60 days in Namibia & Botswana Itinerary

60 days in Namibia & Botswana Itinerary

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60 days in Namibia & Botswana Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  18​h
1
Swakopmund, Namibia
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Damaraland, Namibia
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Khorixas, Namibia
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Otjiwarongo, Namibia
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Luderitz, Namibia
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Windhoek, Namibia
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Etosha National Park, Namibia
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
8
Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
9
Sesriem, Namibia
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h 45​min
10
Gaborone, Botswana
— 7 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
11
Ngamiland East, Botswana
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
12
Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: London, United Kingdom


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6
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, Kayaking & Canoeing, & more) and Zeila Shipwreck (in Hentiesbaai). Spend the 7th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: take in the waterfront at Swakopmund Jetty, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dune 7, and take in the dramatic natural features at Moon Landscape.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Swakopmund day trip planner .

London, UK to Swakopmund is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Swakopmund. Traveling from London in April, expect nights in Swakopmund to be somewhat warmer, around 17°C, while days are warmer, around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Damaraland.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Walvis Bay, Moon Landscape, Zeila Shipwreck
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Safaris
Swakopmund Museum ©
Swakopmund Museum

3
nights
Damaraland, Namibia

Damaraland
Damaraland is known for trails, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some photo ops at Twyfelfontein, stroll through Cape Cross, and examine the collection at Damara Living Museum.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Damaraland sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Swakopmund to Damaraland in 3 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Damaraland when traveling from Swakopmund in April, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Khorixas.

Things to do in Damaraland

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trip

Cape Cross
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Cape Cross
Cape Cross
Twyfelfontein ©
Twyfelfontein
Damara Living Museum ©
Damara Living Museum

4
nights
Khorixas, Namibia

Khorixas ©
Khorixas is a town of 6,000 inhabitants in southern Kunene Region, Namibia. Explore Khorixas' surroundings by going to Kamanjab (Burnt Mountain, Otjikandero Himba Orphanage Village, & more). There's much more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Petrified Forest, take an in-depth tour of Experience Darama Culture Museum, explore the striking landscape at Organ Pipes, and explore the activities along Ugab River.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Khorixas attractions planner.

Getting from Damaraland to Khorixas by car takes about 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Otjiwarongo.

Things to do in Khorixas

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kamanjab
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Petrified Forest ©
Petrified Forest
Organ Pipes ©
Organ Pipes

4
nights
Otjiwarongo, Namibia

Otjiwarongo ©
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), Mundulea Nature Reserve (in Otavi) and Namibia (SWA) Gemstones (in Outjo). There's more to do: stroll through Cheetah Conservation Fund.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Otjiwarongo tour itinerary maker app .

Getting from Khorixas to Otjiwarongo by car takes about 3 hours. In April in Otjiwarongo, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Luderitz.

Things to do in Otjiwarongo

Wildlife Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Namibia (SWA) Gemstones, Mundulea Nature Reserve, Okonjima Game Reserve
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Cheetah Conservation Fund ©
Cheetah Conservation Fund
Okonjima Game Reserve ©
Okonjima Game Reserve
REST - Rare & Endangered Species Trust ©

4
nights
Luderitz, Namibia

Luderitz ©
Lüderitz tourism centers around its well-preserved colonial Art Nouveau architecture and diverse wildlife.
Get out of town with these interesting Luderitz side-trips: Aus (Wild Horses of the Namib & Garub Pan). There's much more to do: see a world frozen in time at Kolmanskop Ghost Town, explore the fascinating landscape at Agate Beach, see the interesting displays at Luderitz Museum, and enjoy the sea views from Diaz Point.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Luderitz road trip app .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Otjiwarongo to Luderitz in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Otjiwarongo in April, expect nights in Luderitz to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Windhoek.

