60 days in Namibia & Botswana Itinerary

60 days in Namibia & Botswana Itinerary

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Swakopmund, Namibia
— 6 nights
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Damaraland, Namibia
— 3 nights
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Khorixas, Namibia
— 4 nights
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Otjiwarongo, Namibia
— 4 nights
Drive to Eros, Fly to Luderitz
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Luderitz, Namibia
— 4 nights
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Windhoek, Namibia
— 7 nights
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Etosha National Park, Namibia
— 4 nights
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Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia
— 5 nights
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Sesriem, Namibia
— 4 nights
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Gaborone, Botswana
— 7 nights
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Ngamiland East, Botswana
— 4 nights
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Chobe National Park, Botswana
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Swakopmund, Namibia — 6 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Swakopmund: Walvis Bay (Walvis Bay Waterfront, Kayaking & Canoeing, &more) and Zeila Shipwreck (in Hentiesbaai). There's still lots to do: take in the waterfront at Swakopmund Jetty, push the limits with an extreme tour, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and observe the fascinating underwater world at National Marin Aquarium of Namibia.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Swakopmund trip planner.

London, UK to Swakopmund is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Swakopmund due to the time zone difference. While traveling from London, expect warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Swakopmund, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Damaraland.
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Damaraland, Namibia — 3 nights

Damaraland is known for sightseeing, trails, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the history behind Twyfelfontein, see the interesting displays at Damara Living Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Cross.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Damaraland itinerary planner.

Getting from Swakopmund to Damaraland by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Swakopmund in April, Damaraland is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Khorixas.
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Find places to stay Apr 8 — 11:

Khorixas, Namibia — 4 nights

Khorixas is a town of 6,000 inhabitants in southern Kunene Region, Namibia. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Khorixas: Kamanjab (Burnt Mountain, Otjikandero Himba Orphanage Village, &more). And it doesn't end there: take a peaceful walk through Petrified Forest, take an in-depth tour of Experience Darama Culture Museum, take in the dramatic natural features at Organ Pipes, and contemplate the waterfront views at Ugab River.

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

Drive from Damaraland to Khorixas in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can drive to Otjiwarongo.
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Otjiwarongo, Namibia — 4 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Otjiwarongo side-trips: Okonjima Game Reserve (in Waterberg Plateau Park), Namibia (SWA) Gemstones (in Outjo) and Mundulea Nature Reserve (in Otavi). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Africat.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Otjiwarongo trip tool.

You can drive from Khorixas to Otjiwarongo in 2.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Otjiwarongo are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Luderitz.
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Luderitz, Namibia — 4 nights

Lüderitz tourism centers around its well-preserved colonial Art Nouveau architecture and diverse wildlife.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Luderitz: Aus (Wild Horses of the Namib & Garub Pan). The adventure continues: see a world frozen in time at Kolmanskop Ghost Town, enjoy the sea views from Diaz Point, see the interesting displays at Luderitz Museum, and steep yourself in history at The Goerke House.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Luderitz trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Otjiwarongo to Luderitz by combination of car and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive. When traveling from Otjiwarongo in April, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Luderitz: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to fly to Windhoek.
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Windhoek, Namibia — 7 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.
Take a break from Windhoek with a short trip to Rhenish Mission Church in Otjimbingwe, about 2h 15 min away. Spend the 25th (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Christuskirche, play a few rounds at Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis, make a trip to Heroes Acre, and hunt for treasures at Namibia Craft Centre.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Windhoek trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Luderitz to Windhoek takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, daytime highs in Windhoek are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Nakambale museum in Ondangwa (about 1h 55 min away). There's more to do: don't miss a visit to Okaukuejo waterhole and tour the pleasant surroundings at Etosha.

To find where to stay and more tourist information, use the Etosha National Park trip itinerary maker tool.

Explore your travel options from Windhoek to Etosha National Park with the Route module. On the 4th (Mon), you'll travel to Namib-Naukluft Park.
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Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia — 5 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.
Explore Namib-Naukluft Park's surroundings by going to Tropic of Capricorn Sign (in Solitaire) and Gobabeb (Dorob National Park & Gobabeb Desert Research Station). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Kuiseb Pass, explore the striking landscape at Elim Dunes, admire nature's extreme beauty at Kuiseb River, and admire all the interesting features of Spreetshoogte Pass.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Namib-Naukluft Park trip maker app.

Explore your travel options from Etosha National Park to Namib-Naukluft Park with the Route module. In May in Namib-Naukluft Park, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Sesriem.
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Sesriem, Namibia — 4 nights

Sesriem is a small settlement located in the Namib Desert, in Namibia, close to the southern end of the Naukluft Mountains. Explore Sesriem's surroundings by going to Namib Carnivore Conservation Centre (in Solitaire) and Neuras Wine & Wildlife Estate (in Maltahohe). Spend the 10th (Sun) exploring nature at Namib-Naukluft National Park. The adventure continues: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Sesriem trip builder website.

Drive from Namib-Naukluft Park to Sesriem in 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car to Gaborone.
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Gaborone, Botswana — 7 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.
Go for a jaunt from Gaborone to Moremi Game Reserve to see Khwai Concession about 8h 45 min away. Spend the 14th (Thu) in the pleasant surroundings of Mokolodi Nature Reserve. Make the 20th (Wed) an awe-inspiring day at Khutse Game Reserve. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Gaborone, stop by Botswanacraft, buy something for everyone on your list at Airport Junction, and find something for the whole family at Lion Park Resort.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Gaborone using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sesriem to Gaborone takes 15.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central Africa Time (CAT) to Central Africa Time (CAT) is 1 hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to fly to Ngamiland East.
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Ngamiland East, Botswana — 4 nights

Ngamiland East, a sub-district of Botswana's North-East District, is all about the wildlife and safaris.
When in Ngamiland East, make a side trip to see Moremi Wildlife Reserve in Moremi Game Reserve, approximately Moremi Game Reserve away. Spend the 22nd (Fri) in the pleasant surroundings of NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust. Spend the 24th (Sun) exploring at Okavango River. There's still lots to do: look for gifts at Motsana Maun and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ngami.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Ngamiland East trip builder website.

Fly from Gaborone to Ngamiland East in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Gaborone in May, plan for a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Ngamiland East: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time 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.
Chobe National Park is known for parks, wildlife, and outdoors. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through CARACAL Biodiversity Center and don't miss a visit to Boab Prison Tree.

Plan a trip to Chobe National Park easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ngamiland East to Chobe National Park. On the 29th (Fri), you'll travel back home.
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Find places to stay May 25 — 29:

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

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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