60 days in Africa Itinerary

60 days in Africa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Africa attractions planner

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Nosy Be, Madagascar
— 4 nights
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Livingstone, Zambia
— 3 nights
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 5 nights
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Otjiwarongo, Namibia
— 2 nights
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Damaraland, Namibia
— 2 nights
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Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia
— 3 nights
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Swakopmund, Namibia
— 2 nights
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Cape Town, South Africa
— 8 nights
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Cape Agulhas, South Africa
— 2 nights
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Knysna, South Africa
— 4 nights
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Nelspruit, South Africa
— 5 nights
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Hoedspruit, South Africa
— 5 nights
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Johannesburg, South Africa
— 6 nights
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Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
— 2 nights
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Arusha, Tanzania
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Nosy Be, Madagascar

— 4 nights

Perfume Island

The island of Nosy Be, off the coast of Madagascar, remains the country's premier beach getaway renowned for its tranquil ambience, pristine shoreline, and year-round warm weather.
Get outdoors at Lokobe Nature Special Reserve and Scuba & Snorkeling. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nosy Sakatia and Ambaro Ranch. There's more to do: step off the mainland to explore Nosy Fanihy and take in the awesome beauty at Mont Passot.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Nosy Be trip itinerary planning tool.

Calgary, Canada to Nosy Be is an approximately 29.5-hour flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Calgary to Nosy Be is 10 hours. In May, Nosy Be is much warmer than Calgary - with highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C. On the 6th (Fri), you're off to Livingstone.

Things to do in Nosy Be

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Livingstone, Zambia

— 3 nights
Tourism in Livingstone, a town nestled on the Zimbabwean border, thrives largely thanks to the nearby Victoria Falls.
Take a break from the city and head to Victoria Falls and Kayaking & Canoeing. Livingstone Museum and The National Art Gallery, Livingstone are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: head outdoors with The Explorer Club, examine the collection at Railway Museum, explore and take pictures at Gorge Swing, and shop like a local with Wayiwayi Art Studio and Gallery.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Livingstone travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Nosy Be to Livingstone takes 23.5 hours. The time zone changes from East Africa Time (EAT) to Central Africa Time (CAT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Nosy Be in May: high temperatures in Livingstone hover around 27°C and lows are around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Livingstone

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

— 5 nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Walking tours and Prime Art Gallery. Get in touch with nature at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park and Safaris. There's lots more to do: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, wander the wide-open spaces of Crocodile Park Victoria Falls, get interesting insight from Tours, and browse the different shops at Elephant's Walk Shopping and Artist's Village.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Victoria Falls holiday planning website.

Victoria Falls is just a stone's throw from Livingstone. Traveling from Livingstone in May, you will find days in Victoria Falls are somewhat warmer (32°C), and nights are little chillier (13°C). You will leave for Otjiwarongo on the 14th (Sat).

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Shopping

Otjiwarongo, Namibia

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): stroll through REST - Rare & Endangered Species Trust and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah Conservation Fund. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Africat.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Otjiwarongo online tour itinerary builder.

You can drive from Victoria Falls to Otjiwarongo in 12 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central Africa Time to Central Africa Time is minus 1 hour. In May, daytime highs in Otjiwarongo are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Damaraland.

Things to do in Otjiwarongo

Parks · Wildlife

Damaraland, Namibia

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Damara Living Museum, contemplate the long history of Twyfelfontein, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Brandberg Mountain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Messum Crater and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Spitzkoppe.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Damaraland online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Otjiwarongo to Damaraland takes 8 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Otjiwarongo in May: highs in Damaraland hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Namib-Naukluft Park.

Things to do in Damaraland

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia

— 3 nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Deadvlei and Sesriem Canyon. Get in touch with nature at Dune 45 Sossusvlei and Big Daddy Dune.

Make your Namib-Naukluft Park itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Damaraland to Namib-Naukluft Park takes 4 hours. When traveling from Damaraland in May, plan for a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Namib-Naukluft Park: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Namib-Naukluft Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Swakopmund, Namibia

— 2 nights
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.
On the 22nd (Sun), push the limits with an extreme tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then examine the collection at Swakopmund Museum, and finally stop by Die Muschel. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get interesting insight from Tours, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Dune 7.

