25 days in Cape Town, Namibia & Tanzania Itinerary

25 days in Cape Town, Namibia & Tanzania Itinerary

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25 days in Cape Town, Namibia & Tanzania Itinerary

Start: Santiago, Chile
Fly:  20​h 30​min
1
Cape Town, South Africa
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Windhoek, Namibia
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia
— 7 nights
Fly:  12​h 45​min
4
Arusha, Tanzania
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 15​min
5
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
— 6 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 15​min
6
Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: Santiago, Chile


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3
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, parks, shopping, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Cape Point, trek along Platteklip Gorge, admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Two Oceans Aquarium.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Cape Town trip planner.

Santiago, Chile to Cape Town is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Chile Time (CLT) to South Africa Standard Time (SAST) is 6 hours. In June, daytime highs in Cape Town are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Namib-Naukluft Park.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Robben Island Museum ©
Robben Island Museum

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.
For more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Windhoek trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Cape Town to Windhoek takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cape Town in June, you will find days in Windhoek are somewhat warmer (27°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). You will leave for Namib-Naukluft Park on the 30th (Tue).

Things to do in Windhoek

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

7
nights
Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia

Namib-Naukluft Park ©
One of the world's largest nature and game reserves, the vast Namib-Naukluft Park boasts sweeping desert and mountain landscapes, a diverse range of animal life, and the surreal Sossusvlei, a scenic saltpan sprinkled with towering red sand dunes and petrified acacia trees.
Explore Namib-Naukluft Park's surroundings by going to Tropic of Capricorn Sign (in Solitaire), Gobabeb (Dorob National Park & Gobabeb Desert Research Station) and Walvis Bay (Kayaking & Canoeing, Dolphin & Whale Watching, & more). Next up on the itinerary: cruise along Spreetshoogte Pass, explore the striking landscape at Moon Landscape, explore and take pictures at Kuiseb Pass, and explore the activities along Kuiseb River.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Namib-Naukluft Park travel route builder website .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Windhoek to Namib-Naukluft Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Namib-Naukluft Park are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Arusha.

Things to do in Namib-Naukluft Park

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Walvis Bay, Gobabeb, Erongo Region, Tropic of Capricorn Sign
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Dorob National Park ©
Dorob National Park
Kayaking & Canoeing
Gobabeb Desert Research Station ©
Gobabeb Desert Research Station

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): examine the collection at Cultural Heritage Centre and then shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Arusha trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Victoria Falls to Arusha takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Victoria Falls to Arusha is 1 hour. When traveling from Victoria Falls in July, plan for slightly colder days in Arusha, with highs around 24°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Arusha

Outdoors Tours Museums
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Climbing Tours
Cultural Heritage Centre ©
Cultural Heritage Centre

6
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.
Spend the 10th (Fri) exploring nature at Serengeti National Park. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Seronera, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, explore the striking landscape at Oldupai Gorge, and contemplate the waterfront views at Grumeti River.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Serengeti National Park trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can fly from Arusha to Serengeti National Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You will leave for Zanzibar City on the 15th (Wed).

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Oldupai Gorge
Highlights from your plan
Serengeti National Park ©
Serengeti National Park
Seronera ©
Seronera
Oldupai Gorge ©
Oldupai Gorge

3
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zanzibar City: Bahati Beach Boutique (in Kendwa) and Nungwi (Scuba & Snorkeling & Nungwi Beach). There's lots more to do: step off the mainland to explore Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, don't miss a visit to Mercury House, stroll through Cheetah's Rock, and admire the landmark architecture of House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib).

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Zanzibar City holiday builder site .

You can fly from Serengeti National Park to Zanzibar City in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and flight. In July, daily temperatures in Zanzibar City can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Nungwi, Cheetah's Rock, Bahati Beach Boutique
Highlights from your plan
Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock
Scuba & Snorkeling

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