11 days in Zimbabwe, Zambia & Namibia Itinerary

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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 3 nights
Livingstone, Zambia
— 3 nights
Drive to Victoria Falls, Fly to Windhoek
Windhoek, Namibia
— 1 night
Swakopmund, Namibia
— 3 nights


Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe — 3 nights

Victoria Falls, a Zimbabwean town near the eponymous waterfall, serves as one of two prime gateway points to the majestic cascade and its surrounding national park.
Spend the 16th (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, take in the views from Victoria Falls Bridge, get interesting insight from Tours, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Victoria Falls Snake Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Victoria Falls trip itinerary builder app.

Zurich, Switzerland to Victoria Falls is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Zurich to Victoria Falls. When traveling from Zurich in April, plan for warmer days in Victoria Falls, with highs around 32°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive to Livingstone.
Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks
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Livingstone, Zambia — 3 nights

Tourism in Livingstone, a town nestled on the Zimbabwean border, thrives largely thanks to the nearby Victoria Falls.
Livingstone is known for nature, adventure, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Victoria Falls, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, take an in-depth tour of Livingstone Museum, and explore and take pictures at Mukuni Village.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Livingstone visit planner.

Livingstone is just a stone's throw from Victoria Falls. Traveling from Victoria Falls in April, you will find days in Livingstone are little chillier (27°C), and nights are about the same (21°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Windhoek.
Tours · Outdoors · Museums · Adventure
Side Trip
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Windhoek, Namibia — 1 night

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.
On the 22nd (Fri), admire the striking features of Christuskirche and then stroll through NamibRand Nature Reserve.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Windhoek day trip app.

Getting from Livingstone to Windhoek by combination of car and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, car, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Livingstone to Windhoek, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Livingstone, expect somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Windhoek, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Swakopmund.
Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites
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Swakopmund, Namibia — 3 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.
On the 23rd (Sat), browse the different shops at Platz Am Meer and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the waterfront at Swakopmund Jetty and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Swakopmund holiday planning site.

Fly from Windhoek to Swakopmund in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or drive. In April in Swakopmund, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.
Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Shopping
Side Trip
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Zimbabwe travel guide

Waterfalls · Zipline · Bridges
Tourism in Zimbabwe experienced a boost after the country's turbulent recent history seemed to settle down. Waterfalls, "Big Five" national parks, and the Eastern Highlands provide contrasting but complementary images of southern Africa, with the growing tourism infrastructure helping visitors see the best of what the country offers. Though corruption and unemployment remain everyday problems, the vast majority of Zimbabweans are a welcoming bunch, proud of the natural riches and culture of their hopeful country.

Zambia travel guide

Geologic Formations · Waterfalls · Nature & Parks
Air Conditioned State
Landlocked Zambia remains best known, a little counter intuitively perhaps, for its bodies of water. Three large rivers run through the country, with most of the big urban areas and smaller settlements sticking close to waterways and the valleys they've cut over millennia. Holidays in Zambia are adventurous affairs, with real planning required to get the most out of the country--foreign visitors find the infrastructure lacking and familiar comforts practically nonexistent. Traditional villages remain the most culturally rewarding places to visit in Zambia, while superlative natural features include animal-rich national parks and picturesque waterfalls.

Namibia travel guide

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.