14 days in Windhoek & Zambia Itinerary

14 days in Windhoek & Zambia Itinerary

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Windhoek, Namibia
— 6 nights
Fly to Victoria Falls, Drive to Livingstone
Livingstone, Zambia
— 4 nights


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.
Change things up with a short trip to Deadvlei in Sossusvlei (about 5h 30 min away). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Christuskirche, browse the exhibits of National Museum of Namibia, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Namibia Craft Centre.

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Windhoek trip itinerary site.

Flin Flon, Canada to Windhoek is an approximately 37-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Central Africa Time (CAT), which is usually a 7 hour difference. In January, daily temperatures in Windhoek can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Livingstone.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

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Livingstone, Zambia

— 4 nights
Tourism in Livingstone, a town nestled on the Zimbabwean border, thrives largely thanks to the nearby Victoria Falls.
Livingstone is known for nature, adventure, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Victoria Falls, shop like a local with The National Art Gallery, Livingstone, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Livingstone tour itinerary planning website.

Do a combination of flight and car from Windhoek to Livingstone in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, car, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Africa Time (CAT) to Central Africa Time (CAT) is 1 hour. When traveling from Windhoek in January, plan for slightly colder days in Livingstone, with highs around 30°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 24°C. On the 24th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Livingstone

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Zambia travel guide

Geologic Formations · Waterfalls · Nature & Parks
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Landlocked Zambia remains best known, a little counter intuitively perhaps, for its bodies of water. Three large rivers run through the country, with most of the big urban areas and smaller settlements sticking close to waterways and the valleys they've cut over millennia. Holidays in Zambia are adventurous affairs, with real planning required to get the most out of the country--foreign visitors find the infrastructure lacking and familiar comforts practically nonexistent. Traditional villages remain the most culturally rewarding places to visit in Zambia, while superlative natural features include animal-rich national parks and picturesque waterfalls.