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

Start: Swakopmund
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Swakopmund
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
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Namib-Naukluft Park
— 1 night
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Drive + Shuttle + Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
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Etosha National Park
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
End: Swakopmund

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Swakopmund

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): stroll around Long Beach Leisure Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Snake Park, then pause for some serene contemplation at German Evangelical Lutheran Church, and finally look for gifts at Karakulia Weavers.

To see reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Swakopmund trip itinerary maker .

May in Swakopmund sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can drive to Namib-Naukluft Park.

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Long Beach Leisure Park
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Long Beach Leisure Park ©
Long Beach Leisure Park
German Evangelical Lutheran Church ©
Snake Park ©
Snake Park

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Namib-Naukluft Park

Namib-Naukluft Park ©
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): admire all the interesting features of Spreetshoogte Pass.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Namib-Naukluft Park holiday planner .

Drive from Swakopmund to Namib-Naukluft Park in 1.5 hours. May in Namib-Naukluft Park sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Etosha National Park.

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Spreetshoogte Pass ©
Spreetshoogte Pass

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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.
On the 4th (Mon), stroll through Etosha.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Etosha National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Namib-Naukluft Park to Etosha National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or do a combination of car, train, and shuttle. Finish 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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Etosha ©
Etosha

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