31 days in Africa Itinerary

31 days in Africa Itinerary

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Windhoek, Namibia
— 2 nights
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Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia
— 2 nights
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Swakopmund, Namibia
— 3 nights
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Cape Town, South Africa
— 6 nights
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Johannesburg, South Africa
— 5 nights
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Ngamiland East, Botswana
— 3 nights
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Livingstone, Zambia
— 2 nights
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Lusaka, Zambia
— 1 night
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 5 nights

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Windhoek, Namibia

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at NamibRand Nature Reserve and Namibia Craft Centre. Christuskirche and Nande Explorer Cultural Township Tours are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, examine the collection at Trans-Namib Railroad Museum, look for gifts at Wecke & Voigts, and don't miss a visit to Gibeon Meteorites.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Windhoek journey planning website.

Zagreb, Croatia to Windhoek is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Zagreb in July: high temperatures in Windhoek hover around 26°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Namib-Naukluft Park.

Things to do in Windhoek

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 3 — 6:
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Safaris
NamibRand Nature Reserve ©
NamibRand Nature Reserve
Namibia Craft Centre ©
Namibia Craft Centre

2
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.
On the 7th (Tue), cruise along Spreetshoogte Pass. On your second day here, explore the activities along Kuiseb River.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Namib-Naukluft Park day trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Windhoek to Namib-Naukluft Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Namib-Naukluft Park

Parks · Scenic Drive · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 8:
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Kuiseb River ©
Kuiseb River
Spreetshoogte Pass ©
Spreetshoogte Pass

3
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.
Do your shopping at Kristall Galerie and Peter's Antiques, since 1983. Get outdoors at Safaris and Long Beach Leisure Park. Go for a jaunt from Swakopmund to Walvis Bay to see Kayaking & Canoeing about 40 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and pause for some serene contemplation at German Evangelical Lutheran Church.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Swakopmund trip planner.

Getting from Namib-Naukluft Park to Swakopmund by car takes about 1.5 hours. July in Swakopmund sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Adventure

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 8 — 11:
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Safaris
Kayaking & Canoeing
Nature & Wildlife Tours

6
nights
Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town ©

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Twelve Apostles and Platteklip Gorge. Step out of the city life by going to Strand Beach and Signal Hill. Venture out of the city with trips to Franschhoek (Franschhoek Motor Museum & Lynx Wine), Dyman Gallery (in Stellenbosch) and Hermanus (Grotto Beach & Sumaridge Wine Estate). And it doesn't end there: take in the waterfront at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, do a tasting at Marbrin Olive Growers, steep yourself in history at Robben Island Museum, and view the masterpieces at Robertson Art Gallery.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Cape Town day trip tool.

Getting from Swakopmund to Cape Town by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Swakopmund to Cape Town is 1 hour. Traveling from Swakopmund in July, expect Cape Town to be a bit cooler, temps between 20°C and 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Outdoors · Wineries · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 11 — 17:
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Platteklip Gorge ©
Platteklip Gorge
Grotto Beach ©
Grotto Beach
Strand Beach ©
Strand Beach

5
nights
Johannesburg, South Africa

Johannesburg ©

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct and Sammy Marks House. For shopping fun, head to Neighbourgoods Market or Everard Read Gallery. Change things up with these side-trips from Johannesburg: Union Buildings (in Pretoria) and Croc City Crocodile and Reptile Park (in Fourways). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Mandela House, stop by Maboneng Precinct, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and try your luck at Montecasino.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Johannesburg route maker tool.

Fly from Cape Town to Johannesburg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cape Town in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Johannesburg, with lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Ngamiland East.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 17 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct ©
Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct
Climbing Tours

3
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Ngamiland East, Botswana

Ngamiland East ©
Ngamiland East, a sub-district of Botswana's North-East District, is all about the wildlife and safaris.
Discover out-of-the-way places like NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust and Moremi Wildlife Reserve. Change things up with a short trip to Khwai Concession in Moremi Game Reserve (about 1h 30 min away).

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Ngamiland East trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Johannesburg to Ngamiland East in 6 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, Ngamiland East is a bit warmer than Johannesburg - with highs of 30°C and lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Livingstone.

Things to do in Ngamiland East

Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 22 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust ©
Moremi Wildlife Reserve ©
Moremi Wildlife Reserve

2
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Livingstone, Zambia

Livingstone ©
Tourism in Livingstone, a town nestled on the Zimbabwean border, thrives largely thanks to the nearby Victoria Falls.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Livingstone Museum, then see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour. On the next day, take in the exciting artwork at Wayiwayi Art Studio and Gallery, see the interesting displays at Railway Museum, then get a taste of the local shopping with The National Art Gallery, Livingstone, and finally admire all the interesting features of Gorge Swing.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Livingstone trip maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Ngamiland East to Livingstone takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Ngamiland East in July: highs in Livingstone hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lusaka.

Things to do in Livingstone

Museums · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Livingstone Museum ©
Livingstone Museum
Safaris
Helicopter Tours

1
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Lusaka, Zambia

Lusaka ©
Tourism in Lusaka, Zambia's commercial and government center, thrives mostly due to its central location and well-connected airport, making it a gateway for exploring the country's numerous nature reserves and national parks.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Zambia National Museum and then look for gifts at Jackal & Hide.

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Fly from Livingstone to Lusaka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Lusaka

Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 27 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Zambia National Museum ©
Zambia National Museum
Jackal & Hide ©
Jackal & Hide

5
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

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.
Get outdoors at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park and Safaris. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Cultural Vibes Music Shop and Prime Art Gallery. The adventure continues: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, browse the different shops at Elephant's Walk Shopping and Artist's Village, take in the views from Victoria Falls Bridge, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Victoria Falls Snake Park.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Victoria Falls online vacation planner.

Getting from Lusaka to Victoria Falls by combination of flight and car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In July in Victoria Falls, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 28 — Aug 2:
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park ©
Zipline

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