12 days in Namibia Itinerary

12 days in Namibia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Namibia trip planner
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Windhoek
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Etosha National Park
— 1 night
Drive
3
Swakopmund
— 5 nights
Drive
4
Namib-Naukluft Park
— 3 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 25th (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at NamibRand Nature Reserve, tee off at Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis, sample the fine beverages at Naute Kristall Cellar and Destillery, and stop by Herrle & Herma Jewellers.

To find reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Windhoek holiday 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 when traveling from Cape Town to Windhoek is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Cape Town in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Windhoek, with highs around 38°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Etosha National Park.
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Wildlife · Outdoors · 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 26th (Mon): stroll through Etosha and then don't miss a visit to Okaukuejo waterhole.

For reviews and more tourist information, refer to the Etosha National Park road trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Windhoek to Etosha National Park. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Swakopmund.
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Parks · Wildlife
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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.
Explore Swakopmund's surroundings by going to Walvis Bay (Flamingo lagoon, Off-Road Tours, &more). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Swakopmund Museum, snap pictures at Swakopmund Jetty, stroll through Dune 7, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Swakopmund trip planning tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Etosha National Park to Swakopmund. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in December, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel to Namib-Naukluft Park.
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Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Spas
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Namib-Naukluft Park — 3 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Tropic of Capricorn Sign (in Solitaire) and Gobabeb Desert Research Station (in Gobabeb). Next up on the itinerary: explore the fascinating landscape at Big Daddy Dune and make a trip to Kuiseb Pass.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Namib-Naukluft Park trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Swakopmund to Namib-Naukluft Park in 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to catch the flight 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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