35 days in Africa Itinerary

35 days in Africa Itinerary

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Windhoek, Namibia
— 2 nights
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Walvis Bay, Namibia
— 4 nights
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Sesriem, Namibia
— 3 nights
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Ngamiland East, Botswana
— 4 nights
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Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 3 nights
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 5 nights
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Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 5 nights
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Paje, Tanzania
— 3 nights
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Nungwi, Tanzania
— 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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): take an exotic tour of a safari tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at NamibRand Nature Reserve, hunt for treasures at Namibia Craft Centre, and then stop by Wecke & Voigts.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Windhoek trip planner.

Paris, France to Windhoek is an approximately 16-hour flight. When traveling from Paris in November, plan for warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Windhoek: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Walvis Bay.
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Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Shopping
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Walvis Bay, Namibia — 4 nights

A pleasant port city, Walvis Bay offers tourists a variety of urban entertainment options that complement its many natural attractions.
Explore hidden gems such as Mola Mola Safaris and Long Beach Leisure Park. Get in touch with nature at Dune 7 and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Walvis Bay side-trips: Swakopmund (Food Tours, Platz Am Meer, &more). The adventure continues: stop by Kristall Galerie.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Walvis Bay online vacation planner.

Getting from Windhoek to Walvis Bay by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from Windhoek in November, expect Walvis Bay to be little chillier, temps between 27°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Sesriem.
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Sesriem, Namibia — 3 nights

Sesriem is a small settlement located in the Namib Desert, in Namibia, close to the southern end of the Naukluft Mountains. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): soar above the sights with a balloon tour and then admire nature's extreme beauty at Namib Desert. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Namib-Naukluft National Park.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Sesriem online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Walvis Bay to Sesriem takes 10.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Ngamiland East.
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Ngamiland East, Botswana — 4 nights

Ngamiland East, a sub-district of Botswana's North-East District, is all about the wildlife and safaris.
Visiting Safari Specialists and Moremi Wildlife Reserve will get you outdoors. Spend the 7th (Tue) exploring at Okavango River. Spend the 10th (Fri) in the pleasant surroundings of NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Ngamiland East trip itinerary maker tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Sesriem to Ngamiland East. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Sesriem to Ngamiland East due to the time zone difference. In December in Ngamiland East, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Savute Reserve and Nogatsaa and Tchinga. It doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at CARACAL Biodiversity Center.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Chobe National Park online trip maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ngamiland East to Chobe National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Victoria Falls Snake Park. Get in touch with nature at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park and Safaris. There's much more to do: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and look for gifts at Cultural Vibes Music Shop.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Victoria Falls trip builder website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls. In December, daily temperatures in Victoria Falls can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow time for the flight to Zanzibar City.
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Zanzibar City, Tanzania — 5 nights

Discover a myriad of attractions in Zanzibar City, like its World Heritage-listed historic core, charming beach villages, and the modern neighborhood of Ng'ambo.
Visiting The Safari Blue and Prison Island - Changuu Private Island will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Uroa Bay and The Coins Shop. There's much more to do: stroll through Cheetah's Rock, admire the natural beauty at Forodhani Gardens, pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church Cathedral, and enjoy the sand and surf at Nakupenda Beach Nature Reserve.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Zanzibar City vacation planner.

Fly from Victoria Falls to Zanzibar City in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of car, bus, train, and ferry. The time zone changes from Central Africa Time to East Africa Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Victoria Falls in December, Zanzibar City is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Paje.
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Paje, Tanzania — 3 nights

Located on the island of Unguja, the quaint village of Paje lies on a shallow sandy lagoon, which attracts swarms of kitesurfing enthusiasts and marine life lovers.
Take a break from the city and head to Kuza Cave and Zanzibar Butterfly Centre. We've included these beaches for you: Jambiani Beach and Paje Beach. There's still lots to do: get close to the beloved marine mammals with Nicolas Zanzibar Tours, get outside with Paje Scooter Rent, and walk around Jozani Forest.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Paje trip itinerary website.

Drive from Zanzibar City to Paje in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to catch the shuttle to Nungwi.
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Nungwi, Tanzania — 5 nights

Renowned for its sandy coast lined with mangroves and palm trees, Nungwi offers visitors a variety of restaurants, bars, and accommodations.
Get in touch with nature at Nungwi Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Panamwe Tours & Safaris and Tazari Caves. Change things up with a short trip to Off-Road Tours in Kiwengwa (about 44 minutes away). It doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Kendwa Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mnarani Marine Turtles Conservation Pond.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Nungwi trip planner.

Traveling by shuttle from Paje to Nungwi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, daily temperatures in Nungwi can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to fly back home.
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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.
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Botswana travel guide

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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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Tanzania travel guide

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Safaris · Geologic Formations · Beaches
Though the size and scale of Tanzania may be overwhelming, the people make it a personable and easy-going place to visit. The bigger cities not only offer good connections to the main natural attractions, but also feature bustling markets where locals sell fresh produce, snacks, and crafts. Smaller villages retain their long-held customs, beliefs, and artistic traditions. With the continent's highest peak, and some of the most animal-rich safaris available, Tanzania holidays tend to dart between the big and bold, and the personal and low-key.
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