The Ultimate 25 Day Namibia and Botswana Road Trip Itinerary

A Complete Detailed Self Drive Through Namibia and Botswana

The Ultimate 25 Day Namibia and Botswana Road Trip Itinerary

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Road Trip Highlights

Namibia, Botswana

4x4

25 days

4240 km

  • Admire the surreal landscapes of Sossusvlei, including Deadvlei and Dune 45.
  • Discover the charming coastal town of Swakopmund and its thrilling adventure activities.
  • Observe the vibrant Lesser Flamingo population at Walvis Bay Lagoon.
  • Explore Skeleton Coast’s shipwrecks and Africa’s largest seal colony at Cape Cross.
  • Marvel at the striking granite formations in Spitzkoppe.
  • Experience the diverse wildlife of Etosha National Park and Caprivi Strip’s lush reserves.
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Suggested Vehicles for hire

Ford Ranger/Toyota Hilux Single Cab 4x4 Safari Camper

Ford Ranger/Toyota Hilux Single Cab 4x4 Safari Camper

2 Seats | 2 Doors | 2 Medium Bags
  • Aircon
  • Power Steering
  • Diesel
Minimum rental: 1 day
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Toyota Land Cruiser Double Cab Bushcamper

Toyota Land Cruiser Double Cab Bushcamper

5 Seats | 5 Doors | 2 Medium Bags | 2 Small Bags
  • Aircon
  • Power Steering
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Minimum rental: 1 day
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Road Trip Itinerary

Activities Kms Stay
Day 1-2 Pick up the rental car from Hosea Kutako International Airport and drive to the first destination, Sesriem Campsite, in Namib Naukluft National Park. 349 Sesriem Campsite
Day 3-4 Drive to Swakopmund, where you will stay 2 nights at Alte Brücke Resort. 347 Alte Brücke Resort
Day 5 Drive to Spitzkoppe where you will stay 1 night. 154 Spitzkoppe
Day 6 After witnessing the ginormous seal colony at the Cape Cross, drive to Palmwag, where you will stay 1 night at the Palmwag Lodge. 329 Palmwag Lodge
Day 7 Drive into Etosha National Park, where you will stay 1 night at Olifantsrus Campsite. 213 Olifantsrus Campsite
Day 8-9 Whilst staying in Etosha National Park and spotting the wildlife, drive to Okaukuejo Campsite, where you will stay 2 nights. 128 Okaukuejo Campsite
Day 10 Drive to the next campsite whilst still staying in Etosha National Park. Stay 1 night at Halali Campsite. 70 Halali Campsite
Day 11 Leaving Etosha National park, drive towards Grootfontein, where you will stay 1 night at Roy’s Rest Camp. 250 Roy’s Rest Camp
Day 12-13 Drive towards Caprivi, Divundu, where you will be staying at Ngepi Camp for 2 nights. 471 Ngepi Camp
Day 14 After leaving Ngepi Camp, drive to Kongola, where you will stay 1 night at 242 Namushasha Camp Ground
Day 15-16 Drive to Chobe National Park to stay 2 nights at The Big 5 Chobe Lodge. Be sure to make a day trip to Victoria Falls. 262 The Big 5 Chobe Lodge
Day 17-18 Whilst staying in Chobe National Park, take a short drive to Savuti Campsite for 2 nights. 5 Savuti Campsite
Day 19-20 After spotting the wildlife, Chobe National Park has to offer, drive to Khwai, where you will stay 2 nights at Magotho Camp. 274 Magotho Camp
Day 21 Drive to Moremi Game Reserve, where you will stay 1 night at North Gate Campsite. 257 North Gate Campsite
Day 22-23 Whilst staying in Moremi Game Reserve, drive to South Gate Campsite for a 2 night stay. 31 South Gate Campsite
Day 24 Drive to Ghanzi, where you will stay 1 night at Thakadu Bush Camp. 381 Thakadu Bush Camp
Day 25 Drive back to Windhoek, where you will be returning the rental car back to Hosea Kutako International Airport and onto your flight back home. 477 Hosea Kutako International Airport

Photo Gallery

Cape Cross seal colony in Namibia | Photo credits: Toine Ijsseldijk
Deadvlei at Sossusvlei, Namibia | Photo credits: Toine Ijsseldijk
Elephants at a waterhole in Etosha National Park, Namibia | Photo credits: Toine Ijsseldijk
Elelphants in the Okavango Delta, Botswana | Photo credits: Toine Ijsseldijk
Flamingos at Walvis Bay lagoon, Namibia | Photo credits: Toine Ijsseldijk
Hippos in CHobe River, Botswana | Photo credits: Toine Ijsseldijk
Lions in Savuti, Botswana | Photo credits: Hippos in Chobe River, Botswana | Photo credits: Toine Ijsseldijk
Dunes of Sossusvlei, Namibia | Photo credits: Toine Ijsseldijk
Zebras in Etosha National Park, Namibia | Photo credits: Toine Ijsseldijk
Cape Cross seal colony in Namibia | Photo credits: Toine Ijsseldijk
Deadvlei at Sossusvlei, Namibia | Photo credits: Toine Ijsseldijk
Elephants at a waterhole in Etosha National Park, Namibia | Photo credits: Toine Ijsseldijk
Elelphants in the Okavango Delta, Botswana | Photo credits: Toine Ijsseldijk
Flamingos at Walvis Bay lagoon, Namibia | Photo credits: Toine Ijsseldijk
Hippos in CHobe River, Botswana | Photo credits: Toine Ijsseldijk
Lions in Savuti, Botswana | Photo credits: Hippos in Chobe River, Botswana | Photo credits: Toine Ijsseldijk
Dunes of Sossusvlei, Namibia | Photo credits: Toine Ijsseldijk
Zebras in Etosha National Park, Namibia | Photo credits: Toine Ijsseldijk

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