52 days in Africa Itinerary

52 days in Africa Itinerary

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Windhoek, Namibia
— 1 night
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Ghanzi, Botswana
— 1 night
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Okavango Delta, Botswana
— 3 nights
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Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, Botswana
— 2 nights
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Victoria Falls, Zambia
— 3 nights
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Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 3 nights
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Divundu, Namibia
— 2 nights
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Etosha National Park, Namibia
— 3 nights
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Waterberg Plateau Park, Namibia
— 2 nights
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Sesriem, Namibia
— 3 nights
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Fish River Region, Namibia
— 2 nights
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Clanwilliam, South Africa
— 3 nights
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Cape Town, South Africa
— 6 nights
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Johannesburg, South Africa
— 15 nights
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Windhoek, Namibia

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Windhoek online journey maker.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Windhoek is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Amsterdam in December, things will get much hotter in Windhoek: highs are around 38°C and lows about 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Ghanzi.

Things to do in Windhoek

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
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Ghanzi, Botswana

— 1 night
Ghanzi is a town in the middle of the Kalahari Desert the western part of the Republic of Botswana in southern Africa. On the 13th (Mon), browse the exhibits of Kuru Art Project.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Ghanzi driving holiday planning website.

You can drive from Windhoek to Ghanzi in 5.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central Africa Time to Central Africa Time is 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Okavango Delta.

Things to do in Ghanzi

Museums · Shopping
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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.
Get outdoors at Moremi Wildlife Reserve and Khwai Concession.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Okavango Delta vacation planner.

You can drive from Ghanzi to Okavango Delta in 7.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Okavango Delta can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park.

Things to do in Okavango Delta

Wildlife · Parks
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Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, Botswana

— 2 nights
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Makgadikgadi Pans National Park.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park vacation planning website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Okavango Delta to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

Wildlife · Parks
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Victoria Falls, Zambia

— 3 nights
Victoria Falls is a town in the province of Matabeleland North, Zimbabwe. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Explorer Club and Mukuni Village.

To find photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Victoria Falls trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Makgadikgadi Pans National Park to Victoria Falls. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 24°C. You'll set off for Chobe National Park on the 22nd (Wed).

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
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Chobe National Park, Botswana

— 3 nights
A trip to Chobe National Park awakens the naturalist in every traveler and opens numerous possibilities for adventure.
Get in touch with nature at Nogatsaa and Tchinga and Serondela Reserve. Next up on the itinerary: surround yourself with nature on Livingstone Trails.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Chobe National Park day trip website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Victoria Falls to Chobe National Park. On the 25th (Sat), you're off to Divundu.

Things to do in Chobe National Park

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
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Divundu, Namibia

— 2 nights
Divundu is a village on the south-eastern banks of the Okavango River in the Kavango East Region, Namibia, east of Rundu. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Mahango Game Reserve and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Buffalo Core Area.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Divundu road trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Chobe National Park to Divundu with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Central Africa Time (CAT) to Central Africa Time (CAT) is minus 1 hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Etosha National Park.

Things to do in Divundu

Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

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Etosha National Park, Namibia

— 3 nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Okaukuejo waterhole and Etosha.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Etosha National Park sightseeing website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Divundu to Etosha National Park. You'll set off for Waterberg Plateau Park on the 30th (Thu).

Things to do in Etosha National Park

Wildlife · Parks
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Waterberg Plateau Park, Namibia

— 2 nights
Step out of the city life by going to Okonjima Game Reserve and Waterburg Plateau Park.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Waterberg Plateau Park day trip planning app.

Explore your travel options from Etosha National Park to Waterberg Plateau Park with the Route module. In December in Waterberg Plateau Park, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 20°C at night. On the 1st (Sat), you'll travel to Sesriem.

Things to do in Waterberg Plateau Park

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

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Sesriem, Namibia

— 3 nights
Sesriem is a small settlement located in the Namib Desert, in Namibia, close to the southern end of the Naukluft Mountains. Get outdoors at Namib Desert and Sossusvlei. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Namib-Naukluft National Park and Sesriem Canyon. Go for a jaunt from Sesriem to Sossusvlei to see Hidden Vlei about 56 minutes away.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Sesriem trip planner.

Traveling by car from Waterberg Plateau Park to Sesriem takes 16 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Fish River Region.

Things to do in Sesriem

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

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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 5th (Wed): soothe aching muscles at Ai-Ais Hotsprings Spa. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in breathtaking views at Fish River Canyon and then stroll around /Ai-/Ais-Richtersveld Transfrontier Park.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Fish River Region road trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Sesriem to Fish River Region. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Clanwilliam.

Things to do in Fish River Region

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Spas
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Clanwilliam, South Africa

— 3 nights
Clanwilliam is a town in the Olifants River valley in the Western Cape, South Africa, about north of Cape Town. On your second day here, hike along Sevilla Rock Art Trail and then stroll through Ramskop Nature Reserve.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Clanwilliam itinerary maker tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Fish River Region to Clanwilliam. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Fish River Region to Clanwilliam. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in January, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Cape Town.

Things to do in Clanwilliam

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

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Cape Town, South Africa

— 6 nights

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Step off the beaten path and head to Franschhoek Motor Museum and Bloubergstrand Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and Sandy Bay. Get out of town with these interesting Cape Town side-trips: Stellenbosch (Dorp Street & Eagle Encounters, Stellenbosch, South Africa). There's still lots to do: discover the deep blue sea with Pisces Divers, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Two Oceans Aquarium, admire all the interesting features of Chapman's Peak Drive, and take in the dramatic natural features at Twelve Apostles.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Cape Town travel route site.

Drive from Clanwilliam to Cape Town in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Clanwilliam in January, you will find days in Cape Town are a bit cooler (32°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Johannesburg, South Africa

— 15 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.
Get in touch with nature at Safaris and Bush Babies Monkey Sanctuary. Explore hidden gems such as Horseback Africa and Wonder Caves. Change things up with these side-trips from Johannesburg: The Dell Cheetah Centre (in Parys), Pretoria (Zipline, Hennops Hiking Trail, &more) and Lion and Safari Park (in Broederstroom). Spend the 25th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, get outside with Outdoor Activities, stroll through Croc City Crocodile and Reptile Park, and examine the collection at Apartheid Museum.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Johannesburg visit planner.

You can fly from Cape Town to Johannesburg in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Johannesburg can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. You'll set off for home on the 31st (Mon).

Things to do in Johannesburg

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

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