54 days in Africa Itinerary

54 days in Africa Itinerary

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Windhoek, Namibia
— 4 nights
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Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia
— 4 nights
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Walvis Bay, Namibia
— 4 nights
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Waterberg Plateau Park, Namibia
— 1 night
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Okahandja, Namibia
— 2 nights
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Kongola, Namibia
— 2 nights
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Ngamiland East, Botswana
— 3 nights
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Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 3 nights
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 4 nights
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Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
— 3 nights
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Harare, Zimbabwe
— 4 nights
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Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique
— 6 nights
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Bazaruto Archipelago, Mozambique
— 2 nights
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Vilanculos, Mozambique
— 3 nights
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Tofo, Mozambique
— 2 nights
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Maputo, Mozambique
— 4 nights
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes NamibRand Nature Reserve. Escape the urban bustle at Avis Dam Nature Reserve and Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Gross Barmen Hot Springs and Zoo Park. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Owela Museum, have some family-friendly fun at Archer's Land, take in nature's colorful creations at National Botanic Garden of Namibia, and make a trip to Gibeon Meteorites.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Windhoek road trip planning site.

Hamburg, Germany to Windhoek is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Traveling from Hamburg in January, things will get much warmer in Windhoek: highs are around 38°C and lows about 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Mon) to allow time for the flight 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.
Sossusvlei has been added to your itinerary. Take a break from the city and head to Kuiseb Pass and Dorob National Park. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Gobabeb Desert Research Station and Kuiseb River. There's more to do: take a memorable drive along Spreetshoogte Pass.

To see where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Namib-Naukluft Park road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Windhoek to Namib-Naukluft Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Windhoek in January, plan for a bit cooler days in Namib-Naukluft Park, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can go by car to Walvis Bay.
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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.
Get in touch with nature at Dune 7 and Dolphin & Whale Watching. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Long Beach Leisure Park and Walvis Bay Waterfront. Next up on the itinerary: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Walvis Bay day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Namib-Naukluft Park to Walvis Bay takes an hour. In January, daytime highs in Walvis Bay are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. You'll set off for Waterberg Plateau Park on the 4th (Tue).
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Waterberg Plateau Park, Namibia — 1 night

Your day by day itinerary now includes Hoba Meteorite as well as Cheetah Conservation Fund. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah Conservation Fund, then stroll through Okonjima Game Reserve, and then make a trip to Hoba Meteorite.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Waterberg Plateau Park online tour planner.

You can drive from Walvis Bay to Waterberg Plateau Park in 10 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Walvis Bay in February, expect nights in Waterberg Plateau Park to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 37°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Okahandja.
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Okahandja, Namibia — 2 nights

Okahandja is a city of 24,100 inhabitants in Otjozondjupa Region, central Namibia, and the district capital of the Okahandja electoral constituency. On the 5th (Wed), browse the eclectic array of goods at Okahandja Mbangura Woodcarvers Craft Market.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Okahandja sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Waterberg Plateau Park to Okahandja takes 7.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in February, and nighttime lows around 20°C. You'll set off for Kongola on the 7th (Fri).
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Kongola, Namibia — 2 nights

Kongola is a village and the district capital of the Kongola Constituency in Namibia's Caprivi Strip. Mafwe Living Museum has been added to your itinerary. There's more to do: look for gifts at Mashi Crafts.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kongola itinerary planner.

Drive from Okahandja to Kongola in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and car. Traveling from Okahandja in February, Kongola is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 24°C. You'll set off for Ngamiland East on the 9th (Sun).
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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Okavango River and Gcwihaba Caves. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ngami and stop by Motsana Maun.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Ngamiland East trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kongola to Ngamiland East. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kongola to Ngamiland East. In February, daytime highs in Ngamiland East are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to CARACAL Biodiversity Center and Boab Prison Tree. Step out of the city life by going to Savute Reserve and Nogatsaa and Tchinga. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Serondela Reserve.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Chobe National Park trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ngamiland East to Chobe National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Victoria Falls.
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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.
Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Victoria Falls Snake Park and Crocodile Park Victoria Falls. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Siduli Hide, browse the different shops at Elephant's Walk Shopping and Artist's Village, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Victoria Falls trip itinerary builder tool.

