20 days in Africa Itinerary

20 days in Africa Itinerary

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20 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Cape Town, South Africa
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Cederberg, South Africa
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  13​h
3
Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia
— 2 nights
Drive:  10​h 45​min
4
Swakopmund, Namibia
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Windhoek, Namibia
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
6
Okavango Delta, Botswana
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
8
Victoria Falls, Zambia
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  17​h
End: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Cape Point. Keep things going the next day: do a tasting at Groot Constantia, step into the grandiose world of Castle of Good Hope, and then kick back and relax at Clifton Beaches.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Cape Town sightseeing planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Cape Town is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to South Africa Standard Time (SAST) is minus 2 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Dubai in July; daily highs in Cape Town reach 20°C and lows reach 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Cederberg.

Things to do in Cape Town

Historic Sites Parks Beaches
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Groot Constantia ©
Groot Constantia
Castle of Good Hope ©
Castle of Good Hope
Clifton Beaches ©
Clifton Beaches

1
night
Cederberg, South Africa

Cederberg ©
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): learn about winemaking at Cederberg Private Cellar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Clanwilliam Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Ramskop Nature Reserve, and then don't miss a visit to Heerenlogement.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Cederberg itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Cape Town to Cederberg. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Namib-Naukluft Park.

Things to do in Cederberg

Parks Wildlife Wineries

Side Trip

Clanwilliam
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Cederberg Private Cellar ©
Cederberg Private Cellar
Clanwilliam Museum ©
Clanwilliam Museum

2
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Sossusvlei and Sesriem Canyon. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Deadvlei and Balloon Rides. It doesn't end there: admire nature's extreme beauty at Namib Desert and head outdoors with Dune 45 Sossusvlei.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Namib-Naukluft Park trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Cederberg to Namib-Naukluft Park with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Cederberg to Namib-Naukluft Park is minus 1 hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Namib-Naukluft Park

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Balloon Rides
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Sossusvlei ©
Sossusvlei
Deadvlei ©
Deadvlei
Dune 45 Sossusvlei ©
Dune 45 Sossusvlei

2
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like German Evangelical Lutheran Church and Long Beach Leisure Park. Take a break from the city and head to Kayaking & Canoeing and Swakopmund Camel Farm. Venture out of the city with trips to Walvis Bay (Dolphin & Whale Watching & Dune 7). There's still lots to do: stop by Karakulia Weavers, browse for treasures at Peter's Antiques, and make a trip to Woermannhaus.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Swakopmund trip planner.

You can drive from Namib-Naukluft Park to Swakopmund in 11 hours. In July, daytime highs in Swakopmund are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Windhoek.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Walvis Bay
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Dune 7 ©
Dune 7

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): take in breathtaking views at Fish River Canyon Nationalpark and then tee off at Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's Catholic Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Christuskirche, and then see the interesting displays at Owela Museum.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Windhoek holiday planner.

Do a combination of car and flight from Swakopmund to Windhoek in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. July in Windhoek sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Okavango Delta.

Things to do in Windhoek

Nature Parks Golf

Side Trip

Fish River Canyon Nationalpark
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Fish River Canyon Nationalpark ©
Fish River Canyon Nationalpark
Christuskirche ©
Christuskirche
St Mary's Catholic Cathedral ©
St Mary's Catholic Cathedral

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Moremi Wildlife Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Okavango Delta.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Okavango Delta trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Windhoek to Okavango Delta takes 7 hours. The time zone changes from Western African Time to Central African Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Windhoek in July, you will find days in Okavango Delta are somewhat warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (10°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Chobe National Park.

Things to do in Okavango Delta

Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust
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Moremi Wildlife Reserve ©
Moremi Wildlife Reserve

1
night
Chobe National Park, Botswana

Chobe National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Nogatsaa and Tchinga and then identify plant and animal life at Serondela Reserve.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Chobe National Park trip builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Okavango Delta to Chobe National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Chobe National Park

Parks Wildlife
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Serondela Reserve ©
Serondela Reserve
Nogatsaa and Tchinga ©
Nogatsaa and Tchinga

3
nights
Victoria Falls, Zambia

Victoria Falls ©
Victoria Falls is a town in the province of Matabeleland North, Zimbabwe. Step off the beaten path and head to Mukuni Village and Gorge Swing. Spend the 26th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Victoria Falls itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls. July in Victoria Falls sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 10°C at night. On the 27th (Thu), you'll travel back home.
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Mukuni Village ©
Mukuni Village
Gorge Swing ©
Gorge Swing

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