15 days in Namibia Itinerary

15 days in Namibia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Namibia planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Swakopmund
— 2 nights
Drive
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Damaraland
— 1 night
Drive
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Walvis Bay
— 2 nights
Fly
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Etosha National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Otjiwarongo
— 2 nights
Drive to Eros, Fly to Luderitz
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Luderitz
— 1 night
Fly
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Windhoek
— 3 nights
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Swakopmund

— 2 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 trip includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, stop by Die Muschel, and browse the exhibits of Swakopmund Museum.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Swakopmund trip planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Swakopmund is an approximately 20-hour flight. In September in Swakopmund, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to drive to Damaraland.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 9 — 11:

Damaraland

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): explore the galleries of Damara Living Museum and then make a trip to Twyfelfontein.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Damaraland travel planning site.

Getting from Swakopmund to Damaraland by car takes about 6.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Walvis Bay.

Things to do in Damaraland

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 12:

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 13th (Fri), add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour and then get outside with Outdoor Activities. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a leisurely stroll along Walvis Bay Waterfront, stroll around Long Beach Leisure Park, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Dune 7.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Walvis Bay itinerary tool.

You can drive from Damaraland to Walvis Bay in 6.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Etosha National Park.

Things to do in Walvis Bay

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 14:

Etosha National Park

— 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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Okaukuejo waterhole.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Etosha National Park online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Walvis Bay to Etosha National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. On the 15th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Otjiwarongo.
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 15:
Highlights from your trip

Otjiwarongo

— 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 16th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah Conservation Fund. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through REST - Rare & Endangered Species Trust and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Africat.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Otjiwarongo trip maker site.

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) to allow enough time to travel to Luderitz.

Things to do in Otjiwarongo

Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 17:

Luderitz

— 1 night
Lüderitz tourism centers around its well-preserved colonial Art Nouveau architecture and diverse wildlife.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Diaz Point, pause for some serene contemplation at Felsenkirche, and then see a world frozen in time at Kolmanskop Ghost Town.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Luderitz trip planning website.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Otjiwarongo to Luderitz takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Otjiwarongo in September, plan for colder days in Luderitz, with highs around 24°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Windhoek.

Things to do in Luderitz

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 18:

Windhoek

— 3 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.
Go for a jaunt from Windhoek to Sossusvlei to see Deadvlei about 5h 30 min away. Spend the 19th (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Christuskirche, tour the pleasant surroundings at Daan Viljoen Nature Reserve, and explore the galleries of National Museum of Namibia.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Windhoek trip maker app.

Getting from Luderitz to Windhoek by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Luderitz in September: high temperatures in Windhoek hover around 34°C and lows are around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 18 — 21:

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.