20 days in Africa Itinerary

20 days in Africa Itinerary

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Johannesburg, South Africa
— 1 night
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Serowe, Botswana
— 1 night
Drive
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Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, Botswana
— 1 night
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 2 nights
Drive
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Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 1 day
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Ngamiland East, Botswana
— 1 night
Drive
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Etosha National Park, Namibia
— 1 night
Drive
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Otjiwarongo, Namibia
— 1 day
Drive
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Damaraland, Namibia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Walvis Bay, Namibia
— 1 night
Drive
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Sesriem, Namibia
— 1 night
Drive
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Johannesburg, South Africa
— 3 nights

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Johannesburg, South Africa — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): take in panoramic vistas at Carlton Centre and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Johannesburg road trip planning website.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major aiports are OR Tambo International Airport and Pilanesberg International Airport. In October in Johannesburg, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Serowe.
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Serowe, Botswana — 1 night

Serowe is a town in Botswana's Central District. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): explore the galleries of Khama III Memorial Museum and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Khama Rhino Sanctuary.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Serowe trip planning tool.

You can drive from Johannesburg to Serowe in 6.5 hours. On the 22nd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park.
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Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, Botswana — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Makgadikgadi Pans National Park.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Serowe to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Victoria Falls.
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe — 2 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Scuba & Snorkeling and Victoria Falls Snake Park. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and get a taste of life in the country at Crocodile Park Victoria Falls.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Victoria Falls online holiday planner.

You can drive from Makgadikgadi Pans National Park to Victoria Falls in 7.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight, bus, and car. In October in Victoria Falls, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Chobe National Park.
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Chobe National Park, Botswana — 1 day

A trip to Chobe National Park awakens the naturalist in every traveler and opens numerous possibilities for adventure.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): stroll through Serondela Reserve and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nogatsaa and Tchinga.

To see reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Chobe National Park online day trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Victoria Falls to Chobe National Park. On the 27th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Ngamiland East.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): stroll through NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust.

For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Ngamiland East trip builder.

Traveling by car from Chobe National Park to Ngamiland East takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daily temperatures in Ngamiland East can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Etosha National Park.
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Etosha National Park, Namibia — 1 night

For nature lovers, a trip to Etosha National Park seems like a dream: the vast salt desert houses hundreds of animal species, which roam the arid lands and gather near the many waterholes.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Okaukuejo waterhole and then stroll through Etosha.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Etosha National Park travel planning app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ngamiland East to Etosha National Park. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ngamiland East to Etosha National Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to Otjiwarongo.
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Otjiwarongo, Namibia — 1 day

When touring Namibia's famous national parks and reserves, you can opt to base your trip in Otjiwarongo, a laid-back town boasting a number of attractions of its own.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Africat, then stroll through Cheetah Conservation Fund, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at REST - Rare & Endangered Species Trust.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Otjiwarongo online holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Etosha National Park to Otjiwarongo. October in Otjiwarongo sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can go by car to Damaraland.
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Damaraland, Namibia — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Brandberg Mountain, don't miss a visit to Twyfelfontein, and then explore the galleries of Damara Living Museum.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Damaraland trip maker.

You can drive from Otjiwarongo to Damaraland in 8 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can go by car to Walvis Bay.
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Walvis Bay, Namibia — 1 night

A pleasant port city, Walvis Bay offers tourists a variety of urban entertainment options that complement its many natural attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then admire the landmark architecture of Hohenzollernhaus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the views from Swakopmund Jetty and then browse the exhibits of Swakopmund Museum.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Walvis Bay trip planner.

Drive from Damaraland to Walvis Bay in 6.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Walvis Bay can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. On the 2nd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Sesriem.
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Sesriem, Namibia — 1 night

Sesriem is a small settlement located in the Namib Desert, in Namibia, close to the southern end of the Naukluft Mountains. On the 3rd (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Kuiseb River, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Namib-Naukluft National Park, and then explore the stunning scenery at Sesriem Canyon. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dune 45 Sossusvlei, then admire nature's extreme beauty at Namib Desert, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Sesriem trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Walvis Bay to Sesriem takes 10.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Johannesburg.
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Johannesburg, South Africa — 3 nights

You'll discover tucked-away gems like Climbing Tours and Lindfield Victorian House Museum. Enjoy Johannesburg some more: see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, see Off-Road Tours, and get curious at Origins Centre Museum.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Johannesburg online journey planner.

You can drive from Sesriem to Johannesburg in 17.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Sesriem to Johannesburg due to the time zone difference. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Sun) before leaving for 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.

Namibia travel guide

4.1
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.