22 days in Namibia Itinerary

22 days in Namibia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Namibia holiday maker

Make it your trip
Fly
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Windhoek
— 5 nights
Fly
2
Fish River Region
— 1 night
Drive
3
Luderitz
— 2 nights
Fly to Eros, Shuttle to Namib-Naukluft Park
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Namib-Naukluft Park
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Damaraland
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Etosha National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Omaruru
— 1 night
Drive
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Swakopmund
— 6 nights
Drive to Windhoek, Fly to Brussels

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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.
Spend the 7th (Fri) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Christuskirche, browse the exhibits of National Museum of Namibia, hunt for treasures at Namibia Craft Centre, and sample the fine beverages at Naute Kristall Cellar and Destillery.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Windhoek travel itinerary planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Windhoek is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Brussels in January; daily highs in Windhoek reach 38°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Fish River Region.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 4 — 9:

Fish River Region

— 1 night
The Fish River Canyon, is located in the south of Namibia. Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): take in breathtaking views at Fish River Canyon.

For reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Fish River Region visit planner.

You can fly from Windhoek to Fish River Region in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Luderitz.

Things to do in Fish River Region

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 10:
Highlights from your trip

Luderitz

— 2 nights
Lüderitz tourism centers around its well-preserved colonial Art Nouveau architecture and diverse wildlife.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): enjoy the sea views from Diaz Point, explore the fascinating landscape at Agate Beach, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with Penguin Catamaran Tours.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Luderitz journey maker app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Fish River Region to Luderitz. In January, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 18°C. On the 12th (Wed), you're off to Namib-Naukluft Park.

Things to do in Luderitz

Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 12:

Namib-Naukluft Park

— 3 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.
Explore Namib-Naukluft Park's surroundings by going to Gobabeb (Dorob National Park & Gobabeb Desert Research Station). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Kuiseb Pass.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Namib-Naukluft Park tour itinerary website.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Luderitz to Namib-Naukluft Park in 8 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in January, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Damaraland.

Things to do in Namib-Naukluft Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 12 — 15:

Damaraland

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): stroll through Spitzkoppe. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the history behind Twyfelfontein.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Damaraland day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Namib-Naukluft Park to Damaraland in 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Etosha National Park.

Things to do in Damaraland

Outdoors · Nature · Trails · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 17:

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 18th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Etosha and then make a trip to Okaukuejo waterhole.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Etosha National Park planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Damaraland to Etosha National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Omaruru.

Things to do in Etosha National Park

Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 18:

Omaruru

— 1 night
Omaruru is a city and constituency in the Erongo Region of Namibia. Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): do a tasting at Erongo Mountain Winery and then relax and rejuvenate at Bambu Wellness Boutique.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Omaruru online attractions planner.

Explore your travel options from Etosha National Park to Omaruru with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Omaruru

Wineries · Spas
Find places to stay Jan 18 — 19:
Highlights from your trip

Swakopmund

— 6 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Swakopmund: Walvis Bay (Walvis Bay Waterfront, Off-Road Tours, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, take in the views from Swakopmund Jetty, browse the different shops at Platz Am Meer, and meet the residents at National Marin Aquarium of Namibia.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Swakopmund tour planner.

You can drive from Omaruru to Swakopmund in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of car and train. January in Swakopmund sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 19 — 25:

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.