19 days in Namibia Itinerary

19 days in Namibia Itinerary

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19 days in Namibia Itinerary

Start: George
Fly:  9​h
1
Windhoek
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Swakopmund
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Uis
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h
4
Kamanjab
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Etosha National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Waterberg Plateau Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Grootfontein
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Rundu
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
9
Divundu
— 1 night
Drive:  10​h 30​min
10
Sesriem
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
11
Namib-Naukluft Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: George

3
nights
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: admire the landmark architecture of Christuskirche, play a few rounds at Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and examine the collection at National Museum of Namibia.

Make your Windhoek itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

George, South Africa to Windhoek is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. While traveling from George, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Windhoek, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife Outdoors Museums
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Safaris
NamibRand Nature Reserve ©
NamibRand Nature Reserve
Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis ©
Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like National Marin Aquarium of Namibia and Long Beach Leisure Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Swakopmund: Walvis Bay (Kayaking & Canoeing, Dolphin & Whale Watching, & more). There's still lots to do: take an exotic tour of a safari tour and look for gifts at Kristall Galerie.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Swakopmund holiday planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Windhoek to Swakopmund in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In July in Swakopmund, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Uis.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Walvis Bay
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Safaris
Kayaking & Canoeing
Off-Road Tours

3
nights
Uis

Uis ©
Uis is a settlement located in Erongo Region, Namibia. Get out of town with these interesting Uis side-trips: Damaraland (Spitzkoppe & Brandberg Mountain). There's more to do: explore the striking landscape at Messum Crater.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Uis itinerary planner.

Drive from Swakopmund to Uis in 5 hours. When traveling from Swakopmund in July, plan for warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Uis: temperatures range from 41°C by day to 17°C at night. On the 13th (Mon), you'll travel to Kamanjab.

Things to do in Uis

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Damaraland
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Spitzkoppe ©
Spitzkoppe
Messum Crater ©
Messum Crater
Brandberg Mountain ©
Brandberg Mountain

1
night
Kamanjab

Kamanjab ©
Kamanjab is a village of 6,012 people in the Kunene region in Namibia. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Rock Engravings at Peet Alberts Koppie, then make a trip to Otjikandero Himba Orphanage Village, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Otjitotongwe Cheetah Park.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Kamanjab itinerary maker site .

Drive from Uis to Kamanjab in 7 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Etosha National Park.

Things to do in Kamanjab

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
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Rock Engravings at Peet Alberts Koppie ©
Otjikandero Himba Orphanage Village ©

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 15th (Wed): stroll through Etosha and then make a trip to Okaukuejo waterhole.

Find out how to plan Etosha National Park trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kamanjab to Etosha National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Waterberg Plateau Park.

Things to do in Etosha National Park

Wildlife Parks
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Etosha ©
Etosha

1
night
Waterberg Plateau Park

Waterberg Plateau Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Waterburg Plateau Park and then stroll through Okonjima Game Reserve.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Waterberg Plateau Park route builder tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Etosha National Park to Waterberg Plateau Park. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to Grootfontein.

Things to do in Waterberg Plateau Park

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Waterburg Plateau Park
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Okonjima Game Reserve ©
Okonjima Game Reserve
Waterburg Plateau Park ©
Waterburg Plateau Park

1
night
Grootfontein

Grootfontein ©
Grootfontein is a city of 23,793 inhabitants in the Otjozondjupa Region of central Namibia. Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Alte Fort Museum and then explore and take pictures at Hoba Meteorite.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Grootfontein travel route builder site .

Traveling by car from Waterberg Plateau Park to Grootfontein takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Waterberg Plateau Park in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Grootfontein, with lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to Rundu.

Things to do in Grootfontein

Nature Parks Museums
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Hoba Meteorite ©
Hoba Meteorite
Alte Fort Museum ©
Alte Fort Museum

1
night
Rundu

Rundu ©
Rundu is the capital of the Kavango-East Region, northern Namibia, on the border with Angola on the banks of the Kavango River about 1000m above sea level. On the 18th (Sat), look for gifts at FAWENA Kavango Basket Shop and then learn more about the world around you at Mbunza Living Museum.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Rundu online travel planner .

Traveling by car from Grootfontein to Rundu takes 2.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Grootfontein in July since evenings lows in Rundu dip to 11°C. On the 18th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Divundu.

Things to do in Rundu

Museums Shopping
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Mbunza Living Museum ©
Mbunza Living Museum

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night
Divundu

Divundu ©
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Popa Falls and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Buffalo Core Area.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Divundu tour planning tool .

Getting from Rundu to Divundu by car takes about 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Sesriem.

Things to do in Divundu

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Buffalo Core Area
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Buffalo Core Area ©
Buffalo Core Area
Popa Falls ©
Popa Falls

1
day
Sesriem

Sesriem
Sesriem is a small settlement located in the Namib Desert, in Namibia, close to the southern end of the Naukluft Mountains. Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Namib-Naukluft National Park.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Sesriem online road trip planner .

Getting from Divundu to Sesriem by car takes about 13.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Namib-Naukluft Park.

Things to do in Sesriem

Nature Parks
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Namib-Naukluft National Park
Namib-Naukluft National Park

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): take in breathtaking views at Sesriem Canyon. Keep things going the next day: take a memorable drive along Spreetshoogte Pass.

To see other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Namib-Naukluft Park trip maker tool .

Getting from Sesriem to Namib-Naukluft Park by car takes about 3.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Namib-Naukluft Park

Outdoors Scenic Drive Nature
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Spreetshoogte Pass ©
Spreetshoogte Pass
Sesriem Canyon ©
Sesriem Canyon

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