17 days in Namibia & Botswana Itinerary

17 days in Namibia & Botswana Itinerary

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17 days in Namibia & Botswana Itinerary

Start: Cape Town, South Africa
Fly:  3 h 15 min
1
Windhoek, Namibia
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  1 h
2
Walvis Bay, Namibia
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
3
Omaruru, Namibia
— 1 day
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Tsumeb, Namibia
— 2 nights
Drive:  10 h
5
Ngamiland East, Botswana
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
6
Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, Botswana
— 4 nights
Fly:  8 h 45 min
End: Cape Town, South Africa

4
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Owela Museum and Wecke & Voigts. Cuno Hoffmeister Memorial Observatory and Trans-Namib Railroad Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: play a few rounds at Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis, take in the exciting artwork at Pure & Simple Art Gallery, stroll around Zoo Park, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's Catholic Cathedral.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Windhoek trip planner.

Cape Town, South Africa to Windhoek is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cape Town in January, plan for somewhat warmer days in Windhoek, with highs around 38°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Walvis Bay.

Things to do in Windhoek

Museums Fun & Games Shopping
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Owela Museum ©
Owela Museum
Trans-Namib Railroad Museum ©
Trans-Namib Railroad Museum
Geological Survey Museum ©
Geological Survey Museum

1
night
Walvis Bay, Namibia

Walvis Bay ©
A pleasant port city, Walvis Bay offers tourists a variety of urban entertainment options that complement its many natural attractions.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach Leisure Park and then stroll through Dune 7.

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Walvis Bay online trip builder .

Getting from Windhoek to Walvis Bay by combination of flight and car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Windhoek in January, expect nights in Walvis Bay to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are slightly colder, around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Omaruru.

Things to do in Walvis Bay

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Long Beach Leisure Park ©
Long Beach Leisure Park
Dune 7 ©
Dune 7

1
day
Omaruru, Namibia

Omaruru ©
Omaruru is a city and constituency in the Erongo Region of Namibia. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): learn about winemaking at Erongo Mountain Winery, learn about winemaking at Kristall Kellerei, and then view the masterpieces at Tikoloshe Afrika.

For maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Omaruru tour itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Walvis Bay to Omaruru takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or do a combination of flight and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Tsumeb.

Things to do in Omaruru

Wineries Museums Shopping
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Kristall Kellerei ©
Kristall Kellerei
Erongo Mountain Winery ©
Erongo Mountain Winery
Tikoloshe Afrika ©
Tikoloshe Afrika

2
nights
Tsumeb, Namibia

Tsumeb ©
Tsumeb is a city of 15,000 inhabitants and the largest town in Oshikoto region in northern Namibia. Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Tsumeb Museum, then don't miss a visit to Helvi Mpingana Kondombolo Cultural Village, and then explore the striking landscape at Hoba Meteorite. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Guinas and then contemplate the waterfront views at Otjikoto Lake.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Tsumeb road trip website .

You can drive from Omaruru to Tsumeb in 3.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Tsumeb are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Ngamiland East.

Things to do in Tsumeb

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Hoba Meteorite
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Tsumeb Museum ©
Tsumeb Museum
Otjikoto Lake ©
Otjikoto Lake
Lake Guinas ©
Lake Guinas

3
nights
Ngamiland East, Botswana

Ngamiland East ©
Ngamiland East, a sub-district of Botswana's North-East District, is all about the wildlife and safaris.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Khwai Concession and Lake Ngami. Spend the 3rd (Mon) exploring at Okavango River.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Ngamiland East trip itinerary planning website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Tsumeb to Ngamiland East. Traveling from Tsumeb in February, Ngamiland East is a bit warmer at night with lows of 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park.

Things to do in Ngamiland East

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Khwai Concession
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Okavango River ©
Okavango River
Lake Ngami ©
Lake Ngami

4
nights
Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, Botswana

Makgadikgadi Pans National Park ©
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Baines Baobabs and Kubu Island. Spend the 7th (Fri) in the pleasant surroundings of Makgadikgadi Pans National Park.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Makgadikgadi Pans National Park online trip itinerary planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ngamiland East to Makgadikgadi Pans National Park. On the 9th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Baines Baobabs
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Baines Baobabs ©
Baines Baobabs
Makgadikgadi Pans National Park ©
Makgadikgadi Pans National Park
Kubu Island ©
Kubu Island

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