16 days in Namibia & Botswana Itinerary

16 days in Namibia & Botswana Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Fly:  29 h
1
Swakopmund, Namibia
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Walvis Bay, Namibia
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  1 h
3
Windhoek, Namibia
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
4
Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
5
Ngamiland East, Botswana
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  29 h
End: Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

3
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.
Swakopmund is known for wildlife, adventure, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: meet the residents at National Marin Aquarium of Namibia, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, stroll through Welwitschia Plains, and stop by Die Muschel.

For maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Swakopmund trip itinerary planning website.

Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia to Swakopmund is an approximately 22.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Kota Kinabalu to Swakopmund. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Kota Kinabalu in March: high temperatures in Swakopmund hover around 29°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Walvis Bay.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Moon Landscape
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Safaris
National Marin Aquarium of Namibia ©
National Marin Aquarium of Namibia
Swakopmund Museum ©
Swakopmund Museum

2
nights
Walvis Bay, Namibia

A pleasant port city, Walvis Bay offers tourists a variety of urban entertainment options that complement its many natural attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Long Beach Leisure Park, stroll through Dune 7, and then take a leisurely stroll along Walvis Bay Waterfront.

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Traveling by car from Swakopmund to Walvis Bay takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. March in Walvis Bay sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Windhoek.

Things to do in Walvis Bay

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Long Beach Leisure Park ©
Long Beach Leisure Park
Dune 7 ©
Dune 7

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: tour the pleasant surroundings at Deadvlei, browse the eclectic array of goods at Namibia Craft Centre, gain interesting insight with Nande Explorer Cultural Township Tours, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Windhoek road trip planning website.

Do a combination of car and flight from Walvis Bay to Windhoek in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in April, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Chobe National Park.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Chobe National Park, Botswana

Chobe National Park ©
A trip to Chobe National Park awakens the naturalist in every traveler and opens numerous possibilities for adventure.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Savute Reserve. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Serondela Reserve and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nogatsaa and Tchinga.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Chobe National Park journey planning tool.

You can fly from Windhoek to Chobe National Park in 4 hours. The time zone changes from Central Africa Time to Central Africa Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Ngamiland East.

Things to do in Chobe National Park

Parks Wildlife
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Savute Reserve ©
Savute Reserve
Nogatsaa and Tchinga ©
Nogatsaa and Tchinga
Serondela Reserve ©
Serondela Reserve

3
nights
Ngamiland East, Botswana

Ngamiland East ©
Ngamiland East, a sub-district of Botswana's North-East District, is all about the wildlife and safaris.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): stroll through NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Moremi Wildlife Reserve.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Ngamiland East route builder.

Traveling by flight from Chobe National Park to Ngamiland East takes 4 hours. In April in Ngamiland East, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 19°C at night. On the 9th (Thu), you're off to home.

Things to do in Ngamiland East

Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

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

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