60 days in Africa Itinerary

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Windhoek, Namibia
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Swakopmund, Namibia
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Cape Town, South Africa
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Durban, South Africa
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Maputo, Mozambique
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Bazaruto Archipelago, Mozambique
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Harare, Zimbabwe
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
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Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe
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Chobe National Park, Botswana
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Ngamiland East, Botswana
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Gaborone, Botswana
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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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.
Windhoek is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Christuskirche, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, engage your brain at Geological Survey Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at NamibRand Nature Reserve.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Windhoek is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. While traveling from Amsterdam, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Windhoek, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Swakopmund.
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Swakopmund, Namibia — 5 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Walvis Bay (Kayaking & Canoeing, Flamingo lagoon, &more) and Spitzkoppe (in Damaraland). There's much more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, gain insight with a tour of cultural highlights, and take in the spiritual surroundings of German Evangelical Lutheran Church.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Swakopmund holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Windhoek to Swakopmund takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Windhoek in September: high temperatures in Swakopmund hover around 24°C and lows are around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Cape Town.
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Cape Town, South Africa — 8 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 in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, go for a stroll along the water at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Two Oceans Aquarium, and see the interesting displays at District Six Museum.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Cape Town trip builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Swakopmund to Cape Town takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Swakopmund to Cape Town, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, daily temperatures in Cape Town can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to fly to Durban.
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Durban, South Africa — 5 nights

Surf City

Sunny weather and golden beaches await you on a vacation in Durban, a busy port city on the Indian Ocean known for its outdoorsy atmosphere.
Change things up with these side-trips from Durban: African Bird of Prey Sanctuary (in Pietermaritzburg) and Ballito (Holla Trails & Spas). Next up on the itinerary: meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, kick back and relax at Umhlanga Main Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Durban Botanic Gardens, and go for a walk through Umhlanga Rocks Promenade.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Durban trip planner.

You can fly from Cape Town to Durban in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Cape Town in October: high temperatures in Durban hover around 34°C and lows are around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to fly to Maputo.
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Maputo, Mozambique — 6 nights

City of Acacias

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.
Maputo is known for sightseeing, shopping, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see exotic creatures in open habitats at Tours Maputo, step off the mainland to explore Xefina Pequena, hunt for treasures at FEIMA - Feira de Artesanato, Flores e Gastronomica, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Jumma Masjid.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Maputo trip planner.

Fly from Durban to Maputo in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in October, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Bazaruto Archipelago.
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Bazaruto Archipelago, Mozambique — 2 nights

The Pearl of the Indian Ocean

Bazaruto Archipelago comprises six islands formed by sand deposits from the Save River.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional de Bazaruto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Wed): kick back and relax at Inhassoro Beach.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Bazaruto Archipelago route builder website.

You can fly from Maputo to Bazaruto Archipelago in 3.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Bazaruto Archipelago are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Harare.
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Harare, Zimbabwe — 3 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.
Harare is known for parks, zoos & aquariums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: Head underground at Domboshawa Caves, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mukuvisi Woodlands, explore the galleries of Shona Sculpture Gallery, and get your bearings at Mt Pleasant Library.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Harare vacation maker site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Bazaruto Archipelago to Harare. Expect slightly colder evenings in Harare when traveling from Bazaruto Archipelago in October, with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Victoria Falls.
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe — 7 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.
On the 25th (Wed), spend a relaxing day on the river with a rafting and tubing tour. Spend the 22nd (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, stop by Cultural Vibes Music Shop, snap pictures at Victoria Falls Bridge, and get to know the resident critters at Victoria Falls Snake Park.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Victoria Falls day trip planning tool.

Getting from Harare to Victoria Falls by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Harare in October, expect Victoria Falls to be somewhat warmer, temps between 39°C and 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Hwange National Park.
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Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hwange National Park. On the next day, stroll through Painted Dog Conservation.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Hwange National Park trip planner.

Drive from Victoria Falls to Hwange National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October, daytime highs in Hwange National Park are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. On the 30th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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 sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Savute Reserve, walk around Seboba Nature and Recreational Park, and take an exotic tour of Ngina Safaris.

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

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Hwange National Park to Chobe National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Ngamiland East.
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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.
Go for a jaunt from Ngamiland East to Moremi Game Reserve to see Moremi Wildlife Reserve about 1h 25 min away. Spend the 4th (Sat) in the pleasant surroundings of NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust. There's more to do: surround yourself with nature on Safari Specialists and see exotic creatures in open habitats at Temogo Safari.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Ngamiland East road trip planning site.

Explore your travel options from Chobe National Park to Ngamiland East with the Route module. In November, daily temperatures in Ngamiland East can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can fly to Gaborone.
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Gaborone, Botswana — 4 nights

Planned as the capital after Botswana gained independence in the 1960s, Gaborone quickly transformed into a bustling city and the country's commercial center.
Gaborone is known for parks, sightseeing, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Gaborone, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity Church, browse the different shops at Riverwalk Mall, and take some stellar pictures from Kgale Hill.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Gaborone trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Ngamiland East to Gaborone takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Ngamiland East, expect a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in Gaborone, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Johannesburg.
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Johannesburg, South Africa — 6 nights

City of Light

Founded when gold was discovered in the area in the late 19th century, Johannesburg quickly grew into a bustling metropolis, South Africa's largest city and the region's economic hub.
Get out of town with these interesting Johannesburg side-trips: Lion and Safari Park (in Broederstroom), Ukutula Conservation Center (in Brits) and Centurion Society Of Model Engineers (in Centurion). Spend the 15th (Wed) trying your luck at Gold Reef City. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, try your luck at Montecasino, wander the streets of Maboneng Precinct, and take in the pleasant sights at The Wilds Nature Reserve.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Johannesburg trip maker app.

Traveling by flight from Gaborone to Johannesburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Gaborone in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be colder in Johannesburg, with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can fly back home.
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Namibia travel guide

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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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South Africa travel guide

4.4
Nature & Parks · Wineries & Vineyards · Mountains
Rainbow Nation
The landscapes of South Africa match its people in terms of diversity, richness, and vitality. From desert lands and coastlines, to the famous nature reserves sheltering the "Big Five" game animals, the country has natural charm in spades. The main cities provide a wealth of bars, clubs, shopping districts, and entertainment options to please the most demanding visitors, while traditional life can still be admired and respected in a collection of villages with beehive-style huts and an age-old cultural heritage. When in need of a minute to digest all that's happened during your trip to South Africa, sit down to a braai (traditional barbecue), and a bottle of wine made at one of the country's thriving vineyards.
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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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Zimbabwe travel guide

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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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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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