43 days in Africa Itinerary

43 days in Africa Itinerary

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Sesriem, Namibia
— 3 nights
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Swakopmund, Namibia
— 4 nights
Drive
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Etosha National Park, Namibia
— 2 nights
Shuttle to Windhoek, Fly to Fish River Region
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Fish River Region, Namibia
— 1 night
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Cederberg, South Africa
— 1 night
Drive
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Cape Town, South Africa
— 13 nights
Fly
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Okavango Delta, Botswana
— 3 nights
Drive
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Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nata, Botswana
— 1 night
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10
Victoria Falls, Zambia
— 1 night
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Maputo, Mozambique
— 3 nights
Fly
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Tofo, Mozambique
— 1 night
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Bazaruto Archipelago, Mozambique
— 1 night
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Vilanculos, Mozambique
— 1 night
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Inhassoro, Mozambique
— 1 night
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Nkhata Bay, Malawi
— 1 day
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Lilongwe, Malawi
— 2 nights
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Sesriem, Namibia

— 3 nights
Sesriem is a small settlement located in the Namib Desert, in Namibia, close to the southern end of the Naukluft Mountains. Escape the urban bustle at Deadvlei and Big Daddy Dune. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dune 45 Sossusvlei and Balloon Rides. Spend the 14th (Wed) exploring nature at Namib-Naukluft National Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Sesriem Canyon.

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Brussels, Belgium to Sesriem is an approximately 162-hour car ride. On the 16th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Sesriem

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 13 — 16:

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.
Get in touch with nature at Safaris and Off-Road Tours. Swakopmund Museum and German Evangelical Lutheran Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Swakopmund to go to Walvis Bay and see Kayaking & Canoeing, which is approximately 40 minutes away. The adventure continues: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, browse for treasures at Peter's Antiques, since 1983, browse the different shops at Platz Am Meer, and stroll through Dune 7.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Swakopmund trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Sesriem to Swakopmund in 10.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Etosha National Park.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Adventure

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 16 — 20:

Etosha National Park, Namibia

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): don't miss a visit to Okaukuejo waterhole and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Etosha.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Etosha National Park trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Swakopmund to Etosha National Park with the Route module. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll travel to Fish River Region.

Things to do in Etosha National Park

Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 22:

Fish River Region, Namibia

— 1 night
The Fish River Canyon, is located in the south of Namibia. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): take in breathtaking views at Fish River Canyon.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Fish River Region trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Etosha National Park to Fish River Region in 24.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and train. On the 23rd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cederberg.

Things to do in Fish River Region

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 23:
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Cederberg, South Africa

— 1 night
On the 24th (Sat), Head underground at Stadsaal Caves and then do a tasting at Cederberg Private Cellar.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Cederberg trip planning app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Fish River Region to Cederberg. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Fish River Region to Cederberg due to the time zone difference. July in Cederberg sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Cederberg

Nature · Parks · Wineries
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 24:
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Cape Town, South Africa

— 13 nights

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Visit St. George's Cathedral and Robben Island Museum for their historical value. Relax by the water at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and Noordhoek Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Cape Town side-trips: Franschhoek (Eikehof, First South African Perfume Museum, &more), Stellenbosch (Rust en Vrede Tasting Room, Stellenbosch University Botanical Garden, &more) and Nederburg Wines (in Paarl). There's much more to do: admire all the interesting features of Cape Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Stony Point Penguin Colony, kick back and relax at Strand Beach, and contemplate the long history of Groot Constantia.

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Traveling by car from Cederberg to Cape Town takes 3 hours. Traveling from Cederberg in July, you will find days in Cape Town are a bit cooler (20°C), and nights are about the same (8°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Okavango Delta.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 24 — Aug 6:

Okavango Delta, Botswana

— 3 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.
Take a break from the city and head to NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust and Moremi Wildlife Reserve. Step out of Okavango Delta to go to Maun and see Okavango River, which is approximately 48 minutes away.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Okavango Delta itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Cape Town to Okavango Delta in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Cape Town in August: high temperatures in Okavango Delta hover around 34°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Chobe National Park.

Things to do in Okavango Delta

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 6 — 9:

Chobe National Park, Botswana

— 2 nights
A trip to Chobe National Park awakens the naturalist in every traveler and opens numerous possibilities for adventure.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): stroll through Savute Reserve. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Serondela Reserve and then stroll through Nogatsaa and Tchinga.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Chobe National Park road trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Okavango Delta to Chobe National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Nata.

