23 days in Victoria Falls, Botswana & Namibia Itinerary

23 days in Victoria Falls, Botswana & Namibia Itinerary

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1
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 5 nights
2
Ngamiland East, Botswana
— 3 nights
3
Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 2 nights
4
Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, Botswana
— 2 nights
5
Aus, Namibia
— 1 night
6
Otjiwarongo, Namibia
— 2 nights
7
Etosha National Park, Namibia
— 1 night
8
Walvis Bay, Namibia
— 3 nights

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Scuba & Snorkeling and Kayaking & Canoeing. There's much more to do: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, take in the views from Victoria Falls Bridge, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and browse the exhibits of Prime Art Gallery.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Victoria Falls trip planner.

Noumea, New Caledonia to Victoria Falls is an approximately 35-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Noumea to Victoria Falls, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in Victoria Falls are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ngamiland East.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park ©
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

3
nights
Ngamiland East, Botswana

Ngamiland East ©
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 1h 5 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.

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

Things to do in Ngamiland East

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Moremi Wildlife Reserve
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NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust ©
Moremi Wildlife Reserve ©
Moremi Wildlife Reserve
Okavango River ©
Okavango River

2
nights
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.
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): don't miss a visit to 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.

Traveling by flight from Ngamiland East to Chobe National Park takes 5.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park.

Things to do in Chobe National Park

Parks Wildlife
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Savute Reserve ©
Savute Reserve

2
nights
Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, Botswana

Makgadikgadi Pans National Park ©
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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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), 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

Parks Wildlife
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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): 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 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In October in Otjiwarongo, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Etosha National Park.

Things to do in Otjiwarongo

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trip

Namibia (SWA) Gemstones
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Cheetah Conservation Fund ©
Cheetah Conservation Fund
REST - Rare & Endangered Species Trust ©
REST - Rare & Endangered Species Trust
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.
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 travel to Walvis Bay.

Things to do in Etosha National Park

Parks Wildlife
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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), stroll through Dune 7, take a leisurely stroll along Walvis Bay Waterfront, and then take a memorable tour with Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sat): kick back and relax at Long Beach Leisure Park and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

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 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or do a combination of shuttle and train. In October, daily temperatures in Walvis Bay can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Walvis Bay

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

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