20 days in Namibia Itinerary

20 days in Namibia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Swakopmund
— 5 nights
2
Namib-Naukluft Park
— 3 nights
3
Sesriem
— 1 night
4
Aus
— 1 day
5
Windhoek
— 4 nights
6
Otjiwarongo
— 2 nights
7
Waterberg Plateau Park
— 1 night

5
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Dune 7. Escape the urban bustle at Safaris and Spitzkoppe. Change things up with these side-trips from Swakopmund: Walvis Bay (Dolphin & Whale Watching & Kayaking & Canoeing). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Moon Landscape, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Peter's Antiques, since 1983, see the interesting displays at Swakopmund Museum, and take in the views from Swakopmund Jetty.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Swakopmund day trip website.

Milan, Italy to Swakopmund is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Traveling from Milan in August, expect Swakopmund to be a bit cooler, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Namib-Naukluft Park.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Walvis Bay, Spitzkoppe, Moon Landscape
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Safaris
Long Beach Leisure Park ©
Long Beach Leisure Park

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Kuiseb Pass and Spreetshoogte Pass. Step out of the city life by going to Kuiseb River and Sesriem Canyon.

Plan my day in Namib-Naukluft Park using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Swakopmund to Namib-Naukluft Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Sesriem.

Things to do in Namib-Naukluft Park

Nature Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Kuiseb Pass
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Kuiseb Pass ©
Kuiseb Pass
Spreetshoogte Pass ©
Spreetshoogte Pass
Kuiseb River ©
Kuiseb River

1
night
Sesriem

Sesriem is a small settlement located in the Namib Desert, in Namibia, close to the southern end of the Naukluft Mountains. On the 4th (Wed), enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Sesriem trip planner.

Getting from Namib-Naukluft Park to Sesriem by car takes about 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Aus.

Things to do in Sesriem

Outdoors Tours
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Balloon Rides

1
day
Aus

Aus
Aus is a settlement in the ǁKaras Region of southern Namibia. On the 5th (Thu), stroll through Wild Horses of the Namib.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Aus trip planner.

Drive from Sesriem to Aus in 11.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Windhoek.

Things to do in Aus

Wildlife Parks
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4
nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Safaris and Daan Viljoen Nature Reserve. Step out of the city life by going to NamibRand Nature Reserve and Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Christuskirche, get the lay of the land with Nande Explorer Cultural Township Tours, buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove Mall of Namibia, and examine the collection at National Museum of Namibia.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Windhoek road trip site.

Traveling by flight from Aus to Windhoek takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. September in Windhoek sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Otjiwarongo.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife Outdoors Parks
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Safaris
NamibRand Nature Reserve ©
NamibRand Nature Reserve
Daan Viljoen Nature Reserve ©
Daan Viljoen Nature Reserve

2
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.
On the 10th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at REST - Rare & Endangered Species Trust and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah Conservation Fund. On the next day, stop by Namibia (SWA) Gemstones and then stroll through Africat.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Otjiwarongo trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Windhoek to Otjiwarongo in 3 hours. When traveling from Windhoek in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Otjiwarongo: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Waterberg Plateau Park.

Things to do in Otjiwarongo

Wildlife Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Namibia (SWA) Gemstones
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REST - Rare & Endangered Species Trust ©
REST - Rare & Endangered Species Trust
Africat ©
Africat
Cheetah Conservation Fund ©
Cheetah Conservation Fund

1
night
Waterberg Plateau Park

Waterberg Plateau Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Okonjima Game Reserve.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Waterberg Plateau Park online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Otjiwarongo to Waterberg Plateau Park takes 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. On the 12th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Waterberg Plateau Park

Wildlife Parks
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Okonjima Game Reserve ©
Okonjima Game Reserve

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