48 days in Africa Itinerary

48 days in Africa Itinerary

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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 5 nights
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Livingstone, Zambia
Fly
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Nairobi, Kenya
— 1 night
Fly
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Gaborone, Botswana
— 3 nights
Fly
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Pretoria, South Africa
— 2 nights
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Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 5 nights
Fly
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Cape Town, South Africa
— 7 nights
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Stellenbosch, South Africa
— 5 nights
Fly
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Windhoek, Namibia
— 4 nights
Drive
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Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia
— 5 nights
Fly to Windhoek, Drive to Otjiwarongo
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Otjiwarongo, Namibia
— 2 nights
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Okavango Delta, Botswana
— 4 nights
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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.
Elephant's Walk Shopping and Artist's Village has been added to your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, snap pictures at Victoria Falls Bridge, and relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

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Riga, Latvia to Victoria Falls is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. When traveling from Riga in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Victoria Falls: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 11°C at night. On the 27th (Sat), you're off to Livingstone.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Shopping · Nature · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Aug 22 — 27:

Livingstone, Zambia

Tourism in Livingstone, a town nestled on the Zimbabwean border, thrives largely thanks to the nearby Victoria Falls.
To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Livingstone trip planner.

Livingstone is just a short distance from Victoria Falls. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Victoria Falls in August: highs in Livingstone hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 19°C. On the 27th (Sat), you're off to Nairobi.

Things to do in Livingstone

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 27 — 28:

Nairobi, Kenya

— 1 night

Green City in the Sun

You're likely to visit Nairobi at least once on a trip to Kenya, as the sprawling city houses the country's international airport and remains the jump-off point for many tours and safaris.
To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Nairobi driving holiday site.

Getting from Livingstone to Nairobi by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Livingstone to Nairobi. In August, daytime highs in Nairobi are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. You'll set off for Gaborone on the 28th (Sun).

Things to do in Nairobi

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 27 — 28:

Gaborone, Botswana

— 3 nights
Planned as the capital after Botswana gained independence in the 1960s, Gaborone quickly transformed into a bustling city and the country's commercial center.
Gaborone is known for parks, shopping, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mokolodi Nature Reserve, ponder the world of politics at National Assembly Building, look for gifts at Botswanacraft, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Gaborone trip planner.

Fly from Nairobi to Gaborone in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference moving from East Africa Time (EAT) to Central Africa Time (CAT) is minus 1 hour. Expect colder weather when traveling from Nairobi in August: highs in Gaborone hover around 9°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Pretoria.

Things to do in Gaborone

Wildlife · Parks · Spas · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 28 — 31:

Pretoria, South Africa

— 2 nights
A hub of research and education, Pretoria remains a quiet city filled with significant historic buildings and fascinating museums.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): contemplate the long history of Union Buildings, pause for some photo ops at Voortrekker Monument, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Horseback Africa. Here are some ideas for day two: try to win big at Montecasino and then examine the collection at Apartheid Museum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Pretoria trip itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Gaborone to Pretoria in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Gaborone in August; daily highs in Pretoria reach 19°C and lows reach 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Pretoria

Fun & Games · Museums · Casinos · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 2:

Kruger National Park, South Africa

— 5 nights
One of Africa's largest game sanctuaries and part of UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere Program, Kruger National Park provides an immersive experience of wildlife.
You've now added Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve to your itinerary. Take a break from Kruger National Park with a short trip to Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre in Hoedspruit, about 1h 25 min away. Spend the 3rd (Sat) exploring nature at Kruger National Park. Spend the 4th (Sun) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Kruger National Park online trip planner.

Getting from Pretoria to Kruger National Park by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Pretoria, expect a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Kruger National Park, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 2 — 7:

Cape Town, South Africa

— 7 nights

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Platteklip Gorge, Bo-kaap, Clifton Beaches, and other attractions you added. There's still lots to do: stroll through Cape Point, take in the waterfront at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Signal Hill, and enjoy the sand and surf at Fish Hoek Beach.

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Fly from Kruger National Park to Cape Town in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kruger National Park in September, things will get little chillier in Cape Town: highs are around 23°C and lows about 11°C. You will leave for Stellenbosch on the 14th (Wed).

