18 days in Namibia, Chobe National Park & Victoria Falls Itinerary

18 days in Namibia, Chobe National Park & Victoria Falls Itinerary

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18 days in Namibia, Chobe National Park & Victoria Falls Itinerary

Start: Regina, Canada
Fly:  34​h
1
Windhoek, Namibia
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Swakopmund, Namibia
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Uis, Namibia
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Khorixas, Namibia
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
5
Etosha National Park, Namibia
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
6
Rundu, Namibia
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
7
Katima Mulilo, Namibia
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
8
Chobe National Park, Botswana
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h
9
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 1 night
Fly:  32​h
End: Regina, Canada

1
night
Windhoek, Namibia

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then admire the landmark architecture of Christuskirche, and then stop by Herrle & Herma Jewellers.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Windhoek online trip builder .

Regina, Canada to Windhoek is an approximately 34-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Regina to Windhoek. Traveling from Regina in April, expect Windhoek to be much warmer, temps between 31°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Safaris
Christuskirche ©
Christuskirche

2
nights
Swakopmund, Namibia

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Swakopmund Museum, take in the views from Swakopmund Jetty, then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and finally look for gifts at Karakulia Weavers. Keep things going the next day: take in the waterfront at Walvis Bay Waterfront and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

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You can do a combination of flight and car from Windhoek to Swakopmund in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car. April in Swakopmund sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Uis.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Walvis Bay
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Safaris
Kayaking & Canoeing

1
night
Uis, Namibia

Uis ©
Uis is a settlement located in Erongo Region, Namibia. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Messum Crater.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Uis trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Swakopmund to Uis takes 5 hours. Traveling from Swakopmund in April, plan for a bit warmer nights in Uis, with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Khorixas.

Things to do in Uis

Nature Parks
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Messum Crater ©
Messum Crater

1
night
Khorixas, Namibia

Khorixas ©
Khorixas is a town of 6,000 inhabitants in southern Kunene Region, Namibia. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Experience Darama Culture Museum and then explore the activities along Ugab River. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Burnt Mountain, take in the dramatic natural features at Organ Pipes, and then take a peaceful walk through Petrified Forest.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Khorixas attractions planner.

Getting from Uis to Khorixas by car takes about 4.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Etosha National Park.

Things to do in Khorixas

Nature Parks Museums
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Petrified Forest ©
Petrified Forest
Organ Pipes ©
Organ Pipes
Burnt Mountain ©
Burnt Mountain

3
nights
Etosha National Park, Namibia

Etosha National Park ©
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.
Go for a jaunt from Etosha National Park to Ondangwa to see Nakambale museum about 1h 50 min away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Okaukuejo waterhole and tour the pleasant surroundings at Etosha.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Etosha National Park itinerary planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Khorixas to Etosha National Park. You'll set off for Rundu on the 24th (Fri).

Things to do in Etosha National Park

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nakambale museum
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Etosha ©
Etosha
Nakambale museum ©
Nakambale museum

1
night
Rundu, Namibia

Rundu ©
Rundu is the capital of the Kavango-East Region, northern Namibia, on the border with Angola on the banks of the Kavango River about 1000m above sea level. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): stop by FAWENA Kavango Basket Shop and then take an in-depth tour of Mbunza Living Museum.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Rundu online driving holiday planner .

You can fly from Etosha National Park to Rundu in 9.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in April, and nighttime lows around 20°C. On the 25th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Katima Mulilo.

Things to do in Rundu

Museums Shopping
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Mbunza Living Museum ©
Mbunza Living Museum

2
nights
Katima Mulilo, Namibia

Katima Mulilo ©
Katima Mulilo is a town situated in the Caprivi strip and is the capital of the Zambezi Region, Namibia's far northeast extension into central Southern Africa. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): step off the mainland to explore Impalila Island.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Katima Mulilo online travel planner .

Traveling by flight from Rundu to Katima Mulilo takes 4 hours. On the 27th (Mon), you'll travel to Chobe National Park.

Things to do in Katima Mulilo

Nature Parks
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Impalila Island ©
Impalila Island

few
hours
Chobe National Park, Botswana

Chobe National Park
On the 18th (Sat), stroll through Savute Reserve. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Serondela Reserve and then stroll through Nogatsaa and Tchinga.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Chobe National Park tour website .

You can take a shuttle from Victoria Falls to Chobe National Park in 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Katima Mulilo.

Things to do in Chobe National Park

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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1
night
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): take in the views from Victoria Falls Bridge, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, and then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour. On the 29th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Victoria Falls trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls by shuttle takes about 4 hours. April in Victoria Falls sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Safaris
Victoria Falls Bridge ©
Victoria Falls Bridge

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