23 days in Namibia, Botswana & Victoria Falls Itinerary

23 days in Namibia, Botswana & Victoria Falls Itinerary

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23 days in Namibia, Botswana & Victoria Falls Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam, Holland
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Swakopmund, Namibia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Damaraland, Namibia
— 2 nights
Drive:  12​h 30​min
3
Luderitz, Namibia
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Windhoek, Namibia
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Ngamiland East, Botswana
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 5 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Amsterdam, Holland


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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.
Get outdoors at Safaris and Kayaking & Canoeing. Get some cultural insight at Swakopmund Museum and German Evangelical Lutheran Church. Step out of Swakopmund with an excursion to Dolphin & Whale Watching in Walvis Bay--about 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Long Beach Leisure Park and take in the views from Swakopmund Jetty.

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

Amsterdam, Holland to Swakopmund is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Central African Time (CAT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 11°C in Swakopmund. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Damaraland.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Walvis Bay
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Safaris
Kayaking & Canoeing
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
Damaraland, Namibia

Damaraland ©
On the 11th (Tue), examine the collection at Damara Living Museum and then appreciate the history behind Twyfelfontein. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Brandberg Mountain.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Damaraland road trip planning website .

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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car to Luderitz.

Things to do in Damaraland

Parks Nature Museums
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Brandberg Mountain ©
Brandberg Mountain
Damara Living Museum ©
Damara Living Museum

1
night
Luderitz, Namibia

Luderitz ©
Lüderitz tourism centers around its well-preserved colonial Art Nouveau architecture and diverse wildlife.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Diaz Point, then pause for some serene contemplation at Felsenkirche, and then see the interesting displays at Luderitz Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Agate Beach, see a world frozen in time at Kolmanskop Ghost Town, and then contemplate the long history of The Goerke House.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Luderitz tour builder .

Getting from Damaraland to Luderitz by car takes about 12.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Damaraland in August, with highs in Luderitz at 23°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Windhoek.

Things to do in Luderitz

Historic Sites Beaches Wildlife
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Kolmanskop Ghost Town ©
Kolmanskop Ghost Town
Diaz Point ©
Diaz Point
Felsenkirche ©
Felsenkirche

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.
Get some cultural insight at Christuskirche and National Museum of Namibia. Step out of the city life by going to Safaris and Deadvlei. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through NamibRand Nature Reserve, pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's Catholic Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Katutura Township, and examine the collection at Trans-Namib Railroad Museum.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Windhoek travel planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Luderitz to Windhoek in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Luderitz in August, expect nights in Windhoek to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Chobe National Park.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Deadvlei
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Safaris
Deadvlei ©
Deadvlei
Christuskirche ©
Christuskirche

3
nights
Chobe National Park, Botswana

Chobe National Park ©
Get outdoors at Savute Reserve and CARACAL Biodiversity Center.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Chobe National Park online itinerary planner .

You can fly from Windhoek to Chobe National Park in 4.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ngamiland East.

Things to do in Chobe National Park

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

3
nights
Ngamiland East, Botswana

Ngamiland East ©
Get in touch with nature at Okavango Delta and Moremi Wildlife Reserve.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Ngamiland East journey app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Chobe National Park to Ngamiland East. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Ngamiland East

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trip

Moremi Wildlife Reserve
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Okavango Delta ©
Okavango Delta
Moremi Wildlife Reserve ©
Moremi Wildlife Reserve
Walking Stick Travel & Tours ©
Walking Stick Travel & Tours

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Safaris and Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park. And it doesn't end there: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, take in the views from Victoria Falls Bridge, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Victoria Falls Snake Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Victoria Falls trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Ngamiland East to Victoria Falls takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Safaris
Zipline

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