22 days in Botswana & Namibia Itinerary

22 days in Botswana & Namibia Itinerary

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22 days in Botswana & Namibia Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam, Holland
Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Ngamiland East, Botswana
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Windhoek, Namibia
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  1​h 45​min
4
Luderitz, Namibia
— 2 nights
Drive:  13​h 15​min
5
Sesriem, Namibia
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
6
Damaraland, Namibia
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
7
Swakopmund, Namibia
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Amsterdam, Holland

2
nights
Chobe National Park, Botswana

Chobe National Park ©
Get in touch with nature at Savute Reserve and Serondela Reserve.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Chobe National Park tour planner.

Amsterdam, Holland to Chobe National Park is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Chobe National Park is 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel 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 ©
Escape the urban bustle at Okavango Delta and Walking Stick Travel & Tours. Go for a jaunt from Ngamiland East to Moremi Game Reserve to see Moremi Wildlife Reserve about 1h 05 min away.

To find ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Ngamiland East tour site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Chobe National Park to Ngamiland East. In August in Ngamiland East, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Windhoek.

Things to do in Ngamiland East

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Moremi Wildlife Reserve
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Okavango Delta ©
Okavango Delta
Moremi Wildlife Reserve ©
Moremi Wildlife Reserve
Walking Stick Travel & Tours ©
Walking Stick Travel & Tours

3
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.
Visiting Safaris and Deadvlei will get you outdoors. Get some historical perspective at Christuskirche and St Mary's Catholic Cathedral. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at NamibRand Nature Reserve, browse the different shops at Wernhil Park, contemplate the long history of Katutura Township, and stop by The Diamond Works.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Windhoek trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Ngamiland East to Windhoek in 6 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Ngamiland East in August, you will find days in Windhoek are a bit cooler (30°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Luderitz.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Deadvlei
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Safaris
Deadvlei ©
Deadvlei
Christuskirche ©
Christuskirche

2
nights
Luderitz, Namibia

Luderitz ©
Lüderitz tourism centers around its well-preserved colonial Art Nouveau architecture and diverse wildlife.
On the 19th (Wed), visit a coastal fixture at Diaz Point, then pause for some serene contemplation at Felsenkirche, and then see the interesting displays at Luderitz Museum. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Agate Beach, then mingle with the ghosts of the past at Kolmanskop Ghost Town, and then steep yourself in history at The Goerke House.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Luderitz sightseeing planner.

Do a combination of car and flight from Windhoek to Luderitz in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Windhoek in August: highs in Luderitz hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Sesriem.

Things to do in Luderitz

Historic Sites Beaches Parks
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Kolmanskop Ghost Town ©
Kolmanskop Ghost Town
Diaz Point ©
Diaz Point
Felsenkirche ©
Felsenkirche

2
nights
Sesriem, Namibia

Sesriem ©
Sesriem is a small settlement located in the Namib Desert, in Namibia, close to the southern end of the Naukluft Mountains. Get outdoors at Sossusvlei and Balloon Rides. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sesriem: Sossusvlei (Big Daddy Dune & Dune 45 Sossusvlei). Spend the 22nd (Sat) exploring the stark beauty of Namib-Naukluft National Park.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Sesriem road trip planner .

You can drive from Luderitz to Sesriem in 13.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can drive to Damaraland.

Things to do in Sesriem

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Namib-Naukluft Park
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Sossusvlei ©
Sossusvlei
Namib-Naukluft National Park
Namib-Naukluft National Park
Big Daddy Dune ©
Big Daddy Dune

1
day
Damaraland, Namibia

Damaraland ©
On the 24th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Damara Living Museum and then pause for some photo ops at Twyfelfontein.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Damaraland trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Sesriem to Damaraland in 7.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Damaraland can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can go by car to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Damaraland

Museums Historic Sites
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Damara Living Museum ©
Damara Living Museum

4
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.
Get in touch with nature at Safaris and Kayaking & Canoeing. Get some cultural insight at Swakopmund Museum and German Evangelical Lutheran Church. Take a break from Swakopmund with a short trip to Dolphin & Whale Watching in Walvis Bay, about 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: get outside with Outdoor Activities, stroll through Dune 7, snap pictures at Swakopmund Jetty, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Swakopmund journey app .

Drive from Damaraland to Swakopmund in 3 hours. Traveling from Damaraland in August, things will get slightly colder in Swakopmund: highs are around 24°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Walvis Bay
Find places to stay Aug 24 — 28:
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Safaris
Kayaking & Canoeing
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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