43 days in Africa Itinerary

43 days in Africa Itinerary

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Start: Brussels, Belgium
Fly + Drive:  20 h 45 min
1
Sesriem, Namibia
— 3 nights
Drive:  10 h 30 min
2
Swakopmund, Namibia
— 4 nights
Shuttle:  8 h 30 min
3
Etosha National Park, Namibia
— 2 nights
Fly:  9 h 30 min
4
Fish River Region, Namibia
— 1 night
Drive:  9 h 30 min
5
Cederberg, South Africa
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
6
Cape Town, South Africa
— 13 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
7
Okavango Delta, Botswana
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
8
Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
9
Nata, Botswana
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 15 min
10
Victoria Falls, Zambia
— 1 night
Fly:  7 h 45 min
11
Maputo, Mozambique
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h
12
Tofo, Mozambique
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 15 min
13
Bazaruto Archipelago, Mozambique
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
14
Vilanculos, Mozambique
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
15
Inhassoro, Mozambique
— 1 night
Drive:  14 h 45 min
16
Nkhata Bay, Malawi
— 1 day
Fly:  4 h 30 min
17
Lilongwe, Malawi
— 2 nights
Fly:  21 h 45 min
End: Brussels, Belgium

3
nights
Sesriem, Namibia

Sesriem
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 Dune 45 Sossusvlei. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Big Daddy Dune and Sesriem Canyon. Spend the 14th (Wed) exploring nature at Namib-Naukluft National Park. Next up on the itinerary: get interesting insight from Tours.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Sesriem trip itinerary planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Sesriem is an approximately 21-hour combination of flight and car. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Sesriem

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Namib-Naukluft Park
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Namib-Naukluft National Park
Namib-Naukluft National Park
Deadvlei ©
Deadvlei
Big Daddy Dune ©
Big Daddy Dune

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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.
Get in touch with nature at Safaris and Dune 7. Swakopmund Museum and German Evangelical Lutheran Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Swakopmund's surroundings by going to Walvis Bay (Off-Road Tours & Kayaking & Canoeing). The adventure continues: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, browse the different shops at Platz Am Meer, look for gifts at Karakulia Weavers, and admire the striking features of Hohenzollernhaus.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Swakopmund journey planner.

Drive from Sesriem to Swakopmund in 10.5 hours. July in Swakopmund sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C at night. 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

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Walvis Bay
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 20:
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Safaris
Kayaking & Canoeing
Dune 7 ©
Dune 7

2
nights
Etosha National Park, Namibia

Etosha National Park ©
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.

You can take a shuttle from Swakopmund to Etosha National Park in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or take a shuttle. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll travel to Fish River Region.

Things to do in Etosha National Park

Parks Wildlife
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Etosha ©
Etosha

1
night
Fish River Region, Namibia

Fish River Region ©
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.

Fly from Etosha National Park to Fish River Region in 9.5 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
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Fish River Canyon ©
Fish River Canyon

1
night
Cederberg, South Africa

Cederberg ©
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
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Cederberg Private Cellar ©
Cederberg Private Cellar

13
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.
Visit St. George's Cathedral and Maclear's Beacon 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), Nederburg Wines (in Paarl) and Stellenbosch (Rust en Vrede Tasting Room, Stellenbosch University Botanical Garden, &more). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Platteklip Gorge, head off the coast to Robben Island Museum, step into the grandiose world of Castle of Good Hope, and take some stellar pictures from Cape Point.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Cape Town trip builder app.

Drive from Cederberg to Cape Town in 3 hours. Traveling from Cederberg in July, you will find days in Cape Town are little chillier (20°C), and nights are about the same (8°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Okavango Delta.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, Stony Point Penguin Colony, Nederburg Wines
Find places to stay Jul 24 — Aug 6:
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Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Platteklip Gorge ©
Platteklip Gorge
Cape Point ©
Cape Point

3
nights
Okavango Delta, Botswana

Okavango Delta ©
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 Okavango River. Spend the 8th (Sun) in the pleasant surroundings of Moremi Wildlife Reserve.

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 7 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

Ngamiland East
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 9:
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Moremi Wildlife Reserve ©
Moremi Wildlife Reserve
Okavango River ©
Okavango River

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.
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
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Savute Reserve ©
Savute Reserve
Nogatsaa and Tchinga ©
Nogatsaa and Tchinga
Serondela Reserve ©
Serondela Reserve

1
night
Nata, Botswana

Nata
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
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Nata Bird Sanctuary
Nata Bird Sanctuary

1
night
Victoria Falls, Zambia

Victoria Falls ©
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 travel to Maputo.
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Mukuni Village ©
Mukuni Village

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.
Popular historic sites such as Matola Raid Memorial and Cathedral of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception are in your itinerary. Mesquita da Baixa and Praca Independence Praça da Independência are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroquia Santo Antonio, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Costa do Sol, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemetery St. Francis Xavier, and admire the masterpieces at National Art Museum.

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 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 travel to Tofo.

Things to do in Maputo

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Matola Raid Memorial
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 16:
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Mesquita da Baixa ©
Mesquita da Baixa
Paroquia Santo Antonio ©
Paroquia Santo Antonio

1
night
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 17th (Tue): kick back and relax at Praia do Tofo, thenstroll 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 travel to Bazaruto Archipelago.

Things to do in Tofo

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Praia do Tofo ©
Praia do Tofo

1
night
Bazaruto Archipelago, Mozambique

Bazaruto Archipelago ©
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 3.5 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

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Parque Nacional de Bazaruto ©
Parque Nacional de Bazaruto

1
night
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 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

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Safaris

1
night
Inhassoro, Mozambique

Inhassoro
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

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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1
day
Nkhata Bay, Malawi

Nkhata Bay ©
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 travel to Lilongwe.

Things to do in Nkhata Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Kande Beach ©
Kande Beach

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Lilongwe, Malawi

Lilongwe ©
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, thenstroll through Nature Sanctuary, thentour 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 fly from Nkhata Bay to Lilongwe in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lilongwe

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Lilongwe Wildlife Centre ©
Lilongwe Wildlife Centre
Nature Sanctuary ©
Nature Sanctuary
Maula Cathedral ©
Maula Cathedral