30 days in Africa

30 days in Africa

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Arusha, Tanzania
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Mbeya, Tanzania
— 1 night
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South Luangwa National Park, Zambia
— 1 night
Fly to Lusaka, Drive to Kafue National Park
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Kafue National Park, Zambia
— 1 night
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Victoria Falls, Zambia
— 2 nights
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Etosha National Park, Namibia
— 1 night
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Khorixas, Namibia
— 2 nights
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Swakopmund, Namibia
— 2 nights
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Walvis Bay, Namibia
— 1 night
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Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia
— 2 nights
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Sesriem, Namibia
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Fish River Region, Namibia
— 2 nights
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Keetmanshoop, Namibia
— 1 night
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Durban, South Africa
— 5 nights
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Pitseng, Lesotho
— 1 night
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Maseru, Lesotho
— 2 nights
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Kimberley, South Africa
— 1 night
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Pretoria, South Africa
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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.
For maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Arusha journey planner.

Nairobi, Kenya to Arusha is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a shuttle. In October in Arusha, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. You'll set off for Mbeya on the 1st (Sat).
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Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 1:

Mbeya, Tanzania — 1 night

Mbeya is a city located in southwest Tanzania, Africa. Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Mbeya fast, fun, and easy.

Getting from Arusha to Mbeya by combination of flight and car takes about 12 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Arusha in October, plan for little chillier nights in Mbeya, with lows around 16°C. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll travel to South Luangwa National Park.
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Find places to stay Oct 1 — 3:

South Luangwa National Park, Zambia — 1 night

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read South Luangwa National Park tour planner.

Traveling by car from Mbeya to South Luangwa National Park takes 15.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Mbeya to South Luangwa National Park. On the 4th (Tue), you'll travel to Kafue National Park.
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Find places to stay Oct 3 — 4:

Kafue National Park, Zambia — 1 night

To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kafue National Park route planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from South Luangwa National Park to Kafue National Park takes 15.5 hours. You will leave for Victoria Falls on the 5th (Wed).
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Victoria Falls, Zambia — 2 nights

Victoria Falls is a town in the province of Matabeleland North, Zimbabwe. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): explore and take pictures at Mukuni Village and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at Shearwater Victoria Falls Day Tours.

Start your trip to Victoria Falls by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Kafue National Park to Victoria Falls takes 15 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in October, and nighttime lows around 23°C. On the 7th (Fri), you'll travel to Etosha National Park.
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Highlights from your trip

Etosha National Park, Namibia — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Moringa Waterhole, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Etosha, and then don't miss a visit to Okaukuejo waterhole.

Discover how to plan a Etosha National Park trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Explore your travel options from Victoria Falls to Etosha National Park with the Route module. Traveling from Victoria Falls to Etosha National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Khorixas.
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Khorixas, Namibia — 2 nights

Khorixas is a town of 6,000 inhabitants in southern Kunene Region, Namibia. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Burnt Mountain, take in the dramatic natural features at Organ Pipes, then delve into the lush surroundings at Petrified Forest, and finally get engrossed in the history at Experience Darama Culture Museum. On the 10th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Ugab River.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Khorixas travel planner.

Explore your travel options from Etosha National Park to Khorixas with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Swakopmund.
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Swakopmund, Namibia — 2 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Daredevil Adventures. On the 11th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of German Evangelical Lutheran Church, take a tour of Zeila Shipwreck, get the adrenaline pumping with Daredevil Adventures, then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally stop by Karakulia Weavers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Moon Landscape, don't miss a visit to Hohenzollernhaus, then browse the exhibits of Fine Art Gallery, and finally browse the different shops at Platz Am Meer.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Swakopmund online route planner.

You can drive from Khorixas to Swakopmund in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in October, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car to Walvis Bay.
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Walvis Bay, Namibia — 1 night

A pleasant port city, Walvis Bay offers tourists a variety of urban entertainment options that complement its many natural attractions.
For photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Walvis Bay day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Swakopmund to Walvis Bay takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Walvis Bay can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. You will leave for Namib-Naukluft Park on the 13th (Thu).
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Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): explore the stunning scenery at Sesriem Canyon and then take a memorable drive along Spreetshoogte Pass. On your second day here, explore the stunning scenery at Kuiseb River and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hidden Vlei.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Namib-Naukluft Park trip itinerary maker website.

