33 days in Namibia, Botswana & Zimbabwe Itinerary

33 days in Namibia, Botswana & Zimbabwe Itinerary

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Fish River Region, Namibia
— 4 nights
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Windhoek, Namibia
— 4 nights
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Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia
— 4 nights
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Damaraland, Namibia
— 3 nights
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Otjiwarongo, Namibia
— 5 nights
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Okavango Delta, Botswana
— 8 nights
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Fly to Kasane, Bus to Livingstone, Drive to Victoria Falls
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
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Fish River Region, Namibia

— 4 nights
The Fish River Canyon, is located in the south of Namibia. Fish River Region is known for nature, spas, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Fish River Canyon and stroll around /Ai-/Ais-Richtersveld Transfrontier Park.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Fish River Region online attractions planner.

Cape Town, South Africa to Fish River Region is an approximately 11-hour car ride. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cape Town to Fish River Region. On the 13th (Tue), you're off to Windhoek.

Things to do in Fish River Region

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jun 9 — 13:
Highlights from your trip

Windhoek, Namibia

— 4 nights
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, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Christuskirche, see the interesting displays at National Museum of Namibia, stroll through Daan Viljoen Nature Reserve, and hunt for treasures at Namibia Craft Centre.

For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Windhoek trip planner.

Fly from Fish River Region to Windhoek in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. June in Windhoek sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Namib-Naukluft Park.

Things to do in Windhoek

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums
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Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia

— 4 nights
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.
You've added Dune 45 Sossusvlei, Sossusvlei, Deadvlei, and other attractions to your itinerary.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Namib-Naukluft Park trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Windhoek to Namib-Naukluft Park by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Damaraland.

Things to do in Namib-Naukluft Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
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Damaraland, Namibia

— 3 nights
Your day by day itinerary now includes Damara Living Museum as well as Twyfelfontein.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Damaraland trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Namib-Naukluft Park to Damaraland takes 4 hours. When traveling from Namib-Naukluft Park in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Damaraland: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Otjiwarongo.

Things to do in Damaraland

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
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Otjiwarongo, Namibia

— 5 nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Otjiwarongo: Spitzkoppe (in Damaraland) and Okonjima Game Reserve (in Waterberg Plateau Park). There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah Conservation Fund and stroll around Waterberg National Park.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Otjiwarongo tour itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Damaraland to Otjiwarongo takes 8 hours. Traveling from Damaraland in June, expect nights in Otjiwarongo to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are slightly colder, around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Okavango Delta.

Things to do in Otjiwarongo

Parks · Wildlife · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

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Okavango Delta, Botswana

— 8 nights
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.
Spend the 3rd (Mon) in the pleasant surroundings of NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust. Spend the 4th (Tue) in the pleasant surroundings of Moremi Wildlife Reserve.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Okavango Delta online travel route planner.

You can drive from Otjiwarongo to Okavango Delta in 15.5 hours. Traveling from Otjiwarongo to Okavango Delta, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June, daytime highs in Okavango Delta are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. You will leave for Victoria Falls on the 7th (Fri).

Things to do in Okavango Delta

Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

— 4 nights
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.
Elephant's Walk Shopping and Artist's Village has been added to your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, take in the views from Victoria Falls Bridge, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

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Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and car from Okavango Delta to Victoria Falls takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. In July in Victoria Falls, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Nature · Parks · Shopping · Tours
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Namibia travel guide

4.1
Nature & Parks · Deserts · Landmarks
Land of the Brave
Since gaining independence from South Africa in 1990, Namibia has sought to rival its neighbor in terms of tourist appeal. While it hasn't yet gotten up to the numbers of South Africa, Namibia tourism sector has plenty to work with. The desert and mountainous areas represent a real source of appeal, with species of classic African game animals, such as desert lions, zebras, and elephants real highlights of safaris through the national parks. Namibians are rightly proud of their country, and the myriad traditional villages, colonial German towns, and lively urban centers all deserve your attention.

Botswana travel guide

3.7
Nature & Parks · Safaris · Nature & Wildlife Tours
Sparsely populated Botswana possesses some of the most unadulterated wilderness and animal-rich areas in Africa. Largely unfenced national parks allow the world's largest population of elephants to roam freely--these protected areas also shelter varied birdlife and many endangered and rare mammal species. Tourism in Botswana largely caters to visitors seeking luxury lodges and exclusive safari experiences, but expeditions into traditional villages are also strongly recommended. The preserved cultures of these agricultural settlements show a link between man and nature formed over centuries, a relationship that many visitors to Botswana come to reconsider in their own lives.

Zimbabwe travel guide

4.3
National Parks · Zipline · Bridges
Tourism in Zimbabwe experienced a boost after the country's turbulent recent history seemed to settle down. Waterfalls, "Big Five" national parks, and the Eastern Highlands provide contrasting but complementary images of southern Africa, with the growing tourism infrastructure helping visitors see the best of what the country offers. Though corruption and unemployment remain everyday problems, the vast majority of Zimbabweans are a welcoming bunch, proud of the natural riches and culture of their hopeful country.