20 days in Namibia & Botswana Itinerary

20 days in Namibia & Botswana Itinerary

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Walvis Bay, Namibia
— 1 night
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Otjiwarongo, Namibia
— 2 nights
Drive to Eros, Fly to Aus
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Aus, Namibia
— 1 night
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Windhoek, Namibia
— 4 nights
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Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 2 nights
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Ngamiland East, Botswana
— 2 nights
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Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, Botswana
— 2 nights
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Serowe, Botswana
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Walvis Bay, Namibia

— 1 night
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 26th (Thu): take a leisurely stroll along Walvis Bay Waterfront and then stroll through Dune 7. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get interesting insight from Tours and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

Make your Walvis Bay itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Noumea, New Caledonia to Walvis Bay is an approximately 52-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10 hours traveling from Noumea to Walvis Bay. September in Walvis Bay sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Otjiwarongo.

Things to do in Walvis Bay

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Wildlife
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Otjiwarongo, Namibia

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at REST - Rare & Endangered Species Trust and then stroll through Cheetah Conservation Fund. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Africat.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Otjiwarongo trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Walvis Bay to Otjiwarongo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Walvis Bay in September, expect nights in Otjiwarongo to be a bit warmer, around 17°C, while days are much warmer, around 38°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Aus.

Things to do in Otjiwarongo

Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 27 — 29:

Aus, Namibia

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

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Aus trip itinerary maker tool.

Do a combination of car and flight from Otjiwarongo to Aus in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can fly to Windhoek.

Things to do in Aus

Wildlife · Parks
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Windhoek, Namibia

— 4 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Safaris and St Mary's Catholic Cathedral. When in Windhoek, make a side trip to see Deadvlei in Sossusvlei, approximately Sossusvlei away. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Christuskirche, stroll through NamibRand Nature Reserve, browse the eclectic array of goods at Namibia Craft Centre, and play a few rounds at Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Windhoek holiday maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Aus to Windhoek takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in September, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can fly to Chobe National Park.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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Chobe National Park, Botswana

— 2 nights
A trip to Chobe National Park awakens the naturalist in every traveler and opens numerous possibilities for adventure.
On the 5th (Sat), explore and take pictures at Boab Prison Tree and then tour the pleasant surroundings at CARACAL Biodiversity Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sun): stroll through Savute Reserve.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Chobe National Park trip itinerary maker app.

You can fly from Windhoek to Chobe National Park in 4 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Windhoek to Chobe National Park due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ngamiland East.

Things to do in Chobe National Park

Wildlife · Parks
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Ngamiland East, Botswana

— 2 nights
Ngamiland East, a sub-district of Botswana's North-East District, is all about the wildlife and safaris.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Okavango River.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Ngamiland East day trip planning site.

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

Things to do in Ngamiland East

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
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Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, Botswana

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Makgadikgadi Pans National Park.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Makgadikgadi Pans National Park tour itinerary planner.

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

Things to do in Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

Wildlife · Parks
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Serowe, Botswana

— 3 nights
Serowe is a town in Botswana's Central District. Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): take in breathtaking views at Moremi Gorge and then stroll through Khama Rhino Sanctuary.

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, refer to the Serowe itinerary maker tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Makgadikgadi Pans National Park to Serowe. You will leave for home on the 13th (Sun).

Things to do in Serowe

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

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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.

Botswana travel guide

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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.