60 days in Africa Itinerary

60 days in Africa Itinerary

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Drive to Newcastle Airport, Fly to Libreville Leon M'ba International Airport
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Libreville, Gabon
— 3 nights
Fly
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Pointe Noire, Republic of the Congo
— 1 night
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Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
— 5 nights
Fly
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Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo
— 3 nights
Bus to Kigali, Fly to Lusaka
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Lusaka, Zambia
— 5 nights
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Harare, Zimbabwe
— 7 nights
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 5 nights
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Livingstone, Zambia
— 5 nights
Bus to Kazungula, Fly to Ngamiland East
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Ngamiland East, Botswana
— 3 nights
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Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 3 nights
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Windhoek, Namibia
— 5 nights
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Swakopmund, Namibia
— 7 nights
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Luanda, Angola
— 6 nights
Fly to Newcastle Airport, Drive to Durham

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Libreville, Gabon

— 3 nights
The capital of Gabon and home to almost half of the country's residents, Libreville differs from many African cities, with paved roads, clean streets, and luxurious residences.
Get outdoors at Akanda National Park and Pointe-Denis Beach. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hassane II Mosque, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at L'Eglise St-Michel Libreville, shop like a local with Les Chocolats Gabonais de Julie, and try to win big at Casino Croisette.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Libreville visit planner.

Durham, UK to Libreville is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Durham to Libreville. Traveling from Durham in January, things will get warmer in Libreville: highs are around 35°C and lows about 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Pointe Noire.

Things to do in Libreville

Historic Sites · Parks · Casinos · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 14:

Pointe Noire, Republic of the Congo

— 1 night
The second largest city of Congo, coastal Pointe-Noire has rapidly grown into a metropolitan area in past decades, rising to become the main commercial center of the country.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): get outside with Gorges of Diosso.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Pointe Noire trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Libreville to Pointe Noire takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kinshasa.

Things to do in Pointe Noire

Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 15:
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Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

— 5 nights
In a city bubbling with life, a Kinshasa vacation offers a non-stop immersion into African culture and history.
Escape the urban bustle at Lola ya Bonobo and Zongo Falls. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Congo River, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paroisse Sainte Anne, explore the engaging exhibits at Texaf Bilembo, and head outdoors with Cercle de Kinshasa.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kinshasa trip planner.

Getting from Pointe Noire to Kinshasa by flight takes about 3 hours. In January in Kinshasa, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Goma.

Things to do in Kinshasa

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 15 — 20:

Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo

— 3 nights
Nestled between two opposites--a lake and a volcano--Goma represents an adventurous vacation spot.
On the 21st (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Virunga National Park. On the next day, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Nyiragongo.

To find more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Goma online journey planner.

You can fly from Kinshasa to Goma in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from West Africa Standard Time (WAT) to Central Africa Time (CAT) is 1 hour. When traveling from Kinshasa in January, plan for a bit cooler days in Goma, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Lusaka.

Things to do in Goma

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 23:

Lusaka, Zambia

— 5 nights
Tourism in Lusaka, Zambia's commercial and government center, thrives mostly due to its central location and well-connected airport, making it a gateway for exploring the country's numerous nature reserves and national parks.
Visiting Chaminuka Game Reserve and Southern Africa Freedom Trail will get you outdoors. Spend the 26th (Tue) exploring nature at Lower Zambezi National Park. Next up on the itinerary: get outside with The Lilayi Elephant Nursery, stop by Manda Hill, stroll through Kalimba Reptile Park, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of The Holy Cross Lusaka.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Lusaka attractions planning website.

Getting from Goma to Lusaka by combination of bus and flight takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Harare.

Things to do in Lusaka

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 23 — 28:

Harare, Zimbabwe

— 7 nights

Sunshine City

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 in touch with nature at Imire: Rhino & Wildlife Conservation and Twala Trust Animal Sanctuary. Change things up with a short trip to Gosho Park in Marondera (about 1h 30 min away). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mukuvisi Woodlands, explore the galleries of The Shona Sculpture Gallery, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ngomakurira Mountain, and don't miss a visit to Raintree Venue.

To find photos and other tourist information, read Harare trip site.

