60 days in Namibia & Botswana Itinerary

60 days in Namibia & Botswana Itinerary

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Swakopmund, Namibia
— 6 nights
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Damaraland, Namibia
— 3 nights
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Khorixas, Namibia
— 4 nights
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Otjiwarongo, Namibia
— 4 nights
Drive to Eros, Fly to Luderitz
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Luderitz, Namibia
— 4 nights
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Windhoek, Namibia
— 7 nights
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Etosha National Park, Namibia
— 4 nights
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Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia
— 5 nights
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Sesriem, Namibia
— 4 nights
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Gaborone, Botswana
— 7 nights
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Ngamiland East, Botswana
— 4 nights
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— 4 nights
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Swakopmund, Namibia

— 6 nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Swakopmund: Zeila Shipwreck (in Hentiesbaai) and Walvis Bay (Walvis Bay Waterfront, Kayaking & Canoeing, &more). Spend the 7th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: snap pictures at Swakopmund Jetty, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dune 7, see the interesting displays at Swakopmund Museum, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at National Marin Aquarium of Namibia.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Swakopmund journey builder tool.

London, UK to Swakopmund is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Swakopmund is 1 hour. When traveling from London in April, plan for warmer days in Swakopmund, with highs around 30°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Damaraland.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 1 — 8:

Damaraland, Namibia

— 3 nights
Damaraland is known for trails, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the history behind Twyfelfontein, see the interesting displays at Damara Living Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Cross.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Damaraland itinerary planner.

Getting from Swakopmund to Damaraland by car takes about 6.5 hours. Traveling from Swakopmund in April, Damaraland is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Khorixas.

Things to do in Damaraland

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 8 — 11:

Khorixas, Namibia

— 4 nights
Khorixas is a town of 6,000 inhabitants in southern Kunene Region, Namibia. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Khorixas: Kamanjab (Burnt Mountain, Otjikandero Himba Orphanage Village, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Ugab River, see the interesting displays at Experience Darama Culture Museum, take in the dramatic natural features at Organ Pipes, and delve into the lush surroundings at Petrified Forest.

To find out how to plan a trip to Khorixas, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Damaraland to Khorixas in 5.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can drive to Otjiwarongo.

Things to do in Khorixas

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 11 — 15:

Otjiwarongo, Namibia

— 4 nights
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 out of town with these interesting Otjiwarongo side-trips: Namibia (SWA) Gemstones (in Outjo), Okonjima Game Reserve (in Waterberg Plateau Park) and Mundulea Nature Reserve (in Otavi). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Africat.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Otjiwarongo trip tool.

You can drive from Khorixas to Otjiwarongo in 3 hours. In April, daytime highs in Otjiwarongo are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Luderitz.

Things to do in Otjiwarongo

Wildlife · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 15 — 19:

Luderitz, Namibia

— 4 nights
Lüderitz tourism centers around its well-preserved colonial Art Nouveau architecture and diverse wildlife.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Luderitz: Aus (Wild Horses of the Namib & Garub Pan). The adventure continues: see a world frozen in time at Kolmanskop Ghost Town, enjoy the sea views from Diaz Point, see the interesting displays at Luderitz Museum, and steep yourself in history at The Goerke House.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Luderitz trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Otjiwarongo to Luderitz by combination of car and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive. When traveling from Otjiwarongo in April, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Luderitz: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Windhoek.

Things to do in Luderitz

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 19 — 23:

Windhoek, Namibia

— 7 nights
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.
Take a break from Windhoek with a short trip to Rhenish Mission Church in Otjimbingwe, about 2h 15 min away. Spend the 25th (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Christuskirche, play a few rounds at Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis, browse the different shops at The Grove Mall of Namibia, and hunt for treasures at Namibia Craft Centre.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Windhoek trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Luderitz to Windhoek takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, daytime highs in Windhoek are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Etosha National Park.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 23 — 30:

Etosha National Park, Namibia

— 4 nights
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Nakambale museum in Ondangwa (about 2 hours away). There's more to do: don't miss a visit to Okaukuejo waterhole and tour the pleasant surroundings at Etosha.

To find where to stay and more tourist information, use the Etosha National Park trip itinerary maker tool.

Explore your travel options from Windhoek to Etosha National Park with the Route module. On the 4th (Mon), you'll travel to Namib-Naukluft Park.

