3 days in Swakopmund, Namib-Naukluft Park & Etosha National Park Itinerary

3 days in Swakopmund, Namib-Naukluft Park & Etosha National Park Itinerary

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Swakopmund
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Namib-Naukluft Park
— 1 night
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Etosha National Park
— 1 night
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Swakopmund

— 1 day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): walk around Long Beach Leisure Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Snake Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at German Evangelical Lutheran Church, and finally stop by Karakulia Weavers.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Swakopmund itinerary planning app.

In May, daily temperatures in Swakopmund can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Namib-Naukluft Park.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

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Namib-Naukluft Park

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): take a memorable drive along Spreetshoogte Pass.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Namib-Naukluft Park trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Swakopmund to Namib-Naukluft Park takes 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Namib-Naukluft Park are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Etosha National Park.

Things to do in Namib-Naukluft Park

Scenic Drive · Outdoors
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Etosha.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Etosha National Park day trip planning tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Namib-Naukluft Park to Etosha National Park. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Etosha National Park

Wildlife · Parks
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