26 days in Africa Itinerary

26 days in Africa Itinerary

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Fly to Livingstone, Drive to Victoria Falls
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 4 nights
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Drive to Livingstone, Bus to Kazungula, Fly to Okavango Delta
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Okavango Delta, Botswana
— 3 nights
Fly
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Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
— 3 nights
Fly
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Vilanculos, Mozambique
— 3 nights
Fly
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Tofo, Mozambique
— 2 nights
Fly
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Maputo, Mozambique
— 3 nights
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Johannesburg, South Africa
— 6 nights
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

— 4 nights
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, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, 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 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 · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 6:

Okavango Delta, Botswana

— 3 nights
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, bus, and flight 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

Find places to stay Aug 6 — 9:

Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

— 3 nights
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 Bulawayo Railway 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, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Matobo National Park, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Zimbabwe in Bulawayo, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum.

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 · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 9 — 12:

Vilanculos, Mozambique

— 3 nights
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.

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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 · Parks

Side Trip

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Tofo, Mozambique

— 2 nights
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, then tour 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 3 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 · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 15 — 17:

Maputo, Mozambique

— 3 nights

City of Acacias

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Paroquia Santo Antonio and Museu dos CFM. There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Inhaca Island, get engrossed in the history at Fortaleza of Maputo, admire the striking features of Maputo Central Train Station, and take in the exciting artwork at CCFM - Centro Cultural Franco-Mocambicano.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Maputo road trip tool.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Maputo

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 17 — 20:

Johannesburg, South Africa

— 6 nights

City of Light

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 South African National Museum of Military History. Change things up with these side-trips from Johannesburg: Sterkfontein Cave (in Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site), Union Buildings (in Pretoria) and Ukutula Conservation Center (in Brits). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, take a stroll through Maboneng Precinct, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Johannesburg trip planner.

Fly from Maputo to Johannesburg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Maputo in August: high temperatures in Johannesburg hover around 26°C and lows are around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums · Wildlife · Tours · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 20 — 26:

Zimbabwe travel guide

4.3
National Parks · Zipline · Bridges
Tourism in Zimbabwe experienced a boost after the country's turbulent recent history seemed to settle down. Waterfalls, "Big Five" national parks, and the Eastern Highlands provide contrasting but complementary images of southern Africa, with the growing tourism infrastructure helping visitors see the best of what the country offers. Though corruption and unemployment remain everyday problems, the vast majority of Zimbabweans are a welcoming bunch, proud of the natural riches and culture of their hopeful country.

Mozambique travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Architectural Buildings · Flea Markets
Still relatively unvisited by international tourists, Mozambique boasts plenty of natural and cultural charms that could easy make it into a major vacation destination. The beaches of the south come in all shapes and sizes, while the less-visited north offers island archipelagos and untouched coral reefs. The colonial architecture of the main urban areas complements the colorful African heritage that still holds sway here, with the region's art, cuisine, and music ensuring each trip to Mozambique allows the visitor to appreciate the country's distinct culture and vast landscape.