21 days in Africa Itinerary

21 days in Africa Itinerary

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Windhoek, Namibia
— 2 nights
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Swakopmund, Namibia
— 2 nights
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Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia
— 3 nights
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Epupa, Namibia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ngamiland East, Botswana
— 2 nights
Drive
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Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 2 nights
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Quirimbas Archipelago, Mozambique
— 3 nights
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 4 nights
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Windhoek, Namibia — 2 nights

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 7th (Mon): sample the fine beverages at Naute Kristall Cellar and Destillery, then see the interesting displays at National Museum of Namibia, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Christuskirche, and finally stroll through NamibRand Nature Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Windhoek journey planner.

Genoa, Italy to Windhoek is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. While traveling from Genoa, expect much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Windhoek, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Swakopmund.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): get a tailor-made plan with Private Tours, stroll through Dune 7, and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at German Evangelical Lutheran Church, then look for gifts at Kristall Galerie, then examine the collection at Swakopmund Museum, and finally take in the views from Swakopmund Jetty.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Swakopmund vacation maker app.

You can fly from Windhoek to Swakopmund in 3 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Windhoek in November; daily highs in Swakopmund reach 27°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Namib-Naukluft Park.
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Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia — 3 nights

One of the world's largest nature and game reserves, the vast Namib-Naukluft Park boasts sweeping desert and mountain landscapes, a diverse range of animal life, and the surreal Sossusvlei, a scenic saltpan sprinkled with towering red sand dunes and petrified acacia trees.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): stroll through Hidden Vlei. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Tropic of Capricorn Sign, then explore and take pictures at Spreetshoogte Pass, and then cruise along Kuiseb Pass.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Namib-Naukluft Park travel app.

You can drive from Swakopmund to Namib-Naukluft Park in 1.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Namib-Naukluft Park are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. On the 13th (Sun), you're off to Epupa.
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Epupa, Namibia — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Epupa Falls.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Epupa trip planner.

You can drive from Namib-Naukluft Park to Epupa in 11 hours. On the 15th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off 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 16th (Wed), contemplate the waterfront views at Okavango River. On your second day here, stroll through Moremi Wildlife Reserve.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Ngamiland East trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Epupa to Ngamiland East. Traveling from Epupa to Ngamiland East, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In November in Ngamiland East, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) 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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): surround yourself with nature on Chobe Day Trips.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Chobe National Park trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ngamiland East to Chobe National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Quirimbas Archipelago.
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Quirimbas Archipelago, Mozambique — 3 nights

On the 20th (Sun), step off the mainland to explore Vamizi Island.

For maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Quirimbas Archipelago online trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Chobe National Park to Quirimbas Archipelago with the Route module. In November, daily temperatures in Quirimbas Archipelago can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. You will leave for Victoria Falls on the 22nd (Tue).
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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Elephant's Walk Shopping and Artist's Village and Tami Walker Gallery. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, take in the views from Victoria Falls Bridge, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Siduli Hide.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Victoria Falls journey planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Quirimbas Archipelago to Victoria Falls. Expect slightly colder evenings in Victoria Falls when traveling from Quirimbas Archipelago in November, with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.
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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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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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