22 days in Namibia Itinerary

22 days in Namibia Itinerary

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22 days in Namibia Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly + Drive:  30​h
1
Epupa
— Few hours
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 15​min
2
Otjiwarongo
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Etosha National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Windhoek
— 6 nights
Fly + Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Swakopmund
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Damaraland
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
7
Sesriem
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  21​h 15​min
End: Amsterdam

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Epupa

Epupa ©
For traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Epupa trip site .

Amsterdam, Holland to Epupa is an approximately 30-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Epupa. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Otjiwarongo.

Things to do in Epupa

Parks Nature
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Epupa Falls ©
Epupa Falls

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): stroll through Cheetah Conservation Fund. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at REST - Rare & Endangered Species Trust and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Africat.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Otjiwarongo sightseeing website .

Explore your travel options from Epupa to Otjiwarongo with the Route module. In September, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Etosha National Park.

Things to do in Otjiwarongo

Parks Wildlife
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Cheetah Conservation Fund ©
Cheetah Conservation Fund
Africat ©
Africat
REST - Rare & Endangered Species Trust ©

1
night
Etosha National Park

Etosha National Park ©
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 12th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Etosha Pan and then make a trip to Okaukuejo waterhole.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Etosha National Park holiday maker site .

Explore your travel options from Otjiwarongo to Etosha National Park with the Route module. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Windhoek.

Things to do in Etosha National Park

Parks Wildlife
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Etosha ©
Etosha

6
nights
Windhoek

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at NamibRand Nature Reserve and Namibia Craft Centre. Spend the 14th (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Deadvlei, admire the landmark architecture of Christuskirche, examine the collection at Trans-Namib Railroad Museum, and admire all the interesting features of Okapuka Ranch.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Windhoek travel route builder site .

You can fly from Etosha National Park to Windhoek in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a shuttle. In September, daytime highs in Windhoek are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Fish River Canyon Nationalpark, Deadvlei
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Deadvlei ©
Deadvlei
NamibRand Nature Reserve ©
NamibRand Nature Reserve
Fish River Canyon Nationalpark ©
Fish River Canyon Nationalpark

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Dune 7 and Zeila Shipwreck. Change things up with these side-trips from Swakopmund: Walvis Bay (Walvis Bay Waterfront, Kayaking & Canoeing, & more). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, see the interesting displays at Swakopmund Museum, stroll through Snake Park, and stop by Kristall Galerie.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Swakopmund trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Windhoek to Swakopmund in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Windhoek in September: high temperatures in Swakopmund hover around 24°C and lows are around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Damaraland.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Walvis Bay, Zeila Shipwreck
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Safaris
Dune 7 ©
Dune 7
German Evangelical Lutheran Church ©

2
nights
Damaraland

Damaraland ©
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Damara Living Museum and then contemplate the long history of Twyfelfontein. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Brandberg Mountain.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Damaraland trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Swakopmund to Damaraland takes 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Sesriem.

Things to do in Damaraland

Parks Nature Museums
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Brandberg Mountain ©
Brandberg Mountain
Twyfelfontein ©
Twyfelfontein
Damara Living Museum ©
Damara Living Museum

2
nights
Sesriem

Sesriem ©
Sesriem is a small settlement located in the Namib Desert, in Namibia, close to the southern end of the Naukluft Mountains. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Namib-Naukluft National Park and Balloon Rides. Venture out of the city with trips to Sossusvlei (Big Daddy Dune & Dune 45 Sossusvlei) and Sossusvlei (in Namib-Naukluft Park).

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Sesriem day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Damaraland to Sesriem takes 7.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sesriem

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Namib-Naukluft Park
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Sossusvlei ©
Sossusvlei
Balloon Rides
Big Daddy Dune ©
Big Daddy Dune

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