60 days in Africa Itinerary

60 days in Africa Itinerary

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60 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Fly + Drive:  14 h 30 min
1
Muxima, Angola
— 1 day
+3
Drive + Train + Drive + Fly:  5 h 45 min
2
Huambo, Angola
— 1 day
Fly:  1 h 15 min
3
Luanda, Angola
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
4
Windhoek, Namibia
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Swakopmund, Namibia
— 5 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
7
Cape Town, South Africa
— 9 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
8
Knysna, South Africa
— 7 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
9
Durban, South Africa
— 7 nights
Fly:  2 h
10
Gaborone, Botswana
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
11
Ngamiland East, Botswana
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
12
Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
13
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 6 nights
Fly:  14 h 15 min
End: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

1
day
Muxima, Angola

Muxima
Muxima is a town and commune in the municipality of Quiçama, Luanda Province, Angola. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): contemplate the long history of Fortress of Muxima and then explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional da Quiçama.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Muxima trip itinerary maker site .

Amsterdam, Holland to Muxima is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Huambo.

Things to do in Muxima

Historic Sites

1
day
Huambo, Angola

Huambo ©
Huambo, formerly Nova Lisboa, is the capital of the province of Huambo in Angola. On the 3rd (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Se Catedral do Huambo.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Huambo trip planner .

You can do a combination of car, train, and flight from Muxima to Huambo in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and bus; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Luanda.

Things to do in Huambo

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Se Catedral do Huambo ©
Se Catedral do Huambo

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.
You'll explore and learn at Fortaleza de Sao Miguel and National Anthropology Museum (Museu Nacional de Antropologia). Your cultural itinerary includes sights like National Slavery Museum and Museu da Moeda. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Nossa Senhora dos Remedios, admire the landmark architecture of Palacio de Ferro, get outside with Cabo Ledo, and grab your bike and head to Avenida 4 de Fevereiro.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Luanda tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Huambo to Luanda by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Huambo in January; daily highs in Luanda reach 36°C and lows reach 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Windhoek.

Things to do in Luanda

Outdoors Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Cabo Ledo ©
Cabo Ledo
Fortaleza de Sao Miguel ©
Fortaleza de Sao Miguel
Museu Nacional da Escravatura ©
Museu Nacional da Escravatura

5
nights
Windhoek, Namibia

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.
Christuskirche and Rhenish Mission Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St Mary's Catholic Cathedral and Katutura Township. Spend the 7th (Tue) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: stroll through NamibRand Nature Reserve, take in breathtaking views at Fish River Canyon Nationalpark, tee off at Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis, and get curious at Geological Survey Museum.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Windhoek trip planning app .

You can fly from Luanda to Windhoek in 3.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Luanda to Windhoek. Expect little chillier evenings in Windhoek when traveling from Luanda in January, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Namib-Naukluft Park.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Rhenish Mission Church, Fish River Canyon Nationalpark
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Christuskirche ©
Christuskirche
NamibRand Nature Reserve ©
NamibRand Nature Reserve

4
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Gobabeb (Gobabeb Desert Research Station & Dorob National Park). There's lots more to do: admire nature's extreme beauty at Big Daddy Dune, explore and take pictures at Kuiseb Pass, take a memorable drive along Spreetshoogte Pass, and contemplate the waterfront views at Kuiseb River.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Namib-Naukluft Park sightseeing planning tool .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Windhoek to Namib-Naukluft Park in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Windhoek in January: highs in Namib-Naukluft Park hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Namib-Naukluft Park

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Gobabeb, Kuiseb Pass
Highlights from your plan
Big Daddy Dune ©
Big Daddy Dune
Gobabeb Desert Research Station ©
Gobabeb Desert Research Station
Dorob National Park ©
Dorob National Park

5
nights
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.
Swakopmund Museum and Zeila Shipwreck are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Swakopmund: Spitzkoppe (in Damaraland) and Walvis Bay (Kayaking & Canoeing & Dolphin & Whale Watching). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, stroll through Welwitschia Plains, stop by Die Muschel, and take in the dramatic natural features at Moon Landscape.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Swakopmund trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Namib-Naukluft Park to Swakopmund in 1.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Swakopmund are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Walvis Bay, Moon Landscape, Zeila Shipwreck, Spitzkoppe
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Dolphin & Whale Watching

9
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.
Visit Robben Island Museum and Groot Constantia for their historical value. Let the collections at District Six Museum and The Franschhoek Motor Museum capture your imagination. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cape Town: Lynx Wines (in Wemmershoek), Stellenbosch (Waterford Estate, Hombisa Jewellery, & more) and Boschendal Wine Estate (in Groot Drakenstein). There's lots more to do: get great views at Cape of Good Hope, take in the awesome beauty at Signal Hill, hike along Platteklip Gorge, and kick back and relax at Boulders Beach.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Cape Town trip maker site .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Swakopmund to Cape Town in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Swakopmund in January, you will find days in Cape Town are somewhat warmer (32°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Knysna.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Franschhoek, Stellenbosch, Chapman's Peak Drive
Highlights from your plan
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Robben Island Museum ©
Robben Island Museum

