37 days in Africa Itinerary

37 days in Africa Itinerary

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Livingstone, Zambia
— 4 nights
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Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 5 nights
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Sesriem, Namibia
— 1 night
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Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia
— 4 nights
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Cape Town, South Africa
— 9 nights
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Mulanje, Malawi
— 2 nights
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Drive to Chileka International Airport, Fly to Abeid Amani Karume International Airport, Drive to Paje
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Paje, Tanzania
— 1 night
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Nungwi, Tanzania
— 3 nights
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Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania
— 2 nights
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Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
— 2 nights
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Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
— 2 nights
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Tarangire National Park, Tanzania
— 1 night
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Livingstone, Zambia — 4 nights

Tourism in Livingstone, a town nestled on the Zimbabwean border, thrives largely thanks to the nearby Victoria Falls.
Step out of the city life by going to Victoria Falls and Safaris. And it doesn't end there: get outside with The Explorer Club, examine the collection at Railway Museum, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and get engrossed in the history at Livingstone Museum.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Livingstone holiday tool.

Nairobi, Kenya to Livingstone is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Nairobi to Livingstone is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Nairobi in March, Livingstone is a bit warmer at night with lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Chobe National Park.
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Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums
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Chobe National Park, Botswana — 5 nights

A trip to Chobe National Park awakens the naturalist in every traveler and opens numerous possibilities for adventure.
Get outdoors at CARACAL Biodiversity Center and Serondela Reserve. There's more to do: stroll through Nogatsaa and Tchinga and get outside with Ngina Safaris.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Chobe National Park trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Livingstone to Chobe National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Sesriem.
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Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors
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Sesriem, Namibia — 1 night

Sesriem is a small settlement located in the Namib Desert, in Namibia, close to the southern end of the Naukluft Mountains. On the 12th (Sat), admire nature's extreme beauty at Namib-Naukluft National Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Sesriem trip maker app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Chobe National Park to Sesriem. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chobe National Park to Sesriem. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Namib-Naukluft Park.
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Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia — 4 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.
Visiting Gobabeb Desert Research Station and Moon Landscape will get you outdoors. Step out of Namib-Naukluft Park with an excursion to Dorob National Park in Gobabeb--about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: cruise along Kuiseb Pass.

Find out how to plan Namib-Naukluft Park trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can drive from Sesriem to Namib-Naukluft Park in 3.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Namib-Naukluft Park are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Cape Town.
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Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors
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Cape Town, South Africa — 9 nights

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Visiting Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and Signal Hill will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: get great views at Cape Point, stroll through Clifton Beaches, take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, and go for a stroll along the water at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Cape Town route planner.

You can fly from Namib-Naukluft Park to Cape Town in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Namib-Naukluft Park to Cape Town. In March, daily temperatures in Cape Town can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Mulanje.
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Mulanje, Malawi — 2 nights

Mulanje is a town in the Southern Region, Malawi close to the border of Mozambique. On the 26th (Sat), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Mulanje.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Mulanje trip planner.

You can fly from Cape Town to Mulanje in 8.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Mulanje when traveling from Cape Town in March, with lows around 24°C. On the 27th (Sun), you're off to Paje.
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Find places to stay Mar 25 — 27:
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Paje, Tanzania — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): take a tour by water with Rising Sun Dive Center and then enjoy the sand and surf at Paje Beach.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Paje trip itinerary planning site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mulanje to Paje. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Mulanje to Paje. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Mulanje in March; daily highs in Paje reach 38°C and lows reach 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to take a shuttle to Nungwi.
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Find places to stay Mar 27 — 28:
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Nungwi, Tanzania — 3 nights

Renowned for its sandy coast lined with mangroves and palm trees, Nungwi offers visitors a variety of restaurants, bars, and accommodations.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Nungwi Beach. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah's Rock and enjoy the sand and surf at Kendwa Beach.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Nungwi itinerary planner.

Take a shuttle from Paje to Nungwi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March in Nungwi, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Kilimanjaro National Park.
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Find places to stay Mar 28 — 31:

Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Kilimanjaro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kilimanjaro National Park trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Nungwi to Kilimanjaro National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to fly to Serengeti National Park.
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Serengeti National Park, Tanzania — 2 nights

Few adventures in the world invoke such vivid natural imagery as a trip to Serengeti National Park, a World Heritage Site known for its diverse animal life and memorable scenery.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Mara River and then stroll through Retima Hippo Pool. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Seronera.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Serengeti National Park trip itinerary tool.

Fly from Kilimanjaro National Park to Serengeti National Park in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
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Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania — 2 nights

You can discover Tanzania's varied plant and animal life on a tour of Ngorongoro Conservation Area, a World Heritage Site known for its massive volcanic caldera.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Ngorongoro Crater. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Wed): make a trip to The Engare Sero Footprint Site and then contemplate the long history of Olduvai Gorge.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Ngorongoro Conservation Area planning app.

You can drive from Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Tarangire National Park.
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Tarangire National Park, Tanzania — 1 night

On the 7th (Thu), take in the dramatic natural features at Tarangire National Park.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Tarangire National Park tour app.

Traveling by car from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Tarangire National Park takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in April, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can go by car back home.
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Find places to stay Apr 6 — 7:
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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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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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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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Malawi travel guide

4.1
Mountains · Nature & Parks · Churches
Warm Heart of Africa
To find out how Malawi earned its nickname the "Warm Heart of Africa," just head to one of the country's little villages and ask for a place to stay. The reintroduction of lions in 2012 gave a much-needed boost to Malawi tourism sector, with safaris across the diverse natural landscape increasingly more popular and varied. The Great Rift topography gives the country some of its main scenic features, including one of the continent's largest lakes, a focus of many adventurous Malawi holidays.
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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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