54 days in Africa Itinerary

54 days in Africa Itinerary

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54 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Hamburg, Germany
Fly + Drive:  22​h
1
Windhoek, Namibia
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Walvis Bay, Namibia
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Waterberg Plateau Park, Namibia
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Okahandja, Namibia
— 2 nights
+3
train + Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h
6
Kongola, Namibia
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
7
Ngamiland East, Botswana
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
8
Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 3 nights
shuttle:  4​h
9
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
10
Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
— 3 nights
bus:  6​h
11
Harare, Zimbabwe
— 4 nights
Drive:  8​h 15​min
12
Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique
— 6 nights
+2
train + Drive + Fly:  10​h 30​min
13
Bazaruto Archipelago, Mozambique
— 2 nights
Travel:  3​h
14
Vilanculos, Mozambique
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  1​h
15
Tofo, Mozambique
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
16
Maputo, Mozambique
— 4 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Hamburg, Germany

4
nights
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.
NamibRand Nature Reserve has been added to your itinerary. Get in touch with nature at Gross Barmen Hot Springs and Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis. Explore hidden gems such as Owela Museum and National Botanic Garden of Namibia. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Avis Dam Nature Reserve, get your game on at Archer's Land, stroll around Zoo Park, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Windhoek trip planner .

Hamburg, Germany to Windhoek is an approximately 22-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Hamburg to Windhoek due to the time zone difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Hamburg in January, with highs in Windhoek at 38°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Namib-Naukluft Park.

Things to do in Windhoek

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Gross Barmen Hot Springs
Find places to stay Jan 23 — 27:
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Avis Dam Nature Reserve ©
Avis Dam Nature Reserve
NamibRand Nature Reserve ©
NamibRand Nature Reserve
Owela Museum ©
Owela Museum

4
nights
Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia

Namib-Naukluft Park ©
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.
You've now added Sossusvlei to your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Spreetshoogte Pass and Dorob National Park. Get outdoors at Kuiseb Pass and Gobabeb Desert Research Station. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Kuiseb River.

To see maps and tourist information, refer to the Namib-Naukluft Park road trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Windhoek to Namib-Naukluft Park in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or drive. When traveling from Windhoek in January, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Namib-Naukluft Park: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to drive to Walvis Bay.

Things to do in Namib-Naukluft Park

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Gobabeb, Kuiseb Pass
Find places to stay Jan 27 — 31:
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Spreetshoogte Pass ©
Spreetshoogte Pass
Kuiseb Pass ©
Kuiseb Pass
Gobabeb Desert Research Station ©
Gobabeb Desert Research Station

4
nights
Walvis Bay, Namibia

A pleasant port city, Walvis Bay offers tourists a variety of urban entertainment options that complement its many natural attractions.
Step out of the city life by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Long Beach Leisure Park. Step off the beaten path and head to Dune 7 and Walvis Bay Waterfront. There's more to do: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Walvis Bay planner .

You can drive from Namib-Naukluft Park to Walvis Bay in an hour. January in Walvis Bay sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C at night. On the 4th (Tue), you're off toWaterberg Plateau Park.

Things to do in Walvis Bay

Outdoors Tours Parks
Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 4:
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Dune 7 ©
Dune 7
Long Beach Leisure Park ©
Long Beach Leisure Park

1
night
Waterberg Plateau Park, Namibia

Waterberg Plateau Park ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hoba Meteorite as well as Cheetah Conservation Fund. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah Conservation Fund, then stroll through Okonjima Game Reserve, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Hoba Meteorite.

For ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Waterberg Plateau Park trip itinerary planner .

Do a combination of flight and car from Walvis Bay to Waterberg Plateau Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Walvis Bay, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Waterberg Plateau Park, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Okahandja.

Things to do in Waterberg Plateau Park

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Hoba Meteorite, Cheetah Conservation Fund
Find places to stay Feb 4 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Okonjima Game Reserve ©
Okonjima Game Reserve
Hoba Meteorite ©
Hoba Meteorite
Cheetah Conservation Fund ©
Cheetah Conservation Fund

2
nights
Okahandja, Namibia

Okahandja ©
Okahandja is a city of 24,100 inhabitants in Otjozondjupa Region, central Namibia, and the district capital of the Okahandja electoral constituency. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): hunt for treasures at Okahandja Mbangura Woodcarvers Craft Market.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Okahandja tour planner.

You can drive from Waterberg Plateau Park to Okahandja in 4 hours. In February in Okahandja, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 20°C at night. You will leave for Kongola on the 7th (Fri).

Things to do in Okahandja

Shopping
Find places to stay Feb 4 — 7:
Highlights from your plan

2
nights
Kongola, Namibia

Kongola ©
Kongola is a village and the district capital of the Kongola Constituency in Namibia's Caprivi Strip. Mafwe Living Museum has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): stop by Mashi Crafts. On the next day, examine the collection at Mafwe Living Museum.

Plan a trip to Kongola easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

You can drive from Maputo to Kongola in 21 hours. Another option is to fly. When traveling from Maputo in March, plan for little chillier days in Kongola, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. On the 11th (Wed), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Kongola

Museums Shopping
Find places to stay Feb 7 — 9:
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Mafwe Living Museum ©
Mafwe Living Museum
Mashi Crafts ©
Mashi Crafts

3
nights
Ngamiland East, Botswana

Ngamiland East ©
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Okavango River and Motsana Maun. Get in touch with nature at Gcwihaba Caves and Lake Ngami.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Ngamiland East online trip builder .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kongola to Ngamiland East. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in February, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Chobe National Park.

