32 days in Africa Itinerary

32 days in Africa Itinerary

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Bus to Kigali, Fly to Livingstone, Drive to Victoria Falls
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 5 nights
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Drive to Livingstone, Bus to Kazungula, Fly to Ngamiland East
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Ngamiland East, Botswana
— 2 nights
Drive
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Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 3 nights
Fly
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Windhoek, Namibia
— 4 nights
Fly
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Swakopmund, Namibia
— 4 nights
Fly
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Maputo, Mozambique
— 3 nights
Fly
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Tofo, Mozambique
— 2 nights
Fly
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Vilanculos, Mozambique
— 2 nights
Fly
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Harare, Zimbabwe
— 5 nights
Fly to Kigali, Bus to Goma

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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

— 5 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park and Zipline. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the views from Victoria Falls Bridge, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

Plan trip to Victoria Falls with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo to Victoria Falls is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of bus, flight, and car. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Goma in September: highs in Victoria Falls hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Ngamiland East.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Adventure
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 5:

Ngamiland East, Botswana

— 2 nights
Ngamiland East, a sub-district of Botswana's North-East District, is all about the wildlife and safaris.
On the 6th (Sun), stroll through NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust. On the 7th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Okavango River.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Ngamiland East trip maker tool.

Traveling by combination of car, bus, and flight from Victoria Falls to Ngamiland East takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Chobe National Park.

Things to do in Ngamiland East

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

Chobe National Park, Botswana

— 3 nights
A trip to Chobe National Park awakens the naturalist in every traveler and opens numerous possibilities for adventure.
Get in touch with nature at Savute Reserve and Nogatsaa and Tchinga. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Serondela Reserve and admire all the interesting features of Boab Prison Tree.

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Chobe National Park travel itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Ngamiland East to Chobe National Park with the Route module. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Windhoek.

Things to do in Chobe National Park

Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 10:

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.
Get in touch with nature at Deadvlei and Daan Viljoen Nature Reserve. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Christuskirche, play a few rounds at Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis, stop by Herrle & Herma Jewellers, and explore the galleries of National Museum of Namibia.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Windhoek online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Chobe National Park to Windhoek takes 4 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central Africa Time (CAT) to Central Africa Time (CAT) is minus 1 hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to fly to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 10 — 14:

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Spitzkoppe and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Swakopmund: Walvis Bay (Kayaking & Canoeing & Dolphin & Whale Watching). There's lots more to do: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, explore the galleries of Swakopmund Museum, take in the views from Swakopmund Jetty, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Dune 7.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Swakopmund road trip planning site.

Fly from Windhoek to Swakopmund in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Windhoek in October: high temperatures in Swakopmund hover around 25°C and lows are around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Maputo.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 14 — 18:

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.
Get in touch with nature at Inhaca Island and Maputo Elephant Reserve (Reserva Especial de Maputo). Next up on the itinerary: browse the eclectic array of goods at FEIMA - Feira de Artesanato, Flores e Gastronomica, take in the exciting artwork at CCFM - Centro Cultural Franco-Mocambicano, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroquia Santo Antonio, and see the interesting displays at Museu dos CFM.

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Maputo driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Swakopmund to Maputo takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, shuttle, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Africa Time (CAT) to Central Africa Time (CAT) is 1 hour. In October, Maputo is a bit warmer than Swakopmund - with highs of 33°C and lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to fly to Tofo.

Things to do in Maputo

Parks · Shopping · Museums · Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 18 — 22:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral da Nossa Senhora da Conceicao, then stroll through Marine Megafauna Foundation, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Parque Nacional de Bazaruto.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Tofo online day trip planner.

Getting from Maputo to Tofo by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. In October, daily temperatures in Tofo can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Vilanculos.

Things to do in Tofo

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 22 — 24:

Vilanculos, Mozambique

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): view the masterpieces at Machilla Magic and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sat): add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour and then delve into the distant past at Manyikeni.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Vilanculos trip itinerary website.

You can fly from Tofo to Vilanculos in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Harare.

Things to do in Vilanculos

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 26:

Harare, Zimbabwe

— 5 nights

Sunshine City

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.
Get in touch with nature at Imire: Rhino & Wildlife Conservation and Kuimba Shiri Bird Sanctuary. The adventure continues: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wild Is Life Trust and ZEN, tour the pleasant surroundings at Haka Game Park, have some family-friendly fun at Tamba Tamba, and Head underground at Domboshawa Caves.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Harare trip itinerary tool.

You can fly from Vilanculos to Harare in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Harare when traveling from Vilanculos in October, with lows around 16°C. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Harare

Parks · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 26 — 31:

Zimbabwe travel guide

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Waterfalls · 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.

Botswana travel guide

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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.

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.

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.