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Windhoek to Victoria Falls Road Trip

Windhoek - Okaukuejo - Fort Namutoni - Rundu - Chobe N.P. - Victoria Falls - Livingstone

Expect on your Windhoek to Victoria Falls Road Trip Itinerary

Wildlife Wildlife
Landscape Landscape
Benefit-stress ratio Benefit-stress ratio
Road conditions Road conditions
Security Security
Historical sites Historical sites
Comfort Comfort
Urban life Urban life
ACTIVATE MAP Stages6 km1,746 h/stage3.5

Best months to drive Windhoek to Victoria Falls Road Trip

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Road Trip Costs

How much does it cost to go on a Windhoek to Victoria Falls Road Trip in Namibia?

Economy
Low budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 360EUR drive & more 200EUR sleep & more 352EUR eat & more 288EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 840EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 1,200EUR
Standard
Mid budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 540EUR drive & more 263EUR sleep & more 704EUR eat & more 384EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 1,351EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 1,891EUR
Premium
High budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 960EUR drive & more 325EUR sleep & more 1,232EUR eat & more 576EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 2,133EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 3,093EUR
Camper
On the road in RV, overnight at camp grounds with self-catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 1,800EUR drive & more 388EUR sleep & more 220EUR eat & more 288EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 896EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 2,696EUR
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Windhoek to Victoria Falls Road Trip Itinerary

Avid road trips fans can expect plenty of thrilling things to see while on Windhoek to Victoria Falls Road Trip. Windhoek to Victoria Falls Road Trip will become an answer to the needs of tourist. You will have the option to explore such places as Windhoek, Fort Namutoni, and Rundu while behind the wheel. The road plan presented in this article takes 8 days to complete, but drivers can also complete it in 6. There is also an option to extend your excursion, especially if you are charmed with the allure of the region. There are 1,746km to travel, and travellers will spend on average 3.5 hours a day driving. If you are ready to begin your journey, let’s get on the road!
number of days 8 number of days
route length 1,746 km route length
budget fair budget
good for tourist good for
traffic direction on the left traffic direction
accident level fair accident level
During Windhoek to Victoria Falls Road Trip, tourists will spend a lot of time outside the cities where they will have the opportunity to admire fabulous nature. The road trip is a great opportunity to see a number of exciting venues relatively stress-free and for a reasonable price. If close encounters with wildlife is what interests you the most, you will have plenty of encounters with flora and fauna along the way. If holidayers are searching for comfortable places to spend the night, the hotels on the way do not offer top-notch comfort, yet they still are good value for money. In spite of the fact that the journey is characterised by a lower security level in comparison to other road trips, staying cautious while on the road will increase the security of you and your passengers. When it comes to road conditions in Namibia, the road traffic in Namibia is characterised by a fair number of accidents. Remember to always drive on the left. The period between August and April is thought to be the best for taking the adventure.

START Windhoek

Distance 1,746 km Driving time 20.8 h Pace: fast Airports WDH
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Your journey starts at the Windhoek Airport. It is precisely the place where you can collect your rental vehicle.

1 Windhoek - Etosha N.P. - Okaukuejo

Distance 441 km Driving time 4.2 h Pace: fast View map Itinerary
junction of road trips accommodation options attractive landscape
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2 Okaukuejo - Etosha N.P. - Fort Namutoni

Distance 131 km Driving time 2.5 h Pace: modest View map Itinerary
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3 Fort Namutoni - Rundu

Distance 423 km Driving time 4.4 h Pace: fast View map Itinerary
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4 Rundu - Chobe N.P.

