18 days in Africa Itinerary

18 days in Africa Itinerary

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18 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg, South Africa
Fly + Drive:  12​h
1
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  12​h 15​min
3
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 2 nights
+3
Drive + bus + Drive + Fly:  5​h
4
Okavango Delta, Botswana
— 3 nights
Drive:  13​h 45​min
5
Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Johannesburg, South Africa


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3
nights
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

Maasai Mara National Reserve ©
Home to the Great Migration and Africa's exceptional wildlife, Maasai Mara is a must on a Kenya itinerary.
Escape the urban bustle at Mara Triangle and Olare Orok Conservancy. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Ol Kinyei Conservancy, tour the pleasant surroundings at Musiara Swamp, and take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Maasai Mara National Reserve route planning app .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Maasai Mara National Reserve is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Johannesburg to Maasai Mara National Reserve is 1 hour. While traveling from Johannesburg, expect much colder days and about the same nights in Maasai Mara National Reserve, ranging from highs of 59°F to lows of 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Mara Triangle ©
Mara Triangle
Olare Orok Conservancy ©
Olare Orok Conservancy
Musiara Swamp ©
Musiara Swamp

3
nights
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Serengeti National Park ©
Few adventures in the world invoke such vivid natural imagery as a trip to Serengeti National Park, a World Heritage Site known for its diverse animal life and memorable scenery.
Take a break from the city and head to Serengeti National Park and Oldupai Gorge. Spend the 7th (Mon) exploring nature at Seronera. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Retima Hippo Pool and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Serengeti National Park driving holiday tool .

You can drive from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Serengeti National Park in 3.5 hours. September in Serengeti National Park sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Oldupai Gorge
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Serengeti National Park ©
Serengeti National Park
Seronera ©
Seronera
Oldupai Gorge ©
Oldupai Gorge

2
nights
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then take in the exciting artwork at Prime Art Gallery, and then admire the sheer force of Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Thu): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

For reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Victoria Falls road trip planning site .

Do a combination of car and flight from Serengeti National Park to Victoria Falls in 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Serengeti National Park to Victoria Falls, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Serengeti National Park, expect much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Victoria Falls, ranging from highs of 90°F to lows of 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Okavango Delta.

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Safaris
Zipline

3
nights
Okavango Delta, Botswana

Okavango Delta ©
Listed as a World Heritage Site, Okavango Delta represents a sanctuary for a rich and diverse animal and plant life, which continues to attract swarms of tourists, adventurers, and nature lovers.
Get in touch with nature at NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust and Okavango River. Step out of Okavango Delta to go to Maun and see Motsana Maun, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. Spend the 12th (Sat) in the pleasant surroundings of Moremi Wildlife Reserve. Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Khwai River Bridge.

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Getting from Victoria Falls to Okavango Delta by combination of car, bus, and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. In September in Okavango Delta, expect temperatures between 92°F during the day and 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Okavango Delta

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Ngamiland East
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Moremi Wildlife Reserve ©
Moremi Wildlife Reserve
Okavango River ©
Okavango River

3
nights
Kruger National Park, South Africa

Kruger National Park ©
One of Africa's largest game sanctuaries and part of UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere Program, Kruger National Park provides an immersive experience of wildlife.
Escape the urban bustle at Kruger National Park and Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve. Step out of Kruger National Park to go to Gravelotte and see Big Boabab, which is approximately 1h 40 min away. Spend the 16th (Wed) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Idube Game Reserve, get great views at Nkumbe View Site, and steep yourself in history at Masorini Archaeological Site.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Kruger National Park online trip itinerary maker .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Okavango Delta to Kruger National Park. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Okavango Delta in September, with highs in Kruger National Park at 81°F and lows at 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Big Boabab, Kruger National Park, Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve ©
Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve

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