18 days in Africa Itinerary

18 days in Africa Itinerary

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Zeerust, South Africa
— 1 day
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Ghanzi, Botswana
— 2 nights
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Okavango Delta, Botswana
— 3 nights
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Katima Mulilo, Namibia
— 4 nights
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Kazungula, Zambia
— 1 night
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Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 2 nights
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Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, Botswana
— 3 nights
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Francistown, Botswana
— 1 night
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Zeerust, South Africa
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Zeerust, South Africa — 1 day

Zeerust is a commercial town situated in Ngaka Modiri Molema district North West Province, South Africa. Planning Zeerust trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.

Johannesburg to Zeerust is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Johannesburg in December, you will find days in Zeerust are a bit warmer (38°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). On the 16th (Thu), you'll travel to Ghanzi.
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Ghanzi, Botswana — 2 nights

Ghanzi is a town in the middle of the Kalahari Desert the western part of the Republic of Botswana in southern Africa. On the 17th (Fri), browse the exhibits of Kuru Art Project.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Ghanzi tour itinerary maker site.

Drive from Zeerust to Ghanzi in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 19th (Sun), you'll travel to Okavango Delta.
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Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 19:

Okavango Delta, Botswana — 3 nights

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.
Spend the 21st (Tue) in the pleasant surroundings of Moremi Wildlife Reserve. Spend the 19th (Sun) in the pleasant surroundings of NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Khwai Concession.

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You can drive from Ghanzi to Okavango Delta in 7.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In December, daily temperatures in Okavango Delta can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Katima Mulilo.
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Katima Mulilo, Namibia — 4 nights

Katima Mulilo is a town situated in the Caprivi strip and is the capital of the Zambezi Region, Namibia's far northeast extension into central Southern Africa. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Caprivi Adventures and Mafwe Living Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Katima Mulilo side-trips: Mashi Crafts (in Kongola) and Nkasa Rupara National Park (in Nkasa Rupala National Park).

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Katima Mulilo trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Okavango Delta to Katima Mulilo takes 13 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Okavango Delta to Katima Mulilo. You'll set off for Kazungula on the 26th (Sun).
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Kazungula, Zambia — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): see exotic creatures in open habitats at Shearwater Victoria Falls Day Tours. On the 27th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Batoka Gorge.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Kazungula trip planner.

Getting from Katima Mulilo to Kazungula by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Katima Mulilo to Kazungula is 1 hour. In December, daytime highs in Kazungula are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Chobe National Park.
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Chobe National Park, Botswana — 2 nights

A trip to Chobe National Park awakens the naturalist in every traveler and opens numerous possibilities for adventure.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): stroll through Serondela Reserve and then stroll through Nogatsaa and Tchinga. On your second day here, head outdoors with Livingstone Trails.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Chobe National Park attractions planning site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kazungula to Chobe National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park.
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Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, Botswana — 3 nights

Discover out-of-the-way places like Planet Baobab and Baines Baobabs. Spend the 30th (Thu) in the pleasant surroundings of Makgadikgadi Pans National Park.

Plan my day in Makgadikgadi Pans National Park using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Chobe National Park to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Francistown.
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Francistown, Botswana — 1 night

Follow the trail of the 19th-century gold rush to the "Capital of the North," the regional commercial center of Francistown.
For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Francistown tour planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Makgadikgadi Pans National Park to Francistown. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 22°C. You'll set off for Zeerust on the 2nd (Sun).
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Zeerust, South Africa

For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Zeerust road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Francistown to Zeerust takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll travel back home.
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Botswana travel guide

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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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Namibia travel guide

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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.
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