8 days in Johannesburg, Okavango Delta & Livingstone Itinerary

8 days in Johannesburg, Okavango Delta & Livingstone Itinerary

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Johannesburg, South Africa
— 3 nights
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Okavango Delta, Botswana
— 2 nights
Fly to Kasane, Bus to Livingstone
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Livingstone, Zambia
— 2 nights
Fly to Geneva, Train to Zurich

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Johannesburg, South Africa — 3 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Johannesburg: Lion and Safari Park (in Broederstroom) and Voortrekker Monument (in Pretoria). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, look for gifts at Jack Friedman Sandton City, don't miss a visit to Nelson Mandela Square, and contemplate the long history of Mandela House.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Johannesburg online attractions planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Johannesburg is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Zurich to Johannesburg is 1 hour. Traveling from Zurich in January, expect Johannesburg to be much warmer, temps between 33°C and 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can fly to Okavango Delta.
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Okavango Delta, Botswana — 2 nights

Listed as a World Heritage Site, Okavango Delta represents a sanctuary for a rich and diverse animal and plant life, which continues to attract swarms of tourists, adventurers, and nature lovers.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): stroll through Moremi Wildlife Reserve.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Okavango Delta trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Johannesburg to Okavango Delta by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Johannesburg in January, with highs in Okavango Delta at 38°C and lows at 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Livingstone.
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Livingstone, Zambia — 2 nights

Tourism in Livingstone, a town nestled on the Zimbabwean border, thrives largely thanks to the nearby Victoria Falls.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): explore and take pictures at Mukuni Village and then take in the dramatic scenery at Victoria Falls. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Railway Museum, then surround yourself with nature on The Explorer Club, and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Livingstone trip itinerary tool.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Okavango Delta to Livingstone in 6.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Okavango Delta in January: highs in Livingstone hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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