30 days in Namibia & Rwanda Itinerary

30 days in Namibia & Rwanda Itinerary

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Windhoek, Namibia
— 4 nights
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Luderitz, Namibia
— 1 night
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Otjiwarongo, Namibia
— 2 nights
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Etosha National Park, Namibia
— 1 night
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Damaraland, Namibia
— 2 nights
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Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia
— 4 nights
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Swakopmund, Namibia
— 6 nights
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Kigali, Rwanda
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Windhoek, Namibia — 4 nights

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 5th (Mon) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Christuskirche, stroll through Daan Viljoen Nature Reserve, play a few rounds at Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis, and hunt for treasures at Namibia Craft Centre.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Windhoek online attractions planner.

Toronto, Canada to Windhoek is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Traveling from Toronto to Windhoek, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toronto in June, Windhoek is little chillier at night with lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Luderitz.
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Luderitz, Namibia — 1 night

Lüderitz tourism centers around its well-preserved colonial Art Nouveau architecture and diverse wildlife.
On the 7th (Wed), get up close to creatures of the deep with Penguin Catamaran Tours and then get to know the fascinating history of Diaz Point.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Luderitz online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Windhoek to Luderitz by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive. While traveling from Windhoek, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Luderitz, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Otjiwarongo.
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Otjiwarongo, Namibia — 2 nights

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 8th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah Conservation Fund and then stroll through REST - Rare & Endangered Species Trust. On your second day here, stroll through Africat.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Otjiwarongo trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Luderitz to Otjiwarongo takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Luderitz in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Otjiwarongo, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Etosha National Park.
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Etosha National Park, Namibia — 1 night

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 10th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Etosha and then make a trip to Okaukuejo waterhole.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Etosha National Park trip planning site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Otjiwarongo to Etosha National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Damaraland.
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Damaraland, Namibia — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): appreciate the history behind Twyfelfontein. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Spitzkoppe.

To see where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Damaraland trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Etosha National Park to Damaraland with the Route module. In June, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Namib-Naukluft Park.
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Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia — 4 nights

One of the world's largest nature and game reserves, the vast Namib-Naukluft Park boasts sweeping desert and mountain landscapes, a diverse range of animal life, and the surreal Sossusvlei, a scenic saltpan sprinkled with towering red sand dunes and petrified acacia trees.
Explore Namib-Naukluft Park's surroundings by going to Gobabeb Desert Research Station (in Gobabeb) and Tropic of Capricorn Sign (in Solitaire). There's more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Sesriem Canyon and don't miss a visit to Spreetshoogte Pass.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Namib-Naukluft Park trip builder.

Getting from Damaraland to Namib-Naukluft Park by car takes about 4 hours. Traveling from Damaraland in June, expect nights in Namib-Naukluft Park to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Swakopmund.
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Swakopmund, Namibia — 6 nights

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, Off-Road Tours, &more). The adventure continues: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, take a leisurely stroll along Swakopmund Jetty, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and see the interesting displays at Swakopmund Museum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Swakopmund road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Namib-Naukluft Park to Swakopmund takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in June, and nighttime lows around 12°C. You'll set off for Kigali on the 22nd (Thu).
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Kigali, Rwanda — 8 nights

A vacation in Kigali, Rwanda's capital city and economic hub, lets you experience the very heart of a landlocked country from a pleasant, safe, and organized base point.
Spend the 25th (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Spend the 23rd (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Kigali Genocide Memorial, browse the exhibits of Choose Kigali Art Gallery, get advice or help at Librarie Ikirezi Bookshop, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Nyamata Church.

To find more things to do and other tourist information, use the Kigali vacation app.

Traveling by flight from Swakopmund to Kigali takes 12.5 hours. Traveling from Swakopmund to Kigali, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Swakopmund in June, things will get a bit warmer in Kigali: highs are around 30°C and lows about 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.
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Namibia travel guide

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Nature & Parks · Deserts · Landmarks
Land of the Brave
Since gaining independence from South Africa in 1990, Namibia has sought to rival its neighbor in terms of tourist appeal. While it hasn't yet gotten up to the numbers of South Africa, Namibia tourism sector has plenty to work with. The desert and mountainous areas represent a real source of appeal, with species of classic African game animals, such as desert lions, zebras, and elephants real highlights of safaris through the national parks. Namibians are rightly proud of their country, and the myriad traditional villages, colonial German towns, and lively urban centers all deserve your attention.
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Rwanda travel guide

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Specialty Museums · National Parks · Art Galleries
Land of a Thousand Hills
Tourism in Rwanda experienced a serious boost in the recent years largely thanks to the country's large population of mountain gorillas. One of only two nations in which the enigmatic, critically endangered gorillas can be tracked, Rwanda appeals to adventurous travelers interested in hiking the hills and equatorial jungles inhabited by the endemic species. The people of Rwanda remain positive about their future, and the political stability that has taken hold since the horrors of the 1994 genocide allows a growing number of international tourists to share in the optimism.
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