Traveling by flight from Lusaka to Harare takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Harare are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Harare

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 28 — Feb 4:

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

— 5 nights
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.
Visiting Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park and Walking tours will get you outdoors. Step out of Victoria Falls to go to Hwange and see Painted Dog Conservation, which is approximately 2h 30 min away. Spend the 5th (Fri) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. And it doesn't end there: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, browse the exhibits of Prime Art Gallery, snap pictures at Victoria Falls Bridge, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Victoria Falls Snake Park.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Victoria Falls trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Harare to Victoria Falls takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Victoria Falls can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Livingstone.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 4 — 9:

Livingstone, Zambia

— 5 nights
Tourism in Livingstone, a town nestled on the Zimbabwean border, thrives largely thanks to the nearby Victoria Falls.
Step out of the city life by going to Victoria Falls and Livingstone Crocodile Park. There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, take an in-depth tour of Livingstone Museum, admire all the interesting features of Mukuni Village, and take in the exciting artwork at Wayiwayi Art Studio and Gallery.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Livingstone sightseeing planning site.

Livingstone is just a short distance from Victoria Falls. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in February, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Ngamiland East.

Things to do in Livingstone

Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 9 — 14:

Ngamiland East, Botswana

— 3 nights
Ngamiland East, a sub-district of Botswana's North-East District, is all about the wildlife and safaris.
Get outdoors at Moremi Wildlife Reserve and Okavango River. Spend the 15th (Mon) in the pleasant surroundings of NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust.

To plan Ngamiland East vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Livingstone to Ngamiland East takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car, train, and bus. Traveling from Livingstone in February, you will find days in Ngamiland East are somewhat warmer (37°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Chobe National Park.

Things to do in Ngamiland East

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 14 — 17:

Chobe National Park, Botswana

— 3 nights
A trip to Chobe National Park awakens the naturalist in every traveler and opens numerous possibilities for adventure.
Step out of the city life by going to CARACAL Biodiversity Center and Serondela Reserve. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Nogatsaa and Tchinga and walk around Seboba Nature and Recreational Park.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Chobe National Park trip itinerary maker.

Explore your travel options from Ngamiland East to Chobe National Park with the Route module. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Windhoek.

Things to do in Chobe National Park

Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 17 — 20:

Windhoek, Namibia

— 5 nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Deadvlei and Daan Viljoen Nature Reserve. Go for a jaunt from Windhoek to Kaokoland to see Hoanib River about 7h 15 min away. Spend the 22nd (Mon) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's much more to do: stroll through NamibRand Nature Reserve, examine the collection at National Museum of Namibia, stop by Herrle & Herma Jewellers, and buy something for everyone on your list at Maerua Mall.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Windhoek trip planner.

You can fly from Chobe National Park to Windhoek in 6 hours. Traveling from Chobe National Park to Windhoek, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In February, daytime highs in Windhoek are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 20 — 25:

Swakopmund, Namibia

— 7 nights
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 outdoors at Safaris and Spitzkoppe. Explore Swakopmund's surroundings by going to Walvis Bay (Dolphin & Whale Watching, Walvis Bay Waterfront, &more) and Zeila Shipwreck (in Hentiesbaai). Spend the 3rd (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Dune 7, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Peter's Antiques, since 1983, get interesting insight from Tours, and browse the different shops at Platz Am Meer.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Swakopmund travel itinerary planner.

Fly from Windhoek to Swakopmund in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Windhoek in February, you will find days in Swakopmund are little chillier (28°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Luanda.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 25 — Mar 4:

Luanda, Angola

— 6 nights
After decades of conflict, Luanda experienced a massive economic boom at the beginning of the 21st century, making it one of the most developed cities in Africa and a magnet for tourists.
Visiting Cabo Ledo and Avenida 4 de Fevereiro will get you outdoors. When in Luanda, make a side trip to see Kwanza River in Muxima, approximately Muxima away. The adventure continues: explore the galleries of Fortaleza de Sao Miguel, take an in-depth tour of Museu Nacional da Escravatura, don't miss a visit to Mausoleum of Agostinho Neto, and pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Nossa Senhora dos Remedios.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Luanda visit planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Swakopmund to Luanda takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Swakopmund in March, expect Luanda to be a bit warmer, temps between 36°C and 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Luanda

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 4 — 10:

Gabon travel guide

3.4
Beaches · Architectural Buildings · Shopping
Though tourism in Gabon remains a fledgling industry, the benefits of exploring this untempered place of wildlife-rich rainforests and ethnic diversity are numerous. A large percentage of the country remains protected as national parkland, allowing the dolphins playing in the Atlantic and the chimps and forest elephants to breathe a sigh of relief. The population includes around 40 different ethnicities, but the country has thankfully avoided the conflict and ethnic violence common among many of its neighbors.

