13 days in Africa Itinerary

13 days in Africa Itinerary

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13 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Durban, South Africa
1
Durban, South Africa
— 1 day
Fly:  2​h
2
Maputo, Mozambique
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
3
Accra, Ghana
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
4
Livingstone, Zambia
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
5
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Durban, South Africa

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Durban, South Africa

Durban
Sunny weather and golden beaches await you on a vacation in Durban, a busy port city on the Indian Ocean known for its outdoorsy atmosphere.
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If you are flying in from South Africa, the closest major airport is King Shaka International Airport. In December, daytime highs in Durban are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. On the 21st (Sat), you're off toMaputo.

Things to do in Durban

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 22:

4
nights
Maputo, Mozambique

Walking the broad, leafy avenues of Maputo, Mozambique's capital and bustling harbor city, you can discover numerous architectural gems and come to appreciate the area's Portuguese-influenced culture.
Maputo is known for shopping, museums, historic sites, nature, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Maputo Central Train Station, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroquia Santo Antonio, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and head off the coast to Inhaca Island.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Maputo road trip planning site .

You can fly from Durban to Maputo in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. On the 25th (Wed), you're off toAccra.

Things to do in Maputo

Tours Nature Parks
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 25:
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Walking tours
Maputo Central Train Station ©
Maputo Central Train Station
Inhaca Island ©
Inhaca Island

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nights
Accra, Ghana

Accra ©
On a tour of Accra, you can experience the vivacious and dynamic atmosphere of Ghana's sprawling capital city, a commercial and tourist hub of the region.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Aburi Botanical Gardens, then take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Ghana, then enjoy the sand and surf at Labadi Pleasure Beach, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Artists Alliance Gallery. Keep things going the next day: try to win big at Millionaires Casino Accra, then appreciate the history behind Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park, and then look for gifts at Global Mamas.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Accra travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Maputo to Accra takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Maputo to Accra. In December, daily temperatures in Accra can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Livingstone.

Things to do in Accra

Fun & Games Museums Casinos
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 27:
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Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park ©
Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park
Labadi Pleasure Beach ©
Labadi Pleasure Beach
Aburi Botanical Gardens ©
Aburi Botanical Gardens

2
nights
Livingstone, Zambia

Tourism in Livingstone, a town nestled on the Zimbabwean border, thrives largely thanks to the nearby Victoria Falls.
On the 28th (Sat), spend a relaxing day on the river with a rafting and tubing tour. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Victoria Falls, see the interesting displays at Railway Museum, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and make a trip to Mukuni Village.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Livingstone tour planner .

Do a combination of flight and car from Accra to Livingstone in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone difference moving from Ghana Mean Time (GMT) to Central African Time (CAT) is 2 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Accra in December, with highs in Livingstone at 28°C and lows at 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can drive to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Livingstone

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Mukuni Village
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:
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River Rafting & Tubing
Victoria Falls ©
Victoria Falls
Livingstone Museum ©
Livingstone Museum

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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.
Victoria Falls is known for nature, adventure, wildlife, zoos & aquariums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, take in the views from Victoria Falls Bridge, take in the exciting artwork at Prime Art Gallery, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Victoria Falls road trip planner.

Victoria Falls is just a short distance from Livingstone. When traveling from Livingstone in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Victoria Falls: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 2:
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Victoria Falls Bridge ©
Victoria Falls Bridge

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