22 days in Namibia Itinerary

22 days in Namibia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Namibia holiday 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 to Walvis Bay, Fly to Etosha National Park
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Walvis Bay (Kayaking & Canoeing, Walvis Bay Waterfront, &more). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, admire the striking features of Hohenzollernhaus, see the interesting displays at Swakopmund Museum, and stroll through Welwitschia Plains.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Swakopmund trip itinerary maker tool.

Brussels, Belgium to Swakopmund is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Brussels in July, expect little chillier with lows of 11°C in Swakopmund. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Namib-Naukluft Park.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 17 — 22:

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. Next up on the itinerary: admire nature's extreme beauty at Big Daddy Dune, take in breathtaking views at Sesriem Canyon, and take in the dramatic natural features at Elim Dunes.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Namib-Naukluft Park attractions planning app.

Traveling by car from Swakopmund to Namib-Naukluft Park takes 1.5 hours. July in Namib-Naukluft Park sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Sesriem.

Things to do in Namib-Naukluft Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 22 — 25:

Sesriem

— 2 nights
Sesriem is a small settlement located in the Namib Desert, in Namibia, close to the southern end of the Naukluft Mountains. Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Namib-Naukluft National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Sesriem trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Namib-Naukluft Park to Sesriem in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Damaraland.

Things to do in Sesriem

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 27:

Damaraland

— 3 nights
Go for a jaunt from Damaraland to Khorixas to see Burnt Mountain about 1h 30 min away.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Damaraland road trip planner.

You can drive from Sesriem to Damaraland in 7.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Damaraland can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to Etosha National Park.

Things to do in Damaraland

Parks · Nature · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 27 — 30:

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 31st (Sat): stroll through Etosha and then don't miss a visit to Okaukuejo waterhole.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Etosha National Park tour itinerary builder site.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Damaraland to Etosha National Park takes 8.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Otjiwarongo.

Things to do in Etosha National Park

Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 30 — 31:

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 1st (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at REST - Rare & Endangered Species Trust and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah Conservation Fund. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around Waterberg National Park and then stroll through Africat.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Otjiwarongo day trip planning website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Etosha National Park to Otjiwarongo. July in Otjiwarongo sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Windhoek.

Things to do in Otjiwarongo

Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 2:

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 4th (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Christuskirche, engage your brain at Geological Survey Museum, stroll through Daan Viljoen Nature Reserve, and see the interesting displays at National Museum of Namibia.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Windhoek trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Otjiwarongo to Windhoek takes 3 hours. Traveling from Otjiwarongo in August, expect nights in Windhoek to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are slightly colder, around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 2 — 7:

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.