13 days in Namibia & Nairobi Itinerary

13 days in Namibia & Nairobi Itinerary

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13 days in Namibia & Nairobi Itinerary

Start: Nairobi, Kenya
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  12​h 15​min
1
Swakopmund, Namibia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Damaraland, Namibia
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Windhoek, Namibia
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 30​min
4
Nairobi, Kenya
— 4 nights
End: Nairobi, Kenya

2
nights
Swakopmund, Namibia

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Swakopmund side-trips: Walvis Bay (Kayaking & Canoeing & Dolphin & Whale Watching). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, push the limits with an extreme tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at German Evangelical Lutheran Church, and take a leisurely stroll along Swakopmund Jetty.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Swakopmund trip itinerary planning site .

Nairobi, Kenya to Swakopmund is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of bus, flight, and car. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Nairobi to Swakopmund due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Nairobi in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Swakopmund, with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Damaraland.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Walvis Bay
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Safaris
Kayaking & Canoeing
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

1
night
Damaraland, Namibia

Damaraland ©
On the 13th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Damara Living Museum and then appreciate the history behind Twyfelfontein.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Damaraland trip planning app .

Drive from Swakopmund to Damaraland in 3 hours. While traveling from Swakopmund, expect a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in Damaraland, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Windhoek.

Things to do in Damaraland

Museums Historic Sites
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Damara Living Museum ©
Damara Living Museum

3
nights
Windhoek, Namibia

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 15th (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: head outdoors with Deadvlei, tee off at Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis, stop by The Diamond Works, and hunt for treasures at Namibia Craft Centre.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Windhoek day trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Damaraland to Windhoek takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Damaraland in May, you will find days in Windhoek are a bit warmer (30°C), and nights are slightly colder (13°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Nairobi.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

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

4
nights
Nairobi, Kenya

You're likely to visit Nairobi at least once on a trip to Kenya, as the sprawling city houses the country's international airport and remains the jump-off point for many tours and safaris.
Spend the 18th (Sat) exploring nature at Nairobi National Park. Spend the 21st (Tue) exploring nature at Central Island National Park. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, look for gifts at Matbronze Wildlife Art, examine the collection at Karen Blixen Museum, and delve into the lush surroundings at Karura Forest.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Nairobi online attractions planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Windhoek to Nairobi takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Windhoek to Nairobi, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Windhoek in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 19°C in Nairobi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Central Island National Park
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Safaris
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ©
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
Nairobi National Park ©
Nairobi National Park

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