9 days in Namibia Itinerary

9 days in Namibia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Namibia travel planner

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Fly to Windhoek, Drive to Swakopmund
— 3 nights
— 1 night
Etosha National Park
— 1 night
— 2 nights



— 3 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Walvis Bay (Kayaking & Canoeing, Walvis Bay Waterfront, &more). Next up on the itinerary: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, look for gifts at Kristall Galerie, examine the collection at Swakopmund Museum, and take in the views from Swakopmund Jetty.

For reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Swakopmund day trip planning app.

Hammamet, Tunisia to Swakopmund is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Hammamet in July: high temperatures in Swakopmund hover around 26°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Otjiwarongo.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 19 — 22:


— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at REST - Rare & Endangered Species Trust and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah Conservation Fund.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Otjiwarongo trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Swakopmund to Otjiwarongo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. July in Otjiwarongo sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Etosha National Park.

Things to do in Otjiwarongo

Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 23:

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.
On the 24th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Etosha and then make a trip to Okaukuejo waterhole.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Etosha National Park online attractions planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Otjiwarongo to Etosha National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Windhoek.

Things to do in Etosha National Park

Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 24:


— 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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): browse the eclectic array of goods at Namibia Craft Centre, tour the pleasant surroundings at NamibRand Nature Reserve, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Christuskirche.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Windhoek online tour planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Etosha National Park to Windhoek. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Windhoek

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 26:

Namibia travel guide

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.