15 days in Johannesburg, Botswana & Namibia Itinerary

15 days in Johannesburg, Botswana & Namibia Itinerary

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Johannesburg, South Africa
— 4 nights
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Ngamiland East, Botswana
— 2 nights
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Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 1 night
Fly to Eros, Shuttle to Swakopmund
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Swakopmund, Namibia
— 3 nights
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Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia
— 2 nights
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Windhoek, Namibia
— 2 nights
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Johannesburg, South Africa — 4 nights

Founded when gold was discovered in the area in the late 19th century, Johannesburg quickly grew into a bustling metropolis, South Africa's largest city and the region's economic hub.
Get out of town with these interesting Johannesburg side-trips: Lion and Safari Park (in Broederstroom) and Pretoria (Voortrekker Monument & Kruger House Museum). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, contemplate the long history of Mandela House, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and try your luck at Montecasino.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Johannesburg road trip planning tool.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Johannesburg is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Johannesburg. While traveling from Amsterdam, expect warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Johannesburg, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Ngamiland East.
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Ngamiland East, Botswana — 2 nights

Ngamiland East, a sub-district of Botswana's North-East District, is all about the wildlife and safaris.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Moremi Wildlife Reserve. On the next day, stroll through NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust.

Make your Ngamiland East itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by flight from Johannesburg to Ngamiland East takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Johannesburg in October, things will get a bit warmer in Ngamiland East: highs are around 41°C and lows about 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Chobe National Park.
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Parks · Wildlife
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Chobe National Park, Botswana — 1 night

A trip to Chobe National Park awakens the naturalist in every traveler and opens numerous possibilities for adventure.
For photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Chobe National Park itinerary planning tool.

Explore your travel options from Ngamiland East to Chobe National Park with the Route module. On the 13th (Thu), you'll travel to Swakopmund.
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Swakopmund side-trips: Walvis Bay (Kayaking & Canoeing, Off-Road Tours, &more). There's lots more to do: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, stroll through Dune 7, take in the views from Swakopmund Jetty, and examine the collection at Swakopmund Museum.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Swakopmund trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Chobe National Park to Swakopmund in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone changes from Central Africa Time (CAT) to Central Africa Time (CAT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in October, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Namib-Naukluft Park.
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Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): explore the fascinating landscape at Big Daddy Dune.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Namib-Naukluft Park driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Swakopmund to Namib-Naukluft Park in 1.5 hours. October in Namib-Naukluft Park sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. You'll set off for Windhoek on the 18th (Tue).
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Windhoek, Namibia — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at NamibRand Nature Reserve, admire the landmark architecture of Christuskirche, and then stop by Herrle & Herma Jewellers.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Windhoek day trip planner.

Getting from Namib-Naukluft Park to Windhoek by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Namib-Naukluft Park in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Windhoek: highs are around 38°C and lows about 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Botswana travel guide

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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.
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Namibia travel guide

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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.
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