60 days in Africa Itinerary

60 days in Africa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Africa vacation planner
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Kampala, Uganda
— 5 nights
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Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda
— 3 nights
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Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda
— 2 nights
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Kigali, Rwanda
— 7 nights
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 6 nights
Fly to Bulawayo, Taxi to Matobo National Park - The Matopos
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Matobo National Park - The Matopos, Zimbabwe
— 2 nights
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Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 4 nights
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Ngamiland East, Botswana
— 3 nights
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Johannesburg, South Africa
— 8 nights
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Cape Town, South Africa
— 14 nights
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Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia
— 5 nights
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Kampala, Uganda — 5 nights

Kampala enjoys the reputation of a modern city with a buzzing atmosphere--it also serves as a good base point for exploring the surrounding area.
Get in touch with nature at Gorilla Bookings and Kayaking & Canoeing. Visit Kasubi Tombs and Munyonyo Martyrs' Shrine for their historical value. Spend the 2nd (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Social Innovation Museum, take in the awesome beauty at StarMount Safaris, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gaddafi National Mosque, and get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Kampala trip itinerary planning website.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Kampala is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to East Africa Time (EAT) is 2 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Amsterdam in August: high temperatures in Kampala hover around 30°C and lows are around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Queen Elizabeth National Park.
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Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda — 3 nights

Step out of the city life by going to Katwe Tourism Information Centre and Kyambura Game Reserve (Kyambura Gorge).

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Queen Elizabeth National Park online travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Kampala to Queen Elizabeth National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In August, daily temperatures in Queen Elizabeth National Park can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can go by car to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
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Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): stroll through Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park visit planner.

Getting from Queen Elizabeth National Park to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park by car takes about 6 hours. Traveling from Queen Elizabeth National Park in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Kigali.
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Kigali, Rwanda — 7 nights

A vacation in Kigali, Rwanda's capital city and economic hub, lets you experience the very heart of a landlocked country from a pleasant, safe, and organized base point.
Visit Belgian Peacekeepers Memorial and The Royal Palace for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at Kigali Genocide Memorial and Nyamata Church. When in Kigali, make a side trip to see The Palace of King Mutara III Rudahigwa in Nyanza, approximately Nyanza away. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at MAMA Rwanda Hostel, brush up on your military savvy at Campaign Against Genocide Museum, view the masterpieces at Abien Arts Center, and browse the exhibits of Inema Arts Centre.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Kigali tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to Kigali in 4 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to Kigali due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 20°C in Kigali. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow time for the flight to Victoria Falls.
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe — 6 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Tami Walker Gallery and Prime Art Gallery. Take a break from the city and head to Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Spend the 21st (Mon) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's much more to do: see what you can catch with Sherlanga Safaris, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Victoria Falls Snake Park.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Victoria Falls travel planning website.

You can fly from Kigali to Victoria Falls in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Kigali in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 11°C in Victoria Falls. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Matobo National Park - The Matopos.
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Matobo National Park - The Matopos, Zimbabwe — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): get a dose of the wild on African Wanderer Safaris and then make a trip to Cecil Rhode's Burial Place. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Matobo Hills.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Matobo National Park - The Matopos trip tool.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Victoria Falls to Matobo National Park - The Matopos in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Chobe National Park.
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Chobe National Park, Botswana — 4 nights

A trip to Chobe National Park awakens the naturalist in every traveler and opens numerous possibilities for adventure.
Visiting Ngina Safaris and Livingstone Trails will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Nogatsaa and Tchinga.

To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Chobe National Park trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Matobo National Park - The Matopos to Chobe National Park. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Ngamiland East.
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Ngamiland East, Botswana — 3 nights

Ngamiland East, a sub-district of Botswana's North-East District, is all about the wildlife and safaris.
Escape the urban bustle at NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust and Safari Specialists. Step out of Ngamiland East to go to Moremi Game Reserve and see Moremi Wildlife Reserve, which is approximately 58 minutes away.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Ngamiland East trip itinerary website.

Explore your travel options from Chobe National Park to Ngamiland East with the Route module. In August in Ngamiland East, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to fly to Johannesburg.
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Johannesburg, South Africa — 8 nights

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 Union Buildings. Visiting Regent Safaris and Lion and Safari Park will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Johannesburg: Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site (The Cradle of Humankind & Sterkfontein Cave) and Ukutula Conservation Center (in Brits). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, steep yourself in history at Mandela House, get engrossed in the history at Hector Pieterson Museum and Memorial, and try to win big at Emperors Palace.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Johannesburg day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Ngamiland East to Johannesburg takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Ngamiland East in September; daily highs in Johannesburg reach 30°C and lows reach 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to fly to Cape Town.
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Cape Town, South Africa — 14 nights

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Visiting Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and Platteklip Gorge will get you outdoors. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Robben Island Museum and Castle of Good Hope. Explore Cape Town's surroundings by going to Mellasat Vineyards (in Paarl), Stellenbosch (Delaire Graff Estate & Keermont Vineyards) and Franschhoek (Eikehof, Franschhoek Motor Museum, &more). There's still lots to do: take some stellar pictures from Cape Point, sample some tasty brews at Kiff Kombi Tours, take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, and get to know the fascinating history of Maclear's Beacon.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Cape Town trip itinerary maker website.

Fly from Johannesburg to Cape Town in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Johannesburg in September, expect nights in Cape Town to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are slightly colder, around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can fly to Namib-Naukluft Park.
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Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia — 5 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Gobabeb Desert Research Station and Kuiseb Pass. When in Namib-Naukluft Park, make a side trip to see Dorob National Park in Gobabeb, approximately Gobabeb away. There's more to do: explore the striking landscape at Moon Landscape.

To plan Namib-Naukluft Park vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Fly from Cape Town to Namib-Naukluft Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Cape Town to Namib-Naukluft Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in Namib-Naukluft Park are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.
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Uganda travel guide

4.2
Nature & Parks · River Rafting & Tubing · National Parks
Pearl of Africa
Though small in area, Uganda represents one of the most populated landlocked countries in the world. You can feel this in the lakeside capital, but so much of the country remains untamed and untamable, with great lakes and towering mountains chief among the wilder sights. A recent troubled past delayed the growth of tourism in Uganda, but visitors now arrive in larger numbers, primarily drawn by the diverse wildlife that inhabits the country's mountains and forests. Notably, Uganda houses half of the world's population of mountain gorillas.
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Rwanda travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · National Parks · Art Galleries
Land of a Thousand Hills
Tourism in Rwanda experienced a serious boost in the recent years largely thanks to the country's large population of mountain gorillas. One of only two nations in which the enigmatic, critically endangered gorillas can be tracked, Rwanda appeals to adventurous travelers interested in hiking the hills and equatorial jungles inhabited by the endemic species. The people of Rwanda remain positive about their future, and the political stability that has taken hold since the horrors of the 1994 genocide allows a growing number of international tourists to share in the optimism.
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Zimbabwe travel guide

4.3
Waterfalls · 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.
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Botswana travel guide

3.7
Nature & Parks · Safaris · Nature & Wildlife Tours
Sparsely populated Botswana possesses some of the most unadulterated wilderness and animal-rich areas in Africa. Largely unfenced national parks allow the world's largest population of elephants to roam freely--these protected areas also shelter varied birdlife and many endangered and rare mammal species. Tourism in Botswana largely caters to visitors seeking luxury lodges and exclusive safari experiences, but expeditions into traditional villages are also strongly recommended. The preserved cultures of these agricultural settlements show a link between man and nature formed over centuries, a relationship that many visitors to Botswana come to reconsider in their own lives.
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Namibia travel guide

4.1
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.
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