesriem trip planner .

Drive from Cederberg to Sesriem in 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. On the 29th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Damaraland.

Things to do in Sesriem

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

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

1
night
Damaraland, Namibia

Damaraland
On the 30th (Mon), appreciate the history behind Twyfelfontein.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Damaraland trip builder website .

Drive from Sesriem to Damaraland in 7.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Damaraland

Historic Sites
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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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): look for gifts at Kristall Galerie, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, examine the collection at Swakopmund Museum, then snap pictures at Swakopmund Jetty, and finally push the limits with an extreme tour.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Swakopmund itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Damaraland to Swakopmund in 3 hours. In September, daytime highs in Swakopmund are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Etosha National Park.

Things to do in Swakopmund

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

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 Pan and then make a trip to Okaukuejo waterhole.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Etosha National Park driving holiday planning tool .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Swakopmund to Etosha National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 Pan ©
Etosha Pan
Okaukuejo waterhole ©
Okaukuejo waterhole

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 museums, parks, wildlife, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at NamibRand Nature Reserve, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, admire the striking features of Christuskirche, and stop by Herrle & Herma Jewellers.

To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Windhoek trip planning site .

You can fly from Etosha National Park to Windhoek in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In October, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Ghanzi.

Things to do in Windhoek

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

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. On the 6th (Sun), take in the exciting artwork at Kuru Art Project.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Ghanzi day trip website .

Traveling by car from Windhoek to Ghanzi takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. On the 6th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Okavango Delta.

Things to do in Ghanzi

Museums Shopping
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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.
On the 7th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Moremi Wildlife Reserve.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Okavango Delta using our trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Ghanzi to Okavango Delta with the Route module. In October, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow 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
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Nata Bird Sanctuary.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Nata fast, fun, and easy.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Okavango Delta to Nata. When traveling from Okavango Delta in October, plan for a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in Nata: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough 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

Tourism in Livingstone, a town nestled on the Zimbabwean border, thrives largely thanks to the nearby Victoria Falls.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Livingstone Museum, examine the collection at Railway Museum, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Victoria Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Mukuni Village and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Livingstone online road trip planner .

You can drive from Nata to Livingstone in 5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Livingstone are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Livingstone

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trip

Mukuni Village
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 10:
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River Rafting & Tubing
Victoria Falls ©
Victoria Falls
Mukuni Village ©
Mukuni Village

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