22 days in Namibia, Botswana & Victoria Falls Itinerary

22 days in Namibia, Botswana & Victoria Falls Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Auckland, New Zealand
Fly:  31 h
1
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 5 nights
Drive:  4 h
2
Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
3
Okavango Delta, Botswana
— 1 night
Drive:  13 h
4
Sesriem, Namibia
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
5
Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia
— 1 night
Drive + Shuttle:  4 h 30 min
6
Etosha National Park, Namibia
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 30 min
7
Windhoek, Namibia
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
8
Luderitz, Namibia
— 3 nights
Fly:  36 h
End: Auckland, New Zealand

5
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 wealth of natural beauty at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Victoria Falls vacation planner.

Auckland, New Zealand to Victoria Falls is an approximately 31-hour flight. Traveling from Auckland to Victoria Falls, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Auckland in July: highs in Victoria Falls hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 10°C. You will leave for Chobe National Park on the 21st (Tue).

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park ©
Helicopter Tours
Safaris

3
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.
Chobe National Park is known for parks, wildlife, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Savute Reserve and stroll around Seboba Nature and Recreational Park.

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Chobe National Park trip maker.

Explore your travel options from Victoria Falls to Chobe National Park with the Route module. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Okavango Delta.

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
Okavango Delta, Botswana

Okavango Delta ©
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 25th (Sat): stroll through Moremi Wildlife Reserve.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Okavango Delta trip itinerary tool.

Explore your travel options from Chobe National Park to Okavango Delta with the Route module. In July in Okavango Delta, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sesriem.

Things to do in Okavango Delta

Parks Wildlife
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Moremi Wildlife Reserve ©
Moremi Wildlife Reserve

1
night
Sesriem, Namibia

Sesriem
Sesriem is a small settlement located in the Namib Desert, in Namibia, close to the southern end of the Naukluft Mountains. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): get interesting insight from Tours. On the next day, explore the fascinating landscape at Namib-Naukluft National Park.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Sesriem road trip tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Okavango Delta to Sesriem. The time zone difference moving from Central Africa Time (CAT) to Central Africa Time (CAT) is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Namib-Naukluft Park.

Things to do in Sesriem

Parks Nature Tours
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Namib-Naukluft National Park
Namib-Naukluft National Park
Balloon Rides

1
night
Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia

Namib-Naukluft Park ©
One of the world's largest nature and game reserves, the vast Namib-Naukluft Park boasts sweeping desert and mountain landscapes, a diverse range of animal life, and the surreal Sossusvlei, a scenic saltpan sprinkled with towering red sand dunes and petrified acacia trees.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): cruise along Spreetshoogte Pass.

For reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Namib-Naukluft Park planner.

Traveling by car from Sesriem to Namib-Naukluft Park takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Etosha National Park.

Things to do in Namib-Naukluft Park

Scenic Drive Outdoors
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Spreetshoogte Pass ©
Spreetshoogte Pass

1
night
Etosha National Park, Namibia

Etosha National Park ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Etosha and then make a trip to Okaukuejo waterhole.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Etosha National Park trip site.

You can do a combination of car and shuttle from Namib-Naukluft Park to Etosha National Park in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Windhoek.

Things to do in Etosha National Park

Parks Wildlife
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Etosha ©
Etosha

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.
Windhoek is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Christuskirche, look for gifts at The Diamond Works, pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's Catholic Cathedral, and browse the different shops at The Grove Mall of Namibia.

Discover how to plan a Windhoek trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Etosha National Park to Windhoek takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Luderitz.

Things to do in Windhoek

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Safaris
Christuskirche ©
Christuskirche
NamibRand Nature Reserve ©
NamibRand Nature Reserve

3
nights
Luderitz, Namibia

Luderitz ©
Lüderitz tourism centers around its well-preserved colonial Art Nouveau architecture and diverse wildlife.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): visit a coastal fixture at Diaz Point, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Felsenkirche, and then mingle with the ghosts of the past at Kolmanskop Ghost Town. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Agate Beach, thencontemplate the long history of The Goerke House, and then see the interesting displays at Luderitz Museum.

To plan Luderitz vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Getting from Windhoek to Luderitz by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive. While traveling from Windhoek, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Luderitz, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

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

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