34 days in Africa Itinerary

34 days in Africa Itinerary

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34 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Munich, Germany
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Cape Town, South Africa
— 6 nights
Drive:  12​h 30​min
2
Luderitz, Namibia
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h
3
Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Swakopmund, Namibia
— 6 nights
+3
Drive + Shuttle + Drive + Shuttle:  18​h
5
Etosha National Park, Namibia
— 3 nights
Drive:  12​h 30​min
6
Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 30​min
8
Nairobi, Kenya
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
9
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
10
Malindi, Kenya
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  16​h
End: Frankfurt, Germany

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Foxy Beach, Animal Ocean Seal Snorkeling and Shark Diving. Escape the urban bustle at Grotto Beach and Stony Point Penguin Colony. Visit Boulders Beach and Bloubergstrand Beach for some beach relaxation. Step out of Cape Town to go to Stellenbosch and see Wine Tours & Tastings, which is approximately 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take some stellar pictures from Cape of Good Hope and explore the striking landscape at Twelve Apostles.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Cape Town trip planning website .

Munich, Germany to Cape Town is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Munich to Cape Town, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Munich in December; daily highs in Cape Town reach 30°C and lows reach 18°C. On the 1st (Wed), you'll travel to Luderitz.

Things to do in Cape Town

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Hermanus, Stony Point Penguin Colony, Wine Tours & Tastings
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Grotto Beach ©
Grotto Beach

2
nights
Luderitz, Namibia

Luderitz ©
Lüderitz tourism centers around its well-preserved colonial Art Nouveau architecture and diverse wildlife.
You've now added Kolmanskop Ghost Town to your itinerary. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see a world frozen in time at Kolmanskop Ghost Town.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Luderitz trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Cape Town to Luderitz with the Route module. When traveling from Cape Town in January, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Luderitz: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 18°C at night. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Namib-Naukluft Park.

Things to do in Luderitz

Historic Sites
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Kolmanskop Ghost Town ©
Kolmanskop Ghost Town

1
night
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 Dune 7, Sossusvlei and Dune 45 Sossusvlei. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): admire nature's extreme beauty at Dune 45 Sossusvlei and then explore the fascinating landscape at Sossusvlei. On your second day here, stroll through Dune 7.

Discover how to plan a Namib-Naukluft Park trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Luderitz to Namib-Naukluft Park takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In January, daytime highs in Namib-Naukluft Park are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Sun) before leaving for Swakopmund.

Things to do in Namib-Naukluft Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Dune 7
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Dune 45 Sossusvlei ©
Dune 45 Sossusvlei
Sossusvlei ©
Sossusvlei
Dune 7 ©
Dune 7

6
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cape Cross, Sandwich Harbour 4x4 and Long Beach Leisure Park. Step off the beaten path and head to Safaris and Kayaking & Canoeing. Take a break from the city and head to Spitzkoppe and Nature & Wildlife Tours.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Swakopmund journey planner.

Getting from Namib-Naukluft Park to Swakopmund by car takes about 1.5 hours. January in Swakopmund sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C at night. On the 11th (Sat), you'll travel to Etosha National Park.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Walvis Bay, Spitzkoppe, Cape Cross
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Safaris
Spitzkoppe ©
Spitzkoppe
Kayaking & Canoeing

3
nights
Etosha National Park, Namibia

Etosha National Park ©
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 12th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Etosha Pan. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Okaukuejo waterhole.

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Etosha National Park trip itinerary planner .

Do a combination of car and flight from Swakopmund to Etosha National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle; or do a combination of car and shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Chobe National Park.

Things to do in Etosha National Park

Parks Wildlife
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Etosha ©
Etosha

3
nights
Chobe National Park, Botswana

Chobe National Park ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Nogatsaa and Tchinga, Baines Baobabs and Chobe National Park. On the 15th (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Baines Baobabs and then stroll through Nogatsaa and Tchinga. On your second day here, stroll through Serondela Reserve and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Chobe National Park.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Chobe National Park road trip website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Etosha National Park to Chobe National Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Chobe National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Baines Baobabs
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Nogatsaa and Tchinga ©
Nogatsaa and Tchinga
Baines Baobabs ©
Baines Baobabs
Serondela Reserve ©
Serondela Reserve

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Safaris and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Escape the urban bustle at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park and Zipline. The adventure continues: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Victoria Falls trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by shuttle from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in January, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Nairobi.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Safaris
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Nairobi, Kenya

You're likely to visit Nairobi at least once on a trip to Kenya, as the sprawling city houses the country's international airport and remains the jump-off point for many tours and safaris.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Nairobi National Park as well as Mount Longonot. On the 20th (Mon), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Longonot, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nairobi National Park, and then contemplate the long history of Karen Blixen Coffee Garden and Cottages. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To find where to stay and other tourist information, read our Nairobi day trip planning tool .

You can fly from Victoria Falls to Nairobi in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Victoria Falls to Nairobi, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Victoria Falls in January; daily highs in Nairobi reach 30°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Nairobi

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Mount Longonot
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Safaris
Mount Longonot ©
Mount Longonot
Nairobi National Park ©
Nairobi National Park

2
nights
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

Maasai Mara National Reserve ©
Home to the Great Migration and Africa's exceptional wildlife, Maasai Mara is a must on a Kenya itinerary.
You've now added Mara Naboisho Conservancy to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Mara Naboisho Conservancy, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then stroll through Musiara Swamp. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Olare Orok Conservancy.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Maasai Mara National Reserve online holiday planner .

You can fly from Nairobi to Maasai Mara National Reserve in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Nairobi in January, expect Maasai Mara National Reserve to be a bit cooler, temps between 26°C and 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Malindi.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trip

Mara Naboisho Conservancy
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Mara Naboisho Conservancy ©
Mara Naboisho Conservancy
Olare Orok Conservancy ©
Olare Orok Conservancy
Musiara Swamp ©
Musiara Swamp

3
nights
Malindi, Kenya

Offering pristine, palm-lined beaches, all-inclusive resorts, and warm, sunny weather, the port town of Malindi rightly established itself as one of Kenya's prime tourism spots.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Watamu Turtle Watch, Watamu National Marine Park, Scuba & Snorkeling, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Watamu Turtle Watch, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then explore the striking landscape of Watamu National Marine Park, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Portuguese Church, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Mangrove Boardwalk Mida Creek and then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

Plan my day in Malindi using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by flight from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Malindi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. While traveling from Maasai Mara National Reserve, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Malindi, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Malindi

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Watamu, Mangrove Boardwalk Mida Creek, Safaris
Find places to stay Jan 24 — 27:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Safaris

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