30 days in Africa Itinerary

30 days in Africa Itinerary

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Windhoek, Namibia
— 2 nights
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Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia
— 3 nights
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Swakopmund, Namibia
— 4 nights
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Damaraland, Namibia
— 1 night
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Etosha National Park, Namibia
— 2 nights
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Ngamiland East, Botswana
— 3 nights
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Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 3 nights
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Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe
— 1 night
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 5 nights
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Livingstone, Zambia
— 5 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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): stop by Herrle & Herma Jewellers, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Christuskirche, then examine the collection at National Museum of Namibia, and finally examine the collection at Trans-Namib Railroad Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun): browse the eclectic array of goods at Namibia Craft Centre, sample the fine beverages at Naute Kristall Cellar and Destillery, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at NamibRand Nature Reserve.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Windhoek holiday planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Windhoek is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. In November, Windhoek is much hotter than Amsterdam - with highs of 38°C and lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Namib-Naukluft Park.
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Museums · Shopping · Wildlife · Historic Sites
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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.
Take a break from Namib-Naukluft Park with a short trip to Tropic of Capricorn Sign in Solitaire, about 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: admire nature's extreme beauty at Big Daddy Dune, take in breathtaking views at Sesriem Canyon, and take a memorable drive along Kuiseb Pass.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Namib-Naukluft Park itinerary builder.

Getting from Windhoek to Namib-Naukluft Park by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Windhoek in November, things will get a bit cooler in Namib-Naukluft Park: highs are around 27°C and lows about 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Swakopmund.
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Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Nature
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Swakopmund, Namibia — 4 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Swakopmund side-trips: Walvis Bay (Walvis Bay Waterfront, Off-Road Tours, &more). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, admire the landmark architecture of Hohenzollernhaus, get interesting insight from Tours, and stop by Karakulia Weavers.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Swakopmund holiday planner.

You can drive from Namib-Naukluft Park to Swakopmund in 1.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Swakopmund can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can go by car to Damaraland.
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Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Adventure
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Damaraland, Namibia — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Twyfelfontein.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Damaraland driving holiday planner.

Getting from Swakopmund to Damaraland by car takes about 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to 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 12th (Tue), stroll through Etosha and then make a trip to Okaukuejo waterhole.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Etosha National Park trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Damaraland to Etosha National Park. On the 13th (Wed), you're off to Ngamiland East.
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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.
Step out of Ngamiland East to go to Moremi Game Reserve and see Moremi Wildlife Reserve, which is approximately 58 minutes away. Spend the 14th (Thu) in the pleasant surroundings of NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust. Spend the 16th (Sat) exploring at Okavango River.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Ngamiland East online driving holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Etosha National Park to Ngamiland East. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Etosha National Park to Ngamiland East. In November in Ngamiland East, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Chobe National Park.
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Chobe National Park, Botswana — 3 nights

A trip to Chobe National Park awakens the naturalist in every traveler and opens numerous possibilities for adventure.
Chobe National Park is known for parks, wildlife, and outdoors. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Savute Reserve.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Chobe National Park online trip maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ngamiland East to Chobe National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Hwange National Park.
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Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): walk around Hwange National Park.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Hwange National Park tour site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Chobe National Park to Hwange National Park. In November, daytime highs in Hwange National Park are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can go by car to Victoria Falls.
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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 23rd (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, take in the views from Victoria Falls Bridge, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Victoria Falls trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Hwange National Park to Victoria Falls takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In November, daytime highs in Victoria Falls are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can drive to Livingstone.
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Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks
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Livingstone, Zambia — 5 nights

Tourism in Livingstone, a town nestled on the Zimbabwean border, thrives largely thanks to the nearby Victoria Falls.
Livingstone is known for nature, adventure, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Victoria Falls, surround yourself with nature on The Explorer Club, explore and take pictures at Mukuni Village, and add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Livingstone trip planning site.

Livingstone is just a short distance from Victoria Falls. While traveling from Victoria Falls, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Livingstone, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.
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Namibia travel guide

4.2
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

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.
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Zimbabwe travel guide

4.3
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.
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Zambia travel guide

3.9
Geologic Formations · Waterfalls · Nature & Parks
Air Conditioned State
Landlocked Zambia remains best known, a little counter intuitively perhaps, for its bodies of water. Three large rivers run through the country, with most of the big urban areas and smaller settlements sticking close to waterways and the valleys they've cut over millennia. Holidays in Zambia are adventurous affairs, with real planning required to get the most out of the country--foreign visitors find the infrastructure lacking and familiar comforts practically nonexistent. Traditional villages remain the most culturally rewarding places to visit in Zambia, while superlative natural features include animal-rich national parks and picturesque waterfalls.
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