21 days in Namibia, Botswana & Victoria Falls Itinerary

21 days in Namibia, Botswana & Victoria Falls Itinerary

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Swakopmund, Namibia
— 3 nights
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Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia
— 3 nights
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Windhoek, Namibia
— 2 nights
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Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 3 nights
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Ngamiland East, Botswana
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Fly to Kasane, Bus to Livingstone, Drive to Victoria Falls
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Swakopmund: Walvis Bay (Kayaking & Canoeing, Off-Road Tours, &more). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, push the limits with an extreme tour, take a leisurely stroll along Swakopmund Jetty, and browse the different shops at Platz Am Meer.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Swakopmund online trip planner.

Catania, Italy to Swakopmund is an approximately 24-hour flight. In June, daytime highs in Swakopmund are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Namib-Naukluft Park.
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Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Adventure
Side Trip
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Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia — 3 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.
Step out of Namib-Naukluft Park with an excursion to Gobabeb Desert Research Station in Gobabeb--about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Sesriem Canyon and cruise along Kuiseb Pass.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Namib-Naukluft Park day trip planning site.

Getting from Swakopmund to Namib-Naukluft Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Namib-Naukluft Park can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Windhoek.
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Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Scenic Drive
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): browse the eclectic array of goods at Namibia Craft Centre and then tour the pleasant surroundings at NamibRand Nature Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Christuskirche and then see the interesting displays at National Museum of Namibia.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Windhoek trip itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Namib-Naukluft Park to Windhoek in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Namib-Naukluft Park in June, plan for little chillier nights in Windhoek, with lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Chobe National Park.
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Wildlife · Museums · Shopping · 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.
Chobe National Park is known for parks, wildlife, and outdoors. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Savute Reserve.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Chobe National Park trip planner.

You can fly from Windhoek to Chobe National Park in 4 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Windhoek to Chobe National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Ngamiland East.
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Wildlife · Parks
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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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Moremi Wildlife Reserve.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Ngamiland East trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Chobe National Park to Ngamiland East. June in Ngamiland East sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Victoria Falls.
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe — 5 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 18th (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, stop by Cultural Vibes Music Shop, and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Victoria Falls trip itinerary maker site.

Do a combination of flight, bus, and car from Ngamiland East to Victoria Falls in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. June in Victoria Falls sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can fly back home.
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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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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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