13 days in Namibia Itinerary

13 days in Namibia Itinerary

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13 days in Namibia Itinerary

Start: Windhoek
Drive:  4​h 45​min
1
Waterberg Plateau Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Etosha National Park
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  7​h
3
Damaraland
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Swakopmund
— 2 nights
Drive:  11​h
5
Sesriem
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h 15​min
End: Windhoek

1
night
Waterberg Plateau Park

Waterberg Plateau Park
To find traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Waterberg Plateau Park trip builder site .

Windhoek to Waterberg Plateau Park is an approximately 5-hour car ride. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Windhoek in August: highs in Waterberg Plateau Park hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 12°C. You will leave for Etosha National Park on the 27th (Tue).

Things to do in Waterberg Plateau Park

Parks Wildlife

3
nights
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 28th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Etosha and then make a trip to Okaukuejo waterhole.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Etosha National Park trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Waterberg Plateau Park to Etosha National Park. You will leave for Damaraland on the 30th (Fri).

Things to do in Etosha National Park

Parks Wildlife
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Etosha ©
Etosha

3
nights
Damaraland

Damaraland ©
Explore Damaraland's surroundings by going to Messum Crater (in Uis) and Burnt Mountain (in Khorixas).

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

You can do a combination of flight and car from Etosha National Park to Damaraland in 7 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Damaraland

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Messum Crater, Burnt Mountain
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Messum Crater ©
Messum Crater
Twyfelfontein ©
Twyfelfontein
Damara Living Museum ©
Damara Living Museum

2
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.
On the 3rd (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Dune 7, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Swakopmund trip planner.

Getting from Damaraland to Swakopmund by car takes about 3 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 12°C. On the 4th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Sesriem.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Walvis Bay
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Safaris
Swakopmund Museum ©
Swakopmund Museum

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 out of town with these interesting Sesriem side-trips: Sossusvlei (in Namib-Naukluft Park) and Sossusvlei (Deadvlei, Big Daddy Dune, & more). It doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Sesriem Canyon.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, go to the Sesriem day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Swakopmund to Sesriem takes 11 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Sesriem

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Namib-Naukluft Park
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Sossusvlei ©
Sossusvlei
Deadvlei ©
Deadvlei
Big Daddy Dune ©
Big Daddy Dune