57 days in Africa Itinerary

57 days in Africa Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Bristol, United Kingdom
Train + Fly:  14 h 30 min
1
Nairobi, Kenya
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h
2
Arusha, Tanzania
— 6 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
3
Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 6 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Train:  4 h 45 min
4
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 6 nights
+2
Train + Foot + Fly:  2 h 45 min
5
Livingstone, Zambia
— 4 nights
Drive:  30 min
6
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 6 nights
+3
Drive + Bus + Drive + Fly:  3 h 15 min
7
Ngamiland East, Botswana
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
8
Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
9
Windhoek, Namibia
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
10
Swakopmund, Namibia
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
11
Cape Town, South Africa
— 6 nights
Fly + Train:  16 h 15 min
End: Bristol, United Kingdom

5
nights
Nairobi, Kenya

Nairobi ©
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Safaris and Central Island National Park. Spend the 28th (Sun) exploring nature at Nairobi National Park. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Karen Blixen Coffee Garden and Cottages, examine the collection at Karen Blixen Museum, look for gifts at Matbronze Wildlife Art, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mugie Ranch.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Nairobi driving holiday tool.

Bristol, UK to Nairobi is an approximately 12- hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Bristol to Nairobi due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in June, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Arusha.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Central Island National Park, Mugie Ranch
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Nairobi National Park ©
Nairobi National Park
Safaris
Karen Blixen Coffee Garden and Cottages ©
Karen Blixen Coffee Garden and Cottages

6
nights
Arusha, Tanzania

Nestled in the verdant foothills of Mount Meru, Arusha remains the primary gateway and jump-off point for safaris into several national parks.
Step off the beaten path and head to Photography Tours and Ngurdoto Crater. Take a break from Arusha with a short trip to Kikuletwa Hotsprings in Moshi, about 2 hours away. There's lots more to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, look for gifts at Shanga & Shanga Foundation, take a stroll around Cultural Arts Centre, and see the interesting displays at The Tanzanite Experience.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Arusha day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Nairobi to Arusha in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In July in Arusha, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Arusha

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Kikuletwa Hotsprings
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Photography Tours
Ngurdoto Crater ©
Ngurdoto Crater
Nature & Wildlife Tours

6
nights
Zanzibar City, Tanzania

Zanzibar City ©
Discover a myriad of attractions in Zanzibar City, like its World Heritage-listed historic core, charming beach villages, and the modern neighborhood of Ng'ambo.
Step off the beaten path and head to Cheetah's Rock and Kendwa Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Zanzibar City side-trips: Jambiani Beach (in Jambiani) and Paje (Paje Beach & Scuba & Snorkeling). And it doesn't end there: stop by Aromas of Zanzibar, take in nature's colorful creations at Forodhani Gardens, contemplate the long history of House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib), and relax in the rural setting at Tangawizi Spice Farm.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Zanzibar City online day trip planner.

Getting from Arusha to Zanzibar City by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Arusha in July, with highs in Zanzibar City at 34°C and lows at 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Paje, Jambiani Beach, Cheetah's Rock, Kendwa Beach
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Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock
Paje Beach ©
Paje Beach
Aromas of Zanzibar ©
Aromas of Zanzibar

6
nights
Johannesburg, South Africa

Johannesburg ©
Founded when gold was discovered in the area in the late 19th century, Johannesburg quickly grew into a bustling metropolis, South Africa's largest city and the region's economic hub.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ukutula Conservation Center and Voortrekker Monument. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Johannesburg: Union Buildings (in Pretoria), The Oval (in Centurion) and Zipline (in Rustenburg). There's much more to do: make a trip to Nelson Mandela Square, brush up on your military savvy at South African National Museum of Military History, see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, and have some family-friendly fun at Randburg Raceway Indoor Karting.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Johannesburg trip planning website.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Zanzibar City to Johannesburg in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, train, car, and bus. The time zone changes from East Africa Time to South Africa Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Zanzibar City in July, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Johannesburg: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Livingstone.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Fun & Games Museums Casinos

