22 days in Namibia Itinerary

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Windhoek
— 3 nights
Fly
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Luderitz
— 3 nights
Fly to Eros, Drive to Otjiwarongo
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Otjiwarongo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kamanjab
— 1 night
Drive
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Epupa
— 1 night
Drive
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Etosha National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Namib-Naukluft Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Swakopmund
— 6 nights
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Windhoek — 3 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to NamibRand Nature Reserve and Trans-Namib Railroad Museum. Spend the 3rd (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Next up on the itinerary: sample the fine beverages at Naute Kristall Cellar and Destillery, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Safari Gastefarm Dusternbrook, get a taste of life in the country at Okapuka Ranch, and take in nature's colorful creations at Parliament Gardens.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Windhoek travel planning tool.

London, UK to Windhoek is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central Africa Time (CAT) is 1 hour. Traveling from London in May, expect Windhoek to be somewhat warmer, temps between 30°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to fly to Luderitz.
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Luderitz — 3 nights

Lüderitz tourism centers around its well-preserved colonial Art Nouveau architecture and diverse wildlife.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Penguin Catamaran Tours and Diaz Point. Get in touch with nature at Agate Beach and Garub Pan. Change things up with a short trip to Aus Military Cemetery in Aus (about 1h 30 min away).

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Luderitz trip maker site.

Fly from Windhoek to Luderitz in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Windhoek in May, expect nights in Luderitz to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 25°C. On the 7th (Sun), you'll 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 8th (Mon): stroll through Africat and then walk around Waterberg National Park. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Cheetah Conservation Fund and then tour the pleasant surroundings at REST - Rare & Endangered Species Trust.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Otjiwarongo route planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Luderitz to Otjiwarongo in 6 hours. Another option is to drive. While traveling from Luderitz, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Otjiwarongo, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Kamanjab.
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Kamanjab — 1 night

Kamanjab is a village of 6,012 people in the Kunene region in Namibia. On the 10th (Wed), make a trip to Otjikandero Himba Orphanage Village, tour the pleasant surroundings at Otjitotongwe Cheetah Park, and then don't miss a visit to Rock Engravings at Peet Alberts Koppie.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Kamanjab trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Otjiwarongo to Kamanjab takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Epupa.
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Epupa — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Epupa Falls.

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You can drive from Kamanjab to Epupa in 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Etosha National Park.
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Etosha National Park — 2 nights

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 12th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Etosha and then stroll through Moringa Waterhole. On the next day, make a trip to Okaukuejo waterhole.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Etosha National Park online tour itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Epupa to Etosha National Park with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel 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.
Get in touch with nature at Spreetshoogte Pass and Dorob National Park. Explore hidden gems such as Kuiseb Pass and Tropic of Capricorn Sign.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Namib-Naukluft Park online trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Etosha National Park to Namib-Naukluft Park with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in May, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Swakopmund.
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Swakopmund — 6 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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Long Beach Leisure Park and Photography Tours. Visiting Moon Landscape and Sea Ace Fishing Adventures will get you outdoors. Go for a jaunt from Swakopmund to Hentiesbaai to see Zeila Shipwreck about 54 minutes away. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at German Evangelical Lutheran Church, admire the striking features of Hohenzollernhaus, browse the different shops at Platz Am Meer, and don't miss a visit to Altes Amtsgericht.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Swakopmund online trip planner.

You can drive from Namib-Naukluft Park to Swakopmund in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in May, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can 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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