18 days in Namibia Itinerary

18 days in Namibia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Namibia sightseeing planner

Make it your trip
Drive to Memmingen Allgau Airport, Fly to Windhoek
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Windhoek
— 2 nights
Fly
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Katima Mulilo
— 1 night
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Bus to Livingstone, Fly to Windhoek, Shuttle to Etosha National Park
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Etosha National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Uis
— 4 nights
Drive
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Namib-Naukluft Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Swakopmund
— 5 nights
Fly

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Windhoek

— 2 nights
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 museums, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Christuskirche, browse the eclectic array of goods at Namibia Craft Centre, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and examine the collection at National Museum of Namibia.

To find reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Windhoek vacation tool.

Munich, Germany to Windhoek is an approximately 26-hour combination of car and flight. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Munich in January; daily highs in Windhoek reach 38°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Katima Mulilo.

Things to do in Windhoek

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 17:

Katima Mulilo

— 1 night
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), step off the mainland to explore Impalila Island.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Katima Mulilo day trip tool.

You can fly from Windhoek to Katima Mulilo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle, train, car, and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Etosha National Park.

Things to do in Katima Mulilo

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 18:
Highlights from your trip

Etosha National Park

— 1 night
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): tour the pleasant surroundings at Etosha and then don't miss a visit to Okaukuejo waterhole.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Etosha National Park travel route site.

Getting from Katima Mulilo to Etosha National Park by combination of bus, flight, and shuttle takes about 22 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Uis.

Things to do in Etosha National Park

Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 18 — 19:

Uis

— 4 nights
Uis is a settlement located in Erongo Region, Namibia. Venture out of the city with trips to Damaraland (Damara Living Museum, Twyfelfontein, &more). There's more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Messum Crater.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Uis online itinerary maker.

Explore your travel options from Etosha National Park to Uis with the Route module. You'll set off for Namib-Naukluft Park on the 23rd (Thu).

Things to do in Uis

Nature · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 19 — 23:

Namib-Naukluft Park

— 2 nights
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.
On the 24th (Fri), admire all the interesting features of Spreetshoogte Pass. Keep things going the next day: take in breathtaking views at Kuiseb River.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Namib-Naukluft Park road trip site.

Traveling by car from Uis to Namib-Naukluft Park takes 3.5 hours. In January in Namib-Naukluft Park, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 19°C at night. On the 25th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Namib-Naukluft Park

Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 23 — 25:

Swakopmund

— 5 nights
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). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, snap pictures at Swakopmund Jetty, don't miss a visit to Hohenzollernhaus, and push the limits with an extreme tour.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Swakopmund trip tool.

Traveling by car from Namib-Naukluft Park to Swakopmund takes 1.5 hours. January in Swakopmund sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Adventure

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 25 — 30:

Namibia travel guide

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Nature & Parks · Deserts · Landmarks
Land of the Brave
Since gaining independence from South Africa in 1990, Namibia has sought to rival its neighbor in terms of tourist appeal. While it hasn't yet gotten up to the numbers of South Africa, Namibia tourism sector has plenty to work with. The desert and mountainous areas represent a real source of appeal, with species of classic African game animals, such as desert lions, zebras, and elephants real highlights of safaris through the national parks. Namibians are rightly proud of their country, and the myriad traditional villages, colonial German towns, and lively urban centers all deserve your attention.