60 days in Africa Itinerary

60 days in Africa Itinerary

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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 4 nights
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Harare, Zimbabwe
— 6 nights
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Johannesburg, South Africa
— 7 nights
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Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary, Eswatini (Swaziland)
— 1 night
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Simunye, Eswatini (Swaziland)
— 3 nights
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Maseru, Lesotho
— 2 nights
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Semonkong, Lesotho
— 1 night
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Gaborone, Botswana
— 5 nights
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Ngamiland East, Botswana
— 3 nights
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Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 3 nights
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Windhoek, Namibia
— 4 nights
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Swakopmund, Namibia
— 5 nights
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Cape Town, South Africa
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

— 4 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.
Victoria Falls is known for nature, adventure, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, look for gifts at Cultural Vibes Music Shop, explore the galleries of Prime Art Gallery, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Victoria Falls trip itinerary maker website.

Toronto, Canada to Victoria Falls is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Toronto to Victoria Falls. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Toronto in October: high temperatures in Victoria Falls hover around 39°C and lows are around 23°C. On the 27th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Harare.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Shopping · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure
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Harare, Zimbabwe

— 6 nights

Sunshine City

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.
Harare is known for parks, zoos & aquariums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Twala Trust Animal Sanctuary, stop by kiki's gallery, have some family-friendly fun at Tamba Tamba, and make a trip to Raintree Venue.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Harare road trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Victoria Falls to Harare takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, Harare is a bit cooler than Victoria Falls - with highs of 34°C and lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to fly to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Harare

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Fun & Games

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Johannesburg, South Africa

— 7 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Johannesburg: Kromdraai Gold Mine (in Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site), Incendo Distillery (in Hartbeespoort) and Lion and Safari Park (in Broederstroom). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, make a trip to Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, appreciate the history behind Voortrekker Monument, and wander the streets of Maboneng Precinct.

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Traveling by flight from Harare to Johannesburg takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Harare in November since evenings lows in Johannesburg dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums · Parks · Casinos · Fun & Games

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Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary, Eswatini (Swaziland)

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sheba's Breast Mountain and then try your luck at Happy Valley Casino.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary online day trip planner.

Getting from Johannesburg to Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. When traveling from Johannesburg in November, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Simunye.

Things to do in Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary

Parks · Nature · Casinos · Fun & Games

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Simunye, Eswatini (Swaziland)

— 3 nights
Simunye is a sugar mill town on the lowveld in eastern Swaziland. Take a break from Simunye with a short trip to Lebombo Mountains in Mhlume, about 40 minutes away. Spend the 12th (Thu) exploring nature at Hlane Royal National Park. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mbuluzi Game Reserve and Lodges and see the interesting displays at The Sugarcane Museum.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Simunye day trip planning website.

Getting from Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary to Simunye by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary in November, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 26°C in Simunye. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Maseru.

Things to do in Simunye

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

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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 14th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maluti Mountains, admire the engineering at Katse Dam, then steep yourself in history at Thaba-Bosiu National Monument, and finally try your luck at Lesotho Sun Casino. Keep things going the next day: browse the exhibits of National Museum and then make a trip to Morija Museum & Archives.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Maseru tour planning site.

Drive from Simunye to Maseru in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Simunye in November, plan for a bit cooler nights in Maseru, with lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to Semonkong.

Things to do in Maseru

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Casinos

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Semonkong, Lesotho

— 1 night
On the 16th (Mon), admire the sheer force of Maletsunyane Falls Semonkong.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Semonkong road trip app.

You can drive from Maseru to Semonkong in 2.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Gaborone.

Things to do in Semonkong

Parks · Nature
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Gaborone, Botswana

— 5 nights
Planned as the capital after Botswana gained independence in the 1960s, Gaborone quickly transformed into a bustling city and the country's commercial center.
Gaborone is known for parks, shopping, and theme parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Gaborone (Krishna Balaram Palace), shop like a local with Botswanacraft, explore and take pictures at Lentswe-la-Oodi Weavers, and pause for some photo ops at Three Chiefs' Statues.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Gaborone trip planner.

Getting from Semonkong to Gaborone by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Semonkong in November: high temperatures in Gaborone hover around 32°C and lows are around 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Ngamiland East.

