60 days in Africa Itinerary

60 days in Africa Itinerary

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Livingstone, Zambia
— 5 nights
Bus to Kazungula, Fly to Ngamiland East
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Ngamiland East, Botswana
— 3 nights
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Cape Town, South Africa
— 16 nights
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Swakopmund, Namibia
— 6 nights
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Johannesburg, South Africa
— 8 nights
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Tofo, Mozambique
— 4 nights
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Liwonde National Park, Malawi
— 2 nights
Drive to Chileka International Airport, Fly to Kigali
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Kigali, Rwanda
— 7 nights
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Kampala, Uganda
— 8 nights
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Livingstone, Zambia — 5 nights

Tourism in Livingstone, a town nestled on the Zimbabwean border, thrives largely thanks to the nearby Victoria Falls.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Livingstone Museum and Railway Museum. Let the collections at Wayiwayi Art Studio and Gallery and The National Art Gallery, Livingstone capture your imagination. The adventure continues: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, stroll through Livingstone Crocodile Park, explore and take pictures at Mukuni Village, and take in the dramatic scenery at Victoria Falls.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Livingstone route builder.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Livingstone is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Livingstone is 1 hour. In February, Livingstone is much hotter than Amsterdam - with highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ngamiland East.
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Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Museums
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Ngamiland East, Botswana — 3 nights

Ngamiland East, a sub-district of Botswana's North-East District, is all about the wildlife and safaris.
Visiting NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust and Bush Calls Safaris will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Moremi Wildlife Reserve and Motsana Maun.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Ngamiland East attractions planner.

Getting from Livingstone to Ngamiland East by combination of bus and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car, train, and bus. While traveling from Livingstone, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Ngamiland East, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to fly to Cape Town.
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Cape Town, South Africa — 16 nights

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Visiting Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and Stony Point Penguin Colony will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Groot Constantia and Franschhoek Motor Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cape Town: Franschhoek (Eikehof, La Motte Wine Estate, &more), Fairview Wine and Cheese (in Suider Paarl) and Stellenbosch (The Stellenbosch Village Museum, Stellenbosch University Botanical Garden, &more). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Platteklip Gorge, stroll through Bloubergstrand Beach, learn about winemaking at Beau Constantia, and get great views at Cape Point.

To see ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Cape Town road trip website.

You can fly from Ngamiland East to Cape Town in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Ngamiland East in February, expect Cape Town to be a bit cooler, temps between 32°C and 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Swakopmund.
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Swakopmund, Namibia — 6 nights

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.
Get in touch with nature at Safaris and Spitzkoppe. Get some cultural insight at Swakopmund Museum and Zeila Shipwreck. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Swakopmund: Walvis Bay (Kayaking & Canoeing, Flamingo lagoon, &more). There's lots more to do: get interesting insight from Tours, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dune 7, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and stop by Die Muschel.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Swakopmund day trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Cape Town to Swakopmund takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time to Central Africa Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Cape Town in February, expect nights in Swakopmund to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are little chillier, around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can fly to Johannesburg.
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Johannesburg, South Africa — 8 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Safaris and Lesedi Cultural Village. Take a break from the city and head to Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre and Regent Safaris. Change things up with these side-trips from Johannesburg: Zipline (in Rustenburg), Lion and Safari Park (in Broederstroom) and 7th Heaven Scuba (in Krugersdorp). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, stroll through Elephant Sanctuary Hartbeesport Dam, stop by Maboneng Precinct, and see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Johannesburg day trip app.

Getting from Swakopmund to Johannesburg by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train, shuttle, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Swakopmund to Johannesburg is 1 hour. In March, daily temperatures in Johannesburg can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Tofo.
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Tofo, Mozambique — 4 nights

Historically a fishing village governed by Portuguese colonists, Tofo has become a top destination for adventurers, divers, and marine life lovers.
Take a break from the city and head to Praia do Tofo and Marine Megafauna Foundation. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Barra Beach and Massagem Tropical. There's more to do: get interesting insight from Tours.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Tofo trip itinerary website.

You can fly from Johannesburg to Tofo in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Johannesburg in March: high temperatures in Tofo hover around 37°C and lows are around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Liwonde National Park.
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Find places to stay Mar 13 — 17:

Liwonde National Park, Malawi — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): get outside with Shire Eco Safari Camp.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Liwonde National Park holiday planning app.

Traveling by car from Tofo to Liwonde National Park takes 23.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Tofo, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Liwonde National Park, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kigali.
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Kigali, Rwanda — 7 nights

A vacation in Kigali, Rwanda's capital city and economic hub, lets you experience the very heart of a landlocked country from a pleasant, safe, and organized base point.
Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Safaris will get you outdoors. Let the collections at Inema Arts Centre and Tongo Art Gallery capture your imagination. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nyamata Church, view the masterpieces at Mama Rwanda Village, explore the galleries of Kigali Center for Photography, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint-Famille Church.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Liwonde National Park to Kigali. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Liwonde National Park in March since evenings lows in Kigali dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Kampala.
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Kampala, Uganda — 8 nights

Kampala enjoys the reputation of a modern city with a buzzing atmosphere--it also serves as a good base point for exploring the surrounding area.
Get in touch with nature at Safaris and Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary. Explore hidden gems such as Nature & Wildlife Tours and River Rafting & Tubing. Venture out of the city with trips to Entebbe (Off-Road Tours & Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Centre). On the 29th (Wed), spend a day ambling around Gorilla Bookings. Spend the 31st (Fri) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. There's more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Gaddafi National Mosque.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Kampala trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by flight from Kigali to Kampala takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Africa Time (CAT) to East Africa Time (EAT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Kigali in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Kampala, with lows of 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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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.
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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.
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South Africa travel guide

4.4
Nature & Parks · Wineries & Vineyards · Mountains
Rainbow Nation
The landscapes of South Africa match its people in terms of diversity, richness, and vitality. From desert lands and coastlines, to the famous nature reserves sheltering the "Big Five" game animals, the country has natural charm in spades. The main cities provide a wealth of bars, clubs, shopping districts, and entertainment options to please the most demanding visitors, while traditional life can still be admired and respected in a collection of villages with beehive-style huts and an age-old cultural heritage. When in need of a minute to digest all that's happened during your trip to South Africa, sit down to a braai (traditional barbecue), and a bottle of wine made at one of the country's thriving vineyards.
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Namibia travel guide

4.2
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.
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Mozambique travel guide

4.1
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.
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Malawi travel guide

4.1
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.
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Rwanda travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · National Parks · Art Galleries
Land of a Thousand Hills
Tourism in Rwanda experienced a serious boost in the recent years largely thanks to the country's large population of mountain gorillas. One of only two nations in which the enigmatic, critically endangered gorillas can be tracked, Rwanda appeals to adventurous travelers interested in hiking the hills and equatorial jungles inhabited by the endemic species. The people of Rwanda remain positive about their future, and the political stability that has taken hold since the horrors of the 1994 genocide allows a growing number of international tourists to share in the optimism.
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Uganda travel guide

4.2
Nature & Parks · River Rafting & Tubing · National Parks
Pearl of Africa
Though small in area, Uganda represents one of the most populated landlocked countries in the world. You can feel this in the lakeside capital, but so much of the country remains untamed and untamable, with great lakes and towering mountains chief among the wilder sights. A recent troubled past delayed the growth of tourism in Uganda, but visitors now arrive in larger numbers, primarily drawn by the diverse wildlife that inhabits the country's mountains and forests. Notably, Uganda houses half of the world's population of mountain gorillas.
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