18 days in Namibia Itinerary

18 days in Namibia Itinerary

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18 days in Namibia Itinerary

Start: Munich
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Windhoek
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
2
Katima Mulilo
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Etosha National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Uis
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Namib-Naukluft Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Swakopmund
— 5 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Munich

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.
Windhoek is known for historic sites, museums, parks, shopping, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Christuskirche, stop by Wecke & Voigts, hunt for treasures at Namibia Craft Centre, and stroll through NamibRand Nature Reserve.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Windhoek trip builder .

Munich, Germany to Windhoek is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from Munich to Windhoek, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Munich in January: high temperatures in Windhoek hover around 38°C and lows are around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Katima Mulilo.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife Tours Historic Sites
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NamibRand Nature Reserve ©
NamibRand Nature Reserve
Christuskirche ©
Christuskirche
National Museum of Namibia ©
National Museum of Namibia

1
night
Katima Mulilo

Katima Mulilo ©
Katima Mulilo is a town situated in the Caprivi strip and is the capital of the Zambezi Region, Namibia's far northeast extension into central Southern Africa. On the 18th (Sat), head off the coast to Impalila Island.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Katima Mulilo online road trip planner .

You can fly from Windhoek to Katima Mulilo in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Etosha National Park.

Things to do in Katima Mulilo

Parks Nature
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Impalila Island ©
Impalila Island

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): stroll through Etosha and then don't miss a visit to Okaukuejo waterhole.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Etosha National Park trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Katima Mulilo to Etosha National Park takes 6 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Uis.

Things to do in Etosha National Park

Parks Wildlife
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Etosha ©
Etosha

4
nights
Uis

Uis ©
Uis is a settlement located in Erongo Region, Namibia. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Uis: Damaraland (Damara Living Museum, Twyfelfontein, & more). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Messum Crater.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Uis trip itinerary maker site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Etosha National Park to Uis. You'll set off for Namib-Naukluft Park on the 23rd (Thu).

Things to do in Uis

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Damaraland
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Twyfelfontein ©
Twyfelfontein
Spitzkoppe ©
Spitzkoppe
Damara Living Museum ©
Damara Living Museum

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): cruise along Spreetshoogte Pass. On your second day here, take in breathtaking views at Kuiseb River.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Namib-Naukluft Park trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Uis to Namib-Naukluft Park by car takes about 4 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 19°C. On the 25th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Namib-Naukluft Park

Parks Scenic Drive Nature
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Kuiseb River ©
Kuiseb River
Spreetshoogte Pass ©
Spreetshoogte Pass

5
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Swakopmund: Walvis Bay (Dolphin & Whale Watching, Kayaking & Canoeing, & more). Next up on the itinerary: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, stroll through Welwitschia Plains, examine the collection at Swakopmund Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Hohenzollernhaus.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Swakopmund visit website .

You can drive from Namib-Naukluft Park to Swakopmund in 1.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Swakopmund are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can 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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