7
nights
Knysna, South Africa

Knysna ©
Enshrouded in lush indigenous forest and surrounding a scenic lagoon of the same name, the Garden Route town of Knysna has plenty to offer.
Popular historic sites such as Holy Trinity Church and St. Christopher Catholic Church are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Janine Iron and Washing Museum and Cape Palette Art Gallery. Get out of town with these interesting Knysna side-trips: Storms River (Bitou Art Gallery & The Dolphin Trail), Robberg Nature Reserve (in Plettenberg Bay) and The Crags (Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary, Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre, & more). Spend the 3rd (Mon) exploring nature at Tsitsikamma National Park. And it doesn't end there: explore the fascinating underground world of The Cango Caves, tour the pleasant surroundings at Knysna Elephant Park, explore the striking landscape at Knysna Heads, and see the interesting displays at Outeniqua Transport Museum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Knysna online visit planner .

Traveling by flight from Cape Town to Knysna takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cape Town in January, plan for a bit cooler days in Knysna, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Durban.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Plettenberg Bay, Tsitsikamma National Park, Oudtshoorn, George, Janine Iron and Washing Museum
Highlights from your plan
Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden
Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre ©
Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre

7
nights
Durban, South Africa

Sunny weather and golden beaches await you on a vacation in Durban, a busy port city on the Indian Ocean known for its outdoorsy atmosphere.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Buddhist Retreat Centre and The Ramakrishna Centre of South Africa Durban. Museum-lovers will get to explore Makiwa Gallery and Phansi Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Durban: Pietermaritzburg (Tatham Art Gallery, Natal Museum, & more), Lake Eland Game Reserve (in Lake Eland Game Reserve) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Umkomaas). There's lots more to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at uShaka Marine World, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, take in breathtaking views at Krantzkloof Nature Reserve, and admire all the interesting features of Moses Mabhida Stadium.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Durban day trip tool .

Getting from Knysna to Durban by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Knysna in February, with highs in Durban at 34°C and lows at 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Gaborone.

Things to do in Durban

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Umhlanga Rocks, Pietermaritzburg, KartingKZN Galleria, Greater St Lucia Wetland Park, Krantzkloof Nature Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Shark Diving
The Buddhist Retreat Centre ©
The Buddhist Retreat Centre
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
Gaborone, Botswana

Gaborone ©
Planned as the capital after Botswana gained independence in the 1960s, Gaborone quickly transformed into a bustling city and the country's commercial center.
Get some historical perspective at ISKCON Gaborone and Trinity Church. ISKCON Gaborone (Krishna Balaram Palace) and Sri Balaji Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ the King Cathedral, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, stroll through Mokolodi Nature Reserve, and buy something for everyone on your list at Airport Junction.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Gaborone trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by flight from Durban to Gaborone takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Durban in February, expect nights in Gaborone to be little chillier, around 20°C, while days are colder, around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Ngamiland East.

Things to do in Gaborone

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trips

Lentswe-la-Oodi Weavers, Khwai Concession
Highlights from your plan
Mokolodi Nature Reserve ©
Mokolodi Nature Reserve
ISKCON Gaborone ©
ISKCON Gaborone

3
nights
Ngamiland East, Botswana

Ngamiland East ©
Go for a jaunt from Ngamiland East to Moremi Game Reserve to see Moremi Wildlife Reserve about 1h 05 min away. Spend the 17th (Mon) in the pleasant surroundings of Okavango Delta.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Ngamiland East trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Gaborone to Ngamiland East by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Gaborone in February, expect nights in Ngamiland East to be somewhat warmer, around 24°C, while days are warmer, around 37°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Chobe National Park.

Things to do in Ngamiland East

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Moremi Wildlife Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Moremi Wildlife Reserve ©
Moremi Wildlife Reserve
Walking Stick Travel & Tours ©
Walking Stick Travel & Tours

3
nights
Chobe National Park, Botswana

Chobe National Park ©
Chobe National Park, in northern Botswana, has one of the largest concentrations of game in Africa. Spend the 22nd (Sat) exploring nature at Chobe National Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Chobe National Park online travel route planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ngamiland East to Chobe National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Chobe National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Nogatsaa and Tchinga ©
Nogatsaa and Tchinga
Savute Reserve ©
Savute Reserve
Serondela Reserve ©
Serondela Reserve

6
nights
Johannesburg, South Africa

Johannesburg ©
Founded when gold was discovered in the area in the late 19th century, Johannesburg quickly grew into a bustling metropolis, South Africa's largest city and the region's economic hub.
Constitution Hill and Mandela House will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will appreciate Apartheid Museum and Art Eye Gallery. Get out of town with these interesting Johannesburg side-trips: Liliesleaf Farm & Museum (in Rivonia) and Ukutula Lion Park (in Brits). Spend the 25th (Tue) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your military savvy at South African National Museum of Military History, examine the collection at Lindfield Victorian House Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Kim Sacks Gallery, and try to win big at Montecasino.

To see traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Johannesburg trip maker app .

Getting from Chobe National Park to Johannesburg by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus. In February, daytime highs in Johannesburg are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. On the 29th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums Wildlife Fun & Games

Side Trips

Jack Friedman Eastgate, Liliesleaf, Montecasino, Ukutula Conservation Center
Highlights from your plan
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill

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