37 days in Botswana & Namibia Itinerary

37 days in Botswana & Namibia Itinerary

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37 days in Botswana & Namibia Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam, Holland
Fly + Drive:  22​h 45​min
1
Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Gaborone, Botswana
— 6 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Ngamiland East, Botswana
— 3 nights
Drive:  11​h 15​min
4
Etosha National Park, Namibia
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Windhoek, Namibia
— 7 nights
Drive + Fly:  1​h 45​min
6
Luderitz, Namibia
— 3 nights
Drive:  13​h 15​min
7
Sesriem, Namibia
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
8
Damaraland, Namibia
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
9
Swakopmund, Namibia
— 7 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Amsterdam, Holland


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2
nights
Chobe National Park, Botswana

Chobe National Park ©
Chobe National Park is known for parks, wildlife, outdoors, nature, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Savute Reserve and explore the activities along Linyanti River.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Chobe National Park trip planner .

Amsterdam, Holland to Chobe National Park is an approximately 23-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Central African Time (CAT) is 1 hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Gaborone.

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

6
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, theme parks, historic sites, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Mokolodi Nature Reserve, make a trip to Lentswe-la-Oodi Weavers, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Gaborone.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Gaborone trip maker website .

Fly from Chobe National Park to Gaborone in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in November, and nighttime lows around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Ngamiland East.

Things to do in Gaborone

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trips

Lentswe-la-Oodi Weavers, Khwai Concession
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Mokolodi Nature Reserve ©
Mokolodi Nature Reserve
Airport Junction ©
Airport Junction
ISKCON Gaborone ©
ISKCON Gaborone

3
nights
Ngamiland East, Botswana

Ngamiland East ©
Take a break from Ngamiland East with a short trip to Moremi Wildlife Reserve in Moremi Game Reserve, about 1h 05 min away. Spend the 10th (Sun) in the pleasant surroundings of Okavango Delta. Spend the 12th (Tue) exploring at Okavango River.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Ngamiland East route planner .

You can fly from Gaborone to Ngamiland East in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Gaborone in November, expect nights in Ngamiland East to be slightly colder, around 24°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 40°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Etosha National Park.

Things to do in Ngamiland East

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

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

1
night
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Etosha Pan and then make a trip to Okaukuejo waterhole.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Etosha National Park day trip planning site .

Explore your travel options from Ngamiland East to Etosha National Park with the Route module. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Windhoek.

Things to do in Etosha National Park

Wildlife Parks
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Okaukuejo waterhole ©
Okaukuejo waterhole
Etosha Pan ©
Etosha Pan

7
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.
Go for a jaunt from Windhoek to Otjimbingwe to see Rhenish Mission Church about 1h 50 min away. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Deadvlei, steep yourself in history at Katutura Township, tee off at Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis, and admire the landmark architecture of Christuskirche.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Windhoek trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Etosha National Park to Windhoek takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In November in Windhoek, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Luderitz.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Rhenish Mission Church, Deadvlei, Fish River Canyon Nationalpark
Find places to stay Nov 14 — 21:
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Deadvlei ©
Deadvlei
Christuskirche ©
Christuskirche
Safaris

3
nights
Luderitz, Namibia

Luderitz ©
Lüderitz tourism centers around its well-preserved colonial Art Nouveau architecture and diverse wildlife.
Luderitz is known for historic sites, nature, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: mingle with the ghosts of the past at Kolmanskop Ghost Town, see the interesting displays at Luderitz Museum, contemplate the long history of The Goerke House, and visit a coastal fixture at Diaz Point.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Luderitz road trip tool .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Windhoek to Luderitz in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Windhoek in November, with highs in Luderitz at 28°C and lows at 15°C. You'll set off for Sesriem on the 24th (Sun).

Things to do in Luderitz

Historic Sites Wildlife Beaches
Find places to stay Nov 21 — 24:
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Kolmanskop Ghost Town ©
Kolmanskop Ghost Town
Diaz Point ©
Diaz Point
Felsenkirche ©
Felsenkirche

2
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 out of town with these interesting Sesriem side-trips: Sossusvlei (in Namib-Naukluft Park) and Sossusvlei (Dune 45 Sossusvlei & Big Daddy Dune). There's more to do: explore the striking landscape of Namib-Naukluft National Park and take in the dramatic natural features at Elim Dunes.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Sesriem trip itinerary builder app .

Drive from Luderitz to Sesriem in 13.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can drive to Damaraland.

Things to do in Sesriem

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Namib-Naukluft Park
Find places to stay Nov 25 — 27:
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Sossusvlei ©
Sossusvlei
Big Daddy Dune ©
Big Daddy Dune
Namib-Naukluft National Park
Namib-Naukluft National Park

1
night
Damaraland, Namibia

Damaraland ©
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Messum Crater. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at Twyfelfontein.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Damaraland day trip planning website .

Getting from Sesriem to Damaraland by car takes about 7.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Damaraland

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Messum Crater
Find places to stay Nov 27 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Messum Crater ©
Messum Crater

7
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Swakopmund: Walvis Bay (Walvis Bay Waterfront, Kayaking & Canoeing, & more) and Zeila Shipwreck (in Hentiesbaai). And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Swakopmund Jetty, tour the pleasant surroundings at Welwitschia Plains, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Swakopmund sightseeing planning app .

You can drive from Damaraland to Swakopmund in 3 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Swakopmund can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Walvis Bay, Zeila Shipwreck, Moon Landscape
Find places to stay Nov 29 — Dec 6:
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Safaris
Swakopmund Museum ©
Swakopmund Museum

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