23 days in Victoria Falls, Botswana & Namibia Itinerary

23 days in Victoria Falls, Botswana & Namibia Itinerary

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23 days in Victoria Falls, Botswana & Namibia Itinerary

Start: Noumea, New Caledonia
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  31​h
1
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 5 nights
+3
Drive + bus + Drive + Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Ngamiland East, Botswana
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, Botswana
— 2 nights
Drive:  14​h 45​min
5
Aus, Namibia
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h
6
Otjiwarongo, Namibia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Etosha National Park, Namibia
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
8
Walvis Bay, Namibia
— 3 nights
Fly:  29​h
End: Noumea, New Caledonia


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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Crocodile Park Victoria Falls. On the 28th (Sat), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. The adventure continues: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, look for gifts at Cultural Vibes Music Shop, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Victoria Falls trip planning site .

Noumea, New Caledonia to Victoria Falls is an approximately 31-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Noumea to Victoria Falls is minus 9 hours. September in Victoria Falls sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Ngamiland East.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

3
nights
Ngamiland East, Botswana

Ngamiland East ©
Go for a jaunt from Ngamiland East to Moremi Game Reserve to see Moremi Wildlife Reserve about 1h 05 min away. Spend the 29th (Sun) in the pleasant surroundings of NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust. Spend the 30th (Mon) exploring at Okavango River.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, you can read our Ngamiland East travel itinerary planner .

Getting from Victoria Falls to Ngamiland East by combination of car and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in September, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Chobe National Park.

Things to do in Ngamiland East

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Moremi Wildlife Reserve
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Moremi Wildlife Reserve ©
Moremi Wildlife Reserve
Okavango River ©
Okavango River

2
nights
Chobe National Park, Botswana

Chobe National Park ©
On the 2nd (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Savute Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Boab Prison Tree, Kasane and then tour the pleasant surroundings at CARACAL Biodiversity Center.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Chobe National Park fast, fun, and easy.

Explore your travel options from Ngamiland East to Chobe National Park with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park.

Things to do in Chobe National Park

Wildlife Parks
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Savute Reserve ©
Savute Reserve

2
nights
Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, Botswana

Makgadikgadi Pans National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): stroll through Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. Keep things going the next day: step off the mainland to explore Kubu Island.

To see photos, maps, and tourist information, read Makgadikgadi Pans National Park day trip planning site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Chobe National Park to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Aus.

Things to do in Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Makgadikgadi Pans National Park ©
Makgadikgadi Pans National Park
Kubu Island ©
Kubu Island

1
night
Aus, Namibia

Aus ©
Aus is a settlement in the ǁKaras Region of southern Namibia. On the 6th (Sun), stroll through Wild Horses of the Namib. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Garub Pan.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Aus trip builder website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Makgadikgadi Pans National Park to Aus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Otjiwarongo.

Things to do in Aus

Wildlife Parks
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Wild Horses of the Namib ©
Wild Horses of the Namib
Garub Pan ©
Garub Pan

2
nights
Otjiwarongo, Namibia

Otjiwarongo ©
When touring Namibia's famous national parks and reserves, you can opt to base your trip in Otjiwarongo, a laid-back town boasting a number of attractions of its own.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): stroll through REST - Rare & Endangered Species Trust and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah Conservation Fund. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Namibia (SWA) Gemstones and then stroll through Africat.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Otjiwarongo planning tool .

Do a combination of car and flight from Aus to Otjiwarongo in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. October in Otjiwarongo sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Etosha National Park.

Things to do in Otjiwarongo

Wildlife Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Namibia (SWA) Gemstones
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Cheetah Conservation Fund ©
Cheetah Conservation Fund
Africat ©
Africat

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 10th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Etosha.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Etosha National Park attractions planning tool .

Explore your travel options from Otjiwarongo to Etosha National Park with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Walvis Bay.

Things to do in Etosha National Park

Wildlife Parks
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Etosha ©
Etosha

3
nights
Walvis Bay, Namibia

A pleasant port city, Walvis Bay offers tourists a variety of urban entertainment options that complement its many natural attractions.
On the 11th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Dune 7, then take in the waterfront at Walvis Bay Waterfront, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach Leisure Park and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Walvis Bay fast, fun, and easy.

Traveling by flight from Etosha National Park to Walvis Bay takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or do a combination of shuttle and train. In October in Walvis Bay, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Walvis Bay

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

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