21 days in Africa Itinerary

21 days in Africa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Africa route maker

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Cape Town, South Africa
— 5 nights
Drive
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Sesriem, Namibia
— 2 nights
Drive to Eros, Fly to Etosha National Park
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Etosha National Park, Namibia
— 1 night
Drive
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Windhoek, Namibia
— 3 nights
Fly
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Okavango Delta, Botswana
— 1 night
Drive
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Ghanzi, Botswana
— 1 night
Drive
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Nata, Botswana
— 1 night
Drive
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Livingstone, Zambia
— 2 nights
Fly to Amsterdam Schiphol, Train to Brussels

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Cape Town, South Africa

— 5 nights

Mother City

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, take in the waterfront activity at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, step off the mainland to explore Robben Island Museum, and take a stroll through Bo-kaap.

For ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Cape Town online itinerary planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Cape Town is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Brussels to Cape Town. In September, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Sesriem.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 25:

Sesriem, Namibia

— 2 nights
Sesriem is a small settlement located in the Namib Desert, in Namibia, close to the southern end of the Naukluft Mountains. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sesriem: Sossusvlei (Big Daddy Dune & Dune 45 Sossusvlei) and Sossusvlei (in Namib-Naukluft Park). Spend the 26th (Thu) exploring nature at Namib-Naukluft National Park. Next up on the itinerary: soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Sesriem trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cape Town to Sesriem takes 15 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Cape Town to Sesriem is minus 1 hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Etosha National Park.

Things to do in Sesriem

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 25 — 28:

Etosha National Park, Namibia

— 1 night
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Etosha and then make a trip to Okaukuejo waterhole.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Etosha National Park trip maker site.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Sesriem to Etosha National Park takes 13 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Windhoek.

Things to do in Etosha National Park

Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 29 — 30:

Windhoek, Namibia

— 3 nights
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Deadvlei in Sossusvlei (about 5h 30 min away). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Christuskirche, play a few rounds at Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis, browse the eclectic array of goods at Namibia Craft Centre, and explore the galleries of Trans-Namib Railroad Museum.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Windhoek tour builder website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Etosha National Park to Windhoek. September in Windhoek sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Okavango Delta.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 3:

Okavango Delta, Botswana

— 1 night
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 4th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Moremi Wildlife Reserve.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Okavango Delta day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Windhoek to Okavango Delta in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Africa Time (CAT) to Central Africa Time (CAT) is 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Windhoek in October, with highs in Okavango Delta at 41°C and lows at 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Ghanzi.

Things to do in Okavango Delta

Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 4:
Highlights from your trip

Ghanzi, Botswana

— 1 night
Ghanzi is a town in the middle of the Kalahari Desert the western part of the Republic of Botswana in southern Africa. On the 5th (Sat), shop like a local with Kuru Art Project.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Ghanzi trip site.

Traveling by car from Okavango Delta to Ghanzi takes 7.5 hours. On the 5th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Nata.

Things to do in Ghanzi

Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 5:

Nata, Botswana

— 1 night
On the 6th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Nata Bird Sanctuary.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Nata trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Ghanzi to Nata takes 6 hours. In October in Nata, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Livingstone.

Things to do in Nata

Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 6:
Highlights from your trip

Livingstone, Zambia

— 2 nights
Tourism in Livingstone, a town nestled on the Zimbabwean border, thrives largely thanks to the nearby Victoria Falls.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): examine the collection at Railway Museum and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. Here are some ideas for day two: explore and take pictures at Mukuni Village, then take in the dramatic scenery at Victoria Falls, and then explore and take pictures at Gorge Swing.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Livingstone online travel planner.

Drive from Nata to Livingstone in 5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Livingstone can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Livingstone

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 6 — 9: