20 days in Namibia Itinerary

20 days in Namibia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Namibia holiday planner

Make it your trip
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Swakopmund
— 5 nights
Drive
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Namib-Naukluft Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sesriem
— 1 night
Drive
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Aus
— 1 day
Fly
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Windhoek
— 4 nights
Drive
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Otjiwarongo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Waterberg Plateau Park
— 1 night
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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Moon Landscape. Escape the urban bustle at Long Beach Leisure Park and Safaris. Change things up with these side-trips from Swakopmund: Walvis Bay (Dolphin & Whale Watching & Kayaking & Canoeing) and Spitzkoppe (in Damaraland). The adventure continues: look for gifts at Kristall Galerie, push the limits with an extreme tour, browse the exhibits of Swakopmund Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at German Evangelical Lutheran Church.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Swakopmund tour itinerary maker site.

Milan, Italy to Swakopmund is an approximately 19-hour flight. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Milan in August: high temperatures in Swakopmund hover around 24°C and lows are around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel to Namib-Naukluft Park.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 25 — 31:

Namib-Naukluft Park

— 3 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.
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 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°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 · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 3:

Sesriem

— 1 night
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
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 4:
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Aus

— 1 day
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 fly to Windhoek.

Things to do in Aus

Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 5:

Windhoek

— 4 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Safaris and Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis. Step out of the city life by going to NamibRand Nature Reserve and Nande Explorer Cultural Township Tours. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Christuskirche, explore the galleries of National Museum of Namibia, browse the eclectic array of goods at Namibia Craft Centre, and stroll through Daan Viljoen Nature Reserve.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Windhoek route maker website.

Getting from Aus to Windhoek by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive. In September in Windhoek, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can go by car to Otjiwarongo.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 9:

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.
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 38°C by day to 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Waterberg Plateau Park.

Things to do in Otjiwarongo

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 9 — 11:

Waterberg Plateau Park

— 1 night
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 38°C, and evening lows to 17°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

Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 12:
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Namibia travel guide

4.1
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.