19 days in Namibia Itinerary

19 days in Namibia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Namibia trip planner

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Fly
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Swakopmund
— 5 nights
Drive
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Namib-Naukluft Park
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Etosha National Park
— 1 night
Drive
4
Otjiwarongo
— 3 nights
Drive to Eros, Fly to Luderitz
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Luderitz
— 2 nights
Fly
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Windhoek
— 5 nights
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Swakopmund

— 5 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.
You've added Mola Mola Safaris, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Welwitschia Plains, and other attractions to your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Swakopmund Museum, browse for treasures at Peter's Antiques, since 1983, admire the landmark architecture of Hohenzollernhaus, and take a leisurely stroll along Swakopmund Jetty.

For photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Swakopmund tour builder app.

Kampala, Uganda to Swakopmund is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from East Africa Time to Central Africa Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. In December, Swakopmund is little chillier than Kampala - with highs of 27°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Namib-Naukluft Park.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 19 — 24:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): take in breathtaking views at Kuiseb River. On your second day here, take in breathtaking views at Sesriem Canyon.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Namib-Naukluft Park trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Swakopmund to Namib-Naukluft Park in 1.5 hours. In December in Namib-Naukluft Park, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Etosha National Park.

Things to do in Namib-Naukluft Park

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 26:
Highlights from your trip

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Lake Guinas. On the 26th (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Guinas.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Etosha National Park road trip planning website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Namib-Naukluft Park to Etosha National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Otjiwarongo.

Things to do in Etosha National Park

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 26 — 27:

Otjiwarongo

— 3 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 28th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah Conservation Fund and then stroll through REST - Rare & Endangered Species Trust. Keep things going the next day: walk around Waterberg National Park.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Otjiwarongo trip itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Etosha National Park to Otjiwarongo. In December in Otjiwarongo, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Luderitz.

Things to do in Otjiwarongo

Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 30:

Luderitz

— 2 nights
Lüderitz tourism centers around its well-preserved colonial Art Nouveau architecture and diverse wildlife.
On the 30th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Kolmanskop Ghost Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Agate Beach, contemplate the long history of The Goerke House, then pause for some serene contemplation at Felsenkirche, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Diaz Point.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Luderitz trip website.

Getting from Otjiwarongo to Luderitz by combination of car and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive. In December, Luderitz is slightly colder than Otjiwarongo - with highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Windhoek.

Things to do in Luderitz

Historic Sites · Beaches · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 1:

Windhoek

— 5 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.
Step out of Windhoek with an excursion to Spreetshoogte Pass in Namib-Naukluft Park--about 2h 45 min away. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at NamibRand Nature Reserve, hunt for treasures at Namibia Craft Centre, take in the local highlights with Nande Explorer Cultural Township Tours, and examine the collection at National Museum of Namibia.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Windhoek online holiday builder.

You can fly from Luderitz to Windhoek in 4.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Luderitz in January, expect nights in Windhoek to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 38°C. On the 6th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 1 — 6:

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.