29 days in Africa Itinerary

29 days in Africa Itinerary

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Cape Town, South Africa
— 4 nights
Fly
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Ngamiland East, Botswana
— 2 nights
Drive
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Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 3 nights
Fly
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Lusaka, Zambia
— 1 night
Fly
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Livingstone, Zambia
— 3 nights
Drive
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 5 nights
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Drive to Livingstone, Fly to Nelspruit, Shuttle to Ezulwini
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Ezulwini, Eswatini (Swaziland)
— 2 nights
Shuttle to Johannesburg, Fly to Maseru
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Maseru, Lesotho
— 2 nights
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Johannesburg, South Africa
— 5 nights
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Cape Town, South Africa

— 4 nights

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Cape Town is known for nature, beaches, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Cape Point, take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, head off the coast to Robben Island Museum, and kick back and relax at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Cape Town driving holiday planning site.

Charlotte, USA to Cape Town is an approximately 21-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Charlotte to Cape Town due to the time zone difference. In June, Cape Town is cooler than Charlotte - with highs of 64°F and lows of 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Ngamiland East.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 9 — 14:

Ngamiland East, Botswana

— 2 nights
Ngamiland East, a sub-district of Botswana's North-East District, is all about the wildlife and safaris.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): stroll through Moremi Wildlife Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Thu): stroll through NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Ngamiland East trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Cape Town to Ngamiland East takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Cape Town in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Ngamiland East: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 49°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Chobe National Park.

Things to do in Ngamiland East

Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 14 — 16:

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 Savute Reserve.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Chobe National Park tour planning app.

Explore your travel options from Ngamiland East to Chobe National Park with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Lusaka.

Things to do in Chobe National Park

Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jun 16 — 19:

Lusaka, Zambia

— 1 night
Tourism in Lusaka, Zambia's commercial and government center, thrives mostly due to its central location and well-connected airport, making it a gateway for exploring the country's numerous nature reserves and national parks.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): get outside with The Lilayi Elephant Nursery and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of The Holy Cross Lusaka.

To see other places to visit and tourist information, read Lusaka trip itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Chobe National Park to Lusaka takes 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Livingstone.

Things to do in Lusaka

Historic Sites · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 19 — 20:

Livingstone, Zambia

— 3 nights
Tourism in Livingstone, a town nestled on the Zimbabwean border, thrives largely thanks to the nearby Victoria Falls.
Livingstone is known for nature, adventure, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Victoria Falls, get a dose of the wild on The Explorer Club, browse the exhibits of Livingstone Museum, and explore and take pictures at Mukuni Village.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Livingstone trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Lusaka to Livingstone takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Livingstone

Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Adventure

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 20 — 23:

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

— 5 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: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and buy something for everyone on your list at Elephant's Walk Shopping and Artist's Village.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Victoria Falls trip itinerary planner.

Victoria Falls is very close to Livingstone. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Livingstone in June: highs in Victoria Falls hover around 77°F, while lows dip to 48°F. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Tue) before leaving for Ezulwini.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Shopping · Parks · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 23 — 28:

Ezulwini, Eswatini (Swaziland)

— 2 nights

Valley of Heaven

Removed from the bigger and busier parts of the country, Ezulwini Valley represents a quiet place where visitors can relax but at the same time discover the wildlife that spreads across this region.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Mantenga Cultural Village, steep yourself in history at Ngwenya Mine, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Malolotja Nature Reserve. On the next day, grab your bike and head to Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary and then try to win big at Happy Valley Casino.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Ezulwini trip simple and quick.

Do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle from Victoria Falls to Ezulwini in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Victoria Falls in June, things will get little chillier in Ezulwini: highs are around 72°F and lows about 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Maseru.

Things to do in Ezulwini

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 28 — 30:

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.
On the 1st (Fri), make a trip to Morija Museum & Archives and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maluti Mountains. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat): see human ingenuity at work at Katse Dam, then contemplate the long history of Thaba-Bosiu National Monument, and then try to win big at Lesotho Sun Casino.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Maseru route planner.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Ezulwini to Maseru in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, train, and flight. Traveling from Ezulwini in June, expect nights in Maseru to be about the same, around 41°F, while days are little chillier, around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can fly to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Maseru

Parks · Fun & Games · Nature · Casinos

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 2:

Johannesburg, South Africa

— 5 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: Lion and Safari Park (in Broederstroom), Ukutula Conservation Center (in Brits) and 7th Heaven Scuba (in Krugersdorp). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, stop by Maboneng Precinct, gain some tasty knowledge on Time Anchor Distillery, and learn about all things military at South African National Museum of Military History.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Johannesburg travel route tool.

Traveling by flight from Maseru to Johannesburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Maseru in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Johannesburg: temperatures range from 67°F by day to 40°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 2 — 7:

South Africa travel guide

4.3
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.

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.

Zambia travel guide

3.9
Geologic Formations · Waterfalls · Nature & Parks
Air Conditioned State
Landlocked Zambia remains best known, a little counter intuitively perhaps, for its bodies of water. Three large rivers run through the country, with most of the big urban areas and smaller settlements sticking close to waterways and the valleys they've cut over millennia. Holidays in Zambia are adventurous affairs, with real planning required to get the most out of the country--foreign visitors find the infrastructure lacking and familiar comforts practically nonexistent. Traditional villages remain the most culturally rewarding places to visit in Zambia, while superlative natural features include animal-rich national parks and picturesque waterfalls.

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.

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.