19 days in Africa Itinerary

19 days in Africa Itinerary

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Cape Town, South Africa
— 5 nights
Swakopmund, Namibia
— 2 nights
Windhoek, Namibia
— 1 night
Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 2 nights
Ngamiland East, Botswana
— 3 nights
Fly to Kasane, Bus to Livingstone
Livingstone, Zambia
— 2 nights
Fly to Amsterdam Schiphol, Train to Brussels


Cape Town, South Africa — 5 nights

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Step off the beaten path and head to Platteklip Gorge and Helderberg Nature Reserve. Visiting Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and Abseil Africa will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Point, kick back and relax at Bloubergstrand Beach, pause for some photo ops at Nobel Square, and go for a stroll along the water at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Cape Town itinerary maker app.

Brussels, Belgium to Cape Town is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to South Africa Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In September, daily temperatures in Cape Town can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to fly to Swakopmund.
Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Trails
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 26:

Swakopmund, Namibia — 2 nights

Nestled on Namibia's Atlantic coast and surrounded by the sand dunes of the vast Namib Desert, the resort town of Swakopmund enchants visitors with its distinct German colonial architecture and pleasant climate.
On the 27th (Fri), push the limits with an extreme tour, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Snake Park and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Swakopmund trip planner.

Getting from Cape Town to Swakopmund by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cape Town to Swakopmund. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Windhoek.
Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Adventure
Side Trip
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): stop by Herrle & Herma Jewellers, admire the landmark architecture of Christuskirche, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at NamibRand Nature Reserve and then play a few rounds at Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Windhoek online attractions planner.

Fly from Swakopmund to Windhoek in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Swakopmund in September, expect Windhoek to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to fly to Chobe National Park.
Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Golf
Find places to stay Sep 28 — 30:

Chobe National Park, Botswana — 2 nights

A trip to Chobe National Park awakens the naturalist in every traveler and opens numerous possibilities for adventure.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): stroll through Savute Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Nogatsaa and Tchinga.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Chobe National Park day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Windhoek to Chobe National Park takes 4 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central Africa Time (CAT) to Central Africa Time (CAT) is 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Ngamiland East.
Wildlife · Parks
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Ngamiland East, Botswana — 3 nights

Ngamiland East, a sub-district of Botswana's North-East District, is all about the wildlife and safaris.
Visiting NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust and Okavango River will get you outdoors. Step out of Ngamiland East with an excursion to Moremi Wildlife Reserve in Moremi Game Reserve--about 58 minutes away.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Ngamiland East trip itinerary planning tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Chobe National Park to Ngamiland East. October in Ngamiland East sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Livingstone.
Parks · Wildlife · Nature
Side Trip
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 5:

Livingstone, Zambia — 2 nights

Tourism in Livingstone, a town nestled on the Zimbabwean border, thrives largely thanks to the nearby Victoria Falls.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Victoria Falls and Livingstone Crocodile Park. Take a break from the city and head to Kayaking & Canoeing and Safaris. There's still lots to do: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, see the interesting displays at Railway Museum, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and explore and take pictures at Mukuni Village.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Livingstone travel route planning tool.

Getting from Ngamiland East to Livingstone by combination of flight and bus takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Ngamiland East in October: highs in Livingstone hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel back home.
Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Wildlife
Side Trip
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 8:

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.