18 days in Namibia & Botswana Itinerary

18 days in Namibia & Botswana Itinerary

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Walvis Bay, Namibia
— 3 nights
Drive
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Omaruru, Namibia
— 2 nights
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Drive to Karibib, Train to Windhoek, Fly to Luderitz
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Luderitz, Namibia
— 3 nights
Drive
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Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 3 nights
Drive
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Okavango Delta, Botswana
— 3 nights
Fly
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Windhoek, Namibia
— 3 nights
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Walvis Bay, Namibia — 3 nights

A pleasant port city, Walvis Bay offers tourists a variety of urban entertainment options that complement its many natural attractions.
Step out of the city life by going to Safaris and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Take a break from Walvis Bay with a short trip to Swakopmund Museum in Swakopmund, about 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: see Off-Road Tours, soothe aching muscles at Breeze Spa, and walk around Long Beach Leisure Park.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Walvis Bay vacation maker website.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Walvis Bay is an approximately 20-hour flight. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Amsterdam in December: highs in Walvis Bay hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Omaruru.
Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Beaches
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Omaruru, Namibia — 2 nights

Omaruru is a city and constituency in the Erongo Region of Namibia. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): do a tasting at Kristall Kellerei and then do a tasting at Erongo Mountain Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed): relax and rejuvenate at Bambu Wellness Boutique.

To see ratings and tourist information, read our Omaruru trip planner.

You can drive from Walvis Bay to Omaruru in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and car. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Luderitz.
Wineries · Spas
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Luderitz, Namibia — 3 nights

Lüderitz tourism centers around its well-preserved colonial Art Nouveau architecture and diverse wildlife.
Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Diaz Point, enjoy the sand and surf at Agate Beach, and then get a dose of the wild on Penguin Catamaran Tours.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Luderitz online journey builder.

Traveling by combination of car, train, and flight from Omaruru to Luderitz takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Chobe National Park.
Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches · Parks
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Chobe National Park, Botswana — 3 nights

A trip to Chobe National Park awakens the naturalist in every traveler and opens numerous possibilities for adventure.
Escape the urban bustle at Savute Reserve and Nogatsaa and Tchinga. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at CARACAL Biodiversity Center.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Chobe National Park trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Explore your travel options from Luderitz to Chobe National Park with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Luderitz to Chobe National Park is 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Okavango Delta.
Parks · Wildlife
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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Moremi Wildlife Reserve and NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Okavango Delta day trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Chobe National Park to Okavango Delta. In December, daytime highs in Okavango Delta are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. You will leave for Windhoek on the 31st (Fri).
Parks · Wildlife
Side Trip
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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.
On the 1st (Sat), stop by Wecke & Voigts, then sample the fine beverages at Naute Kristall Cellar and Destillery, and then admire the landmark architecture of Christuskirche. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at NamibRand Nature Reserve and then tee off at Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis.

To see reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Windhoek itinerary maker.

Fly from Okavango Delta to Windhoek in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Okavango Delta to Windhoek, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Okavango Delta in December, Windhoek is slightly colder at night with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.
Golf · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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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.

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.