31 days in Africa Itinerary

31 days in Africa Itinerary

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Fly to Walvis Bay Airport, Drive to Namib-Naukluft Park
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Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia
— 3 nights
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Cape Town, South Africa
— 5 nights
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Durban, South Africa
— 1 night
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Hazyview, South Africa
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hoedspruit, South Africa
— 2 nights
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Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 5 nights
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Johannesburg, South Africa
— 1 night
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Ngamiland East, Botswana
— 2 nights
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Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 3 nights
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Livingstone, Zambia
— 5 nights
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Namib-Naukluft Park side-trips: Gobabeb (Gobabeb Desert Research Station & Dorob National Park). The adventure continues: admire nature's extreme beauty at Big Daddy Dune.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Namib-Naukluft Park is an approximately 21-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Amsterdam in August, Namib-Naukluft Park is little chillier at night with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to fly to Cape Town.
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Parks · Nature · Wildlife
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Cape Town, South Africa — 5 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: get great views at Cape Point, admire all the interesting features of Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, take in the awesome beauty at Lion's Head, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Two Oceans Aquarium.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Cape Town online trip maker.

You can fly from Namib-Naukluft Park to Cape Town in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Central Africa Time to South Africa Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Namib-Naukluft Park in August, plan for little chillier days in Cape Town, with highs around 21°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Durban.
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Durban, South Africa — 1 night

Surf City

Sunny weather and golden beaches await you on a vacation in Durban, a busy port city on the Indian Ocean known for its outdoorsy atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at uShaka Marine World, then have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, and then take in the exciting artwork at Andrew Early Design Studio.

To find reviews and other tourist information, you can read our Durban journey builder.

You can fly from Cape Town to Durban in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, Durban is somewhat warmer than Cape Town - with highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Hazyview.
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Hazyview, South Africa — 3 nights

A gateway to the popular Kruger National Park, Hazyview boasts an enviable location in South Africa's lowveld, surrounded by a staggering number of both natural and historic sites.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hazyview: Nelspruit (Lowveld National Botanical Garden & Safaris). There's lots more to do: stroll through Elephant Whispers, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and stop by Katundo Leather Pty Ltd.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Hazyview trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Durban to Hazyview by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Durban in August since evenings lows in Hazyview dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Hoedspruit.
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Hoedspruit, South Africa — 2 nights

Hoedspruit offers proximity to Kruger National Park and features an airport, making it a popular jump-off point for a variety of tours and safaris.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour. Here are some ideas for day two: revel in the low prices at Godding & Godding, browse the exhibits of Kingfisher Gallery, then stop by Kumbaya Home Decor, and finally head outdoors with Siyafunda Conservation.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Hoedspruit day trip website.

Getting from Hazyview to Hoedspruit by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Hoedspruit are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Kruger National Park.
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Kruger National Park, South Africa — 5 nights

One of Africa's largest game sanctuaries and part of UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere Program, Kruger National Park provides an immersive experience of wildlife.
Change things up with a short trip to Kruger National Park in Nelspruit (about 48 minutes away). Spend the 17th (Thu) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Sweni Wilderness Trail, hike along Nyalaland Wilderness Trail, and delve into the distant past at Masorini Archaeological Site.

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Traveling by bus from Hoedspruit to Kruger National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daytime highs in Kruger National Park are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can fly to Johannesburg.
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Johannesburg, South Africa — 1 night

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 21st (Mon), buy something for everyone on your list at Jack Friedman Eastgate, contemplate the long history of Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, and then examine the collection at Apartheid Museum.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Johannesburg trip itinerary builder app.

Fly from Kruger National Park to Johannesburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kruger National Park in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 7°C in Johannesburg. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to fly 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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Moremi Wildlife Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust.

To see reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Ngamiland East tour itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Johannesburg to Ngamiland East by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Johannesburg in August: high temperatures in Ngamiland East hover around 34°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can 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: take an exotic tour of Ngina Safaris, stroll through Serondela Reserve, and get a dose of the wild on Livingstone Trails.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Chobe National Park day trip site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ngamiland East to Chobe National Park. On the 26th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Livingstone.
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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, take an in-depth tour of Livingstone Museum, get a dose of the wild on The Explorer Club, and admire all the interesting features of Mukuni Village.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Livingstone trip itinerary builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Chobe National Park to Livingstone. August in Livingstone sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough 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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South Africa travel guide

4.4
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.
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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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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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