26 days in Namibia Itinerary

26 days in Namibia Itinerary

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26 days in Namibia Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Drive:  18 h 30 min
1
Windhoek
— 5 nights
Drive:  11 h 45 min
2
Luderitz
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4 h 30 min
3
Otjiwarongo
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Khorixas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
5
Etosha National Park
— 2 nights
+3
Shuttle + Drive + Bus + Drive:  17 h 45 min
6
Swakopmund
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h
7
Damaraland
— 2 nights
Drive:  7 h 30 min
8
Sesriem
— 3 nights
Drive:  17 h 30 min
End: Johannesburg

5
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.
Windhoek is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Christuskirche, contemplate the long history of Katutura Township, examine the collection at National Museum of Namibia, and get a taste of life in the country at Okapuka Ranch.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Windhoek vacation maker.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Windhoek is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Johannesburg in December: highs in Windhoek hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 20°C. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Wed) before leaving for Luderitz.

Things to do in Windhoek

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Find places to stay Dec 11 — 16:
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Nande Explorer Cultural Township Tours ©
Christuskirche ©
Christuskirche
NamibRand Nature Reserve ©
NamibRand Nature Reserve

2
nights
Luderitz

Luderitz ©
Lüderitz tourism centers around its well-preserved colonial Art Nouveau architecture and diverse wildlife.
On the 17th (Thu), enjoy the sea views from Diaz Point and then kick back and relax at Agate Beach. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see a world frozen in time at Kolmanskop Ghost Town and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Felsenkirche.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Luderitz route planner.

Getting from Windhoek to Luderitz by combination of car and flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Windhoek in December: high temperatures in Luderitz hover around 29°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Otjiwarongo.

Things to do in Luderitz

Historic Sites Parks Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 18:
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Kolmanskop Ghost Town ©
Kolmanskop Ghost Town
Diaz Point ©
Diaz Point
Felsenkirche ©
Felsenkirche

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.
On the 19th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah Conservation Fund and then tour the pleasant surroundings at REST - Rare & Endangered Species Trust. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around Waterberg National Park and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Africat.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Otjiwarongo trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Luderitz to Otjiwarongo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Luderitz in December, you will find days in Otjiwarongo are a bit warmer (39°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can go by car to Khorixas.

Things to do in Otjiwarongo

Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 20:
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Cheetah Conservation Fund ©
Cheetah Conservation Fund
Africat ©
Africat
REST - Rare & Endangered Species Trust ©

2
nights
Khorixas

Khorixas ©
Khorixas is a town of 6,000 inhabitants in southern Kunene Region, Namibia. On the 21st (Mon), get engrossed in the history at Experience Darama Culture Museum. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Burnt Mountain, then take in the dramatic natural features at Organ Pipes, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Petrified Forest.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Khorixas travel itinerary planner .

You can drive from Otjiwarongo to Khorixas in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Etosha National Park.

Things to do in Khorixas

Parks Nature Museums
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 22:
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Organ Pipes ©
Organ Pipes
Burnt Mountain ©
Burnt Mountain

2
nights
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.
On the 23rd (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Etosha and then don't miss a visit to Okaukuejo waterhole.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Khorixas to Etosha National Park. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Swakopmund.

Things to do in Etosha National Park

Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 24:
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Etosha ©
Etosha

5
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Swakopmund: Walvis Bay (Off-Road Tours, Kayaking & Canoeing, &more). And it doesn't end there: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, get interesting insight from Tours, browse the different shops at Platz Am Meer, and examine the collection at Swakopmund Museum.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Swakopmund day trip tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Etosha National Park to Swakopmund takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, bus, and car; or do a combination of shuttle and car. December in Swakopmund sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to drive to Damaraland.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Walvis Bay
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Off-Road Tours
Kayaking & Canoeing

2
nights
Damaraland

Damaraland ©
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Twyfelfontein. On the 31st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Messum Crater.

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Damaraland holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Swakopmund to Damaraland takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Sesriem.

Things to do in Damaraland

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Messum Crater
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Messum Crater ©
Messum Crater
Twyfelfontein ©
Twyfelfontein

3
nights
Sesriem

Sesriem ©
Sesriem is a small settlement located in the Namib Desert, in Namibia, close to the southern end of the Naukluft Mountains. Venture out of the city with trips to Sossusvlei (Big Daddy Dune & Dune 45 Sossusvlei) and Sossusvlei (in Namib-Naukluft Park). Spend the 3rd (Sun) exploring nature at Namib-Naukluft National Park. It doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Sesriem Canyon and enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Sesriem travel site .

Traveling by car from Damaraland to Sesriem takes 7.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sesriem

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Namib-Naukluft Park
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 3:
Highlights from your plan
Sossusvlei ©
Sossusvlei
Big Daddy Dune ©
Big Daddy Dune
Dune 45 Sossusvlei ©
Dune 45 Sossusvlei

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