57 days in Namibia, Okavango Delta & Gaborone Itinerary

57 days in Namibia, Okavango Delta & Gaborone Itinerary

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Fly to Walvis Bay Airport, Drive to Namib-Naukluft Park
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Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia
— 3 nights
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Swakopmund, Namibia
— 5 nights
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Omaruru, Namibia
— 2 nights
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Etosha National Park, Namibia
— 2 nights
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Otjiwarongo, Namibia
— 1 night
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Windhoek, Namibia
— 4 nights
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Okavango Delta, Botswana
— 1 night
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Gaborone, Botswana
— 37 nights
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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Sesriem Canyon and Gobabeb Desert Research Station. Change things up with a short trip to Tropic of Capricorn Sign in Solitaire (about 1h 25 min away). Next up on the itinerary: explore the fascinating landscape at Big Daddy Dune.

To see ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Namib-Naukluft Park day trip planning app.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Namib-Naukluft Park is an approximately 21-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Amsterdam in February, expect Namib-Naukluft Park to be warmer, temps between 28°C and 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (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.
Popular historic sites such as Zeila Shipwreck and German Evangelical Lutheran Church are in your itinerary. Get outdoors at Safaris and Kayaking & Canoeing. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Swakopmund: Walvis Bay (Flamingo lagoon & Off-Road Tours). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Swakopmund Museum, look for gifts at Die Muschel, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and stroll through Dune 7.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Swakopmund itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Namib-Naukluft Park to Swakopmund takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in February, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to 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 12th (Sun), relax and rejuvenate at Bambu Wellness Boutique and then stop by Tikoloshe Afrika. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): do a tasting at Kristall Kellerei and then do a tasting at Erongo Mountain Winery.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Omaruru road trip site.

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 13th (Mon) to allow time to 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 14th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Moringa Waterhole and then don't miss a visit to Okaukuejo waterhole. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Etosha.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Etosha National Park online day trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Omaruru to Etosha National Park with the Route module. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Otjiwarongo.
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Otjiwarongo, Namibia — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah Conservation Fund and then stroll through REST - Rare & Endangered Species Trust.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Otjiwarongo trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Etosha National Park to Otjiwarongo with the Route module. In February, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time 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.
Appreciate the collections at National Museum of Namibia and Trans-Namib Railroad Museum. Get outdoors at Safaris and Daan Viljoen Nature Reserve. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Christuskirche, stroll through NamibRand Nature Reserve, and don't miss a visit to Gibeon Meteorites.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Windhoek trip builder site.

Getting from Otjiwarongo to Windhoek by car takes about 3 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Windhoek can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Okavango Delta.
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Okavango Delta, Botswana — 1 night

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.
Keep things going the next day: stroll through NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Okavango Delta day trip planning website.

You can fly from Windhoek to Okavango Delta in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of shuttle and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Windhoek to Okavango Delta due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Windhoek in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Okavango Delta, with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Gaborone.
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Gaborone, Botswana — 37 nights

Planned as the capital after Botswana gained independence in the 1960s, Gaborone quickly transformed into a bustling city and the country's commercial center.
ISKCON Gaborone and Trinity Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at Maroon Tours & Safaris and Mokolodi Nature Reserve. Make the 27th (Mon) an awe-inspiring day at Khutse Game Reserve. Pack the 4th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Lion Park Resort. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ the King Cathedral, stroll through Crocodile Pools River Safaris, see the interesting displays at National Museum, and get great views at Kgale Hill.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Gaborone travel route planning website.

Getting from Okavango Delta to Gaborone by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. When traveling from Okavango Delta in February, plan for colder days in Gaborone, with highs around 20°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 20°C. You will leave for home on the 30th (Thu).
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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

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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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