28 days in Africa Itinerary

28 days in Africa Itinerary

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Fly to OR Tambo International Airport, Drive to Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site
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Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site, South Africa
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tshabong, Botswana
— 1 night
Drive
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Nyanga, Zimbabwe
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe
— 1 night
Drive
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Chinhoyi, Zimbabwe
— 1 night
Drive
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Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe
— 2 nights
Drive
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Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, Botswana
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nxai Pan National Park, Botswana
— 1 night
Drive
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Okavango Delta, Botswana
— 3 nights
Drive
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Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 4 nights
Drive
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 2 nights
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You've now added Ukutula Conservation Center to your itinerary. On the 28th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Ukutula Conservation Center and then stroll through Lion and Safari Park.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site planner.

Chicago, USA to Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site is 8 hours. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Chicago in November: high temperatures in Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site hover around 82°F and lows are around 59°F. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Tue) before leaving for Tshabong.

Things to do in Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site

Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 28 — 30:

Tshabong, Botswana

— 1 night
You've now added Kalahari Desert to your itinerary.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Tshabong trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site to Tshabong takes 8 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Nyanga.

Things to do in Tshabong

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 1:
Highlights from your trip

Nyanga, Zimbabwe

— 2 nights
Nyanga is a town in Zimbabwe. Nyanga is known for nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Nyangani, admire the sheer force of Inyangombe Falls, make a trip to World's View, and contemplate the waterfront views at Gairezi River.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Nyanga planner.

Traveling by car from Tshabong to Nyanga takes 20.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in December, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to drive to Mana Pools National Park.

Things to do in Nyanga

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 2 — 4:

Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe

— 1 night
To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Mana Pools National Park route planning site.

Drive from Nyanga to Mana Pools National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. You will leave for Chinhoyi on the 6th (Mon).

Things to do in Mana Pools National Park

Trails · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 4 — 6:

Chinhoyi, Zimbabwe

— 1 night
Chinhoyi, known until 1982 as Sinoia, is a town in Zimbabwe.LocationIt is located on the western banks of the Manyame River, in Makonde District, in Mashonaland West Province in central northern Zimbabwe. Your day by day itinerary now includes Mutorashanga Quarry. On the 6th (Mon), explore the fascinating underground world of Chinhoyi Caves and then explore the activities along Mutorashanga Quarry.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Chinhoyi trip planner.

Drive from Mana Pools National Park to Chinhoyi in 2.5 hours. On the 7th (Tue), you're off to Hwange National Park.

Things to do in Chinhoyi

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 6 — 7:

Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe

— 2 nights
Go for a jaunt from Hwange National Park to Hwange to see Painted Dog Conservation about 58 minutes away.

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You can drive from Chinhoyi to Hwange National Park in 11 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In December in Hwange National Park, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 68°F at night. On the 10th (Fri), you'll travel to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park.

Things to do in Hwange National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 7 — 10:

Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, Botswana

— 2 nights
You've now added Kubu Island to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Kubu Island. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Makgadikgadi Pans National Park.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Hwange National Park to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Nxai Pan National Park.

Things to do in Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 10 — 12:

Nxai Pan National Park, Botswana

— 1 night
To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Nxai Pan National Park visit planning site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Makgadikgadi Pans National Park to Nxai Pan National Park. You will leave for Okavango Delta on the 13th (Mon).

Things to do in Nxai Pan National Park

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 12 — 13:

Okavango Delta, Botswana

— 3 nights
Listed as a World Heritage Site, Okavango Delta represents a sanctuary for a rich and diverse animal and plant life, which continues to attract swarms of tourists, adventurers, and nature lovers.
Okavango River has been added to your itinerary. Spend the 15th (Wed) in the pleasant surroundings of Moremi Wildlife Reserve. Spend the 16th (Thu) in the pleasant surroundings of NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust.

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Drive from Nxai Pan National Park to Okavango Delta in 8.5 hours. In December in Okavango Delta, expect temperatures between 92°F during the day and 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Chobe National Park.

Things to do in Okavango Delta

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 13 — 16:

Chobe National Park, Botswana

— 4 nights
A trip to Chobe National Park awakens the naturalist in every traveler and opens numerous possibilities for adventure.
Savute Reserve has been added to your itinerary. It doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Nogatsaa and Tchinga.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Chobe National Park route planning app.

Explore your travel options from Okavango Delta to Chobe National Park with the Route module. On the 20th (Mon), you'll travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Chobe National Park

Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 20:

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

— 2 nights
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.
Helicopter Tours has been added to your itinerary. Spend the 21st (Tue) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Victoria Falls trip itinerary builder app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in December, and nighttime lows around 69°F. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 23:

Botswana travel guide

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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.