22 days in Botswana & Namibia Itinerary

22 days in Botswana & Namibia Itinerary

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Start: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Fly + Drive:  22 h 45 min
1
Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 2 nights
Fly:  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, The Netherlands

2
nights
Chobe National Park, Botswana

Chobe National Park ©
A trip to Chobe National Park awakens the naturalist in every traveler and opens numerous possibilities for adventure.
Visiting Savute Reserve and Nogatsaa and Tchinga will get you outdoors. It doesn't end there: stroll through CARACAL Biodiversity Center and don't miss a visit to Boab Prison Tree.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Chobe National Park online route planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Chobe National Park is an approximately 23- hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Amsterdam to Chobe National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Ngamiland East.

Things to do in Chobe National Park

Wildlife Parks
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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 ©
Ngamiland East, a sub-district of Botswana's North-East District, is all about the wildlife and safaris.
Take a break from the city and head to NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust 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. It doesn't end there: look for gifts at Motsana Maun.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Ngamiland East route maker website.

You can fly from Chobe National Park to Ngamiland East in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Windhoek.

Things to do in Ngamiland East

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trip

Moremi Wildlife Reserve
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NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust ©
NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Deadvlei and Nande Explorer Cultural Township Tours. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Christuskirche and National Museum of Namibia. Spend the 15th (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's much more to do: stroll through NamibRand Nature Reserve, buy something for everyone on your list at Wernhil Park, pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's Catholic Cathedral, and see the interesting displays at Trans-Namib Railroad Museum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Windhoek trip planner.

Getting from Ngamiland East to Windhoek by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ngamiland East to Windhoek. 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). Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Luderitz.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife Parks 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 take in the architecture and atmosphere at Felsenkirche, and then see the interesting displays at Luderitz Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Agate Beach, see a world frozen in time at Kolmanskop Ghost Town, and then steep yourself in history at The Goerke House.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Luderitz driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Windhoek to Luderitz in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. When traveling from Windhoek in August, plan for little chillier days in Luderitz, with highs around 23°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Sesriem.

Things to do in Luderitz

Historic Sites Museums Beaches
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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. Escape the urban bustle at Sossusvlei and Namib-Naukluft National Park. Get out of town with these interesting Sesriem side-trips: Sossusvlei (Big Daddy Dune & Dune 45 Sossusvlei). The adventure continues: take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find out how to plan a trip to Sesriem, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Luderitz to Sesriem takes 13.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Damaraland.

Things to do in Sesriem

Nature Parks 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 ©
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Damara Living Museum and then make a trip to Twyfelfontein.

Plan a trip to Damaraland easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

You can drive from Sesriem to Damaraland in 7.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Damaraland

Museums Historic Sites
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Twyfelfontein ©
Twyfelfontein
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Swakopmund Museum and German Evangelical Lutheran Church. Take a break from the city and head to Safaris and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Change things up with these side-trips from Swakopmund: Walvis Bay (Kayaking & Canoeing & Dolphin & Whale Watching). There's lots more to do: snap pictures at Swakopmund Jetty, stroll through Dune 7, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Peter's Antiques, since 1983, and look for gifts at Karakulia Weavers.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Swakopmund route planner.

You can drive from Damaraland to Swakopmund in 3 hours. Traveling from Damaraland in August, expect Swakopmund to be a bit cooler, temps between 24°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Walvis Bay
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Safaris
Kayaking & Canoeing
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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