21 days in Namibia Itinerary

21 days in Namibia Itinerary

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Windhoek
— 4 nights
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Luderitz
— 1 night
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Fish River Region
— 1 night
Drive
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Sesriem
— 1 night
Drive
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Namib-Naukluft Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Damaraland
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Etosha National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Otjiwarongo
— 2 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 5th (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Christuskirche, browse the exhibits of National Museum of Namibia, tour the pleasant surroundings at Daan Viljoen Nature Reserve, and play a few rounds at Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis.

For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Windhoek trip maker website.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Windhoek is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. When traveling from Amsterdam in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Windhoek, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to fly to Luderitz.
Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
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Luderitz — 1 night

Lüderitz tourism centers around its well-preserved colonial Art Nouveau architecture and diverse wildlife.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Agate Beach, then visit a coastal fixture at Diaz Point, and then identify plant and animal life at Penguin Catamaran Tours.

To find photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Luderitz trip maker site.

Fly from Windhoek to Luderitz in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Windhoek in May: highs in Luderitz hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Fish River Region.
Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches · Parks
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Fish River Region — 1 night

The Fish River Canyon, is located in the south of Namibia. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): explore the stunning scenery at Fish River Canyon.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Fish River Region trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Luderitz to Fish River Region. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel 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 9th (Mon): explore the fascinating landscape at Namib-Naukluft National Park.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Sesriem driving holiday site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Fish River Region to Sesriem. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive 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.
Go for a jaunt from Namib-Naukluft Park to Gobabeb to see Gobabeb Desert Research Station about 1h 15 min away. It doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Sesriem Canyon and take a memorable drive along Spreetshoogte Pass.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Namib-Naukluft Park trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Sesriem to Namib-Naukluft Park takes 3.5 hours. May in Namib-Naukluft Park sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Damaraland.
Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive · Outdoors
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Damaraland — 2 nights

On the 13th (Fri), trek along Spitzkoppe. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Twyfelfontein.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Damaraland day trip app.

Getting from Namib-Naukluft Park to Damaraland by car takes about 4 hours. Traveling from Namib-Naukluft Park in May, you will find days in Damaraland are a bit cooler (23°C), and nights are a bit warmer (20°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to 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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): stroll through Etosha and then don't miss a visit to Okaukuejo waterhole.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Etosha National Park trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Damaraland to Etosha National Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Otjiwarongo.
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Otjiwarongo — 2 nights

When touring Namibia's famous national parks and reserves, you can opt to base your trip in Otjiwarongo, a laid-back town boasting a number of attractions of its own.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): stroll through Cheetah Conservation Fund and then tour the pleasant surroundings at REST - Rare & Endangered Species Trust. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Africat.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Otjiwarongo trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Etosha National Park to Otjiwarongo. In May in Otjiwarongo, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from 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, take in the views from Swakopmund Jetty, buy something for everyone on your list at Platz Am Meer, and push the limits with an extreme tour.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Swakopmund trip planner.

You can drive from Otjiwarongo to Swakopmund in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in May, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to fly back home.
Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Wildlife
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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.