22 days in Namibia, Botswana & Victoria Falls Itinerary

22 days in Namibia, Botswana & Victoria Falls Itinerary

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22 days in Namibia, Botswana & Victoria Falls Itinerary

Start: Auckland, New Zealand
Fly:  31​h
1
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Okavango Delta, Botswana
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  8​h 45​min
4
Swakopmund, Namibia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Damaraland, Namibia
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h
6
Etosha National Park, Namibia
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Windhoek, Namibia
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  1​h 45​min
8
Luderitz, Namibia
— 3 nights
Fly:  36​h
End: Auckland, New Zealand


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3
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.
Victoria Falls is known for nature, adventure, wildlife, zoos & aquariums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, get a taste of life in the country at Crocodile Park Victoria Falls, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Victoria Falls online tour planner .

Auckland, New Zealand to Victoria Falls is an approximately 31-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10 hours traveling from Auckland to Victoria Falls. While traveling from Auckland, expect much hotter days and about the same nights in Victoria Falls, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Chobe National Park.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Safaris
Helicopter Tours

2
nights
Chobe National Park, Botswana

Chobe National Park ©
On the 6th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Savute Reserve. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Seboba Nature and Recreational Park and then tour the pleasant surroundings at CARACAL Biodiversity Center.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Chobe National Park road trip planning site .

Explore your travel options from Victoria Falls to Chobe National Park with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Okavango Delta.

Things to do in Chobe National Park

Parks Wildlife
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Savute Reserve ©
Savute Reserve

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): stroll through NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Moremi Wildlife Reserve.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Okavango Delta day trip tool .

Explore your travel options from Chobe National Park to Okavango Delta with the Route module. August in Okavango Delta sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Okavango Delta

Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust
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Moremi Wildlife Reserve ©
Moremi Wildlife Reserve

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Swakopmund side-trips: Walvis Bay (Off-Road Tours & Kayaking & Canoeing). There's much more to do: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, stroll through Dune 7, look for gifts at Karakulia Weavers, and take in the waterfront at Swakopmund Jetty.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Swakopmund route maker tool .

Do a combination of flight and car from Okavango Delta to Swakopmund in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from Okavango Delta in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Swakopmund, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Damaraland.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Walvis Bay
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Safaris
Kayaking & Canoeing
Off-Road Tours

2
nights
Damaraland, Namibia

Damaraland ©
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): appreciate the history behind Twyfelfontein. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Brandberg Mountain.

Before you visit Damaraland, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Swakopmund to Damaraland takes 3 hours. Traveling from Swakopmund in August, things will get a bit warmer in Damaraland: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. On the 14th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Etosha National Park.

Things to do in Damaraland

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Brandberg Mountain ©
Brandberg Mountain
Twyfelfontein ©
Twyfelfontein

1
night
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 15th (Sat), stroll through Etosha and then make a trip to Okaukuejo waterhole.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Etosha National Park travel planning website .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Damaraland to Etosha National Park takes 7 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Windhoek.

Things to do in Etosha National Park

Wildlife Parks
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Etosha ©
Etosha

3
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: take in the spiritual surroundings of Christuskirche, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at NamibRand Nature Reserve, and see the interesting displays at National Museum of Namibia.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Windhoek day trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Etosha National Park to Windhoek takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In August, daily temperatures in Windhoek can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Luderitz.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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NamibRand Nature Reserve ©
NamibRand Nature Reserve
Christuskirche ©
Christuskirche
Safaris

3
nights
Luderitz, Namibia

Luderitz ©
Lüderitz tourism centers around its well-preserved colonial Art Nouveau architecture and diverse wildlife.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Diaz Point and then identify plant and animal life at Agate Beach. Keep things going the next day: see a world frozen in time at Kolmanskop Ghost Town and then pause for some serene contemplation at Felsenkirche.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Luderitz online tour planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Windhoek to Luderitz takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Windhoek in August, you will find days in Luderitz are a bit cooler (23°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Luderitz

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
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Kolmanskop Ghost Town ©
Kolmanskop Ghost Town
Diaz Point ©
Diaz Point
Felsenkirche ©
Felsenkirche

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