Start your trip to Swakopmund by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from Namib-Naukluft Park to Swakopmund by car takes about 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Swakopmund are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to fly to Cape Town.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Adventure

Side Trip

Cape Town, South Africa

— 8 nights

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Robben Island Museum and Groote Kerk will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will appreciate First South African Perfume Museum and The Stellenbosch Village Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Cape Town side-trips: !Khwa ttu (in Yzerfontein), Stellenbosch (Stellenbosch Vineyards, Stellenbosch University Botanical Garden, &more) and Grotto Beach (in Hermanus). There's much more to do: get great views at Cape Point, enjoy the sand and surf at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, admire all the interesting features of Groot Constantia, and see the interesting displays at Heart of Cape Town Museum.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Cape Town road trip website.

You can fly from Swakopmund to Cape Town in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Swakopmund to Cape Town, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Swakopmund in May: highs in Cape Town hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Cape Agulhas.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Cape Agulhas, South Africa

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): visit a coastal fixture at Cape Agulhas Lighthouse, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Cape Agulhas - Southernmost Tip of Africa, then savor the flavors at Wine Boutique on the Shipwreck Coast, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Struisbaai Beach. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at The Tradouwspass, then explore the fascinating underground world of Waenhuiskrans Caves, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Waenhuiskrans Nature Reserve.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Cape Agulhas vacation planner.

Drive from Cape Town to Cape Agulhas in 3 hours. In May in Cape Agulhas, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Knysna.

Things to do in Cape Agulhas

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Knysna, South Africa

— 4 nights
Enshrouded in lush indigenous forest and surrounding a scenic lagoon of the same name, the Garden Route town of Knysna has plenty to offer.
Step off the beaten path and head to Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary and Garden Route National Park. Get a sense of the local culture at Outeniqua Transport Museum and Holy Trinity Church. Explore Knysna's surroundings by going to Robberg Nature Reserve (in Plettenberg Bay), The Crags (Elephant Sanctuary The Crags & Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary) and Wilderness (Parasailing & Paragliding & Wilderness Beach). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Buffalo Bay, contemplate the waterfront views at Knysna Lagoon, and enjoy the sand and surf at Brenton on Sea.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Knysna trip planning site.

You can drive from Cape Agulhas to Knysna in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Cape Agulhas in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 12°C in Knysna. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Nelspruit.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Nelspruit, South Africa

— 5 nights

Gateway to the Lowveld

Nestled on the banks of the Crocodile River, Nelspruit provides visitors with a convenient base point boasting two airports and an enviable location on the road between Johannesburg and the Mozambican border.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Elephant Whispers and Lone Creek Falls. Get a sense of the local culture at Krugerhof Museum and Sudwala Dinosaur Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Hazyview (Zipline, Perry's Bridge Reptile Park, &more), Kruger National Park (Napi Wilderness Trail, Safaris, &more) and Mary Shire Falls (in Sabie). There's lots more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Sudwala Caves, pick up some local products at Bagdad Farmers Market, tour the pleasant surroundings at Idube Game Reserve, and hike along Barberton Makhonjwa Geotrail.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Nelspruit trip planner.

You can fly from Knysna to Nelspruit in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Nelspruit can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Nelspruit

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Hoedspruit, South Africa

— 5 nights
Hoedspruit offers proximity to Kruger National Park and features an airport, making it a popular jump-off point for a variety of tours and safaris.
You'll explore and learn at Kingfisher Gallery and iNyoka Art Gallery. Take a break from the city and head to Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve and Bourkes' Luck Potholes. Venture out of the city with trips to Wonder View (in Graskop) and Kruger National Park (Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park, Olifants Wilderness Trail, &more). There's still lots to do: stroll through Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre, look for gifts at Kumbaya Home Decor, and take in the dramatic natural features at Three Roundavels.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Hoedspruit day trip planner.

