9 days in Namibia Itinerary

9 days in Namibia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Namibia Trip Planner

Make it your trip
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Walvis Bay
— 2 nights
Fly
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Windhoek
— 2 nights
Drive
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Etosha National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Namib-Naukluft Park
— 2 nights
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Walvis Bay

— 2 nights
A pleasant port city, Walvis Bay offers tourists a variety of urban entertainment options that complement its many natural attractions.
On the 9th (Sat), examine the collection at Swakopmund Museum and then take in the views from Swakopmund Jetty. Here are some ideas for day two: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at National Marin Aquarium of Namibia, make a trip to Hohenzollernhaus, and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

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Johannesburg, South Africa to Walvis Bay is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time to Central Africa Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Johannesburg in December, you will find days in Walvis Bay are slightly colder (27°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Windhoek.

Things to do in Walvis Bay

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Adventure

Side Trip

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Windhoek

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): stop by The Diamond Works, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Namibia Craft Centre, then admire the striking features of Christuskirche, and finally take an exotic tour of a safari tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Zoo Park and then stroll through NamibRand Nature Reserve.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Windhoek trip website.

Getting from Walvis Bay to Windhoek by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Walvis Bay in December: high temperatures in Windhoek hover around 38°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Etosha National Park.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
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Etosha National Park

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Okaukuejo waterhole.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Etosha National Park trip website.

Explore your travel options from Windhoek to Etosha National Park with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Namib-Naukluft Park.
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Namib-Naukluft Park

— 2 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 16th (Sat): explore the fascinating landscape at Sossusvlei and then admire nature's extreme beauty at Namib Desert. On your second day here, stroll through Deadvlei.

For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Namib-Naukluft Park travel itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Etosha National Park to Namib-Naukluft Park with the Route module. In December, daily temperatures in Namib-Naukluft Park can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Namib-Naukluft Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 17:

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.