23 days in Namibia, Botswana & Victoria Falls Itinerary

23 days in Namibia, Botswana & Victoria Falls Itinerary

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Swakopmund, Namibia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Damaraland, Namibia
— 2 nights
Drive to Eros, Fly to Luderitz
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Luderitz, Namibia
— 1 night
Fly
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Windhoek, Namibia
— 3 nights
Fly
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Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 3 nights
Drive
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Ngamiland East, Botswana
— 3 nights
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Fly to Kasane, Bus to Livingstone, Drive to Victoria Falls
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 5 nights
Drive to Livingstone, Fly to Amsterdam

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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.
Visiting Safaris and Dolphin & Whale Watching will get you outdoors. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Swakopmund Museum and German Evangelical Lutheran Church. Take a break from Swakopmund with a short trip to Kayaking & Canoeing in Walvis Bay, about 40 minutes away. It doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Long Beach Leisure Park and take a leisurely stroll along Swakopmund Jetty.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Swakopmund trip planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Swakopmund is an approximately 20-hour flight. Expect little chillier evenings in Swakopmund when traveling from Amsterdam in August, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Damaraland.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Adventure

Side Trip

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Damaraland, Namibia

— 2 nights
On the 11th (Tue), explore the galleries of Damara Living Museum and then make a trip to Twyfelfontein. On the 12th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Brandberg Mountain.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Damaraland tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Swakopmund to Damaraland in 6.5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Swakopmund in August: high temperatures in Damaraland hover around 28°C and lows are around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Luderitz.

Things to do in Damaraland

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 12:

Luderitz, Namibia

— 1 night
Lüderitz tourism centers around its well-preserved colonial Art Nouveau architecture and diverse wildlife.
On the 13th (Thu), appreciate the extensive heritage of Diaz Point, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Felsenkirche, and then explore the galleries of Luderitz Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the fascinating landscape at Agate Beach, then mingle with the ghosts of the past at Kolmanskop Ghost Town, and then steep yourself in history at The Goerke House.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Luderitz journey builder.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Damaraland to Luderitz takes 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Damaraland in August: high temperatures in Luderitz hover around 23°C and lows are around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Windhoek.

Things to do in Luderitz

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 14:

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Deadvlei and NamibRand Nature Reserve. Your inner history buff will appreciate Christuskirche and Nande Explorer Cultural Township Tours. Spend the 15th (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. And it doesn't end there: browse the exhibits of National Museum of Namibia, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary's Catholic Cathedral, and stop by The Diamond Works.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Windhoek online tour planner.

Fly from Luderitz to Windhoek in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Luderitz in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Windhoek: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Chobe National Park.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 14 — 17:

Chobe National Park, Botswana

— 3 nights
A trip to Chobe National Park awakens the naturalist in every traveler and opens numerous possibilities for adventure.
Take a break from the city and head to Savute Reserve and Serondela Reserve. There's more to do: stroll through Nogatsaa and Tchinga and admire all the interesting features of Boab Prison Tree.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Chobe National Park trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Windhoek to Chobe National Park by flight takes about 4 hours. The time zone changes from Central Africa Time (CAT) to Central Africa Time (CAT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Ngamiland East.

Things to do in Chobe National Park

Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 17 — 20:

Ngamiland East, Botswana

— 3 nights
Ngamiland East, a sub-district of Botswana's North-East District, is all about the wildlife and safaris.
Escape the urban bustle at NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust and Moremi Wildlife Reserve. It doesn't end there: shop like a local with Motsana Maun.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Ngamiland East trip builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Chobe National Park to Ngamiland East. In August, daily temperatures in Ngamiland East can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time for travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Ngamiland East

Wildlife · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 20 — 23:

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

— 5 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park and Walking tours. Spend the 25th (Tue) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. And it doesn't end there: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, shop like a local with Prime Art Gallery, snap pictures at Victoria Falls Bridge, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Victoria Falls visit planner.

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and car from Ngamiland East to Victoria Falls takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Victoria Falls, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Adventure
Find places to stay Aug 23 — 28:

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.

Botswana travel guide

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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.