19 days in Namibia Itinerary

19 days in Namibia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Namibia Trip Planner

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Swakopmund
— 4 nights
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Otjiwarongo
— 3 nights
Drive
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Etosha National Park
— 1 night
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Namib-Naukluft Park
— 3 nights
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Windhoek
— 7 nights
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Swakopmund

— 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Long Beach Leisure Park and Fishing Charters & Tours. Take a break from Swakopmund with a short trip to Kayaking & Canoeing in Walvis Bay, about 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Peter's Antiques, since 1983, stop by Karakulia Weavers, and take in the views from Swakopmund Jetty.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Swakopmund trip itinerary builder site.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Swakopmund is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and train. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time to Central Africa Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Johannesburg in January, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Swakopmund: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Otjiwarongo.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 2 — 6:

Otjiwarongo

— 3 nights
When touring Namibia's famous national parks and reserves, you can opt to base your trip in Otjiwarongo, a laid-back town boasting a number of attractions of its own.
Visiting Okonjima Game Reserve and Cheetah Conservation Fund will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Africat.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Otjiwarongo online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Swakopmund to Otjiwarongo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Swakopmund in January, expect nights in Otjiwarongo to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 39°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Etosha National Park.

Things to do in Otjiwarongo

Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 6 — 9:

Etosha National Park

— 1 night
For nature lovers, a trip to Etosha National Park seems like a dream: the vast salt desert houses hundreds of animal species, which roam the arid lands and gather near the many waterholes.
To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Etosha National Park online tour itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Otjiwarongo to Etosha National Park. You'll set off for Namib-Naukluft Park on the 10th (Wed).

Things to do in Etosha National Park

Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 10:

Namib-Naukluft Park

— 3 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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): stroll through Deadvlei and then explore the fascinating landscape at Sossusvlei. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): admire nature's extreme beauty at Namib Desert and then explore the fascinating landscape at Dune 45 Sossusvlei.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Namib-Naukluft Park trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Etosha National Park to Namib-Naukluft Park. In January, daily temperatures in Namib-Naukluft Park can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Windhoek.

Things to do in Namib-Naukluft Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 13:

Windhoek

— 7 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis and Safaris. Step out of Windhoek with an excursion to Gross Barmen Hot Springs in Gross Barmen--about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at NamibRand Nature Reserve, get your game on at Archer's Land, wander the wide-open spaces of Okapuka Ranch, and explore the galleries of National Museum of Namibia.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Windhoek trip planner.

Fly from Namib-Naukluft Park to Windhoek in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Namib-Naukluft Park in January, expect nights in Windhoek to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 38°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 13 — 20:

Namibia travel guide

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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.