41 days in Africa Itinerary

41 days in Africa Itinerary

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Cape Town, South Africa
— 3 nights
Drive
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Stellenbosch, South Africa
— 6 nights
Drive
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Aus, Namibia
— 1 night
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Drive to Oranjemund, Fly to Eros, Shuttle to Swakopmund
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Swakopmund, Namibia
— 1 night
Drive
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Outjo, Namibia
— 1 night
Drive
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Etosha National Park, Namibia
— 3 nights
Drive
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Tsumkwe, Namibia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 4 nights
Drive
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Livingstone, Zambia
— 3 nights
Drive to Victoria Falls, Fly to Harare
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Harare, Zimbabwe
— 12 nights
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Cape Town, South Africa — 3 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: take some stellar pictures from Cape Point, enjoy the sand and surf at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, tour the pleasant surroundings at Clifton Beaches, and step off the mainland to explore Robben Island Museum.

For reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Cape Town tour itinerary builder website.

Vancouver, Canada to Cape Town is an approximately 25.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to South Africa Standard Time (SAST), which is usually a 10 hour difference. In May, daytime highs in Cape Town are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Stellenbosch.
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Stellenbosch, South Africa — 6 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary (in Stanford), First South African Perfume Museum (in Franschhoek) and Hermanus (Bouchard Finlayson Winery & Grotto Beach). Dedicate the 15th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: learn about winemaking at Eikehof, take an in-depth tour of The Stellenbosch Village Museum, get curious at Stellenbosch University Botanical Garden, and steep yourself in history at Boschendal Wine Estate.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Stellenbosch vacation app.

You can drive from Cape Town to Stellenbosch in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. May in Stellenbosch sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 12°C at night. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Aus.
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Aus, Namibia — 1 night

Aus is a settlement in the ǁKaras Region of southern Namibia. On the 18th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Garub Pan and then stroll through Wild Horses of the Namib. Keep things going the next day: stroll the grounds of Aus Military Cemetery.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Aus trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Stellenbosch to Aus in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Central Africa Time (CAT) is minus 1 hour. On the 19th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Swakopmund.
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Swakopmund, Namibia — 1 night

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.
On the 20th (Sat), admire the landmark architecture of Hohenzollernhaus, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then stop by Karakulia Weavers. Here are some ideas for day two: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, then see the interesting displays at Swakopmund Museum, and then take in the views from Swakopmund Jetty.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Swakopmund holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Aus to Swakopmund takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Outjo.
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Outjo, Namibia — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): stop by Namibia (SWA) Gemstones.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Outjo online vacation maker.

Traveling by car from Swakopmund to Outjo takes 4 hours. May in Outjo sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 14°C at night. On the 22nd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Etosha National Park.
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Etosha National Park, Namibia — 3 nights

For nature lovers, a trip to Etosha National Park seems like a dream: the vast salt desert houses hundreds of animal species, which roam the arid lands and gather near the many waterholes.
Etosha National Park is known for sightseeing and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Okaukuejo waterhole and stroll through Etosha.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Etosha National Park driving holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Outjo to Etosha National Park. On the 25th (Thu), you're off to Tsumkwe.
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Tsumkwe, Namibia — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): examine the collection at Ju/'Hoansi San Living Museum.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Tsumkwe route maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Etosha National Park to Tsumkwe. You will leave for Chobe National Park on the 27th (Sat).
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Chobe National Park, Botswana — 4 nights

A trip to Chobe National Park awakens the naturalist in every traveler and opens numerous possibilities for adventure.
When in Chobe National Park, make a side trip to see Khwai River Bridge in Okavango Delta, approximately Okavango Delta away. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Savute Reserve and get a dose of the wild on Livingstone Trails.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Chobe National Park trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Tsumkwe to Chobe National Park. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Tsumkwe to Chobe National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Wed) to allow time for travel to Livingstone.
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Livingstone, Zambia — 3 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, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and admire all the interesting features of Mukuni Village.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Livingstone vacation planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Chobe National Park to Livingstone. In May, daily temperatures in Livingstone can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Harare.
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Harare, Zimbabwe — 12 nights

Sunshine City

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.
Step out of Harare with an excursion to Imire: Rhino & Wildlife Conservation in Wedza--about 1h 45 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Domboshawa Caves, stroll through Kuimba Shiri Bird Sanctuary, stop by Kumba Home & Gifts, and take in the exciting artwork at Shona Sculpture Gallery.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Harare route app.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Livingstone to Harare takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Harare when traveling from Livingstone in June, with lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.
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