30 days in Namibia, Botswana & Zimbabwe Itinerary

30 days in Namibia, Botswana & Zimbabwe Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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
Fly:  4 h 15 min
7
Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 3 nights
Drive:  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, The Netherlands

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Swakopmund side-trips: Walvis Bay (Walvis Bay Waterfront, Dolphin & Whale Watching, &more). Next up on the itinerary: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, see the interesting displays at Swakopmund Museum, and stop by Die Muschel.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Swakopmund trip itinerary builder site.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Swakopmund is an approximately 17.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of train and flight. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in March, with highs in Swakopmund at 29°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to 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 ©
On the 5th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Damara Living Museum and then appreciate the history behind Twyfelfontein. On your second day here, take in the awesome beauty at Brandberg Mountain.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Damaraland road trip tool.

Getting from Swakopmund to Damaraland by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Swakopmund in March, things will get somewhat warmer in Damaraland: highs are around 39°C and lows about 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can drive to Luderitz.

Things to do in Damaraland

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

1
day
Luderitz, Namibia

Luderitz ©
Lüderitz tourism centers around its well-preserved colonial Art Nouveau architecture and diverse wildlife.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): enjoy the sea views from Diaz Point, then pause for some serene contemplation at Felsenkirche, and then contemplate the long history of Kolmanskop Ghost Town.

To find maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Luderitz trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Damaraland to Luderitz takes 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to 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 historic sites, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Deadvlei, get the lay of the land with Nande Explorer Cultural Township Tours, contemplate the waterfront views at Hoanib River, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Windhoek trip planner.

Getting from Luderitz to Windhoek by combination of flight and car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. While traveling from Luderitz, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Windhoek, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Gaborone.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Hoanib River, Deadvlei
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Deadvlei ©
Deadvlei
Christuskirche ©
Christuskirche
National Museum of Namibia ©
National Museum of Namibia

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.
Gaborone is known for parks, shopping, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mokolodi Nature Reserve, look for gifts at Botswanacraft, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity Church, and take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Gaborone.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Gaborone online trip maker.

Fly from Windhoek to Gaborone in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Africa Time to Central Africa Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. You will leave for Ngamiland East on the 14th (Thu).

Things to do in Gaborone

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
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Mokolodi Nature Reserve ©
Mokolodi Nature Reserve
ISKCON Gaborone (Krishna Balaram Palace) ©
ISKCON Gaborone (Krishna Balaram Palace)
Botswanacraft ©
Botswanacraft

2
nights
Ngamiland East, Botswana

Ngamiland East ©
Ngamiland East, a sub-district of Botswana's North-East District, is all about the wildlife and safaris.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): stroll through NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Moremi Wildlife Reserve.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Ngamiland East online trip maker.

Getting from Gaborone to Ngamiland East by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. March in Ngamiland East sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to fly to Chobe National Park.

Things to do in Ngamiland East

Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

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

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 Nogatsaa and Tchinga and make a trip to Boab Prison Tree.

Make your Chobe National Park itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by flight from Ngamiland East to Chobe National Park takes 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough 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.
Victoria Falls is known for nature, adventure, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Victoria Falls Snake Park, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Victoria Falls trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls. In March, daily temperatures in Victoria Falls can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Harare.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park ©
Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park
Victoria Falls Bridge ©
Victoria Falls Bridge
Walking tours

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, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wild Is Life Trust and ZEN, take in the awesome beauty at Ngomakurira Mountain, explore the world behind art at Chapungu Sculpture Park, and have some family-friendly fun at Pole Position Karts.

To see more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Harare trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Victoria Falls to Harare takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Victoria Falls in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Harare, with lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough 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
Twala Trust Animal Sanctuary ©
Twala Trust Animal Sanctuary

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