17 days in Namibia & Botswana Itinerary

17 days in Namibia & Botswana Itinerary

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17 days in Namibia & Botswana Itinerary

Start: Ljubljana, Slovenia
Fly:  28​h
1
Swakopmund, Namibia
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Uis, Namibia
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Etosha National Park, Namibia
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Otjiwarongo, Namibia
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Luderitz, Namibia
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Windhoek, Namibia
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
8
Okavango Delta, Botswana
— 3 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Ljubljana, Slovenia

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at German Evangelical Lutheran Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Tue): take a leisurely stroll along Swakopmund Jetty, see the interesting displays at Swakopmund Museum, and then stop by Kristall Galerie.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Swakopmund tour itinerary planner.

Ljubljana, Slovenia to Swakopmund is an approximately 28-hour flight. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Ljubljana in May: high temperatures in Swakopmund hover around 30°C and lows are around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Namib-Naukluft Park.

Things to do in Swakopmund

#Wildlife, #Tours, #Outdoors
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Safaris
Swakopmund Jetty ©
Swakopmund Jetty
Swakopmund Museum ©
Swakopmund Museum

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): explore the fascinating landscape at Big Daddy Dune.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Namib-Naukluft Park route planner.

Drive from Swakopmund to Namib-Naukluft Park in 1.5 hours. In May in Namib-Naukluft Park, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Uis.

Things to do in Namib-Naukluft Park

#Nature, #Parks
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Big Daddy Dune ©
Big Daddy Dune

1
night
Uis, Namibia

Uis ©
Uis is a settlement located in Erongo Region, Namibia. On the 10th (Thu), take in the dramatic natural features at Messum Crater.

Plan my trip to Uis with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Namib-Naukluft Park to Uis takes 4 hours. When traveling from Namib-Naukluft Park in May, plan for a bit cooler days in Uis, with highs around 23°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 20°C. On the 11th (Fri), you're off toEtosha National Park.

Things to do in Uis

#Nature, #Parks
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Messum Crater ©
Messum Crater

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Okaukuejo waterhole.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Etosha National Park online tour itinerary planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Uis to Etosha National Park. On the 12th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Otjiwarongo.
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Okaukuejo waterhole ©
Okaukuejo waterhole

2
nights
Otjiwarongo, Namibia

Otjiwarongo ©
When touring Namibia's famous national parks and reserves, you can opt to base your trip in Otjiwarongo, a laid-back town boasting a number of attractions of its own.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah Conservation Fund.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Otjiwarongo trip itinerary builder app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Etosha National Park to Otjiwarongo. In May, daytime highs in Otjiwarongo are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Luderitz.

Things to do in Otjiwarongo

#Parks, #Wildlife
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Cheetah Conservation Fund ©
Cheetah Conservation Fund

1
night
Luderitz, Namibia

Luderitz ©
Lüderitz tourism centers around its well-preserved colonial Art Nouveau architecture and diverse wildlife.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): see a world frozen in time at Kolmanskop Ghost Town.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Luderitz tour planning site .

Do a combination of car and flight from Otjiwarongo to Luderitz in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Otjiwarongo in May, plan for little chillier days in Luderitz, with highs around 25°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Windhoek.

Things to do in Luderitz

#Historic Sites
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Kolmanskop Ghost Town ©
Kolmanskop Ghost Town
Diaz Point ©
Diaz Point
Felsenkirche ©
Felsenkirche

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.
On the 16th (Wed), browse the eclectic array of goods at Namibia Craft Centre, then stop by The Diamond Works, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Christuskirche. On your second day here, stroll through NamibRand Nature Reserve and then take in breathtaking views at Fish River Canyon Nationalpark.

To see maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Windhoek vacation builder site .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Luderitz to Windhoek in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Luderitz in May, expect nights in Windhoek to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Okavango Delta.

Things to do in Windhoek

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trip

Fish River Canyon Nationalpark
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NamibRand Nature Reserve ©
NamibRand Nature Reserve
Safaris
Christuskirche ©
Christuskirche

3
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Okavango River in Maun (about 48 minutes away). Spend the 19th (Sat) in the pleasant surroundings of Okavango Delta. Spend the 20th (Sun) in the pleasant surroundings of Moremi Wildlife Reserve.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Okavango Delta trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Windhoek to Okavango Delta by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Windhoek to Okavango Delta. In May, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Okavango Delta

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trip

Maun
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Okavango Delta ©
Okavango Delta
Okavango River ©
Okavango River

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