11 days in Namibia Itinerary

11 days in Namibia Itinerary

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11 days in Namibia Itinerary

Start: Kigali
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Windhoek
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  1​h 45​min
2
Luderitz
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Otjiwarongo
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Etosha National Park
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  7​h
5
Damaraland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Swakopmund
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  11​h
End: Kigali

2
nights
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.
On the 5th (Sun), browse the eclectic array of goods at Namibia Craft Centre, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Christuskirche, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at NamibRand Nature Reserve. Keep things going the next day: stop by Herrle & Herma Jewellers, then examine the collection at National Museum of Namibia, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Deadvlei, and finally examine the collection at Trans-Namib Railroad Museum.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Windhoek road trip planning tool .

Kigali, Rwanda to Windhoek is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. While traveling from Kigali, 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 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Luderitz.

Things to do in Windhoek

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Deadvlei
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Deadvlei ©
Deadvlei
Christuskirche ©
Christuskirche
NamibRand Nature Reserve ©
NamibRand Nature Reserve

1
night
Luderitz

Luderitz ©
Lüderitz tourism centers around its well-preserved colonial Art Nouveau architecture and diverse wildlife.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): visit a coastal fixture at Diaz Point and then contemplate the long history of Kolmanskop Ghost Town.

To see more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Luderitz day trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Windhoek to Luderitz takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Windhoek in January, plan for a bit cooler days in Luderitz, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Otjiwarongo.

Things to do in Luderitz

Historic Sites
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Kolmanskop Ghost Town ©
Kolmanskop Ghost Town
Diaz Point ©
Diaz Point

1
night
Otjiwarongo

Otjiwarongo ©
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 (Wed): stroll through REST - Rare & Endangered Species Trust and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah Conservation Fund.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Otjiwarongo online route planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Luderitz to Otjiwarongo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Luderitz in January, you will find days in Otjiwarongo are a bit warmer (39°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Etosha National Park.

Things to do in Otjiwarongo

Parks Wildlife
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Cheetah Conservation Fund ©
Cheetah Conservation Fund

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 9th (Thu), make a trip to Okaukuejo waterhole.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Etosha National Park road trip app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Otjiwarongo to Etosha National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Damaraland.
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2
nights
Damaraland

Damaraland ©
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Twyfelfontein. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Spitzkoppe.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Damaraland online travel planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Etosha National Park to Damaraland in 7 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Damaraland

Parks Trails Nature
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Twyfelfontein ©
Twyfelfontein
Spitzkoppe ©
Spitzkoppe

3
nights
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 12th (Sun), examine the collection at Swakopmund Museum, look for gifts at Karakulia Weavers, and then see Off-Road Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then take a leisurely stroll along Swakopmund Jetty.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Swakopmund trip planner.

Getting from Damaraland to Swakopmund by car takes about 3 hours. January in Swakopmund sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Walvis Bay
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Off-Road Tours
Safaris
Swakopmund Museum ©
Swakopmund Museum

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