Explore your travel options from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls with the Route module. February in Victoria Falls sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Bulawayo.
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Bulawayo, Zimbabwe — 3 nights

A vacation in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe's second-largest city, offers a pleasant base for wider explorations of some of the country's national parks and game reserves.
Get a sense of the local culture at Matobo Hills and St Marys Cathedral. Escape the urban bustle at Tshabalala Game Sanctuary and Chipangali Wildlife Orphanage and Research Centre. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Bulawayo Railway Museum, contemplate the long history of Bulawayo Town, and walk around The Hillside Dams Conservancy.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Bulawayo online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Victoria Falls to Bulawayo takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. In February in Bulawayo, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to fly to Harare.
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Harare, Zimbabwe — 4 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.
Anglican Cathedral and Catholic Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Visiting Gosho Park and Umfurudzi Park will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: stroll through Twala Trust Animal Sanctuary, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ngomakurira Mountain, look for gifts at Simpli Simbi, and get your game on at Tamba Tamba.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Harare itinerary planner.

Getting from Bulawayo to Harare by bus takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Gorongosa National Park.
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Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique — 6 nights

Spend the 27th (Thu) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Da Gorongosa.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Gorongosa National Park trip itinerary maker app.

Explore your travel options from Harare to Gorongosa National Park with the Route module. On the 4th (Wed), you're off to Bazaruto Archipelago.
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Bazaruto Archipelago, Mozambique — 2 nights

Bazaruto Archipelago comprises six islands formed by sand deposits from the Save River.
On the 5th (Thu), explore the gorgeous colors at Two Mile Reef.

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You can fly from Gorongosa National Park to Bazaruto Archipelago in 9.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in March, and nighttime lows around 26°C. On the 6th (Fri), you'll travel to Vilanculos.
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Vilanculos, Mozambique — 3 nights

Tourism in Vilanculos, a small town on the coast of Mozambique, owes much to its convenient location as a base for exploring the Bazaruto Archipelago, a national park.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Machilla Magic and Manyikeni. Get in touch with nature at Kayaking & Canoeing and Scuba & Snorkeling. Step out of Vilanculos with an excursion to Inhassoro Beach in Inhassoro--about 1h 20 min away. There's more to do: cast your line with a fishing tour.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Vilanculos attractions planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Bazaruto Archipelago to Vilanculos. In March, daily temperatures in Vilanculos can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Mon) to allow time for the flight to Tofo.
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Tofo, Mozambique — 2 nights

Historically a fishing village governed by Portuguese colonists, Tofo has become a top destination for adventurers, divers, and marine life lovers.
On the 10th (Tue), kick back and relax at Barra Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral da Nossa Senhora da Conceicao, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Tofo and then stroll through Marine Megafauna Foundation.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Tofo trip planner.

Fly from Vilanculos to Tofo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in March, and nighttime lows around 26°C. On the 11th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Maputo.
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Maputo, Mozambique — 4 nights

Walking the broad, leafy avenues of Maputo, Mozambique's capital and bustling harbor city, you can discover numerous architectural gems and come to appreciate the area's Portuguese-influenced culture.
Paroquia Santo Antonio and Matola Raid Memorial are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as Cathedral of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception and Cemetery St. Francis Xavier are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: learn more about the world around you at Museu De Historia Natural de Maputo, see the interesting displays at Museu dos CFM, stroll through Praia da Costa do Sol, and take an in-depth tour of National Money Museum.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Maputo itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Tofo to Maputo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, daily temperatures in Maputo can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel 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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Mozambique travel guide

4.1
Scuba & Snorkeling · Architectural Buildings · Flea Markets
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.
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