22 days in Botswana & Namibia Itinerary

22 days in Botswana & Namibia Itinerary

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Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 2 nights
Ngamiland East, Botswana
— 3 nights
Windhoek, Namibia
— 3 nights
Luderitz, Namibia
— 2 nights
Sesriem, Namibia
— 2 nights
Damaraland, Namibia
— 1 day
Swakopmund, Namibia
— 4 nights


Chobe National Park, Botswana — 2 nights

A trip to Chobe National Park awakens the naturalist in every traveler and opens numerous possibilities for adventure.
Visiting Savute Reserve and Serondela Reserve will get you outdoors. It doesn't end there: stroll through Nogatsaa and Tchinga and admire all the interesting features of Boab Prison Tree.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Chobe National Park online route planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Chobe National Park is an approximately 120-hour travel. Traveling from Amsterdam to Chobe National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Ngamiland East.
Parks · Wildlife
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Ngamiland East, Botswana — 3 nights

Ngamiland East, a sub-district of Botswana's North-East District, is all about the wildlife and safaris.
Take a break from the city and head to NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust and Moremi Wildlife Reserve. There's still lots to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Motsana Maun.

To find ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Ngamiland East trip tool.

Explore your travel options from Chobe National Park to Ngamiland East with the Route module. In August in Ngamiland East, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Windhoek.
Parks · Wildlife · Shopping
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Deadvlei and Safaris. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Christuskirche and Trans-Namib Railroad Museum. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at NamibRand Nature Reserve, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary's Catholic Cathedral, buy something for everyone on your list at Wernhil Park, and explore the galleries of National Museum of Namibia.

To see maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Windhoek trip builder tool.

Getting from Ngamiland East to Windhoek by flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ngamiland East to Windhoek. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Ngamiland East in August: highs in Windhoek hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Luderitz.
Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors
Side Trip
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Luderitz, Namibia — 2 nights

Lüderitz tourism centers around its well-preserved colonial Art Nouveau architecture and diverse wildlife.
On the 19th (Wed), get to know the fascinating history of Diaz Point, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Felsenkirche, and then explore the galleries of Luderitz Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Agate Beach, see a world frozen in time at Kolmanskop Ghost Town, and then steep yourself in history at The Goerke House.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Luderitz driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Windhoek to Luderitz in 4.5 hours. Another option is to drive. When traveling from Windhoek in August, plan for little chillier days in Luderitz, with highs around 23°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Sesriem.
Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Museums
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Sesriem, Namibia — 2 nights

Sesriem is a small settlement located in the Namib Desert, in Namibia, close to the southern end of the Naukluft Mountains. Escape the urban bustle at Sossusvlei and Balloon Rides. Get out of town with these interesting Sesriem side-trips: Sossusvlei (Big Daddy Dune & Dune 45 Sossusvlei). Spend the 22nd (Sat) exploring nature at Namib-Naukluft National Park.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Sesriem online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Luderitz to Sesriem takes 13.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Damaraland.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours
Side Trip
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Damaraland, Namibia — 1 day

Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): explore the galleries of Damara Living Museum and then steep yourself in history at Twyfelfontein.

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You can drive from Sesriem to Damaraland in 15.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Swakopmund.
Museums · Historic Sites
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Swakopmund, Namibia — 4 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Swakopmund Museum and German Evangelical Lutheran Church. Take a break from the city and head to Safaris and Kayaking & Canoeing. Go for a jaunt from Swakopmund to Walvis Bay to see Dolphin & Whale Watching about 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the views from Swakopmund Jetty, stroll through Dune 7, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Peter's Antiques, since 1983, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Swakopmund travel planner.

Drive from Damaraland to Swakopmund in 6.5 hours. Traveling from Damaraland in August, expect Swakopmund to be slightly colder, temps between 24°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Adventure
Side Trip
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Botswana travel guide

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.

Namibia travel guide

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.