15 days in Namibia Itinerary

15 days in Namibia Itinerary

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15 days in Namibia Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Swakopmund
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Damaraland
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Walvis Bay
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Etosha National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Otjiwarongo
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Luderitz
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Windhoek
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Amsterdam

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.
Swakopmund is known for adventure, wildlife, museums, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, see the interesting displays at Swakopmund Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at German Evangelical Lutheran Church, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Welwitschia Plains.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Swakopmund trip itinerary planner .

Amsterdam, Holland to Swakopmund is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Swakopmund due to the time zone difference. In September, daily temperatures in Swakopmund can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to drive to Damaraland.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Safaris
Welwitschia Plains ©
Welwitschia Plains
Nature & Wildlife Tours

1
night
Damaraland

Damaraland ©
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Damara Living Museum and then pause for some photo ops at Twyfelfontein.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Damaraland online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Swakopmund to Damaraland takes 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to Walvis Bay.

Things to do in Damaraland

Museums Historic Sites
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Damara Living Museum ©
Damara Living Museum

2
nights
Walvis Bay

A pleasant port city, Walvis Bay offers tourists a variety of urban entertainment options that complement its many natural attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a leisurely stroll along Walvis Bay Waterfront, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Long Beach Leisure Park, and then stroll through Dune 7.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Walvis Bay sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Damaraland to Walvis Bay in 3.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Walvis Bay can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Etosha National Park.

Things to do in Walvis Bay

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Dune 7 ©
Dune 7
Kayaking & Canoeing

1
night
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.
On the 15th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Okaukuejo waterhole.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Etosha National Park driving holiday planner .

Getting from Walvis Bay to Etosha National Park by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and shuttle; or do a combination of train and shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Otjiwarongo.
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Okaukuejo waterhole ©
Okaukuejo waterhole

2
nights
Otjiwarongo

Otjiwarongo ©
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 16th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah Conservation Fund. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at REST - Rare & Endangered Species Trust and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Africat.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Etosha National Park to Otjiwarongo. September in Otjiwarongo sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Luderitz.

Things to do in Otjiwarongo

Parks Wildlife
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Cheetah Conservation Fund ©
Cheetah Conservation Fund
Africat ©
Africat
REST - Rare & Endangered Species Trust ©

1
night
Luderitz

Luderitz ©
Lüderitz tourism centers around its well-preserved colonial Art Nouveau architecture and diverse wildlife.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): enjoy the sea views from Diaz Point, pause for some serene contemplation at Felsenkirche, and then mingle with the ghosts of the past at Kolmanskop Ghost Town.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Luderitz trip planning site .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Otjiwarongo to Luderitz in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Otjiwarongo in September, you will find days in Luderitz are much colder (24°C), and nights are slightly colder (12°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Windhoek.

Things to do in Luderitz

Historic Sites
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Kolmanskop Ghost Town ©
Kolmanskop Ghost Town
Diaz Point ©
Diaz Point
Felsenkirche ©
Felsenkirche

3
nights
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.
Spend the 19th (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Deadvlei, stroll through NamibRand Nature Reserve, examine the collection at National Museum of Namibia, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Christuskirche.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Windhoek online road trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Luderitz to Windhoek in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Luderitz in September, expect Windhoek to be a bit warmer, temps between 34°C and 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Deadvlei
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Safaris
NamibRand Nature Reserve ©
NamibRand Nature Reserve
Daan Viljoen Nature Reserve ©
Daan Viljoen Nature Reserve

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