18 days in Namibia Itinerary

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Windhoek
— 4 nights
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Etosha National Park
— 1 night
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Damaraland
— 3 nights
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Sesriem
— 1 night
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Namib-Naukluft Park
— 3 nights
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Swakopmund
— 5 nights
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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 11th (Tue) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Christuskirche, don't miss a visit to Gibeon Meteorites, hunt for treasures at Namibia Craft Centre, and stop by Herrle & Herma Jewellers.

Before you visit Windhoek, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Windhoek is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Amsterdam in July since evenings lows in Windhoek dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Etosha National Park.
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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.
On the 13th (Thu), stroll through Etosha and then don't miss a visit to Okaukuejo waterhole.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Etosha National Park sightseeing site.

Explore your travel options from Windhoek to Etosha National Park with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Damaraland.
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Damaraland — 3 nights

Take a break from Damaraland with a short trip to Burnt Mountain in Khorixas, about 1h 30 min away.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Damaraland trip itinerary builder app.

Explore your travel options from Etosha National Park to Damaraland with the Route module. In July, daytime highs in Damaraland are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to Sesriem.
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Sesriem — 1 night

Sesriem is a small settlement located in the Namib Desert, in Namibia, close to the southern end of the Naukluft Mountains. Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Namib-Naukluft National Park.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Sesriem trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Damaraland to Sesriem in 7.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Namib-Naukluft Park.
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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 Gobabeb Desert Research Station (in Gobabeb) and Tropic of Capricorn Sign (in Solitaire). There's still lots to do: explore the fascinating landscape at Big Daddy Dune and explore the stunning scenery at Sesriem Canyon.

Plan trip to Namib-Naukluft Park with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Drive from Sesriem to Namib-Naukluft Park in 3.5 hours. July in Namib-Naukluft Park sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Swakopmund.
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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). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, stop by Die Muschel, examine the collection at Swakopmund Museum, and take in the views from Swakopmund Jetty.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Swakopmund trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Namib-Naukluft Park to Swakopmund by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July in Swakopmund, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough 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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