9 days in Namibia Itinerary

9 days in Namibia Itinerary

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Swakopmund — 3 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Walvis Bay (Off-Road Tours & Kayaking & Canoeing). There's still lots to do: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, take in the views from Swakopmund Jetty, browse the exhibits of Swakopmund Museum, and push the limits with an extreme tour.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Swakopmund trip planning app.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Swakopmund is an approximately 20-hour flight. Expect slightly colder evenings in Swakopmund when traveling from Amsterdam in July, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can drive to Damaraland.
Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Wildlife
Side Trip
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Damaraland — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): appreciate the history behind Twyfelfontein.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Damaraland attractions app.

You can drive from Swakopmund to Damaraland in 6.5 hours. While traveling from Swakopmund, expect much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Damaraland, ranging from highs of 41°C to lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Etosha National Park.
Historic Sites
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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 2nd (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Etosha and then don't miss a visit to Okaukuejo waterhole.

Find out how to plan Etosha National Park trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Damaraland to Etosha National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Windhoek.
Wildlife · Parks
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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.
On the 3rd (Tue), hunt for treasures at Namibia Craft Centre, stop by Wecke & Voigts, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Christuskirche. On the next day, play a few rounds at Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis and then stroll through NamibRand Nature Reserve.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Windhoek travel route website.

Explore your travel options from Etosha National Park to Windhoek with the Route module. August in Windhoek sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Shopping · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Golf
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Namibia travel guide

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.