50 days in Africa Itinerary

50 days in Africa Itinerary

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Cape Town, South Africa
— 12 nights
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Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia
— 3 nights
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Sesriem, Namibia
— 1 night
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Gobabeb, Namibia
— 2 nights
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Swakopmund, Namibia
— 6 nights
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Damaraland, Namibia
— 2 nights
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Windhoek, Namibia
— 6 nights
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Gaborone, Botswana
— 6 nights
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Ngamiland East, Botswana
— 3 nights
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Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 3 nights
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Victoria Falls, Zambia
— 4 nights

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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.
Get outdoors at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and Cape Point. Venture out of the city with trips to Franschhoek (First South African Perfume Museum & Franschhoek Pass), West Coast National Park (in West Coast National Park) and Gansbaai (African Penguin & Seabird Sanctuary & Shark Diving). And it doesn't end there: trek along Platteklip Gorge, step off the mainland to explore Robben Island Museum, take in the awesome beauty at Signal Hill, and take a leisurely stroll along Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Cape Town online road trip planner.

Bristol, UK to Cape Town is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Bristol to Cape Town due to the time zone difference. In March, daytime highs in Cape Town are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Namib-Naukluft Park.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 14 — 27:
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Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Platteklip Gorge ©
Platteklip Gorge

3
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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Big Daddy Dune and Deadvlei. There's more to do: explore the fascinating landscape at Dune 45 Sossusvlei and make a trip to Kuiseb Pass.

To see where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Namib-Naukluft Park online tour planner.

Fly from Cape Town to Namib-Naukluft Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Central Africa Time (CAT) is minus 1 hour. March in Namib-Naukluft Park sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Sesriem.

Things to do in Namib-Naukluft Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 27 — 30:
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Big Daddy Dune ©
Big Daddy Dune
Deadvlei ©
Deadvlei
Dune 45 Sossusvlei ©
Dune 45 Sossusvlei

1
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Sesriem, Namibia

Sesriem
Sesriem is a small settlement located in the Namib Desert, in Namibia, close to the southern end of the Naukluft Mountains. Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour and then explore the striking landscape of Namib-Naukluft National Park.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Sesriem trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Namib-Naukluft Park to Sesriem takes 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Gobabeb.

Things to do in Sesriem

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Mar 30 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Namib-Naukluft National Park
Namib-Naukluft National Park
Balloon Rides

2
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Gobabeb, Namibia

Gobabeb ©
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): stroll through Gobabeb Desert Research Station.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Gobabeb trip planner.

Drive from Sesriem to Gobabeb in 4 hours. March in Gobabeb sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. You'll set off for Swakopmund on the 2nd (Thu).

Things to do in Gobabeb

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 2:
Highlights from your plan
Gobabeb Desert Research Station ©
Gobabeb Desert Research Station

6
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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.
Visiting Safaris and Nature & Wildlife Tours will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Walvis Bay (Kayaking & Canoeing, Off-Road Tours, &more). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Long Beach Leisure Park, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, cast your line with a fishing tour, and examine the collection at Swakopmund Museum.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Swakopmund driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Gobabeb to Swakopmund takes 2 hours. In April, daytime highs in Swakopmund are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Damaraland.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 2 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Safaris
Kayaking & Canoeing

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Damaraland, Namibia

Damaraland ©
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Brandberg Mountain, appreciate the history behind Twyfelfontein, and then examine the collection at Damara Living Museum. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Spitzkoppe.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Damaraland day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Swakopmund to Damaraland takes 6.5 hours. Traveling from Swakopmund in April, Damaraland is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Windhoek.

Things to do in Damaraland

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Apr 8 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Spitzkoppe ©
Spitzkoppe
Brandberg Mountain ©
Brandberg Mountain
Twyfelfontein ©
Twyfelfontein

6
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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.
Take a break from the city and head to NamibRand Nature Reserve and Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Christuskirche, stop by Herrle & Herma Jewellers, get engrossed in the history at Cuno Hoffmeister Memorial Observatory, and hunt for treasures at Namibia Craft Centre.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Windhoek trip maker.

Getting from Damaraland to Windhoek by car takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Damaraland in April, plan for slightly colder nights in Windhoek, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Gaborone.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 10 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
NamibRand Nature Reserve ©
NamibRand Nature Reserve
Safaris
Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis ©
Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis

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Gaborone, Botswana

Gaborone ©
Planned as the capital after Botswana gained independence in the 1960s, Gaborone quickly transformed into a bustling city and the country's commercial center.
Visiting Khwai Concession and Kgale Hill will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Gaborone (Krishna Balaram Palace), delve into the lush surroundings at Khutse Game Reserve, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mokolodi Nature Reserve, and browse the different shops at Airport Junction.

Find out how to plan Gaborone trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by flight from Windhoek to Gaborone takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Windhoek to Gaborone due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Windhoek in April, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Gaborone: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Ngamiland East.

Things to do in Gaborone

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 16 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Mokolodi Nature Reserve ©
Mokolodi Nature Reserve
Kgale Hill ©
Kgale Hill
Bluetree World of Golf ©
Bluetree World of Golf

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust and Okavango River. Step out of Ngamiland East with an excursion to Moremi Wildlife Reserve in Moremi Game Reserve--about 1 hour away.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Ngamiland East trip itinerary website.

Fly from Gaborone to Ngamiland East in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Gaborone in April, plan for much hotter days and about the same nights in Ngamiland East: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Chobe National Park.

Things to do in Ngamiland East

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

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

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Chobe National Park, Botswana

Chobe National Park ©
A trip to Chobe National Park awakens the naturalist in every traveler and opens numerous possibilities for adventure.
Escape the urban bustle at CARACAL Biodiversity Center and Serondela Reserve. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Nogatsaa and Tchinga, walk around Seboba Nature and Recreational Park, and don't miss a visit to Boab Prison Tree.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Chobe National Park trip itinerary website.

You can fly from Ngamiland East to Chobe National Park in 5.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Chobe National Park

Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Apr 25 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Nogatsaa and Tchinga ©
Nogatsaa and Tchinga
Savute Reserve ©
Savute Reserve
Serondela Reserve ©
Serondela Reserve

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Victoria Falls, Zambia

Victoria Falls ©
Victoria Falls is a town in the province of Matabeleland North, Zimbabwe. Step out of Victoria Falls with an excursion to Batoka Gorge in Kazungula--about 2h 15 min away. There's more to do: explore and take pictures at Mukuni Village.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Victoria Falls tour planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls. In April in Victoria Falls, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 18°C at night. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 28 — May 2:
Highlights from your plan
Batoka Gorge ©
Batoka Gorge
Mukuni Village ©
Mukuni Village

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