15 days in Namibia Itinerary

15 days in Namibia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Namibia tour planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Windhoek
— 1 night
Drive
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Otjiwarongo
— 1 night
Drive to Eros, Fly to Luderitz
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Luderitz
— 1 night
Drive
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Fish River Region
— 2 nights
Fly to Eros, Drive to Sesriem
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Sesriem
— 2 nights
Drive
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Namib-Naukluft Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Swakopmund
— 3 nights
Drive
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Walvis Bay
— 2 nights
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Windhoek

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at NamibRand Nature Reserve, then tee off at Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis, and then examine the collection at Trans-Namib Railroad Museum. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at National Museum of Namibia, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Christuskirche, then hunt for treasures at Namibia Craft Centre, and finally look for gifts at The Diamond Works.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Windhoek trip tool.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Windhoek is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time to Central Africa Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Johannesburg in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Windhoek, with lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Otjiwarongo.

Things to do in Windhoek

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Golf
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 11:

Otjiwarongo

— 1 night
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.
On the 12th (Thu), stroll through REST - Rare & Endangered Species Trust and then stroll through Cheetah Conservation Fund.

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Otjiwarongo trip website.

You can drive from Windhoek to Otjiwarongo in 3 hours. Traveling from Windhoek in August, expect nights in Otjiwarongo to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Luderitz.

Things to do in Otjiwarongo

Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 12:

Luderitz

— 1 night
Lüderitz tourism centers around its well-preserved colonial Art Nouveau architecture and diverse wildlife.
On the 13th (Fri), kick back and relax at Agate Beach, get up close to creatures of the deep with Penguin Catamaran Tours, and then enjoy the sea views from Diaz Point.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Luderitz trip maker.

Getting from Otjiwarongo to Luderitz by combination of car and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Otjiwarongo in August, expect nights in Luderitz to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are slightly colder, around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Fish River Region.

Things to do in Luderitz

Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 12 — 13:

Fish River Region

— 2 nights
The Fish River Canyon, is located in the south of Namibia. On the 14th (Sat), stroll around /Ai-/Ais-Richtersveld Transfrontier Park and then explore the stunning scenery at Fish River Canyon.

To find reviews and tourist information, go to the Fish River Region trip itinerary planning tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Luderitz to Fish River Region. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sesriem.

Things to do in Fish River Region

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 15:
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Sesriem

— 2 nights
Sesriem is a small settlement located in the Namib Desert, in Namibia, close to the southern end of the Naukluft Mountains. On the 16th (Mon), admire nature's extreme beauty at Namib-Naukluft National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Tue): soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Sesriem trip builder.

Do a combination of flight and car from Fish River Region to Sesriem in 13.5 hours. On the 17th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Namib-Naukluft Park.

Things to do in Sesriem

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 17:

Namib-Naukluft Park

— 2 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.
On the 18th (Wed), admire nature's extreme beauty at Big Daddy Dune. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Elim Dunes and then take in breathtaking views at Sesriem Canyon.

Find out how to plan Namib-Naukluft Park trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can drive from Sesriem to Namib-Naukluft Park in 3.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Namib-Naukluft Park

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 17 — 19:

Swakopmund

— 3 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.
Swakopmund is known for wildlife, adventure, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, take in the views from Swakopmund Jetty, make a trip to Hohenzollernhaus, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Swakopmund trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Namib-Naukluft Park to Swakopmund in 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Swakopmund are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Walvis Bay.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 22:

Walvis Bay

— 2 nights
A pleasant port city, Walvis Bay offers tourists a variety of urban entertainment options that complement its many natural attractions.
On the 23rd (Mon), get interesting insight from Tours and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Dune 7 and then take in the waterfront at Walvis Bay Waterfront.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Walvis Bay trip builder tool.

Drive from Swakopmund to Walvis Bay in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Walvis Bay can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Walvis Bay

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 22 — 24:

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.