16 days in Namibia Itinerary

16 days in Namibia Itinerary

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16 days in Namibia Itinerary

Start: Keetmanshoop
Drive:  11​h 30​min
1
Swakopmund
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Damaraland
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Otjiwarongo
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Luderitz
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Windhoek
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h
End: Keetmanshoop

4
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.
Family-friendly places like Long Beach Leisure Park and National Marine Aquarium of Namibia will thrill your kids. Get outdoors at Safaris and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Get out of town with these interesting Swakopmund side-trips: Kayaking & Canoeing (in Walvis Bay) and Zeila Shipwreck (in Hentiesbaai). There's still lots to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, browse for treasures at Peter's Antiques, since 1983, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Dune 7.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Swakopmund road trip planning website .

Keetmanshoop to Swakopmund is an approximately 11.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and car; or do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Keetmanshoop in December, plan for cooler days in Swakopmund, with highs around 27°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to Damaraland.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Walvis Bay, Zeila Shipwreck
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Safaris
Kayaking & Canoeing
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
nights
Damaraland

Damaraland ©
Get some cultural insight at Twyfelfontein and Damara Living Museum.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Damaraland trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Swakopmund to Damaraland in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Otjiwarongo.

Things to do in Damaraland

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cape Cross
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Twyfelfontein ©
Twyfelfontein
Cape Cross
Cape Cross
Damara Living Museum ©
Damara Living Museum

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at REST - Rare & Endangered Species Trust and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah Conservation Fund. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Africat.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Otjiwarongo day trip site .

Traveling by car from Damaraland to Otjiwarongo takes 4 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Otjiwarongo can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to 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 ©

2
nights
Luderitz

Luderitz ©
Lüderitz tourism centers around its well-preserved colonial Art Nouveau architecture and diverse wildlife.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): visit a coastal fixture at Diaz Point, steep yourself in history at The Goerke House, and then mingle with the ghosts of the past at Kolmanskop Ghost Town. On the next day, explore the fascinating landscape at Agate Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Felsenkirche, and then examine the collection at Luderitz Museum.

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

You can do a combination of car and flight from Otjiwarongo to Luderitz in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Otjiwarongo in December, with highs in Luderitz at 29°C and lows at 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Windhoek.

Things to do in Luderitz

Historic Sites Beaches Parks
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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.
Get some historical perspective at Christuskirche and Katutura Township. Get a sense of the local culture at Geological Survey Museum and National Museum of Namibia. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, tour the pleasant surroundings at NamibRand Nature Reserve, look for gifts at Herrle & Herma Jewellers, and examine the collection at Trans-Namib Railroad Museum.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Windhoek online journey planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Luderitz to Windhoek takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Luderitz in January, plan for somewhat warmer days in Windhoek, with highs around 38°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife Parks Tours
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Safaris
Christuskirche ©
Christuskirche
NamibRand Nature Reserve ©
NamibRand Nature Reserve

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