23 days in Victoria Falls, Botswana & Namibia Itinerary

23 days in Victoria Falls, Botswana & Namibia Itinerary

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Fly to Livingstone, Drive to Victoria Falls
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 5 nights
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Drive to Livingstone, Bus to Kazungula, Fly to Ngamiland East
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Ngamiland East, Botswana
— 3 nights
Drive
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Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 2 nights
Drive
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Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, Botswana
— 2 nights
Drive
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Aus, Namibia
— 1 night
Fly to Eros, Drive to Otjiwarongo
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Otjiwarongo, Namibia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Etosha National Park, Namibia
— 1 night
Fly
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Walvis Bay, Namibia
— 3 nights
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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Scuba & Snorkeling and Prime Art Gallery. On the 28th (Sat), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. There's much more to do: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and get a taste of life in the country at Crocodile Park Victoria Falls.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Victoria Falls travel itinerary planner.

Noumea, New Caledonia to Victoria Falls is an approximately 34.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Noumea to Victoria Falls is minus 9 hours. In September in Victoria Falls, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Ngamiland East.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

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

Ngamiland East, Botswana

— 3 nights
Ngamiland East, a sub-district of Botswana's North-East District, is all about the wildlife and safaris.
Step out of Ngamiland East to go to Moremi Game Reserve and see Moremi Wildlife Reserve, which is approximately 1 hour 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.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Ngamiland East attractions planner.

You can do a combination of car, bus, and flight from Victoria Falls to Ngamiland East in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. September in Ngamiland East sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Chobe National Park.

Things to do in Ngamiland East

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 28 — Oct 1:

Chobe National Park, Botswana

— 2 nights
A trip to Chobe National Park awakens the naturalist in every traveler and opens numerous possibilities for adventure.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Savute Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu): admire all the interesting features of Boab Prison Tree and then stroll through CARACAL Biodiversity Center.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Chobe National Park trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ngamiland East to Chobe National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park.

Things to do in Chobe National Park

Wildlife · Parks
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Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, Botswana

— 2 nights
On the 4th (Fri), stroll through Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape at Kubu Island.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Makgadikgadi Pans National Park road trip site.

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

Things to do in Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
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Aus, Namibia

— 1 night
Aus is a settlement in the ǁKaras Region of southern Namibia. On the 6th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Wild Horses of the Namib. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Garub Pan.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Aus trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Makgadikgadi Pans National Park to Aus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling 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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Otjiwarongo, Namibia

— 2 nights
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): tour the pleasant surroundings at 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 tour the pleasant surroundings at Africat.

For maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Otjiwarongo day trip planning website.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Aus to Otjiwarongo takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In October in Otjiwarongo, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 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

Find places to stay Oct 7 — 9:

Etosha National Park, Namibia

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): stroll through Etosha.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Etosha National Park online day trip planner.

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

Things to do in Etosha National Park

Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 10:
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Walvis Bay, Namibia

— 3 nights
A pleasant port city, Walvis Bay offers tourists a variety of urban entertainment options that complement its many natural attractions.
On the 11th (Fri), stroll through Dune 7, take a leisurely stroll along Walvis Bay Waterfront, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sat): walk around Long Beach Leisure Park and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Walvis Bay trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Etosha National Park to Walvis Bay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Walvis Bay can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Walvis Bay

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 13:

Botswana travel guide

3.7
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.

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.