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
— 2 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 26th (Tue) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Christuskirche, stop by Wecke & Voigts, browse the eclectic array of goods at Namibia Craft Centre, and tee off at Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Windhoek trip itinerary builder app.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Windhoek is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Amsterdam in July since evenings lows in Windhoek dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to 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 28th (Thu), stroll through Etosha and then make a trip to Okaukuejo waterhole.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Etosha National Park day trip planning site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Windhoek to Etosha National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Damaraland.
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Damaraland, Namibia — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Spitzkoppe.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Damaraland trip itinerary planning tool.

Explore your travel options from Etosha National Park to Damaraland with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Namib-Naukluft Park.
Parks · Trails · Nature · 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.
Step out of Namib-Naukluft Park with an excursion to Gobabeb Desert Research Station in Gobabeb--about 1h 15 min away. There's more to do: take in breathtaking views at Sesriem Canyon and take a memorable drive along Kuiseb Pass.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Namib-Naukluft Park trip planner.

Getting from Damaraland to Namib-Naukluft Park by car takes about 4 hours. Traveling from Damaraland in July, expect nights in Namib-Naukluft Park to be slightly colder, around 11°C, while days are cooler, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Swakopmund.
Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive · Outdoors
Side Trips
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Walvis Bay (Kayaking & Canoeing, Walvis Bay Waterfront, &more). There's still lots to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, buy something for everyone on your list at Platz Am Meer, browse the exhibits of Swakopmund Museum, and stroll through Welwitschia Plains.

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Traveling by car from Namib-Naukluft Park to Swakopmund takes 1.5 hours. August in Swakopmund sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Chobe National Park.
Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Adventure
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: see exotic creatures in open habitats at Steenbok Safari, stroll through Nogatsaa and Tchinga, and surround yourself with nature on Livingstone Trails.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Chobe National Park travel route builder tool.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Swakopmund to Chobe National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Swakopmund to Chobe National Park is 1 hour. On the 10th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon 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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): stroll through NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust. On the 12th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Moremi Wildlife Reserve.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Okavango Delta trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Chobe National Park to Okavango Delta. In August, daytime highs in Okavango Delta are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can 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.