15 days in Victoria Falls, Botswana & Windhoek Itinerary

15 days in Victoria Falls, Botswana & Windhoek Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Calgary, Canada
Fly:  30 h
1
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 4 nights
Drive + Bus:  5 h
2
Okavango Delta, Botswana
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
3
Gaborone, Botswana
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
4
Windhoek, Namibia
— 3 nights
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: admire the sheer force of Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, stop by Cultural Vibes Music Shop, and take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Victoria Falls route planner.

Calgary, Canada to Victoria Falls is an approximately 30-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Calgary to Victoria Falls due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Calgary in August: highs in Victoria Falls hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Okavango Delta.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park ©
River Rafting & Tubing
Helicopter Tours

2
nights
Okavango Delta, Botswana

Okavango Delta ©
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.
On the 7th (Fri), stroll through NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Moremi Wildlife Reserve.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Okavango Delta road trip app.

You can do a combination of car and bus from Victoria Falls to Okavango Delta in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daytime highs in Okavango Delta are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Gaborone.

Things to do in Okavango Delta

Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust
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Moremi Wildlife Reserve ©
Moremi Wildlife Reserve

3
nights
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.
Gaborone is known for parks, shopping, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mokolodi Nature Reserve, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, buy something for everyone on your list at Sebele Centre, and take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Gaborone (Krishna Balaram Palace).

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Gaborone online trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Okavango Delta to Gaborone in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Okavango Delta in August, you will find days in Gaborone are colder (9°C), and nights are little chillier (9°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) 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
ISKCON Gaborone ©
ISKCON Gaborone

3
nights
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.
Windhoek is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Deadvlei, browse the eclectic array of goods at Namibia Craft Centre, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Naute Kristall Cellar and Destillery.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Windhoek travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Gaborone to Windhoek takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Gaborone to Windhoek, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Gaborone in August, expect nights in Windhoek to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are much hotter, around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trips

Deadvlei, Naute Kristall Cellar and Destillery
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Deadvlei ©
Deadvlei
Christuskirche ©
Christuskirche
NamibRand Nature Reserve ©
NamibRand Nature Reserve

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