29 days in Namibia, Victoria Falls & Botswana Itinerary

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Drive to Memmingen Allgau Airport, Fly to Windhoek
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Windhoek, Namibia
— 1 night
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Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia
— 2 nights
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Swakopmund, Namibia
— 1 night
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Omaruru, Namibia
— 2 nights
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Etosha National Park, Namibia
— 4 nights
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Epupa, Namibia
— 2 nights
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Drive to Ongiva, Fly to Maun, Drive to Rundu
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Rundu, Namibia
— 1 night
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Divundu, Namibia
— 4 nights
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 1 night
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Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 4 nights
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Windhoek, Namibia — 1 night

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.
On the 28th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Christuskirche. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Windhoek day trip planner.

Munich, Germany to Windhoek is an approximately 26-hour combination of car and flight. When traveling from Munich in April, plan for much hotter days in Windhoek, with highs around 31°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to fly to Namib-Naukluft Park.
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Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia — 2 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 30th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Spreetshoogte Pass.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Namib-Naukluft Park trip itinerary app.

You can fly from Windhoek to Namib-Naukluft Park in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in April, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Swakopmund.
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Scenic Drive · Outdoors
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Swakopmund, Namibia — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): get interesting insight from Tours and then take in the spiritual surroundings of German Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Plan my day in Swakopmund using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Namib-Naukluft Park to Swakopmund in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in May, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can drive to Omaruru.
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Omaruru, Namibia — 2 nights

Omaruru is a city and constituency in the Erongo Region of Namibia. On the 2nd (Tue), learn about winemaking at Kristall Kellerei and then learn about winemaking at Erongo Mountain Winery. Keep things going the next day: relax and rejuvenate at Bambu Wellness Boutique and then view the masterpieces at Tikoloshe Afrika.

To find out how to plan a trip to Omaruru, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Swakopmund to Omaruru takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Etosha National Park.
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Wineries · Museums · Spas · Shopping
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Etosha National Park, Namibia — 4 nights

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Moringa Waterhole and Nakambale museum. Step out of the city life by going to Etosha and Lake Guinas. The adventure continues: make a trip to Okaukuejo waterhole.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Etosha National Park trip planning app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Omaruru to Etosha National Park. You will leave for Epupa on the 8th (Mon).
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Epupa, Namibia — 2 nights

On the 8th (Mon), take in the dramatic scenery at Epupa Falls.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Epupa online vacation planner.

Explore your travel options from Etosha National Park to Epupa with the Route module. On the 10th (Wed), you're off to Rundu.
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Rundu, Namibia — 1 night

Rundu is the capital of the Kavango-East Region, northern Namibia, on the border with Angola on the banks of the Kavango River about 1000m above sea level. On the 10th (Wed), look for gifts at FAWENA Kavango Basket Shop.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Rundu day trip planning tool.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Epupa to Rundu in 47.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. You will leave for Divundu on the 11th (Thu).
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Divundu, Namibia — 4 nights

Divundu is a village on the south-eastern banks of the Okavango River in the Kavango East Region, Namibia, east of Rundu. Explore hidden gems such as Mahango Game Reserve and Popa Falls. It doesn't end there: stroll through Buffalo Core Area.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Divundu trip builder website.

You can drive from Rundu to Divundu in 2.5 hours. You will leave for Victoria Falls on the 15th (Mon).
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then explore the galleries of Prime Art Gallery, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Victoria Falls Snake Park, and finally browse the exhibits of Tami Walker Gallery.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Victoria Falls trip app.

Traveling by car from Divundu to Victoria Falls takes 6 hours. Traveling from Divundu to Victoria Falls, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May in Victoria Falls, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Serondela Reserve and Livingstone Trails. Change things up with a short trip to Khwai River Bridge in Okavango Delta (about 1h 50 min away). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Nogatsaa and Tchinga.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Chobe National Park trip planning site.

Explore your travel options from Victoria Falls to Chobe National Park with the Route module. You'll set off for home on the 20th (Sat).
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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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Erongo Region travel guide

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Nature & Parks · Safaris · Bridges
Explore the jagged, untamed terrain of the Erongo Region, a paradise for thrill-seekers and lovers of nature. Thanks to the region's relatively good infrastructure, an Erongo itinerary offers a range of adventurous activities between coastal areas and desert dunes. Adrenaline junkies should head to the regional capital of Swakopmund, one of Namibia's most renowned centers of extreme sports. Quad biking, sandboarding, and two-week safaris through the wilderness represent only a few of things to do in Erongo.
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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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