Things to do in Gaborone

Historic Sites · Shopping · Wildlife · Parks

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Ngamiland East, Botswana

— 3 nights
Ngamiland East, a sub-district of Botswana's North-East District, is all about the wildlife and safaris.
Change things up with a short trip to Moremi Wildlife Reserve in Moremi Game Reserve (about 1 hour away). Spend the 22nd (Sun) in the pleasant surroundings of NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust. Spend the 24th (Tue) exploring at Okavango River.

To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Ngamiland East trip itinerary builder.

Fly from Gaborone to Ngamiland East in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Gaborone, expect somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Ngamiland East, ranging from highs of 40°C to lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Chobe National Park.

Things to do in Ngamiland East

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

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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.
Chobe National Park is known for parks, wildlife, and outdoors. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Nogatsaa and Tchinga and walk around Seboba Nature and Recreational Park.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Chobe National Park online travel planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ngamiland East to Chobe National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to fly to Windhoek.

Things to do in Chobe National Park

Parks · Wildlife
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Windhoek, Namibia

— 4 nights
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.
Step out of Windhoek to go to Sossusvlei and see Deadvlei, which is approximately 5h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Christuskirche, browse the eclectic array of goods at Namibia Craft Centre, tee off at Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis, and have some family-friendly fun at Archer's Land.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Windhoek trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Chobe National Park to Windhoek takes 4 hours. Traveling from Chobe National Park to Windhoek, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In November in Windhoek, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to fly to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Fun & Games

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Swakopmund, Namibia

— 5 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Swakopmund: Walvis Bay Waterfront (in Walvis Bay), Spitzkoppe (in Damaraland) and Dorob National Park (in Gobabeb). There's much more to do: browse the exhibits of Swakopmund Museum, stop by Die Muschel, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dune 7, and browse the different shops at Platz Am Meer.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Swakopmund online trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Windhoek to Swakopmund in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Windhoek in December; daily highs in Swakopmund reach 27°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to fly to Cape Town.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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Cape Town, South Africa

— 14 nights

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Explore Cape Town's surroundings by going to Stellenbosch (The Stellenbosch Village Museum & Wine Tours & Tastings). And it doesn't end there: get great views at Cape Point, take in the waterfront at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, head outdoors with Abseil Africa, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Platteklip Gorge.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Cape Town trip planner.

You can fly from Swakopmund to Cape Town in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Swakopmund to Cape Town is 1 hour. In December in Cape Town, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 18°C at night. On the 20th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

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Zimbabwe travel guide

4.3
Waterfalls · Zipline · Bridges
Tourism in Zimbabwe experienced a boost after the country's turbulent recent history seemed to settle down. Waterfalls, "Big Five" national parks, and the Eastern Highlands provide contrasting but complementary images of southern Africa, with the growing tourism infrastructure helping visitors see the best of what the country offers. Though corruption and unemployment remain everyday problems, the vast majority of Zimbabweans are a welcoming bunch, proud of the natural riches and culture of their hopeful country.

South Africa travel guide

4.4
Nature & Parks · Wineries & Vineyards · Mountains
Rainbow Nation
The landscapes of South Africa match its people in terms of diversity, richness, and vitality. From desert lands and coastlines, to the famous nature reserves sheltering the "Big Five" game animals, the country has natural charm in spades. The main cities provide a wealth of bars, clubs, shopping districts, and entertainment options to please the most demanding visitors, while traditional life can still be admired and respected in a collection of villages with beehive-style huts and an age-old cultural heritage. When in need of a minute to digest all that's happened during your trip to South Africa, sit down to a braai (traditional barbecue), and a bottle of wine made at one of the country's thriving vineyards.

Eswatini (Swaziland) travel guide

3.4
Gift & Specialty Shops · Historic Sites · National Parks
Landlocked Swaziland remains one of the few absolute monarchies in the world--it's also one of the smallest countries in Africa. Known for its peacefulness and welcoming atmosphere, the country doesn't rush past you (even in the most built-up areas) like some of its neighbors. This laidback atmosphere suits the country, where age-old traditions are practiced in an everyday, rather than a made-for-tourists way. Aside from these singular characteristics, the country matches its better-known neighbors in terms of protected savannah landscapes rich in wildlife, the focal point for tourism in Swaziland.

Lesotho travel guide

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Ski Areas · 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.

Botswana travel guide

3.7
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.

Namibia travel guide

4.1
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.