23 days in Africa Itinerary

23 days in Africa Itinerary

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23 days in Africa Itinerary

Philadelphia, United States
Fly:  33​h
Tofo, Mozambique
— Few hours
Drive + Fly:  1​h 30​min
Maputo, Mozambique
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  5​h 15​min
Swakopmund, Namibia
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  3​h 45​min
Windhoek, Namibia
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  2​h 45​min
Livingstone, Zambia
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
Harare, Zimbabwe
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
Arusha, Tanzania
— 1 night
Fly + train:  22​h
Philadelphia, United States

few
hours
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 22nd (Sun), stroll through Marine Megafauna Foundation and then stroll through Praia do Tofo.

For ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Tofo driving holiday planner.

Philadelphia, USA to Tofo is an approximately 33-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central African Time (CAT), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Philadelphia in July; daily highs in Tofo reach 78°F and lows reach 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Maputo.

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Praia do Tofo ©
Praia do Tofo

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): contemplate the long history of Fortaleza da Nossa Senhora da Conceicao and then step off the mainland to explore Inhaca Island.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Maputo travel planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Tofo to Maputo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. In July, daytime highs in Maputo are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. On the 23rd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Maputo

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites
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Inhaca Island ©
Inhaca Island
Fortaleza da Nossa Senhora da Conceicao ©

3
days
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Welwitschia Plains, A Scenic Drive. Get a sense of the local culture at German Evangelical Lutheran Church and Swakopmund Museum. It doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and push the limits with an extreme tour.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Swakopmund trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Maputo to Swakopmund takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central African Time to Western African Time is minus 1 hour. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Maputo in July: high temperatures in Swakopmund hover around 71°F and lows are around 49°F. On the 26th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Windhoek.

Things to do in Swakopmund

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Tours

Side Trip

Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Safaris
German Evangelical Lutheran Church ©
Welwitschia Plains, A Scenic Drive ©
Welwitschia Plains, A Scenic Drive

3
days
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Katutura Township and Spreetshoogte Pass. Get in touch with nature at NamibRand Nature Reserve and Safaris. There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Fish River Canyon Nationalpark, browse the eclectic array of goods at Namibia Craft Centre, admire the striking features of Christuskirche, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Zoo Park.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Windhoek visit planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Swakopmund to Windhoek takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and shuttle. In July, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Livingstone.

Things to do in Windhoek

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Spreetshoogte Pass, Fish River Canyon Nationalpark
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NamibRand Nature Reserve ©
NamibRand Nature Reserve
Katutura Township ©
Katutura Township
Spreetshoogte Pass ©
Spreetshoogte Pass

2
days
Livingstone, Zambia

Tourism in Livingstone, a town nestled on the Zimbabwean border, thrives largely thanks to the nearby Victoria Falls.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): get outside with Outdoor Activities. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Livingstone Museum, then stroll through Livingstone Reptile Park, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Livingstone road trip app .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Windhoek to Livingstone takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Western African Time to Central African Time is 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can drive to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Livingstone

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River Rafting & Tubing
Livingstone Reptile Park ©
Livingstone Reptile Park
Livingstone Museum ©
Livingstone Museum

3
days
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls ©
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park and Scuba & Snorkeling. Spend the 3rd (Fri) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Victoria Falls, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Victoria Falls Snake Park, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

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Victoria Falls is just a short distance from Livingstone. In July, daytime highs in Victoria Falls are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Harare.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

2
days
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Cecil Rhode's Burial Place, then explore and take pictures at Matobo Hills, and then stroll through Wild Is Life Trust and ZEN. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kuimba Shiri Bird Sanctuary.

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You can fly from Victoria Falls to Harare in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Victoria Falls in August, expect nights in Harare to be about the same, around 47°F, while days are little chillier, around 76°F. On the 5th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Harare

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Matobo National Park - The Matopos
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Matobo Hills ©
Matobo Hills
Cecil Rhode's Burial Place ©
Cecil Rhode's Burial Place

3
days
Zanzibar City, Tanzania

Zanzibar City ©
Discover a myriad of attractions in Zanzibar City, like its World Heritage-listed historic core, charming beach villages, and the modern neighborhood of Ng'ambo.
Get in touch with nature at Jambiani Beach and Mnarani Marine Turtles Conservation Pond. Discover out-of-the-way places like Uroa Bay and Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral, Stonetown. Spend the 7th (Tue) exploring nature at Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Zanzibar City visit planner.

Fly from Harare to Zanzibar City in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry. Traveling from Harare to Zanzibar City, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Harare, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Zanzibar City, ranging from highs of 85°F to lows of 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Arusha.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Jambiani Beach, Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral, Stonetown, Uroa Bay, Mnarani Marine Turtles Conservation Pond, Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park
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Uroa Bay ©
Uroa Bay
Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park ©
Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park

2
days
Arusha, Tanzania

Nestled in the verdant foothills of Mount Meru, Arusha remains the primary gateway and jump-off point for safaris into several national parks.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Tanzanite Experience and then explore the striking landscape at Ngurdoto Crater.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Arusha tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Zanzibar City to Arusha takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Zanzibar City in August: high temperatures in Arusha hover around 73°F and lows are around 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Arusha

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Tanzanite Experience ©
Tanzanite Experience
Ngurdoto Crater ©
Ngurdoto Crater

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