30 days in Africa Itinerary

30 days in Africa Itinerary

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30 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Newark, United States
Fly + Drive:  27 h
1
Swakopmund, Namibia
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia
— 3 nights
Drive:  8 h 15 min
3
Luderitz, Namibia
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Windhoek, Namibia
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Livingstone, Zambia
— 3 nights
Drive:  30 min
6
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 5 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
7
Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
8
Ngamiland East, Botswana
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  28 h
End: Newark, United States

4
nights
Swakopmund, Namibia

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Swakopmund: Spitzkoppe (in Damaraland) and Walvis Bay (Off-Road Tours & Kayaking & Canoeing). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, look for gifts at Die Muschel, admire the striking features of Hohenzollernhaus, and snap pictures at Swakopmund Jetty.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Swakopmund trip planner.

Newark, USA to Swakopmund is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central African Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Newark in April, with highs in Swakopmund at 79°F and lows at 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to drive to Namib-Naukluft Park.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Walvis Bay, Spitzkoppe
Find places to stay Apr 2 — 6:
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Off-Road Tours
Safaris
Spitzkoppe ©
Spitzkoppe

3
nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Namib-Naukluft Park: Gobabeb (Gobabeb Desert Research Station & Dorob National Park). It doesn't end there: make a trip to Kuiseb Pass and explore the stunning scenery at Kuiseb River.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Namib-Naukluft Park holiday maker site .

Getting from Swakopmund to Namib-Naukluft Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Luderitz.

Things to do in Namib-Naukluft Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Gobabeb, Kuiseb Pass
Find places to stay Apr 6 — 9:
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Dorob National Park ©
Dorob National Park
Kuiseb Pass ©
Kuiseb Pass
Gobabeb Desert Research Station ©
Gobabeb Desert Research Station

1
night
Luderitz, Namibia

Luderitz ©
Lüderitz tourism centers around its well-preserved colonial Art Nouveau architecture and diverse wildlife.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): kick back and relax at Agate Beach and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Diaz Point. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Felsenkirche and then mingle with the ghosts of the past at Kolmanskop Ghost Town.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Luderitz road trip tool .

Drive from Namib-Naukluft Park to Luderitz in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In April, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Windhoek.

Things to do in Luderitz

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Kolmanskop Ghost Town ©
Kolmanskop Ghost Town
Diaz Point ©
Diaz Point
Felsenkirche ©
Felsenkirche

4
nights
Windhoek, Namibia

Windhoek ©
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 plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Christuskirche, tee off at Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis, wander the wide-open spaces of Okapuka Ranch, and examine the collection at National Museum of Namibia.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Windhoek route maker website .

Do a combination of flight and car from Luderitz to Windhoek in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, daytime highs in Windhoek are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Livingstone.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Fish River Canyon Nationalpark
Find places to stay Apr 11 — 15:
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NamibRand Nature Reserve ©
NamibRand Nature Reserve
Christuskirche ©
Christuskirche
National Museum of Namibia ©
National Museum of Namibia

3
nights
Livingstone, Zambia

Livingstone ©
Tourism in Livingstone, a town nestled on the Zimbabwean border, thrives largely thanks to the nearby Victoria Falls.
Livingstone is known for nature, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Livingstone Museum, admire all the interesting features of Gorge Swing, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and stroll through Livingstone Reptile Park.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Livingstone holiday planner.

Getting from Windhoek to Livingstone by combination of flight and car takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. When traveling from Windhoek in April, plan for little chillier days in Livingstone, with highs around 74°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to drive to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Livingstone

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Mukuni Village
Find places to stay Apr 15 — 18:
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Victoria Falls ©
Victoria Falls
Livingstone Museum ©
Livingstone Museum
Mukuni Village ©
Mukuni Village

5
nights
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls ©
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.
Victoria Falls is known for nature, adventure, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, stop by Cultural Vibes Music Shop, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Victoria Falls vacation planner.

Victoria Falls is just a short distance from Livingstone. When traveling from Livingstone in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Victoria Falls, with highs around 81°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Chobe National Park.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Victoria Falls Bridge ©
Victoria Falls Bridge
Helicopter Tours

3
nights
Chobe National Park, Botswana

Chobe National Park ©
Chobe National Park, in northern Botswana, has one of the largest concentrations of game in Africa. Chobe National Park is known for parks, wildlife, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at CARACAL Biodiversity Center and stroll around Seboba Nature and Recreational Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Chobe National Park online trip itinerary maker .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Victoria Falls to Chobe National Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Ngamiland East.

Things to do in Chobe National Park

Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay Apr 23 — 26:
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Savute Reserve ©
Savute Reserve
Nogatsaa and Tchinga ©
Nogatsaa and Tchinga
Serondela Reserve ©
Serondela Reserve

3
nights
Ngamiland East, Botswana

Ngamiland East ©
When in Ngamiland East, make a side trip to see Moremi Wildlife Reserve in Moremi Game Reserve, approximately Moremi Game Reserve away. Spend the 27th (Mon) in the pleasant surroundings of NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust. Spend the 29th (Wed) exploring at Okavango River.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Ngamiland East travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Chobe National Park to Ngamiland East takes 4 hours. In April, daytime highs in Ngamiland East are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ngamiland East

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Moremi Wildlife Reserve
Find places to stay Apr 26 — 29:
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Moremi Wildlife Reserve ©
Moremi Wildlife Reserve
Okavango River ©
Okavango River

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