54 days in Africa Itinerary

54 days in Africa Itinerary

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1
Windhoek, Namibia
— 4 nights
2
Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia
— 4 nights
3
Walvis Bay, Namibia
— 4 nights
4
Waterberg Plateau Park, Namibia
— 1 night
5
Okahandja, Namibia
— 2 nights
6
Kongola, Namibia
— 2 nights
7
Ngamiland East, Botswana
— 3 nights
8
Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 3 nights
9
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 4 nights
10
Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
— 3 nights
11
Harare, Zimbabwe
— 4 nights
12
Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique
— 6 nights
13
Bazaruto Archipelago, Mozambique
— 2 nights
14
Vilanculos, Mozambique
— 3 nights
15
Tofo, Mozambique
— 2 nights
16
Maputo, Mozambique
— 4 nights

4
nights
Windhoek, Namibia

Windhoek ©
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes NamibRand Nature Reserve. Escape the urban bustle at Gross Barmen Hot Springs and Avis Dam Nature Reserve. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis and Archer's Land. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Owela Museum, walk around Zoo Park, make a trip to Gibeon Meteorites, and take in nature's colorful creations at National Botanic Garden of Namibia.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Windhoek road trip planning site.

Hamburg, Germany to Windhoek is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from Hamburg in January, things will get much warmer in Windhoek: highs are around 38°C and lows about 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Namib-Naukluft Park.

Things to do in Windhoek

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Gross Barmen Hot Springs
Find places to stay Jan 23 — 27:
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Avis Dam Nature Reserve ©
Avis Dam Nature Reserve
NamibRand Nature Reserve ©
NamibRand Nature Reserve
Owela Museum ©
Owela Museum

4
nights
Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia

Namib-Naukluft Park ©
One of the world's largest nature and game reserves, the vast Namib-Naukluft Park boasts sweeping desert and mountain landscapes, a diverse range of animal life, and the surreal Sossusvlei, a scenic saltpan sprinkled with towering red sand dunes and petrified acacia trees.
Sossusvlei has been added to your itinerary. Take a break from the city and head to Kuiseb Pass and Kuiseb River. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Gobabeb Desert Research Station and Spreetshoogte Pass.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Namib-Naukluft Park trip planner.

Getting from Windhoek to Namib-Naukluft Park by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train. Traveling from Windhoek in January, expect nights in Namib-Naukluft Park to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Walvis Bay.

Things to do in Namib-Naukluft Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Kuiseb Pass, Gobabeb Desert Research Station
Find places to stay Jan 27 — 31:
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Gobabeb Desert Research Station ©
Gobabeb Desert Research Station
Spreetshoogte Pass ©
Spreetshoogte Pass
Kuiseb Pass ©
Kuiseb Pass

4
nights
Walvis Bay, Namibia

A pleasant port city, Walvis Bay offers tourists a variety of urban entertainment options that complement its many natural attractions.
Get in touch with nature at Dune 7 and Kayaking & Canoeing. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Long Beach Leisure Park. There's more to do: take in the waterfront at Walvis Bay Waterfront.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Walvis Bay online route planner.

Traveling by car from Namib-Naukluft Park to Walvis Bay takes an hour. In January in Walvis Bay, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 19°C at night. On the 4th (Tue), you're off to Waterberg Plateau Park.

Things to do in Walvis Bay

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 4:
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Long Beach Leisure Park ©
Long Beach Leisure Park
Dune 7 ©
Dune 7

1
night
Waterberg Plateau Park, Namibia

Waterberg Plateau Park ©
Your day by day itinerary now includes Hoba Meteorite as well as Cheetah Conservation Fund. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah Conservation Fund, then stroll through Okonjima Game Reserve, and then make a trip to Hoba Meteorite.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Waterberg Plateau Park online tour planner.

You can drive from Walvis Bay to Waterberg Plateau Park in 7 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Walvis Bay in February, expect nights in Waterberg Plateau Park to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 37°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Okahandja.

