60 days in Africa Itinerary

60 days in Africa Itinerary

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60 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Brussels, Belgium
Train + Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Arusha, Tanzania
— 8 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
2
Tofo, Mozambique
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  1​h
3
Vilanculos, Mozambique
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
4
Swakopmund, Namibia
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Windhoek, Namibia
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
7
Ngamiland East, Botswana
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + Bus:  4​h 15​min
8
Livingstone, Zambia
— 4 nights
Drive:  30​min
9
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 6 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
10
Harare, Zimbabwe
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
11
Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 7 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
12
Lalibela, Ethiopia
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Brussels, Belgium

8
nights
Arusha, Tanzania

Arusha ©
Nestled in the verdant foothills of Mount Meru, Arusha remains the primary gateway and jump-off point for safaris into several national parks.
Tanzanite Experience and Cultural Heritage Centre are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kikuletwa Hotsprings and Serengeti Heritage. Get out of town with these interesting Arusha side-trips: Mt Meru (in Arusha National Park) and Safaris (in Moshi). Spend the 5th (Thu) floating through the air with a balloon tour. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Ngurdoto Crater, get into the urban bustle at Cultural Arts Centre, head outdoors with Wondrous Africa, and hunt for treasures at Masai Central Market.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Arusha online itinerary planner .

Brussels, Belgium to Arusha is an approximately 13-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight, bus, and shuttle. Traveling from Brussels to Arusha, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Brussels in November, expect Arusha to be much warmer, temps between 30°C and 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Tofo.

Things to do in Arusha

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Moshi, Mt Meru, Masai Central Market
Find places to stay Nov 1 — 10:
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Serengeti Heritage ©
Serengeti Heritage
Ngurdoto Crater ©
Ngurdoto Crater
Mt Meru ©
Mt Meru

1
night
Tofo, Mozambique

Tofo ©
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 11th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Tofo and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral da Nossa Senhora da Conceicao, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Marine Megafauna Foundation, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Barra Beach.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Tofo trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Arusha to Tofo in 12 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Arusha to Tofo, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Arusha in November, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 24°C in Tofo. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Vilanculos.

Things to do in Tofo

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Barra Beach
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Praia do Tofo ©
Praia do Tofo
Scuba & Snorkeling
Barra Beach ©
Barra Beach

3
nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Safaris and Inhassoro Beach. Visiting Kayaking & Canoeing and Scuba & Snorkeling will get you outdoors. There's more to do: view the masterpieces at Machilla Magic.

To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Vilanculos road trip website .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Tofo to Vilanculos takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. November in Vilanculos sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Vilanculos

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Inhassoro Beach
Find places to stay Nov 12 — 15:
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Safaris
Scuba & Snorkeling

6
nights
Swakopmund, Namibia

Swakopmund ©
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Spitzkoppe and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Get in touch with nature at Dune 7 and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Swakopmund: Walvis Bay (Off-Road Tours & Kayaking & Canoeing). There's still lots to do: stroll through Welwitschia Plains, pause for some serene contemplation at German Evangelical Lutheran Church, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Swakopmund online day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Vilanculos to Swakopmund takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Vilanculos in November, expect Swakopmund to be slightly colder, temps between 27°C and 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Windhoek.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Walvis Bay, Spitzkoppe
Find places to stay Nov 15 — 22:
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Spitzkoppe ©
Spitzkoppe
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Long Beach Leisure Park ©
Long Beach Leisure Park

6
nights
Windhoek, Namibia

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 some historical perspective at Katutura Township and Christuskirche. Discover out-of-the-way places like NamibRand Nature Reserve and Daan Viljoen Nature Reserve. When in Windhoek, make a side trip to see Gross Barmen Hot Springs in Gross Barmen, approximately Gross Barmen away. There's much more to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, examine the collection at National Museum of Namibia, have some family-friendly fun at Archer's Land, and buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove Mall of Namibia.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Windhoek sightseeing app .

Getting from Swakopmund to Windhoek by combination of car and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and bus. In November, Windhoek is a bit warmer than Swakopmund - with highs of 38°C and lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Chobe National Park.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Fish River Canyon Nationalpark, Gross Barmen Hot Springs, Deadvlei
Find places to stay Nov 22 — 28:
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Safaris
Fish River Canyon Nationalpark ©
Fish River Canyon Nationalpark
NamibRand Nature Reserve ©
NamibRand Nature Reserve

2
nights
Chobe National Park, Botswana

Chobe National Park ©
On the 29th (Sun), stroll through Savute Reserve. On your second day here, stroll around Seboba Nature and Recreational Park and then tour the pleasant surroundings at CARACAL Biodiversity Center.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Chobe National Park vacation app .

