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
— 5 nights
shuttle:  4​h
2
Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Okavango Delta, Botswana
— 1 night
Drive:  13​h
4
Sesriem, Namibia
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
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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5
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 the 21st (Tue), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, get a taste of life in the country at Crocodile Park Victoria Falls, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and snap pictures at Victoria Falls Bridge.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Victoria Falls online day trip 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. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time to Central African Time is minus 10 hours. When traveling from Auckland in July, plan for warmer days and little chillier nights in Victoria Falls: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Chobe National Park.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Safaris
Zipline

3
nights
Chobe National Park, Botswana

Chobe National Park ©
Chobe National Park is known for parks, wildlife, outdoors, nature, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Savute Reserve and stroll around Seboba Nature and Recreational Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Chobe National Park sightseeing planner.

Getting from Victoria Falls to Chobe National Park by shuttle takes about 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Okavango Delta.

Things to do in Chobe National Park

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

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Moremi Wildlife Reserve.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Okavango Delta journey builder .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Chobe National Park to Okavango Delta. In July in Okavango Delta, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sesriem.

Things to do in Okavango Delta

Parks Wildlife
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Moremi Wildlife Reserve ©
Moremi Wildlife Reserve

1
night
Sesriem, Namibia

Sesriem
Sesriem is a small settlement located in the Namib Desert, in Namibia, close to the southern end of the Naukluft Mountains. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): soar above the sights with a balloon tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire nature's extreme beauty at Namib-Naukluft National Park.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Sesriem online itinerary planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Okavango Delta to Sesriem. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Namib-Naukluft Park.

Things to do in Sesriem

Parks Nature Tours
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Namib-Naukluft National Park
Namib-Naukluft National Park
Balloon Rides

1
night
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.
On the 28th (Tue), cruise along Spreetshoogte Pass.

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Namib-Naukluft Park planning tool .

Traveling by car from Sesriem to Namib-Naukluft Park takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Etosha National Park.

Things to do in Namib-Naukluft Park

Scenic Drive Outdoors
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Spreetshoogte Pass ©
Spreetshoogte Pass

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): stroll through Etosha Pan and then make a trip to Okaukuejo waterhole.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Etosha National Park attractions app .

Traveling by flight from Namib-Naukluft Park to Etosha National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or do a combination of car, train, and shuttle. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Windhoek.

Things to do in Etosha National Park

Parks Wildlife
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Etosha ©
Etosha

3
nights
Windhoek, Namibia

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 museums, parks, wildlife, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, examine the collection at National Museum of Namibia, tee off at Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis, and tour the pleasant surroundings at NamibRand Nature Reserve.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Windhoek tour builder tool .

Fly from Etosha National Park to Windhoek in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In July, daytime highs in Windhoek are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Luderitz.

Things to do in Windhoek

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

3
nights
Luderitz, Namibia

Luderitz ©
Lüderitz tourism centers around its well-preserved colonial Art Nouveau architecture and diverse wildlife.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): enjoy the sea views from Diaz Point, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Felsenkirche, and then mingle with the ghosts of the past at Kolmanskop Ghost Town. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire nature's extreme beauty at Agate Beach, then contemplate the long history of The Goerke House, and then see the interesting displays at Luderitz Museum.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Luderitz trip itinerary planning app .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Windhoek to Luderitz in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Windhoek in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Luderitz, with highs around 23°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Luderitz

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

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