23 days in Namibia, Botswana & Victoria Falls Itinerary

23 days in Namibia, Botswana & Victoria Falls Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Swakopmund, Namibia
— 2 nights
2
Damaraland, Namibia
— 2 nights
3
Luderitz, Namibia
— 1 night
4
Windhoek, Namibia
— 3 nights
5
Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 3 nights
6
Ngamiland East, Botswana
— 3 nights
7
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 5 nights

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.
Visiting Safaris and Long Beach Leisure Park will get you outdoors. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Swakopmund Museum and German Evangelical Lutheran Church. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Swakopmund: Walvis Bay (Kayaking & Canoeing & Dolphin & Whale Watching). There's more to do: take in the waterfront at Swakopmund Jetty.

For reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Swakopmund online route planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Swakopmund is an approximately 20-hour flight. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Amsterdam in August since evenings lows in Swakopmund dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough 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
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Damaraland, Namibia

Damaraland ©
On the 11th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Damara Living Museum and then steep yourself in history at 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 °C and lows are around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Luderitz.

Things to do in Damaraland

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

1
night
Luderitz, Namibia

Luderitz ©
Lüderitz tourism centers around its well-preserved colonial Art Nouveau architecture and diverse wildlife.
On the 13th (Thu), enjoy the sea views from Diaz Point, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Felsenkirche, and then see the interesting displays at Luderitz Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Agate Beach, thenmingle 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 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Damaraland in August: high temperatures in Luderitz hover around °C and lows are around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Windhoek.

Things to do in Luderitz

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

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Deadvlei and Nande Explorer Cultural Township Tours. Your inner history buff will appreciate Christuskirche and St Mary's Catholic Cathedral. Spend the 15th (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at NamibRand Nature Reserve, examine the collection at National Museum of Namibia, 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 °C by day to °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Chobe National Park.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Deadvlei
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Safaris
Deadvlei ©
Deadvlei
Christuskirche ©
Christuskirche

3
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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.
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 don't miss a visit to 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 5.5 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 catch the flight 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

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nights
Ngamiland East, Botswana

Ngamiland East ©
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 Walking Stick Travel & Tours. Change things up with a short trip to Moremi Wildlife Reserve in Moremi Game Reserve (about 1h 35 min away). It doesn't end there: look for gifts at Motsana Maun.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Ngamiland East route planning app.

Traveling by flight from Chobe National Park to Ngamiland East takes 5.5 hours. August in Ngamiland East sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Ngamiland East

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Moremi Wildlife Reserve
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NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust ©
Moremi Wildlife Reserve ©
Moremi Wildlife Reserve
Walking Stick Travel & Tours ©
Walking Stick Travel & Tours

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park and River Rafting & Tubing. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, look for gifts at Cultural Vibes Music Shop, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, 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 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Victoria Falls, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish 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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Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park ©
Safaris
Walking tours

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