18 days in Africa Itinerary

18 days in Africa Itinerary

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Johannesburg, South Africa
— 4 nights
Fly
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Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 4 nights
Drive
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Maputo, Mozambique
— 1 night
Fly
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Tofo, Mozambique
— 1 night
Fly
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Vilanculos, Mozambique
— 1 night
Fly
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Ngamiland East, Botswana
— 2 nights
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Fly to Kasane, Bus to Livingstone, Drive to Victoria Falls
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 4 nights
Drive to Livingstone, Fly to Amsterdam

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Johannesburg, South Africa — 4 nights

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.
When in Johannesburg, make a side trip to see Voortrekker Monument in Pretoria, approximately Pretoria away. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, laugh and play at Gold Reef City, try to win big at Emperors Palace, and stop by Mambu Design.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Johannesburg tour itinerary planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Johannesburg is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Johannesburg. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Amsterdam in August since evenings lows in Johannesburg dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to fly to Kruger National Park.
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Casinos · Fun & Games · Theme Parks · Museums
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Kruger National Park, South Africa — 4 nights

One of Africa's largest game sanctuaries and part of UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere Program, Kruger National Park provides an immersive experience of wildlife.
Get out of town with these interesting Kruger National Park side-trips: Kruger National Park (in Nelspruit) and Kumbaya Home Decor (in Hoedspruit). Spend the 29th (Mon) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. Next up on the itinerary: take an exotic tour of a safari tour and stroll through Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Kruger National Park trip planning site.

Getting from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Johannesburg in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 12°C in Kruger National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can drive to Maputo.
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Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors
Side Trips
Find places to stay Aug 26 — 30:

Maputo, Mozambique — 1 night

Walking the broad, leafy avenues of Maputo, Mozambique's capital and bustling harbor city, you can discover numerous architectural gems and come to appreciate the area's Portuguese-influenced culture.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): admire the striking features of Maputo Central Train Station, then get engrossed in the history at Fortaleza of Maputo, then look for gifts at Daqui! Produtos Regionais, and finally fulfill a lifelong dream with Mozambique Scuba.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Maputo travel planner.

Traveling by car from Kruger National Park to Maputo takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Kruger National Park in August since evenings lows in Maputo dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to fly to Tofo.
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Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 30 — 31:

Tofo, Mozambique — 1 night

Historically a fishing village governed by Portuguese colonists, Tofo has become a top destination for adventurers, divers, and marine life lovers.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Tofo and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Tofo trip itinerary builder website.

Fly from Maputo to Tofo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August in Tofo, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to fly to Vilanculos.
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Outdoors · Tours · Beaches · Parks
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Vilanculos, Mozambique — 1 night

Tourism in Vilanculos, a small town on the coast of Mozambique, owes much to its convenient location as a base for exploring the Bazaruto Archipelago, a national park.
On the 2nd (Fri), get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

Planning Vilanculos trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.

Fly from Tofo to Vilanculos in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time for the flight to Ngamiland East.
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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.
On the 3rd (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Moremi Wildlife Reserve.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Ngamiland East holiday planning app.

Traveling by flight from Vilanculos to Ngamiland East takes 10 hours. Traveling from Vilanculos in September, expect nights in Ngamiland East to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 39°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Victoria Falls.
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Parks · Wildlife
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe — 4 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: admire the sheer force of Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, wander the wide-open spaces of Crocodile Park Victoria Falls, browse the different shops at Elephant's Walk Shopping and Artist's Village, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Victoria Falls attractions planner.

You can 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. In September in Victoria Falls, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel back home.
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Parks · Shopping · Tours · Nature
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Mozambique travel guide

4.1
Scuba & Snorkeling · Architectural Buildings · Flea Markets
Still relatively unvisited by international tourists, Mozambique boasts plenty of natural and cultural charms that could easy make it into a major vacation destination. The beaches of the south come in all shapes and sizes, while the less-visited north offers island archipelagos and untouched coral reefs. The colonial architecture of the main urban areas complements the colorful African heritage that still holds sway here, with the region's art, cuisine, and music ensuring each trip to Mozambique allows the visitor to appreciate the country's distinct culture and vast landscape.
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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.
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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.
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