43 days in Africa & Asia Itinerary

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Windhoek, Namibia
— 6 nights
Drive
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Sesriem, Namibia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Damaraland, Namibia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Omaruru, Namibia
— 1 night
Drive
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Walvis Bay, Namibia
— 3 nights
Fly
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 5 nights
Drive
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Serowe, Botswana
— 1 night
Drive
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Gaborone, Botswana
— 2 nights
Fly to Lombok International Airport, Drive to Kuta
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Kuta, Indonesia
— 4 nights
Drive
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Jerowaru, Indonesia
— 6 nights
Drive
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Senaru, Indonesia
— 8 nights
Drive to Lombok International Airport, Fly to Vilnius

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Windhoek, Namibia — 6 nights

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like St Mary's Catholic Cathedral and Owela Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to Safaris and Okapuka Ranch. Take a break from Windhoek with a short trip to Gross Barmen Hot Springs in Gross Barmen, about 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at NamibRand Nature Reserve, view the masterpieces at Pure & Simple Art Gallery, stop by The Diamond Works, and take in nature's colorful creations at Parliament Gardens.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Windhoek vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Vilnius, Lithuania to Windhoek is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Central Africa Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Vilnius in February, expect Windhoek to be much warmer, temps between 36°C and 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to Sesriem.
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Sesriem, Namibia — 2 nights

Sesriem is a small settlement located in the Namib Desert, in Namibia, close to the southern end of the Naukluft Mountains. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): get interesting insight from Tours, then explore the fascinating landscape at Namib Desert, and then take in breathtaking views at Sesriem Canyon. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Namib-Naukluft National Park.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Sesriem trip planner.

Traveling by car from Windhoek to Sesriem takes 7.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Damaraland.
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Damaraland, Namibia — 2 nights

On the 4th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Damara Living Museum. On the next day, hike along Spitzkoppe.

Plan trip to Damaraland with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Sesriem to Damaraland in 7.5 hours. In March in Damaraland, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Omaruru.
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Trails · Nature · Parks · Outdoors
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Omaruru, Namibia — 1 night

Omaruru is a city and constituency in the Erongo Region of Namibia. Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): do a tasting at Kristall Kellerei and then do a tasting at Erongo Mountain Winery.

For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Omaruru tour planner.

Drive from Damaraland to Omaruru in 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Walvis Bay.
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Walvis Bay, Namibia — 3 nights

A pleasant port city, Walvis Bay offers tourists a variety of urban entertainment options that complement its many natural attractions.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Long Beach Leisure Park, look for gifts at Kristall Galerie, contemplate the waterfront views at Flamingo lagoon, and stroll through Dune 7.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Walvis Bay planner.

Traveling by car from Omaruru to Walvis Bay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. March in Walvis Bay sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Victoria Falls.
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe — 5 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Victoria Falls Snake Park. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Tami Walker Gallery and Prime Art Gallery. Spend the 13th (Mon) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's much more to do: get a dose of the wild on African Exodus Safaris, wander the wide-open spaces of Crocodile Park Victoria Falls, take in the views from Victoria Falls Bridge, and get interesting insight from Tours.

For maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Victoria Falls trip itinerary tool.

You can fly from Walvis Bay to Victoria Falls in 8 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Walvis Bay to Victoria Falls, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Walvis Bay in March, expect Victoria Falls to be a bit warmer, temps between 34°C and 21°C. On the 14th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Serowe.
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Serowe, Botswana — 1 night

Serowe is a town in Botswana's Central District. Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Khama Rhino Sanctuary and then take an in-depth tour of Khama III Memorial Museum.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Serowe trip site.

Traveling by car from Victoria Falls to Serowe takes 9 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Gaborone.
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Gaborone, Botswana — 2 nights

Planned as the capital after Botswana gained independence in the 1960s, Gaborone quickly transformed into a bustling city and the country's commercial center.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): head outdoors with Maroon Tours & Safaris, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jamia Mosque, then buy something for everyone on your list at Airport Junction, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Balaji Temple. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Christ the King Cathedral and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity Church.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Gaborone road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Serowe to Gaborone takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of car and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kuta.
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Historic Sites · Outdoors · Shopping · Wildlife
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Kuta, Indonesia — 4 nights

Bustling with international visitors and partygoers all year round, the resort town of Kuta serves as the most popular coastal destination in Bali.
Visit Mawi Beach and Tampah Beach for some beach relaxation. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Merese Hill and Spas. Step out of Kuta with an excursion to Islamic Center Mosque in Mataram--about 1 hour away. Next up on the itinerary: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, tour the pleasant surroundings at Seger Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Semeti Beach, and surround yourself with nature on Mandala Lombok Tours.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Kuta road trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Gaborone to Kuta. Traveling from Gaborone to Kuta, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In March, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Jerowaru.
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Jerowaru, Indonesia — 6 nights

You'll get in some beach time at Tanjung Ringgit and Pink Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Penakak Tourism Village and Cemara Rompes - Lombok Weavers' Craft.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Jerowaru route maker site.

Traveling by car from Kuta to Jerowaru takes 1.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Jerowaru can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. You'll set off for Senaru on the 28th (Tue).
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Senaru, Indonesia — 8 nights

The village of Senaru serves as the gateway to Mount Rinjani, a nearby active volcano that dominates both the landscape and tourism in the region.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Gondang Beach and Ketapang Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Senaru Village and Masjid Bayan Beleq. When in Senaru, make a side trip to see Sire Beach in Tanjung, approximately Tanjung away. On the 30th (Thu), spend a day exploring the natural beauty of Abul Trekking. The adventure continues: cast your line with Jelo Gilis, surround yourself with nature on Faisal Rinjani, admire the sheer force of Umar Maya Waterfalls, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pura Penataran Agung Rinjani.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Senaru sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Jerowaru to Senaru in 3.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Senaru are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Namibia travel guide

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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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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

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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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Lombok travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Shark Diving
An island similar in size to neighboring Bali, Lombok offers a more untouched landscape with a powerful feeling of seclusion, plus oceanic plant and animal life. Balancing backpacker and resort-goer interests, the island blends beach resorts with rugged, volcanic landscapes, offering sunbathing and hiking opportunities aplenty. The region sports prime wave action, which many guests come for. The lowlands region of the island features fields and forests where rice, soybeans, coffee, coconuts, and bananas are cultivated.
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