17 days in Namibia & Botswana Itinerary

17 days in Namibia & Botswana Itinerary

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Windhoek, Namibia
— 4 nights
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Walvis Bay, Namibia
— 1 night
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Omaruru, Namibia
— 1 day
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Tsumeb, Namibia
— 2 nights
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Ngamiland East, Botswana
— 3 nights
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Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, Botswana
— 4 nights

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Windhoek, Namibia

Windhoek ©
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Trans-Namib Railroad Museum and Cuno Hoffmeister Memorial Observatory. Museum-lovers will get to explore Owela Museum and Pure & Simple Art Gallery. There's much more to do: stop by Wecke & Voigts, play a few rounds at Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis, tour the pleasant surroundings at Avis Dam Nature Reserve, and have some family-friendly fun at Archer's Land.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Windhoek tour planner.

Cape Town, South Africa to Windhoek is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cape Town to Windhoek, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Cape Town in January, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Windhoek: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Walvis Bay.

Things to do in Windhoek

Museums · Fun & Games · Shopping · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 24 — 28:
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Owela Museum ©
Owela Museum
Trans-Namib Railroad Museum ©
Trans-Namib Railroad Museum
Geological Survey Museum ©
Geological Survey Museum

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Walvis Bay, Namibia

Walvis Bay ©
A pleasant port city, Walvis Bay offers tourists a variety of urban entertainment options that complement its many natural attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach Leisure Park and then stroll through Dune 7.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Walvis Bay itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Windhoek to Walvis Bay in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. While traveling from Windhoek, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Walvis Bay, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Omaruru.

Things to do in Walvis Bay

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 28 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Long Beach Leisure Park ©
Long Beach Leisure Park
Dune 7 ©
Dune 7

1
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Omaruru, Namibia

Omaruru ©
Omaruru is a city and constituency in the Erongo Region of Namibia. Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): learn about winemaking at Erongo Mountain Winery, then learn about winemaking at Kristall Kellerei, and then view the masterpieces at Tikoloshe Afrika.

Start your trip to Omaruru by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Walvis Bay to Omaruru takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and car. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can go by car to Tsumeb.

Things to do in Omaruru

Wineries · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 29 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Kristall Kellerei ©
Kristall Kellerei
Erongo Mountain Winery ©
Erongo Mountain Winery
Tikoloshe Afrika ©
Tikoloshe Afrika

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Tsumeb, Namibia

Tsumeb ©
Tsumeb is a city of 15,000 inhabitants and the largest town in Oshikoto region in northern Namibia. Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): learn about all things military at Tsumeb Museum, then make a trip to Helvi Mpingana Kondombolo Cultural Village, and then admire all the interesting features of Hoba Meteorite. On the next day, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Guinas and then explore the activities along Otjikoto Lake.

For more things to do and more tourist information, go to the Tsumeb trip planner.

Traveling by car from Omaruru to Tsumeb takes 3 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Ngamiland East.

Things to do in Tsumeb

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 1:
Highlights from your plan
Tsumeb Museum ©
Tsumeb Museum
Otjikoto Lake ©
Otjikoto Lake
Lake Guinas ©
Lake Guinas

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Ngamiland East, Botswana

Ngamiland East ©
Ngamiland East, a sub-district of Botswana's North-East District, is all about the wildlife and safaris.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Khwai Concession and Motsana Maun. Spend the 3rd (Mon) exploring at Okavango River. There's more to do: explore the activities along Lake Ngami.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Ngamiland East travel app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Tsumeb to Ngamiland East. The time zone difference moving from Central Africa Time (CAT) to Central Africa Time (CAT) is 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Tsumeb in February since evenings lows in Ngamiland East dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park.

Things to do in Ngamiland East

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 1 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Okavango River ©
Okavango River
Lake Ngami ©
Lake Ngami

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Makgadikgadi Pans National Park ©
Explore hidden gems such as Baines Baobabs and Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. Spend the 8th (Sat) among the memorable landscape of Kubu Island.

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Explore your travel options from Ngamiland East to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park with the Route module. On the 9th (Sun), you're off to home.

Things to do in Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 5 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Baines Baobabs ©
Baines Baobabs
Makgadikgadi Pans National Park ©
Makgadikgadi Pans National Park
Kubu Island ©
Kubu Island

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