22 days in Namibia & Botswana Itinerary

22 days in Namibia & Botswana Itinerary

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Windhoek, Namibia
— 4 nights
Drive
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Etosha National Park, Namibia
— 1 night
Drive
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Damaraland, Namibia
— 1 night
Drive
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Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia
— 3 nights
Drive
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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 — 4 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.
Spend the 28th (Mon) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Christuskirche, explore the galleries of National Museum of Namibia, tee off at Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis, and tour the pleasant surroundings at NamibRand Nature Reserve.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Windhoek trip builder site.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Windhoek is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Amsterdam in February, expect Windhoek to be much warmer, temps between 36°C and 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Etosha National Park.
Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
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Etosha National Park, Namibia — 1 night

For nature lovers, a trip to Etosha National Park seems like a dream: the vast salt desert houses hundreds of animal species, which roam the arid lands and gather near the many waterholes.
On the 2nd (Wed), stroll through Etosha and then make a trip to Okaukuejo waterhole.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Etosha National Park trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Windhoek to Etosha National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Damaraland.
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Damaraland, Namibia — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): hike along Spitzkoppe.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Damaraland trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Etosha National Park to Damaraland. In March, daily temperatures in Damaraland can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Namib-Naukluft Park.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Namib-Naukluft Park: Gobabeb (Gobabeb Desert Research Station & Dorob National Park). Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Sesriem Canyon.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Namib-Naukluft Park travel planning site.

Getting from Damaraland to Namib-Naukluft Park by car takes about 4 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Damaraland in March; daily highs in Namib-Naukluft Park reach 29°C and lows reach 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Swakopmund.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Side Trip
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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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Swakopmund: Walvis Bay (Kayaking & Canoeing, Walvis Bay Waterfront, &more). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, look for gifts at Die Muschel, browse the exhibits of Swakopmund Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Dune 7.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Swakopmund road trip site.

Traveling by car from Namib-Naukluft Park to Swakopmund takes 1.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Chobe National Park.
Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Shopping
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: explore and take pictures at Boab Prison Tree and stroll through Savute Reserve.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our 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. Traveling from Swakopmund to Chobe National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Okavango Delta.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): stroll through NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Moremi Wildlife Reserve.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Okavango Delta journey planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Chobe National Park to Okavango Delta. In March, daily temperatures in Okavango Delta can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Parks · Wildlife
Side Trip
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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.