12 days in Africa Itinerary

12 days in Africa Itinerary

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Livingstone, Zambia
— 2 nights
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 3 nights
Windhoek, Namibia
— 2 nights
Ngamiland East, Botswana
— 3 nights


Livingstone, Zambia — 2 nights

Tourism in Livingstone, a town nestled on the Zimbabwean border, thrives largely thanks to the nearby Victoria Falls.
On the 19th (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Livingstone Museum and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the 20th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Railway Museum, take in the dramatic scenery at Victoria Falls, then get a dose of the wild on The Explorer Club, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Victoria Falls.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Livingstone online tour planner.

Auckland, New Zealand to Livingstone is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Auckland to Livingstone is minus 10 hours. When traveling from Auckland in September, plan for warmer days in Livingstone, with highs around 32°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Victoria Falls.
Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Museums
Side Trip
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 20:

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.
Victoria Falls is known for nature, adventure, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, stroll through Siduli Hide, get to know the resident critters at Victoria Falls Snake Park, and whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Victoria Falls travel itinerary planner.

Victoria Falls is just a stone's throw from Livingstone. Traveling from Livingstone in September, you will find days in Victoria Falls are a bit warmer (38°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Windhoek.
Tours · Parks · Outdoors · Adventure
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 23:

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): stop by The Diamond Works, take in the spiritual surroundings of Christuskirche, then examine the collection at National Museum of Namibia, and finally don't miss a visit to Gibeon Meteorites. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through NamibRand Nature Reserve and then see the interesting displays at Trans-Namib Railroad Museum.

To see reviews and more tourist information, refer to the Windhoek trip maker site.

You can fly from Victoria Falls to Windhoek in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Victoria Falls to Windhoek is minus 1 hour. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Victoria Falls in September: highs in Windhoek hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Mon) to allow time for the flight to Ngamiland East.
Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 25:

Ngamiland East, Botswana — 3 nights

Ngamiland East, a sub-district of Botswana's North-East District, is all about the wildlife and safaris.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): stroll through NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Moremi Wildlife Reserve.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Ngamiland East day trip planning website.

Getting from Windhoek to Ngamiland East by flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Africa Time (CAT) to Central Africa Time (CAT) is 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Windhoek in September: highs in Ngamiland East hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel back home.
Wildlife · Parks
Side Trip
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 28:

Zambia travel guide

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

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.

Namibia travel guide

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.

Botswana travel guide

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.