60 days in Africa Itinerary

60 days in Africa Itinerary

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Fly to Livingstone, Drive to Victoria Falls
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 6 nights
Drive
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Livingstone, Zambia
— 6 nights
Drive
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Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 4 nights
Fly
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Cape Town, South Africa
— 13 nights
Fly
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Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia
— 5 nights
Fly
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Arusha, Tanzania
— 4 nights
Fly
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Tarangire National Park, Tanzania
— 1 night
Drive
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Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
— 2 nights
Drive
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Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
— 2 nights
Fly
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Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania
— 2 nights
Fly
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Nungwi, Tanzania
— 3 nights
Fly
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Pemba Island, Tanzania
— 3 nights
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Paje, Tanzania
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 6 nights
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe — 6 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.
Spend the 4th (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, snap pictures at Victoria Falls Bridge, and get to know the resident critters at Victoria Falls Snake Park.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Victoria Falls trip itinerary builder website.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Victoria Falls is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Central Africa Time is 1 hour. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in January, with highs in Victoria Falls at 34°C and lows at 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can go by car to Livingstone.
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Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Shopping
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Livingstone, Zambia — 6 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, look for all kinds of wild species at The Explorer Club, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and admire all the interesting features of Gorge Swing.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Livingstone online tour planner.

Livingstone is very close to Victoria Falls. While traveling from Victoria Falls, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Livingstone, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Chobe National Park.
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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.
Chobe National Park is known for parks, wildlife, and outdoors. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Boab Prison Tree, stroll through Serondela Reserve, and take an exotic tour of Ngina Safaris.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Chobe National Park online trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Livingstone to Chobe National Park with the Route module. On the 18th (Wed), you're off to Cape Town.
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Find places to stay Jan 14 — 18:

Cape Town, South Africa — 13 nights

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cape Town: Franschhoek (Eikehof & First South African Perfume Museum). Next up on the itinerary: admire all the interesting features of Cape Point, step off the mainland to explore Robben Island Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Hout Bay, and kick back and relax at Clifton Beaches.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Cape Town using our trip planner.

Getting from Chobe National Park to Cape Town by flight takes about 6 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in January, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Namib-Naukluft Park.
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Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia — 5 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Namib-Naukluft Park: Gobabeb (Gobabeb Desert Research Station & Dorob National Park). The adventure continues: take a memorable drive along Kuiseb Pass and take in the dramatic natural features at Moon Landscape.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Namib-Naukluft Park online road trip planner.

You can fly from Cape Town to Namib-Naukluft Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cape Town to Namib-Naukluft Park. When traveling from Cape Town in January, plan for slightly colder days in Namib-Naukluft Park, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. You'll set off for Arusha on the 5th (Sun).
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Arusha, Tanzania — 4 nights

Nestled in the verdant foothills of Mount Meru, Arusha remains the primary gateway and jump-off point for safaris into several national parks.
Take a break from Arusha with a short trip to Kandoo Adventures in Penrith, about 120 hours away. Make the 7th (Tue) a memorable day with a climbing tour. Spend the 9th (Thu) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. And it doesn't end there: see Off-Road Tours, examine the collection at Cultural Heritage Centre, and hunt for treasures at Masai Central Market.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Arusha online travel route planner.

You can fly from Namib-Naukluft Park to Arusha in 12 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Namib-Naukluft Park to Arusha is 2 hours. Traveling from Namib-Naukluft Park in February, you will find days in Arusha are a bit warmer (32°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Tarangire National Park.
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Tarangire National Park, Tanzania — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Tarangire National Park.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Tarangire National Park trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Arusha to Tarangire National Park takes 2.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel 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.
On the 11th (Sat), explore the striking landscape at Ngorongoro Crater. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to The Engare Sero Footprint Site and then admire all the interesting features of Olduvai Gorge.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Ngorongoro Conservation Area trip maker.

Traveling by car from Tarangire National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area takes 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive 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.
On the 13th (Mon), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seronera. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Retima Hippo Pool and then contemplate the waterfront views at Mara River.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Serengeti National Park trip planner.

Getting from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Serengeti National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to fly to Kilimanjaro National Park.
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Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Kilimanjaro.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Kilimanjaro National Park vacation website.

Traveling by flight from Serengeti National Park to Kilimanjaro National Park takes 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Nungwi.
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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.
Take a break from Nungwi with a short trip to Off-Road Tours in Kiwengwa, about 44 minutes away. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Nungwi Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kendwa Beach, and see some colorful creatures with Fun Divers Zanzibar.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Nungwi tour itinerary planning app.

Getting from Kilimanjaro National Park to Nungwi by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi; or do a combination of train, ferry, and car. February in Nungwi sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Pemba Island.
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Pemba Island, Tanzania — 3 nights

Pemba Island is known for nature, wildlife, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Pemba Island, enjoy the sand and surf at Vumawimbi Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Misali island, and delve into the lush surroundings at Pemba Flying Fox Forest.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Pemba Island online journey planner.

Getting from Nungwi to Pemba Island by flight takes about 2.5 hours. While traveling from Nungwi, expect slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Pemba Island, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 33°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Paje.
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Paje, Tanzania — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Jambiani Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Fri): see some colorful creatures with Rising Sun Dive Center and then enjoy the sand and surf at Paje Beach.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Paje sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Pemba Island to Paje in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Pemba Island in February: highs in Paje hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Zanzibar City.
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Zanzibar City, Tanzania — 6 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.
Spend the 1st (Wed) observing fascinating marine mammals with The Safari Blue. There's much more to do: head off the coast to Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, stop by BlueGems Tanzanite, take an in-depth tour of Peace Memorial Museum (Beit el Amani), and relax and rejuvenate at The Spa at Park Hyatt Zanzibar.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Zanzibar City online road trip planner.

You can drive from Paje to Zanzibar City in 1.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Zanzibar City can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to fly back home.
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Zimbabwe travel guide

4.2
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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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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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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