30 days in Namibia, Botswana & Zimbabwe Itinerary

30 days in Namibia, Botswana & Zimbabwe Itinerary

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30 days in Namibia, Botswana & Zimbabwe Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam, Holland
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Swakopmund, Namibia
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Damaraland, Namibia
— 2 nights
Drive:  12​h 30​min
3
Luderitz, Namibia
— 1 day
Fly + Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Windhoek, Namibia
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
5
Gaborone, Botswana
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
6
Ngamiland East, Botswana
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 3 nights
shuttle:  4​h
8
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 5 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
9
Harare, Zimbabwe
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Amsterdam, Holland

3
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, Dolphin & Whale Watching, & more). There's much more to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, look for gifts at Die Muschel, take in the views from Swakopmund Jetty, and stroll through Welwitschia Plains.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Swakopmund trip itinerary maker .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Swakopmund is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Central African Time (CAT) is 1 hour. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in March, with highs in Swakopmund at 29°C and lows at 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can drive to Damaraland.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Walvis Bay
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Safaris
Kayaking & Canoeing
Swakopmund Museum ©
Swakopmund Museum

2
nights
Damaraland, Namibia

Damaraland ©
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Damara Living Museum and then appreciate the history behind Twyfelfontein. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Brandberg Mountain.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Damaraland trip planner .

Traveling by car from Swakopmund to Damaraland takes 3 hours. Traveling from Swakopmund in March, expect Damaraland to be somewhat warmer, temps between 39°C and 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive to Luderitz.

Things to do in Damaraland

Nature Parks Museums
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Brandberg Mountain ©
Brandberg Mountain
Damara Living Museum ©
Damara Living Museum

1
day
Luderitz, Namibia

Luderitz ©
Lüderitz tourism centers around its well-preserved colonial Art Nouveau architecture and diverse wildlife.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Diaz Point, then pause for some serene contemplation at Felsenkirche, and then mingle with the ghosts of the past at Kolmanskop Ghost Town.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Luderitz driving holiday planner .

Drive from Damaraland to Luderitz in 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Damaraland in March: high temperatures in Luderitz hover around 29°C and lows are around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Windhoek.

Things to do in Luderitz

Historic Sites
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Kolmanskop Ghost Town ©
Kolmanskop Ghost Town
Diaz Point ©
Diaz Point
Felsenkirche ©
Felsenkirche

4
nights
Windhoek, Namibia

Windhoek ©
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 wildlife, parks, museums, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Deadvlei, tee off at Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis, examine the collection at National Museum of Namibia, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Windhoek trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Luderitz to Windhoek takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Luderitz, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Windhoek, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Gaborone.

Things to do in Windhoek

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Hoanib River, Deadvlei, Fish River Canyon Nationalpark
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Deadvlei ©
Deadvlei
Safaris
Christuskirche ©
Christuskirche

3
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.
Spend the 14th (Thu) exploring nature at Central Kalahari Game Reserve. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mokolodi Nature Reserve, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Balaji Temple, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ the King Cathedral.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Gaborone holiday builder app .

Traveling by flight from Windhoek to Gaborone takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ngamiland East.

Things to do in Gaborone

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Central Kalahari Game Reserve
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Mokolodi Nature Reserve ©
Mokolodi Nature Reserve
ISKCON Gaborone ©
ISKCON Gaborone
Spas

2
nights
Ngamiland East, Botswana

Ngamiland East ©
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): stroll through Okavango Delta. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Moremi Wildlife Reserve.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Ngamiland East travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Gaborone to Ngamiland East takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in March, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Chobe National Park.

Things to do in Ngamiland East

Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Moremi Wildlife Reserve
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Okavango Delta ©
Okavango Delta
Moremi Wildlife Reserve ©
Moremi Wildlife Reserve

3
nights
Chobe National Park, Botswana

Chobe National Park ©
Chobe National Park is known for nature, parks, wildlife, outdoors, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Nogatsaa and Tchinga and make a trip to Boab Prison Tree, Kasane.

To find maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Chobe National Park vacation builder app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ngamiland East to Chobe National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Chobe National Park

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

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.
Spend the 21st (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Siduli Hide.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Victoria Falls trip planner .

You can take a shuttle from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls in 4 hours. In March, daytime highs in Victoria Falls are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Harare.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Victoria Falls Bridge ©
Victoria Falls Bridge
Zipline

4
nights
Harare, Zimbabwe

Harare ©
Regarded as the nation's leading commercial, financial, and communications center, Harare attracts tourists with its modern architecture mixed with British colonial influence and traditional African flair.
Harare is known for parks, zoos & aquariums, shopping, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the resident critters at Wild Is Life Trust and ZEN, take in the awesome beauty at Ngomakurira Mountain, browse the collection at National Archives of Zimbabwe, and explore the world behind art at Chapungu Sculpture Park.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Harare travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Victoria Falls to Harare in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Victoria Falls in March, Harare is little chillier at night with lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Harare

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Wild Is Life Trust and ZEN ©
Wild Is Life Trust and ZEN
Thetford Game Reserve ©
Thetford Game Reserve
Ngomakurira Mountain ©
Ngomakurira Mountain

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