16 days in Namibia Itinerary

16 days in Namibia Itinerary

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16 days in Namibia Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly + Drive:  36​h
1
Epupa
— 1 day
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  19​h 15​min
2
Otjiwarongo
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Waterberg Plateau Park
— 1 night
Drive:  12​h 45​min
4
Sesriem
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 15​min
5
Windhoek
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  1​h
6
Walvis Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Swakopmund
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Paris

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day
Epupa

Epupa ©
On the 26th (Fri), admire the sheer force of Epupa Falls.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Epupa route builder app .

Paris, France to Epupa is an approximately 36-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Central African Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Otjiwarongo.

Things to do in Epupa

Parks Nature
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Epupa Falls ©
Epupa Falls

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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.
On the 27th (Sat), stroll through REST - Rare & Endangered Species Trust. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah Conservation Fund.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Otjiwarongo road trip planning site .

Do a combination of car and flight from Epupa to Otjiwarongo in 19.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in April, and nighttime lows around 17°C. On the 28th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Waterberg Plateau Park.

Things to do in Otjiwarongo

Wildlife Parks
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Cheetah Conservation Fund ©
Cheetah Conservation Fund

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night
Waterberg Plateau Park

Waterberg Plateau Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Okonjima Game Reserve.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Waterberg Plateau Park online attractions planner .

Drive from Otjiwarongo to Waterberg Plateau Park in 2.5 hours. In April in Waterberg Plateau Park, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Sesriem.

Things to do in Waterberg Plateau Park

Wildlife Parks
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Okonjima Game Reserve ©
Okonjima Game Reserve

1
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Sesriem

Sesriem
Sesriem is a small settlement located in the Namib Desert, in Namibia, close to the southern end of the Naukluft Mountains. On the 30th (Tue), admire nature's extreme beauty at Namib-Naukluft National Park. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then explore the striking landscape at Elim Dunes.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Sesriem tour planning tool .

Traveling by car from Waterberg Plateau Park to Sesriem takes 13 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Windhoek.

Things to do in Sesriem

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Elim Dunes
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Namib-Naukluft National Park
Namib-Naukluft National Park
Elim Dunes ©
Elim Dunes
Balloon Rides

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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.
Get in touch with nature at Fish River Canyon Nationalpark and Safaris. There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Deadvlei, see the interesting displays at Trans-Namib Railroad Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Namibia Craft Centre, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Christuskirche.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Windhoek travel planning app .

Traveling by car from Sesriem to Windhoek takes 8.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Windhoek can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Walvis Bay.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trips

Fish River Canyon Nationalpark, Deadvlei
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Fish River Canyon Nationalpark ©
Fish River Canyon Nationalpark
Safaris
Deadvlei ©
Deadvlei

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nights
Walvis Bay

A pleasant port city, Walvis Bay offers tourists a variety of urban entertainment options that complement its many natural attractions.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then take a leisurely stroll along Walvis Bay Waterfront. On the 6th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Dune 7 and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Walvis Bay trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Windhoek to Walvis Bay takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Walvis Bay can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Walvis Bay

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Kayaking & Canoeing
Dune 7 ©
Dune 7

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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 7th (Tue), get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, stroll through Snake Park, and then take in the waterfront at Swakopmund Jetty. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Hohenzollernhaus, then look for gifts at Kristall Galerie, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of German Evangelical Lutheran Church.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Swakopmund road trip tool .

You can drive from Walvis Bay to Swakopmund in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and car. May in Swakopmund sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Safaris
Snake Park ©
Snake Park

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