32 days in Africa Itinerary

32 days in Africa Itinerary

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Start: Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo
+3
Bus + Drive + Fly + Drive:  11 h 30 min
1
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 5 nights
+3
Drive + Bus + Drive + Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Ngamiland East, Botswana
— 2 nights
Fly:  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
Fly:  7 h 15 min
6
Maputo, Mozambique
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  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 + Bus:  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 Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park and Walking tours. And it doesn't end there: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, stroll through Siduli Hide, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari 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 13- 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
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Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park ©
Zipline
Safaris

2
nights
Ngamiland East, Botswana

Ngamiland East ©
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.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, 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 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and flight. 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 fly to Chobe National Park.

Things to do in Ngamiland East

Parks Wildlife Nature
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NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust ©
Okavango River ©
Okavango River

3
nights
Chobe National Park, Botswana

Chobe National Park ©
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 Serondela Reserve. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Nogatsaa and Tchinga and don't miss a visit to Boab Prison Tree.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Chobe National Park travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Ngamiland East to Chobe National Park in 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Windhoek.

Things to do in Chobe National Park

Wildlife Parks
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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.
Get in touch with nature at Deadvlei and NamibRand Nature Reserve. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, stroll through Daan Viljoen Nature Reserve, stop by Herrle & Herma Jewellers, and see the interesting displays at National Museum of Namibia.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, 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 travel to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Deadvlei
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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Spitzkoppe and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Take a break from Swakopmund with a short trip to Kayaking & Canoeing in Walvis Bay, about 40 minutes away. The adventure continues: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, stroll through Dune 7, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and take in the views from Swakopmund Jetty.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Swakopmund journey maker.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Windhoek to Swakopmund in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Windhoek in October, things will get a bit cooler in Swakopmund: highs are around 25°C and lows about 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Maputo.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Walvis Bay, Spitzkoppe
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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.
Get in touch with nature at Inhaca Island and Maputo Elephant Reserve (Reserva Especial de Maputo). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Maputo Central Train Station, take in the exciting artwork at CCFM - Centro Cultural Franco-Mocambicano, get a new perspective on nature at Museu De Historia Natural de Maputo, and browse the eclectic array of goods at FEIMA - Feira de Artesanato, Flores e Gastronomica.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Maputo driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Swakopmund to Maputo takes 6.5 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 travel to Tofo.

Things to do in Maputo

Parks Shopping Museums
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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): 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 traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Tofo online day trip planner.

Getting from Maputo to Tofo by combination of flight and car takes about 1.5 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 travel to Vilanculos.

Things to do in Tofo

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Parque Nacional de Bazaruto
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Parque Nacional de Bazaruto ©
Parque Nacional de Bazaruto
Catedral da Nossa Senhora da Conceicao ©
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.
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 maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Vilanculos trip itinerary website.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Tofo to Vilanculos in an hour. 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 travel to Harare.

Things to do in Vilanculos

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Kayaking & Canoeing
Manyikeni ©
Manyikeni

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.
Get in touch with nature at Imire: Rhino & Wildlife Conservation and Domboshawa Caves. There's much more to do: get to know the resident critters at Wild Is Life Trust and ZEN, stroll through Haka Game Park, get advice or help at National Archives of Zimbabwe, and look for gifts at Sam Levy's Village.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Harare driving holiday planner.

Getting from Vilanculos to Harare by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Vilanculos in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Harare, with lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Harare

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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

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