15 days in Victoria Falls, Botswana & Namibia Itinerary

15 days in Victoria Falls, Botswana & Namibia Itinerary

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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 4 nights
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Drive to Livingstone, Bus to Kazungula, Fly to Ngamiland East
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Ngamiland East, Botswana
— 1 night
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Gaborone, Botswana
— 2 nights
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Windhoek, Namibia
— 2 nights
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Swakopmund, Namibia
— 3 nights
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

— 4 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.
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 some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, look for gifts at Cultural Vibes Music Shop, and take in the views from Victoria Falls Bridge.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Victoria Falls trip planner.

Calgary, Canada to Victoria Falls is an approximately 30-hour 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

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Adventure
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Ngamiland East, Botswana

— 1 night
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.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, 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 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. 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

Parks · Wildlife
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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.
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).

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Gaborone day trip planner.

Fly from Ngamiland East to Gaborone in 4 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 · Parks · Wildlife
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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.
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 see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Windhoek day trip site.

You can fly from Gaborone to Windhoek in 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

Parks · Wildlife · Golf · Museums

Side Trip

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Swakopmund, Namibia

— 3 nights
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.

For maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Swakopmund trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Windhoek to Swakopmund in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or drive. 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 · Adventure

Side Trip

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Botswana travel guide

3.7
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.

Namibia travel guide

4.1
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.