22 days in Botswana, Namibia & Victoria Falls Itinerary

22 days in Botswana, Namibia & Victoria Falls Itinerary

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22 days in Botswana, Namibia & Victoria Falls Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  27​h 30​min
1
Windhoek, Namibia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Solitaire, Namibia
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Sesriem, Namibia
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Swakopmund, Namibia
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 15​min
5
Etosha National Park, Namibia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Waterberg Plateau Park, Namibia
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
7
Windhoek, Namibia
— Few hours
Fly:  6​h
8
Okavango Delta, Botswana
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
9
Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
10
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 2 nights
Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Toronto, Canada

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Geological Survey Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Katutura Township, examine the collection at Owela Museum, then get curious at Geological Survey Museum, then hunt for treasures at Namibia Craft Centre, and finally look for gifts at The Diamond Works.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Windhoek trip itinerary planning website .

Toronto, Canada to Windhoek is an approximately 30-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Toronto to Windhoek. When traveling from Toronto in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Windhoek: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Solitaire.

Things to do in Windhoek

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Owela Museum ©
Owela Museum
Katutura Township ©
Katutura Township
Geological Survey Museum ©
Geological Survey Museum

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Solitaire, Namibia

Solitaire
Solitaire is a small settlement in the Khomas Region of central Namibia near the Namib-Naukluft National Park. To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Solitaire trip planner .

Traveling by car from Windhoek to Solitaire takes 6.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Sesriem.

Things to do in Solitaire

Parks Wildlife
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Sesriem, Namibia

Sesriem ©
Sesriem is a small settlement located in the Namib Desert, in Namibia, close to the southern end of the Naukluft Mountains. You've added Big Daddy Dune, Neuras Wine & Wildlife Estate, Hidden Vlei, and other attractions to your itinerary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, take in the dramatic natural features at Elim Dunes, and then learn about winemaking at Neuras Wine & Wildlife Estate.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Sesriem route builder .

Getting from Solitaire to Sesriem by car takes about 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Sesriem

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Namib-Naukluft Park, Neuras Wine & Wildlife Estate
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Sossusvlei ©
Sossusvlei
Hidden Vlei ©
Hidden Vlei
Balloon Rides

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Swakopmund, Namibia

Swakopmund ©
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.
Desert Explorers has been added to your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to Zeila Shipwreck and Karakulia Weavers. Change things up with a short trip to Kayaking & Canoeing in Walvis Bay (about 40 minutes away). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, take a leisurely stroll along Swakopmund Jetty, enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach Leisure Park, and examine the collection at Swakopmund Museum.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Swakopmund travel route planner.

Drive from Sesriem to Swakopmund in 11 hours. May in Swakopmund sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Etosha National Park.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Walvis Bay, Zeila Shipwreck
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Long Beach Leisure Park ©
Long Beach Leisure Park
Safaris
Desert Explorers ©
Desert Explorers

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Okaukuejo waterhole. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Etosha Pan.

For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Etosha National Park trip planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Swakopmund to Etosha National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle; or do a combination of car and shuttle. You'll set off for Waterberg Plateau Park on the 29th (Wed).

Things to do in Etosha National Park

Parks Wildlife
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Etosha ©
Etosha

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Waterberg Plateau Park, Namibia

Waterberg Plateau Park ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mundulea Nature Reserve. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): stroll through Okonjima Game Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Mundulea Nature Reserve.

Find out how to plan Waterberg Plateau Park trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Explore your travel options from Etosha National Park to Waterberg Plateau Park with the Route module. In May, daytime highs in Waterberg Plateau Park are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Windhoek.

Things to do in Waterberg Plateau Park

Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Mundulea Nature Reserve
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Okonjima Game Reserve ©
Okonjima Game Reserve

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Windhoek, Namibia

Windhoek ©
For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Windhoek holiday planner .

Drive from Waterberg Plateau Park to Windhoek in 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Okavango Delta.

Things to do in Windhoek

Shopping
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The Grove Mall of Namibia ©
The Grove Mall of Namibia

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Okavango Delta, Botswana

Okavango Delta ©
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.
On the 31st (Fri), stroll through Moremi Wildlife Reserve.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Okavango Delta holiday planning site .

You can fly from Windhoek to Okavango Delta in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Okavango Delta sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Chobe National Park.

Things to do in Okavango Delta

Parks Wildlife
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Moremi Wildlife Reserve ©
Moremi Wildlife Reserve

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Chobe National Park, Botswana

Chobe National Park ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Wild Africa Safaris, Chobe River Boat Cruises and Lucky Adventure Safaris.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Chobe National Park trip itinerary builder website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Okavango Delta to Chobe National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Chobe National Park

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Nogatsaa and Tchinga ©
Nogatsaa and Tchinga
Serondela Reserve ©
Serondela Reserve
Wild Africa Safaris ©
Wild Africa Safaris

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes River Rafting & Tubing as well as Zambezi Explorer. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): snap pictures at Victoria Falls Bridge, get a new perspective on things with Zambezi Explorer, and then see the world from above with a helicopter tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Thu): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, then browse the different shops at Elephant's Walk Shopping and Artist's Village, and then explore the striking landscape of Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Victoria Falls day trip site .

You can take a shuttle from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls in 4 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Victoria Falls can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours Outdoors Nature
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Helicopter Tours
Victoria Falls Bridge ©
Victoria Falls Bridge

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