32 days in Africa Itinerary

32 days in Africa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Africa route planner

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

32 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo
+2
bus + Drive + Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Ngamiland East, Botswana
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Windhoek, Namibia
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Swakopmund, Namibia
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 15​min
6
Maputo, Mozambique
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
7
Tofo, Mozambique
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  1​h
8
Vilanculos, Mozambique
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
9
Harare, Zimbabwe
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + ferry:  8​h 30​min
End: Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo

5
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Safaris and Zipline. There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Victoria Falls trip planner .

Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo to Victoria Falls is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Goma to Victoria Falls, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Goma in September: highs in Victoria Falls hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ngamiland East.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 5:
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Zipline

2
nights
Ngamiland East, Botswana

Ngamiland East ©
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): stroll through Okavango Delta. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Okavango River.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Ngamiland East trip planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Victoria Falls to Ngamiland East in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Ngamiland East can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Chobe National Park.

Things to do in Ngamiland East

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Okavango Delta ©
Okavango Delta
Okavango River ©
Okavango River

3
nights
Chobe National Park, Botswana

Chobe National Park ©
Get in touch with nature at Savute Reserve and Serondela Reserve.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Chobe National Park trip maker app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ngamiland East to Chobe National Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Windhoek.

Things to do in Chobe National Park

Wildlife Parks
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Savute Reserve ©
Savute Reserve
Nogatsaa and Tchinga ©
Nogatsaa and Tchinga
Serondela Reserve ©
Serondela Reserve

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.
Visiting Deadvlei and Daan Viljoen Nature Reserve will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, stroll through NamibRand Nature Reserve, play a few rounds at Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis, and hunt for treasures at Namibia Craft Centre.

Plan my trip to Windhoek with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

You can fly from Chobe National Park to Windhoek in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in October, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Fish River Canyon Nationalpark, Deadvlei
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Deadvlei ©
Deadvlei
Safaris
NamibRand Nature Reserve ©
NamibRand Nature Reserve

4
nights
Swakopmund, Namibia

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.
Get outdoors at Safaris and Nature & Wildlife Tours. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Swakopmund: Spitzkoppe (in Damaraland) and Walvis Bay (Kayaking & Canoeing & Dolphin & Whale Watching). There's still lots to do: push the limits with an extreme tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dune 7, examine the collection at Swakopmund Museum, and take in the views from Swakopmund Jetty.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Swakopmund online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Windhoek to Swakopmund takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Windhoek in October, things will get little chillier in Swakopmund: highs are around 25°C and lows about 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Maputo.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Walvis Bay, Spitzkoppe
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Spitzkoppe ©
Spitzkoppe
Kayaking & Canoeing

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.
Visiting Maputo Elephant Reserve (Reserva Especial de Maputo) and Inhaca Island will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Maputo Central Train Station, take an in-depth tour of Fortaleza of Maputo, get a new perspective on nature at Museu De Historia Natural de Maputo, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroquia Santo Antonio.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Maputo attractions planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Swakopmund to Maputo in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Swakopmund in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Maputo: highs are around 33°C and lows about 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Tofo.

Things to do in Maputo

Parks Shopping Museums
Find places to stay Oct 18 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Inhaca Island ©
Inhaca Island
Maputo Central Train Station ©
Maputo Central Train Station

2
nights
Tofo, Mozambique

Historically a fishing village governed by Portuguese colonists, Tofo has become a top destination for adventurers, divers, and marine life lovers.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral da Nossa Senhora da Conceicao, stroll through Marine Megafauna Foundation, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Thu): kick back and relax at Parque Nacional de Bazaruto.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Tofo road trip planning site .

You can fly from Maputo to Tofo in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in October, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Vilanculos.

Things to do in Tofo

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Parque Nacional de Bazaruto
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Parque Nacional de Bazaruto ©
Parque Nacional de Bazaruto
Catedral da Nossa Senhora da Conceicao ©

2
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.
On the 25th (Fri), browse the exhibits of Machilla Magic and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. On the next day, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then delve into the distant past at Manyikeni.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Vilanculos trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Tofo to Vilanculos takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daily temperatures in Vilanculos can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Harare.

Things to do in Vilanculos

Tours Outdoors Adventure
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Kayaking & Canoeing
Machilla Magic ©
Machilla Magic

5
nights
Harare, Zimbabwe

Harare ©
Regarded as the nation's leading commercial, financial, and communications center, Harare attracts tourists with its modern architecture mixed with British colonial influence and traditional African flair.
Step out of the city life by going to Imire: Rhino & Wildlife Conservation and Kuimba Shiri Bird Sanctuary. The adventure continues: get to know the resident critters at Wild Is Life Trust and ZEN, get your game on at Tamba Tamba, tour the pleasant surroundings at Haka Game Park, and explore the fascinating underground world of Domboshawa Caves.

To see where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Harare trip maker website .

Traveling by flight from Vilanculos to Harare takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Harare when traveling from Vilanculos in October, with lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Harare

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Domboshawa Caves, Imire: Rhino & Wildlife Conservation
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Wild Is Life Trust and ZEN ©
Wild Is Life Trust and ZEN
Imire: Rhino & Wildlife Conservation ©
Thetford Game Reserve ©
Thetford Game Reserve

Similar Plans

35 days in Zimbabwe BY A USER FROM ZIMBABWE December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 14 days in Namibia & Upington BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA December, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 24 days in Zimbabwe BY A USER FROM CANADA July, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 29 days in South Africa, Zimbabwe & Tanzania BY A USER FROM CANADA June, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 14 days in Namibia BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA December, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in Namibia & Upington BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA December, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 28 days in Namibia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA August, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 24 days in Zimbabwe BY A USER FROM CANADA June, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Namibia BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans