24 days in Africa Itinerary

24 days in Africa Itinerary

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Drive
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Butha-Buthe, Lesotho
— Few hours
Fly
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Swakopmund, Namibia
— 2 nights
Fly
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Windhoek, Namibia
— 3 nights
Fly
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Ngamiland East, Botswana
— 2 nights
Fly to Kasane, Bus to Livingstone
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Livingstone, Zambia
— 4 nights
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 4 nights
Fly
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Harare, Zimbabwe
— 2 nights
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Tofo, Mozambique
— 1 night
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Maputo, Mozambique
— 3 nights
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Mbabane, Eswatini (Swaziland)
— 2 nights
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Butha-Buthe, Lesotho

Butha-Buthe is the capital city or camptown of the Butha-Buthe District in Lesotho. For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Butha-Buthe trip tool.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Butha-Buthe is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Johannesburg in March, plan for slightly colder nights in Butha-Buthe, with lows around 13°C. On the 26th (Fri), you're off to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Butha-Buthe

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 26 — 27:

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): take the plunge with Ground Rush Adventures, examine the collection at Swakopmund Museum, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Desert Explorers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Long Beach Leisure Park and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Swakopmund trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Butha-Buthe to Swakopmund takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Central Africa Time (CAT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Butha-Buthe in March, Swakopmund is a bit warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Windhoek.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 26 — 28:

3
nights
Windhoek, Namibia

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis and NamibRand Nature Reserve. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Christuskirche and Geological Survey Museum. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at National Museum of Namibia, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Naute Kristall Cellar and Destillery, and take an in-depth tour of Cuno Hoffmeister Memorial Observatory.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Windhoek trip itinerary maker site.

Fly from Swakopmund to Windhoek in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or drive. When traveling from Swakopmund in March, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Windhoek: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Ngamiland East.

Things to do in Windhoek

Museums · Childrens Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 28 — 31:

2
nights
Ngamiland East, Botswana

Ngamiland East, a sub-district of Botswana's North-East District, is all about the wildlife and safaris.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Moremi Wildlife Reserve.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Ngamiland East trip planner.

You can fly from Windhoek to Ngamiland East in 9.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Windhoek to Ngamiland East. Traveling from Windhoek in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Ngamiland East, with lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Livingstone.

Things to do in Ngamiland East

Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 2:

4
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Livingstone, Zambia

Tourism in Livingstone, a town nestled on the Zimbabwean border, thrives largely thanks to the nearby Victoria Falls.
Let the collections at Livingstone Museum and Railway Museum capture your imagination. Get some cultural insight at Wayiwayi Art Studio and Gallery and The National Art Gallery, Livingstone. And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Victoria Falls, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, soothe aching muscles at Namakau's Health Spa, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Livingstone Crocodile Park.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Livingstone travel route site.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Ngamiland East to Livingstone takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. Traveling from Ngamiland East in April, you will find days in Livingstone are a bit cooler (27°C), and nights are about the same (21°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Livingstone

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 2 — 6:

4
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

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.
Visiting Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park and Safaris will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, soothe aching muscles at The Haven Relaxation and Beauty Spa, get to know the resident critters at Victoria Falls Snake Park, and browse the exhibits of Prime Art Gallery.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Victoria Falls trip itinerary maker tool.

Victoria Falls is just a stone's throw from Livingstone. While traveling from Livingstone, expect somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Victoria Falls, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Harare.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 6 — 10:

2
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Harare, Zimbabwe

Sunshine City

Regarded as the nation's leading commercial, financial, and communications center, Harare attracts tourists with its modern architecture mixed with British colonial influence and traditional African flair.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): explore the galleries of National Gallery of Zimbabwe, browse the exhibits of The Shona Sculpture Gallery, and then admire the masterpieces at Chapungu Sculpture Park. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax and rejuvenate at Amara's Health Spa.

To see ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Harare trip planner.

You can fly from Victoria Falls to Harare in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Victoria Falls in April, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Harare: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Tofo.

Things to do in Harare

Museums · Spas · Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 10 — 12:

1
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): kick back and relax at Barra Beach, kick back and relax at Praia do Tofo, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Tofo planning site.

You can fly from Harare to Tofo in 9 hours. Another option is to drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Harare in April, with highs in Tofo at 34°C and lows at 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Maputo.

Things to do in Tofo

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 12 — 13:

3
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Maputo, Mozambique

City of Acacias

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.
Get some cultural insight at Paroquia Santo Antonio and Matola Raid Memorial. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museu dos CFM and Fisheries Museum (Museu das Pescas). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mesquita da Baixa, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, take an in-depth tour of National Money Museum, and fulfill a lifelong dream with Mozambique Scuba.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Maputo trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Tofo to Maputo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April in Maputo, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can drive to Mbabane.

Things to do in Maputo

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 13 — 16:

2
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Mbabane, Eswatini (Swaziland)

Although attractions in Mbabane itself remain scarce, this capital of the Kingdom of Swaziland provides a picturesque setting, pleasant weather, and plenty of amenities for tourists exploring the nation's mountains, forests, and valleys.
On the 17th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of National Museum, then try your luck at Happy Valley Casino, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Ngwenya Mine, then contemplate the long history of Mantenga Cultural Village, and then enjoy some diversion at Royal Swazi Spa.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Mbabane planning app.

Drive from Maputo to Mbabane in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of train and car. Traveling from Maputo in April, things will get slightly colder in Mbabane: highs are around 30°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Mbabane

Fun & Games · Casinos · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 16 — 18:

Lesotho travel guide

4
Ski Areas · Dams · Waterfalls
Kingdom in the Sky
Mountainous Lesotho lends itself well to an adventurous holiday itinerary. Entirely located above 1,000 m (3,280 ft) in elevation, the country enjoys a cool climate with around 300 days of sunshine each year. Explorations of the mountains form the backbone of many Lesotho holidays. Remote villages located way up in the highlands, only accessible on foot or by horseback, offer a glimpse into the country's authentic culture with their lively markets, traditional eateries, and musical traditions.

Namibia travel guide

4
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.

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
National Parks · 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.

Mozambique travel guide

4
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.

Eswatini (Swaziland) travel guide

3.4
Gift & Specialty Shops · Historic Sites · National Parks
Landlocked Swaziland remains one of the few absolute monarchies in the world--it's also one of the smallest countries in Africa. Known for its peacefulness and welcoming atmosphere, the country doesn't rush past you (even in the most built-up areas) like some of its neighbors. This laidback atmosphere suits the country, where age-old traditions are practiced in an everyday, rather than a made-for-tourists way. Aside from these singular characteristics, the country matches its better-known neighbors in terms of protected savannah landscapes rich in wildlife, the focal point for tourism in Swaziland.