22 days in Namibia, Botswana & Victoria Falls Itinerary

22 days in Namibia, Botswana & Victoria Falls Itinerary

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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 3 nights
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Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 2 nights
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Okavango Delta, Botswana
— 2 nights
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Swakopmund, Namibia
— 2 nights
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Damaraland, Namibia
— 2 nights
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Etosha National Park, Namibia
— 1 night
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Windhoek, Namibia
— 3 nights
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Luderitz, Namibia
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

— 3 nights
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 trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, take in the views from Victoria Falls Bridge, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Victoria Falls Snake Park.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Victoria Falls trip site.

Auckland, New Zealand to Victoria Falls is an approximately 30-hour flight. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Auckland to Victoria Falls due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Auckland, expect much warmer days and about the same nights in Victoria Falls, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Chobe National Park.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Adventure
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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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Savute Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Fri): walk around Seboba Nature and Recreational Park and then stroll through CARACAL Biodiversity Center.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Chobe National Park sightseeing planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Victoria Falls to Chobe National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time 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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Moremi Wildlife Reserve.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Okavango Delta road trip tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Chobe National Park to Okavango Delta. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can fly to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Okavango Delta

Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

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Swakopmund, Namibia

— 2 nights
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 out of town with these interesting Swakopmund side-trips: Walvis Bay (Off-Road Tours & Kayaking & Canoeing). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, stroll through Dune 7, stop by Karakulia Weavers, and take in the waterfront at Swakopmund Jetty.

To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Swakopmund trip builder.

Getting from Okavango Delta to Swakopmund by flight takes about 20.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Okavango Delta to Swakopmund. When traveling from Okavango Delta in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Swakopmund: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Damaraland.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Adventure

Side Trip

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Damaraland, Namibia

— 2 nights
On the 13th (Thu), make a trip to Twyfelfontein. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Brandberg Mountain.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Damaraland trip itinerary builder app.

Drive from Swakopmund to Damaraland in 6.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Swakopmund in August; daily highs in Damaraland reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Etosha National Park.

Things to do in Damaraland

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
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Etosha National Park, Namibia

— 1 night
For nature lovers, a trip to Etosha National Park seems like a dream: the vast salt desert houses hundreds of animal species, which roam the arid lands and gather near the many waterholes.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Etosha and then make a trip to Okaukuejo waterhole.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Etosha National Park road trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Damaraland to Etosha National Park with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Windhoek.

Things to do in Etosha National Park

Wildlife · Parks
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Windhoek, Namibia

— 3 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.
Windhoek is known for museums, parks, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Christuskirche, browse the exhibits of Trans-Namib Railroad Museum, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and tee off at Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Windhoek tour itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Etosha National Park to Windhoek with the Route module. In August in Windhoek, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to fly to Luderitz.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours
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Luderitz, Namibia

— 3 nights
Lüderitz tourism centers around its well-preserved colonial Art Nouveau architecture and diverse wildlife.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Diaz Point and then explore the fascinating landscape at Agate Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: mingle with the ghosts of the past at Kolmanskop Ghost Town and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Felsenkirche.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Luderitz trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Windhoek to Luderitz takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Windhoek in August, plan for a bit cooler 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 21st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Luderitz

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 18 — 21:

Botswana travel guide

3.7
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.

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.