27 days in Africa Itinerary

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Fly to Livingstone, Drive to Victoria Falls
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 5 nights
Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 2 nights
Ngamiland East, Botswana
— 3 nights
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 4 nights
Cape Town, South Africa
— 6 nights
Swakopmund, Namibia
— 3 nights
Windhoek, Namibia
— 3 nights


Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe — 5 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.
Spend the 12th (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Siduli Hide, and look for gifts at Cultural Vibes Music Shop.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Victoria Falls day trip app.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Victoria Falls is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Central Africa Time is 1 hour. When traveling from Amsterdam in April, plan for much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Victoria Falls: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Chobe National Park.
Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks
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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 15th (Sat): stroll through Serondela Reserve and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nogatsaa and Tchinga. On the next day, stroll around Seboba Nature and Recreational Park and then stroll through CARACAL Biodiversity Center.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Chobe National Park trip planning site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Victoria Falls to Chobe National Park. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Ngamiland East.
Parks · Wildlife
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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.
Explore Ngamiland East's surroundings by going to Moremi Game Reserve (Moremi Wildlife Reserve & Khwai Concession). Spend the 17th (Mon) in the pleasant surroundings of NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust. The adventure continues: take an exotic tour of Bush Calls Safaris.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Ngamiland East day trip tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Chobe National Park to Ngamiland East. In April, daytime highs in Ngamiland East are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to fly to Johannesburg.
Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors
Side Trip
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Johannesburg, South Africa — 4 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Pretoria (Kruger House Museum & Voortrekker Monument), Lion and Safari Park (in Broederstroom) and 7th Heaven Scuba (in Krugersdorp). Spend the 22nd (Sat) trying your luck at Gold Reef City. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, try your luck at Montecasino, steep yourself in history at Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, and revel in the low prices at The Diamond Ring By GC Manufacturing Jewellery.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Johannesburg road trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Ngamiland East to Johannesburg takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Ngamiland East in April, expect Johannesburg to be little chillier, temps between 28°C and 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can fly to Cape Town.
Fun & Games · Casinos · Theme Parks · Museums
Side Trips
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Cape Town, South Africa — 6 nights

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Cape Town is known for nature, sightseeing, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Cape Point, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Lion's Head, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Two Oceans Aquarium, and stroll through Clifton Beaches.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Cape Town trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Johannesburg to Cape Town takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Cape Town are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to fly to Swakopmund.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Swakopmund, Namibia — 3 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Off-Road Tours in Walvis Bay (about 40 minutes away). The adventure continues: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, gain insight with a tour of cultural highlights, stroll through Dune 7, and stop by Die Muschel.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Swakopmund online trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Cape Town to Swakopmund in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cape Town to Swakopmund, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in April, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Windhoek.
Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Spas
Side Trip
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Windhoek, Namibia — 3 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.
On the 3rd (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Thu): stroll through NamibRand Nature Reserve, play a few rounds at Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Naute Kristall Cellar and Destillery.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Windhoek online driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Swakopmund to Windhoek in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Windhoek are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
Side Trip
Find places to stay May 2 — 5:

Zimbabwe travel guide

Waterfalls · Zipline · Bridges
Tourism in Zimbabwe experienced a boost after the country's turbulent recent history seemed to settle down. Waterfalls, "Big Five" national parks, and the Eastern Highlands provide contrasting but complementary images of southern Africa, with the growing tourism infrastructure helping visitors see the best of what the country offers. Though corruption and unemployment remain everyday problems, the vast majority of Zimbabweans are a welcoming bunch, proud of the natural riches and culture of their hopeful country.

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.

South Africa travel guide

Nature & Parks · Wineries & Vineyards · Mountains
Rainbow Nation
The landscapes of South Africa match its people in terms of diversity, richness, and vitality. From desert lands and coastlines, to the famous nature reserves sheltering the "Big Five" game animals, the country has natural charm in spades. The main cities provide a wealth of bars, clubs, shopping districts, and entertainment options to please the most demanding visitors, while traditional life can still be admired and respected in a collection of villages with beehive-style huts and an age-old cultural heritage. When in need of a minute to digest all that's happened during your trip to South Africa, sit down to a braai (traditional barbecue), and a bottle of wine made at one of the country's thriving vineyards.

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.