26 days in Victoria Falls, Botswana & Namibia Itinerary

26 days in Victoria Falls, Botswana & Namibia Itinerary

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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 3 nights
Drive
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Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 3 nights
Drive
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Ngamiland East, Botswana
— 3 nights
Fly
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Windhoek, Namibia
— 6 nights
Drive
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Etosha National Park, Namibia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Damaraland, Namibia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Swakopmund, Namibia
— 5 nights
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

— 3 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.
On the 9th (Sat), snap pictures at Victoria Falls Bridge, admire the sheer force of Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, and then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Victoria Falls Snake Park, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Prime Art Gallery.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Victoria Falls trip itinerary maker app.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Victoria Falls is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Victoria Falls due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Amsterdam in November: high temperatures in Victoria Falls hover around 38°C and lows are around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Chobe National Park.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 8 — 11:

Chobe National Park, Botswana

— 3 nights
A trip to Chobe National Park awakens the naturalist in every traveler and opens numerous possibilities for adventure.
Chobe National Park is known for parks, wildlife, and outdoors. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Savute Reserve and explore and take pictures at Boab Prison Tree.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Chobe National Park trip builder site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Victoria Falls to Chobe National Park. On the 14th (Thu), you'll travel to Ngamiland East.

Things to do in Chobe National Park

Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Nov 11 — 14:

Ngamiland East, Botswana

— 3 nights
Ngamiland East, a sub-district of Botswana's North-East District, is all about the wildlife and safaris.
Take a break from Ngamiland East with a short trip to Moremi Wildlife Reserve in Moremi Game Reserve, about 1 hour away. Spend the 15th (Fri) in the pleasant surroundings of NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust. Spend the 17th (Sun) exploring at Okavango River.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Ngamiland East vacation builder website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Chobe National Park to Ngamiland East. In November, daytime highs in Ngamiland East are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Windhoek.

Things to do in Ngamiland East

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 14 — 17:

Windhoek, Namibia

— 6 nights
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.
Windhoek is known for museums, parks, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Christuskirche, hunt for treasures at Namibia Craft Centre, browse the exhibits of National Museum of Namibia, and tour the pleasant surroundings at NamibRand Nature Reserve.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Windhoek online travel route planner.

Fly from Ngamiland East to Windhoek in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Africa Time (CAT) to Central Africa Time (CAT) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Ngamiland East in November, Windhoek is a bit cooler at night with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Etosha National Park.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Nov 17 — 23:

Etosha National Park, Namibia

— 2 nights
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 24th (Sun): stroll through Etosha and then make a trip to Okaukuejo waterhole.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Etosha National Park driving holiday planner.

Explore your travel options from Windhoek to Etosha National Park with the Route module. On the 25th (Mon), you're off to Damaraland.

Things to do in Etosha National Park

Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Nov 23 — 25:

Damaraland, Namibia

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): appreciate the history behind Twyfelfontein. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Wed): browse the exhibits of Damara Living Museum.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Damaraland online trip builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Etosha National Park to Damaraland. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to drive to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Damaraland

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 25 — 27:

Swakopmund, Namibia

— 5 nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Swakopmund: Walvis Bay (Walvis Bay Waterfront, Kayaking & Canoeing, &more). The adventure continues: take in the waterfront at Swakopmund Jetty, tour the pleasant surroundings at Welwitschia Plains, take in the architecture and atmosphere at German Evangelical Lutheran Church, and take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To see maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Swakopmund trip planning site.

You can drive from Damaraland to Swakopmund in 6.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in November, and nighttime lows around 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 27 — Dec 2:

Botswana travel guide

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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.