35 days in Africa Itinerary

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Fly to Livingstone, Drive to Victoria Falls
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 5 nights
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Drive to Livingstone, Bus to Kazungula, Fly to Ngamiland East
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Ngamiland East, Botswana
— 3 nights
Fly to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport, Drive to Hazyview
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Hazyview, South Africa
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hoedspruit, South Africa
— 3 nights
Taxi to Nelspruit, Fly to St Lucia
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St Lucia, South Africa
— 2 nights
Fly
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Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
— 4 nights
Fly
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Stellenbosch, South Africa
— 7 nights
Fly
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Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Swakopmund, Namibia
— 5 nights
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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.
Get in touch with nature at The Big Tree and Nature & Wildlife Tours. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Victoria Falls Snake Park and Prime Art Gallery. Spend the 9th (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. On the 10th (Mon), spend a relaxing day on the river with a rafting and tubing tour. There's much more to do: stroll through Siduli Hide, get a taste of life in the country at Crocodile Park Victoria Falls, stop by The Jairos Jiri Craft Shop, and browse the exhibits of Tami Walker Gallery.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Victoria Falls online attractions planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Victoria Falls is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Victoria Falls. When traveling from Amsterdam in April, plan for warmer 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 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ngamiland East.
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Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Shopping
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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.
Get in touch with nature at NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust and Temogo Safari. Step out of Ngamiland East to go to Moremi Game Reserve and see Moremi Wildlife Reserve, which is approximately 58 minutes away.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Ngamiland East journey maker tool.

Do a combination of car, bus, and flight from Victoria Falls to Ngamiland East in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 19°C. On the 16th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Hazyview.
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Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors
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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Elephant Sanctuary and Wonder View. Get outdoors at Lisbon Falls and Bourkes' Luck Potholes. Step out of Hazyview to go to Nelspruit and see Sudwala Caves, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. And it doesn't end there: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, stroll through Elephant Whispers, and take in breathtaking views at Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Hazyview trip maker website.

Explore your travel options from Ngamiland East to Hazyview with the Route module. When traveling from Ngamiland East in April, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Hazyview: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can go by car to Hoedspruit.
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Hoedspruit, South Africa — 3 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Three Roundavels and Safaris. Step out of the city life by going to Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park and Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre. Take a break from Hoedspruit with a short trip to Qualito Craft Distillery in Phalaborwa, about 54 minutes away.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Hoedspruit travel route builder tool.

You can drive from Hazyview to Hoedspruit in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Hoedspruit can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to St Lucia.
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St Lucia, South Africa — 2 nights

The small coastal town of St Lucia provides travelers with a base for exploring the area's wetlands park, a World Heritage Site of lakes and rich, diverse wildlife.
On the 23rd (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Hluhluwe - iMfolozi Park Wilderness Area and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. On the next day, take an exotic tour of a safari tour and then explore the activities along Saint Lucia Estuary.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the St Lucia online journey builder.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Hoedspruit to St Lucia in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can fly to Plettenberg Bay.
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Plettenberg Bay, South Africa — 4 nights

As one of South Africa's most popular beach destinations, the resort town of Plettenberg Bay comes to life in December and January, when the holiday homes fill up with domestic tourists and foreigner visitors.
Get outdoors at Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary and Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Jandreart Studio and Nelson Bay Cave. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Plettenberg Bay: Knysna (Knysna Lagoon, Garden Route National Park, &more) and Tsitsikamma National Park (Suspension Bridge & Tsitsikamma Forest’s Big Tree). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Plettenberg Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sanctuary Beach, and browse the fresh offerings at Elephant Walk Farm Stall.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Plettenberg Bay tour itinerary planner.

Fly from St Lucia to Plettenberg Bay in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Plettenberg Bay, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Stellenbosch.
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Stellenbosch, South Africa — 7 nights

City of Oaks

Straddling the banks of the Eerste River, the university town of Stellenbosch enjoys international fame for its renowned wine estates and gourmet restaurants.
Get outdoors at Glenwood Vineyards and Stony Point Penguin Colony. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like La Motte Wine Estate and Sumaridge Wine Estate. Change things up with these side-trips from Stellenbosch: Franschhoek (Franschhoek Pass & First South African Perfume Museum) and Hermanus (Voelklip Beach & Shark Diving). Dedicate the 30th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Dorp Street, learn about winemaking at Spier Wine Farm, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and engage your brain at Stellenbosch University Botanical Garden.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Stellenbosch trip planner.

You can fly from Plettenberg Bay to Stellenbosch in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Stellenbosch can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Namib-Naukluft Park.
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Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia — 2 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.
On the 6th (Sat), take a memorable drive along Spreetshoogte Pass. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire nature's extreme beauty at Big Daddy Dune.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Namib-Naukluft Park trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Stellenbosch to Namib-Naukluft Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time to Central Africa Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Stellenbosch in May, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Namib-Naukluft Park: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Swakopmund.
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Swakopmund, Namibia — 5 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dune 7 and Platz Am Meer. Get outdoors at Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and Off-Road Tours. Venture out of the city with trips to Walvis Bay (Flamingo lagoon, Kayaking & Canoeing, &more). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, admire the landmark architecture of Hohenzollernhaus, stop by Karakulia Weavers, and examine the collection at Swakopmund Museum.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Swakopmund trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Namib-Naukluft Park to Swakopmund takes 1.5 hours. In May in Swakopmund, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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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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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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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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