23 days in Africa Itinerary

23 days in Africa Itinerary

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Fly
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Likoma Island, Malawi
— 1 night
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Drive to Lichinga, Fly to Nampula, Drive to Mozambique Island
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Mozambique Island, Mozambique
— 2 nights
Drive to Nampula, Fly to Inhambane
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Tofo, Mozambique
— 2 nights
Fly
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Bazaruto Archipelago, Mozambique
— 2 nights
Drive
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Inhassoro, Mozambique
— 2 nights
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Drive to Vilankulo Airport, Fly to Maun Airport, Drive to Okavango Delta
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Okavango Delta, Botswana
— 3 nights
Fly to Kasane, Bus to Livingstone
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Livingstone, Zambia
— 3 nights
Drive
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Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 1 night
Drive
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Nxai Pan National Park, Botswana
— 1 night
Drive to Maun, Fly to Gaborone
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Gaborone, Botswana
— 3 nights
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Likoma Island, Malawi

Located on the Mozambican side of Lake Malawi, Likoma Island holds plenty of allure with giant baobabs and sweeping views of the wild coast.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Cathedral.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Likoma Island trip planner.

Harare, Zimbabwe to Likoma Island is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. On the 27th (Fri), you're off to Mozambique Island.

Things to do in Likoma Island

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 26 — 27:
Highlights from your trip

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Mozambique Island, Mozambique

Once a capital of Portuguese East Africa, the World Heritage-listed Island of Mozambique today ranks among Mozambique's fastest-growing tourist destinations.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): stroll through Sao Sebastiao Peninsula, then steep yourself in history at Fortaleza de Sao Sebastiao, and then examine the collection at Governor's Palace Museum.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Mozambique Island trip maker.

Getting from Likoma Island to Mozambique Island by combination of car and flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: drive. In November, daily temperatures in Mozambique Island can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. On the 29th (Sun), you're off to Tofo.

Things to do in Mozambique Island

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 27 — 29:

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Tofo, Mozambique

Historically a fishing village governed by Portuguese colonists, Tofo has become a top destination for adventurers, divers, and marine life lovers.
On the 30th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral da Nossa Senhora da Conceicao, then kick back and relax at Praia do Tofo, and then kick back and relax at Barra Beach. On the 1st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Marine Megafauna Foundation and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Tofo trip builder site.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Mozambique Island to Tofo in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In November, Tofo is a bit cooler than Mozambique Island - with highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Bazaruto Archipelago.

Things to do in Tofo

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 29 — Dec 1:

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Bazaruto Archipelago, Mozambique

The Pearl of the Indian Ocean

Bazaruto Archipelago comprises six islands formed by sand deposits from the Save River.
On the 2nd (Wed), explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional de Bazaruto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the gorgeous colors at Two Mile Reef.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Bazaruto Archipelago road trip tool.

Getting from Tofo to Bazaruto Archipelago by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Inhassoro.

Things to do in Bazaruto Archipelago

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 3:

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Inhassoro, Mozambique

Inhassoro is a small fishing port in Inhassoro District of Inhambane Province in Mozambique. On the 4th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Inhassoro Beach.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Inhassoro trip itinerary site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Bazaruto Archipelago to Inhassoro. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. On the 5th (Sat), you'll travel to Okavango Delta.

Things to do in Inhassoro

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
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Okavango Delta, Botswana

Listed as a World Heritage Site, Okavango Delta represents a sanctuary for a rich and diverse animal and plant life, which continues to attract swarms of tourists, adventurers, and nature lovers.
Spend the 6th (Sun) in the pleasant surroundings of NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust. Spend the 7th (Mon) in the pleasant surroundings of Moremi Wildlife Reserve. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Khwai Concession.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Okavango Delta tour itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Inhassoro to Okavango Delta. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Inhassoro in December: highs in Okavango Delta hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Livingstone.

Things to do in Okavango Delta

Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 5 — 8:

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Livingstone, Zambia

Tourism in Livingstone, a town nestled on the Zimbabwean border, thrives largely thanks to the nearby Victoria Falls.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wayiwayi Art Studio and Gallery and Railway Museum. Get some cultural insight at Livingstone Museum and The National Art Gallery, Livingstone. There's lots more to do: take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Livingstone Crocodile Park, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and admire all the interesting features of Mukuni Village.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Livingstone trip planning tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Okavango Delta to Livingstone takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. When traveling from Okavango Delta in December, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Livingstone: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Chobe National Park.

Things to do in Livingstone

Museums · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 8 — 11:

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Chobe National Park, Botswana

A trip to Chobe National Park awakens the naturalist in every traveler and opens numerous possibilities for adventure.
On the 12th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Serondela Reserve and then stroll through Nogatsaa and Tchinga. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sun): stroll through Savute Reserve.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Chobe National Park planner.

Explore your travel options from Livingstone to Chobe National Park with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Nxai Pan National Park.

Things to do in Chobe National Park

Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 11 — 13:

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Nxai Pan National Park, Botswana

Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Baines Baobabs.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Nxai Pan National Park day trip site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Chobe National Park to Nxai Pan National Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Gaborone.

Things to do in Nxai Pan National Park

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 13 — 14:
Highlights from your trip

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Gaborone, Botswana

Planned as the capital after Botswana gained independence in the 1960s, Gaborone quickly transformed into a bustling city and the country's commercial center.
On the 15th (Tue), stroll through Mokolodi Nature Reserve and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers. On your second day here, ponder the world of politics at National Assembly Building, examine the collection at National Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Christ the King Cathedral, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Balaji Temple.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Gaborone trip maker website.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Nxai Pan National Park to Gaborone in 6.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 44°C in December, and nighttime lows around 44°C. On the 17th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gaborone

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 17:

Malawi travel guide

4.2
Mountains · Nature & Parks · Churches
Warm Heart of Africa
To find out how Malawi earned its nickname the "Warm Heart of Africa," just head to one of the country's little villages and ask for a place to stay. The reintroduction of lions in 2012 gave a much-needed boost to Malawi tourism sector, with safaris across the diverse natural landscape increasingly more popular and varied. The Great Rift topography gives the country some of its main scenic features, including one of the continent's largest lakes, a focus of many adventurous Malawi holidays.

Mozambique travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Architectural Buildings · Flea Markets
Still relatively unvisited by international tourists, Mozambique boasts plenty of natural and cultural charms that could easy make it into a major vacation destination. The beaches of the south come in all shapes and sizes, while the less-visited north offers island archipelagos and untouched coral reefs. The colonial architecture of the main urban areas complements the colorful African heritage that still holds sway here, with the region's art, cuisine, and music ensuring each trip to Mozambique allows the visitor to appreciate the country's distinct culture and vast landscape.

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.