20 days in Namibia, Botswana & Victoria Falls Itinerary

20 days in Namibia, Botswana & Victoria Falls Itinerary

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Windhoek, Namibia
— 1 night
2
Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia
— 2 nights
3
Swakopmund, Namibia
— 2 nights
4
Omaruru, Namibia
— 2 nights
5
Etosha National Park, Namibia
— 2 nights
6
Rundu, Namibia
— 1 night
7
Divundu, Namibia
— 2 nights
8
Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 3 nights
9
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 2 nights

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): tee off at Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Windhoek vacation builder.

Zurich, Switzerland to Windhoek is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Zurich in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Windhoek, with lows of °C. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Namib-Naukluft Park.

Things to do in Windhoek

Outdoors Golf
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Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis ©
Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis

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nights
Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia

Namib-Naukluft Park ©
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 Kuiseb Pass and Spreetshoogte Pass. Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Sesriem Canyon.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Namib-Naukluft Park road trip planner.

Getting from Windhoek to Namib-Naukluft Park by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train. Traveling from Windhoek in August, expect nights in Namib-Naukluft Park to be about the same, around °C, while days are little chillier, around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to drive to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Namib-Naukluft Park

Outdoors Scenic Drive Nature

Side Trip

Kuiseb Pass
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Kuiseb Pass ©
Kuiseb Pass
Spreetshoogte Pass ©
Spreetshoogte Pass

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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.
To find ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Swakopmund trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Namib-Naukluft Park to Swakopmund takes 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Swakopmund can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Fri) before leaving for Omaruru.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Safaris
German Evangelical Lutheran Church ©
German Evangelical Lutheran Church
Kristall Galerie ©
Kristall Galerie

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nights
Omaruru, Namibia

Omaruru ©
Omaruru is a city and constituency in the Erongo Region of Namibia. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): view the masterpieces at Tikoloshe Afrika.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Omaruru trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Swakopmund to Omaruru in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and car. On the 30th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Etosha National Park.

Things to do in Omaruru

Museums Shopping
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Tikoloshe Afrika ©
Tikoloshe Afrika

2
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.
On the 31st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Okaukuejo waterhole and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Etosha.

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You can do a combination of car, train, and shuttle from Omaruru to Etosha National Park in 17.5 hours. On the 1st (Tue), you'll travel to Rundu.

Things to do in Etosha National Park

Wildlife Parks
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Etosha ©
Etosha

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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. To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Rundu online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Etosha National Park to Rundu by flight takes about 11 hours. In September in Rundu, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. On the 2nd (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Divundu.

Things to do in Rundu

Museums Shopping
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Divundu, Namibia

Divundu ©
Divundu is a village on the south-eastern banks of the Okavango River in the Kavango East Region, Namibia, east of Rundu. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): admire the sheer force of Popa Falls. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Buffalo Core Area.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Divundu trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Rundu to Divundu in 2.5 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Fri) before leaving for Chobe National Park.

Things to do in Divundu

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Buffalo Core Area
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Buffalo Core Area ©
Buffalo Core Area
Popa Falls ©
Popa Falls

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nights
Chobe National Park, Botswana

Chobe National Park ©
A trip to Chobe National Park awakens the naturalist in every traveler and opens numerous possibilities for adventure.
Get outdoors at CARACAL Biodiversity Center and Savute Reserve. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Serondela Reserve and Linyanti River. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Nogatsaa and Tchinga and stroll around Seboba Nature and Recreational Park.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Chobe National Park online trip itinerary maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Divundu to Chobe National Park. The time zone difference moving from Central Africa Time (CAT) to Central Africa Time (CAT) is 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Chobe National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Serondela Reserve ©
Serondela Reserve
Savute Reserve ©
Savute Reserve
Nogatsaa and Tchinga ©
Nogatsaa and Tchinga

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nights
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.
On your second day here, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, explore the galleries of Prime Art Gallery, thenget to know the resident critters at Victoria Falls Snake Park, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Victoria Falls trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls. In September, daytime highs in Victoria Falls are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. On the 9th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours Parks Nature
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Zipline
Helicopter Tours

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