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
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  10​h 30​min
2
Sesriem, Namibia
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  11​h 30​min
3
Etosha National Park, Namibia
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Windhoek, Namibia
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Okavango Delta, Botswana
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
6
Ghanzi, Botswana
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
7
Nata, Botswana
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 15​min
8
Livingstone, Zambia
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  15​h 45​min
End: Brussels, Belgium

5
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, stroll through Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, see the interesting displays at District Six Museum, and admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Cape Town trip site .

Brussels, Belgium to Cape Town is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Brussels to Cape Town is 1 hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sesriem.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Chapman's Peak Drive
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 25:
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

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. Get out of town with these interesting Sesriem side-trips: Sossusvlei (in Namib-Naukluft Park) and Sossusvlei (Big Daddy Dune & Dune 45 Sossusvlei). Spend the 26th (Thu) exploring the stark beauty of Namib-Naukluft National Park. The adventure continues: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Sesriem trip builder .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Cape Town to Sesriem. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Etosha National Park.

Things to do in Sesriem

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Namib-Naukluft Park
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 28:
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Sossusvlei ©
Sossusvlei
Big Daddy Dune ©
Big Daddy Dune
Namib-Naukluft National Park
Namib-Naukluft National Park

1
night
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Etosha Pan and then don't miss a visit to Okaukuejo waterhole.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Etosha National Park online trip builder .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Sesriem to Etosha National Park in 11.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) 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

Windhoek ©
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: stroll through Deadvlei, stop by Herrle & Herma Jewellers, admire the striking features of Christuskirche, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Windhoek online tour itinerary builder .

You can fly from Etosha National Park to Windhoek in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In September in Windhoek, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Okavango Delta.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Deadvlei
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 3:
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Deadvlei ©
Deadvlei
NamibRand Nature Reserve ©
NamibRand Nature Reserve
Christuskirche ©
Christuskirche

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Moremi Wildlife Reserve.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Okavango Delta visit website .

Getting from Windhoek to Okavango Delta by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, Okavango Delta is a bit warmer than Windhoek - with highs of 41°C and lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Ghanzi.

Things to do in Okavango Delta

Wildlife Parks
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Moremi Wildlife Reserve ©
Moremi Wildlife 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 5th (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at Kuru Art Project.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Ghanzi trip itinerary maker app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Okavango Delta to Ghanzi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Nata.

Things to do in Ghanzi

Museums Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 5:

1
night
Nata, Botswana

Nata
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): stroll through Nata Bird Sanctuary.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Nata trip itinerary planning tool .

Drive from Ghanzi to Nata in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In October in Nata, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Livingstone.

Things to do in Nata

Wildlife Parks
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 6:
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Nata Bird Sanctuary
Nata Bird Sanctuary

2
nights
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 7th (Mon): examine the collection at Railway Museum and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Mukuni Village, then admire the sheer force of Victoria Falls, and then make a trip to Gorge Swing.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Livingstone itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Nata to Livingstone takes 5 hours. October in Livingstone sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Livingstone

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trip

Mukuni Village
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 9:
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River Rafting & Tubing
Victoria Falls ©
Victoria Falls
Mukuni Village ©
Mukuni Village

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