11 days in Namibia Itinerary

11 days in Namibia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Kigali
Fly:  9 h 45 min
1
Windhoek
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  1 h 45 min
2
Luderitz
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  4 h 30 min
3
Otjiwarongo
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Etosha National Park
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  7 h
5
Damaraland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
6
Swakopmund
— 3 nights
Fly:  11 h
End: Kigali

2
nights
Windhoek

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): hunt for treasures at Namibia Craft Centre, then admire the landmark architecture of Christuskirche, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at NamibRand Nature Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Herrle & Herma Jewellers, examine the collection at National Museum of Namibia, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Deadvlei, and finally examine the collection at Trans-Namib Railroad Museum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Windhoek tour itinerary builder tool.

Kigali, Rwanda to Windhoek is an approximately 8- hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Africa Time (CAT) to Central Africa Time (CAT) is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Kigali in January: highs in Windhoek hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Luderitz.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trip

Deadvlei
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Deadvlei ©
Deadvlei
Christuskirche ©
Christuskirche
NamibRand Nature Reserve ©
NamibRand Nature Reserve

1
night
Luderitz

Luderitz ©
Lüderitz tourism centers around its well-preserved colonial Art Nouveau architecture and diverse wildlife.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): enjoy the sea views from Diaz Point and then mingle with the ghosts of the past at Kolmanskop Ghost Town.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Luderitz vacation planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Windhoek to Luderitz in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Windhoek in January, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Luderitz: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Otjiwarongo.

Things to do in Luderitz

Historic Sites
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Kolmanskop Ghost Town ©
Kolmanskop Ghost Town
Diaz Point ©
Diaz Point

1
night
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.
On the 8th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at REST - Rare & Endangered Species Trust and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah Conservation Fund.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Otjiwarongo travel route planner.

Getting from Luderitz to Otjiwarongo by combination of flight and car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Luderitz in January, expect nights in Otjiwarongo to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 39°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Etosha National Park.

Things to do in Otjiwarongo

Wildlife Parks
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Cheetah Conservation Fund ©
Cheetah Conservation Fund
REST - Rare & Endangered Species Trust ©
REST - Rare & Endangered Species Trust

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): make a trip to Okaukuejo waterhole.

To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Etosha National Park road trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Otjiwarongo to Etosha National Park. On the 9th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Damaraland.
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2
nights
Damaraland

Damaraland ©
On the 10th (Fri), pause for some photo ops at Twyfelfontein. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Spitzkoppe.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Damaraland tour itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Etosha National Park to Damaraland takes 7 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Damaraland

Nature Trails Parks
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Twyfelfontein ©
Twyfelfontein
Spitzkoppe ©
Spitzkoppe

3
nights
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.
On the 12th (Sun), examine the collection at Swakopmund Museum, then look for gifts at Karakulia Weavers, and then see Off-Road Tours. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and then take in the views from Swakopmund Jetty.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Swakopmund trip builder website.

You can drive from Damaraland to Swakopmund in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in January, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Walvis Bay
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Off-Road Tours
Safaris
Swakopmund Museum ©
Swakopmund Museum

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