15 days in Victoria Falls, Botswana & Windhoek Itinerary

15 days in Victoria Falls, Botswana & Windhoek Itinerary

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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
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Okavango Delta, Botswana
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Gaborone, Botswana
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Windhoek, Namibia
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe — 4 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.
Victoria Falls is known for nature, adventure, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Siduli Hide, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Victoria Falls Snake Park.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Victoria Falls route planner.

Calgary, Canada to Victoria Falls is an approximately 29-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Calgary to Victoria Falls due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Calgary in August: highs in Victoria Falls hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Okavango Delta.
Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks
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Okavango Delta, Botswana — 2 nights

Listed as a World Heritage Site, Okavango Delta represents a sanctuary for a rich and diverse animal and plant life, which continues to attract swarms of tourists, adventurers, and nature lovers.
On the 7th (Fri), stroll through NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Moremi Wildlife Reserve.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Okavango Delta road trip app.

You can do a combination of car, bus, and flight from Victoria Falls to Okavango Delta in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daytime highs in Okavango Delta are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Gaborone.
Wildlife · Parks
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Gaborone, Botswana — 3 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.
Gaborone is known for parks, sightseeing, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mokolodi Nature Reserve, shop like a local with Botswanacraft, buy something for everyone on your list at Sebele Centre, and take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Gaborone.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Gaborone online trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Okavango Delta to Gaborone in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Okavango Delta in August, you will find days in Gaborone are colder (9°C), and nights are little chillier (9°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to fly to Windhoek.
Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Shopping
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Windhoek, Namibia — 3 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.
Step out of Windhoek with an excursion to Deadvlei in Sossusvlei--about 5h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Christuskirche, stroll through NamibRand Nature Reserve, browse the exhibits of National Museum of Namibia, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Windhoek trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Gaborone to Windhoek takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Africa Time to Central Africa Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Gaborone in August, plan for much warmer days in Windhoek, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.
Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors
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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.