19 days in Namibia Itinerary

19 days in Namibia Itinerary

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19 days in Namibia Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Fly:  20 h 30 min
1
Walvis Bay
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  1 h
2
Windhoek
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Otjiwarongo
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Etosha National Park
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8 h 45 min
5
Ais-Ais
— 1 day
Drive:  6 h 15 min
6
Sesriem
— 2 nights
Drive:  7 h 30 min
7
Damaraland
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
8
Swakopmund
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  21 h
End: Brussels

1
night
Walvis Bay

A pleasant port city, Walvis Bay offers tourists a variety of urban entertainment options that complement its many natural attractions.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Dune 7 and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. Keep things going the next day: take a leisurely stroll along Walvis Bay Waterfront and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Walvis Bay trip itinerary tool .

Brussels, Belgium to Walvis Bay is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Brussels to Walvis Bay. Traveling from Brussels in August, Walvis Bay is little chillier at night with lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Windhoek.

Things to do in Walvis Bay

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Dune 7 ©
Dune 7

3
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.
Get outdoors at Deadvlei and Safaris. Next up on the itinerary: admire nature's extreme beauty at Sossusvlei, see the interesting displays at National Museum of Namibia, hunt for treasures at Namibia Craft Centre, and stroll through NamibRand Nature Reserve.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Windhoek itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Walvis Bay to Windhoek takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Walvis Bay in August, expect nights in Windhoek to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Otjiwarongo.

Things to do in Windhoek

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Namib-Naukluft Park
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Sossusvlei ©
Sossusvlei
Deadvlei ©
Deadvlei
Safaris

2
nights
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 7th (Wed): stroll through Cheetah Conservation Fund. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at REST - Rare & Endangered Species Trust and then stroll through Africat.

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

Drive from Windhoek to Otjiwarongo in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Etosha National Park.

Things to do in Otjiwarongo

Parks Wildlife
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Cheetah Conservation Fund ©
Cheetah Conservation Fund
REST - Rare & Endangered Species Trust ©
Africat ©
Africat

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Etosha Pan and then don't miss a visit to Okaukuejo waterhole.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Etosha National Park online trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Otjiwarongo to Etosha National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ais-Ais.

Things to do in Etosha National Park

Parks Wildlife
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Etosha ©
Etosha

1
day
Ais-Ais

Ais-Ais ©
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): take in breathtaking views at Fish River Canyon Nationalpark and then explore the stunning scenery at Fish River Canyon.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Ais-Ais road trip app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Etosha National Park to Ais-Ais. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sesriem.

Things to do in Ais-Ais

Parks Nature
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Fish River Canyon ©
Fish River Canyon
Fish River Canyon Nationalpark ©
Fish River Canyon Nationalpark

2
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 Big Daddy Dune and Namib Desert. When in Sesriem, make a side trip to see Dune 45 Sossusvlei in Sossusvlei, approximately 40 minutes away. Spend the 12th (Mon) exploring the stark beauty of Namib-Naukluft National Park. The adventure continues: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

To find maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Sesriem trip planner .

Traveling by car from Ais-Ais to Sesriem takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Damaraland.

Things to do in Sesriem

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Namib-Naukluft Park
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Namib Desert ©
Namib Desert
Namib-Naukluft National Park
Namib-Naukluft National Park
Big Daddy Dune ©
Big Daddy Dune

1
night
Damaraland

Damaraland ©
On the 14th (Wed), examine the collection at Damara Living Museum and then steep yourself in history at Twyfelfontein. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Brandberg Mountain.

To find where to stay and tourist information, go to the Damaraland trip planner .

Getting from Sesriem to Damaraland by car takes about 7.5 hours. In August in Damaraland, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Damaraland

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

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Safaris and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Welwitschia Plains, examine the collection at Swakopmund Museum, look for gifts at Kristall Galerie, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at National Marine Aquarium of Namibia.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Swakopmund road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Damaraland to Swakopmund takes 3 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Damaraland in August, with highs in Swakopmund at 23°C and lows at 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Safaris
Welwitschia Plains ©
Welwitschia Plains
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

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