9 days in Namibia Itinerary

9 days in Namibia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Namibia journey maker
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Windhoek
— 1 night
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Luderitz
— 1 night
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Etosha National Park
— 2 nights
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Swakopmund
— 4 nights
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Windhoek — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at NamibRand Nature Reserve, then admire the striking features of Christuskirche, and then see the interesting displays at National Museum of Namibia.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Windhoek holiday planning tool.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Windhoek is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Johannesburg to Windhoek. While traveling from Johannesburg, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Windhoek, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to fly to Luderitz.
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Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Museums
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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 24th (Sat): get up close to creatures of the deep with Penguin Catamaran Tours and then visit a coastal fixture at Diaz Point.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Luderitz trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Windhoek to Luderitz takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Windhoek in December; daily highs in Luderitz reach 29°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can catch the flight 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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): stroll through Moringa Waterhole. On the 26th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Etosha and then don't miss a visit to Okaukuejo waterhole.

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Traveling by flight from Luderitz to Etosha National Park takes 7.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Swakopmund.
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Swakopmund — 4 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 find plenty of places to visit near Swakopmund: Walvis Bay (Dolphin & Whale Watching, Walvis Bay Waterfront, &more). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Swakopmund Museum, take in the views from Swakopmund Jetty, stroll through Dune 7, and make a trip to Hohenzollernhaus.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Swakopmund trip itinerary maker app.

Explore your travel options from Etosha National Park to Swakopmund with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in December, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) 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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