22 days in Victoria Falls, Botswana & Namibia Itinerary

22 days in Victoria Falls, Botswana & Namibia Itinerary

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1
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 5 nights
2
Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 3 nights
3
Ngamiland East, Botswana
— 3 nights
4
Sesriem, Namibia
— 2 nights
5
Etosha National Park, Namibia
— 1 night
6
Walvis Bay, Namibia
— 2 nights

5
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Scuba & Snorkeling and Prime Art Gallery. Get outdoors at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park and Safaris. On the 29th (Sun), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Next up on the itinerary: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, get to know the resident critters at Victoria Falls Snake Park, look for gifts at Cultural Vibes Music Shop, and relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Victoria Falls day trip site.

Noumea, New Caledonia to Victoria Falls is an approximately 35-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Noumea to Victoria Falls due to the time zone difference. In September in Victoria Falls, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Chobe National Park.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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Zipline
Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park ©
Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Serondela Reserve and CARACAL Biodiversity Center. Get outdoors at Savute Reserve and Nogatsaa and Tchinga. There's more to do: don't miss a visit to Boab Prison Tree.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Chobe National Park road trip planning site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Victoria Falls to Chobe National Park. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Ngamiland East.

Things to do in Chobe National Park

Wildlife Parks
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Serondela Reserve ©
Serondela Reserve
Savute Reserve ©
Savute Reserve
Nogatsaa and Tchinga ©
Nogatsaa and Tchinga

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 Okavango River. When in Ngamiland East, make a side trip to see Moremi Wildlife Reserve in Moremi Game Reserve, approximately Moremi Game Reserve away.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Ngamiland East trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Chobe National Park to Ngamiland East takes 5.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Ngamiland East can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Sesriem.

Things to do in Ngamiland East

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Moremi Wildlife Reserve
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NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust ©
Okavango River ©
Okavango River
Moremi Wildlife Reserve ©
Moremi Wildlife Reserve

2
nights
Sesriem, Namibia

Sesriem is a small settlement located in the Namib Desert, in Namibia, close to the southern end of the Naukluft Mountains. Discover out-of-the-way places like Balloon Rides and Elim Dunes. Visiting Sossusvlei and Big Daddy Dune will get you outdoors. There's more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Sesriem Canyon and admire nature's extreme beauty at Namib-Naukluft National Park.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Sesriem road trip planning app.

Explore your travel options from Ngamiland East to Sesriem with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Central Africa Time to Central Africa Time is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Etosha National Park.

Things to do in Sesriem

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trip

Namib-Naukluft Park
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Balloon Rides
Sossusvlei ©
Sossusvlei
Namib-Naukluft National Park
Namib-Naukluft National Park

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 9th (Wed): stroll through Etosha. On the 10th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Okaukuejo waterhole.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Etosha National Park online tour planner.

Do a combination of car and flight from Sesriem to Etosha National Park in 13 hours. On the 10th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Walvis Bay.

Things to do in Etosha National Park

Wildlife Parks
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Etosha ©
Etosha

2
nights
Walvis Bay, Namibia

A pleasant port city, Walvis Bay offers tourists a variety of urban entertainment options that complement its many natural attractions.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, thentake a leisurely stroll along Walvis Bay Waterfront, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Dune 7.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Walvis Bay trip planner.

You can fly from Etosha National Park to Walvis Bay in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and bus; or do a combination of shuttle and train. In October, daily temperatures in Walvis Bay can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Walvis Bay

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

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