22 days in Zimbabwe & Namibia Itinerary

22 days in Zimbabwe & Namibia Itinerary

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Start: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Fly:  14 h 15 min
1
Harare, Zimbabwe
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  1 h 30 min
2
Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  1 h 30 min
3
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h
4
Windhoek, Namibia
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  1 h
5
Walvis Bay, Namibia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Swakopmund, Namibia
— 4 nights
Fly:  17 h 45 min
End: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

3
nights
Harare, Zimbabwe

Harare ©
Regarded as the nation's leading commercial, financial, and communications center, Harare attracts tourists with its modern architecture mixed with British colonial influence and traditional African flair.
Take a break from Harare with a short trip to Imire: Rhino & Wildlife Conservation in Wedza, about 1h 45 min away. And it doesn't end there: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wild Is Life Trust and ZEN, have some family-friendly fun at Tamba Tamba, stop by kiki's gallery, and stroll through Kuimba Shiri Bird Sanctuary.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Harare holiday planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Harare is an approximately 14- hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Harare due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in September, you will find days in Harare are a bit warmer (33°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Bulawayo.

Things to do in Harare

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games

Side Trip

Imire: Rhino & Wildlife Conservation
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Wild Is Life Trust and ZEN ©
Wild Is Life Trust and ZEN
Imire: Rhino & Wildlife Conservation ©
Imire: Rhino & Wildlife Conservation
Thetford Game Reserve ©
Thetford Game Reserve

2
nights
Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

Bulawayo ©
A vacation in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe's second-largest city, offers a pleasant base for wider explorations of some of the country's national parks and game reserves.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Matobo National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Cecil Rhode's Burial Place.

To see ratings and more tourist information, read our Bulawayo tour planner.

Getting from Harare to Bulawayo by combination of flight and taxi takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. September in Bulawayo sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Bulawayo

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Cecil Rhode's Burial Place
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Matobo National Park ©
Matobo National Park
Cecil Rhode's Burial Place ©
Cecil Rhode's Burial Place

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.
Victoria Falls is known for nature, adventure, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, get to know the resident critters at Victoria Falls Snake Park, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

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

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Bulawayo to Victoria Falls in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and car. In September in Victoria Falls, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Windhoek.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Safaris
Walking tours
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
Windhoek, Namibia

Windhoek ©
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: tour the pleasant surroundings at Deadvlei, admire the striking features of Christuskirche, see the interesting displays at National Museum of Namibia, and hunt for treasures at Namibia Craft Centre.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Windhoek trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Victoria Falls to Windhoek takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Victoria Falls to Windhoek is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Victoria Falls, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Windhoek, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Walvis Bay.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trip

Deadvlei
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Deadvlei ©
Deadvlei
Safaris
NamibRand Nature Reserve ©
NamibRand Nature Reserve

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): take in the waterfront at Walvis Bay Waterfront and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Dune 7 and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

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

Getting from Windhoek to Walvis Bay by combination of flight and car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Windhoek in October; daily highs in Walvis Bay reach 25°C and lows reach 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Walvis Bay

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Dune 7 ©
Dune 7
Kayaking & Canoeing

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.
Go for a jaunt from Swakopmund to Damaraland to see Spitzkoppe about 2 hours away. Spend the 9th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, take in the views from Swakopmund Jetty, examine the collection at Swakopmund Museum, and look for gifts at Kristall Galerie.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Swakopmund trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Walvis Bay to Swakopmund in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. October in Swakopmund sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Spitzkoppe
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Safaris
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Spitzkoppe ©
Spitzkoppe

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