Things to do in Waterberg Plateau Park

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Hoba Meteorite, Cheetah Conservation Fund
Find places to stay Feb 4 — 5:
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Okonjima Game Reserve ©
Okonjima Game Reserve
Cheetah Conservation Fund ©
Cheetah Conservation Fund
Hoba Meteorite ©
Hoba Meteorite

2
nights
Okahandja, Namibia

Okahandja ©
Okahandja is a city of 24,100 inhabitants in Otjozondjupa Region, central Namibia, and the district capital of the Okahandja electoral constituency. On the 5th (Wed), browse the eclectic array of goods at Okahandja Mbangura Woodcarvers Craft Market.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Okahandja sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Waterberg Plateau Park to Okahandja takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in February, and nighttime lows around 20°C. You'll set off for Kongola on the 7th (Fri).

Things to do in Okahandja

Shopping
Find places to stay Feb 4 — 7:
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Okahandja Mbangura Woodcarvers Craft Market ©

2
nights
Kongola, Namibia

Kongola ©
Kongola is a village and the district capital of the Kongola Constituency in Namibia's Caprivi Strip. Mafwe Living Museum has been added to your itinerary. There's more to do: look for gifts at Mashi Crafts.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kongola itinerary planner.

Do a combination of train and flight from Okahandja to Kongola in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Okahandja in February, Kongola is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 24°C. You'll set off for Ngamiland East on the 9th (Sun).

Things to do in Kongola

Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Feb 7 — 9:
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Mafwe Living Museum ©
Mafwe Living Museum
Mashi Crafts ©
Mashi Crafts

3
nights
Ngamiland East, Botswana

Ngamiland East ©
Ngamiland East, a sub-district of Botswana's North-East District, is all about the wildlife and safaris.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Okavango River and Gcwihaba Caves. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ngami and stop by Motsana Maun.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Ngamiland East trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kongola to Ngamiland East. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kongola to Ngamiland East. In February, daytime highs in Ngamiland East are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can fly to Chobe National Park.

Things to do in Ngamiland East

Parks · Nature · Shopping
Find places to stay Feb 9 — 12:
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Gcwihaba Caves ©
Gcwihaba Caves
Okavango River ©
Okavango River
Lake Ngami ©
Lake Ngami

3
nights
Chobe National Park, Botswana

Chobe National Park ©
A trip to Chobe National Park awakens the naturalist in every traveler and opens numerous possibilities for adventure.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to CARACAL Biodiversity Center and Boab Prison Tree. Step out of the city life by going to Savute Reserve and Serondela Reserve. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Nogatsaa and Tchinga.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Chobe National Park trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Ngamiland East to Chobe National Park takes 5.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Chobe National Park

Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 12 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Nogatsaa and Tchinga ©
Nogatsaa and Tchinga
Savute Reserve ©
Savute Reserve
Serondela Reserve ©
Serondela Reserve

4
nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Prime Art Gallery. Get outdoors at Kayaking & Canoeing and Zipline. There's still lots to do: get to know the resident critters at Victoria Falls Snake Park, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, wander the wide-open spaces of Crocodile Park Victoria Falls, and snap pictures at Victoria Falls Bridge.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Victoria Falls journey planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls. In February in Victoria Falls, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 22°C at night. On the 19th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Bulawayo.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure
Find places to stay Feb 15 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Kayaking & Canoeing
Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park ©

3
nights
Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

Bulawayo ©
A vacation in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe's second-largest city, offers a pleasant base for wider explorations of some of the country's national parks and game reserves.
Get a sense of the local culture at Matobo Hills and Old Bulawayo. Escape the urban bustle at Tshabalala Game Sanctuary and Chipangali Wildlife Orphanage and Research Centre. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Bulawayo Railway Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at St Marys Cathedral, and stroll around The Hillside Dams Conservancy.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Bulawayo journey builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Victoria Falls to Bulawayo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February in Bulawayo, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Harare.