Distance 642 km Driving time 7.9 h Pace: fast View map Itinerary
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5 Chobe N.P. - Victoria Falls

Distance 93 km Driving time 1.4 h Pace: fast View map Itinerary
junction of road trips border crossing
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6 Victoria Falls - Livingstone

Distance 15 km Driving time 0.3 h Pace: modest View map Itinerary
border crossing
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  Livingstone

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Windhoek to Victoria Falls Road Trip Summary

We hope that the presented itinerary idea has inspired you.
Our itinerary can be used as a base that can be recreated in its entirety or only partially and that can be enriched with original tourist attractions of your choice.
If you are planning on travelling by car in Namibia, there are a number of essential traffic regulations to follow and a list of things to remember to make your road adventure smooth. These tips will surely become useful for holidaymakers who are interested in car rental or camper hire.
There are a number of traffic rules to be kept in mind while on a tour around Namibia. To be on the safe side, try avoiding alcoholic beverages at all costs. Holidaymakers ought to remember that the permitted blood alcohol level is not that high and is only 0.5‰. Inside the cities, the maximum allowed speed is 60km/h. When it comes to undeveloped areas, you should bear in mind that the maximum allowed speed is 120km/h. Avoid exceeding the maximum speed of 120km/h when travelling along motorways. Having a fire extinguisher and first aid kit in your car and driving with your headlights on at daytime increase the safety of your passengers.
But what are the costs of the whole trip. Depending on the budget option that you go for, the amount of money that you have to pay during the whole adventure will vary. A wide range of budget possibilities is described below.
We estimate that the cheapest offer when it comes to gasoline to cover the planned 7 stages while travelling around Namibia will cost approximately 200 EUR. Economy accommodation options are estimated to cost up to approximately352 EUR. Tourists who take advantage of this option will spend roughly 288 EUR on food and restaurants. Travellers will have to pay about 360 EUR if they aim for the cheapest car hire option as well. Thus, the estimated travel expenses amount to about 840 EUR without vehicle rental and 1,200 EUR with car hire.
Travellers who are looking for greater comfort and the standard option will pay around 263 EUR for the fuel needed to cover the road trip. Cost amounting to 704 EUR can be expected by all holidayers who are considering standard accommodation. Drivers may expect that the standard option in terms of restaurants and food will cost more or less 384 EUR. Travellers who want to cover the tour in a standard rental vehicle can expect a cost of approximately 540 EUR. Summing up the standard offer, the estimated cost of the road trip will total about 1,891 EUR for holidaymakers who would like to try car rental and 1,351 EUR for those who are not interested in rental.
The highest level of comfort of the premium option will come up to the expectations of the most demanding holidaymakers. Drivers who would like to rent a car will pay around 3,093 EUR for the whole trip, whereas those who are not interested in car hire will spend about 2,133 EUR. Travellers who want to cover the itinerary in a premium rental car should expect a cost of roughly 960 EUR. In the premium option of the adventure, you will pay around 325 EUR for fuel. Travellers who would like to go for top services in all aspects of their adventure should expect to pay roughly 1,232 EUR for accommodation and more or less 576 EUR for restaurants and food.
Windhoek to Victoria Falls Road Trip is also an ideal opportunity for all camper lovers. When it comes to this travel means, it costs approximately 1,800 EUR. Camper fans will spend more or less 388 EUR on gasoline allowing to cover all stages of the Windhoek to Victoria Falls Road Trip. Holidaymakers who choose camper rental should expect to pay more or less 220 EUR for overnight stays and around 288 EUR for expenses connected with food.
The Road Trip Costs section presents all the mentioned details in a straightforward manner.
The described part of Namibia is best to be explored between August and April. There are plenty of picturesque scenic drives and road trips that are available on our website if you’d like to see other of our road trip options. We hope that the wide spectrum of options will definitely live up to the expectations of the most demanding drivers.

Facts for safer driving in Namibia

drink drive limit drink drive limit 0.5
max speed urban max speed urban 60 km/h
max speed rural max speed rural 120 km/h
max speed highway max speed highway 120 km/h
headlights at daytime headlights at daytime on
fire extinguisher fire extinguisher no
tolls tolls no
seat belts seat belts yes

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