15 days in Victoria Falls, Botswana & Namibia Itinerary

15 days in Victoria Falls, Botswana & Namibia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Calgary, Canada
Fly:  30 h
1
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 4 nights
+3
Drive + Bus + Drive + Fly:  4 h 30 min
2
Ngamiland East, Botswana
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 15 min
3
Gaborone, Botswana
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
4
Windhoek, Namibia
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Swakopmund, Namibia
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  31 h
End: Calgary, Canada

4
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.
Victoria Falls is known for nature, adventure, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, whizz through the canopy at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks, stroll through Siduli Hide, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Victoria Falls trip planner.

Calgary, Canada to Victoria Falls is an approximately 30- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Calgary to Victoria Falls is 9 hours. While traveling from Calgary, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Victoria Falls, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Ngamiland East.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

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Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park ©
River Rafting & Tubing
Victoria Falls Bridge ©
Victoria Falls Bridge

1
night
Ngamiland East, Botswana

Ngamiland East ©
Ngamiland East, a sub-district of Botswana's North-East District, is all about the wildlife and safaris.
On the 7th (Fri), stroll through NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Ngamiland East online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of car, bus, and flight from Victoria Falls to Ngamiland East takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and flight. In August, daytime highs in Ngamiland East are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Gaborone.

Things to do in Ngamiland East

Wildlife Parks
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NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust ©

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Gaborone, Botswana

Gaborone ©
Planned as the capital after Botswana gained independence in the 1960s, Gaborone quickly transformed into a bustling city and the country's commercial center.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Mokolodi Nature Reserve and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Gaborone. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sun): ponder the world of politics at National Assembly Building, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Balaji Temple, then appreciate the history behind Three Chiefs' Statues, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Gaborone (Krishna Balaram Palace).

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Gaborone day trip planner.

Fly from Ngamiland East to Gaborone in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Ngamiland East in August, you will find days in Gaborone are much colder (9°C), and nights are a bit cooler (9°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Windhoek.

Things to do in Gaborone

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
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ISKCON Gaborone (Krishna Balaram Palace) ©
ISKCON Gaborone (Krishna Balaram Palace)
Mokolodi Nature Reserve ©
Mokolodi Nature Reserve
Three Chiefs' Statues ©
Three Chiefs' Statues

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Windhoek, Namibia

Windhoek ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): browse the eclectic array of goods at Namibia Craft Centre, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Deadvlei, and then play a few rounds at Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis. On the 11th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at NamibRand Nature Reserve, examine the collection at National Museum of Namibia, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Christuskirche.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Windhoek day trip site.

You can fly from Gaborone to Windhoek in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Africa Time to Central Africa Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Gaborone, expect much warmer days and about the same nights in Windhoek, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Deadvlei
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Deadvlei ©
Deadvlei
Christuskirche ©
Christuskirche
NamibRand Nature Reserve ©
NamibRand Nature Reserve

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nights
Swakopmund, Namibia

Nestled on Namibia's Atlantic coast and surrounded by the sand dunes of the vast Namib Desert, the resort town of Swakopmund enchants visitors with its distinct German colonial architecture and pleasant climate.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Swakopmund: Walvis Bay (Off-Road Tours & Kayaking & Canoeing). Next up on the itinerary: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, see the interesting displays at Swakopmund Museum, stroll through Dune 7, and look for gifts at Karakulia Weavers.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Swakopmund trip itinerary maker.

Do a combination of flight and car from Windhoek to Swakopmund in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from Windhoek in August, plan for slightly colder days in Swakopmund, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Walvis Bay
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Safaris
Off-Road Tours
Kayaking & Canoeing

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