11 days in Africa Itinerary

11 days in Africa Itinerary

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Fly
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Livingstone, Zambia
— 2 nights
Bus to Kazungula, Fly to Ngamiland East
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Ngamiland East, Botswana
— 2 nights
Drive
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Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 1 night
Fly
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Windhoek, Namibia
— 2 nights
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe — 3 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.
Spend the 16th (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, get to know the resident critters at Victoria Falls Snake Park, and let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Victoria Falls sightseeing planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Victoria Falls is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Zurich to Victoria Falls due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Zurich in April, you will find days in Victoria Falls are much warmer (32°C), and nights are a bit warmer (18°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Livingstone.
Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks
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Livingstone, Zambia — 2 nights

Tourism in Livingstone, a town nestled on the Zimbabwean border, thrives largely thanks to the nearby Victoria Falls.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Victoria Falls and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Here are some ideas for day two: get the lay of the land with Walking tours and then get engrossed in the history at Livingstone Museum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Livingstone trip builder tool.

Livingstone is just a stone's throw from Victoria Falls. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Victoria Falls in April: highs in Livingstone hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ngamiland East.
Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Parks
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Ngamiland East, Botswana — 2 nights

Ngamiland East, a sub-district of Botswana's North-East District, is all about the wildlife and safaris.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): stroll through NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust. On the next day, stroll through Moremi Wildlife Reserve.

To find maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Ngamiland East online tour builder.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Livingstone to Ngamiland East in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car, train, and bus. Traveling from Livingstone in April, expect nights in Ngamiland East to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 34°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Chobe National Park.
Parks · Wildlife
Side Trip
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Chobe National Park, Botswana — 1 night

A trip to Chobe National Park awakens the naturalist in every traveler and opens numerous possibilities for adventure.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): stroll through Nogatsaa and Tchinga.

For other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Chobe National Park itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Ngamiland East to Chobe National Park with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to fly to Windhoek.
Parks · Wildlife
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Windhoek, Namibia — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): admire the striking features of Christuskirche and then stroll through NamibRand Nature Reserve.

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You can 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. April in Windhoek sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to fly back home.
Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites
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Zimbabwe travel guide

4.3
Waterfalls · 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.

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.

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.