17 days in Africa Itinerary

17 days in Africa Itinerary

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17 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles, United States
Fly:  26​h
1
Nairobi, Kenya
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Livingstone, Zambia
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
3
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 4 nights
+3
Drive + Bus + Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Ngamiland East, Botswana
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Windhoek, Namibia
— 2 nights
Fly:  33​h
End: Los Angeles, United States

4
nights
Nairobi, Kenya

Nairobi ©
You're likely to visit Nairobi at least once on a trip to Kenya, as the sprawling city houses the country's international airport and remains the jump-off point for many tours and safaris.
Nairobi is known for parks, wildlife, museums, nature, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, examine the collection at Nairobi National Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at All Saints Cathedral, and stroll through Giraffe Centre.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Nairobi trip itinerary maker app .

Los Angeles, USA to Nairobi is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern African Time (EAT), which is usually a 11 hour difference. In March, Nairobi is a bit warmer than Los Angeles - with highs of 82°F and lows of 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Livingstone.

Things to do in Nairobi

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Central Island National Park
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David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ©
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
Nairobi National Park ©
Nairobi National Park
Giraffe Centre ©
Giraffe Centre

2
nights
Livingstone, Zambia

Livingstone ©
Tourism in Livingstone, a town nestled on the Zimbabwean border, thrives largely thanks to the nearby Victoria Falls.
On the 19th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Mukuni Village, then take in the dramatic scenery at Victoria Falls, and then don't miss a visit to Gorge Swing. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Railway Museum, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then take in the exciting artwork at Wayiwayi Art Studio and Gallery.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Livingstone trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Nairobi to Livingstone in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Nairobi to Livingstone. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Nairobi in March since evenings lows in Livingstone dip to 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Livingstone

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Mukuni Village
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Victoria Falls ©
Victoria Falls
Mukuni Village ©
Mukuni Village
Gorge Swing ©
Gorge Swing

4
nights
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls ©
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.
Victoria Falls is known for nature, adventure, wildlife, zoos & aquariums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, get to know the resident critters at Victoria Falls Snake Park, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

To find out how to plan a trip to Victoria Falls, use our trip itinerary maker.

Victoria Falls is just a stone's throw from Livingstone. Traveling from Livingstone in March, expect a bit cooler with lows of 65°F in Victoria Falls. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Ngamiland East.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Victoria Falls Bridge ©
Victoria Falls Bridge
Safaris

2
nights
Ngamiland East, Botswana

Ngamiland East ©
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Okavango River.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Ngamiland East trip planner.

Do a combination of car, bus, and flight from Victoria Falls to Ngamiland East in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Windhoek.

Things to do in Ngamiland East

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Okavango River ©
Okavango River

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 27th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at NamibRand Nature Reserve and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Deadvlei. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then admire the landmark architecture of Christuskirche, and then stop by Herrle & Herma Jewellers.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Windhoek travel site .

Getting from Ngamiland East to Windhoek by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and shuttle. Expect little chillier evenings in Windhoek when traveling from Ngamiland East in March, with lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Deadvlei
Find places to stay Mar 26 — 28:
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Deadvlei ©
Deadvlei
Christuskirche ©
Christuskirche
NamibRand Nature Reserve ©
NamibRand Nature Reserve

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