12 days in Namibia Itinerary

12 days in Namibia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Namibia trip builder

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Walvis Bay
— 1 night
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Omaruru
— 1 night
Drive
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Waterberg Plateau Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Windhoek
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sesriem
— 4 nights
Drive
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Luderitz
— 2 nights
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Walvis Bay

— 1 night
A pleasant port city, Walvis Bay offers tourists a variety of urban entertainment options that complement its many natural attractions.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): browse for treasures at Peter's Antiques, since 1983, look for gifts at Kristall Galerie, then kick back and relax at Long Beach Leisure Park, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Dune 7. On the 25th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Swakopmund Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at German Evangelical Lutheran Church, and then take in the waterfront at Swakopmund Jetty.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Walvis Bay travel tool.

Cape Town, South Africa to Walvis Bay is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Cape Town to Walvis Bay is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Cape Town, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Walvis Bay, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Omaruru.

Things to do in Walvis Bay

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 24 — 25:

Omaruru

— 1 night
Omaruru is a city and constituency in the Erongo Region of Namibia. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): relax and rejuvenate at Bambu Wellness Boutique, then learn about winemaking at Erongo Mountain Winery, and then view the masterpieces at Tikoloshe Afrika.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Omaruru trip builder tool.

You can drive from Walvis Bay to Omaruru in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Waterberg Plateau Park.

Things to do in Omaruru

Wineries · Spas · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 26:

Waterberg Plateau Park

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): take some stellar pictures from Waterburg Plateau Park and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Okonjima Game Reserve.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Waterberg Plateau Park day trip planning site.

You can drive from Omaruru to Waterberg Plateau Park in 4 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Waterberg Plateau Park can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Windhoek.

Things to do in Waterberg Plateau Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 26 — 27:

Windhoek

— 2 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.
On the 28th (Mon), see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Christuskirche and then stroll through NamibRand Nature Reserve.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Windhoek travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Waterberg Plateau Park to Windhoek takes 3.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Windhoek can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Sesriem.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 29:

Sesriem

— 4 nights
Sesriem is a small settlement located in the Namib Desert, in Namibia, close to the southern end of the Naukluft Mountains. Get in touch with nature at Hidden Vlei and Sossusvlei. Explore Sesriem's surroundings by going to Sossusvlei (Namib Desert & Big Daddy Dune). The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Sesriem Canyon, take a memorable tour with Tours, and take in the dramatic natural features at Elim Dunes.

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Sesriem trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Windhoek to Sesriem takes 7.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Luderitz.

Things to do in Sesriem

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 2:

Luderitz

— 2 nights
Lüderitz tourism centers around its well-preserved colonial Art Nouveau architecture and diverse wildlife.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Diaz Point, then get a new perspective on things with Penguin Catamaran Tours, and then kick back and relax at Agate Beach.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Luderitz attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Sesriem to Luderitz takes 13.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Luderitz are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Luderitz

Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 4:

Namibia travel guide

4.1
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.