22 days in Namibia Itinerary

22 days in Namibia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Namibia visit planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Windhoek, Drive to Swakopmund
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Swakopmund
— 5 nights
Drive
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Namib-Naukluft Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sesriem
— 2 nights
Drive
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Damaraland
— 3 nights
Drive
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Etosha National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Otjiwarongo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Windhoek
— 5 nights
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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 Swakopmund's surroundings by going to Walvis Bay (Kayaking & Canoeing, Walvis Bay Waterfront, &more). Next up on the itinerary: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, push the limits with an extreme tour, buy something for everyone on your list at Platz Am Meer, and look for gifts at Die Muschel.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Swakopmund trip tool.

Brussels, Belgium to Swakopmund is an approximately 21-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Brussels in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Swakopmund, with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Namib-Naukluft Park.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 23 — 28:

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.
Go for a jaunt from Namib-Naukluft Park to Gobabeb to see Gobabeb Desert Research Station about 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: admire nature's extreme beauty at Big Daddy Dune, take in breathtaking views at Sesriem Canyon, and explore the striking landscape at Elim Dunes.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Namib-Naukluft Park trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Swakopmund to Namib-Naukluft Park in 1.5 hours. July in Namib-Naukluft Park sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can go by car to Sesriem.

Things to do in Namib-Naukluft Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 28 — 31:

Sesriem

— 2 nights
Sesriem is a small settlement located in the Namib Desert, in Namibia, close to the southern end of the Naukluft Mountains. On the 1st (Sun), explore the fascinating landscape at Namib-Naukluft National Park. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get interesting insight from Tours.

Before you visit Sesriem, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Namib-Naukluft Park to Sesriem in 3.5 hours. On the 2nd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Damaraland.

Things to do in Sesriem

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 2:

Damaraland

— 3 nights
Step out of Damaraland to go to Khorixas and see Burnt Mountain, which is approximately 4 hours away.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Damaraland vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Sesriem to Damaraland takes 15.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Etosha National Park.

Things to do in Damaraland

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 2 — 5:

Etosha National Park

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Etosha and then make a trip to Okaukuejo waterhole.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Etosha National Park online day trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Damaraland to Etosha National Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Otjiwarongo.

Things to do in Etosha National Park

Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 6:

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): stroll through REST - Rare & Endangered Species Trust and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah Conservation Fund. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Waterberg National Park and then stroll through Africat.

To find maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Otjiwarongo trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Etosha National Park to Otjiwarongo. In August in Otjiwarongo, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive to Windhoek.

Things to do in Otjiwarongo

Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 8:

Windhoek

— 5 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 10th (Tue) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Christuskirche, look for gifts at Herrle & Herma Jewellers, stroll through Daan Viljoen Nature Reserve, and play a few rounds at Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Windhoek route planner.

You can drive from Otjiwarongo to Windhoek in 3 hours. When traveling from Otjiwarongo in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Windhoek: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 8 — 13:

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.