23 days in Namibia Itinerary

23 days in Namibia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Namibia trip itinerary planner
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Fly
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Windhoek
— 5 nights
Drive
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Otjiwarongo
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Etosha National Park
— 1 night
Drive
4
Damaraland
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Swakopmund
— 6 nights
Drive
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Namib-Naukluft Park
— 4 nights
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Windhoek — 5 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.
Christuskirche and Cuno Hoffmeister Memorial Observatory are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Kids will appreciate attractions like Safaris and Daan Viljoen Nature Reserve. There's much more to do: stroll through NamibRand Nature Reserve, pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's Catholic Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Trans-Namib Railroad Museum, and look for gifts at Herrle & Herma Jewellers.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Windhoek trip planner.

Kristiansand, Norway to Windhoek is an approximately 21-hour flight. Traveling from Kristiansand in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Windhoek, with lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Otjiwarongo.
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Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums · Tours
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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.
On the 7th (Fri), stroll through REST - Rare & Endangered Species Trust and then stroll through Cheetah Conservation Fund. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Africat and then stroll around Waterberg National Park.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Otjiwarongo road trip planner.

You can drive from Windhoek to Otjiwarongo in 3 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Otjiwarongo can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Etosha National Park.
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Parks · Wildlife
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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 9th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Etosha and then make a trip to Okaukuejo waterhole.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Etosha National Park road trip planning site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Otjiwarongo to Etosha National Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Damaraland.
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Damaraland — 3 nights

Take a break from the city and head to Spitzkoppe and Cape Cross.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Damaraland trip itinerary maker app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Etosha National Park to Damaraland. In July, daytime highs in Damaraland are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car to Swakopmund.
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Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Side Trip
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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.
Bring the kids along to Safaris and Off-Road Tours. Step out of the city life by going to Kayaking & Canoeing and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Swakopmund: Walvis Bay (Walvis Bay Waterfront & Flamingo lagoon). Next up on the itinerary: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the views from Swakopmund Jetty, browse the different shops at Platz Am Meer, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at National Marin Aquarium of Namibia.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Swakopmund trip builder website.

Getting from Damaraland to Swakopmund by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Damaraland in July, you will find days in Swakopmund are cooler (26°C), and nights are slightly colder (11°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Namib-Naukluft Park.
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Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Side Trip
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Namib-Naukluft Park — 4 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.
Visiting Big Daddy Dune and Gobabeb Desert Research Station will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Namib-Naukluft Park: Dorob National Park (in Gobabeb) and Tropic of Capricorn Sign (in Solitaire). Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Sesriem Canyon.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Namib-Naukluft Park trip planner.

You can drive from Swakopmund to Namib-Naukluft Park in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Namib-Naukluft Park are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.
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Parks · Nature · 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.
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