60 days in Africa Itinerary

60 days in Africa Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Libreville, Gabon
— 3 nights
2
Pointe Noire, Republic of the Congo
— 1 night
3
Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
— 5 nights
4
Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo
— 3 nights
5
Lusaka, Zambia
— 5 nights
6
Harare, Zimbabwe
— 7 nights
7
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 5 nights
8
Livingstone, Zambia
— 5 nights
9
Ngamiland East, Botswana
— 3 nights
10
Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 3 nights
11
Windhoek, Namibia
— 5 nights
12
Swakopmund, Namibia
— 7 nights
13
Luanda, Angola
— 6 nights

3
nights
Libreville, Gabon

Libreville ©
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 °C and lows about °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 Casinos Parks
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Hassane II Mosque ©
Hassane II Mosque
Pointe-Denis Beach ©
Pointe-Denis Beach
Akanda National Park ©
Akanda National Park

1
night
Pointe Noire, Republic of the Congo

Pointe Noire ©
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): browse the exhibits of Ma-Loango Regional Museum and then head outdoors with Gorges of Diosso.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Pointe Noire trip builder.

You can fly from Libreville to Pointe Noire in 4.5 hours. Another option is to drive. January in Pointe Noire sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Kinshasa.

Things to do in Pointe Noire

Outdoors Museums
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Gorges of Diosso ©
Gorges of Diosso
Ma-Loango Regional Museum ©
Ma-Loango Regional Museum

5
nights
Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Kinshasa ©
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 Symphonies Naturelles. Go for a jaunt from Kinshasa to Zongo to see Zongo Falls about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Congo River, explore the engaging exhibits at Texaf Bilembo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paroisse Sainte Anne, and take in the exciting artwork at Academie des Beaux-Arts.

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

Traveling by flight from Pointe Noire to Kinshasa takes 4 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Kinshasa can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Goma.

Things to do in Kinshasa

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Zongo Falls
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Lola ya Bonobo ©
Lola ya Bonobo
Zongo Falls ©
Zongo Falls
Symphonies Naturelles ©
Symphonies Naturelles

3
nights
Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Goma ©
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 °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °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
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Virunga National Park ©
Virunga National Park
Mount Nyiragongo ©
Mount Nyiragongo
Lake Kivu ©
Lake Kivu

5
nights
Lusaka, Zambia

Lusaka ©
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. There's still lots to do: get outside with The Lilayi Elephant Nursery, view the masterpieces at 37D Gallery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kalimba Reptile Park, and buy something for everyone on your list at Eastpark Mall.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Lusaka trip planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Goma to Lusaka in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Harare.

Things to do in Lusaka

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Chaminuka Game Reserve ©
Chaminuka Game Reserve
Lower Zambezi National Park ©
Lower Zambezi National Park
The Lilayi Elephant Nursery ©
The Lilayi Elephant Nursery

7
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 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 °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Harare

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Mavuradonha Wilderness Area, Gosho Park, Imire: Rhino & Wildlife Conservation, Domboshawa Caves
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Imire: Rhino & Wildlife Conservation ©
Imire: Rhino & Wildlife Conservation
Thetford Game Reserve ©
Thetford Game Reserve
Twala Trust Animal Sanctuary ©
Twala Trust Animal Sanctuary

5
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.
Visiting Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park and Scuba & Snorkeling will get you outdoors. Step out of Victoria Falls to go to Hwange and see Painted Dog Conservation, which is approximately 2h 45 min away. The adventure continues: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Siduli Hide, wander the wide-open spaces of Crocodile Park Victoria Falls, and get to know the resident critters at Victoria Falls Snake Park.

Make your Victoria Falls itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can fly from Harare to Victoria Falls in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Victoria Falls can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Livingstone.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Painted Dog Conservation
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Safaris
Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park ©
Walking tours

5
nights
Livingstone, Zambia

Livingstone ©
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 Kayaking & Canoeing. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Livingstone Museum, admire all the interesting features of Mukuni Village, admire the natural beauty at Going Green Investment- Zambia, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

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 °C in February, and nighttime lows around °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

Side Trip

Mukuni Village
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Victoria Falls ©
Victoria Falls
Kayaking & Canoeing
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.
Get outdoors at Moremi Wildlife Reserve and NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust. Spend the 17th (Wed) exploring at Okavango River.

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 (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can 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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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.
Step out of the city life by going to CARACAL Biodiversity Center and Savute 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.

Fly from Ngamiland East to Chobe National Park in 5.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Windhoek.

Things to do in Chobe National Park

Parks Wildlife
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Nogatsaa and Tchinga ©
Nogatsaa and Tchinga
Savute Reserve ©
Savute Reserve
Serondela Reserve ©
Serondela Reserve

5
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Deadvlei and Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis. 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. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Daan Viljoen Nature Reserve, admire the landmark architecture of Christuskirche, see the interesting displays at National Museum of Namibia, and sample the fine beverages at Naute Kristall Cellar and Destillery.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Windhoek day trip planning site.

Fly from Chobe National Park to Windhoek in 5.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central Africa Time (CAT) to Central Africa Time (CAT) is minus 1 hour. In February, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Deadvlei, Naute Kristall Cellar and Destillery, Hoanib River
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Deadvlei ©
Deadvlei
Safaris
NamibRand Nature Reserve ©
NamibRand Nature Reserve

7
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 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 (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Luanda.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Walvis Bay, Spitzkoppe, Zeila Shipwreck
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Safaris
Spitzkoppe ©
Spitzkoppe
Off-Road Tours

6
nights
Luanda, Angola

Luanda ©
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 Octopus 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 °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Luanda

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Kwanza River
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Avenida 4 de Fevereiro ©
Avenida 4 de Fevereiro
Cabo Ledo ©
Cabo Ledo
Sangano Beach ©
Sangano Beach

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