Things to do in Etosha National Park

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 4:

Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia

— 5 nights
One of the world's largest nature and game reserves, the vast Namib-Naukluft Park boasts sweeping desert and mountain landscapes, a diverse range of animal life, and the surreal Sossusvlei, a scenic saltpan sprinkled with towering red sand dunes and petrified acacia trees.
Explore Namib-Naukluft Park's surroundings by going to Tropic of Capricorn Sign (in Solitaire) and Gobabeb (Dorob National Park & Gobabeb Desert Research Station). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Kuiseb Pass, take in breathtaking views at Kuiseb River, take in the dramatic natural features at Elim Dunes, and take a memorable drive along Spreetshoogte Pass.

To plan Namib-Naukluft Park vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Etosha National Park to Namib-Naukluft Park. May in Namib-Naukluft Park sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can go by car to Sesriem.

Things to do in Namib-Naukluft Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 4 — 9:

Sesriem, Namibia

— 4 nights
Sesriem is a small settlement located in the Namib Desert, in Namibia, close to the southern end of the Naukluft Mountains. Explore Sesriem's surroundings by going to Namib Carnivore Conservation Centre (in Solitaire) and Neuras Wine & Wildlife Estate (in Maltahohe). Spend the 10th (Sun) exploring nature at Namib-Naukluft National Park. The adventure continues: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Sesriem trip builder website.

Drive from Namib-Naukluft Park to Sesriem in 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Gaborone.

Things to do in Sesriem

Parks · Nature · Wineries · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 9 — 13:

Gaborone, Botswana

— 7 nights
Planned as the capital after Botswana gained independence in the 1960s, Gaborone quickly transformed into a bustling city and the country's commercial center.
Go for a jaunt from Gaborone to Moremi Game Reserve to see Khwai Concession about 9 hours away. Pack the 17th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Lion Park Resort. Make the 20th (Wed) an awe-inspiring day at Khutse Game Reserve. There's much more to do: stroll through Mokolodi Nature Reserve, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Gaborone (Krishna Balaram Palace), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity Church, and buy something for everyone on your list at Airport Junction.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Gaborone day trip app.

You can drive from Sesriem to Gaborone in 15.5 hours. Traveling from Sesriem to Gaborone, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in Gaborone are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Ngamiland East.

Things to do in Gaborone

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 13 — 21:

Ngamiland East, Botswana

— 4 nights
Ngamiland East, a sub-district of Botswana's North-East District, is all about the wildlife and safaris.
When in Ngamiland East, make a side trip to see Moremi Wildlife Reserve in Moremi Game Reserve, approximately Moremi Game Reserve away. Spend the 22nd (Fri) in the pleasant surroundings of NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust. Spend the 24th (Sun) exploring at Okavango River. There's still lots to do: look for gifts at Motsana Maun and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ngami.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Ngamiland East trip builder website.

Fly from Gaborone to Ngamiland East in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Gaborone in May, plan for a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Ngamiland East: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Chobe National Park.

Things to do in Ngamiland East

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 21 — 25:

Chobe National Park, Botswana

— 4 nights
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: stroll through CARACAL Biodiversity Center and don't miss a visit to Boab Prison Tree.

Plan a trip to Chobe National Park easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ngamiland East to Chobe National Park. On the 29th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Chobe National Park

Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay May 25 — 29:

Namibia travel guide

4.1
Nature & Parks · Deserts · Landmarks
Land of the Brave
Since gaining independence from South Africa in 1990, Namibia has sought to rival its neighbor in terms of tourist appeal. While it hasn't yet gotten up to the numbers of South Africa, Namibia tourism sector has plenty to work with. The desert and mountainous areas represent a real source of appeal, with species of classic African game animals, such as desert lions, zebras, and elephants real highlights of safaris through the national parks. Namibians are rightly proud of their country, and the myriad traditional villages, colonial German towns, and lively urban centers all deserve your attention.

Botswana travel guide

3.7
Nature & Parks · Safaris · Nature & Wildlife Tours
Sparsely populated Botswana possesses some of the most unadulterated wilderness and animal-rich areas in Africa. Largely unfenced national parks allow the world's largest population of elephants to roam freely--these protected areas also shelter varied birdlife and many endangered and rare mammal species. Tourism in Botswana largely caters to visitors seeking luxury lodges and exclusive safari experiences, but expeditions into traditional villages are also strongly recommended. The preserved cultures of these agricultural settlements show a link between man and nature formed over centuries, a relationship that many visitors to Botswana come to reconsider in their own lives.