50 days in Africa Itinerary

50 days in Africa Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Bristol, United Kingdom
Train + Fly:  16 h 30 min
1
Cape Town, South Africa
— 12 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
2
Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Sesriem, Namibia
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
4
Gobabeb, Namibia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Swakopmund, Namibia
— 6 nights
Drive:  3 h
6
Damaraland, Namibia
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
7
Windhoek, Namibia
— 6 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
8
Gaborone, Botswana
— 6 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
9
Ngamiland East, Botswana
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
10
Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
11
Victoria Falls, Zambia
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  19 h 45 min
End: Bristol, United Kingdom

12
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.
Get outdoors at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and Signal Hill. Venture out of the city with trips to West Coast National Park (in West Coast National Park), Franschhoek (First South African Perfume Museum & Franschhoek Pass) and Gansbaai (African Penguin & Seabird Sanctuary & Shark Diving). There's lots more to do: get great views at Cape Point, admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, get to know the fascinating history of Maclear's Beacon, and enjoy the sand and surf at Clifton Beaches.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Cape Town route planner.

Bristol, UK to Cape Town is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Bristol to Cape Town. In March in Cape Town, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Namib-Naukluft Park.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Hermanus, Franschhoek, Gansbaai, West Coast National Park
Find places to stay Mar 14 — 27:
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Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Platteklip Gorge ©
Platteklip Gorge

3
nights
Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia

Namib-Naukluft Park ©
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Big Daddy Dune and Dune 45 Sossusvlei. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Deadvlei and make a trip to Kuiseb Pass.

To see where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Namib-Naukluft Park online tour planner.

Fly from Cape Town to Namib-Naukluft Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Central Africa Time (CAT) is minus 1 hour. March in Namib-Naukluft Park sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Sesriem.

Things to do in Namib-Naukluft Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kuiseb Pass
Find places to stay Mar 27 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Big Daddy Dune ©
Big Daddy Dune
Deadvlei ©
Deadvlei
Dune 45 Sossusvlei ©
Dune 45 Sossusvlei

1
night
Sesriem, Namibia

Sesriem
Sesriem is a small settlement located in the Namib Desert, in Namibia, close to the southern end of the Naukluft Mountains. Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour and then explore the striking landscape of Namib-Naukluft National Park.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Sesriem trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Namib-Naukluft Park to Sesriem takes 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Gobabeb.

Things to do in Sesriem

Nature Parks Outdoors
Find places to stay Mar 30 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Namib-Naukluft National Park
Namib-Naukluft National Park
Balloon Rides

2
nights
Gobabeb, Namibia

Gobabeb ©
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Gobabeb Desert Research Station and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Dorob National Park.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Gobabeb trip planner.

You can drive from Sesriem to Gobabeb in 4 hours. In March in Gobabeb, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. On the 2nd (Thu), you're off to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Gobabeb

Nature Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 2:
Highlights from your plan
Dorob National Park ©
Dorob National Park
Gobabeb Desert Research Station ©
Gobabeb Desert Research Station

6
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.
Visiting Safaris and Long Beach Leisure Park will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Walvis Bay (Kayaking & Canoeing, Off-Road Tours, &more). And it doesn't end there: take a memorable tour with Tours, stroll through Dune 7, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and stop by Die Muschel.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Swakopmund vacation website.

Drive from Gobabeb to Swakopmund in 2 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Swakopmund can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to Damaraland.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Walvis Bay, Moon Landscape
Find places to stay Apr 2 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Safaris
Kayaking & Canoeing

2
nights
Damaraland, Namibia

Damaraland ©
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Brandberg Mountain, appreciate the history behind Twyfelfontein, and then examine the collection at Damara Living Museum. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Spitzkoppe.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Damaraland day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Swakopmund to Damaraland takes 6.5 hours. Traveling from Swakopmund in April, Damaraland is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Windhoek.

Things to do in Damaraland

Nature Parks Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 8 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Spitzkoppe ©
Spitzkoppe
Brandberg Mountain ©
Brandberg Mountain
Twyfelfontein ©
Twyfelfontein

6
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.
Take a break from the city and head to NamibRand Nature Reserve and Daan Viljoen Nature Reserve. The adventure continues: tee off at Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis, get engrossed in the history at Cuno Hoffmeister Memorial Observatory, take in the local highlights with Nande Explorer Cultural Township Tours, and hunt for treasures at Namibia Craft Centre.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Windhoek trip maker.

Getting from Damaraland to Windhoek by car takes about 9 hours. Other options: fly. Traveling from Damaraland in April, plan for slightly colder nights in Windhoek, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Gaborone.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife Outdoors Museums
Find places to stay Apr 10 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
NamibRand Nature Reserve ©
NamibRand Nature Reserve
Safaris
Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis ©
Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis

6
nights
Gaborone, Botswana

Gaborone ©
Planned as the capital after Botswana gained independence in the 1960s, Gaborone quickly transformed into a bustling city and the country's commercial center.
Visiting Khwai Concession and Khutse Game Reserve will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Gaborone (Krishna Balaram Palace), pause for some serene contemplation at Christ the King Cathedral, browse the different shops at Airport Junction, and get outside with Kgale Hill.

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

Traveling by flight from Windhoek to Gaborone takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Windhoek to Gaborone is 1 hour. When traveling from Windhoek in April, plan for a bit cooler days in Gaborone, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Ngamiland East.

Things to do in Gaborone

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Khwai Concession, Lentswe-la-Oodi Weavers
Find places to stay Apr 16 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Mokolodi Nature Reserve ©
Mokolodi Nature Reserve
Kgale Hill ©
Kgale Hill
Bluetree World of Golf ©
Bluetree World of Golf

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.
Take a break from the city and head to NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust and Moremi Wildlife Reserve. Spend the 25th (Sat) exploring at Okavango River.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Ngamiland East trip itinerary website.

Fly from Gaborone to Ngamiland East in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Gaborone in April, plan for much hotter days and about the same nights in Ngamiland East: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Chobe National Park.

Things to do in Ngamiland East

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Moremi Wildlife Reserve
Find places to stay Apr 22 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust ©
Moremi Wildlife Reserve ©
Moremi Wildlife Reserve
Okavango River ©
Okavango River

3
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.
Escape the urban bustle at CARACAL Biodiversity Center and Nogatsaa and Tchinga. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Serondela Reserve, don't miss a visit to Boab Prison Tree, explore the activities along Linyanti River, and stroll around Seboba Nature and Recreational Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Chobe National Park itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Ngamiland East to Chobe National Park takes 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Chobe National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Apr 25 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Nogatsaa and Tchinga ©
Nogatsaa and Tchinga
Savute Reserve ©
Savute Reserve
Serondela Reserve ©
Serondela Reserve

4
nights
Victoria Falls, Zambia

Victoria Falls ©
Victoria Falls is a town in the province of Matabeleland North, Zimbabwe. Step out of Victoria Falls with an excursion to Batoka Gorge in Kazungula--about 2h 15 min away. There's more to do: explore and take pictures at Mukuni Village.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Victoria Falls tour planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls. In April in Victoria Falls, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 18°C at night. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Batoka Gorge
Find places to stay Apr 28 — May 2:
Highlights from your plan
Batoka Gorge ©
Batoka Gorge
Mukuni Village ©
Mukuni Village

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