18 days in Namibia & Botswana Itinerary

18 days in Namibia & Botswana Itinerary

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Windhoek, Namibia
— 3 nights
Fly
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Luderitz, Namibia
— 2 nights
Fly to Eros, Shuttle to Swakopmund
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Swakopmund, Namibia
— 5 nights
Shuttle to Windhoek, Fly to Chobe National Park
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Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 4 nights
Drive
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Okavango Delta, Botswana
— 3 nights
Drive to Maun Airport, Fly to Amsterdam

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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.
Get some cultural insight at National Museum of Namibia and Christuskirche. Spend the 20th (Mon) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at NamibRand Nature Reserve and stop by Wecke & Voigts.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Windhoek online route planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Windhoek is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Amsterdam in December, expect Windhoek to be warmer, temps between 38°C and 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Luderitz.
Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks
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Luderitz, Namibia — 2 nights

Lüderitz tourism centers around its well-preserved colonial Art Nouveau architecture and diverse wildlife.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): get interesting insight from Penguin Catamaran Tours, then visit a coastal fixture at Diaz Point, and then explore the fascinating landscape at Agate Beach.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Luderitz day trip app.

You can fly from Windhoek to Luderitz in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, Luderitz is a bit cooler than Windhoek - with highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C. You will leave for Swakopmund on the 22nd (Wed).
Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches
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Swakopmund, Namibia — 5 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.
Explore Swakopmund's surroundings by going to Walvis Bay (Off-Road Tours & Dolphin & Whale Watching). Spend the 27th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: browse the exhibits of Swakopmund Museum, push the limits with an extreme tour, snap pictures at Swakopmund Jetty, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Swakopmund holiday maker site.

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Luderitz to Swakopmund in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. December in Swakopmund sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Chobe National Park.
Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Side Trip
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Chobe National Park, Botswana — 4 nights

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Savute Reserve and get outside with Livingstone Trails.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Chobe National Park holiday planner.

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Swakopmund to Chobe National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Swakopmund to Chobe National Park is 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Okavango Delta.
Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 31:

Okavango Delta, Botswana — 3 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 1st (Sat), stroll through Moremi Wildlife Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Okavango Delta trip itinerary planning tool.

Explore your travel options from Chobe National Park to Okavango Delta with the Route module. In December, daily temperatures in Okavango Delta can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel back home.
Wildlife · Parks
Side Trip
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 3:

Namibia travel guide

4.1
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.

Botswana travel guide

3.7
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.