26 days in Africa Itinerary

26 days in Africa Itinerary

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Start: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+2
Train + Fly + Drive:  16 h
1
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 4 nights
Drive + Bus:  5 h
2
Okavango Delta, Botswana
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
3
Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
4
Vilanculos, Mozambique
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h
5
Tofo, Mozambique
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
6
Maputo, Mozambique
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
7
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 6 nights
Fly:  14 h 30 min
End: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

4
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, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Victoria Falls Snake Park, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Victoria Falls day trip website.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Victoria Falls is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of train, flight, and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Victoria Falls due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Amsterdam, expect somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Victoria Falls, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Okavango Delta.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 6:
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Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park ©
Zipline
Safaris

3
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.
Go for a jaunt from Okavango Delta to Maun to see Okavango River about 50 minutes away. Spend the 7th (Fri) in the pleasant surroundings of NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust. Spend the 8th (Sat) in the pleasant surroundings of Moremi Wildlife Reserve.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Okavango Delta online holiday planner.

Do a combination of car and bus from Victoria Falls to Okavango Delta in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Okavango Delta can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Bulawayo.

Things to do in Okavango Delta

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Ngamiland East
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 9:
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Moremi Wildlife Reserve ©
Moremi Wildlife Reserve
Okavango River ©
Okavango River

3
nights
Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

Bulawayo ©
A vacation in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe's second-largest city, offers a pleasant base for wider explorations of some of the country's national parks and game reserves.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Matobo Hills and Natural History Museum. Take a break from Bulawayo with a short trip to Cecil Rhode's Burial Place in Matobo National Park - The Matopos, about 40 minutes away. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Khami Ruins, examine the collection at Bulawayo Railway Museum, explore the world behind art at Bulawayo National Gallery of Zimbabwe, and explore the striking landscape of Matobo National Park.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Bulawayo travel planning website.

Getting from Okavango Delta to Bulawayo by flight takes about 10 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Okavango Delta in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Bulawayo: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Vilanculos.

Things to do in Bulawayo

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Matobo National Park - The Matopos
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 12:
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Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Matobo Hills ©
Matobo Hills
Cecil Rhode's Burial Place ©
Cecil Rhode's Burial Place

3
nights
Vilanculos, Mozambique

Tourism in Vilanculos, a small town on the coast of Mozambique, owes much to its convenient location as a base for exploring the Bazaruto Archipelago, a national park.
When in Vilanculos, make a side trip to see Inhassoro Beach in Inhassoro, approximately Inhassoro away. Next up on the itinerary: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Vilanculos trip simple and quick.

Traveling by flight from Bulawayo to Vilanculos takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Bulawayo in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 19°C in Vilanculos. On the 15th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Tofo.

Things to do in Vilanculos

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Inhassoro Beach
Find places to stay Aug 12 — 15:
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Safaris
Scuba & Snorkeling
Kayaking & Canoeing

2
nights
Tofo, Mozambique

Tofo ©
Historically a fishing village governed by Portuguese colonists, Tofo has become a top destination for adventurers, divers, and marine life lovers.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Tofo, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional de Bazaruto, and then kick back and relax at Barra Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Mon): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Marine Megafauna Foundation, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral da Nossa Senhora da Conceicao.

For maps and more tourist information, read Tofo travel route builder site.

Fly from Vilanculos to Tofo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Maputo.

Things to do in Tofo

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Parque Nacional de Bazaruto, Barra Beach
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 17:
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Parque Nacional de Bazaruto ©
Parque Nacional de Bazaruto
Scuba & Snorkeling
Praia do Tofo ©
Praia do Tofo

3
nights
Maputo, Mozambique

Maputo ©
Walking the broad, leafy avenues of Maputo, Mozambique's capital and bustling harbor city, you can discover numerous architectural gems and come to appreciate the area's Portuguese-influenced culture.
Get some cultural insight at Paroquia Santo Antonio and Museu dos CFM. The adventure continues: head off the coast to Inhaca Island, steep yourself in history at Matola Raid Memorial, admire the landmark architecture of Maputo Central Train Station, and stroll through Maputo Elephant Reserve (Reserva Especial de Maputo).

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Maputo tour planner.

Fly from Tofo to Maputo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daily temperatures in Maputo can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Maputo

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Matola Raid Memorial
Find places to stay Aug 17 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Paroquia Santo Antonio ©
Paroquia Santo Antonio
Inhaca Island ©
Inhaca Island
Museu dos CFM ©
Museu dos CFM

6
nights
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.
Get some cultural insight at Apartheid Museum and Sterkfontein Cave. Change things up with these side-trips from Johannesburg: Ukutula Conservation Center (in Brits) and Union Buildings (in Pretoria). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, contemplate the long history of Nelson Mandela Foundation, wander the streets of Maboneng Precinct, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Johannesburg tour builder.

You can fly from Maputo to Johannesburg in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Maputo in August, things will get little chillier in Johannesburg: highs are around 26°C and lows about 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums Wildlife Fun & Games

Side Trips

Ukutula Conservation Center, Sterkfontein Cave, RollEgoli, Union Buildings, Montecasino
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 26:
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Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Safaris
Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct ©
Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct

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