22 days in Africa Itinerary

22 days in Africa Itinerary

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Nata, Botswana
— 2 nights
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Gweta, Botswana
— 1 day
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Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, Botswana
— 1 night
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Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 1 night
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 1 night
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Drive to Livingstone, Bus to Kazungula, Fly to Okavango Delta
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Okavango Delta, Botswana
— 2 nights
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Etosha National Park, Namibia
— 2 nights
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Damaraland, Namibia
— 2 nights
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Swakopmund, Namibia
— 2 nights
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Walvis Bay, Namibia
— 2 nights
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Sesriem, Namibia
— 4 nights
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Windhoek, Namibia
— 1 night
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Johannesburg, South Africa

City of Light

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.
On the 1st (Thu), take in the pleasant sights at The Wilds Nature Reserve.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Johannesburg road trip planning app.

If you are flying in from South Africa, the closest major aiports are OR Tambo International Airport and Pilanesberg International Airport. December in Johannesburg sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 19°C at night. On the 1st (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Nata.
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Trails · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Nata, Botswana — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Nata Bird Sanctuary.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Nata holiday planner.

Getting from Johannesburg to Nata by car takes about 10 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Johannesburg in December: high temperatures in Nata hover around 37°C and lows are around 28°C. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Gweta.
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Parks · Wildlife
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Gweta, Botswana — 1 day

Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): get in on the family fun at Planet Baobab.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Gweta day trip planning website.

You can drive from Nata to Gweta in 1.5 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park.
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Theme Parks
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Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, Botswana — 1 night

On the 4th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Makgadikgadi Pans National Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park sightseeing planning website.

Explore your travel options from Gweta to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Chobe National Park.
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Parks · Wildlife
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Chobe National Park, Botswana — 1 night

A trip to Chobe National Park awakens the naturalist in every traveler and opens numerous possibilities for adventure.
To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Chobe National Park trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Makgadikgadi Pans National Park to Chobe National Park. On the 5th (Mon), you're off to Victoria Falls.
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Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe — 1 night

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.
On the 5th (Mon), wander the wide-open spaces of Crocodile Park Victoria Falls, stroll through The Big Tree, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore the galleries of Tami Walker Gallery, then browse the exhibits of Prime Art Gallery, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Siduli Hide. On your second day here, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, admire the sheer force of Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and finally meet the residents at Victoria Falls Snake Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Victoria Falls day trip website.

Explore your travel options from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls with the Route module. In December, daily temperatures in Victoria Falls can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Okavango Delta.
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Okavango Delta, Botswana — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): stroll through Moremi Wildlife Reserve. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Khwai Concession.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Okavango Delta vacation builder.

Traveling by combination of car, bus, and flight from Victoria Falls to Okavango Delta takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. December in Okavango Delta sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 24°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Thu) before leaving for Etosha National Park.
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Etosha National Park, Namibia — 2 nights

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 9th (Fri), stroll through Moringa Waterhole, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Etosha, and then don't miss a visit to Okaukuejo waterhole.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Etosha National Park route planning website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Okavango Delta to Etosha National Park. The time zone difference when traveling from Okavango Delta to Etosha National Park is minus 1 hour. You will leave for Damaraland on the 11th (Sun).
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Damaraland, Namibia — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Messum Crater. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Brandberg Mountain, then don't miss a visit to Twyfelfontein, and then see the interesting displays at Damara Living Museum.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Damaraland planning site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Etosha National Park to Damaraland. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Swakopmund.
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Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Visiting Welwitschia Plains and Snake Park will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, examine the collection at Swakopmund Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at German Evangelical Lutheran Church, and take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Swakopmund road trip planner.

You can drive from Damaraland to Swakopmund in 3 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Swakopmund can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car to Walvis Bay.
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Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks
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Walvis Bay, Namibia — 2 nights

A pleasant port city, Walvis Bay offers tourists a variety of urban entertainment options that complement its many natural attractions.
On the 16th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, contemplate the waterfront views at Flamingo lagoon, then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and finally walk around Long Beach Leisure Park.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Walvis Bay road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Swakopmund to Walvis Bay takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Sat) before leaving for Sesriem.
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Sesriem, Namibia — 4 nights

Sesriem is a small settlement located in the Namib Desert, in Namibia, close to the southern end of the Naukluft Mountains. Get a sense of the local culture at Duwisib Castle and Neuras Wine & Wildlife Estate. Get outdoors at Namib Desert and Balloon Rides. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sesriem: Namib-Naukluft Park (Sossusvlei, Kuiseb River, &more), Sossusvlei (Hidden Vlei & Deadvlei) and Tok Tokkie Hiking Trails (in NamibRand Nature Reserve). There's more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Sesriem Canyon and explore the striking landscape at Elim Dunes.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Sesriem day trip planner.

You can drive from Walvis Bay to Sesriem in 10.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can go by car to Windhoek.
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Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife
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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 22nd (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Windhoek road trip planning app.

Drive from Sesriem to Windhoek in 7.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Windhoek are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to catch the flight 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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