15 days in Africa Itinerary

15 days in Africa Itinerary

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Windhoek, Namibia
— 1 night
Cape Town, South Africa
— 6 nights
Ngamiland East, Botswana
— 1 night
Fly to Kasane, Bus to Livingstone, Drive to Victoria Falls
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 3 nights
Drive to Livingstone, Fly to Berlin


Windhoek, Namibia — 1 night

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.
On the 16th (Mon), stroll through NamibRand Nature Reserve and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Deadvlei. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

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Berlin, Germany to Windhoek is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. December in Windhoek sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Cape Town.
Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
Side Trip
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Cape Town, South Africa — 6 nights

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Cape Town is known for nature, sightseeing, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, get great views at Cape Point, enjoy the sand and surf at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, and go for a stroll along the water at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.

To find reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Cape Town vacation planning site.

Getting from Windhoek to Cape Town by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Africa Time (CAT) to South Africa Standard Time (SAST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Windhoek in December, you will find days in Cape Town are slightly colder (30°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to fly to Ngamiland East.
Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature
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Ngamiland East, Botswana — 1 night

Ngamiland East, a sub-district of Botswana's North-East District, is all about the wildlife and safaris.
On the 24th (Tue), stroll through NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Moremi Wildlife Reserve.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Ngamiland East travel planning site.

Fly from Cape Town to Ngamiland East in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, Ngamiland East is a bit warmer than Cape Town - with highs of 39°C and lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Victoria Falls.
Parks · Wildlife
Side Trip
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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 27th (Fri) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and meet the residents at Victoria Falls Snake Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Victoria Falls day trip site.

Do a combination of flight, bus, and car from Ngamiland East to Victoria Falls in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Ngamiland East in December, you will find days in Victoria Falls are a bit cooler (36°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.
Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Adventure
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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.