9 days in Namibia, Mozambique & Livingstone Itinerary

9 days in Namibia, Mozambique & Livingstone Itinerary

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Fly to Inhambane Airport, Drive to Tofo
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Tofo, Mozambique
— 1 night
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Vilanculos, Mozambique
— 1 night
Drive
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Katima Mulilo, Namibia
— 1 day
Drive
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Livingstone, Zambia
— 1 night
Drive
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Etosha National Park, Namibia
— 1 day
Drive
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Damaraland, Namibia
— 1 night
Drive
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Walvis Bay, Namibia
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Tofo, Mozambique — 1 night

Historically a fishing village governed by Portuguese colonists, Tofo has become a top destination for adventurers, divers, and marine life lovers.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then kick back and relax at Praia do Tofo.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Tofo day trip site.

Seattle, USA to Tofo is an approximately 32-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Central Africa Time is 10 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Seattle in May, with highs in Tofo at 82°F and lows at 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Vilanculos.
Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife
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Vilanculos, Mozambique — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Vilanculos trip builder site.

Fly from Tofo to Vilanculos in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in May, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Katima Mulilo.
Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Katima Mulilo, Namibia — 1 day

Katima Mulilo is a town situated in the Caprivi strip and is the capital of the Zambezi Region, Namibia's far northeast extension into central Southern Africa. On the 23rd (Mon), see what you can catch with Caprivi Adventures.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Katima Mulilo using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Vilanculos to Katima Mulilo takes 22 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Vilanculos to Katima Mulilo, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. On the 23rd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Livingstone.
Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Livingstone, Zambia — 1 night

Tourism in Livingstone, a town nestled on the Zimbabwean border, thrives largely thanks to the nearby Victoria Falls.
On the 24th (Tue), get a dose of the wild on The Explorer Club and then take in the dramatic scenery at Victoria Falls.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Livingstone trip maker app.

You can drive from Katima Mulilo to Livingstone in 4.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Katima Mulilo to Livingstone is 1 hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Etosha National Park.
Parks · Nature · Tours · Wildlife
Side Trip
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Etosha National Park, Namibia — 1 day

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.
On the 25th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Okaukuejo waterhole.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Etosha National Park route maker tool.

Explore your travel options from Livingstone to Etosha National Park with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Livingstone to Etosha National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Damaraland.
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Damaraland, Namibia — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Twyfelfontein.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Damaraland road trip planning app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Etosha National Park to Damaraland. May in Damaraland sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 64°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car to Walvis Bay.
Historic Sites
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Walvis Bay, Namibia

A pleasant port city, Walvis Bay offers tourists a variety of urban entertainment options that complement its many natural attractions.
To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Walvis Bay trip planner.

Getting from Damaraland to Walvis Bay by car takes about 6.5 hours. Traveling from Damaraland in May, you will find days in Walvis Bay are a bit warmer (78°F), and nights are slightly colder (54°F). You'll set off for home on the 26th (Thu).
Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks
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Mozambique travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Architectural Buildings · Islands
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.

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.