60 days in Africa Itinerary

60 days in Africa Itinerary

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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
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  4 h 15 min
8
Knysna, South Africa
— 7 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + 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

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day
Muxima, Angola

Muxima
Muxima is a town and commune in the municipality of Quiçama, Luanda Province, Angola. On the 2nd (Thu), steep yourself in history at Fortress of Muxima.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Muxima journey website.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Muxima is an approximately 14.5- hour combination of flight and car. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Thu) before leaving for Huambo.

Things to do in Muxima

Historic Sites
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day
Huambo, Angola

Huambo ©
Huambo, formerly Nova Lisboa, is the capital of the province of Huambo in Angola. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Se Catedral do Huambo.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Huambo day trip planner.

Do a combination of car, train, and flight from Muxima to Huambo in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Huambo can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Luanda.

Things to do in Huambo

Historic Sites
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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fortaleza de Sao Miguel and Igreja Nossa Senhora dos Remedios. Visit Church of the Holy Family and Palacio de Ferro for their historical value. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Museu Nacional da Escravatura, enjoy the sand and surf at Sangano Beach, get outside with Cabo Ledo, and explore the galleries of Museu da Moeda.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Luanda trip planner.

You can fly from Huambo to Luanda in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Huambo in January: high temperatures in Luanda hover around 36°C and lows are around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Windhoek.

Things to do in Luanda

Outdoors Museums Parks
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Cabo Ledo ©
Cabo Ledo
Fortaleza de Sao Miguel ©
Fortaleza de Sao Miguel
Museu Nacional da Escravatura ©
Museu Nacional da Escravatura

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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.
Get some historical perspective at Christuskirche and St Mary's Catholic Cathedral. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Rhenish Mission Church and Owela Museum. Spend the 7th (Tue) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at NamibRand Nature Reserve, get engrossed in the history at Cuno Hoffmeister Memorial Observatory, play a few rounds at Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis, and get the lay of the land with Nande Explorer Cultural Township Tours.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Windhoek trip planner.

You can fly from Luanda to Windhoek in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Luanda in January, expect a bit cooler with lows of 20°C in Windhoek. 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 Trip

Rhenish Mission Church
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Safaris
Christuskirche ©
Christuskirche
NamibRand Nature Reserve ©
NamibRand Nature Reserve

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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 Gobabeb (Gobabeb Desert Research Station & Dorob National Park). There's lots more to do: explore the fascinating landscape at Big Daddy Dune, take a memorable drive along Kuiseb Pass, take in breathtaking views at Kuiseb River, and admire all the interesting features of Spreetshoogte Pass.

For ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Namib-Naukluft Park trip builder app.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Windhoek to Namib-Naukluft Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Windhoek in January, plan for slightly colder days in Namib-Naukluft Park, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Namib-Naukluft Park

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Gobabeb, Kuiseb Pass
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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like German Evangelical Lutheran Church and Zeila Shipwreck. Get out of town with these interesting Swakopmund side-trips: Spitzkoppe (in Damaraland) and Walvis Bay (Kayaking & Canoeing & Dolphin & Whale Watching). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, stroll through Welwitschia Plains, snap pictures at Swakopmund Jetty, and explore the striking landscape at Moon Landscape.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Swakopmund travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Namib-Naukluft Park to Swakopmund in 1.5 hours. January in Swakopmund sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C at night. 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, Zeila Shipwreck, Spitzkoppe, Moon Landscape
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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Robben Island Museum and Groot Constantia. Maclear's Beacon and Boschendal Wine Estate will appeal to history buffs. Explore Cape Town's surroundings by going to Franschhoek (Franschhoek Motor Museum, Lynx Wine, &more) and Stellenbosch (Waterford Estate, Hombisa Jewellery, &more). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, visit Abseil Africa, admire all the interesting features of Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and meet the residents at Two Oceans Aquarium.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Cape Town trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Swakopmund to Cape Town takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Swakopmund to Cape Town due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Swakopmund, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Cape Town, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Knysna.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Franschhoek, Stellenbosch
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Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
District Six Museum ©
District Six Museum

