42 days in Namibia, Zambia & Angola Itinerary

42 days in Namibia, Zambia & Angola Itinerary

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1
Swakopmund, Namibia
— 7 nights
2
Etosha National Park, Namibia
— 1 night
3
Luderitz, Namibia
— 2 nights
4
Windhoek, Namibia
— 7 nights
5
Lubango, Angola
— 1 night
6
Luanda, Angola
— 4 nights
7
Kalandula, Angola
— 1 night
8
Kafue National Park, Zambia
— 1 night
9
Lusaka, Zambia
— 6 nights
10
Siavonga, Zambia
— 1 night
11
Livingstone, Zambia
— 6 nights

7
nights
Swakopmund, Namibia

Swakopmund ©
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Dune 7. Explore hidden gems such as German Evangelical Lutheran Church and Snake Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Spitzkoppe (in Damaraland), Gobabeb Desert Research Station (in Gobabeb) and Kayaking & Canoeing (in Walvis Bay). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Moon Landscape, enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach Leisure Park, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and look for gifts at Kristall Galerie.

To see ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Swakopmund day trip app.

New York City, USA to Swakopmund is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Swakopmund is 6 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from New York City in June; daily highs in Swakopmund reach 73°F and lows reach 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Etosha National Park.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Walvis Bay, Spitzkoppe, Moon Landscape, Gobabeb Desert Research Station
Find places to stay Jun 16 — 23:
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Dune 7 ©
Dune 7
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Long Beach Leisure Park ©
Long Beach Leisure Park

1
night
Etosha National Park, Namibia

Etosha National Park ©
For nature lovers, a trip to Etosha National Park seems like a dream: the vast salt desert houses hundreds of animal species, which roam the arid lands and gather near the many waterholes.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): stroll through Etosha and then make a trip to Okaukuejo waterhole.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Etosha National Park holiday maker.

Getting from Swakopmund to Etosha National Park by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or take a shuttle. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Luderitz.

Things to do in Etosha National Park

Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 23 — 24:
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Etosha ©
Etosha

2
nights
Luderitz, Namibia

Luderitz ©
Lüderitz tourism centers around its well-preserved colonial Art Nouveau architecture and diverse wildlife.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Felsenkirche and Agate Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kolmanskop Ghost Town and The Goerke House. There's more to do: enjoy the sea views from Diaz Point.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Luderitz trip planner.

You can fly from Etosha National Park to Luderitz in 9.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Luderitz are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. On the 27th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Windhoek.

Things to do in Luderitz

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jun 24 — 27:
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Felsenkirche ©
Felsenkirche
Kolmanskop Ghost Town ©
Kolmanskop Ghost Town
Agate Beach ©
Agate Beach

7
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Safaris and National Museum of Namibia. Do some cultural sightseeing at Christuskirche and Cuno Hoffmeister Memorial Observatory. Change things up with these side-trips from Windhoek: Deadvlei (in Sossusvlei) and Gross Barmen Hot Springs (in Gross Barmen). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at NamibRand Nature Reserve, view the masterpieces at Pure & Simple Art Gallery, admire the natural beauty at Parliament Gardens, and get the lay of the land with Nande Explorer Cultural Township Tours.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Windhoek tour itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Luderitz to Windhoek in 4.5 hours. Another option is to drive. When traveling from Luderitz in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Windhoek, with highs around 74°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Lubango.

Things to do in Windhoek

Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Deadvlei, Gross Barmen Hot Springs
Find places to stay Jun 27 — Jul 4:
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Safaris
NamibRand Nature Reserve ©
NamibRand Nature Reserve
Deadvlei ©
Deadvlei

1
night
Lubango, Angola

Lubango ©
Lubango is the capital city of the Angolan province of Huíla. On the 5th (Sun), get outside with Serra da Leba, admire the striking features of Christ the King Statue, and then explore the striking landscape at Tundavala.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Lubango online trip maker.

