12 days in Namibia Itinerary

12 days in Namibia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Namibia route maker

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Fly
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Windhoek
— 3 nights
Drive
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Etosha National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Namib-Naukluft Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Swakopmund
— 5 nights
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Windhoek

— 3 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.
Spend the 18th (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Christuskirche, stroll through NamibRand Nature Reserve, look for gifts at The Diamond Works, and see the interesting displays at National Museum of Namibia.

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Windhoek itinerary maker website.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Windhoek is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Amsterdam in February, things will get much warmer in Windhoek: highs are around 36°C and lows about 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Etosha National Park.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Etosha and then don't miss a visit to Okaukuejo waterhole.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Etosha National Park online attractions planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Windhoek to Etosha National Park. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Sun) before leaving for Namib-Naukluft Park.

Things to do in Etosha National Park

Wildlife · Parks
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Namib-Naukluft Park

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): take in breathtaking views at Sesriem Canyon and then take in the dramatic natural features at Elim Dunes.

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Namib-Naukluft Park day trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Etosha National Park to Namib-Naukluft Park. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in February, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Namib-Naukluft Park

Nature · Parks
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Swakopmund

— 5 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Swakopmund: Walvis Bay (Off-Road Tours & Kayaking & Canoeing). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Swakopmund Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dune 7, push the limits with an extreme tour, and stroll around Long Beach Leisure Park.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Swakopmund trip maker.

You can drive from Namib-Naukluft Park to Swakopmund in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in February, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Adventure

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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.