12 days in Africa Itinerary

12 days in Africa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Africa travel route planner

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Ngamiland East, Botswana
— 1 night
Fly to Kasane, Bus to Livingstone
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Livingstone, Zambia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 4 nights
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Windhoek, Namibia
— 1 night
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Swakopmund, Namibia
— 2 nights
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Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia
— 1 night
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Ngamiland East, Botswana

— 1 night
Ngamiland East, a sub-district of Botswana's North-East District, is all about the wildlife and safaris.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Moremi Wildlife Reserve.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Ngamiland East trip itinerary maker site.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Ngamiland East is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a bus. Traveling from Johannesburg in September, expect Ngamiland East to be a bit warmer, temps between 39°C and 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Livingstone.

Things to do in Ngamiland East

Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Livingstone, Zambia

— 2 nights
Tourism in Livingstone, a town nestled on the Zimbabwean border, thrives largely thanks to the nearby Victoria Falls.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): browse the exhibits of Livingstone Museum and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at The Explorer Club and then take in the dramatic scenery at Victoria Falls.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Livingstone road trip website.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Ngamiland East to Livingstone takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. When traveling from Ngamiland East in September, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Livingstone: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Livingstone

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks

Side Trip

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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

— 4 nights
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.
Spend the 17th (Fri) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, look for gifts at Cultural Vibes Music Shop, meet the residents at Victoria Falls Snake Park, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Victoria Falls road trip planning site.

Victoria Falls is just a short distance from Livingstone. While traveling from Livingstone, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Victoria Falls, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Windhoek.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks
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Windhoek, Namibia

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): browse the exhibits of National Museum of Namibia and then admire the striking features of Christuskirche.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Windhoek day trip app.

Traveling by flight from Victoria Falls to Windhoek takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Victoria Falls to Windhoek, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Victoria Falls in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Windhoek, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Windhoek

Historic Sites · Museums
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Swakopmund, Namibia

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): get interesting insight from Tours and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: snap pictures at Swakopmund Jetty and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Swakopmund route site.

Traveling by flight from Windhoek to Swakopmund takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Windhoek in September, with highs in Swakopmund at 24°C and lows at 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Namib-Naukluft Park.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Adventure

Side Trip

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Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia

— 1 night
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.
For photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Namib-Naukluft Park holiday builder site.

Traveling by car from Swakopmund to Namib-Naukluft Park takes 1.5 hours. In September in Namib-Naukluft Park, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 12°C at night. You will leave for home on the 21st (Tue).

Things to do in Namib-Naukluft Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 21:

Botswana travel guide

3.7
Nature & Parks · Safaris · Nature & Wildlife Tours
Sparsely populated Botswana possesses some of the most unadulterated wilderness and animal-rich areas in Africa. Largely unfenced national parks allow the world's largest population of elephants to roam freely--these protected areas also shelter varied birdlife and many endangered and rare mammal species. Tourism in Botswana largely caters to visitors seeking luxury lodges and exclusive safari experiences, but expeditions into traditional villages are also strongly recommended. The preserved cultures of these agricultural settlements show a link between man and nature formed over centuries, a relationship that many visitors to Botswana come to reconsider in their own lives.

Zambia travel guide

3.9
Geologic Formations · Waterfalls · Nature & Parks
Air Conditioned State
Landlocked Zambia remains best known, a little counter intuitively perhaps, for its bodies of water. Three large rivers run through the country, with most of the big urban areas and smaller settlements sticking close to waterways and the valleys they've cut over millennia. Holidays in Zambia are adventurous affairs, with real planning required to get the most out of the country--foreign visitors find the infrastructure lacking and familiar comforts practically nonexistent. Traditional villages remain the most culturally rewarding places to visit in Zambia, while superlative natural features include animal-rich national parks and picturesque waterfalls.

Zimbabwe travel guide

4.3
Waterfalls · Zipline · Bridges
Tourism in Zimbabwe experienced a boost after the country's turbulent recent history seemed to settle down. Waterfalls, "Big Five" national parks, and the Eastern Highlands provide contrasting but complementary images of southern Africa, with the growing tourism infrastructure helping visitors see the best of what the country offers. Though corruption and unemployment remain everyday problems, the vast majority of Zimbabweans are a welcoming bunch, proud of the natural riches and culture of their hopeful country.

Namibia travel guide

4.1
Nature & Parks · Deserts · Landmarks
Land of the Brave
Since gaining independence from South Africa in 1990, Namibia has sought to rival its neighbor in terms of tourist appeal. While it hasn't yet gotten up to the numbers of South Africa, Namibia tourism sector has plenty to work with. The desert and mountainous areas represent a real source of appeal, with species of classic African game animals, such as desert lions, zebras, and elephants real highlights of safaris through the national parks. Namibians are rightly proud of their country, and the myriad traditional villages, colonial German towns, and lively urban centers all deserve your attention.