20 days in Africa Itinerary

20 days in Africa Itinerary

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Fly to Livingstone, Drive to Victoria Falls
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 2 nights
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Drive to Livingstone, Bus to Kazungula, Fly to Ngamiland East
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Ngamiland East, Botswana
— 1 night
Drive
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Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 1 night
Drive
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Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, Botswana
— 1 night
Drive
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Serowe, Botswana
— 1 night
Drive
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Johannesburg, South Africa
— 4 nights
Fly
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Windhoek, Namibia
— 1 night
Fly
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Walvis Bay, Namibia
— 1 night
Fly
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Etosha National Park, Namibia
— 1 night
Drive
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Otjiwarongo, Namibia
— 1 night
Drive
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Damaraland, Namibia
— 1 night
Drive
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Sesriem, Namibia
— 2 nights
Drive to Windhoek, Fly to London

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Scuba & Snorkeling and Victoria Falls Snake Park. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, snap pictures at Victoria Falls Bridge, stroll through Siduli Hide, and stop by Cultural Vibes Music Shop.

For maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Victoria Falls trip planner.

London, UK to Victoria Falls is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from London to Victoria Falls, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in October, you will find days in Victoria Falls are warmer (39°C), and nights are a bit warmer (23°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Ngamiland East.
Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 23:

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 24th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Ngamiland East trip planning website.

Do a combination of car, bus, and flight from Victoria Falls to Ngamiland East in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. In October in Ngamiland East, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Chobe National Park.
Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 24:

Chobe National Park, Botswana — 1 night

A trip to Chobe National Park awakens the naturalist in every traveler and opens numerous possibilities for adventure.
On the 25th (Sun), stroll through CARACAL Biodiversity Center, tour the pleasant surroundings at Savute Reserve, and then walk around Seboba Nature and Recreational Park.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Chobe National Park trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ngamiland East to Chobe National Park. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park.
Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 25:

Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, Botswana — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Makgadikgadi Pans National Park.

To see photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Makgadikgadi Pans National Park trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Chobe National Park to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Serowe.
Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 26:
Highlights from your trip

Serowe, Botswana — 1 night

Serowe is a town in Botswana's Central District. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): explore the galleries of Khama III Memorial Museum and then stroll through Khama Rhino Sanctuary.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Serowe trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Makgadikgadi Pans National Park to Serowe. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Johannesburg.
Museums · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 27:

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Ukutula Conservation Center and Elephant Sanctuary Hartbeesport Dam. Get out of town with these interesting Johannesburg side-trips: Bush Babies Monkey Sanctuary (in Hartbeespoort) and Pretoria (Kruger House Museum & Austin Roberts Bird Sanctuary). There's lots more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, see the interesting displays at Lindfield Victorian House Museum, and don't miss a visit to Arts on Main.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Johannesburg online vacation planner.

You can drive from Serowe to Johannesburg in 6.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Windhoek.
Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks
Side Trips
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 31:

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): stroll through Deadvlei, then hunt for treasures at Namibia Craft Centre, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and finally stroll through NamibRand Nature Reserve.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Windhoek online attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Johannesburg to Windhoek takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time to Central Africa Time is minus 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Johannesburg in October; daily highs in Windhoek reach 38°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Walvis Bay.
Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors
Side Trip
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 1:

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): get interesting insight from Tours, then stroll through Dune 7, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Walvis Bay road trip planner.

You can fly from Windhoek to Walvis Bay in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Windhoek in November: high temperatures in Walvis Bay hover around 27°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Etosha National Park.
Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks
Side Trip
Find places to stay Nov 1 — 2:

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.
On the 3rd (Tue), don't miss a visit to Okaukuejo waterhole and then stroll through Etosha.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Etosha National Park day trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Walvis Bay to Etosha National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Otjiwarongo.
Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 2 — 3:

Otjiwarongo, Namibia — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah Conservation Fund, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Africat, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at REST - Rare & Endangered Species Trust.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Otjiwarongo trip planning app.

Explore your travel options from Etosha National Park to Otjiwarongo with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in November, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to Damaraland.
Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 3 — 4:

Damaraland, Namibia — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): browse the exhibits of Damara Living Museum.

To find where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Damaraland itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Otjiwarongo to Damaraland in 8 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Sesriem.
Museums
Find places to stay Nov 4 — 5:
Highlights from your trip

Sesriem, Namibia — 2 nights

Sesriem is a small settlement located in the Namib Desert, in Namibia, close to the southern end of the Naukluft Mountains. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): admire nature's extreme beauty at Dune 45 Sossusvlei, then admire nature's extreme beauty at Namib Desert, and then get interesting insight from Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sat): explore the stunning scenery at Sesriem Canyon and then admire nature's extreme beauty at Namib-Naukluft National Park.

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, read our Sesriem online road trip planner.

Drive from Damaraland to Sesriem in 15.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.
Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors
Side Trip
Find places to stay Nov 5 — 7:

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.

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.