16 days in Angola & Namibia Itinerary

16 days in Angola & Namibia Itinerary

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16 days in Angola & Namibia Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
Fly:  27​h
1
Luanda, Angola
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Swakopmund, Namibia
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Otjiwarongo, Namibia
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Etosha National Park, Namibia
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Windhoek, Namibia
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  1​h 45​min
6
Luderitz, Namibia
— 2 nights
Fly:  38​h
End: New York City, United States


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4
nights
Luanda, Angola

Luanda ©
After decades of conflict, Luanda experienced a massive economic boom at the beginning of the 21st century, making it one of the most developed cities in Africa and a magnet for tourists.
Luanda is known for museums, outdoors, trails, nature, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Fortaleza de Sao Miguel, step off the mainland to explore Ilha do Mussulo, take an in-depth tour of Museu da Moeda, and grab your bike and head to Avenida 4 de Fevereiro.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Luanda online travel planner .

New York City, USA to Luanda is an approximately 27-hour flight. Traveling from New York City to Luanda, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in April, expect Luanda to be much hotter, temps between 87°F and 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Luanda

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Sangano Beach ©
Sangano Beach
Fortaleza de Sao Miguel ©
Fortaleza de Sao Miguel
Miradouro da Lua ©
Miradouro da Lua

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): stop by Kristall Galerie and then snap pictures at Swakopmund Jetty. On the next day, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, see the interesting displays at Swakopmund Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Hohenzollernhaus, and finally pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Peter's Antiques.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Swakopmund day trip tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Luanda to Swakopmund takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Luanda in April; daily highs in Swakopmund reach 79°F and lows reach 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Otjiwarongo.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Safaris
Swakopmund Jetty ©
Swakopmund Jetty
Swakopmund Museum ©
Swakopmund Museum

1
night
Otjiwarongo, Namibia

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 28th (Sat): stroll through Cheetah Conservation Fund.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Otjiwarongo trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Swakopmund to Otjiwarongo takes 4 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Otjiwarongo can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough 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, Namibia

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): make a trip to Okaukuejo waterhole.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Etosha National Park day trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Otjiwarongo to Etosha National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Windhoek.
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Okaukuejo waterhole ©
Okaukuejo waterhole

3
nights
Windhoek, Namibia

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.
Windhoek is known for parks, museums, nightlife, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, explore and take pictures at Okapuka Ranch, tour the pleasant surroundings at Daan Viljoen Nature Reserve, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Namibia Craft Centre.

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Traveling by flight from Etosha National Park to Windhoek takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in April, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Luderitz.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Safaris
Christuskirche ©
Christuskirche
NamibRand Nature Reserve ©
NamibRand Nature Reserve

2
nights
Luderitz, Namibia

Luderitz ©
Lüderitz tourism centers around its well-preserved colonial Art Nouveau architecture and diverse wildlife.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): admire nature's extreme beauty at Agate Beach, then contemplate the long history of The Goerke House, then pause for some serene contemplation at Felsenkirche, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Diaz Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sat): see a world frozen in time at Kolmanskop Ghost Town.

For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Luderitz trip planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Windhoek to Luderitz takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Windhoek in May, plan for slightly colder days in Luderitz, with highs around 71°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Luderitz

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

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