25 days in Victoria Falls & Namibia Itinerary

25 days in Victoria Falls & Namibia Itinerary

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Fly to Livingstone, Drive to Victoria Falls
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 7 nights
Drive
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Otjiwarongo, Namibia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Etosha National Park, Namibia
— 1 night
Drive
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Swakopmund, Namibia
— 5 nights
Drive
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Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sesriem, Namibia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Windhoek, Namibia
— 4 nights
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe — 7 nights

Victoria Falls, a Zimbabwean town near the eponymous waterfall, serves as one of two prime gateway points to the majestic cascade and its surrounding national park.
Get outdoors at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Spend the 16th (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. On the 18th (Tue), spend a relaxing day on the river with a rafting and tubing tour. There's lots more to do: get interesting insight from Tours, tour the pleasant surroundings at Siduli Hide, snap pictures at Victoria Falls Bridge, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Victoria Falls vacation planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Victoria Falls is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Victoria Falls is 1 hour. Traveling from Amsterdam in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 10°C in Victoria Falls. You'll set off for Otjiwarongo on the 21st (Fri).
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Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Adventure
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Otjiwarongo, Namibia — 2 nights

When touring Namibia's famous national parks and reserves, you can opt to base your trip in Otjiwarongo, a laid-back town boasting a number of attractions of its own.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): stroll through REST - Rare & Endangered Species Trust and then stroll through Cheetah Conservation Fund. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Africat and then walk around Waterberg National Park.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Otjiwarongo day trip planner.

Getting from Victoria Falls to Otjiwarongo by car takes about 12 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Victoria Falls to Otjiwarongo. In July, daytime highs in Otjiwarongo are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Etosha National Park.
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Parks · Wildlife
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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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Etosha and then make a trip to Okaukuejo waterhole.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Etosha National Park travel itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Otjiwarongo to Etosha National Park with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Swakopmund.
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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Safaris and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Swakopmund: Spitzkoppe (in Damaraland), Walvis Bay (Kayaking & Canoeing, Walvis Bay Waterfront, &more) and Zeila Shipwreck (in Hentiesbaai). And it doesn't end there: take a leisurely stroll along Swakopmund Jetty, see the interesting displays at Swakopmund Museum, look for gifts at Die Muschel, and admire the striking features of Hohenzollernhaus.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Swakopmund trip builder tool.

Explore your travel options from Etosha National Park to Swakopmund with the Route module. In July, daily temperatures in Swakopmund can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (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.
Take a break from the city and head to Big Daddy Dune and Sesriem Canyon. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Namib-Naukluft Park: Tropic of Capricorn Sign (in Solitaire) and Gobabeb Desert Research Station (in Gobabeb).

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Namib-Naukluft Park journey tool.

You can drive from Swakopmund to Namib-Naukluft Park in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can drive to Sesriem.
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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. On the 2nd (Wed), explore the striking landscape of Namib-Naukluft National Park. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in breathtaking views at Sesriem Canyon and then enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Sesriem vacation maker site.

Traveling by car from Namib-Naukluft Park to Sesriem takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Windhoek.
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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.
Get outdoors at Safaris and Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis. There's still lots to do: stroll through NamibRand Nature Reserve, sample the fine beverages at Naute Kristall Cellar and Destillery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Christuskirche, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Namibia Craft Centre.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Windhoek trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Sesriem to Windhoek takes 7.5 hours. August in Windhoek sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly 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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