19 days in Namibia Itinerary

19 days in Namibia Itinerary

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Swakopmund
— 4 nights
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Otjiwarongo
— 3 nights
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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

Swakopmund ©
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 6.5-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

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Long Beach Leisure Park ©
Long Beach Leisure Park
Safaris
Kayaking & Canoeing

3
nights
Otjiwarongo

Otjiwarongo ©
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 Africat will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah Conservation Fund.

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

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Cheetah Conservation Fund ©
Cheetah Conservation Fund
Okonjima Game Reserve ©
Okonjima Game Reserve
Africat ©
Africat

1
night
Etosha National Park

Etosha National Park
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
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3
nights
Namib-Naukluft Park

Namib-Naukluft Park ©
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.

Traveling by combination of flight, shuttle, and car from Etosha National Park to Namib-Naukluft Park takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and car. 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 travel to Windhoek.

Things to do in Namib-Naukluft Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
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Sossusvlei ©
Sossusvlei
Deadvlei ©
Deadvlei
Namib Desert ©
Namib Desert

7
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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis and Daan Viljoen Nature Reserve. Step out of Windhoek with an excursion to Gross Barmen Hot Springs in Gross Barmen--about 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, see the interesting displays at Trans-Namib Railroad Museum, stroll through NamibRand Nature Reserve, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Namibia Craft Centre.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Windhoek route planning website.

You can fly from Namib-Naukluft Park to Windhoek in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Namib-Naukluft Park in January, plan for a bit warmer days in Windhoek, with highs around 38°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

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Safaris
NamibRand Nature Reserve ©
NamibRand Nature Reserve
Christuskirche ©
Christuskirche

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