11 days in Namibia & Botswana Itinerary

11 days in Namibia & Botswana Itinerary

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Windhoek, Namibia
— 2 nights
Walvis Bay, Namibia
— 3 nights
Omaruru, Namibia
— 1 night
Okavango Delta, Botswana
— 2 nights
Drive to Maun Airport, Fly to Orlando


Windhoek, Namibia

— 2 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.
On the 10th (Fri), hunt for treasures at Namibia Craft Centre, then explore the galleries of National Museum of Namibia, and then tee off at Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Herrle & Herma Jewellers, admire the striking features of Christuskirche, then browse the exhibits of Trans-Namib Railroad Museum, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at NamibRand Nature Reserve.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Windhoek trip planner.

Orlando, USA to Windhoek is an approximately 30-hour flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Africa Time is 6 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Windhoek when traveling from Orlando in September, with lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Walvis Bay.

Things to do in Windhoek

Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife
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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Walvis Bay: Swakopmund (Safaris & Swakopmund Museum). There's still lots to do: see Off-Road Tours, take a leisurely stroll along Walvis Bay Waterfront, take in the views from Swakopmund Jetty, and stroll through Dune 7.

For maps and more tourist information, refer to the Walvis Bay trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Windhoek to Walvis Bay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Windhoek in September, with highs in Walvis Bay at 69°F and lows at 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Omaruru.

Things to do in Walvis Bay

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Adventure

Side Trip

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Omaruru, Namibia

— 1 night
Omaruru is a city and constituency in the Erongo Region of Namibia. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at Tikoloshe Afrika.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Omaruru driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Walvis Bay to Omaruru takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and car. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Okavango Delta.

Things to do in Omaruru

Museums · Shopping
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Okavango Delta, Botswana

— 2 nights
Listed as a World Heritage Site, Okavango Delta represents a sanctuary for a rich and diverse animal and plant life, which continues to attract swarms of tourists, adventurers, and nature lovers.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): stroll through NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Moremi Wildlife Reserve.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Okavango Delta trip planner.

You can drive from Omaruru to Okavango Delta in 15 hours. The time zone changes from Central Africa Time (CAT) to Central Africa Time (CAT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In September, daily temperatures in Okavango Delta can reach 92°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Okavango Delta

Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

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Namibia travel guide

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.

Botswana travel guide

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.