13 days in Namibia Itinerary

13 days in Namibia Itinerary

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13 days in Namibia Itinerary

Start: Windhoek
Fly + Drive:  3​h 15​min
1
Swakopmund
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Otjiwarongo
— 1 night
Drive:  11​h
3
Sesriem
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h 15​min
4
Windhoek
— 3 nights
End: Windhoek

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Safaris and Spitzkoppe. Explore Swakopmund's surroundings by going to Walvis Bay (Kayaking & Canoeing & Dolphin & Whale Watching). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Long Beach Leisure Park, push the limits with an extreme tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Welwitschia Plains, and take in the spiritual surroundings of German Evangelical Lutheran Church.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Swakopmund trip itinerary site .

Windhoek to Swakopmund is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In April, daytime highs in Swakopmund are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Otjiwarongo.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Walvis Bay, Spitzkoppe
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Safaris
Kayaking & Canoeing
Spitzkoppe ©
Spitzkoppe

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): stroll through REST - Rare & Endangered Species Trust and then stroll through Cheetah Conservation Fund.

Plan my Otjiwarongo trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.

Traveling by car from Swakopmund to Otjiwarongo takes 4 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Otjiwarongo can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Windhoek.

Things to do in Otjiwarongo

Wildlife Parks
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Cheetah Conservation Fund ©
Cheetah Conservation Fund

3
nights
Sesriem

Sesriem ©
Sesriem is a small settlement located in the Namib Desert, in Namibia, close to the southern end of the Naukluft Mountains. Get outdoors at Sossusvlei and Dune 45 Sossusvlei. Change things up with these side-trips from Sesriem: Sossusvlei (Big Daddy Dune & Hidden Vlei). There's lots more to do: admire nature's extreme beauty at Namib-Naukluft National Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Elim Dunes, and take in breathtaking views at Sesriem Canyon.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Sesriem day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Otjiwarongo to Sesriem takes 11 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can drive to Windhoek.

Things to do in Sesriem

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Namib-Naukluft Park
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Sossusvlei ©
Sossusvlei
Namib-Naukluft National Park
Namib-Naukluft National Park
Sesriem Canyon ©
Sesriem Canyon

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Safaris and NamibRand Nature Reserve. There's still lots to do: play a few rounds at Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary's Catholic Cathedral, examine the collection at Trans-Namib Railroad Museum, and steep yourself in history at Katutura Township.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Windhoek trip planner .

You can drive from Sesriem to Windhoek in 8.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Windhoek are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Windhoek

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Safaris
NamibRand Nature Reserve ©
NamibRand Nature Reserve
Avani Windhoek Hotel Casino ©
Avani Windhoek Hotel Casino

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