22 days in Namibia & Botswana Itinerary

22 days in Namibia & Botswana Itinerary

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Swakopmund, Namibia
— 4 nights
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Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia
— 3 nights
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Epupa, Namibia
— 2 nights
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Ngamiland East, Botswana
— 4 nights
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Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 2 nights
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Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, Botswana
— 2 nights
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Windhoek, Namibia
— 4 nights
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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.
Get in touch with nature at Photography Tours and Moon Landscape. Discover out-of-the-way places like Long Beach Leisure Park and German Evangelical Lutheran Church. Take a break from Swakopmund with a short trip to Flamingo lagoon in Walvis Bay, about 40 minutes away. There's still lots to do: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, admire the striking features of Hohenzollernhaus, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dune 7, and don't miss a visit to Altes Amtsgericht.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Swakopmund road trip planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Swakopmund is an approximately 20-hour flight. While traveling from Amsterdam, expect warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Swakopmund, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Namib-Naukluft Park.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): make a trip to Tropic of Capricorn Sign and then admire all the interesting features of Kuiseb Pass. On your second day here, explore and take pictures at Spreetshoogte Pass.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Namib-Naukluft Park trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Swakopmund to Namib-Naukluft Park takes 1.5 hours. In November in Namib-Naukluft Park, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. You'll set off for Epupa on the 29th (Tue).
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Epupa, Namibia — 2 nights

On the 30th (Wed), admire the sheer force of Epupa Falls.

To see reviews and tourist information, read our Epupa route planner.

You can drive from Namib-Naukluft Park to Epupa in 11 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Ngamiland East.
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Ngamiland East, Botswana — 4 nights

Ngamiland East, a sub-district of Botswana's North-East District, is all about the wildlife and safaris.
Visiting Safari Specialists and Temogo Safari will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Khwai Concession and Okavango River. There's more to do: look for gifts at Motsana Maun.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Ngamiland East planning site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Epupa to Ngamiland East. The time zone difference when traveling from Epupa to Ngamiland East is 1 hour. December in Ngamiland East sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Chobe National Park.
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Chobe National Park, Botswana — 2 nights

A trip to Chobe National Park awakens the naturalist in every traveler and opens numerous possibilities for adventure.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): stroll around Seboba Nature and Recreational Park and then stroll through CARACAL Biodiversity Center. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nogatsaa and Tchinga and then stroll through Serondela Reserve.

To find reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Chobe National Park trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Ngamiland East to Chobe National Park with the Route module. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park.
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Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, Botswana — 2 nights

On the 8th (Thu), stroll through Makgadikgadi Pans National Park.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Makgadikgadi Pans National Park route app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Chobe National Park to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. You'll set off for Windhoek on the 9th (Fri).
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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to NamibRand Nature Reserve and Okapuka Ranch. Spend the 11th (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Naute Kristall Cellar and Destillery, admire the natural beauty at Parliament Gardens, buy something for everyone on your list at Maerua Mall, and try to win big at Avani Windhoek Hotel Casino.

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You can fly from Makgadikgadi Pans National Park to Windhoek in 4 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Makgadikgadi Pans National Park to Windhoek is minus 1 hour. In December, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can catch the flight 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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