17 days in Africa Itinerary

17 days in Africa Itinerary

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17 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Denver, United States
Fly:  33​h
1
Nosy Be, Madagascar
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​h
2
Cape Town, South Africa
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  35​h
End: Denver, United States

4
nights
Nosy Be, Madagascar

Nosy Be ©
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.
Nosy Be is known for wildlife, parks, nature, zoos & aquariums, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, step off the mainland to explore Nosy Sakatia, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ambaro Ranch, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mont Passot.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Nosy Be road trip planner.

Denver, USA to Nosy Be is an approximately 33-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern African Time (EAT) is 10 hours. Traveling from Denver in November, expect Nosy Be to be much warmer, temps between 89°F and 74°F. You will leave for Cape Town on the 6th (Wed).

Things to do in Nosy Be

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Nosy Fanihy ©
Nosy Fanihy
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nosy Sakatia ©
Nosy Sakatia

4
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Robben Island Museum and Maclear's Beacon. Relax by the water at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and Clifton Beaches. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Point, do a tasting at Groot Constantia, examine the collection at District Six Museum, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Two Oceans Aquarium.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Cape Town trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Nosy Be to Cape Town takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Nosy Be to Cape Town is minus 1 hour. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Nosy Be in November: high temperatures in Cape Town hover around 76°F and lows are around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Historic Sites Beaches
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Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Clifton Beaches ©
Clifton Beaches

4
nights
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

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, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, tour the pleasant surroundings at Siduli Hide, and snap pictures at Victoria Falls Bridge.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Victoria Falls vacation maker site .

Traveling by flight from Cape Town to Victoria Falls takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Cape Town in November, with highs in Victoria Falls at 90°F and lows at 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Chobe National Park.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Safaris
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Chobe National Park, Botswana

Chobe National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Savute Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sat): stroll through Nogatsaa and Tchinga.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Chobe National Park trip website .

Explore your travel options from Victoria Falls to Chobe National Park with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chobe National Park

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

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