30 days in Botswana & Namibia Itinerary

30 days in Botswana & Namibia Itinerary

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30 days in Botswana & Namibia Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Fly + Drive:  20​h 45​min
1
Sesriem, Namibia
— 3 nights
Drive:  13​h
2
Okavango Delta, Botswana
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Nxai Pan National Park, Botswana
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5​h
5
Gaborone, Botswana
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Walvis Bay, Namibia
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  3​h 45​min
7
Otjiwarongo, Namibia
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
8
Luderitz, Namibia
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Windhoek, Namibia
— 7 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

3
nights
Sesriem, Namibia

Sesriem ©
Sesriem is a small settlement located in the Namib Desert, in Namibia, close to the southern end of the Naukluft Mountains. Get outdoors at Hidden Vlei and Big Daddy Dune. Discover out-of-the-way places like Spreetshoogte Pass and Elim Dunes. Step out of Sesriem with an excursion to Sossusvlei in Namib-Naukluft Park--about 1h 15 min away. There's more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Sesriem Canyon and enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Sesriem trip planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Sesriem is an approximately 21-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Amsterdam to Sesriem, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Okavango Delta.

Things to do in Sesriem

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Namib-Naukluft Park
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Hidden Vlei ©
Hidden Vlei
Spreetshoogte Pass ©
Spreetshoogte Pass
Sossusvlei ©
Sossusvlei

1
night
Okavango Delta, Botswana

Okavango Delta ©
Listed as a World Heritage Site, Okavango Delta represents a sanctuary for a rich and diverse animal and plant life, which continues to attract swarms of tourists, adventurers, and nature lovers.
On the 22nd (Sun), stroll through NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Moremi Wildlife Reserve.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Okavango Delta journey site .

Explore your travel options from Sesriem to Okavango Delta with the Route module. November in Okavango Delta sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Chobe National Park.

Things to do in Okavango Delta

Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Chobe National Park, Botswana

Chobe National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): stroll through Nogatsaa and Tchinga and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Serondela Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Savute Reserve.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Chobe National Park online tour itinerary planner .

Explore your travel options from Okavango Delta to Chobe National Park with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Nxai Pan National Park.

Things to do in Chobe National Park

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

1
night
Nxai Pan National Park, Botswana

Nxai Pan National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Baines Baobabs.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Nxai Pan National Park trip site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Chobe National Park to Nxai Pan National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Gaborone.

Things to do in Nxai Pan National Park

Parks Nature
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Baines Baobabs ©
Baines Baobabs

2
nights
Gaborone, Botswana

Gaborone ©
Planned as the capital after Botswana gained independence in the 1960s, Gaborone quickly transformed into a bustling city and the country's commercial center.
On the 27th (Fri), explore the striking landscape of Khutse Game Reserve and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Gaborone (Krishna Balaram Palace). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sat): look for gifts at Somarelang Tikologo (Environment Watch Botswana), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity Church, then stroll through Gaborone Game Reserve, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Balaji Temple.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Gaborone driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Nxai Pan National Park to Gaborone in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. In November in Gaborone, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 32°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Walvis Bay.

Things to do in Gaborone

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Gaborone Game Reserve ©
Gaborone Game Reserve
Trinity Church ©
Trinity Church
Sri Balaji Temple ©
Sri Balaji Temple

3
nights
Walvis Bay, Namibia

Walvis Bay ©
A pleasant port city, Walvis Bay offers tourists a variety of urban entertainment options that complement its many natural attractions.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kuiseb River and Long Beach Leisure Park. Visiting Kayaking & Canoeing and Gobabeb Desert Research Station will get you outdoors. Step out of Walvis Bay with an excursion to Zeila Shipwreck in Hentiesbaai--about 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and stroll through Dune 7.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Walvis Bay journey planner.

You can fly from Gaborone to Walvis Bay in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or drive. Traveling from Gaborone in November, you will find days in Walvis Bay are little chillier (27°C), and nights are cooler (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Otjiwarongo.

Things to do in Walvis Bay

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Gobabeb Desert Research Station, Zeila Shipwreck, Kuiseb River
Find places to stay Nov 28 — Dec 2:
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Long Beach Leisure Park ©
Long Beach Leisure Park
Kuiseb River ©
Kuiseb River
Gobabeb Desert Research Station ©
Gobabeb Desert Research Station

3
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.
Get outdoors at REST - Rare & Endangered Species Trust and Cheetah Conservation Fund. Explore hidden gems such as Africat and Waterberg National Park. Go for a jaunt from Otjiwarongo to Kalkfeld to see Dinosaur Tracks - National Monument NAMIBIA about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: get great views at Waterburg Plateau Park.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Otjiwarongo trip planner.

Getting from Walvis Bay to Otjiwarongo by combination of flight and car takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Walvis Bay in December; daily highs in Otjiwarongo reach 39°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Luderitz.

Things to do in Otjiwarongo

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dinosaur Tracks - National Monument NAMIBIA, Waterburg Plateau Park
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Africat ©
Africat
Cheetah Conservation Fund ©
Cheetah Conservation Fund

3
nights
Luderitz, Namibia

Luderitz ©
Lüderitz tourism centers around its well-preserved colonial Art Nouveau architecture and diverse wildlife.
Popular historic sites such as Felsenkirche and Diaz Point are in your itinerary. There's more to do: mingle with the ghosts of the past at Kolmanskop Ghost Town and kick back and relax at Agate Beach.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Luderitz trip planner.

Getting from Otjiwarongo to Luderitz by combination of car and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Otjiwarongo in December, things will get little chillier in Luderitz: highs are around 29°C and lows about 17°C. On the 8th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Windhoek.

Things to do in Luderitz

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors
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Kolmanskop Ghost Town ©
Kolmanskop Ghost Town
Felsenkirche ©
Felsenkirche
Agate Beach ©
Agate Beach

7
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Safaris and Gross Barmen Hot Springs. Your inner history buff will appreciate Christuskirche and St Mary's Catholic Cathedral. There's much more to do: stroll through NamibRand Nature Reserve, steep yourself in history at Katutura Township, have some family-friendly fun at Archer's Land, and wander the wide-open spaces of Okapuka Ranch.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Windhoek using our trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Luderitz to Windhoek in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Luderitz in December, you will find days in Windhoek are a bit warmer (38°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Gross Barmen Hot Springs
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Safaris
Christuskirche ©
Christuskirche
NamibRand Nature Reserve ©
NamibRand Nature Reserve

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