9 days in Africa Itinerary

9 days in Africa Itinerary

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9 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: New Delhi, India
Fly:  17​h
1
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 2 nights
+3
Drive + Bus + Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Ngamiland East, Botswana
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Maputo, Mozambique
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Tofo, Mozambique
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
5
Harare, Zimbabwe
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h
6
Lilongwe, Malawi
— 1 night
Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: New Delhi, India

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): take in the views from Victoria Falls Bridge, take in the dramatic scenery at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, and then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour. Keep things going the next day: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, browse the exhibits of Prime Art Gallery, then meet the residents at Victoria Falls Snake Park, and finally see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To see photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Victoria Falls day trip planning tool .

New Delhi, India to Victoria Falls is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Central African Time is minus 3 hours. Traveling from New Delhi in December, you will find days in Victoria Falls are somewhat warmer (36°C), and nights are warmer (24°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough 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

1
night
Ngamiland East, Botswana

Ngamiland East ©
On the 29th (Sun), stroll through NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Ngamiland East online road trip planner .

Traveling by combination of car, bus, and flight from Victoria Falls to Ngamiland East takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Ngamiland East can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Maputo.

Things to do in Ngamiland East

Wildlife Parks
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1
night
Maputo, Mozambique

Maputo ©
Walking the broad, leafy avenues of Maputo, Mozambique's capital and bustling harbor city, you can discover numerous architectural gems and come to appreciate the area's Portuguese-influenced culture.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): head off the coast to Inhaca Island, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroquia Santo Antonio, then admire the striking features of Maputo Central Train Station, and finally view the masterpieces at CCFM - Centro Cultural Franco-Mocambicano.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Maputo trip itinerary planning app .

Fly from Ngamiland East to Maputo in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Tofo.

Things to do in Maputo

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 30:
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Inhaca Island ©
Inhaca Island
Maputo Central Train Station ©
Maputo Central Train Station
Paroquia Santo Antonio ©
Paroquia Santo Antonio

1
night
Tofo, Mozambique

Historically a fishing village governed by Portuguese colonists, Tofo has become a top destination for adventurers, divers, and marine life lovers.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Parque Nacional de Bazaruto and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Tofo road trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Maputo to Tofo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December in Tofo, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Harare.

Things to do in Tofo

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Parque Nacional de Bazaruto
Find places to stay Dec 30 — 31:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Parque Nacional de Bazaruto ©
Parque Nacional de Bazaruto

1
night
Harare, Zimbabwe

Harare ©
Regarded as the nation's leading commercial, financial, and communications center, Harare attracts tourists with its modern architecture mixed with British colonial influence and traditional African flair.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): stop by Simpli Simbi, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kuimba Shiri Bird Sanctuary, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wild Is Life Trust and ZEN.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Harare trip itinerary planning app .

Fly from Tofo to Harare in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In December, Harare is a bit cooler than Tofo - with highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Lilongwe.

Things to do in Harare

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Wildlife
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Wild Is Life Trust and ZEN ©
Wild Is Life Trust and ZEN
Simpli Simbi ©
Simpli Simbi

1
night
Lilongwe, Malawi

Lilongwe ©
The capital city of Malawi and its largest, Lilongwe serves as an important center of economy and transportation for the area.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): stop by Gems and Jewellery Lanka, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Maula Cathedral, and then take in the awesome beauty at Nkhoma Mountain.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Lilongwe online attractions planner .

You can fly from Harare to Lilongwe in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lilongwe

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Maula Cathedral ©
Maula Cathedral

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