35 days in Africa Itinerary

35 days in Africa Itinerary

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Fly to Inhambane Airport, Drive to Tofo
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Tofo, Mozambique
— 1 night
Fly
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Harare, Zimbabwe
— 3 nights
Fly to Victoria Falls, Drive to Livingstone
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Livingstone, Zambia
— 3 nights
Drive
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 4 nights
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Drive to Livingstone, Bus to Kazungula, Fly to Ngamiland East
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Ngamiland East, Botswana
— 3 nights
Drive
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Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 2 nights
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Windhoek, Namibia
— 4 nights
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Swakopmund, Namibia
— 4 nights
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Cape Town, South Africa
— 6 nights
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Tofo, Mozambique — 1 night

Historically a fishing village governed by Portuguese colonists, Tofo has become a top destination for adventurers, divers, and marine life lovers.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Parque Nacional de Bazaruto. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Praia do Tofo and then stroll through Marine Megafauna Foundation.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Tofo trip planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Tofo is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Tofo is minus 8 hours. While traveling from Melbourne, expect much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Tofo, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can fly to Harare.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Side Trip
Find places to stay Aug 26 — 27:

Harare, Zimbabwe — 3 nights

Regarded as the nation's leading commercial, financial, and communications center, Harare attracts tourists with its modern architecture mixed with British colonial influence and traditional African flair.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Wild Is Life Trust and ZEN and Ngomakurira Mountain. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Imire: Rhino & Wildlife Conservation and Simpli Simbi. The adventure continues: Head underground at Domboshawa Caves, have some family-friendly fun at Pole Position Karts, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Twala Trust Animal Sanctuary.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Harare day trip site.

You can fly from Tofo to Harare in 9.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Harare when traveling from Tofo in August, with lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel to Livingstone.
Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trips
Find places to stay Aug 27 — 31:

Livingstone, Zambia — 3 nights

Tourism in Livingstone, a town nestled on the Zimbabwean border, thrives largely thanks to the nearby Victoria Falls.
Get in touch with nature at Victoria Falls and Kayaking & Canoeing. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Safaris and River Rafting & Tubing. It doesn't end there: see the world from above with a helicopter tour and take in the exciting artwork at The National Art Gallery, Livingstone.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Livingstone trip itinerary maker site.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Harare to Livingstone in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Harare in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Livingstone, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Victoria Falls.
Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 3:

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe — 4 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at River Rafting & Tubing and Siduli Hide. Kids will appreciate attractions like Safaris and Victoria Falls Snake Park. And it doesn't end there: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and stop by Cultural Vibes Music Shop.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Victoria Falls day trip app.

Victoria Falls is just a stone's throw from Livingstone. Traveling from Livingstone in September, expect nights in Victoria Falls to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 38°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Ngamiland East.
Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Adventure
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 7:

Ngamiland East, Botswana — 3 nights

Ngamiland East, a sub-district of Botswana's North-East District, is all about the wildlife and safaris.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust and Moremi Wildlife Reserve. There's more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Motsana Maun.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Ngamiland East trip planner.

You can 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. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in September, and nighttime lows around 19°C. On the 10th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Chobe National Park.
Wildlife · Parks · Shopping
Side Trip
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 10:

Chobe National Park, Botswana — 2 nights

A trip to Chobe National Park awakens the naturalist in every traveler and opens numerous possibilities for adventure.
On the 11th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Savute Reserve. On the 12th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Serondela Reserve and then stroll through Nogatsaa and Tchinga.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Chobe National Park trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ngamiland East to Chobe National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Windhoek.
Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 12:

Windhoek, Namibia — 4 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.
Get in touch with nature at Deadvlei and Safaris. Discover out-of-the-way places like NamibRand Nature Reserve and Geological Survey Museum. When in Windhoek, make a side trip to see Hoanib River in Kaokoland, approximately Kaokoland away. There's lots more to do: hunt for treasures at Namibia Craft Centre, explore the galleries of Trans-Namib Railroad Museum, stop by Herrle & Herma Jewellers, and buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove Mall of Namibia.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Windhoek trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Chobe National Park to Windhoek takes 4 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central Africa Time (CAT) to Central Africa Time (CAT) is minus 1 hour. In September, daily temperatures in Windhoek can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to fly to Swakopmund.
Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Side Trips
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 16:

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.
Bring the kids along to Safaris and Nature & Wildlife Tours. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Spitzkoppe and Kayaking & Canoeing. Take a break from Swakopmund with a short trip to Dolphin & Whale Watching in Walvis Bay, about 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To find reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Swakopmund journey tool.

Traveling by flight from Windhoek to Swakopmund takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Windhoek in September; daily highs in Swakopmund reach 24°C and lows reach 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can fly to Cape Town.
Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Nature
Side Trips
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 20:

Cape Town, South Africa — 6 nights

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bloubergstrand Beach and Grotto Beach. Kids will appreciate attractions like Chapman's Peak Drive and Shark Diving. Explore Cape Town's surroundings by going to Kwaaiwater (in Hermanus), Stony Point Penguin Colony (in Betty's Bay) and West Coast National Park (in West Coast National Park). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Twelve Apostles, make a trip to Cape Town Stadium (Green Point Stadium), see the interesting displays at The Springbok Experience Rugby Museum, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cape Brewing Company.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Cape Town trip builder site.

Fly from Swakopmund to Cape Town in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Africa Time (CAT) to South Africa Standard Time (SAST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In September, daytime highs in Cape Town are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. On the 27th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches
Side Trips
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 27:

Mozambique travel guide

4.1
Scuba & Snorkeling · Architectural Buildings · Islands
Still relatively unvisited by international tourists, Mozambique boasts plenty of natural and cultural charms that could easy make it into a major vacation destination. The beaches of the south come in all shapes and sizes, while the less-visited north offers island archipelagos and untouched coral reefs. The colonial architecture of the main urban areas complements the colorful African heritage that still holds sway here, with the region's art, cuisine, and music ensuring each trip to Mozambique allows the visitor to appreciate the country's distinct culture and vast landscape.

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.

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.

Namibia travel guide

4.1
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.

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.