12 days in Angola & Namibia Itinerary

12 days in Angola & Namibia Itinerary

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12 days in Angola & Namibia Itinerary

Start: Guelph, Canada
Drive + Fly:  23​h 30​min
1
Luanda, Angola
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Lubango, Angola
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
3
Swakopmund, Namibia
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Windhoek, Namibia
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  30​h
End: Guelph, Canada


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2
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.
On the 7th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Nossa Senhora dos Remedios and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cidade Alta. On the 8th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get some jogging in at Avenida 4 de Fevereiro, then see the interesting displays at Museu da Moeda, then see the interesting displays at Fortaleza de Sao Miguel, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Belas Shopping Mall.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Luanda trip itinerary builder website .

Guelph, Canada to Luanda is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Western African Time (WAT), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Guelph in January: high temperatures in Luanda hover around 36°C and lows are around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Lubango.

Things to do in Luanda

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Sangano Beach ©
Sangano Beach
Fortaleza de Sao Miguel ©
Fortaleza de Sao Miguel
Avenida 4 de Fevereiro ©
Avenida 4 de Fevereiro

1
night
Lubango, Angola

Lubango ©
Lubango is the capital city of the Angolan province of Huíla. On the 10th (Thu), admire the landmark architecture of Christ the King Statue and then take in the dramatic natural features at Tundavala.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Lubango visit planner.

Fly from Luanda to Lubango in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Lubango

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Tundavala ©
Tundavala
Christ the King Statue ©
Christ the King Statue

3
nights
Swakopmund, Namibia

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Zeila Shipwreck and Long Beach Leisure Park. Visiting Safaris and Snake Park will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Swakopmund Museum, look for gifts at Karakulia Weavers, make a trip to Hohenzollernhaus, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Swakopmund trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Lubango to Swakopmund in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Western African Time (WAT) to Central African Time (CAT) is 1 hour. January in Swakopmund sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Windhoek.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Long Beach Leisure Park, Zeila Shipwreck
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Swakopmund Museum ©
Swakopmund Museum
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Long Beach Leisure Park ©
Long Beach Leisure Park

3
nights
Windhoek, Namibia

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.
Trans-Namib Railroad Museum and Owela Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Get outdoors at Safaris and Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis. Change things up with a short trip to Okahandja Mbangura Woodcarvers Craft Market in Okahandja (about 1h 15 min away). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at NamibRand Nature Reserve, stop by Wecke & Voigts, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary's Catholic Cathedral.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Windhoek tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Swakopmund to Windhoek takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and shuttle. Traveling from Swakopmund in January, you will find days in Windhoek are a bit warmer (38°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Windhoek

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Okahandja Mbangura Woodcarvers Craft Market
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Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis ©
Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis
Trans-Namib Railroad Museum ©
Trans-Namib Railroad Museum
Safaris

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