18 days in Namibia Itinerary

18 days in Namibia Itinerary

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Fly
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Windhoek
— 4 nights
Fly
2
Luderitz
— 2 nights
Fly
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Waterberg Plateau Park
— 1 night
Drive
4
Otjiwarongo
— 1 night
Drive
5
Etosha National Park
— 1 night
Drive
6
Omaruru
— 1 night
Drive
7
Swakopmund
— 3 nights
Drive
8
Namib-Naukluft Park
— 4 nights
Drive to Walvis Bay Airport, Fly to Amsterdam

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Windhoek — 4 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.
Get some cultural insight at Christuskirche and National Museum of Namibia. Escape the urban bustle at NamibRand Nature Reserve and Safaris. There's lots more to do: tee off at Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary's Catholic Cathedral, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Naute Kristall Cellar and Destillery.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Windhoek tour builder.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Windhoek is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Amsterdam in December, things will get warmer in Windhoek: highs are around 38°C and lows about 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to fly to Luderitz.
Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
Side Trip
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 21:

Luderitz — 2 nights

Lüderitz tourism centers around its well-preserved colonial Art Nouveau architecture and diverse wildlife.
On the 22nd (Wed), contemplate the long history of Kolmanskop Ghost Town, kick back and relax at Agate Beach, and then see majestic marine mammals with Penguin Catamaran Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu): visit a coastal fixture at Diaz Point.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Luderitz trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Windhoek to Luderitz takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Windhoek in December: high temperatures in Luderitz hover around 29°C and lows are around 17°C. On the 23rd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Waterberg Plateau Park.
Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 23:

Waterberg Plateau Park — 1 night

On the 24th (Fri), take some stellar pictures from Waterburg Plateau Park and then stroll through Okonjima Game Reserve.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Waterberg Plateau Park tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Luderitz to Waterberg Plateau Park in 3 hours. While traveling from Luderitz, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Waterberg Plateau Park, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Otjiwarongo.
Parks · Wildlife · Nature
Side Trip
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 24:

Otjiwarongo — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah Conservation Fund and then tour the pleasant surroundings at REST - Rare & Endangered Species Trust.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Otjiwarongo trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Waterberg Plateau Park to Otjiwarongo in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in December, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Etosha National Park.
Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 25:

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.
On the 26th (Sun), stroll through Etosha and then make a trip to Okaukuejo waterhole.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Etosha National Park trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Otjiwarongo to Etosha National Park with the Route module. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Omaruru.
Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 26:

Omaruru — 1 night

Omaruru is a city and constituency in the Erongo Region of Namibia. Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): learn about winemaking at Kristall Kellerei, do a tasting at Erongo Mountain Winery, and then soothe aching muscles at Bambu Wellness Boutique.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Omaruru online tour planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Etosha National Park to Omaruru. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Swakopmund.
Wineries · Spas
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 27:

Swakopmund — 3 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Safaris and Off-Road Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Swakopmund side-trips: Walvis Bay (Dolphin & Whale Watching & Breeze Spa). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Dune 7, browse the exhibits of Swakopmund Museum, walk around Long Beach Leisure Park, and get interesting insight from Tours.

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

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. In December, daily temperatures in Swakopmund can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Namib-Naukluft Park.
Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Side Trip
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 30:

Namib-Naukluft Park — 4 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.
Get in touch with nature at Deadvlei and Big Daddy Dune. The adventure continues: admire nature's extreme beauty at Namib Desert.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Namib-Naukluft Park holiday planning app.

Drive from Swakopmund to Namib-Naukluft Park in 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Namib-Naukluft Park can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel back home.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 3:

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.