12 days in Namibia Itinerary

12 days in Namibia Itinerary

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12 days in Namibia Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Long Beach Leisure Park and Hohenzollernhaus. Step out of Swakopmund to go to Walvis Bay and see Kayaking & Canoeing, which is approximately 40 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the views from Swakopmund Jetty, buy something for everyone on your list at Platz Am Meer, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dune 7, and stop by Kristall Galerie.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Swakopmund online trip itinerary planner .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Swakopmund is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Swakopmund. Traveling from Sao Paulo in April, plan for little chillier nights in Swakopmund, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to 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
Safaris
Kristall Galerie ©
Kristall Galerie

1
night
Damaraland

Damaraland ©
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): appreciate the history behind Twyfelfontein.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Damaraland online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Swakopmund to Damaraland in 3 hours. Traveling from Swakopmund in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Damaraland, with lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can 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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at REST - Rare & Endangered Species Trust and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah Conservation Fund.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Otjiwarongo online route planner .

Drive from Damaraland to Otjiwarongo in 4 hours. Traveling from Damaraland in April, expect little chillier with lows of 17°C in Otjiwarongo. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to 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 ©

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.
On the 11th (Sat), hunt for treasures at Namibia Craft Centre, then tour the pleasant surroundings at NamibRand Nature Reserve, and then explore the stunning scenery at Fish River Canyon Nationalpark. On your second day here, stop by Herrle & Herma Jewellers, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Christuskirche, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Deadvlei, and finally see the interesting displays at Trans-Namib Railroad Museum.

Make your Windhoek itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Otjiwarongo to Windhoek in 3 hours. In April in Windhoek, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Sesriem.

Things to do in Windhoek

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Fish River Canyon Nationalpark, Deadvlei
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Deadvlei ©
Deadvlei
Fish River Canyon Nationalpark ©
Fish River Canyon Nationalpark
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. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Hidden Vlei and Elim Dunes. Venture out of the city with trips to Sossusvlei (in Namib-Naukluft Park) and Big Daddy Dune (in Sossusvlei). Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Sesriem Canyon and enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Sesriem trip planner .

Traveling by car from Windhoek to Sesriem takes 8.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can 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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