12 days in Namibia Itinerary

12 days in Namibia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly + Drive:  16 h 45 min
1
Swakopmund
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Damaraland
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
3
Otjiwarongo
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
4
Windhoek
— 2 nights
Drive:  8 h 15 min
5
Sesriem
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  30 h
End: Sao Paulo

2
nights
Swakopmund

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Long Beach Leisure Park and Peter's Antiques, since 1983. Change things up with a short trip to Kayaking & Canoeing in Walvis Bay (about 40 minutes away). There's still lots to do: look for gifts at Kristall Galerie, take in the waterfront at Swakopmund Jetty, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dune 7, and admire the landmark architecture of Hohenzollernhaus.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Swakopmund route planning site.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Swakopmund is an approximately 19.5- hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly. Traveling from Sao Paulo to Swakopmund, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sao Paulo in April, Swakopmund is little chillier at night with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to Damaraland.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Walvis Bay
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Long Beach Leisure Park ©
Long Beach Leisure Park
Kristall Galerie ©
Kristall Galerie
Hohenzollernhaus ©
Hohenzollernhaus

1
night
Damaraland

Damaraland ©
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): pause for some photo ops at Twyfelfontein.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Damaraland tour planning tool.

You can drive from Swakopmund to Damaraland in 3 hours. Traveling from Swakopmund in April, plan for a bit warmer nights in Damaraland, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Otjiwarongo.

Things to do in Damaraland

Historic Sites
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Twyfelfontein ©
Twyfelfontein

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.
On the 10th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at REST - Rare & Endangered Species Trust and then stroll through Cheetah Conservation Fund.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Otjiwarongo sightseeing planning app.

You can drive from Damaraland to Otjiwarongo in 4 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Damaraland in April since evenings lows in Otjiwarongo dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Windhoek.

Things to do in Otjiwarongo

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

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): hunt for treasures at Namibia Craft Centre and then tour the pleasant surroundings at NamibRand Nature Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Herrle & Herma Jewellers, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Christuskirche, then stroll through Deadvlei, and finally see the interesting displays at Trans-Namib Railroad Museum.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Windhoek itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Otjiwarongo to Windhoek takes 3 hours. In April, daytime highs in Windhoek are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Sesriem.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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. Step off the beaten path and head to Hidden Vlei and Balloon Rides. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sesriem: Sossusvlei (in Namib-Naukluft Park) and Big Daddy Dune (in Sossusvlei). Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Sesriem Canyon and take in the dramatic natural features at Elim Dunes.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Sesriem day trip app.

Traveling by car from Windhoek to Sesriem takes 8.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sesriem

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Namib-Naukluft Park
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Sossusvlei ©
Sossusvlei
Hidden Vlei ©
Hidden Vlei
Big Daddy Dune ©
Big Daddy Dune

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