16 days in Namibia Itinerary

16 days in Namibia Itinerary

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Drive to OR Tambo International Airport, Fly to Walvis Bay Airport
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Walvis Bay
— 1 day
Drive
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Namib-Naukluft Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Swakopmund
— 2 nights
Drive
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Omaruru
— 2 nights
Drive
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Otjiwarongo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kamanjab
— 2 nights
Drive
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Etosha National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Windhoek
— 2 nights
Drive
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Okahandja
— 1 night
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Drive to Hosea Kutako International Airport, Fly to OR Tambo International Airport, Drive to Pretoria

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Walvis Bay

— 1 day
A pleasant port city, Walvis Bay offers tourists a variety of urban entertainment options that complement its many natural attractions.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Mola Mola Safaris as well as Dune 7. On the 1st (Thu), stroll through Dune 7, take an exotic tour of Mola Mola Safaris, then enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach Leisure Park, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Walvis Bay Waterfront.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Walvis Bay holiday tool.

Pretoria, South Africa to Walvis Bay is an approximately 6-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Pretoria to Walvis Bay is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Pretoria in March since evenings lows in Walvis Bay dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can drive to Namib-Naukluft Park.

Things to do in Walvis Bay

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours
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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.
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You can drive from Walvis Bay to Namib-Naukluft Park in an hour. In March, daytime highs in Namib-Naukluft Park are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. On the 2nd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Namib-Naukluft Park

Nature · Parks
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Highlights from your trip

Swakopmund

— 2 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.
Batis Birding Safaris and Day Tours has been added to your itinerary. On the 3rd (Sat), cast your line with a fishing tour, then tour in harmony with nature at Batis Birding Safaris and Day Tours, and then stroll through Snake Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Woermannhaus, look for gifts at Karakulia Weavers, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at German Evangelical Lutheran Church.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Swakopmund road trip planning website.

You can drive from Namib-Naukluft Park to Swakopmund in 1.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Swakopmund can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Omaruru.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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Omaruru

— 2 nights
Omaruru is a city and constituency in the Erongo Region of Namibia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: do a tasting at Kristall Kellerei.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Omaruru online trip builder.

Drive from Swakopmund to Omaruru in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and car. You'll set off for Otjiwarongo on the 6th (Tue).

Things to do in Omaruru

Wineries
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Highlights from your trip

Otjiwarongo

— 2 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.
You've now added Africat to your itinerary. On the 7th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah Conservation Fund and then stroll through Africat. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through REST - Rare & Endangered Species Trust.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Otjiwarongo trip builder site.

You can drive from Omaruru to Otjiwarongo in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In March in Otjiwarongo, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 20°C at night. On the 8th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Kamanjab.

Things to do in Otjiwarongo

Wildlife · Parks
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Kamanjab

— 2 nights
Kamanjab is a village of 6,012 people in the Kunene region in Namibia. Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Rock Engravings at Peet Alberts Koppie, don't miss a visit to Otjikandero Himba Orphanage Village, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Otjitotongwe Cheetah Park.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Kamanjab journey planning website.

You can drive from Otjiwarongo to Kamanjab in 3 hours. On the 10th (Sat), you'll travel to Etosha National Park.

Things to do in Kamanjab

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites
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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.
You've now added Mahango Game Reserve to your itinerary. On the 11th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Mahango Game Reserve and then make a trip to Okaukuejo waterhole.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Etosha National Park trip itinerary builder app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kamanjab to Etosha National Park. You will leave for Windhoek on the 12th (Mon).

Things to do in Etosha National Park

Wildlife · Parks

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.
NamibRand Nature Reserve has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): stroll through Avis Dam Nature Reserve, then cruise along Spreetshoogte Pass, then tour the pleasant surroundings at NamibRand Nature Reserve, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary's Catholic Cathedral. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Trans-Namib Railroad Museum and then stop by Wecke & Voigts.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Windhoek day trip app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Etosha National Park to Windhoek. In March, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Okahandja.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

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Okahandja

— 1 night
Okahandja is a city of 24,100 inhabitants in Otjozondjupa Region, central Namibia, and the district capital of the Okahandja electoral constituency. For reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Okahandja route planner.

Traveling by car from Windhoek to Okahandja takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In March, daytime highs in Okahandja are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Okahandja

Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

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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.