35 days in Africa Itinerary

35 days in Africa Itinerary

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Fly to Livingstone, Drive to Victoria Falls
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 4 nights
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Drive to Livingstone, Bus to Kazungula, Fly to Ngamiland East
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Ngamiland East, Botswana
— 4 nights
Drive
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Etosha National Park, Namibia
— 1 night
Drive
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Damaraland, Namibia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia
— 4 nights
Drive
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Swakopmund, Namibia
— 4 nights
Fly
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Okahandja, Namibia
— 2 nights
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Drive to Hosea Kutako International Airport, Fly to Abeid Amani Karume International Airport, Drive to Zanzibar City
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Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 4 nights
Drive
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Paje, Tanzania
— 2 nights
Shuttle
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Nungwi, Tanzania
— 3 nights
Fly
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Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
— 1 night
Fly
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Arusha, Tanzania
— 3 nights
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

— 4 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Victoria Falls Snake Park. Visiting Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park and Walking tours will get you outdoors. Spend the 30th (Tue) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's lots more to do: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, stop by Cultural Vibes Music Shop, and browse the different shops at Elephant's Walk Shopping and Artist's Village.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Victoria Falls route planning website.

Paris, France to Victoria Falls is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Central Africa Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Paris in November; daily highs in Victoria Falls reach 38°C and lows reach 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Ngamiland East.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 27 — Dec 1:

Ngamiland East, Botswana

— 4 nights
Ngamiland East, a sub-district of Botswana's North-East District, is all about the wildlife and safaris.
Take a break from the city and head to Safari Specialists and Moremi Wildlife Reserve. Spend the 3rd (Fri) exploring at Okavango River.

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You can do a combination of car, bus, and flight from Victoria Falls to Ngamiland East in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. December in Ngamiland East sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 24°C at night. You will leave for Etosha National Park on the 5th (Sun).

Things to do in Ngamiland East

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 1 — 5:

Etosha National Park, Namibia

— 1 night
For nature lovers, a trip to Etosha National Park seems like a dream: the vast salt desert houses hundreds of animal species, which roam the arid lands and gather near the many waterholes.
On the 6th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Okaukuejo waterhole and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Etosha.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Etosha National Park itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ngamiland East to Etosha National Park. Traveling from Ngamiland East to Etosha National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Damaraland.

Things to do in Etosha National Park

Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 5 — 6:

Damaraland, Namibia

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): browse the exhibits of Damara Living Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Brandberg Mountain and then take in the dramatic natural features at Messum Crater.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Damaraland trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Etosha National Park to Damaraland with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Namib-Naukluft Park.

Things to do in Damaraland

Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 6 — 8:

Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia

— 4 nights
One of the world's largest nature and game reserves, the vast Namib-Naukluft Park boasts sweeping desert and mountain landscapes, a diverse range of animal life, and the surreal Sossusvlei, a scenic saltpan sprinkled with towering red sand dunes and petrified acacia trees.
Get outdoors at Kuiseb Pass and Dorob National Park. Step off the beaten path and head to Spreetshoogte Pass and Gobabeb Desert Research Station.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Namib-Naukluft Park vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Damaraland to Namib-Naukluft Park takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in December, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Namib-Naukluft Park

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 8 — 12:

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like German Evangelical Lutheran Church and Zeila Shipwreck. Step out of the city life by going to Mola Mola Safaris and Dune 7. There's lots more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, buy something for everyone on your list at Platz Am Meer, stop by Kristall Galerie, and walk around Long Beach Leisure Park.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Swakopmund online route planner.

Getting from Namib-Naukluft Park to Swakopmund by car takes about 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Swakopmund can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Okahandja.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 12 — 16:

Okahandja, Namibia

— 2 nights
Okahandja is a city of 24,100 inhabitants in Otjozondjupa Region, central Namibia, and the district capital of the Okahandja electoral constituency. On the 17th (Fri), get outside with Gross Barmen Hot Springs and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Okahandja Mbangura Woodcarvers Craft Market.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Okahandja travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Swakopmund to Okahandja by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of shuttle and car. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Swakopmund in December, with highs in Okahandja at 38°C and lows at 20°C. On the 18th (Sat), you're off to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Okahandja

Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 16 — 18:

Zanzibar City, Tanzania

— 4 nights
Discover a myriad of attractions in Zanzibar City, like its World Heritage-listed historic core, charming beach villages, and the modern neighborhood of Ng'ambo.
Step out of the city life by going to The Safari Blue and Cheetah's Rock. Christ Church Cathedral and House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib) will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Stone Town, step off the mainland to explore Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, and admire the natural beauty at Forodhani Gardens.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Zanzibar City online trip maker.

Explore your travel options from Okahandja to Zanzibar City with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Okahandja to Zanzibar City is 2 hours. Traveling from Okahandja in December, Zanzibar City is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Paje.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 18 — 22:

Paje, Tanzania

— 2 nights
Located on the island of Unguja, the quaint village of Paje lies on a shallow sandy lagoon, which attracts swarms of kitesurfing enthusiasts and marine life lovers.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Jozani Forest and then stroll through Zanzibar Butterfly Centre. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Paje Scooter Rent, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Paje Beach, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Nicolas Zanzibar Tours.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Paje trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Zanzibar City to Paje in 1.5 hours. December in Paje sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to take a shuttle to Nungwi.

Things to do in Paje

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 22 — 24:

Nungwi, Tanzania

— 3 nights
Renowned for its sandy coast lined with mangroves and palm trees, Nungwi offers visitors a variety of restaurants, bars, and accommodations.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Mnarani Marine Turtles Conservation Pond. Change things up with a short trip to Panamwe Tours & Safaris in Pwani Mchangani (about 40 minutes away). It doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Nungwi Beach and stroll through Kendwa Beach.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Nungwi trip planner.

Getting from Paje to Nungwi by shuttle takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. December in Nungwi sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Nungwi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 24 — 27:

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

— 1 night
Few adventures in the world invoke such vivid natural imagery as a trip to Serengeti National Park, a World Heritage Site known for its diverse animal life and memorable scenery.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Seronera.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Serengeti National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Nungwi to Serengeti National Park takes 3.5 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Nungwi in December, with highs in Serengeti National Park at 23°C and lows at 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Arusha.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 28:
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Arusha, Tanzania

— 3 nights
Nestled in the verdant foothills of Mount Meru, Arusha remains the primary gateway and jump-off point for safaris into several national parks.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): stop by Shanga & Shanga Foundation and then see Off-Road Tours. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Arusha online trip builder.

You can fly from Serengeti National Park to Arusha in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Serengeti National Park in December, things will get a bit warmer in Arusha: highs are around 31°C and lows about 19°C. You will leave for home on the 31st (Fri).

Things to do in Arusha

Tours · Outdoors · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 31:

Zimbabwe travel guide

4.3
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

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.

Tanzania travel guide

4.1
Safaris · Beaches · Geologic Formations
Though the size and scale of Tanzania may be overwhelming, the people make it a personable and easy-going place to visit. The bigger cities not only offer good connections to the main natural attractions, but also feature bustling markets where locals sell fresh produce, snacks, and crafts. Smaller villages retain their long-held customs, beliefs, and artistic traditions. With the continent's highest peak, and some of the most animal-rich safaris available, Tanzania holidays tend to dart between the big and bold, and the personal and low-key.