22 days in Namibia Itinerary

22 days in Namibia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Namibia itinerary planner

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Epupa
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Drive to Lubango, Fly to Windhoek, Drive to Otjiwarongo
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Otjiwarongo
— 1 night
Drive
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Etosha National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Windhoek
— 6 nights
Fly
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Swakopmund
— 5 nights
Drive
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Damaraland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sesriem
— 2 nights
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Epupa

Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Epupa Falls.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Epupa trip planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Epupa is an approximately 157.5-hour car ride. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Otjiwarongo.

Things to do in Epupa

Nature · Parks
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Otjiwarongo

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah Conservation Fund. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at REST - Rare & Endangered Species Trust and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Africat.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Otjiwarongo online driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Epupa to Otjiwarongo in 19.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Otjiwarongo can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Etosha National Park.

Things to do in Otjiwarongo

Parks · Wildlife
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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.
On the 12th (Thu), stroll through Etosha and then don't miss a visit to Okaukuejo waterhole.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Etosha National Park trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Otjiwarongo to Etosha National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Windhoek.

Things to do in Etosha National Park

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

Windhoek

— 6 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 NamibRand Nature Reserve and St Mary's Catholic Cathedral. Change things up with a short trip to Deadvlei in Sossusvlei (about 5h 30 min away). Spend the 14th (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Christuskirche, don't miss a visit to Gibeon Meteorites, browse the eclectic array of goods at Namibia Craft Centre, and see the interesting displays at National Museum of Namibia.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Windhoek vacation planner.

Explore your travel options from Etosha National Park to Windhoek with the Route module. In September, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 12 — 18:

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like German Evangelical Lutheran Church and Dune 7. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Swakopmund: Walvis Bay (Walvis Bay Waterfront, Kayaking & Canoeing, &more) and Zeila Shipwreck (in Hentiesbaai). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, stroll through Snake Park, and take in the views from Swakopmund Jetty.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Swakopmund travel route app.

You can fly from Windhoek to Swakopmund in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Windhoek in September, things will get slightly colder in Swakopmund: highs are around 24°C and lows about 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Damaraland.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 18 — 23:

Damaraland

— 2 nights
On the 24th (Tue), examine the collection at Damara Living Museum and then contemplate the long history of Twyfelfontein. On the next day, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Brandberg Mountain.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Damaraland online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Swakopmund to Damaraland takes 6.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Sesriem.

Things to do in Damaraland

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 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. Explore hidden gems such as Balloon Rides and Namib-Naukluft National Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sesriem: Sossusvlei (in Namib-Naukluft Park) and Sossusvlei (Big Daddy Dune & Dune 45 Sossusvlei).

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Sesriem itinerary maker.

You can drive from Damaraland to Sesriem in 15.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sesriem

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 25 — 28:

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.