30 days in Africa Itinerary

30 days in Africa Itinerary

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30 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Bristol, United Kingdom
train + Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Cape Town, South Africa
— 8 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Swakopmund, Namibia
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Windhoek, Namibia
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
4
Gaborone, Botswana
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
5
Ngamiland East, Botswana
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
7
Victoria Falls, Zambia
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: Bristol, United Kingdom

8
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: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Point, kick back and relax at Clifton Beaches, meet the residents at Two Oceans Aquarium, and identify plant and animal life at Platteklip Gorge.

To see more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Cape Town trip itinerary planner.

Bristol, UK to Cape Town is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Bristol to Cape Town is 2 hours. March in Cape Town sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Chapman's Peak Drive
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony

4
nights
Swakopmund, Namibia

Swakopmund ©
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Swakopmund: Spitzkoppe (in Damaraland) and Gobabeb (Dorob National Park & Gobabeb Desert Research Station). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, stop by Die Muschel, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dune 7, and don't miss a visit to Hohenzollernhaus.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Swakopmund travel planning site .

Getting from Cape Town to Swakopmund by combination of flight and car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in March, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Windhoek.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Gobabeb, Dune 7, Spitzkoppe
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Spitzkoppe ©
Spitzkoppe
Dorob National Park ©
Dorob National Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours

4
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 historic sites, museums, parks, shopping, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Deadvlei, explore the stunning scenery at Fish River Canyon Nationalpark, hunt for treasures at Namibia Craft Centre, and examine the collection at Geological Survey Museum.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Windhoek trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Swakopmund to Windhoek in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Swakopmund in March: highs in Windhoek hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Gaborone.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Deadvlei, Fish River Canyon Nationalpark
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Deadvlei ©
Deadvlei
NamibRand Nature Reserve ©
NamibRand Nature Reserve
Christuskirche ©
Christuskirche

4
nights
Gaborone, Botswana

Gaborone ©
Planned as the capital after Botswana gained independence in the 1960s, Gaborone quickly transformed into a bustling city and the country's commercial center.
Gaborone is known for parks, shopping, theme parks, historic sites, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Gaborone (Krishna Balaram Palace), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ the King Cathedral, tour the pleasant surroundings at Khwai Concession, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Gaborone vacation planner.

You can fly from Windhoek to Gaborone in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Windhoek in April, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Gaborone: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Ngamiland East.

Things to do in Gaborone

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Khwai Concession, Lentswe-la-Oodi Weavers
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ISKCON Gaborone ©
ISKCON Gaborone
Trinity Church ©
Trinity Church
Christ the King Cathedral ©
Christ the King Cathedral

2
nights
Ngamiland East, Botswana

Ngamiland East ©
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): stroll through NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Okavango River.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Ngamiland East day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Gaborone to Ngamiland East takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Gaborone in April, plan for warmer days and about the same nights in Ngamiland East: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can fly to Chobe National Park.

Things to do in Ngamiland East

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Okavango River ©
Okavango River

4
nights
Chobe National Park, Botswana

Chobe National Park ©
Chobe National Park is known for parks, wildlife, outdoors, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Nogatsaa and Tchinga, walk around Seboba Nature and Recreational Park, and make a trip to Boab Prison Tree, Kasane.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Chobe National Park road trip website .

Traveling by flight from Ngamiland East to Chobe National Park takes 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Chobe National Park

Parks Wildlife
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Nogatsaa and Tchinga ©
Nogatsaa and Tchinga
Serondela Reserve ©
Serondela Reserve
Savute Reserve ©
Savute Reserve

2
nights
Victoria Falls, Zambia

Victoria Falls ©
Victoria Falls is a town in the province of Matabeleland North, Zimbabwe. On the 12th (Sun), explore and take pictures at Mukuni Village.

To find maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Victoria Falls day trip planning site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls. In April, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 18°C. On the 13th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.
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Mukuni Village ©
Mukuni Village

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