50 days in Africa Itinerary

50 days in Africa Itinerary

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50 days in Africa Itinerary

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 + Fly:  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.
Take a break from the city and head to Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and Cape Point. Explore Cape Town's surroundings by going to Gansbaai (African Penguin & Seabird Sanctuary & Shark Diving), Franschhoek (First South African Perfume Museum & Franschhoek Pass) and West Coast National Park (in West Coast National Park). Next up on the itinerary: hike along Platteklip Gorge, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Two Oceans Aquarium, appreciate the extensive heritage of Maclear's Beacon, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Signal Hill.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Cape Town online journey planner .

Bristol, UK to Cape Town is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Bristol to Cape Town due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in March, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off 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, Gansbaai, Franschhoek, West Coast National Park, Chapman's Peak Drive
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 Kuiseb Pass. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Deadvlei and explore the fascinating landscape at Dune 45 Sossusvlei.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Namib-Naukluft Park online vacation planner .

Traveling by flight from Cape Town to Namib-Naukluft Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. March in Namib-Naukluft Park sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Sesriem.

Things to do in Namib-Naukluft Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kuiseb Pass
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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. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): get interesting insight from Tours and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Namib-Naukluft National Park.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Sesriem travel planner .

You can drive from Namib-Naukluft Park to Sesriem in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Gobabeb.

Things to do in Sesriem

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Namib-Naukluft National Park
Namib-Naukluft National Park
Balloon Rides

2
nights
Gobabeb, Namibia

Gobabeb ©
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): admire nature's extreme beauty at Gobabeb Desert Research Station and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Dorob National Park.

Find out how to plan Gobabeb trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Drive from Sesriem to Gobabeb in 4 hours. In March, daytime highs in Gobabeb are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll travel to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Gobabeb

Nature Parks Wildlife
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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.
Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Dolphin & Whale Watching. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Swakopmund: Walvis Bay (Kayaking & Canoeing, Off-Road Tours, & more). Next up on the itinerary: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, look for gifts at Die Muschel, take in the dramatic natural features at Moon Landscape, and stroll through Long Beach Leisure Park.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Swakopmund trip planner .

Traveling by car from Gobabeb to Swakopmund takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in April, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Damaraland.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Walvis Bay, Moon Landscape
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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 see the interesting displays at Damara Living Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Spitzkoppe.

You can plan Damaraland trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Drive from Swakopmund to Damaraland in 3 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Damaraland when traveling from Swakopmund in April, with lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Windhoek.

Things to do in Damaraland

Nature Parks Outdoors
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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.
Get in touch with nature at NamibRand Nature Reserve and Daan Viljoen Nature Reserve. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove Mall of Namibia, tee off at Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Namibia Craft Centre.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Windhoek road trip planning website .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Damaraland to Windhoek in 4.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Damaraland in April, expect little chillier with lows of 15°C in Windhoek. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Gaborone.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trip

Fish River Canyon Nationalpark
Find places to stay Apr 10 — 16:
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NamibRand Nature Reserve ©
NamibRand Nature Reserve
Safaris
Fish River Canyon Nationalpark ©
Fish River Canyon Nationalpark

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Khwai Concession and Mokolodi Nature Reserve. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Gaborone (Krishna Balaram Palace), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity Church, head outdoors with Kgale Hill, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Khutse Game Reserve.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Gaborone trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Windhoek to Gaborone by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Windhoek in April, plan for slightly colder days in Gaborone, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Wrap up 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
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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 ©
Escape the urban bustle at NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust and Moremi Wildlife Reserve. Spend the 25th (Sat) exploring at Okavango River.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Ngamiland East holiday planning website .

You can fly from Gaborone to Ngamiland East in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Gaborone in April, you will find days in Ngamiland East are much hotter (34°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Chobe National Park.

Things to do in Ngamiland East

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Moremi Wildlife Reserve
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Moremi Wildlife Reserve ©
Moremi Wildlife Reserve
Okavango River ©
Okavango River

3
nights
Chobe National Park, Botswana

Chobe National Park ©
Escape the urban bustle at Nogatsaa and Tchinga and Linyanti River.

You can plan Chobe National Park trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Traveling by flight from Ngamiland East to Chobe National Park takes 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Chobe National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature
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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 to go to Kazungula and see Batoka Gorge, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore and take pictures at Mukuni Village.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Victoria Falls planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls. In April, daily temperatures in Victoria Falls can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. On the 2nd (Sat), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Batoka Gorge
Find places to stay Apr 28 — May 2:
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Batoka Gorge ©
Batoka Gorge
Mukuni Village ©
Mukuni Village

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