14 days in Mpumalanga, Namibia & Tanzania Itinerary

14 days in Mpumalanga, Namibia & Tanzania Itinerary

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Nelspruit, South Africa
— 2 nights
2
Otjiwarongo, Namibia
— 2 nights
3
Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia
— 2 nights
4
Kiwengwa, Tanzania
— 3 nights
5
Moshi, Tanzania
— 2 nights

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Nelspruit, South Africa

Nelspruit ©
Nestled on the banks of the Crocodile River, Nelspruit provides visitors with a convenient base point boasting two airports and an enviable location on the road between Johannesburg and the Mozambican border.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Barberton Makhonjwa Geotrail as well as Kruger Flexi Tours - Day Tours. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable excursion with Kruger Flexi Tours - Day Tours.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Nelspruit trip planner.

Johannesburg to Nelspruit is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Johannesburg in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Nelspruit, with lows around 16°C. On the 12th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Otjiwarongo.

Things to do in Nelspruit

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Barberton Makhonjwa Geotrail
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Kruger Flexi Tours - Day Tours ©
Kruger Flexi Tours - Day Tours
Barberton Makhonjwa Geotrail ©
Barberton Makhonjwa Geotrail

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Otjiwarongo, Namibia

Otjiwarongo ©
When touring Namibia's famous national parks and reserves, you can opt to base your trip in Otjiwarongo, a laid-back town boasting a number of attractions of its own.
You've now added Dinosaur Tracks - National Monument NAMIBIA to your itinerary. There's more to do: walk around Waterberg National Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Otjiwarongo road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nelspruit to Otjiwarongo takes 19.5 hours. Traveling from Nelspruit to Otjiwarongo, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Nelspruit in September, you will find days in Otjiwarongo are a bit warmer (38°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Namib-Naukluft Park.

Things to do in Otjiwarongo

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Dinosaur Tracks - National Monument NAMIBIA
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Waterberg National Park ©
Waterberg National Park

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Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia

Namib-Naukluft Park ©
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Kuiseb River, Deadvlei and Sesriem Canyon.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Namib-Naukluft Park itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Otjiwarongo to Namib-Naukluft Park in 6.5 hours. While traveling from Otjiwarongo, expect colder days and a bit cooler nights in Namib-Naukluft Park, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kiwengwa.

Things to do in Namib-Naukluft Park

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
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Deadvlei ©
Deadvlei
Kuiseb River ©
Kuiseb River

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Kiwengwa, Tanzania

Kiwengwa ©
Nestled on Zanzibar's most populated island, the tiny village of Kiwengwa consists of little more than a sweeping stretch of white sand lined with all-inclusive resorts.
Your day by day itinerary now includes The Safari Blue as well as Nungwi Aquarium Adventures. Step off the beaten path and head to Kiwengwa Caves and Kiwengwa Beach.

For more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Kiwengwa trip itinerary planning app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Namib-Naukluft Park to Kiwengwa. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Namib-Naukluft Park to Kiwengwa. Traveling from Namib-Naukluft Park in September, expect Kiwengwa to be a bit warmer, temps between 35°C and 25°C. On the 21st (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Moshi.

Things to do in Kiwengwa

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Nungwi Aquarium Adventures, The Safari Blue
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Nungwi Aquarium Adventures ©
Nungwi Aquarium Adventures
Kiwengwa Beach ©
Kiwengwa Beach
Kiwengwa Caves ©
Kiwengwa Caves

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Moshi, Tanzania

Moshi ©
Situated in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro, the sleepy town of Moshi provides tourist with a safe and pleasant place to stay in while touring the region or braving Africa's highest mountain.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): browse the exhibits of Mama Africa Giftshop.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Moshi online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Kiwengwa to Moshi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Moshi

Shopping · Museums
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Mama Africa Giftshop ©
Mama Africa Giftshop

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