21 days in Africa Itinerary

21 days in Africa Itinerary

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21 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
Pointe Noire, Republic of the Congo
— Few hours
Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
2
Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo
— 1 night
+2
bus + Drive + Fly:  9​h
3
Lusaka, Zambia
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
4
Livingstone, Zambia
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  2​h 45​min
5
Windhoek, Namibia
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Swakopmund, Namibia
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
7
Lubango, Angola
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 30​min
8
Luanda, Angola
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h
End: Toronto, Canada

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Pointe Noire, Republic of the Congo

Pointe Noire
The second largest city of Congo, coastal Pointe-Noire has rapidly grown into a metropolitan area in past decades, rising to become the main commercial center of the country.
On the 7th (Mon), kick back and relax at Cote Sauvage.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Pointe Noire journey planner .

Toronto, Canada to Pointe Noire is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Toronto to Pointe Noire. Traveling from Toronto in January, things will get warmer in Pointe Noire: highs are around 36°C and lows about 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Goma.

Things to do in Pointe Noire

Parks Beaches Outdoors

1
night
Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Goma ©
Nestled between two opposites--a lake and a volcano--Goma represents an adventurous vacation spot.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): contemplate the geological forces at Mount Nyiragongo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Wed): explore the activities along Lake Kivu.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Goma online itinerary planner .

Fly from Pointe Noire to Goma in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Pointe Noire to Goma. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Pointe Noire in January: highs in Goma hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Lusaka.

Things to do in Goma

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Mount Nyiragongo ©
Mount Nyiragongo
Lake Kivu ©
Lake Kivu

2
nights
Lusaka, Zambia

Lusaka ©
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.
For shopping fun, head to Sunday Crafts Market or Kabwata Cultural Village. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Lilayi Elephant Nursery and Kapishya Hot Springs. There's much more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Arcades Shopping Mall, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kalimba Reptile Park, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of The Holy Cross Lusaka.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Lusaka trip itinerary site .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Goma to Lusaka in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Livingstone.

Things to do in Lusaka

Shopping Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Kapishya Hot Springs
Highlights from your plan
Sunday Crafts Market ©
Sunday Crafts Market
The Lilayi Elephant Nursery ©
The Lilayi Elephant Nursery
Cathedral of The Holy Cross Lusaka ©
Cathedral of The Holy Cross Lusaka

3
nights
Livingstone, Zambia

Livingstone ©
Tourism in Livingstone, a town nestled on the Zimbabwean border, thrives largely thanks to the nearby Victoria Falls.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Safaris and Railway Museum. Get outdoors at Livingstone Reptile Park and Victoria Falls. On the 15th (Tue), spend a relaxing day on the river with a rafting and tubing tour. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Livingstone Museum.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Livingstone trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Lusaka to Livingstone takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Windhoek.

Things to do in Livingstone

Tours Outdoors Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Victoria Falls ©
Victoria Falls
Safaris
Livingstone Reptile Park ©
Livingstone Reptile Park

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.
Get some cultural insight at Trans-Namib Railroad Museum and Katutura Township. Step out of the city life by going to Fish River Canyon Nationalpark and NamibRand Nature Reserve. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, hunt for treasures at Namibia Craft Centre, admire the landmark architecture of Christuskirche, and buy something for everyone on your list at Maerua Mall.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Windhoek trip site .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Livingstone to Windhoek in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Windhoek are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Windhoek

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Fish River Canyon Nationalpark
Highlights from your plan
Fish River Canyon Nationalpark ©
Fish River Canyon Nationalpark
Christuskirche ©
Christuskirche
Trans-Namib Railroad Museum ©
Trans-Namib Railroad Museum

3
nights
Swakopmund, Namibia

Swakopmund ©
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Long Beach Leisure Park and Snake Park. Do your shopping at Kristall Galerie and Die Muschel. Go for a jaunt from Swakopmund to Hentiesbaai to see Zeila Shipwreck about 58 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Swakopmund Museum, admire the striking features of Hohenzollernhaus, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Peter's Antiques, and stroll through Dune 7.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Swakopmund journey planner .

Do a combination of flight and car from Windhoek to Swakopmund in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and car. While traveling from Windhoek, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Swakopmund, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Lubango.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Walvis Bay, Zeila Shipwreck
Highlights from your plan
Long Beach Leisure Park ©
Long Beach Leisure Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours
German Evangelical Lutheran Church ©
German Evangelical Lutheran Church

1
night
Lubango, Angola

Lubango ©
Lubango is the capital city of the Angolan province of Huíla. On the 22nd (Tue), head outdoors with Serra da Leba and then explore the striking landscape at Tundavala.

Planning Lubango trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Do a combination of car and flight from Swakopmund to Lubango in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone changes from Central African Time to Western African Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Luanda.

Things to do in Lubango

Outdoors Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Serra da Leba ©
Serra da Leba
Tundavala ©
Tundavala

3
nights
Luanda, Angola

Luanda ©
After decades of conflict, Luanda experienced a massive economic boom at the beginning of the 21st century, making it one of the most developed cities in Africa and a magnet for tourists.
Explore hidden gems such as Sangano Beach and Belas Shopping Mall. Get outdoors at Avenida 4 de Fevereiro and Cabo Ledo. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Fortaleza de Sao Miguel, get outside with Octopus, step off the mainland to explore Ilha do Mussulo, and don't miss a visit to Mausoleum of Agostinho Neto.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Luanda day trip website .

You can fly from Lubango to Luanda in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Luanda are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Luanda

Outdoors Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Sangano Beach ©
Sangano Beach
Fortaleza de Sao Miguel ©
Fortaleza de Sao Miguel
Avenida 4 de Fevereiro ©
Avenida 4 de Fevereiro

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