Side Trips

Sandton, Pretoria, Ukutula Conservation Center, Jack Friedman Eastgate, The Oval
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 21:
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Ukutula Conservation Center ©
Ukutula Conservation Center
Nelson Mandela Square ©
Nelson Mandela Square
Voortrekker Monument ©
Voortrekker Monument

4
nights
Livingstone, Zambia

Tourism in Livingstone, a town nestled on the Zimbabwean border, thrives largely thanks to the nearby Victoria Falls.
Explore hidden gems such as Victoria Falls and Kayaking & Canoeing. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Livingstone Museum, see the interesting displays at Railway Museum, admire all the interesting features of Gorge Swing, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Livingstone trip itinerary tool.

Do a combination of train and flight from Johannesburg to Livingstone in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and car; or drive. Traveling from Johannesburg in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 15°C in Livingstone. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can go by car to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Livingstone

Outdoors Tours Museums

Side Trip

Mukuni Village
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 25:
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Victoria Falls ©
Victoria Falls
Livingstone Museum ©
Livingstone Museum

6
nights
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Safaris and Walking tours. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, stroll through Siduli Hide, stop by Cultural Vibes Music Shop, and take in the views from Victoria Falls Bridge.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Victoria Falls day trip planning tool.

Victoria Falls is just a short distance from Livingstone. Traveling from Livingstone in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Victoria Falls, with lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Ngamiland East.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Safaris
Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park ©
Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park
Helicopter Tours

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust and Okavango River. When in Ngamiland East, make a side trip to see Moremi Wildlife Reserve in Moremi Game Reserve, approximately Moremi Game Reserve away.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Ngamiland East online travel planner.

You can do a combination of car, bus, and flight from Victoria Falls to Ngamiland East in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car and flight. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow 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 Jul 31 — Aug 3:
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NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust ©
Okavango River ©
Okavango River
Moremi Wildlife Reserve ©
Moremi Wildlife Reserve

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Savute Reserve and CARACAL Biodiversity Center. There's more to do: stroll around Seboba Nature and Recreational Park and tour the pleasant surroundings at Serondela Reserve.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Chobe National Park itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Ngamiland East to Chobe National Park takes 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Windhoek.

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

4
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Deadvlei and Namibia Craft Centre. The adventure continues: stroll through NamibRand Nature Reserve, stop by Herrle & Herma Jewellers, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and play a few rounds at Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Windhoek attractions planner.

Fly from Chobe National Park to Windhoek in 4 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chobe National Park to Windhoek. August in Windhoek sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Deadvlei
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Deadvlei ©
Deadvlei
NamibRand Nature Reserve ©
NamibRand Nature Reserve
Safaris

4
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Safaris and Spitzkoppe. Change things up with these side-trips from Swakopmund: Walvis Bay (Kayaking & Canoeing & Dolphin & Whale Watching). There's lots more to do: push the limits with an extreme tour, snap pictures at Swakopmund Jetty, see the interesting displays at Swakopmund Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Dune 7.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Swakopmund online road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Windhoek to Swakopmund takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Windhoek in August, you will find days in Swakopmund are little chillier (24°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Walvis Bay, Spitzkoppe
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 14:
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Safaris
Kayaking & Canoeing
Spitzkoppe ©
Spitzkoppe

6
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Wine Tours & Tastings and Franschhoek Pass. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cape Town: Grotto Beach (in Hermanus) and Franschhoek Motor Museum (in Franschhoek). The adventure continues: get great views at Cape Point, take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, stroll through Signal Hill, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Two Oceans Aquarium.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Cape Town route builder app.

You can fly from Swakopmund to Cape Town in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Africa Time (CAT) to South Africa Standard Time (SAST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Swakopmund in August, you will find days in Cape Town are slightly colder (21°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Franschhoek, Grotto Beach, Wine Tours & Tastings
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Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Wine Tours & Tastings

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