9 days in Zambia, Johannesburg & Okavango Delta Itinerary

9 days in Zambia, Johannesburg & Okavango Delta Itinerary

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9 days in Zambia, Johannesburg & Okavango Delta Itinerary

Start: Brisbane, Australia
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Okavango Delta, Botswana
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
Lusaka, Zambia
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 45​min
4
Livingstone, Zambia
— 1 night
Fly:  20​h 45​min
End: Brisbane, Australia

3
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Johannesburg Zoo and Sci-Bono Discovery Centre. Get out of town with these interesting Johannesburg side-trips: National Zoological Gardens of South Africa (in Pretoria) and Hartbeespoort Dam - Snake and Animal Park (in Hartbeespoort). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, contemplate the long history of Mandela House, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and look for gifts at Amatuli Artefacts.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Johannesburg online trip itinerary builder .

Brisbane, Australia to Johannesburg is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Brisbane to Johannesburg. In September in Johannesburg, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Okavango Delta.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Hartbeespoort Dam - Snake and Animal Park, Amatuli Artefacts, National Zoological Gardens of South Africa
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Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Johannesburg Zoo ©
Johannesburg Zoo

2
nights
Okavango Delta, Botswana

Okavango Delta ©
Listed as a World Heritage Site, Okavango Delta represents a sanctuary for a rich and diverse animal and plant life, which continues to attract swarms of tourists, adventurers, and nature lovers.
On the 26th (Thu), stroll through NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Moremi Wildlife Reserve.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Okavango Delta trip planner.

Fly from Johannesburg to Okavango Delta in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Johannesburg in September: high temperatures in Okavango Delta hover around 39°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Lusaka.

Things to do in Okavango Delta

Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust
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Moremi Wildlife Reserve ©
Moremi Wildlife Reserve

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Chaminuka Game Reserve and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of The Holy Cross Lusaka.

For more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Lusaka trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Okavango Delta to Lusaka by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Livingstone.

Things to do in Lusaka

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
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Chaminuka Game Reserve ©
Chaminuka Game Reserve
Cathedral of The Holy Cross Lusaka ©

1
night
Livingstone, Zambia

Livingstone ©
Tourism in Livingstone, a town nestled on the Zimbabwean border, thrives largely thanks to the nearby Victoria Falls.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Livingstone Museum, then take in the dramatic scenery at Victoria Falls, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Livingstone trip planner .

Getting from Lusaka to Livingstone by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Livingstone

Museums Nature Parks
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Victoria Falls ©
Victoria Falls
Livingstone Museum ©
Livingstone Museum
Helicopter Tours

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