20 days in Namibia & Botswana Itinerary

20 days in Namibia & Botswana Itinerary

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20 days in Namibia & Botswana Itinerary

Start: Noumea, New Caledonia
Fly:  29​h
1
Walvis Bay, Namibia
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Otjiwarongo, Namibia
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h
3
Aus, Namibia
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Windhoek, Namibia
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Ngamiland East, Botswana
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, Botswana
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
8
Serowe, Botswana
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  34​h
End: Noumea, New Caledonia


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1
night
Walvis Bay, Namibia

A pleasant port city, Walvis Bay offers tourists a variety of urban entertainment options that complement its many natural attractions.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): take in the waterfront at Walvis Bay Waterfront and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Dune 7. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Walvis Bay trip itinerary planner .

Noumea, New Caledonia to Walvis Bay is an approximately 29-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Noumea to Walvis Bay is minus 9 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Otjiwarongo.

Things to do in Walvis Bay

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Dune 7 ©
Dune 7
Kayaking & Canoeing

2
nights
Otjiwarongo, Namibia

Otjiwarongo ©
When touring Namibia's famous national parks and reserves, you can opt to base your trip in Otjiwarongo, a laid-back town boasting a number of attractions of its own.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): stroll through REST - Rare & Endangered Species Trust and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah Conservation Fund. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Africat.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Otjiwarongo trip itinerary planner .

Do a combination of flight and car from Walvis Bay to Otjiwarongo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Walvis Bay in September: highs in Otjiwarongo hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Aus.

Things to do in Otjiwarongo

Parks Wildlife
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Cheetah Conservation Fund ©
Cheetah Conservation Fund
REST - Rare & Endangered Species Trust ©
Africat ©
Africat

1
night
Aus, Namibia

Aus ©
Aus is a settlement in the ǁKaras Region of southern Namibia. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): stroll through Garub Pan and then stroll through Wild Horses of the Namib.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Aus attractions planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Otjiwarongo to Aus in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Windhoek.

Things to do in Aus

Parks Wildlife
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Wild Horses of the Namib ©
Wild Horses of the Namib
Garub Pan ©
Garub Pan

4
nights
Windhoek, Namibia

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Fish River Canyon Nationalpark and St Mary's Catholic Cathedral. There's lots more to do: stroll through Deadvlei, admire the striking features of Christuskirche, tee off at Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Windhoek road trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Aus to Windhoek takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. September in Windhoek sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Chobe National Park.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Fish River Canyon Nationalpark, Deadvlei
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Safaris
Deadvlei ©
Deadvlei
NamibRand Nature Reserve ©
NamibRand Nature Reserve

2
nights
Chobe National Park, Botswana

Chobe National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Boab Prison Tree, Kasane and then stroll through CARACAL Biodiversity Center. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Savute Reserve.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Chobe National Park trip itinerary maker website .

Fly from Windhoek to Chobe National Park in 4.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ngamiland East.

Things to do in Chobe National Park

Parks Wildlife
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Savute Reserve ©
Savute Reserve

2
nights
Ngamiland East, Botswana

Ngamiland East ©
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): stroll through NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Okavango River.

To see ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Ngamiland East trip itinerary planner .

Explore your travel options from Chobe National Park to Ngamiland East with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in October, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park.

Things to do in Ngamiland East

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Okavango River ©
Okavango River

2
nights
Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, Botswana

Makgadikgadi Pans National Park ©
On the 9th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Makgadikgadi Pans National Park.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Makgadikgadi Pans National Park trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ngamiland East to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. You'll set off for Serowe on the 10th (Thu).

Things to do in Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

Parks Wildlife
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Makgadikgadi Pans National Park ©
Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

3
nights
Serowe, Botswana

Serowe ©
Serowe is a town in Botswana's Central District. On the 11th (Fri), explore the stunning scenery at Moremi Gorge and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Khama Rhino Sanctuary.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Serowe road trip planning site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Makgadikgadi Pans National Park to Serowe. On the 13th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Serowe

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Moremi Gorge
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Khama Rhino Sanctuary ©
Khama Rhino Sanctuary
Moremi Gorge ©
Moremi Gorge

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