Things to do in Ngamiland East

Nature Parks Shopping
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Gcwihaba Caves ©
Gcwihaba Caves
Okavango River ©
Okavango River
Lake Ngami ©
Lake Ngami

3
nights
Chobe National Park, Botswana

Chobe National Park ©
Get outdoors at Savute Reserve and Serondela Reserve. Explore hidden gems such as CARACAL Biodiversity Center and Boab Prison Tree, Kasane.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Chobe National Park trip itinerary planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ngamiland East to Chobe National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Chobe National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Feb 12 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Savute Reserve ©
Savute Reserve
Nogatsaa and Tchinga ©
Nogatsaa and Tchinga
Serondela Reserve ©
Serondela Reserve

4
nights
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Scuba & Snorkeling and Victoria Falls Snake Park. Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park. On the 17th (Mon), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Siduli Hide, view the masterpieces at Prime Art Gallery, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and admire all the interesting features of Crocodile Ranch.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Victoria Falls itinerary planner.

You can take a shuttle from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls in 4 hours. February in Victoria Falls sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Bulawayo.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Find places to stay Feb 15 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Kayaking & Canoeing

3
nights
Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

Bulawayo ©
A vacation in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe's second-largest city, offers a pleasant base for wider explorations of some of the country's national parks and game reserves.
Matobo Hills and Old Bulawayo are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at Safaris and Chipangali Wildlife Orphanage and Research Centre. Spend the 20th (Thu) exploring nature at Tshabalala Game Sanctuary. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Bulawayo Railway Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at St Marys Cathedral, walk around The Hillside Dams Conservancy, and explore the ancient world of Dananombe Ruins.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Bulawayo road trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Victoria Falls to Bulawayo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in February, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Harare.

Things to do in Bulawayo

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Matobo Hills
Find places to stay Feb 19 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Matobo Hills ©
Matobo Hills
Safaris
Bulawayo Railway Museum ©
Bulawayo Railway Museum

4
nights
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.
Get outdoors at Gosho Park and Umfurudzi Park. Step off the beaten path and head to The Shona Sculpture Gallery and Chapungu Sculpture Park. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Catholic Cathedral, get your game on at Pole Position Karts, look for gifts at Simpli Simbi, and stroll through Haka Game Park.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Harare road trip planning website .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Bulawayo to Harare in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In February in Harare, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Gorongosa National Park.

Things to do in Harare

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Gosho Park
Find places to stay Feb 22 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Umfurudzi Park ©
Umfurudzi Park
Gosho Park ©
Gosho Park
The Shona Sculpture Gallery ©
The Shona Sculpture Gallery

6
nights
Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique

Gorongosa National Park ©
Spend the 27th (Thu) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Da Gorongosa.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Gorongosa National Park online road trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Harare to Gorongosa National Park. You'll set off for Bazaruto Archipelago on the 4th (Wed).

Things to do in Gorongosa National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 26 — Mar 4:
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Da Gorongosa ©
Parque Nacional Da Gorongosa

2
nights
Bazaruto Archipelago, Mozambique

Bazaruto Archipelago ©
Bazaruto Archipelago comprises six islands formed by sand deposits from the Save River.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): explore the gorgeous colors at Two Mile Reef. Keep things going the next day: head off the coast to Magaruque Island.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Bazaruto Archipelago trip maker website .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Gorongosa National Park to Bazaruto Archipelago in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In March, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Vilanculos.

Things to do in Bazaruto Archipelago

Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay Mar 4 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Two Mile Reef ©
Two Mile Reef

3
nights
Vilanculos, Mozambique

Tourism in Vilanculos, a small town on the coast of Mozambique, owes much to its convenient location as a base for exploring the Bazaruto Archipelago, a national park.
Step off the beaten path and head to Kayaking & Canoeing and Inhassoro Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Machilla Magic and Manyikeni. The adventure continues: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and cast your line with a fishing tour.

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

Explore your travel options from Bazaruto Archipelago to Vilanculos with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in March, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Tofo.

Things to do in Vilanculos

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Inhassoro Beach
Find places to stay Mar 6 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Kayaking & Canoeing
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Tofo, Mozambique

Tofo ©
Historically a fishing village governed by Portuguese colonists, Tofo has become a top destination for adventurers, divers, and marine life lovers.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): kick back and relax at Barra Beach, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral da Nossa Senhora da Conceicao, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Tofo and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Marine Megafauna Foundation.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Tofo vacation builder tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Vilanculos to Tofo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In March in Tofo, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Maputo.

Things to do in Tofo

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Barra Beach
Find places to stay Mar 9 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Barra Beach ©
Barra Beach
Praia do Tofo ©
Praia do Tofo
Catedral da Nossa Senhora da Conceicao ©

4
nights
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.
Get outdoors at Praia da Costa do Sol and Xefina Pequena. Get some cultural insight at Paroquia Santo Antonio and Museu De Historia Natural de Maputo. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Matola Raid Memorial, examine the collection at Museu dos CFM, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, and admire the masterpieces at National Art Museum.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Maputo tour itinerary tool .

Traveling by flight from Tofo to Maputo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Maputo

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Matola Raid Memorial
Find places to stay Mar 11 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Praia da Costa do Sol ©
Praia da Costa do Sol
Paroquia Santo Antonio ©
Paroquia Santo Antonio

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