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: Walvis Bay (Walvis Bay Waterfront, Kayaking & Canoeing, &more) and Zeila Shipwreck (in Hentiesbaai). 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 Welwitschia Plains, browse the exhibits of Swakopmund Museum, and explore the striking landscape at Moon Landscape.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Swakopmund trip itinerary website.

London, UK to Swakopmund is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Swakopmund due to the time zone difference. When traveling from London in April, plan for warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Swakopmund: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 17°C at night. 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 trip includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the history behind Twyfelfontein, explore the galleries of 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

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites

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). The adventure continues: take a peaceful walk through Petrified Forest, take in the dramatic natural features at Organ Pipes, take an in-depth tour of Experience Darama Culture Museum, and explore the activities along Ugab River.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Khorixas road trip tool.

Getting from Damaraland to Khorixas by car takes about 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Otjiwarongo.

Things to do in Khorixas

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

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: Okonjima Game Reserve (in Waterberg Plateau Park), Namibia (SWA) Gemstones (in Outjo) 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

Parks · Wildlife · 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). There's much more to do: see a world frozen in time at Kolmanskop Ghost Town, get to know the fascinating history of Diaz Point, look for all kinds of wild species at Agate Beach, and contemplate the long history of The Goerke House.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Luderitz online vacation maker.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Otjiwarongo to Luderitz takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Otjiwarongo in April, plan for a bit cooler days in Luderitz, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to fly to Windhoek.

Things to do in Luderitz

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums

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: take in the spiritual surroundings of Christuskirche, play a few rounds at Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis, browse the exhibits of Trans-Namib Railroad Museum, 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

Parks · Wildlife · 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, contemplate the waterfront 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

Parks · Nature · 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 Neuras Wine & Wildlife Estate (in Maltahohe) and Namib Carnivore Conservation Centre (in Solitaire). 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 · Tours

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. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mokolodi Nature Reserve, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Balaji Temple, appreciate the history behind Three Chiefs' Statues, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ the King Cathedral.

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Drive from Sesriem to Gaborone in 15.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Sesriem to Gaborone due to the time zone difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can fly 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: shop like a local with 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 3 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 trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through CARACAL Biodiversity Center and admire all the interesting features of 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

Parks · Wildlife
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.