16 days in Namibia Itinerary

16 days in Namibia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Namibia trip maker
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Fly
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Windhoek
— 4 nights
Drive
2
Etosha National Park
— 1 night
Drive
3
Swakopmund
— 5 nights
Drive
4
Namib-Naukluft Park
— 3 nights
Drive to Walvis Bay Airport, Fly to Toronto

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Windhoek — 4 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 19th (Mon) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: stroll through NamibRand Nature Reserve, buy something for everyone on your list at Maerua Mall, look for gifts at Herrle & Herma Jewellers, and tee off at Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Windhoek tour itinerary planning site.

Toronto, Canada to Windhoek is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Windhoek is 6 hours. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Toronto in December, with highs in Windhoek at 38°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Etosha National Park.
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Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Shopping
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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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Etosha and then make a trip to Okaukuejo waterhole.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Etosha National Park road trip website.

Explore your travel options from Windhoek to Etosha National Park with the Route module. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to 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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Swakopmund: Walvis Bay (Walvis Bay Waterfront, Off-Road Tours, &more). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, admire the striking features of Hohenzollernhaus, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dune 7, and push the limits with an extreme tour.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Swakopmund online itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Etosha National Park to Swakopmund. In December in Swakopmund, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Namib-Naukluft Park.
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Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks
Side Trip
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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.
Explore Namib-Naukluft Park's surroundings by going to Tropic of Capricorn Sign (in Solitaire) and Gobabeb Desert Research Station (in Gobabeb). There's more to do: admire nature's extreme beauty at Big Daddy Dune and take in breathtaking views at Sesriem Canyon.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Namib-Naukluft Park trip planner.

Drive from Swakopmund to Namib-Naukluft Park in 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Namib-Naukluft Park are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel 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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