31 days in Africa Itinerary

31 days in Africa Itinerary

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31 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Zagreb, Croatia
Fly:  18 h
1
Windhoek, Namibia
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  2 h
2
Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Swakopmund, Namibia
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
4
Cape Town, South Africa
— 6 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
5
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 5 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
6
Ngamiland East, Botswana
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + Bus:  4 h 15 min
7
Livingstone, Zambia
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
8
Lusaka, Zambia
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  1 h 45 min
9
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  16 h 45 min
End: Zagreb, Croatia

2
nights
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Christuskirche and Katutura Township. Head to Namibia Craft Centre and The Grove Mall of Namibiafor some retail therapy. There's much more to do: stroll through NamibRand Nature Reserve, see the interesting displays at Trans-Namib Railroad Museum, tee off at Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis, and take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

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Zagreb, Croatia to Windhoek is an approximately 18-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Zagreb to Windhoek due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Zagreb in July, expect Windhoek to be slightly colder, temps between 26°C and 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Namib-Naukluft Park.

Things to do in Windhoek

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Safaris
NamibRand Nature Reserve ©
NamibRand Nature Reserve
Christuskirche ©
Christuskirche

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Spreetshoogte Pass. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): explore the stunning scenery at Kuiseb River.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Namib-Naukluft Park vacation planner.

Do a combination of car and flight from Windhoek to Namib-Naukluft Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Namib-Naukluft Park sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C at night. 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

Scenic Drive Parks Outdoors
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Spreetshoogte Pass ©
Spreetshoogte Pass
Kuiseb River ©
Kuiseb River

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. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Safaris and German Evangelical Lutheran Church. Take a break from Swakopmund with a short trip to Kayaking & Canoeing in Walvis Bay, about 40 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach Leisure Park.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Swakopmund day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Namib-Naukluft Park to Swakopmund takes 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Swakopmund can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Walvis Bay
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 ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
You'll get in some beach time at Grotto Beach and Strand Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Robben Island Museum and Platteklip Gorge. Explore Cape Town's surroundings by going to Sumaridge Wine Estate (in Hermanus), Franschhoek (Franschhoek Motor Museum & Lynx Wine) and Dyman Gallery (in Stellenbosch). There's lots more to do: hunt for treasures at The Old Biscuit Mill, take in the awesome beauty at Signal Hill, contemplate the long history of Groot Constantia, and do a tasting at Springfield Estate Winery.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Cape Town trip itinerary app .

Traveling by flight from Swakopmund to Cape Town takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Swakopmund in July, with highs in Cape Town at 20°C and lows at 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Wineries

Side Trips

Robertson, Franschhoek, Hermanus, Dyman Gallery
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 ©
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Union Buildings and Maboneng Precinct. Head to Neighbourgoods Market and Everard Read Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Get out of town with these interesting Johannesburg side-trips: Sammy Marks House (in Pretoria) and Croc City Crocodile and Reptile Park (in Fourways). There's lots more to do: see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, engage your brain at Origins Centre Museum, try to win big at Montecasino, and contemplate the long history of Constitution Hill.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Johannesburg trip itinerary app .

Fly from Cape Town to Johannesburg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cape Town in July, Johannesburg is little chillier at night with lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Ngamiland East.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Pretoria, Montecasino, Croc City Crocodile and Reptile Park
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Climbing Tours
Union Buildings ©
Union Buildings

3
nights
Ngamiland East, Botswana

Ngamiland East ©
Step off the beaten path and head to NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust and Khwai Concession. Change things up with a short trip to Moremi Wildlife Reserve in Moremi Game Reserve (about 1h 05 min away).

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Ngamiland East trip planner.

You can fly from Johannesburg to Ngamiland East in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Johannesburg in July; daily highs in Ngamiland East reach 30°C and lows reach 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Livingstone.

Things to do in Ngamiland East

Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Okavango Delta
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 25:
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Moremi Wildlife Reserve ©
Moremi Wildlife Reserve

2
nights
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, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: shop like a local with Wayiwayi Art Studio and Gallery, then examine the collection at Railway Museum, then shop like a local with The National Art Gallery, Livingstone, and finally admire all the interesting features of Gorge Swing.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Livingstone online trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Ngamiland East to Livingstone in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Ngamiland East in July: highs in Livingstone hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Lusaka.

Things to do in Livingstone

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

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): stroll through Parays Game Farm Wildlife Sanctuary, examine the collection at Zambia National Museum, and then stop by Jackal & Hide.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Lusaka road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Livingstone to Lusaka takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Lusaka

Parks Museums Wildlife
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Zambia National Museum ©
Zambia National Museum
Jackal & Hide ©
Jackal & Hide

5
nights
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.
For shopping fun, head to Cultural Vibes Music Shop or Prime Art Gallery. Step out of the city life by going to Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park and Safaris. There's lots more to do: take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Siduli Hide, play a few rounds at Elephant Hills Golf Club, and buy something for everyone on your list at Elephant's Walk Shopping and Artist's Village.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Victoria Falls online attractions planner .

Getting from Lusaka to Victoria Falls by combination of flight and car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In July, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Find places to stay Jul 28 — Aug 2:
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Zipline

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