7 days in Namibia & Botswana Itinerary

7 days in Namibia & Botswana Itinerary

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7 days in Namibia & Botswana Itinerary

Start: Francistown, Botswana
Drive:  13​h 30​min
1
Windhoek, Namibia
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Swakopmund, Namibia
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Walvis Bay, Namibia
— Few hours
Drive:  13​h 30​min
4
Okavango Delta, Botswana
— 1 night
bus:  7​h
End: Francistown, Botswana


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1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): stroll through NamibRand Nature Reserve.

For where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Windhoek driving holiday planning app .

Francistown, Botswana to Windhoek is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. In December, daily temperatures in Windhoek can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Windhoek

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
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Christuskirche ©
Christuskirche
NamibRand Nature Reserve ©
NamibRand Nature Reserve
Namibia Craft Centre ©
Namibia Craft Centre

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): look for gifts at Kristall Galerie, then examine the collection at Swakopmund Museum, and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

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

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Windhoek to Swakopmund takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Windhoek in December, with highs in Swakopmund at 27°C and lows at 17°C. On the 2nd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Walvis Bay.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Safaris
Swakopmund Museum ©
Swakopmund Museum
Kristall Galerie ©
Kristall Galerie

few
hours
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.
To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Walvis Bay route maker website .

Traveling by car from Swakopmund to Walvis Bay takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 19°C. You will leave for Okavango Delta on the 2nd (Thu).

Things to do in Walvis Bay

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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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 3rd (Fri): stroll through NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Moremi Wildlife Reserve.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Okavango Delta trip itinerary tool .

Explore your travel options from Walvis Bay to Okavango Delta with the Route module. Traveling from Walvis Bay in January, expect Okavango Delta to be a bit warmer, temps between 38°C and 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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

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