20 days in Windhoek & Botswana Itinerary

20 days in Windhoek & Botswana Itinerary

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Windhoek, Namibia
— 6 nights
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Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 3 nights
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Okavango Delta, Botswana
— 2 nights
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Gaborone, Botswana
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Windhoek, Namibia

— 6 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.
Take a break from Windhoek with a short trip to Deadvlei in Sossusvlei, about 5h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Christuskirche, stroll through Daan Viljoen Nature Reserve, examine the collection at Trans-Namib Railroad Museum, and play a few rounds at Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Windhoek trip itinerary maker.

Noumea, New Caledonia to Windhoek is an approximately 30-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10 hours traveling from Noumea to Windhoek. In September in Windhoek, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Chobe National Park.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Shopping

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Chobe National Park, Botswana

— 3 nights
A trip to Chobe National Park awakens the naturalist in every traveler and opens numerous possibilities for adventure.
Chobe National Park is known for parks, wildlife, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Savute Reserve and don't miss a visit to Boab Prison Tree.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Chobe National Park trip website.

Traveling by flight from Windhoek to Chobe National Park takes 6 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 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Okavango Delta.

Things to do in Chobe National Park

Parks · Wildlife
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Okavango Delta, Botswana

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): 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.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Okavango Delta itinerary planning tool.

Explore your travel options from Chobe National Park to Okavango Delta with the Route module. In October, daytime highs in Okavango Delta are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Gaborone.

Things to do in Okavango Delta

Parks · Wildlife

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Gaborone, Botswana

— 6 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.
Gaborone is known for parks, shopping, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Mokolodi Nature Reserve, pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity Church, head outdoors with Kgale Hill, and don't miss a visit to Lentswe-la-Oodi Weavers.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Gaborone tour itinerary planning app.

Getting from Okavango Delta to Gaborone by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Okavango Delta in October, plan for much hotter nights in Gaborone, with lows around 40°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gaborone

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping · Theme Parks

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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.