31 days in Angola, Namibia & Botswana Itinerary

31 days in Angola, Namibia & Botswana Itinerary

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Luanda, Angola
— 4 nights
Drive
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Muxima, Angola
— 1 night
Fly
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Lubango, Angola
— 1 night
Fly
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Windhoek, Namibia
— 4 nights
Fly
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Swakopmund, Namibia
— 4 nights
Drive
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Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia
— 4 nights
Fly
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Gaborone, Botswana
— 4 nights
Fly
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Okavango Delta, Botswana
— 2 nights
Drive
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Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 5 nights
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Luanda, Angola

— 4 nights
After decades of conflict, Luanda experienced a massive economic boom at the beginning of the 21st century, making it one of the most developed cities in Africa and a magnet for tourists.
Luanda is known for museums, outdoors, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the galleries of Fortaleza de Sao Miguel, head outdoors with Octopus, explore and take pictures at Mausoleum of Agostinho Neto, and take some stellar pictures from Miradouro da Lua.

To find out how to plan a trip to Luanda, use our trip itinerary maker.

New York City, USA to Luanda is an approximately 26-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Luanda is 6 hours. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from New York City in March, with highs in Luanda at 88°F and lows at 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Muxima.

Things to do in Luanda

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Find places to stay Mar 2 — 6:

Muxima, Angola

— 1 night
Muxima is a town and commune in the municipality of Quiçama, Luanda Province, Angola. Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Parque Nacional da Quiçama.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Muxima trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Luanda to Muxima by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Lubango.

Things to do in Muxima

Wildlife · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 6 — 7:
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Lubango, Angola

— 1 night
Lubango is the capital city of the Angolan province of Huíla. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): head outdoors with Serra da Leba, then pause for some photo ops at Christ the King Statue, and then explore the striking landscape at Tundavala.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Lubango itinerary planner.

You can fly from Muxima to Lubango in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Windhoek.

Things to do in Lubango

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 7 — 8:

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 museums, parks, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Christuskirche, stroll through Daan Viljoen Nature Reserve, hunt for treasures at Namibia Craft Centre, and stop by Wecke & Voigts.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Windhoek driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Lubango to Windhoek in 5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In March in Windhoek, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 60°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 8 — 12:

Swakopmund, Namibia

— 4 nights
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.
Explore Swakopmund's surroundings by going to Walvis Bay (Dolphin & Whale Watching & Off-Road Tours). Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Swakopmund Jetty, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, browse the exhibits of Swakopmund Museum, and get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

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You can fly from Windhoek to Swakopmund in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Windhoek in March: highs in Swakopmund hover around 77°F, while lows dip to 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Namib-Naukluft Park.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 12 — 16:

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Gobabeb Desert Research Station in Gobabeb (about 1h 15 min away). Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Sesriem Canyon and take a memorable drive along Kuiseb Pass.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Namib-Naukluft Park trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Swakopmund to Namib-Naukluft Park in 1.5 hours. In March in Namib-Naukluft Park, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 59°F at night. On the 20th (Sun), you'll travel to Gaborone.

Things to do in Namib-Naukluft Park

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 16 — 20:

Gaborone, Botswana

— 4 nights
Planned as the capital after Botswana gained independence in the 1960s, Gaborone quickly transformed into a bustling city and the country's commercial center.
Gaborone is known for parks, shopping, and theme parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Mokolodi Nature Reserve, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ the King Cathedral, and get a taste of the local shopping with Botswanacraft.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Gaborone tour builder site.

Traveling by flight from Namib-Naukluft Park to Gaborone takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Namib-Naukluft Park to Gaborone. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Okavango Delta.

Things to do in Gaborone

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Mar 20 — 24:

Okavango Delta, Botswana

— 2 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.
On the 25th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Moremi Wildlife Reserve. On the 26th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Okavango Delta online trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Gaborone to Okavango Delta in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. March in Okavango Delta sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 67°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Chobe National Park.

Things to do in Okavango Delta

Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 24 — 26:

Chobe National Park, Botswana

— 5 nights
A trip to Chobe National Park awakens the naturalist in every traveler and opens numerous possibilities for adventure.
Chobe National Park is known for parks, wildlife, and outdoors. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through CARACAL Biodiversity Center and get interesting insight from Chobe Day Trips.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Chobe National Park trip itinerary maker app.

Explore your travel options from Okavango Delta to Chobe National Park with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Chobe National Park

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Mar 26 — 31:

Angola travel guide

3.7
Museums · Lookouts · Outdoor Activities
Kuwait of Africa
Tourism in Angola thrives as the country's infrastructure develops and attractions are restored following years of internal conflict. Holidays in Angola usually involve at least a little time at the beach, with the Atlantic coastline featuring long stretches of sand, wide estuaries, and small islands close to the main cities. A wealth of national parks shelter a rich array of wildlife, including African icons such as lions, elephants, and leopards, with barely a tourist in sight to disturb the natural order of things.

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.