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Outeniqua Transport Museum and Scarab Village. Popular historic sites such as Holy Trinity Church and St. Christopher Catholic Church are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to The Crags (Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary, Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre, &more), Storms River (Bitou Art Gallery & The Dolphin Trail) and Robberg Nature Reserve (in Plettenberg Bay). And it doesn't end there: explore the fascinating underground world of Cango Caves, stroll through Cango Wildlife Ranch, explore the striking landscape of Garden Route National Park, and trek along Otter Trail.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Knysna attractions tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Cape Town to Knysna takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cape Town in January, expect nights in Knysna to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are slightly colder, around 28°C. Finish up 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
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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.
Get some cultural insight at The Buddhist Retreat Centre and Natural Science Museum. Museum-lovers will appreciate Phansi Museum and Makiwa Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Durban: Pietermaritzburg (Tatham Art Gallery, KwaZulu-Natal Museum, &more), Scuba & Snorkeling (in Umkomaas) and KartingKZN Galleria (in Amanzimtoti). And it doesn't end there: have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, observe the fascinating underwater world at uShaka Marine World, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple, and admire the architecture and history at The Ramakrishna Centre of South Africa Durban.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Durban online trip planner.

Getting from Knysna to Durban by combination of bus and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Knysna in February, things will get a bit warmer in Durban: highs are around 34°C and lows about 26°C. On the 13th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Gaborone.

Things to do in Durban

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Pietermaritzburg, Umhlanga Rocks, Scuba & Snorkeling, KartingKZN Galleria, The Buddhist Retreat Centre
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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.
Popular historic sites such as ISKCON Gaborone (Krishna Balaram Palace) and Christ the King Cathedral are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at ISKCON Gaborone and Trinity Church. Take a break from Gaborone with a short trip to Khwai Concession in Moremi Game Reserve, about 9 hours away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Mokolodi Nature Reserve, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Balaji Temple, browse the different shops at Airport Junction, and examine the collection at National Museum.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Gaborone trip planner.

You can fly from Durban to Gaborone in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect colder weather when traveling from Durban in February: highs in Gaborone hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ngamiland East.

Things to do in Gaborone

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lentswe-la-Oodi Weavers, Khwai Concession
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Mokolodi Nature Reserve ©
Mokolodi Nature Reserve
ISKCON Gaborone (Krishna Balaram Palace) ©
ISKCON Gaborone (Krishna Balaram Palace)
ISKCON Gaborone ©
ISKCON Gaborone

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Ngamiland East, Botswana

Ngamiland East ©
Ngamiland East, a sub-district of Botswana's North-East District, is all about the wildlife and safaris.
Change things up with a short trip to Moremi Wildlife Reserve in Moremi Game Reserve (about 1h 05 min away). Spend the 17th (Mon) in the pleasant surroundings of NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust. There's more to do: categoryPhrases.phrase.deepen_your_appreciation_for_local_ecosystems_through Walking Stick Travel & Tours.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Ngamiland East online holiday planner.

You can fly from Gaborone to Ngamiland East in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Gaborone in February, you will find days in Ngamiland East are much warmer (37°C), and nights are a bit warmer (24°C). On the 19th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Chobe National Park.

Things to do in Ngamiland East

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trip

Moremi Wildlife Reserve
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NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust ©
Moremi Wildlife Reserve ©
Moremi Wildlife Reserve
Walking Stick Travel & Tours ©
Walking Stick Travel & Tours

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Chobe National Park, Botswana

Chobe National Park ©
A trip to Chobe National Park awakens the naturalist in every traveler and opens numerous possibilities for adventure.
Chobe National Park is known for parks, wildlife, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Nogatsaa and Tchinga and contemplate the waterfront views at Linyanti River.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Chobe National Park online travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Ngamiland East to Chobe National Park takes 4 hours. You will leave for Johannesburg on the 22nd (Sat).

Things to do in Chobe National Park

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

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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct and Mandela House. Apartheid Museum and Maboneng Precinct are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Go for a jaunt from Johannesburg to Brits to see Ukutula Conservation Center about 1h 35 min away. Spend the 25th (Tue) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at South African National Museum of Military History, explore the galleries of Everard Read Gallery, contemplate the long history of Nelson Mandela Foundation, and get engrossed in the history at Liliesleaf.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Johannesburg route builder.

You can fly from Chobe National Park to Johannesburg in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. In February in Johannesburg, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums Wildlife Casinos

Side Trips

Sandton, Liliesleaf, Gerakaris Family Wines, Ukutula Conservation Center, Jack Friedman Eastgate
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Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct ©
Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct
South African National Museum of Military History ©

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