9 days in Botswana & Namibia Itinerary

9 days in Botswana & Namibia Itinerary

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Fly to Maun Airport, Drive to Okavango Delta
Okavango Delta, Botswana
— 3 nights
Etosha National Park, Namibia
— 1 night
Damaraland, Namibia
— 1 night
Walvis Bay, Namibia
— 1 night


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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): stroll through NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): stroll through Moremi Wildlife Reserve.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Okavango Delta trip itinerary maker app.

Seattle, USA to Okavango Delta is an approximately 34-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Seattle to Okavango Delta. Traveling from Seattle in May, expect nights in Okavango Delta to be about the same, around 54°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 83°F. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll travel to Etosha National Park.
Parks · Wildlife
Side Trip
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Etosha National Park, Namibia — 1 night

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.
On the 24th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Etosha and then make a trip to Okaukuejo waterhole.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Etosha National Park trip planning tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Okavango Delta to Etosha National Park. Traveling from Okavango Delta to Etosha National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Damaraland.
Parks · Wildlife
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Damaraland, Namibia — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Twyfelfontein.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Etosha National Park to Damaraland. In May, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Walvis Bay.
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Walvis Bay, Namibia — 1 night

A pleasant port city, Walvis Bay offers tourists a variety of urban entertainment options that complement its many natural attractions.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): take in the views from Swakopmund Jetty and then see Off-Road Tours.

To find maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Walvis Bay travel planner.

Drive from Damaraland to Walvis Bay in 6.5 hours. While traveling from Damaraland, expect somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Walvis Bay, ranging from highs of 78°F to lows of 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Tours · Outdoors
Side Trip
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Botswana travel guide

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.

Namibia travel guide

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.