37 days in Namibia, Botswana & Victoria Falls Itinerary

37 days in Namibia, Botswana & Victoria Falls Itinerary

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Luderitz, Namibia
— 4 nights
Fly to Eros, Shuttle to Swakopmund
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Swakopmund, Namibia
— 12 nights
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Etosha National Park, Namibia
— 4 nights
Drive
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Okavango Delta, Botswana
— 3 nights
Drive
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Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, Botswana
— 3 nights
Drive
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Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 2 nights
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 7 nights
Drive to Livingstone, Fly to Amsterdam

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Luderitz, Namibia — 4 nights

Lüderitz tourism centers around its well-preserved colonial Art Nouveau architecture and diverse wildlife.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Penguin Catamaran Tours and Wild Horses of the Namib. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Luderitz: Aus (Aus Military Cemetery & Garub Pan). There's more to do: kick back and relax at Agate Beach and enjoy the sea views from Diaz Point.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Luderitz road trip app.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Luderitz is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Traveling from Amsterdam in April, you will find days in Luderitz are much warmer (29°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (16°C). You'll set off for Swakopmund on the 17th (Mon).
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Swakopmund, Namibia — 12 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Food Tours and Kristall Galerie. Change things up with these side-trips from Swakopmund: Zeila Shipwreck (in Hentiesbaai), Walvis Bay (Walvis Bay Waterfront, Photography Tours, &more) and Spitzkoppe (in Damaraland). Next up on the itinerary: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, stroll through Welwitschia Plains, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at German Evangelical Lutheran Church.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Swakopmund online day trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Luderitz to Swakopmund in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Etosha National Park.
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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Moringa Waterhole and Nakambale museum. When in Etosha National Park, make a side trip to see Lake Guinas in Tsumeb, approximately Tsumeb away. The adventure continues: make a trip to Okaukuejo waterhole and stroll through Etosha.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Etosha National Park trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Swakopmund to Etosha National Park. On the 3rd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Okavango Delta.
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Okavango Delta, Botswana — 3 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Khwai River Bridge and Khwai Concession. Spend the 4th (Thu) in the pleasant surroundings of NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust. Spend the 7th (Sun) in the pleasant surroundings of Moremi Wildlife Reserve.

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

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Etosha National Park to Okavango Delta. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Etosha National Park to Okavango Delta. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in May, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park.
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Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, Botswana — 3 nights

You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Baines Baobabs and Kubu Island. When in Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, make a side trip to see Planet Baobab in Gweta, approximately Gweta away.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Okavango Delta to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough 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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): stroll through Serondela Reserve and then stroll through Nogatsaa and Tchinga. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Savute Reserve.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Chobe National Park trip maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Makgadikgadi Pans National Park to Chobe National Park. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Victoria Falls.
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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Victoria Falls Snake Park and Scuba & Snorkeling. Spend the 15th (Mon) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and stop by Cultural Vibes Music Shop.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Victoria Falls trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.
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Namibia travel guide

4.2
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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