20 days in Namibia Itinerary

20 days in Namibia Itinerary

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20 days in Namibia Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Walvis Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Swakopmund
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Damaraland
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Otjiwarongo
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Etosha National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Windhoek
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  1​h 45​min
7
Luderitz
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
8
Ais-Ais
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
9
Sesriem
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  11​h
End: Cape Town

1
night
Walvis Bay

A pleasant port city, Walvis Bay offers tourists a variety of urban entertainment options that complement its many natural attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take in the waterfront at Walvis Bay Waterfront.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Walvis Bay trip itinerary builder site .

Cape Town, South Africa to Walvis Bay is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. In March, daytime highs in Walvis Bay are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can go by car to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Walvis Bay

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Walvis Bay Waterfront ©
Walvis Bay Waterfront
Dolphin & Whale Watching

4
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.
Swakopmund is known for adventure, wildlife, museums, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Welwitschia Plains, pause for some serene contemplation at German Evangelical Lutheran Church, and stop by Die Muschel.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Swakopmund trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Walvis Bay to Swakopmund takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car. In March, daily temperatures in Swakopmund can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Damaraland.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Moon Landscape
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Safaris
Swakopmund Museum ©
Swakopmund Museum
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

1
night
Damaraland

Damaraland ©
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): examine the collection at Damara Living Museum and then appreciate the history behind Twyfelfontein.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Damaraland tour builder app .

Traveling by car from Swakopmund to Damaraland takes 3 hours. Traveling from Swakopmund in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Damaraland, with lows of 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Otjiwarongo.

Things to do in Damaraland

Museums Historic Sites
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Damara Living Museum ©
Damara Living Museum
Twyfelfontein ©
Twyfelfontein

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): stroll through Cheetah Conservation Fund. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Africat and then stroll through REST - Rare & Endangered Species Trust.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Otjiwarongo online itinerary planner .

You can drive from Damaraland to Otjiwarongo in 4 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Otjiwarongo when traveling from Damaraland in April, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Etosha National Park.

Things to do in Otjiwarongo

Wildlife Parks
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Cheetah Conservation Fund ©
Cheetah Conservation Fund
Africat ©
Africat

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.
On the 6th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Etosha Pan and then don't miss a visit to Okaukuejo waterhole.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Otjiwarongo to Etosha National Park. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Windhoek.

Things to do in Etosha National Park

Wildlife Parks
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Etosha ©
Etosha

4
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.
Spend the 8th (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Deadvlei, browse the eclectic array of goods at Namibia Craft Centre, play a few rounds at Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis, and admire the striking features of Christuskirche.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Windhoek road trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Etosha National Park to Windhoek takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in April, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Luderitz.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Deadvlei
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Deadvlei ©
Deadvlei
Christuskirche ©
Christuskirche
NamibRand Nature Reserve ©
NamibRand Nature Reserve

2
nights
Luderitz

Luderitz ©
Lüderitz tourism centers around its well-preserved colonial Art Nouveau architecture and diverse wildlife.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): visit a coastal fixture at Diaz Point, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Felsenkirche, and then contemplate the long history of The Goerke House. Here are some ideas for day two: admire nature's extreme beauty at Agate Beach and then steep yourself in history at Kolmanskop Ghost Town.

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Do a combination of car and flight from Windhoek to Luderitz in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in April, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Ais-Ais.

Things to do in Luderitz

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife
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Kolmanskop Ghost Town ©
Kolmanskop Ghost Town
Diaz Point ©
Diaz Point
Felsenkirche ©
Felsenkirche

1
night
Ais-Ais

Ais-Ais ©
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): explore the stunning scenery at Fish River Canyon Nationalpark and then take in breathtaking views at Fish River Canyon.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Ais-Ais online day trip planner .

You can drive from Luderitz to Ais-Ais in 5.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Sesriem.

Things to do in Ais-Ais

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

2
nights
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 14th (Tue), explore the fascinating landscape at Big Daddy Dune and then admire nature's extreme beauty at Sossusvlei. Here are some ideas for day two: admire nature's extreme beauty at Namib-Naukluft National Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Sesriem trip planner .

Traveling by car from Ais-Ais to Sesriem takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sesriem

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Namib-Naukluft Park
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Sossusvlei ©
Sossusvlei
Big Daddy Dune ©
Big Daddy Dune
Namib-Naukluft National Park
Namib-Naukluft National Park

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