10 days in Namibia Itinerary

10 days in Namibia Itinerary

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10 days in Namibia Itinerary

Start: Windhoek
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
1
Opuwo
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
2
Etosha National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Khorixas
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Damaraland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Swakopmund
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Namib-Naukluft Park
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Windhoek
— Few hours
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Luanda

1
night
Opuwo

Opuwo ©
Opuwo is the capital of the Kunene Region in north-western Namibia. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of The Ovahimba Living Museum.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Opuwo trip maker site .

Windhoek to Opuwo is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Etosha National Park.

Things to do in Opuwo

Museums
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The Ovahimba Living Museum ©
The Ovahimba Living Museum

1
night
Etosha National Park

Etosha National Park
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 27th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Okaukuejo waterhole.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Etosha National Park tour itinerary maker site .

Explore your travel options from Opuwo to Etosha National Park with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Khorixas.
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2
nights
Khorixas

Khorixas ©
Khorixas is a town of 6,000 inhabitants in southern Kunene Region, Namibia. Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Ugab River and then examine the collection at Experience Darama Culture Museum. On the 29th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Burnt Mountain, then explore the striking landscape at Burnt Mountain, then explore the striking landscape at Organ Pipes, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Petrified Forest.

Start your trip to Khorixas by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Explore your travel options from Etosha National Park to Khorixas with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Damaraland.

Things to do in Khorixas

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Kamanjab
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Ugab River ©
Ugab River
Petrified Forest ©
Petrified Forest
Organ Pipes ©
Organ Pipes

2
nights
Damaraland

Damaraland ©
For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Damaraland trip planner.

Getting from Khorixas to Damaraland by car takes about 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in Damaraland are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can drive to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Damaraland

Museums Historic Sites
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Twyfelfontein ©
Twyfelfontein
Damara Living Museum ©
Damara Living Museum

1
night
Swakopmund

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.
On the 1st (Sat), examine the collection at Swakopmund Museum, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at German Evangelical Lutheran Church.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Swakopmund route builder app .

Getting from Damaraland to Swakopmund by car takes about 3 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Damaraland in August; daily highs in Swakopmund reach 24°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Namib-Naukluft Park.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Safaris
Swakopmund Museum ©
Swakopmund Museum
German Evangelical Lutheran Church ©

2
nights
Namib-Naukluft Park

Namib-Naukluft Park ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): explore and take pictures at Kuiseb Pass, then cruise along Spreetshoogte Pass, and then take in breathtaking views at Kuiseb River. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at NamibRand Nature Reserve, see the interesting displays at National Museum of Namibia, then admire the striking features of Christuskirche, and finally see the interesting displays at Trans-Namib Railroad Museum.

For maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Namib-Naukluft Park online holiday planner .

You can drive from Swakopmund to Namib-Naukluft Park in 1.5 hours. In August in Namib-Naukluft Park, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Windhoek.

Things to do in Namib-Naukluft Park

Parks Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Windhoek, Kuiseb Pass
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NamibRand Nature Reserve ©
NamibRand Nature Reserve
Christuskirche ©
Christuskirche
National Museum of Namibia ©
National Museum of Namibia

few
hours
Windhoek

Windhoek
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.
To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Windhoek online holiday planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Namib-Naukluft Park to Windhoek in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Namib-Naukluft Park in August, expect nights in Windhoek to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 30°C. On the 4th (Tue), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Windhoek

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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