35 days in Africa Itinerary

35 days in Africa Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  29 h
1
Tofo, Mozambique
— 1 night
Fly:  6 h 45 min
2
Harare, Zimbabwe
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  2 h
3
Livingstone, Zambia
— 3 nights
Drive:  30 min
4
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 4 nights
+3
Drive + Bus + Drive + Fly:  3 h 15 min
5
Ngamiland East, Botswana
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
6
Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
7
Windhoek, Namibia
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  3 h 15 min
8
Swakopmund, Namibia
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
9
Cape Town, South Africa
— 6 nights
Fly:  20 h 30 min
End: Melbourne, Australia

1
night
Tofo, Mozambique

Tofo ©
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 26th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Parque Nacional de Bazaruto. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Praia do Tofo and then stroll through Marine Megafauna Foundation.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Tofo trip planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Tofo is an approximately 28- hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Tofo is minus 8 hours. While traveling from Melbourne, expect much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Tofo, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Harare.

Things to do in Tofo

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Parque Nacional de Bazaruto
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Praia do Tofo ©
Praia do Tofo
Parque Nacional de Bazaruto ©
Parque Nacional de Bazaruto

3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wild Is Life Trust and ZEN and Twala Trust Animal Sanctuary. Visiting Imire: Rhino & Wildlife Conservation and Thetford Game Reserve will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: Head underground at Domboshawa Caves, get your game on at Pole Position Karts, look for gifts at Simpli Simbi, and take in the awesome beauty at Ngomakurira Mountain.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Harare holiday tool.

Fly from Tofo to Harare in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Harare when traveling from Tofo in August, with lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel to Livingstone.

Things to do in Harare

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Imire: Rhino & Wildlife Conservation, Domboshawa Caves
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Wild Is Life Trust and ZEN ©
Wild Is Life Trust and ZEN
Imire: Rhino & Wildlife Conservation ©
Imire: Rhino & Wildlife Conservation
Domboshawa Caves ©
Domboshawa Caves

3
nights
Livingstone, Zambia

Tourism in Livingstone, a town nestled on the Zimbabwean border, thrives largely thanks to the nearby Victoria Falls.
Get outdoors at Victoria Falls and Helicopter Tours. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kayaking & Canoeing and The National Art Gallery, Livingstone. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Livingstone day trip planning website.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Harare to Livingstone in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Livingstone when traveling from Harare in August, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Livingstone

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Victoria Falls ©
Victoria Falls
Safaris

4
nights
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at River Rafting & Tubing and Safaris. Get outdoors at Walking tours and Scuba & Snorkeling. The adventure continues: stroll through Siduli Hide, look for gifts at Cultural Vibes Music Shop, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Victoria Falls Snake Park.

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Victoria Falls is just a stone's throw from Livingstone. Traveling from Livingstone in September, expect nights in Victoria Falls to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 38°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ngamiland East.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Safaris
River Rafting & Tubing
Walking tours

3
nights
Ngamiland East, Botswana

Ngamiland East ©
Ngamiland East, a sub-district of Botswana's North-East District, is all about the wildlife and safaris.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust and Motsana Maun. Take a break from the city and head to Moremi Wildlife Reserve and Walking Stick Travel & Tours.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Ngamiland East trip itinerary maker website.

You can do a combination of car, bus, and flight from Victoria Falls to Ngamiland East in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car and flight. In September, daily temperatures in Ngamiland East can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Chobe National Park.

Things to do in Ngamiland East

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trip

Moremi Wildlife Reserve
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 10:
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NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust ©
Moremi Wildlife Reserve ©
Moremi Wildlife Reserve
Walking Stick Travel & Tours ©
Walking Stick Travel & Tours

2
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.
On the 11th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Savute Reserve. On the 12th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Serondela Reserve and then stroll through Nogatsaa and Tchinga.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Chobe National Park trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Ngamiland East to Chobe National Park takes 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Windhoek.

Things to do in Chobe National Park

Wildlife Parks
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 12:
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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 Safaris. Discover out-of-the-way places like NamibRand Nature Reserve and Namibia Craft Centre. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Hoanib River, buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove Mall of Namibia, get curious at Geological Survey Museum, and look for gifts at Herrle & Herma Jewellers.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Windhoek trip planner.

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 September, daily temperatures in Windhoek can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Deadvlei, Hoanib River
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 16:
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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Safaris and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Get outdoors at Spitzkoppe and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Swakopmund side-trips: Walvis Bay (Dolphin & Whale Watching & Kayaking & Canoeing).

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Swakopmund trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Windhoek to Swakopmund in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Windhoek in September: high temperatures in Swakopmund hover around 24°C and lows are around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Walvis Bay, Spitzkoppe
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Safaris
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Kayaking & Canoeing

6
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Grotto Beach and Fish Hoek Beach. Kids will appreciate attractions like Chapman's Peak Drive and Bloubergstrand Beach. Explore Cape Town's surroundings by going to West Coast National Park (in West Coast National Park), Stony Point Penguin Colony (in Betty's Bay) and Hermanus (Kwaaiwater & Shark Diving). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Twelve Apostles, examine the collection at The Springbok Experience Rugby Museum, sample the tasty concoctions at Cape Brewing Company, and hunt for treasures at The Old Biscuit Mill.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Cape Town trip builder site.

Fly from Swakopmund to Cape Town in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Africa Time (CAT) to South Africa Standard Time (SAST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In September, daytime highs in Cape Town are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. On the 27th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Paarl, Hermanus, West Coast National Park, Stony Point Penguin Colony
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 27:
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West Coast National Park ©
West Coast National Park
Grotto Beach ©
Grotto Beach
Shark Diving

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