Traveling by flight from Windhoek to Chobe National Park takes 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to fly to Ngamiland East.

Things to do in Chobe National Park

Parks Wildlife
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Savute Reserve ©
Savute Reserve

2
nights
Ngamiland East, Botswana

Ngamiland East ©
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Okavango River.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Ngamiland East trip tool .

You can fly from Chobe National Park to Ngamiland East in 4 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Ngamiland East can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Livingstone.

Things to do in Ngamiland East

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Okavango River ©
Okavango River

4
nights
Livingstone, Zambia

Tourism in Livingstone, a town nestled on the Zimbabwean border, thrives largely thanks to the nearby Victoria Falls.
Visiting Kayaking & Canoeing and Livingstone Reptile Park will get you outdoors. You'll explore and learn at Livingstone Museum and Railway Museum. The adventure continues: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, explore and take pictures at Gorge Swing, examine the collection at Railway & Gateway Jewish Museum, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find reviews and other tourist information, you can read our Livingstone online holiday planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Ngamiland East to Livingstone in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Ngamiland East in December: highs in Livingstone hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Livingstone

Outdoors Tours Museums

Side Trip

Mukuni Village
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Victoria Falls ©
Victoria Falls
Safaris

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park and Safaris. Discover out-of-the-way places like Scuba & Snorkeling and Siduli Hide. On the 12th (Sat), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. There's lots more to do: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, look for gifts at Cultural Vibes Music Shop, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and get a taste of life in the country at Crocodile Park Victoria Falls.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Victoria Falls road trip planning website .

Victoria Falls is very close to Livingstone. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Livingstone in December: highs in Victoria Falls hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Harare.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

5
nights
Harare, Zimbabwe

Harare ©
Regarded as the nation's leading commercial, financial, and communications center, Harare attracts tourists with its modern architecture mixed with British colonial influence and traditional African flair.
Get outdoors at Imire: Rhino & Wildlife Conservation and Domboshawa Caves. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Shona Sculpture Gallery and National Heroes Acre. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Thetford Game Reserve, have some family-friendly fun at Tamba Tamba, stop by kiki's gallery, and meet the residents at Lion and Cheetah Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Harare trip site .

Getting from Victoria Falls to Harare by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Victoria Falls in December; daily highs in Harare reach 31°C and lows reach 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Harare

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Mashonaland East Province
Find places to stay Dec 12 — 17:
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Thetford Game Reserve ©
Thetford Game Reserve
Domboshawa Caves ©
Domboshawa Caves
Twala Trust Animal Sanctuary ©
Twala Trust Animal Sanctuary

7
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.
Mtoni Palace Ruins and Christ Church Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Nungwi Beach and Kiwengwa Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zanzibar City: Kuza Cave (in Jambiani), Matemwe (Matemwe Beach & Scuba & Snorkeling) and Paje (Stand-Up Paddleboarding & Paje Beach). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah's Rock, kick back and relax at Nakupenda Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral, and stop by Aromas of Zanzibar.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Zanzibar City itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Harare to Zanzibar City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Harare to Zanzibar City due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Harare in December; daily highs in Zanzibar City reach 38°C and lows reach 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lalibela.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Zanzibar Island, Matemwe, Paje, Kiwengwa Beach, Kuza Cave
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 24:
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Nungwi Beach ©
Nungwi Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Matemwe Beach ©
Matemwe Beach

4
nights
Lalibela, Ethiopia

Lalibela ©
Tourism in Lalibela, a small town nestled in Ethiopia's Lasta Mountains, prospers due to its fascinating cluster of rock-carved churches, dating back to the 12th century and boasting the status of a World Heritage Site.
Get in touch with nature at Abune Yosef and Climbing Tours. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Church of St. George and Yemrehanna Kristos. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of Na’akuto La’ab, delve into the distant past at Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela, pause for some serene contemplation at Asheton Maryam Monastery, and steep yourself in history at Biete Medhane Alem.

For photos and more tourist information, read our Lalibela trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Zanzibar City to Lalibela takes 9.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lalibela

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
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Yemrehanna Kristos ©
Yemrehanna Kristos
Church of St. George ©
Church of St. George
Asheton Maryam Monastery ©
Asheton Maryam Monastery

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