Things to do in Luderitz

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Aus
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Wild Horses of the Namib ©
Wild Horses of the Namib
Kolmanskop Ghost Town ©
Kolmanskop Ghost Town
Diaz Point ©
Diaz Point

7
nights
Windhoek, Namibia

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.
Step out of Windhoek with an excursion to Rhenish Mission Church in Otjimbingwe--about 1h 50 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, buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove Mall of Namibia, browse the eclectic array of goods at Namibia Craft Centre, and get a taste of life in the country at Okapuka Ranch.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Windhoek trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Luderitz to Windhoek in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. In April in Windhoek, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Etosha National Park.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Fish River Canyon Nationalpark, Rhenish Mission Church
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Safaris
Christuskirche ©
Christuskirche
NamibRand Nature Reserve ©
NamibRand Nature Reserve

4
nights
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.
When in Etosha National Park, make a side trip to see Nakambale museum in Ondangwa, approximately 1h 50 min away. There's more to do: don't miss a visit to Okaukuejo waterhole and tour the pleasant surroundings at Etosha Pan.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Etosha National Park online journey builder .

Traveling by flight from Windhoek to Etosha National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. You will leave for Namib-Naukluft Park on the 4th (Mon).

Things to do in Etosha National Park

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nakambale museum
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Etosha ©
Etosha
Nakambale museum ©
Nakambale museum

5
nights
Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia

Namib-Naukluft Park ©
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Gobabeb (Dorob National Park & Gobabeb Desert Research Station) and Tropic of Capricorn Sign (in Solitaire). There's lots more to do: admire all the interesting features of Spreetshoogte Pass, explore the stunning scenery at Kuiseb River, take in the dramatic natural features at Elim Dunes, and take a memorable drive along Kuiseb Pass.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Namib-Naukluft Park journey builder site .

You can fly from Etosha National Park to Namib-Naukluft Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or do a combination of shuttle, train, and car. May in Namib-Naukluft Park sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive to Sesriem.

Things to do in Namib-Naukluft Park

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Gobabeb, Kuiseb Pass, Tropic of Capricorn Sign
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Dorob National Park ©
Dorob National Park
Gobabeb Desert Research Station ©
Gobabeb Desert Research Station
Spreetshoogte Pass ©
Spreetshoogte Pass

4
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. Venture out of the city with trips to Neuras Wine & Wildlife Estate (in Maltahohe) and Namib Carnivore Conservation Centre (in Solitaire). Spend the 10th (Sun) exploring the stark beauty of Namib-Naukluft National Park. It doesn't end there: soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Sesriem visit planner .

Getting from Namib-Naukluft Park to Sesriem by car takes about 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Gaborone.

Things to do in Sesriem

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trips

Neuras Wine & Wildlife Estate, Namib Carnivore Conservation Centre
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Namib-Naukluft National Park
Namib-Naukluft National Park
Balloon Rides
Neuras Wine & Wildlife Estate ©
Neuras Wine & Wildlife Estate

7
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.
Pack the 17th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Lion Park Resort. Spend the 20th (Wed) exploring the stark beauty of Khutse Game Reserve. The adventure continues: stroll through Mokolodi Nature Reserve, buy something for everyone on your list at Airport Junction, take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Gaborone, and appreciate the history behind Three Chiefs' Statues.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Gaborone travel itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Sesriem to Gaborone. In May, daily temperatures in Gaborone can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Ngamiland East.

Things to do in Gaborone

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Lentswe-la-Oodi Weavers, Khwai Concession
Find places to stay May 13 — 21:
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Mokolodi Nature Reserve ©
Mokolodi Nature Reserve
ISKCON Gaborone ©
ISKCON Gaborone
Trinity Church ©
Trinity Church

4
nights
Ngamiland East, Botswana

Ngamiland East ©
When in Ngamiland East, make a side trip to see Moremi Wildlife Reserve in Moremi Game Reserve, approximately 1h 05 min away. Spend the 22nd (Fri) in the pleasant surroundings of Okavango Delta. Spend the 24th (Sun) exploring at Okavango River.

Discover how to plan a Ngamiland East trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Fly from Gaborone to Ngamiland East in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Gaborone in May, expect nights in Ngamiland East to be a bit cooler, around 14°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 33°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Chobe National Park.

Things to do in Ngamiland East

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

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

4
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, make a trip to Boab Prison Tree, Kasane, and contemplate the waterfront views at Linyanti River.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Chobe National Park road trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Ngamiland East to Chobe National Park with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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

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