25 days in Namibia, Botswana & Victoria Falls Itinerary

25 days in Namibia, Botswana & Victoria Falls Itinerary

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25 days in Namibia, Botswana & Victoria Falls Itinerary

Start: Auckland, New Zealand
Fly:  31​h
1
Windhoek, Namibia
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  1​h 45​min
2
Luderitz, Namibia
— 3 nights
Drive:  16​h 15​min
3
Swakopmund, Namibia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Damaraland, Namibia
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h
5
Etosha National Park, Namibia
— 2 nights
Drive:  11​h 30​min
6
Okavango Delta, Botswana
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
8
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 3 nights
Fly:  31​h
End: Auckland, New Zealand


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2
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.
You've now added Fish River Canyon Nationalpark to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Christuskirche, then hunt for treasures at Namibia Craft Centre, then explore the stunning scenery at Fish River Canyon Nationalpark, and finally see the interesting displays at Trans-Namib Railroad Museum. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at NamibRand Nature Reserve and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Windhoek tour builder tool .

Auckland, New Zealand to Windhoek is an approximately 31-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Auckland to Windhoek is minus 10 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Auckland in July: highs in Windhoek hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Luderitz.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trip

Fish River Canyon Nationalpark
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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sossusvlei. On the 3rd (Mon), admire nature's extreme beauty at Sossusvlei and then enjoy the sand and surf at Agate Beach. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Kolmanskop Ghost Town and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Felsenkirche.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Luderitz trip planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Windhoek to Luderitz takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Windhoek in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Luderitz: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can go by car to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Luderitz

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Sossusvlei
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Sossusvlei ©
Sossusvlei
Kolmanskop Ghost Town ©
Kolmanskop Ghost Town
Felsenkirche ©
Felsenkirche

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Swakopmund: Walvis Bay (Off-Road Tours & Kayaking & Canoeing). There's much more to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dune 7, stop by Karakulia Weavers, and take in the waterfront at Swakopmund Jetty.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Swakopmund trip planner .

You can drive from Luderitz to Swakopmund in 16.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. August in Swakopmund sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can 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

4
nights
Damaraland, Namibia

Damaraland ©
Get out of town with these interesting Damaraland side-trips: Burnt Mountain (in Khorixas) and Messum Crater (in Uis).

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Damaraland trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Swakopmund to Damaraland takes 3 hours. In August, Damaraland is somewhat warmer than Swakopmund - with highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C. On the 12th (Wed), you're off toEtosha National Park.

Things to do in Damaraland

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Burnt Mountain, Messum Crater
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Spitzkoppe ©
Spitzkoppe
Twyfelfontein ©
Twyfelfontein
Damara Living Museum ©
Damara Living Museum

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): stroll through Etosha and then make a trip to Okaukuejo waterhole.

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

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Damaraland to Etosha National Park takes 7 hours. On the 14th (Fri), you're off toOkavango Delta.

Things to do in Etosha National Park

Parks Wildlife
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Etosha ©
Etosha

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.
On the 15th (Sat), stroll through NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Moremi Wildlife Reserve.

Make your Okavango Delta itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Etosha National Park to Okavango Delta. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Chobe National Park.

Things to do in Okavango Delta

Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Chobe National Park, Botswana

Chobe National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Savute Reserve. Keep things going the next day: walk around Seboba Nature and Recreational Park and then stroll through CARACAL Biodiversity Center.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Chobe National Park trip itinerary planning website .

Explore your travel options from Okavango Delta to Chobe National Park with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Chobe National Park

Parks Wildlife
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Savute Reserve ©
Savute Reserve

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: admire the sheer force of Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, stroll through Siduli Hide, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Victoria Falls trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Chobe National Park to Victoria Falls with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Safaris
Helicopter Tours

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