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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Omaruru, Namibia
— 1 night
Drive
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Damaraland, Namibia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia
— 3 nights
Drive
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Swakopmund, Namibia
— 4 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
— 2 nights
Drive to Maun Airport, Fly to Brussels

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis and NamibRand Nature Reserve. Spend the 2nd (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Christuskirche, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Naute Kristall Cellar and Destillery, take in nature's colorful creations at Parliament Gardens, and examine the collection at Trans-Namib Railroad Museum.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Windhoek trip builder app.

Brussels, Belgium to Windhoek is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Brussels in October, expect nights in Windhoek to be a bit warmer, around 19°C, while days are much hotter, around 38°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Omaruru.
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Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
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Omaruru, Namibia — 1 night

Omaruru is a city and constituency in the Erongo Region of Namibia. On the 3rd (Thu), learn about winemaking at Erongo Mountain Winery and then relax and rejuvenate at Bambu Wellness Boutique.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Omaruru tour planner.

You can drive from Windhoek to Omaruru in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can drive to Damaraland.
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Damaraland, Namibia — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): stroll through Spitzkoppe. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Brandberg Mountain and then appreciate the history behind Twyfelfontein.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Damaraland trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Omaruru to Damaraland takes 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Namib-Naukluft Park.
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Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
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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.
Visiting Big Daddy Dune and Sesriem Canyon will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Namib-Naukluft Park: Gobabeb Desert Research Station (in Gobabeb) and Tropic of Capricorn Sign (in Solitaire).

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Namib-Naukluft Park tour itinerary maker app.

Getting from Damaraland to Namib-Naukluft Park by car takes about 4 hours. November in Namib-Naukluft Park sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Swakopmund.
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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Safaris and Off-Road Tours. Change things up with these side-trips from Swakopmund: Walvis Bay (Kayaking & Canoeing & Flamingo lagoon). The adventure continues: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, take a leisurely stroll along Swakopmund Jetty, see the interesting displays at Swakopmund Museum, and push the limits with an extreme tour.

For reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Swakopmund trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Namib-Naukluft Park to Swakopmund takes 1.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Chobe National Park.
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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.
Visiting Savute Reserve and Nogatsaa and Tchinga will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through CARACAL Biodiversity Center and take an exotic tour of Steenbok Safari.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Chobe National Park itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Swakopmund to Chobe National Park by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: fly. The time zone difference moving from Central Africa Time (CAT) to Central Africa Time (CAT) is 1 hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Okavango Delta.
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Okavango Delta, Botswana — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): 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.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Okavango Delta trip itinerary maker app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Chobe National Park to Okavango Delta. In November, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel 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

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.
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