You can fly from Windhoek to Lubango in 5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Luanda.

Things to do in Lubango

Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 4 — 5:
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Serra da Leba ©
Serra da Leba
Tundavala ©
Tundavala
Christ the King Statue ©
Christ the King Statue

4
nights
Luanda, Angola

Luanda ©
After decades of conflict, Luanda experienced a massive economic boom at the beginning of the 21st century, making it one of the most developed cities in Africa and a magnet for tourists.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fortaleza de Sao Miguel and National Anthropology Museum (Museu Nacional de Antropologia). You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cabo Ledo and Sangano Beach. Step out of Luanda to go to Muxima and see Fortress of Muxima, which is approximately 1h 55 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the landscape on two wheels at Avenida 4 de Fevereiro, have some family-friendly fun at Kandengole, head outdoors with Octopus, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Ship's Cemetery (Graveyard).

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Luanda trip planner.

Fly from Lubango to Luanda in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in July, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kalandula.

Things to do in Luanda

Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Fortress of Muxima
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 9:
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Cabo Ledo ©
Cabo Ledo
Fortaleza de Sao Miguel ©
Fortaleza de Sao Miguel
Sangano Beach ©
Sangano Beach

1
night
Kalandula, Angola

Kalandula ©
On the 10th (Fri), take in the dramatic scenery at Kalandula Falls.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kalandula trip planning website.

Drive from Luanda to Kalandula in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kafue National Park.

Things to do in Kalandula

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 10:
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Kalandula Falls ©
Kalandula Falls

1
night
Kafue National Park, Zambia

Kafue National Park ©
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kafue National Park.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kafue National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Kalandula to Kafue National Park in 29 hours. The time zone difference moving from West Africa Standard Time (WAT) to Central Africa Time (CAT) is 1 hour. On the 12th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Lusaka.

Things to do in Kafue National Park

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 12:
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Kafue National Park ©
Kafue National Park

6
nights
Lusaka, Zambia

Lusaka ©
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Lower Zambezi National Park and Lusaka National Park. Visiting The Lilayi Elephant Nursery and Southern Africa Freedom Trail will get you outdoors. Spend the 19th (Sun) in the pleasant surroundings of Chaminuka Game Reserve. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Zambia National Museum, stop by Manda Hill, view the masterpieces at The Henry Tayali Gallery, and get a taste of the local shopping with 37D Gallery.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Lusaka tour planner.

You can drive from Kafue National Park to Lusaka in 11.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Siavonga.

Things to do in Lusaka

Parks · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 19:
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Lower Zambezi National Park ©
Lower Zambezi National Park
The Lilayi Elephant Nursery ©
The Lilayi Elephant Nursery
Lusaka National Park ©
Lusaka National Park

1
night
Siavonga, Zambia

Siavonga ©
Siavonga is a town in the Southern Province of Zambia, lying on the north shore of Lake Kariba. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): admire the engineering at Kariba Dam.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Siavonga driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Lusaka to Siavonga takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, daily temperatures in Siavonga can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Livingstone.

Things to do in Siavonga

Parks
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 20:
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Kariba Dam ©
Kariba Dam

6
nights
Livingstone, Zambia

Livingstone ©
Tourism in Livingstone, a town nestled on the Zimbabwean border, thrives largely thanks to the nearby Victoria Falls.
Get a sense of the local culture at Livingstone Museum and Railway Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Victoria Falls and River Rafting & Tubing. There's still lots to do: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, admire all the interesting features of Mukuni Village, and take in the exciting artwork at The National Art Gallery, Livingstone.

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

Do a combination of car and flight from Siavonga to Livingstone in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Siavonga in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Livingstone: temperatures range from 71°F by day to 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Livingstone

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Side Trip

Mukuni Village
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 26:
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Victoria Falls ©
Victoria Falls
Safaris
Kayaking & Canoeing

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