22 days in Namibia Itinerary

22 days in Namibia Itinerary

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22 days in Namibia Itinerary

Start: Nairobi
bus + Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Windhoek
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  1​h 45​min
2
Luderitz
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Rosh Pinah
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  11​h 15​min
4
Tsumkwe
— 1 night
Drive:  11​h 30​min
5
Omaruru
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Damaraland
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h
7
Etosha National Park
— 1 day
Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
8
Swakopmund
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  12​h 15​min
End: Nairobi

6
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.
You'll explore and learn at National Museum of Namibia and Owela Museum. Get some historical perspective at Christuskirche and Katutura Township. Spend the 9th (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's much more to do: get outside with Deadvlei, learn more about the world around you at Geological Survey Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Namibia Craft Centre, and browse the different shops at Maerua Mall.

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Nairobi, Kenya to Windhoek is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Nairobi to Windhoek due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Nairobi in May, plan for little chillier nights in Windhoek, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Luderitz.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife Outdoors Shopping

Side Trip

Deadvlei
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Deadvlei ©
Deadvlei
Christuskirche ©
Christuskirche
Safaris

2
nights
Luderitz

Luderitz ©
Lüderitz tourism centers around its well-preserved colonial Art Nouveau architecture and diverse wildlife.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): visit a coastal fixture at Diaz Point, pause for some serene contemplation at Felsenkirche, and then see the interesting displays at Luderitz Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire nature's extreme beauty at Agate Beach, then mingle with the ghosts of the past at Kolmanskop Ghost Town, and then contemplate the long history of The Goerke House.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Luderitz trip planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Windhoek to Luderitz takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Windhoek in May, you will find days in Luderitz are a bit cooler (25°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Rosh Pinah.

Things to do in Luderitz

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

1
night
Rosh Pinah

Rosh Pinah
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Rosh Pinah Geo Centre.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Rosh Pinah trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Luderitz to Rosh Pinah in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Tsumkwe.

Things to do in Rosh Pinah

Museums
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1
night
Tsumkwe

Tsumkwe ©
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): examine the collection at Ju/'Hoansi San Living Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at G!hunku Crafts and then stroll through Mahango Game Reserve.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Tsumkwe sightseeing site .

Traveling by car from Rosh Pinah to Tsumkwe takes 16.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Omaruru.

Things to do in Tsumkwe

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Mahango Game Reserve
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Ju/'Hoansi San Living Museum ©
Ju/'Hoansi San Living Museum
Mahango Game Reserve ©
Mahango Game Reserve

1
day
Omaruru

Omaruru ©
Omaruru is a city and constituency in the Erongo Region of Namibia. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): do a tasting at Kristall Kellerei, learn about winemaking at Erongo Mountain Winery, and then view the masterpieces at Tikoloshe Afrika.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Omaruru travel route builder website .

Traveling by car from Tsumkwe to Omaruru takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Damaraland.

Things to do in Omaruru

Wineries Shopping Museums
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Erongo Mountain Winery ©
Erongo Mountain Winery
Kristall Kellerei ©
Kristall Kellerei
Tikoloshe Afrika ©
Tikoloshe Afrika

2
nights
Damaraland

Damaraland ©
On the 21st (Tue), steep yourself in history at Twyfelfontein and then see the interesting displays at Damara Living Museum. On the next day, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Brandberg Mountain.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Damaraland trip itinerary site .

Drive from Omaruru to Damaraland in 2.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Damaraland can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Etosha National Park.

Things to do in Damaraland

Nature Parks Museums
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Twyfelfontein ©
Twyfelfontein
Damara Living Museum ©
Damara Living Museum
Brandberg Mountain ©
Brandberg Mountain

1
day
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 23rd (Thu), stroll through Etosha Pan and then don't miss a visit to Okaukuejo waterhole.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Etosha National Park journey planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Damaraland to Etosha National Park in 7 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Etosha National Park

Wildlife Parks
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Etosha ©
Etosha

5
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Safaris and Long Beach Leisure Park. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Swakopmund Museum and German Evangelical Lutheran Church. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Swakopmund: Walvis Bay (Dolphin & Whale Watching & Kayaking & Canoeing). There's much more to do: stop by Die Muschel, admire the landmark architecture of Hohenzollernhaus, snap pictures at Swakopmund Jetty, and browse the different shops at Platz Am Meer.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Swakopmund trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Etosha National Park to Swakopmund in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle, bus, and car; or do a combination of shuttle and car. May in Swakopmund sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 14°C at night. On the 29th (Wed), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Walvis Bay
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Swakopmund Museum ©
Swakopmund Museum
Safaris
Kayaking & Canoeing

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