Things to do in Bulawayo

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Matobo Hills
Find places to stay Feb 19 — 22:
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Matobo Hills ©
Matobo Hills
Bulawayo Railway Museum ©
Bulawayo Railway Museum

4
nights
Harare, Zimbabwe

Harare ©
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.
Anglican Cathedral and Catholic Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Visiting Gosho Park and Haka Game Park will get you outdoors. Spend the 23rd (Sun) exploring nature at Umfurudzi Park. There's lots more to do: stroll through Twala Trust Animal Sanctuary, stop by Simpli Simbi, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ngomakurira Mountain, and take in the exciting artwork at The Shona Sculpture Gallery.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Harare road trip website.

Traveling by flight from Bulawayo to Harare takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in February, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Gorongosa National Park.

Things to do in Harare

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Gosho Park
Find places to stay Feb 22 — 26:
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Umfurudzi Park ©
Umfurudzi Park
Gosho Park ©
Gosho Park
Twala Trust Animal Sanctuary ©
Twala Trust Animal Sanctuary

6
nights
Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique

Gorongosa National Park ©
Spend the 27th (Thu) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Da Gorongosa.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Gorongosa National Park trip itinerary maker app.

Explore your travel options from Harare to Gorongosa National Park with the Route module. On the 4th (Wed), you're off to Bazaruto Archipelago.

Things to do in Gorongosa National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Feb 26 — Mar 4:
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Da Gorongosa ©
Parque Nacional Da Gorongosa

2
nights
Bazaruto Archipelago, Mozambique

Bazaruto Archipelago ©
Bazaruto Archipelago comprises six islands formed by sand deposits from the Save River.
On the 5th (Thu), explore the gorgeous colors at Two Mile Reef.

Find out how to plan Bazaruto Archipelago trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Gorongosa National Park to Bazaruto Archipelago in 12 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in March, and nighttime lows around 26°C. On the 6th (Fri), you'll travel to Vilanculos.

Things to do in Bazaruto Archipelago

Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 4 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Two Mile Reef ©
Two Mile Reef

3
nights
Vilanculos, Mozambique

Tourism in Vilanculos, a small town on the coast of Mozambique, owes much to its convenient location as a base for exploring the Bazaruto Archipelago, a national park.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Machilla Magic and Manyikeni. Get in touch with nature at Kayaking & Canoeing and Scuba & Snorkeling. Step out of Vilanculos with an excursion to Inhassoro Beach in Inhassoro--about 1h 20 min away. There's more to do: cast your line with a fishing tour.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Vilanculos attractions planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Bazaruto Archipelago to Vilanculos. In March, daily temperatures in Vilanculos can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Tofo.

Things to do in Vilanculos

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Inhassoro Beach
Find places to stay Mar 6 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling
Kayaking & Canoeing

2
nights
Tofo, Mozambique

Tofo ©
Historically a fishing village governed by Portuguese colonists, Tofo has become a top destination for adventurers, divers, and marine life lovers.
On the 10th (Tue), kick back and relax at Barra Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral da Nossa Senhora da Conceicao, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Tofo and then stroll through Marine Megafauna Foundation.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Tofo trip planner.

Fly from Vilanculos to Tofo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in March, and nighttime lows around 26°C. On the 11th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Maputo.

Things to do in Tofo

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Barra Beach
Find places to stay Mar 9 — 11:
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Barra Beach ©
Barra Beach
Praia do Tofo ©
Praia do Tofo
Catedral da Nossa Senhora da Conceicao ©
Catedral da Nossa Senhora da Conceicao

4
nights
Maputo, Mozambique

Maputo ©
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Paroquia Santo Antonio and Mesquita da Baixa. Popular historic sites such as Matola Raid Memorial and Praca Independence Praça da Independência are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: get a new perspective on nature at Museu De Historia Natural de Maputo, head off the coast to Xefina Pequena, examine the collection at Museu dos CFM, and stroll the grounds of Cemetery St. Francis Xavier.

Find out how to plan Maputo trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by flight from Tofo to Maputo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, daily temperatures in Maputo can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Maputo

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Matola Raid Memorial
Find places to stay Mar 11 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Praia da Costa do Sol ©
Praia da Costa do Sol
Paroquia Santo Antonio ©
Paroquia Santo Antonio

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