60 days in Namibia & Botswana Itinerary

60 days in Namibia & Botswana Itinerary

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1
Swakopmund, Namibia
— 6 nights
2
Damaraland, Namibia
— 3 nights
3
Khorixas, Namibia
— 4 nights
4
Otjiwarongo, Namibia
— 4 nights
5
Luderitz, Namibia
— 4 nights
6
Windhoek, Namibia
— 7 nights
7
Etosha National Park, Namibia
— 4 nights
8
Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia
— 5 nights
9
Sesriem, Namibia
— 4 nights
10
Gaborone, Botswana
— 7 nights
11
Ngamiland East, Botswana
— 4 nights
12
Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 4 nights

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.
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 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 °C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around °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

Side Trips

Walvis Bay, Moon Landscape, Zeila Shipwreck
Find places to stay Apr 1 — 8:
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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: 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 °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Khorixas.

Things to do in Damaraland

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cape Cross
Find places to stay Apr 8 — 11:
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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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Khorixas: Kamanjab (Burnt Mountain, Otjikandero Himba Orphanage Village, &more). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Ugab River, take in the dramatic natural features at Organ Pipes, take an in-depth tour of Experience Darama Culture Museum, and take a peaceful walk through Petrified Forest.

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 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Otjiwarongo.

Things to do in Khorixas

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kamanjab
Find places to stay Apr 11 — 15:
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Organ Pipes ©
Organ Pipes
Rock Engravings at Peet Alberts Koppie ©
Rock Engravings at Peet Alberts Koppie
Burnt Mountain ©
Burnt Mountain

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: Namibia (SWA) Gemstones (in Outjo), Mundulea Nature Reserve (in Otavi) and Okonjima Game Reserve (in Waterberg Plateau Park). 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 °C, while nighttime lows are °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

Namibia (SWA) Gemstones, Mundulea Nature Reserve, Okonjima Game Reserve
Find places to stay Apr 15 — 19:
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Cheetah Conservation Fund ©
Cheetah Conservation Fund
Okonjima Game Reserve ©
Okonjima Game Reserve
Africat ©
Africat

4
nights
Luderitz, Namibia

Luderitz ©
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 °C by day to °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Windhoek.

Things to do in Luderitz

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Aus
Find places to stay Apr 19 — 23:
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Garub Pan ©
Garub Pan
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.
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 °C, while nighttime lows are °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

Side Trip

Rhenish Mission Church
Find places to stay Apr 23 — 30:
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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.
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.

You can fly from Windhoek to Etosha National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. On the 4th (Mon), you'll travel to Namib-Naukluft Park.

Things to do in Etosha National Park

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nakambale museum
Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 4:
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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.
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.

You can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car from Etosha National Park to Namib-Naukluft Park in 10 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and car. May in Namib-Naukluft Park sees daily highs of °C and lows of °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

Side Trips

Gobabeb, Kuiseb Pass, Tropic of Capricorn Sign
Find places to stay May 4 — 9:
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Dorob National Park ©
Dorob National Park
Kuiseb Pass ©
Kuiseb Pass
Gobabeb Desert Research Station ©
Gobabeb Desert Research Station

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. 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

Side Trips

Neuras Wine & Wildlife Estate, Namib Carnivore Conservation Centre
Find places to stay May 9 — 13:
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Namib-Naukluft National Park
Namib-Naukluft National Park
Neuras Wine & Wildlife Estate ©
Neuras Wine & Wildlife Estate
Balloon Rides

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.
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 head outdoors with Kgale Hill.

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

Explore your travel options from Sesriem to Gaborone with the Route module. Traveling from Sesriem to Gaborone, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in Gaborone are °C, while nighttime lows are °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

Side Trips

Khwai Concession, Lentswe-la-Oodi Weavers
Find places to stay May 13 — 21:
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Mokolodi Nature Reserve ©
Mokolodi Nature Reserve
ISKCON Gaborone (Krishna Balaram Palace) ©
ISKCON Gaborone (Krishna Balaram Palace)
Lion Park Resort ©
Lion Park Resort

4
nights
Ngamiland East, Botswana

Ngamiland East ©
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 °C by day to °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Chobe National Park.

Things to do in Ngamiland East

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Moremi Wildlife Reserve
Find places to stay May 21 — 25:
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NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust ©
Moremi Wildlife Reserve ©
Moremi Wildlife Reserve
Okavango River ©
Okavango River

4
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: stroll through CARACAL Biodiversity Center, contemplate the waterfront views at Linyanti River, and don't miss a visit to Boab Prison Tree.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Chobe National Park tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Ngamiland East to Chobe National Park by flight takes about 5.5 hours. 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
Find places to stay May 25 — 29:
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Savute Reserve ©
Savute Reserve
Nogatsaa and Tchinga ©
Nogatsaa and Tchinga
Serondela Reserve ©
Serondela Reserve

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