15 days in Namibia Itinerary

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Fly to Walvis Bay Airport, Drive to Namib-Naukluft Park
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Namib-Naukluft Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Swakopmund
— 4 nights
Drive
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Etosha National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Otjiwarongo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Windhoek
— 2 nights
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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Sesriem Canyon and Gobabeb Desert Research Station. When in Namib-Naukluft Park, make a side trip to see Tropic of Capricorn Sign in Solitaire, approximately Solitaire away. It doesn't end there: explore the fascinating landscape at Big Daddy Dune.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Namib-Naukluft Park day trip planning app.

Portland, USA to Namib-Naukluft Park is an approximately 35-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Central Africa Time, which is usually a 9 hour difference. Traveling from Portland in September, you will find days in Namib-Naukluft Park are little chillier (69°F), and nights are about the same (51°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Swakopmund.
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Swakopmund — 4 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.
Get outdoors at Safaris and Dune 7. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Swakopmund: Walvis Bay (Kayaking & Canoeing, Off-Road Tours, &more), Zeila Shipwreck (in Hentiesbaai) and Spitzkoppe (in Damaraland). And it doesn't end there: snap pictures at Swakopmund Jetty, admire the striking features of Hohenzollernhaus, see the interesting displays at Swakopmund Museum, and stop by Karakulia Weavers.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Swakopmund trip planner.

You can drive from Namib-Naukluft Park to Swakopmund in 1.5 hours. September in Swakopmund sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Etosha National Park.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Etosha and then don't miss a visit to Okaukuejo waterhole.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Etosha National Park online tour itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Swakopmund to Etosha National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Otjiwarongo.
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Otjiwarongo — 2 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.
On the 14th (Thu), stroll through Cheetah Conservation Fund and then tour the pleasant surroundings at REST - Rare & Endangered Species Trust. On your second day here, walk around Waterberg National Park and then stroll through Africat.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Otjiwarongo road trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Etosha National Park to Otjiwarongo. In September, daytime highs in Otjiwarongo are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can go by car to Windhoek.
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Windhoek — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): examine the collection at National Museum of Namibia, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Christuskirche, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at NamibRand Nature Reserve. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Windhoek online route planner.

Getting from Otjiwarongo to Windhoek by car takes about 3 hours. When traveling from Otjiwarongo in September, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Windhoek: temperatures range from 85°F by day to 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.
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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.
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