22 days in Namibia & Botswana Itinerary

22 days in Namibia & Botswana Itinerary

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22 days in Namibia & Botswana Itinerary

Start: Doha, Qatar
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Swakopmund, Namibia
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Damaraland, Namibia
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Windhoek, Namibia
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Ngamiland East, Botswana
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  21​h 15​min
End: Doha, Qatar

4
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Swakopmund: Walvis Bay (Dolphin & Whale Watching, Off-Road Tours, & more). And it doesn't end there: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, examine the collection at Swakopmund Museum, stroll through Dune 7, and stop by Die Muschel.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Swakopmund trip planner.

Doha, Qatar to Swakopmund is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Doha to Swakopmund. December in Swakopmund sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can go by car to Damaraland.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Walvis Bay
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 19:
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Safaris
Off-Road Tours
Kayaking & Canoeing

2
nights
Damaraland, Namibia

Damaraland ©
On the 20th (Fri), pause for some photo ops at Twyfelfontein. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Spitzkoppe.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Damaraland online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Swakopmund to Damaraland takes 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Windhoek.

Things to do in Damaraland

Trails Parks Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 21:
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Twyfelfontein ©
Twyfelfontein
Spitzkoppe ©
Spitzkoppe

6
nights
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.
Windhoek is known for historic sites, museums, parks, shopping, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Deadvlei, see the interesting displays at National Museum of Namibia, hunt for treasures at Namibia Craft Centre, and take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Windhoek trip itinerary builder website .

Do a combination of car and flight from Damaraland to Windhoek in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, daily temperatures in Windhoek can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Chobe National Park.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Fish River Canyon Nationalpark, Deadvlei
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 27:
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Deadvlei ©
Deadvlei
Christuskirche ©
Christuskirche
NamibRand Nature Reserve ©
NamibRand Nature Reserve

3
nights
Chobe National Park, Botswana

Chobe National Park ©
Chobe National Park is known for parks, wildlife, outdoors, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Savute Reserve and walk around Seboba Nature and Recreational Park.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Chobe National Park trip maker tool .

Fly from Windhoek to Chobe National Park in 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to fly to Ngamiland East.

Things to do in Chobe National Park

Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 30:
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Savute Reserve ©
Savute Reserve
Nogatsaa and Tchinga ©
Nogatsaa and Tchinga
Serondela Reserve ©
Serondela Reserve

4
nights
Ngamiland East, Botswana

Ngamiland East ©
Go for a jaunt from Ngamiland East to Moremi Game Reserve to see Moremi Wildlife Reserve about 1h 05 min away. Spend the 31st (Tue) in the pleasant surroundings of NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust. Spend the 2nd (Thu) exploring at Okavango River.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Ngamiland East trip maker website .

Fly from Chobe National Park to Ngamiland East in 4 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Ngamiland East can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ngamiland East

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Moremi Wildlife Reserve
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 3:
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Moremi Wildlife Reserve ©
Moremi Wildlife Reserve
Okavango River ©
Okavango River

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