37 days in Namibia, Botswana & Victoria Falls Itinerary

37 days in Namibia, Botswana & Victoria Falls Itinerary

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Windhoek, Namibia
— 3 nights
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Otjiwarongo, Namibia
— 2 nights
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Swakopmund, Namibia
— 5 nights
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Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia
— 4 nights
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Etosha National Park, Namibia
— 2 nights
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Epupa, Namibia
— 2 nights
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Ngamiland East, Botswana
— 5 nights
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Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, Botswana
— 1 night
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Nxai Pan National Park, Botswana
— 1 night
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Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 4 nights
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 7 nights
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Windhoek, Namibia — 3 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 Safaris and Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis. Explore hidden gems such as NamibRand Nature Reserve and National Museum of Namibia. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Daan Viljoen Nature Reserve, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Christuskirche, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Naute Kristall Cellar and Destillery.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Windhoek trip itinerary tool.

If you are flying in from South Korea, the closest major aiport is Hosea Kutako International Airport. In April, daytime highs in Windhoek are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Otjiwarongo.
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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 12th (Wed): look for gifts at Namibia (SWA) Gemstones and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Africat. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah Conservation Fund and then tour the pleasant surroundings at REST - Rare & Endangered Species Trust.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Otjiwarongo travel planner.

You can drive from Windhoek to Otjiwarongo in 3 hours. In April, daytime highs in Otjiwarongo are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Long Beach Leisure Park and Moon Landscape. Take a break from the city and head to Photography Tours and Safaris. Venture out of the city with trips to Walvis Bay (Kayaking & Canoeing & Flamingo lagoon). The adventure continues: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, look for gifts at Kristall Galerie, browse the different shops at Platz Am Meer, and see the interesting displays at Swakopmund Museum.

For other places to visit and other tourist information, read our Swakopmund route planner.

You can drive from Otjiwarongo to Swakopmund in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. April in Swakopmund sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Namib-Naukluft Park.
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Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia — 4 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 Spreetshoogte Pass and Big Daddy Dune will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Kuiseb Pass and Tropic of Capricorn Sign.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Namib-Naukluft Park journey maker site.

You can drive from Swakopmund to Namib-Naukluft Park in 1.5 hours. April in Namib-Naukluft Park sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll travel to Etosha National Park.
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Etosha National Park, Namibia — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): stroll through Etosha and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Moringa Waterhole. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Okaukuejo waterhole.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Etosha National Park road trip planning website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Namib-Naukluft Park to Etosha National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Epupa.
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Epupa, Namibia — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Epupa Falls.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Epupa road trip app.

Explore your travel options from Etosha National Park to Epupa with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Ngamiland East.
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Ngamiland East, Botswana — 5 nights

Ngamiland East, a sub-district of Botswana's North-East District, is all about the wildlife and safaris.
Visiting NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust and Khwai Concession will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Safari Specialists and Motsana Maun. Step out of Ngamiland East to go to Moremi Game Reserve and see Moremi Wildlife Reserve, which is approximately 58 minutes away. There's more to do: take an exotic tour of Temogo Safari.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Ngamiland East trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Epupa to Ngamiland East. The time zone difference moving from Central Africa Time (CAT) to Central Africa Time (CAT) is 1 hour. In April, daily temperatures in Ngamiland East can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park.
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Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, Botswana — 1 night

On the 2nd (Tue), stroll through Makgadikgadi Pans National Park.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park sightseeing planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ngamiland East to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Nxai Pan National Park.
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Nxai Pan National Park, Botswana — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Baines Baobabs.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Nxai Pan National Park holiday builder tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Makgadikgadi Pans National Park to Nxai Pan National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) 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.
Escape the urban bustle at 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: stroll through Nogatsaa and Tchinga.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Chobe National Park day trip website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Nxai Pan National Park to Chobe National Park. On the 7th (Sun), you're off 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.
Get in touch with nature at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park and Safaris. Explore hidden gems such as Scuba & Snorkeling and Crocodile Park Victoria Falls. There's lots more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the views from Victoria Falls Bridge, buy something for everyone on your list at Elephant's Walk Shopping and Artist's Village, and stroll through The Big Tree.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Victoria Falls travel route site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls. In May in Victoria Falls, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough 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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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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