18 days in Namibia Itinerary

18 days in Namibia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Namibia route planner
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Fly
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Windhoek
— 3 nights
Fly
2
Luderitz
— 1 night
Fly
3
Waterberg Plateau Park
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Otjiwarongo
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Etosha National Park
— 1 night
Drive
6
Swakopmund
— 4 nights
Drive
7
Namib-Naukluft Park
— 4 nights
Drive to Walvis Bay Airport, Fly to Amsterdam

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Windhoek — 3 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 20th (Mon) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's lots more to do: stroll through NamibRand Nature Reserve, stop by Wecke & Voigts, browse the exhibits of National Museum of Namibia, and admire the landmark architecture of Christuskirche.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Windhoek trip planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Windhoek is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. In December, Windhoek is much hotter than Amsterdam - with highs of 38°C and lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Luderitz.
Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks
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Luderitz — 1 night

Lüderitz tourism centers around its well-preserved colonial Art Nouveau architecture and diverse wildlife.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): kick back and relax at Agate Beach, then visit a coastal fixture at Diaz Point, and then take a memorable tour with Penguin Catamaran Tours.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Luderitz attractions app.

Fly from Windhoek to Luderitz in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Waterberg Plateau Park.
Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 21:
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Waterberg Plateau Park — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): get great views at Waterburg Plateau Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu): stroll through Okonjima Game Reserve.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Waterberg Plateau Park route maker app.

Getting from Luderitz to Waterberg Plateau Park by flight takes about 3 hours. When traveling from Luderitz in December, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Waterberg Plateau Park: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 20°C at night. On the 23rd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Otjiwarongo.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Side Trip
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 23:

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 24th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah Conservation Fund and then stroll through REST - Rare & Endangered Species Trust. On the next day, stroll around Waterberg National Park.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Otjiwarongo planning tool.

You can drive from Waterberg Plateau Park to Otjiwarongo in 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Otjiwarongo can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Etosha National Park.
Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Etosha and then make a trip to Okaukuejo waterhole.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Etosha National Park trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Otjiwarongo to Etosha National Park with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Swakopmund.
Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 26:

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.
Explore Swakopmund's surroundings by going to Walvis Bay (Dolphin & Whale Watching & Off-Road Tours). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dune 7, explore the galleries of Swakopmund Museum, and browse the different shops at Platz Am Meer.

Plan a trip to Swakopmund easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Etosha National Park to Swakopmund. December in Swakopmund sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Namib-Naukluft Park.
Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks
Side Trip
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Gobabeb (Gobabeb Desert Research Station & Dorob National Park). Next up on the itinerary: cruise along Kuiseb Pass.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Namib-Naukluft Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Swakopmund to Namib-Naukluft Park takes 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Namib-Naukluft Park are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive · Wildlife
Side Trips
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.