You can drive from Nelspruit to Hoedspruit in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of flight and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Parks · Wildlife · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Johannesburg, South Africa

— 6 nights

City of Light

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.
Appreciate the collections at SAB World of Beer and Apartheid Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct and Nelson Mandela Foundation. Get out of town with these interesting Johannesburg side-trips: Union Buildings (in Pretoria), Ukutula Conservation Center (in Brits) and Zipline (in Rustenburg). Spend the 18th (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: stroll through Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve, get engrossed in the history at Lesedi Cultural Village, learn about all things military at South African National Museum of Military History, and stop by Maboneng Precinct.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Johannesburg online sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Hoedspruit to Johannesburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Hoedspruit in June, with highs in Johannesburg at 22°C and lows at 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

— 2 nights
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.
On the 23rd (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seronera. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Grumeti River and then stroll through Retima Hippo Pool.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Serengeti National Park trip simple and quick.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Johannesburg to Serengeti National Park. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Johannesburg to Serengeti National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Arusha.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Arusha, Tanzania

— 4 nights
Nestled in the verdant foothills of Mount Meru, Arusha remains the primary gateway and jump-off point for safaris into several national parks.
Appreciate the collections at Cultural Heritage Centre and The Tanzanite Experience. Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Ngurdoto Crater. Spend the 28th (Tue) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. There's lots more to do: see Off-Road Tours, stop by Shanga & Shanga Foundation, and skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Arusha visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Serengeti National Park to Arusha takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, daily temperatures in Arusha can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Arusha

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Madagascar travel guide

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Nature & Parks · National Parks · Scuba & Snorkeling
Red Island
Madagascar deserves its reputation as a nature lover's paradise--around 5 percent of the world's plant and animal species are endemic to this island. Lemurs and rainforests, karst landscapes and rich red soil steal the headlines and remain among tops reasons to take a trip to Madagascar. The cultural diversity of the population also provides plenty of intrigue and interest, with distinctive ceremonies, unusual sports, and a varied cuisine all highlights of active, enriching Madagascan itineraries.

Zambia travel guide

3.9
Geologic Formations · Waterfalls · Nature & Parks
Air Conditioned State
Landlocked Zambia remains best known, a little counter intuitively perhaps, for its bodies of water. Three large rivers run through the country, with most of the big urban areas and smaller settlements sticking close to waterways and the valleys they've cut over millennia. Holidays in Zambia are adventurous affairs, with real planning required to get the most out of the country--foreign visitors find the infrastructure lacking and familiar comforts practically nonexistent. Traditional villages remain the most culturally rewarding places to visit in Zambia, while superlative natural features include animal-rich national parks and picturesque waterfalls.

Zimbabwe travel guide

4.3
National Parks · Zipline · Bridges
Tourism in Zimbabwe experienced a boost after the country's turbulent recent history seemed to settle down. Waterfalls, "Big Five" national parks, and the Eastern Highlands provide contrasting but complementary images of southern Africa, with the growing tourism infrastructure helping visitors see the best of what the country offers. Though corruption and unemployment remain everyday problems, the vast majority of Zimbabweans are a welcoming bunch, proud of the natural riches and culture of their hopeful country.

Namibia travel guide

4.2
Nature & Parks · Deserts · Landmarks
Land of the Brave
Since gaining independence from South Africa in 1990, Namibia has sought to rival its neighbor in terms of tourist appeal. While it hasn't yet gotten up to the numbers of South Africa, Namibia tourism sector has plenty to work with. The desert and mountainous areas represent a real source of appeal, with species of classic African game animals, such as desert lions, zebras, and elephants real highlights of safaris through the national parks. Namibians are rightly proud of their country, and the myriad traditional villages, colonial German towns, and lively urban centers all deserve your attention.

South Africa travel guide

4.4
Nature & Parks · Wineries & Vineyards · Mountains
Rainbow Nation
The landscapes of South Africa match its people in terms of diversity, richness, and vitality. From desert lands and coastlines, to the famous nature reserves sheltering the "Big Five" game animals, the country has natural charm in spades. The main cities provide a wealth of bars, clubs, shopping districts, and entertainment options to please the most demanding visitors, while traditional life can still be admired and respected in a collection of villages with beehive-style huts and an age-old cultural heritage. When in need of a minute to digest all that's happened during your trip to South Africa, sit down to a braai (traditional barbecue), and a bottle of wine made at one of the country's thriving vineyards.

Tanzania travel guide

4.1
Geologic Formations · Beaches · Safaris
Though the size and scale of Tanzania may be overwhelming, the people make it a personable and easy-going place to visit. The bigger cities not only offer good connections to the main natural attractions, but also feature bustling markets where locals sell fresh produce, snacks, and crafts. Smaller villages retain their long-held customs, beliefs, and artistic traditions. With the continent's highest peak, and some of the most animal-rich safaris available, Tanzania holidays tend to dart between the big and bold, and the personal and low-key.