15 days in Namibia Itinerary

15 days in Namibia Itinerary

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Route & dates

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 wildlife, adventure, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at German Evangelical Lutheran Church, and see the interesting displays at Swakopmund Museum.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Swakopmund trip itinerary builder tool.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Swakopmund is an approximately 17.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of train and flight. In September, daily temperatures in Swakopmund can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Damaraland.

Things to do in Swakopmund

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

1
night
Damaraland

Damaraland ©
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Damara Living Museum and then steep yourself in history at Twyfelfontein.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Damaraland travel planning site.

Getting from Swakopmund to Damaraland by car takes about 3 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
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Twyfelfontein ©
Twyfelfontein
Damara Living Museum ©
Damara Living Museum

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nights
Walvis Bay

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 take a memorable tour with Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a leisurely stroll along Walvis Bay Waterfront, enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach Leisure Park, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Dune 7.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Walvis Bay itinerary tool.

You can drive from Damaraland to Walvis Bay in 3.5 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 travel to Etosha National Park.

Things to do in Walvis Bay

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

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Etosha National Park online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Walvis Bay to Etosha National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or do a combination of train and shuttle. On the 15th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Otjiwarongo.
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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.
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 reviews, traveler tips, 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

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

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Luderitz

Luderitz ©
Lüderitz tourism centers around its well-preserved colonial Art Nouveau architecture and diverse wildlife.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): enjoy the sea views from Diaz Point, pause for some serene contemplation at Felsenkirche, and then see a world frozen in time at Kolmanskop Ghost Town.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Luderitz trip planning website.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Otjiwarongo to Luderitz takes 4.5 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 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

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: tour the pleasant surroundings at Deadvlei, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Christuskirche, and see the interesting displays at National Museum of Namibia.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Windhoek trip maker app.

Getting from Luderitz to Windhoek by combination of flight and car takes about 2 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 travel back home.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Deadvlei
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Deadvlei ©
Deadvlei
Safaris
NamibRand Nature Reserve ©
NamibRand Nature Reserve

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