21 days in Windhoek, Botswana & Zimbabwe Itinerary

21 days in Windhoek, Botswana & Zimbabwe Itinerary

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21 days in Windhoek, Botswana & Zimbabwe Itinerary

Start: Berlin, Germany
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Windhoek, Namibia
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
2
Gaborone, Botswana
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
3
Ngamiland East, Botswana
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
5
Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Berlin, Germany

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, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Christuskirche, contemplate the long history of Katutura Township, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Namibia Craft Centre.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Windhoek travel planner.

Berlin, Germany to Windhoek is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Central African Time (CAT) is 1 hour. In October, daytime highs in Windhoek are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Gaborone.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Deadvlei
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Deadvlei ©
Deadvlei
Christuskirche ©
Christuskirche
NamibRand Nature Reserve ©
NamibRand Nature 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: take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Gaborone (Krishna Balaram Palace), buy something for everyone on your list at Riverwalk Mall, get a sense of history and politics at National Assembly Building, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ the King Cathedral.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Gaborone online trip planner .

Fly from Windhoek to Gaborone in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Windhoek in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be much hotter in Gaborone, with lows of 40°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Ngamiland East.

Things to do in Gaborone

Historic Sites Shopping
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ISKCON Gaborone ©
ISKCON Gaborone
Three Chiefs' Statues ©
Three Chiefs' Statues
Trinity Church ©
Trinity Church

3
nights
Ngamiland East, Botswana

Ngamiland East ©
Step out of Ngamiland East to go to Moremi Game Reserve and see Moremi Wildlife Reserve, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. Spend the 17th (Sat) in the pleasant surroundings of NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust. Spend the 19th (Mon) exploring at Okavango River.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Ngamiland East using our trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Gaborone to Ngamiland East takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Gaborone in October, plan for colder nights in Ngamiland East, with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to fly to Chobe National Park.

Things to do in Ngamiland East

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Moremi Wildlife Reserve
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Moremi Wildlife Reserve ©
Moremi Wildlife Reserve
Okavango River ©
Okavango River

2
nights
Chobe National Park, Botswana

Chobe National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Savute Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Serondela Reserve and then stroll through Nogatsaa and Tchinga.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Chobe National Park trip maker site .

You can fly from Ngamiland East to Chobe National Park in 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Hwange National Park.

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

1
night
Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe

Hwange National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Painted Dog Conservation. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hwange National Park.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Hwange National Park sightseeing website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Chobe National Park to Hwange National Park. In October in Hwange National Park, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Hwange National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Painted Dog Conservation
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Hwange National Park ©
Hwange National Park
Painted Dog Conservation ©
Painted Dog Conservation

6
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: explore the striking landscape of Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Victoria Falls Snake Park, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Victoria Falls trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Hwange National Park to Victoria Falls by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train. In October, daytime highs in Victoria Falls are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Safaris
Victoria Falls Bridge ©
Victoria Falls Bridge

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