17 days in Namibia Itinerary

17 days in Namibia Itinerary

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17 days in Namibia Itinerary

Start: Hong Kong
Fly:  19​h 30​min
1
Windhoek
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Waterberg Plateau Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Etosha National Park
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  7​h
4
Damaraland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Swakopmund
— 2 nights
Drive:  11​h
6
Sesriem
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
7
Ais-Ais
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 15​min
8
Windhoek
— 1 night
Fly:  24​h
End: Hong Kong

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): look for gifts at Herrle & Herma Jewellers, admire the landmark architecture of Christuskirche, and then browse the different shops at The Grove Mall of Namibia.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Windhoek travel planner.

Hong Kong, China to Windhoek is an approximately 24-hour flight. Traveling from Hong Kong to Windhoek, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier evenings in Windhoek when traveling from Hong Kong in April, with lows around 15°C. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Waterberg Plateau Park.

Things to do in Windhoek

Shopping Historic Sites
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The Grove Mall of Namibia ©
The Grove Mall of Namibia
Christuskirche ©
Christuskirche

1
night
Waterberg Plateau Park

Waterberg Plateau Park ©
On the 25th (Thu), stroll through Okonjima Game Reserve.

To see more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Waterberg Plateau Park online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Windhoek to Waterberg Plateau Park takes 5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Waterberg Plateau Park are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Etosha National Park.

Things to do in Waterberg Plateau Park

Wildlife Parks
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Okonjima Game Reserve ©
Okonjima Game Reserve

3
nights
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.
Etosha National Park is known for parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Etosha Pan and make a trip to Okaukuejo waterhole.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Etosha National Park online trip itinerary planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Waterberg Plateau Park to Etosha National Park. You'll set off for Damaraland on the 29th (Mon).

Things to do in Etosha National Park

Wildlife Parks
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Etosha ©
Etosha

2
nights
Damaraland

Damaraland ©
On your second day here, take in the dramatic natural features at Messum Crater.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Damaraland travel route planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Etosha National Park to Damaraland takes 7 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can go by car to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Damaraland

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Messum Crater
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Messum Crater ©
Messum Crater

2
nights
Swakopmund

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 (Wed), walk around Long Beach Leisure Park, then buy something for everyone on your list at Platz Am Meer, and then step aboard Zeila Shipwreck. Here are some ideas for day two: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, stop by Kristall Galerie, then don't miss a visit to Hohenzollernhaus, and finally browse for treasures at Peter's Antiques.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Swakopmund holiday planning app .

You can drive from Damaraland to Swakopmund in 3 hours. Traveling from Damaraland in May, expect nights in Swakopmund to be a bit cooler, around 14°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 30°C. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Sesriem.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Long Beach Leisure Park, Zeila Shipwreck
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Long Beach Leisure Park ©
Long Beach Leisure Park
German Evangelical Lutheran Church ©
Kristall Galerie ©
Kristall Galerie

2
nights
Sesriem

Sesriem is a small settlement located in the Namib Desert, in Namibia, close to the southern end of the Naukluft Mountains. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour and then explore the striking landscape at Elim Dunes.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Sesriem itinerary planning app .

Drive from Swakopmund to Sesriem in 11 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ais-Ais.

Things to do in Sesriem

Outdoors Tours Nature

Side Trip

Elim Dunes
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Balloon Rides
Elim Dunes ©
Elim Dunes

3
nights
Ais-Ais

Ais-Ais ©
You've now added Fish River Canyon to your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Fish River Canyon Nationalpark and /Ai-/Ais-Richtersveld Transfrontier Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Ais-Ais trip planning app .

Getting from Sesriem to Ais-Ais by car takes about 8 hours. Other options: fly. On the 8th (Wed), you're off toWindhoek.

Things to do in Ais-Ais

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Fish River Canyon ©
Fish River Canyon
Fish River Canyon Nationalpark ©
Fish River Canyon Nationalpark

1
night
Windhoek

Windhoek ©
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): tee off at Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Windhoek online trip itinerary builder .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ais-Ais to Windhoek. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Windhoek

Outdoors Golf
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Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis ©
Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis

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