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 14:

Stellenbosch, South Africa

— 5 nights

City of Oaks

Straddling the banks of the Eerste River, the university town of Stellenbosch enjoys international fame for its renowned wine estates and gourmet restaurants.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Stony Point Penguin Colony, Hermanus Cliff Path, Green Mountain Trail, and other attractions.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Stellenbosch trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Cape Town to Stellenbosch in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Stellenbosch are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. You'll set off for Windhoek on the 19th (Mon).

Things to do in Stellenbosch

Parks · Wineries · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 14 — 19:

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.
Spend the 21st (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's lots more to do: stroll through NamibRand Nature Reserve, hunt for treasures at Namibia Craft Centre, see the interesting displays at National Museum of Namibia, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Christuskirche.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Windhoek trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Stellenbosch to Windhoek by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Stellenbosch to Windhoek is minus 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Stellenbosch in September, with highs in Windhoek at 34°C and lows at 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Namib-Naukluft Park.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 23:

Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia

— 5 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.
You've added Dune 45 Sossusvlei, Namib Desert, Sossusvlei, and other attractions to your itinerary.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Namib-Naukluft Park trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Windhoek to Namib-Naukluft Park by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Windhoek in September, things will get little chillier in Namib-Naukluft Park: highs are around 24°C and lows about 12°C. You will leave for Otjiwarongo on the 28th (Wed).

Things to do in Namib-Naukluft Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 28:

Otjiwarongo, Namibia

— 2 nights
When touring Namibia's famous national parks and reserves, you can opt to base your trip in Otjiwarongo, a laid-back town boasting a number of attractions of its own.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): stroll through REST - Rare & Endangered Species Trust and then stroll through Cheetah Conservation Fund. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Waterberg National Park and then stroll through Africat.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Otjiwarongo tour itinerary planning website.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Namib-Naukluft Park to Otjiwarongo takes 6.5 hours. Traveling from Namib-Naukluft Park in September, expect nights in Otjiwarongo to be somewhat warmer, around 17°C, while days are warmer, around 38°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Okavango Delta.

Things to do in Otjiwarongo

Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 28 — 30:

Okavango Delta, Botswana

— 4 nights
Listed as a World Heritage Site, Okavango Delta represents a sanctuary for a rich and diverse animal and plant life, which continues to attract swarms of tourists, adventurers, and nature lovers.
Spend the 2nd (Sun) in the pleasant surroundings of NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust. Spend the 3rd (Mon) in the pleasant surroundings of Moremi Wildlife Reserve.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Okavango Delta online travel route planner.

You can drive from Otjiwarongo to Okavango Delta in 15.5 hours. Traveling from Otjiwarongo to Okavango Delta, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, daytime highs in Okavango Delta are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. You will leave for home on the 5th (Wed).

Things to do in Okavango Delta

Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 1 — 5:

Zimbabwe travel guide

4.3
National Parks · 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.

Kenya travel guide

4.3
Nature & Parks · National Parks · Safaris
The savannahs of Kenya contain some of the most iconic sights in Africa, stirred in the minds of many when they think of the continent. Big cats, elephants, and rhinos remain major inhabitants of this vast country, with a number of safari centers running trips across the region's World Heritage-listed national parks. Trips to rural villages, where many travelers choose to join up various volunteer projects, represent some of the most inspiring and enriching things to do in Kenya.

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.

South Africa travel guide

4.4
Nature & Parks · Wineries & Vineyards · Mountains
Rainbow Nation
The landscapes of South Africa match its people in terms of diversity, richness, and vitality. From desert lands and coastlines, to the famous nature reserves sheltering the "Big Five" game animals, the country has natural charm in spades. The main cities provide a wealth of bars, clubs, shopping districts, and entertainment options to please the most demanding visitors, while traditional life can still be admired and respected in a collection of villages with beehive-style huts and an age-old cultural heritage. When in need of a minute to digest all that's happened during your trip to South Africa, sit down to a braai (traditional barbecue), and a bottle of wine made at one of the country's thriving vineyards.

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.