30 days in Africa Itinerary

30 days in Africa Itinerary

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Start: Nelspruit, South Africa
Fly:  4 h 15 min
1
Cape Town, South Africa
— 7 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Windhoek, Namibia
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
3
Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
4
Ngamiland East, Botswana
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Drive + Bus:  4 h 15 min
5
Livingstone, Zambia
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
6
Lilongwe, Malawi
— 1 night
Fly:  6 h 15 min
7
Arusha, Tanzania
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
8
Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 4 nights
Fly:  6 h
9
Maputo, Mozambique
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
10
Simunye, Eswatini (Swaziland)
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
End: Nelspruit, South Africa

7
nights
Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town ©
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 plan includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Cape Point, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Lion's Head, enjoy the sand and surf at Clifton Beaches, and visit Abseil Africa.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Cape Town journey planner.

Nelspruit to Cape Town is an approximately 4.5- hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Nelspruit in June: highs in Cape Town hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Windhoek.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

3
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.
Windhoek is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Deadvlei, tee off at Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Naute Kristall Cellar and Destillery, and admire the landmark architecture of Christuskirche.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Windhoek travel route planner.

Fly from Cape Town to Windhoek in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Central Africa Time (CAT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Cape Town, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Windhoek, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Chobe National Park.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Naute Kristall Cellar and Destillery, Deadvlei
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Deadvlei ©
Deadvlei
NamibRand Nature Reserve ©
NamibRand Nature Reserve
Christuskirche ©
Christuskirche

2
nights
Chobe National Park, Botswana

Chobe National Park ©
A trip to Chobe National Park awakens the naturalist in every traveler and opens numerous possibilities for adventure.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Serondela Reserve and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nogatsaa and Tchinga. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Seboba Nature and Recreational Park and then tour the pleasant surroundings at CARACAL Biodiversity Center.

To find out how to plan a trip to Chobe National Park, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Windhoek to Chobe National Park by flight takes about 4 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Windhoek to Chobe National Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Ngamiland East.

Things to do in Chobe National Park

Parks Wildlife
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Nogatsaa and Tchinga ©
Nogatsaa and Tchinga
Serondela Reserve ©
Serondela Reserve

1
night
Ngamiland East, Botswana

Ngamiland East ©
Ngamiland East, a sub-district of Botswana's North-East District, is all about the wildlife and safaris.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Ngamiland East travel route planner.

You can fly from Chobe National Park to Ngamiland East in 4 hours. In June, daytime highs in Ngamiland East are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Livingstone.

Things to do in Ngamiland East

Wildlife Parks
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NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust ©
NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust

3
nights
Livingstone, Zambia

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Victoria Falls, get engrossed in the history at Livingstone Museum, see the interesting displays at Railway Museum, and explore and take pictures at Gorge Swing.

Make your Livingstone itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Ngamiland East to Livingstone by combination of flight and bus takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of flight and car. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Ngamiland East in June: highs in Livingstone hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Lilongwe.

Things to do in Livingstone

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Mukuni Village
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Helicopter Tours
Victoria Falls ©
Victoria Falls
Livingstone Museum ©
Livingstone Museum

1
night
Lilongwe, Malawi

Lilongwe ©
The capital city of Malawi and its largest, Lilongwe serves as an important center of economy and transportation for the area.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): look for gifts at Gems and Jewellery Lanka, then pause for some serene contemplation at Maula Cathedral, and then take in the awesome beauty at Nkhoma Mountain.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Lilongwe road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Livingstone to Lilongwe takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Arusha.

Things to do in Lilongwe

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Maula Cathedral ©
Maula Cathedral

2
nights
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.
Arusha is known for wildlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, see the interesting displays at Isle of Jewels, see Off-Road Tours, and hunt for treasures at Masai Central Market.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Arusha trip itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Lilongwe to Arusha in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference moving from Central Africa Time (CAT) to East Africa Time (EAT) is 1 hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Arusha

Tours Outdoors Shopping

Side Trip

Masai Central Market
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Climbing Tours
Kili Dreamers ©
Kili Dreamers
Off-Road Tours

4
nights
Zanzibar City, Tanzania

Zanzibar City ©
Discover a myriad of attractions in Zanzibar City, like its World Heritage-listed historic core, charming beach villages, and the modern neighborhood of Ng'ambo.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zanzibar City: Bahati Beach Boutique (in Kendwa), Paje Beach (in Paje) and Nungwi Beach (in Nungwi). There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, stroll through Cheetah's Rock, pause for some serene contemplation at Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral, and relax in the rural setting at Tangawizi Spice Farm.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Zanzibar City trip planner.

Getting from Arusha to Zanzibar City by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Arusha in June; daily highs in Zanzibar City reach 34°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Maputo.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Zanzibar Island, Bahati Beach Boutique, Paje Beach, Nungwi Beach
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Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock
Prison Island - Changuu Private Island ©
Prison Island - Changuu Private Island
House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib) ©
House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib)

2
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.
On the 26th (Sat), step off the mainland to explore Xefina Pequena, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroquia Santo Antonio, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, and finally admire the striking features of Maputo Central Train Station. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Fisheries Museum (Museu das Pescas), examine the collection at Museu dos CFM, get engrossed in the history at National Money Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mesquita da Baixa, then view the masterpieces at CCBM - Centro Cultural Brasil-Mocambique, and finally take in the exciting artwork at CCFM - Centro Cultural Franco-Mocambicano.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Maputo trip maker app.

Getting from Zanzibar City to Maputo by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of ferry, train, car, and bus. The time zone difference moving from East Africa Time (EAT) to Central Africa Time (CAT) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Zanzibar City in June, Maputo is a bit cooler at night with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Simunye.

Things to do in Maputo

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Paroquia Santo Antonio ©
Paroquia Santo Antonio
Museu dos CFM ©
Museu dos CFM
Mesquita da Baixa ©
Mesquita da Baixa

3
nights
Simunye, Eswatini (Swaziland)

Simunye ©
Simunye is a sugar mill town on the lowveld in eastern Swaziland. On the 28th (Mon), take in the awesome beauty at Lebombo Mountains and then explore the striking landscape of Hlane Royal National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Mlawula Nature Reserve and then look for all kinds of wild species at Mbuluzi Game Reserve and Lodges.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Simunye tour itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Maputo to Simunye takes 2.5 hours. On the 30th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Simunye

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Lebombo Mountains, Mlawula Nature Reserve, Hlane Royal National Park
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Hlane Royal National Park ©
Hlane Royal National Park
Mlawula Nature Reserve ©
Mlawula Nature Reserve
Lebombo Mountains ©
Lebombo Mountains

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