Things to do in Chobe National Park

Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 11:

Nata, Botswana

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Nata Bird Sanctuary.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Nata trip maker app.

Explore your travel options from Chobe National Park to Nata with the Route module. In August in Nata, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Nata

Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 12:
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Victoria Falls, Zambia

— 1 night
Victoria Falls is a town in the province of Matabeleland North, Zimbabwe. On the 13th (Fri), explore and take pictures at Mukuni Village.

For maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Victoria Falls trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Nata to Victoria Falls in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Nata in August, expect little chillier with lows of 11°C in Victoria Falls. On the 13th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Maputo.
Find places to stay Aug 12 — 13:
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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.
Popular historic sites such as Matola Raid Memorial and Paroquia Santo Antonio are in your itinerary. Cathedral of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception and Vila Algarve are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mesquita da Baixa, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Costa do Sol, appreciate the extensive heritage of Praca Independence Praça da Independência, and get a new perspective on nature at Museu De Historia Natural de Maputo.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Maputo trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Victoria Falls to Maputo in 8.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Victoria Falls in August, Maputo is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Tofo.

Things to do in Maputo

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 13 — 16:

Tofo, Mozambique

— 1 night
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 17th (Tue): kick back and relax at Praia do Tofo, then stroll through Marine Megafauna Foundation, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Tofo trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Maputo to Tofo by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. August in Tofo sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Bazaruto Archipelago.

Things to do in Tofo

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Aug 16 — 17:

Bazaruto Archipelago, Mozambique

— 1 night

The Pearl of the Indian Ocean

Bazaruto Archipelago comprises six islands formed by sand deposits from the Save River.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): kick back and relax at Parque Nacional de Bazaruto.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Bazaruto Archipelago vacation planner.

You can fly from Tofo to Bazaruto Archipelago in 3 hours. In August, daytime highs in Bazaruto Archipelago are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Vilanculos.

Things to do in Bazaruto Archipelago

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Beaches
Find places to stay Aug 17 — 18:
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Vilanculos, Mozambique

— 1 night
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 19th (Thu): view the masterpieces at Machilla Magic and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Vilanculos driving holiday planner.

Explore your travel options from Bazaruto Archipelago to Vilanculos with the Route module. In August, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Inhassoro.

Things to do in Vilanculos

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 18 — 19:
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Inhassoro, Mozambique

— 1 night
Inhassoro is a small fishing port in Inhassoro District of Inhambane Province in Mozambique. Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): kick back and relax at Inhassoro Beach.

For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Inhassoro route builder tool.

Getting from Vilanculos to Inhassoro by car takes about 1.5 hours. August in Inhassoro sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Nkhata Bay.

Things to do in Inhassoro

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 20:

Nkhata Bay, Malawi

— 1 day
Nkhata Bay or just Nkhata is the capital of the Nkhata Bay District in Malawi. On the 21st (Sat), kick back and relax at Kande Beach.

To find out how to plan a trip to Nkhata Bay, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Inhassoro to Nkhata Bay takes 21 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Inhassoro in August, things will get little chillier in Nkhata Bay: highs are around 22°C and lows about 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Lilongwe.

Things to do in Nkhata Bay

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Find places to stay Aug 21 — 22:
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Lilongwe, Malawi

— 2 nights
The capital city of Malawi and its largest, Lilongwe serves as an important center of economy and transportation for the area.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): make a trip to Tindoz d'Afrique, appreciate the history behind World War I Memorial, then stroll through Nature Sanctuary, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lilongwe Wildlife Centre, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Maula Cathedral.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Lilongwe road trip tool.

You can take a bus from Nkhata Bay to Lilongwe in 5.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lilongwe

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 21 — 23:

Inhambane Province travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Safaris
A big producer of cashews and home to one the nation's last remaining habitats of dugongs, Inhambane Province represents a natural paradise along the humid Indian Ocean coastline. Most Inhambane Province vacations start in the region's eponymous capital, famous for its cathedrals, museums, and busy markets. From there, visitors can take dhow taxis to explore the surrounding settlements or to go scuba diving in areas rich in marine life.