15 days in Africa Itinerary

15 days in Africa Itinerary

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Johannesburg, South Africa
— 4 nights
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Pretoria, South Africa
— 3 nights
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Gaborone, Botswana
— 1 night
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Windhoek, Namibia
— 1 night
Fly to Victoria Falls, Drive to Livingstone
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Livingstone, Zambia
— 3 nights
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Lusaka, Zambia
— 1 night
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Johannesburg, South Africa

— 4 nights

City of Light

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.
Spend the 5th (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, get in on the family fun at Gold Reef City, make a trip to Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, and test your problem-solving skills at HintHunt.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Johannesburg trip planner.

Nairobi, Kenya to Johannesburg is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Nairobi to Johannesburg due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Nairobi, expect a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Johannesburg, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Pretoria.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Fun & Games · Theme Parks · Casinos · Outdoors

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Pretoria, South Africa

— 3 nights
A hub of research and education, Pretoria remains a quiet city filled with significant historic buildings and fascinating museums.
Change things up with these side-trips from Pretoria: Walking tours (in Kruger National Park) and Lion and Safari Park (in Broederstroom). The adventure continues: pause for some photo ops at Voortrekker Monument, admire the natural beauty at Pretoria National Botanical Garden, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rietvlei Nature Reserve, and steep yourself in history at Union Buildings.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Pretoria driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Johannesburg to Pretoria in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Johannesburg in November, plan for little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in Pretoria: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Gaborone.

Things to do in Pretoria

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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Gaborone, Botswana

— 1 night
Planned as the capital after Botswana gained independence in the 1960s, Gaborone quickly transformed into a bustling city and the country's commercial center.
To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Gaborone tour itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from Pretoria to Gaborone takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Pretoria in November: high temperatures in Gaborone hover around 32°C and lows are around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Windhoek.

Things to do in Gaborone

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): examine the collection at National Museum of Namibia, take in the spiritual surroundings of Christuskirche, and then stroll through NamibRand Nature Reserve.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Windhoek trip itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Gaborone to Windhoek in 5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Africa Time to Central Africa Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Gaborone in November, plan for somewhat warmer days in Windhoek, with highs around 38°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Livingstone.

Things to do in Windhoek

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife
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Livingstone, Zambia

— 3 nights
Tourism in Livingstone, a town nestled on the Zimbabwean border, thrives largely thanks to the nearby Victoria Falls.
Make the 15th (Sun) an unforgettable day with Safpar Rafting Company. Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Victoria Falls, identify plant and animal life at The Explorer Club, examine the collection at Railway Museum, and soothe aching muscles at Namakau's Health Spa.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Livingstone trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Windhoek to Livingstone takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, car, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Windhoek to Livingstone, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Windhoek in November, you will find days in Livingstone are slightly colder (32°C), and nights are a bit warmer (24°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Lusaka.

Things to do in Livingstone

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Museums

Side Trip

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Lusaka, Zambia

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): stroll through Chaminuka Game Reserve. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of The Holy Cross Lusaka and then get outside with The Lilayi Elephant Nursery.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Lusaka travel planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Livingstone to Lusaka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lusaka

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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