Drive from Walvis Bay to Namib-Naukluft Park in an hour. In October, daily temperatures in Namib-Naukluft Park can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. On the 15th (Sat), you're off to Sesriem.
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Find places to stay Oct 13 — 15:

Sesriem, Namibia

Sesriem is a small settlement located in the Namib Desert, in Namibia, close to the southern end of the Naukluft Mountains. On the 15th (Sat), explore the striking landscape at Sesriem Canyon.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Sesriem trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Namib-Naukluft Park to Sesriem takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Fish River Region.
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Fish River Region, Namibia — 2 nights

The Fish River Canyon, is located in the south of Namibia. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): explore the stunning scenery at Fish River Canyon, then get great views at Fish-River-Canyon Lookout, then stroll around /Ai-/Ais-Richtersveld Transfrontier Park, and finally soothe aching muscles at Ai-Ais Hotsprings Spa.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Fish River Region itinerary builder app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Sesriem to Fish River Region. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can take a train to Keetmanshoop.
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Find places to stay Oct 15 — 17:

Keetmanshoop, Namibia — 1 night

Keetmanshoop is a city in the ǁKaras Region of southern Namibia, lying on the Trans-Namib Railway from Windhoek to Upington in South Africa. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Keetmanshoop Museum and then walk around Garas Park Camp.

To find reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Keetmanshoop online sightseeing planner.

You can take a train from Fish River Region to Keetmanshoop in 7 hours. In October, daytime highs in Keetmanshoop are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Durban.
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Find places to stay Oct 17 — 18:

Durban, South Africa — 5 nights

Surf City

Sunny weather and golden beaches await you on a vacation in Durban, a busy port city on the Indian Ocean known for its outdoorsy atmosphere.
You've now added Shark Cage Diving to your itinerary. Visit St. Michael's on Sea Beach and Trafalgar Beach for some beach relaxation. Get in touch with nature at African Bird of Prey Sanctuary and Greater St Lucia Wetland Park. Explore Durban's surroundings by going to Scottburgh Beach (in Scottburgh), Granny's Pool (in Salt Rock) and Ballito (Spas & Wellness & Holla Trails). There's much more to do: explore the landscape on two wheels at Giba Gorge Mountain Bike Park, kick back and relax at Umdloti Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Krantzkloof Nature Reserve, and wander the streets of Mini Town.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Durban route maker tool.

You can drive from Keetmanshoop to Durban in 16.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Keetmanshoop to Durban due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Keetmanshoop in October: highs in Durban hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 20°C. On the 24th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Pitseng.
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Pitseng, Lesotho — 1 night

Pitseng is a community council located in the Leribe District of Lesotho. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): get outside with Mafika Lisiu Pass.

Before you visit Pitseng, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Durban to Pitseng takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Durban in October; daily highs in Pitseng reach 26°C and lows reach 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Maseru.
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Maseru, Lesotho — 2 nights

Founded in 1869 by the British, Lesotho's main city--Maseru--lies on the border with South Africa on a plateau surrounded by red hills.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Maluti Mountains, browse the different shops at Pioneer Mall, get a taste of the local shopping with Lesotho Co-operative Handicrafts, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Victory Cathedral, then browse the exhibits of National Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Thaba-Bosiu National Monument. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the engineering at Katse Dam, get great views at The Lion Rock Mountain, then try your luck at Avani Lesotho Hotel & Casino, and finally pause for some photo ops at Makoanyane Square.

To see maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Maseru itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Pitseng to Maseru takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Maseru can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to Kimberley.
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Find places to stay Oct 25 — 27:

Kimberley, South Africa — 1 night

City that Sparkles

As the heart of the Northern Cape's "Diamond Fields"--the region where the glittering jewels were discovered in the 1870s--Kimberley has evolved from a simple mining encampment to a thriving city rich in history and heritage.
To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Kimberley travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Maseru to Kimberley takes 3.5 hours. When traveling from Maseru in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Kimberley, with highs around 35°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. You will leave for Pretoria on the 28th (Fri).
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Pretoria, South Africa — 2 nights

A hub of research and education, Pretoria remains a quiet city filled with significant historic buildings and fascinating museums.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): stroll through Faerie Glen Nature Reserve, then get close to the beloved marine mammals with Scuba Crew, and then boost your wellbeing at Lanna Healing Thai Spa. On your second day here, get outside with Outdoor Activities, hike along Hennops Hiking Trail, then examine the collection at South African Airways Museum Society, then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Wilds Nature Reserve, and finally take an exotic tour of Sephiri Tours.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Pretoria online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kimberley to Pretoria takes 6 hours. When traveling from Kimberley in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Pretoria, with highs around 26°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 19°C. On the 30th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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Find places to stay Oct 28 — 30:

Namibia travel guide

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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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Lesotho travel guide

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Biking Trails · Dams · Waterfalls
Kingdom in the Sky
Mountainous Lesotho lends itself well to an adventurous holiday itinerary. Entirely located above 1,000 m (3,280 ft) in elevation, the country enjoys a cool climate with around 300 days of sunshine each year. Explorations of the mountains form the backbone of many Lesotho holidays. Remote villages located way up in the highlands, only accessible on foot or by horseback, offer a glimpse into the country's authentic culture with their lively markets, traditional eateries, and musical traditions.
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