30 days in Africa Itinerary

30 days in Africa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Africa trip planner

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Train to London Heathrow, Fly to Cape Town
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Cape Town, South Africa
— 8 nights
Fly
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Swakopmund, Namibia
— 4 nights
Fly
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Windhoek, Namibia
— 4 nights
Fly
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Gaborone, Botswana
— 4 nights
Fly
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Ngamiland East, Botswana
— 2 nights
Drive
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Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 4 nights
Drive
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Victoria Falls, Zambia
— 2 nights
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Cape Town, South Africa

— 8 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, admire all the interesting features of Cape Point, stroll through Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, and take in the waterfront at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.

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Bristol, UK to Cape Town is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Bristol to Cape Town is 2 hours. In March, daytime highs in Cape Town are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay Mar 15 — 24:

Swakopmund, Namibia

— 4 nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Swakopmund: Spitzkoppe (in Damaraland) and Gobabeb (Dorob National Park & Gobabeb Desert Research Station). The adventure continues: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, admire the landmark architecture of Hohenzollernhaus, look for gifts at Die Muschel, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Dune 7.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Swakopmund journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Cape Town to Swakopmund takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cape Town to Swakopmund. In March, daytime highs in Swakopmund are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Windhoek.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 24 — 28:

Windhoek, Namibia

— 4 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.
Step out of Windhoek to go to Sossusvlei and see Deadvlei, which is approximately 5h 30 min away. The adventure continues: stroll through NamibRand Nature Reserve, explore the galleries of Trans-Namib Railroad Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Namibia Craft Centre, and engage your brain at Geological Survey Museum.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Windhoek trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Swakopmund to Windhoek takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Swakopmund in March, expect nights in Windhoek to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 34°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Gaborone.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 28 — Apr 1:

Gaborone, Botswana

— 4 nights
Planned as the capital after Botswana gained independence in the 1960s, Gaborone quickly transformed into a bustling city and the country's commercial center.
Take a break from Gaborone with a short trip to Khwai Concession in Moremi Game Reserve, about 9 hours away. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Gaborone (Krishna Balaram Palace), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity Church, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and stroll through Mokolodi Nature Reserve.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Gaborone planning website.

You can fly from Windhoek to Gaborone in 5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Africa Time (CAT) to Central Africa Time (CAT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Windhoek in April, plan for a bit cooler days in Gaborone, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Ngamiland East.

Things to do in Gaborone

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 1 — 5:

Ngamiland East, Botswana

— 2 nights
Ngamiland East, a sub-district of Botswana's North-East District, is all about the wildlife and safaris.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Okavango River.

To find where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Ngamiland East planning website.

You can fly from Gaborone to Ngamiland East in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Gaborone in April, expect nights in Ngamiland East to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are much hotter, around 34°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Chobe National Park.

Things to do in Ngamiland East

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Apr 5 — 7:

Chobe National Park, Botswana

— 4 nights
A trip to Chobe National Park awakens the naturalist in every traveler and opens numerous possibilities for adventure.
Chobe National Park is known for parks, wildlife, and outdoors. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at CARACAL Biodiversity Center, walk around Seboba Nature and Recreational Park, and admire all the interesting features of Boab Prison Tree.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Chobe National Park sightseeing planning tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ngamiland East to Chobe National Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Chobe National Park

Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Apr 7 — 11:

Victoria Falls, Zambia

— 2 nights
Victoria Falls is a town in the province of Matabeleland North, Zimbabwe. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): explore and take pictures at Mukuni Village.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Victoria Falls journey planner.

Explore your travel options from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls with the Route module. In April in Victoria Falls, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 18°C at night. On the 13th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.
Find places to stay Apr 11 — 13:
Highlights from your trip

Namibia travel guide

4.1
Nature & Parks · Deserts · Landmarks
Land of the Brave
Since gaining independence from South Africa in 1990, Namibia has sought to rival its neighbor in terms of tourist appeal. While it hasn't yet gotten up to the numbers of South Africa, Namibia tourism sector has plenty to work with. The desert and mountainous areas represent a real source of appeal, with species of classic African game animals, such as desert lions, zebras, and elephants real highlights of safaris through the national parks. Namibians are rightly proud of their country, and the myriad traditional villages, colonial German towns, and lively urban centers all deserve your attention.

Botswana travel guide

3.7
Nature & Parks · Safaris · Nature & Wildlife Tours
Sparsely populated Botswana possesses some of the most unadulterated wilderness and animal-rich areas in Africa. Largely unfenced national parks allow the world's largest population of elephants to roam freely--these protected areas also shelter varied birdlife and many endangered and rare mammal species. Tourism in Botswana largely caters to visitors seeking luxury lodges and exclusive safari experiences, but expeditions into traditional villages are also strongly recommended. The preserved cultures of these agricultural settlements show a link between man and nature formed over centuries, a relationship that many visitors to Botswana come to reconsider in their own lives.