16 days in Namibia Itinerary

16 days in Namibia Itinerary

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16 days in Namibia Itinerary

Start: Brasilia
Fly:  28​h
1
Swakopmund
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Damaraland
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h
3
Etosha National Park
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Windhoek
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  1​h 45​min
5
Luderitz
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Ais-Ais
— 1 night
Fly:  33​h
End: Brasilia

4
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Swakopmund side-trips: Walvis Bay (Walvis Bay Waterfront, Kayaking & Canoeing, & more). And it doesn't end there: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, examine the collection at Swakopmund Museum, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and pause for some serene contemplation at German Evangelical Lutheran Church.

To see traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Swakopmund trip planner .

Brasilia, Brazil to Swakopmund is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time to Central African Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Brasilia in July: high temperatures in Swakopmund hover around 26°C and lows are around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Damaraland.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Walvis Bay
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Safaris
Kayaking & Canoeing
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

2
nights
Damaraland

Damaraland ©
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): examine the collection at Damara Living Museum and then pause for some photo ops 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 traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Damaraland day trip app .

Getting from Swakopmund to Damaraland by car takes about 3 hours. When traveling from Swakopmund in July, plan for much hotter days in Damaraland, with highs around 41°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Etosha National Park.

Things to do in Damaraland

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

1
day
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 17th (Wed): stroll through Etosha Pan and then don't miss a visit to Okaukuejo waterhole.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Etosha National Park planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Damaraland to Etosha National Park in 7 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Windhoek.

Things to do in Etosha National Park

Wildlife Parks
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Okaukuejo waterhole ©
Okaukuejo waterhole
Etosha Pan ©
Etosha Pan

4
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.
Spend the 19th (Fri) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Deadvlei, tour the pleasant surroundings at NamibRand Nature Reserve, buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove Mall of Namibia, and admire the striking features of Christuskirche.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Windhoek visit planning site .

Getting from Etosha National Park to Windhoek by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Luderitz.

Things to do in Windhoek

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Deadvlei
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Deadvlei ©
Deadvlei
Safaris
Christuskirche ©
Christuskirche

1
night
Luderitz

Luderitz ©
Lüderitz tourism centers around its well-preserved colonial Art Nouveau architecture and diverse wildlife.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): visit a coastal fixture at Diaz Point, then pause for some serene contemplation at Felsenkirche, and then contemplate the long history of Kolmanskop Ghost Town.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Luderitz trip planner .

Do a combination of car and flight from Windhoek to Luderitz in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Ais-Ais.

Things to do in Luderitz

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

1
night
Ais-Ais

Ais-Ais ©
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): explore the stunning scenery at Fish River Canyon Nationalpark and then take in breathtaking views at Fish River Canyon.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Ais-Ais holiday planner .

You can drive from Luderitz to Ais-Ais in 5.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ais-Ais

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

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