21 days in Africa Itinerary

21 days in Africa Itinerary

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21 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Abuja, Nigeria
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Windhoek, Namibia
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Otjiwarongo, Namibia
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Damaraland, Namibia
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Swakopmund, Namibia
— 1 night
Drive:  16​h 15​min
5
Luderitz, Namibia
— 1 night
Drive:  13​h 15​min
6
Sesriem, Namibia
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  12​h 45​min
7
Victoria Falls, Zambia
— 2 nights
Drive:  15​min
8
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
9
Cape Town, South Africa
— 7 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Abuja, Nigeria


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1
night
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.
To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Windhoek journey planner .

Abuja, Nigeria to Windhoek is an approximately 20-hour flight. Traveling from Abuja to Windhoek, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Abuja in December since evenings lows in Windhoek dip to 20°C. You'll set off for Otjiwarongo on the 16th (Mon).

Things to do in Windhoek

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

1
night
Otjiwarongo, Namibia

Otjiwarongo ©
When touring Namibia's famous national parks and reserves, you can opt to base your trip in Otjiwarongo, a laid-back town boasting a number of attractions of its own.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah Conservation Fund and then stroll through REST - Rare & Endangered Species Trust.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Otjiwarongo online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Windhoek to Otjiwarongo takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in December, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Damaraland.

Things to do in Otjiwarongo

Wildlife Parks
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Cheetah Conservation Fund ©
Cheetah Conservation Fund

1
night
Damaraland, Namibia

Damaraland ©
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Brandberg Mountain.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Damaraland trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Otjiwarongo to Damaraland in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Damaraland

Nature Parks
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Brandberg Mountain ©
Brandberg Mountain

1
night
Swakopmund, Namibia

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): stroll through Long Beach Leisure Park, then examine the collection at Swakopmund Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at German Evangelical Lutheran Church. Here are some ideas for day two: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Swakopmund fast, fun, and easy.

Traveling by car from Damaraland to Swakopmund takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in December, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Luderitz.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Long Beach Leisure Park
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Safaris
Swakopmund Museum ©
Swakopmund Museum

1
night
Luderitz, Namibia

Luderitz ©
Lüderitz tourism centers around its well-preserved colonial Art Nouveau architecture and diverse wildlife.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): admire nature's extreme beauty at Agate Beach, then steep yourself in history at The Goerke House, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Felsenkirche, and finally see the interesting displays at Luderitz Museum.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Luderitz travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Swakopmund to Luderitz takes 16.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in December, and nighttime lows around 17°C. On the 21st (Sat), you'll travel to Sesriem.

Things to do in Luderitz

Historic Sites Beaches Nature
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Felsenkirche ©
Felsenkirche
Luderitz Museum ©
Luderitz Museum
Agate Beach ©
Agate Beach

1
night
Sesriem, Namibia

Sesriem
Sesriem is a small settlement located in the Namib Desert, in Namibia, close to the southern end of the Naukluft Mountains. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): take in breathtaking views at Sesriem Canyon and then explore the fascinating landscape at Namib-Naukluft National Park.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Sesriem day trip planner.

Getting from Luderitz to Sesriem by car takes about 13.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Sesriem

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Sesriem Canyon
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Namib-Naukluft National Park
Namib-Naukluft National Park
Sesriem Canyon ©
Sesriem Canyon

2
nights
Victoria Falls, Zambia

Victoria Falls ©
Victoria Falls is a town in the province of Matabeleland North, Zimbabwe. Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Mukuni Village.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Victoria Falls online tour itinerary planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Sesriem to Victoria Falls. In December in Victoria Falls, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 24°C at night. On the 25th (Wed), you'll travel to Victoria Falls.
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Mukuni Village ©
Mukuni Village

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then view the masterpieces at Prime Art Gallery, and finally surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Victoria Falls Snake Park.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Victoria Falls day trip planning site .

Victoria Falls is very close to Victoria Falls. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
Visiting Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and Cape Point will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Franschhoek Motor Museum and First South African Perfume Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cape Town: Stellenbosch (Stellenbosch University Botanical Garden & Rupert Museum), African Penguin & Seabird Sanctuary (in Gansbaai) and Hermanus (Grotto Beach & Kwaaiwater). There's still lots to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, learn about winemaking at Eikehof, examine the collection at South African Jewish Museum, and hike along Helderberg Nature Reserve.

To find where to stay and other tourist information, use the Cape Town trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Victoria Falls to Cape Town takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In December, Cape Town is slightly colder than Victoria Falls - with highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Franschhoek, Hermanus, Stellenbosch, African Penguin & Seabird Sanctuary, !Khwa ttu
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Platteklip Gorge ©
Platteklip Gorge
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony

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