10 days in Namibia Itinerary

10 days in Namibia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Namibia visit planner
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Fly
1
Windhoek
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Etosha National Park
— 1 night
Drive
3
Swakopmund
— 4 nights
Drive
4
Namib-Naukluft Park
— 2 nights
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Windhoek — 2 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 24th (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's much more to do: stroll through NamibRand Nature Reserve, stop by Herrle & Herma Jewellers, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Christuskirche, and play a few rounds at Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Windhoek visit planner.

Cape Town, South Africa to Windhoek is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time to Central Africa Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Cape Town in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Windhoek: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Etosha National Park.
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Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Museums
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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 25th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Etosha and then don't miss a visit to Okaukuejo waterhole.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Etosha National Park travel planner.

Explore your travel options from Windhoek to Etosha National Park with the Route module. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Swakopmund.
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Swakopmund — 4 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 find plenty of places to visit near Swakopmund: Walvis Bay (Flamingo lagoon, Off-Road Tours, &more). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Swakopmund Museum, stroll through Dune 7, snap pictures at Swakopmund Jetty, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Swakopmund trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Etosha National Park to Swakopmund with the Route module. In December in Swakopmund, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Namib-Naukluft Park.
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Namib-Naukluft Park — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): explore the fascinating landscape at Big Daddy Dune. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: cruise along Spreetshoogte Pass.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Namib-Naukluft Park trip app.

Drive from Swakopmund to Namib-Naukluft Park in 1.5 hours. In December in Namib-Naukluft Park, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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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.
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