22 days in Namibia, Chobe National Park & Victoria Falls Itinerary

22 days in Namibia, Chobe National Park & Victoria Falls Itinerary

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22 days in Namibia, Chobe National Park & Victoria Falls Itinerary

Start: Berlin, Germany
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Windhoek, Namibia
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h 15​min
2
Sesriem, Namibia
— 2 nights
Drive:  10​h 15​min
3
Walvis Bay, Namibia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Swakopmund, Namibia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Damaraland, Namibia
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  7​h
6
Etosha National Park, Namibia
— 2 nights
Drive:  12​h 45​min
7
Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 3 nights
shuttle:  4​h
8
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 4 nights
Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Berlin, Germany

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): get a new perspective on nature at Geological Survey Museum, stop by Herrle & Herma Jewellers, then tee off at Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis, and finally examine the collection at Trans-Namib Railroad Museum. On the 27th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an exotic tour of a safari tour and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Avis Dam Nature Reserve.

Plan trip to Windhoek with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Berlin, Germany to Windhoek is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Berlin to Windhoek due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can drive to Sesriem.

Things to do in Windhoek

Outdoors Wildlife Golf
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Safaris
Avis Dam Nature Reserve ©
Avis Dam Nature Reserve
Geological Survey Museum ©
Geological Survey Museum

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. On the 28th (Sun), admire nature's extreme beauty at Namib-Naukluft National Park. On the 29th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire nature's extreme beauty at Big Daddy Dune and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Sesriem trip planner .

You can drive from Windhoek to Sesriem in 8.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Walvis Bay.

Things to do in Sesriem

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Namib-Naukluft Park
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Namib-Naukluft National Park
Namib-Naukluft National Park
Balloon Rides
Big Daddy Dune ©
Big Daddy Dune

1
night
Walvis Bay, Namibia

Walvis Bay ©
A pleasant port city, Walvis Bay offers tourists a variety of urban entertainment options that complement its many natural attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour. On the 1st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Long Beach Leisure Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dune 7, and then take a leisurely stroll along Walvis Bay Waterfront.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Walvis Bay trip planner.

You can drive from Sesriem to Walvis Bay in 10.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Walvis Bay are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can go by car to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Walvis Bay

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Long Beach Leisure Park ©
Long Beach Leisure Park
Dune 7 ©
Dune 7
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of German Evangelical Lutheran Church, then stop by Kristall Galerie, then admire the landmark architecture of Hohenzollernhaus, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Moon Landscape.

For where to stay and other tourist information, go to the Swakopmund trip planner .

Traveling by car from Walvis Bay to Swakopmund takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car. In August, daytime highs in Swakopmund are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Damaraland.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Moon Landscape
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Moon Landscape ©
Moon Landscape
German Evangelical Lutheran Church ©

1
night
Damaraland, Namibia

Damaraland ©
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Messum Crater. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Twyfelfontein.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Damaraland road trip app .

You can drive from Swakopmund to Damaraland in 3 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Swakopmund in August; daily highs in Damaraland reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Etosha National Park.

Things to do in Damaraland

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Messum Crater
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Messum Crater ©
Messum Crater

2
nights
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 6th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Etosha Pan and then make a trip to Okaukuejo waterhole.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Etosha National Park itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Damaraland to Etosha National Park takes 7 hours. You'll set off for Chobe National Park on the 7th (Wed).

Things to do in Etosha National Park

Parks Wildlife
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Etosha Pan ©
Etosha Pan
Okaukuejo waterhole ©
Okaukuejo waterhole

3
nights
Chobe National Park, Botswana

Chobe National Park ©
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Savute Reserve and Nogatsaa and Tchinga. Escape the urban bustle at CARACAL Biodiversity Center and Serondela Reserve.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Chobe National Park trip itinerary site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Etosha National Park to Chobe National Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Victoria Falls.

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

4
nights
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Victoria Falls Snake Park. Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Siduli Hide. On the 13th (Tue), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. And it doesn't end there: get outside with Outdoor Activities, stop by Cultural Vibes Music Shop, take in the exciting artwork at Prime Art Gallery, and push the limits with an extreme tour.

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You can take a shuttle from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Kayaking & Canoeing

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