Republic of the Congo travel guide

3.4
Architectural Buildings · Beaches · Museums
Most citizens of the Republic of the Congo live in the south of the country, with few residing outside the capital Brazzaville or Pointe-Noire on the coast. The capital represents a good place to start a holiday in the Republic of the Congo--it's a great jump-off point for voyages down the Congo River, the long and winding waterway that separates the country from its similarly named neighbor. Following the river to the north, the country becomes sparsely populated, with much of the area covered in lush rainforests. Two national parks, one in the far north and one in the center, represent the main focal points of the Republic of Congo itineraries, with a chance to spot lowland gorillas and forest elephants a major reason to visit for any genuine nature lover.

Democratic Republic of the Congo travel guide

3.8
National Parks · Mountains · Wildlife Areas
Democratic Republic of Congo possesses a wealth of scenic highlights, ethnic diversity, and a complex history. Inaccessible for many years due to conflict, the country once again draws adventurous and confident travelers looking for a different type of vacation. For those who can forego the usual home comforts and quickly adapt to challenging conditions, the rewards of a holiday in Democratic Republic of Congo are numerous--trekking through unspoiled forests, spotting endemic wildlife, and meeting welcoming, inspiring people.

Zambia travel guide

3.9
Geologic Formations · Waterfalls · Nature & Parks
Air Conditioned State
Landlocked Zambia remains best known, a little counter intuitively perhaps, for its bodies of water. Three large rivers run through the country, with most of the big urban areas and smaller settlements sticking close to waterways and the valleys they've cut over millennia. Holidays in Zambia are adventurous affairs, with real planning required to get the most out of the country--foreign visitors find the infrastructure lacking and familiar comforts practically nonexistent. Traditional villages remain the most culturally rewarding places to visit in Zambia, while superlative natural features include animal-rich national parks and picturesque waterfalls.

Zimbabwe travel guide

4.3
National Parks · Zipline · Bridges
Tourism in Zimbabwe experienced a boost after the country's turbulent recent history seemed to settle down. Waterfalls, "Big Five" national parks, and the Eastern Highlands provide contrasting but complementary images of southern Africa, with the growing tourism infrastructure helping visitors see the best of what the country offers. Though corruption and unemployment remain everyday problems, the vast majority of Zimbabweans are a welcoming bunch, proud of the natural riches and culture of their hopeful country.

Botswana travel guide

3.7
Nature & Parks · Safaris · Nature & Wildlife Tours
Sparsely populated Botswana possesses some of the most unadulterated wilderness and animal-rich areas in Africa. Largely unfenced national parks allow the world's largest population of elephants to roam freely--these protected areas also shelter varied birdlife and many endangered and rare mammal species. Tourism in Botswana largely caters to visitors seeking luxury lodges and exclusive safari experiences, but expeditions into traditional villages are also strongly recommended. The preserved cultures of these agricultural settlements show a link between man and nature formed over centuries, a relationship that many visitors to Botswana come to reconsider in their own lives.

Namibia travel guide

4.1
Nature & Parks · Deserts · Landmarks
Land of the Brave
Since gaining independence from South Africa in 1990, Namibia has sought to rival its neighbor in terms of tourist appeal. While it hasn't yet gotten up to the numbers of South Africa, Namibia tourism sector has plenty to work with. The desert and mountainous areas represent a real source of appeal, with species of classic African game animals, such as desert lions, zebras, and elephants real highlights of safaris through the national parks. Namibians are rightly proud of their country, and the myriad traditional villages, colonial German towns, and lively urban centers all deserve your attention.

Angola travel guide

3.7
Museums · Lookouts · Outdoor Activities
Kuwait of Africa
Tourism in Angola thrives as the country's infrastructure develops and attractions are restored following years of internal conflict. Holidays in Angola usually involve at least a little time at the beach, with the Atlantic coastline featuring long stretches of sand, wide estuaries, and small islands close to the main cities. A wealth of national parks shelter a rich array of wildlife, including African icons such as lions, elephants, and leopards, with barely a tourist in sight to disturb the natural order of things.