26 days in Victoria Falls, Botswana & Namibia Itinerary

26 days in Victoria Falls, Botswana & Namibia Itinerary

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Start: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+2
Train + Fly + Drive:  16 h
1
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
2
Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
3
Ngamiland East, Botswana
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
4
Windhoek, Namibia
— 6 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
5
Etosha National Park, Namibia
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h
6
Damaraland, Namibia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
7
Swakopmund, Namibia
— 5 nights
Fly:  17 h 45 min
End: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

3
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.
On the 9th (Sat), snap pictures at Victoria Falls Bridge, explore the wealth of natural beauty at 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, thenlearn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Victoria Falls Snake Park, and finally browse the exhibits of 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 16.5-hour combination of train, 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
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Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park ©
Zipline
Victoria Falls Bridge ©
Victoria Falls Bridge

3
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.
Chobe National Park is known for parks, wildlife, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Savute Reserve, make a trip to Boab Prison Tree, and contemplate the waterfront views at Linyanti River.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Chobe National Park trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Victoria Falls to Chobe National Park with the Route module. On the 14th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Ngamiland East.

Things to do in Chobe National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Savute Reserve ©
Savute Reserve
Nogatsaa and Tchinga ©
Nogatsaa and Tchinga
Serondela Reserve ©
Serondela Reserve

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.
Take a break from Ngamiland East with a short trip to Moremi Wildlife Reserve in Moremi Game Reserve, about 1h 35 min 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.

You can fly from Chobe National Park to Ngamiland East in 5.5 hours. 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 travel to Windhoek.

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

6
nights
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.
Windhoek is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Christuskirche, hunt for treasures at Namibia Craft Centre, examine the collection at 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 9.5 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
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Safaris
Christuskirche ©
Christuskirche
National Museum of Namibia ©
National Museum of Namibia

2
nights
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 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.

You can fly from Windhoek to Etosha National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. On the 25th (Mon), you're off to Damaraland.

Things to do in Etosha National Park

Wildlife Parks
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Etosha ©
Etosha

2
nights
Damaraland, Namibia

Damaraland ©
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): examine the collection at Damara Living Museum.

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

You can fly from Etosha National Park to Damaraland in 8.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to drive to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Damaraland

Historic Sites Museums
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Twyfelfontein ©
Twyfelfontein
Damara Living Museum ©
Damara Living Museum

5
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.
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, contemplate in the serene 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

Side Trip

Walvis Bay
Find places to stay Nov 27 — Dec 2:
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Swakopmund Museum ©
Swakopmund Museum
Safaris

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