19 days in Namibia Itinerary

19 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
— 4 nights
Drive
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Swakopmund
— 5 nights
Drive
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Omaruru
— 1 night
Drive
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Etosha National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Otjiwarongo
— 1 night
Drive to Eros, Fly to Luderitz
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Luderitz
— 1 night
Fly
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Windhoek
— 5 nights
Fly

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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.
Explore Namib-Naukluft Park's surroundings by going to Gobabeb (Dorob National Park & Gobabeb Desert Research Station) and Tropic of Capricorn Sign (in Solitaire). Next up on the itinerary: cruise along Kuiseb Pass.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Namib-Naukluft Park online journey planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Namib-Naukluft Park is an approximately 21-hour combination of flight and car. When traveling from Amsterdam in December, plan for warmer days in Namib-Naukluft Park, with highs around 27°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Swakopmund.
Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive · Outdoors
Side Trips
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Swakopmund — 5 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Swakopmund: Walvis Bay (Dolphin & Whale Watching & Off-Road Tours). There's lots more to do: explore the galleries of Swakopmund Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dune 7, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and walk around Long Beach Leisure Park.

For reviews and more tourist information, refer to the Swakopmund tour planning website.

You can drive from Namib-Naukluft Park to Swakopmund in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in December, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Omaruru.
Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks
Side Trip
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Omaruru — 1 night

Omaruru is a city and constituency in the Erongo Region of Namibia. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): do a tasting at Erongo Mountain Winery and then relax and rejuvenate at Bambu Wellness Boutique.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Omaruru trip planner.

You can drive from Swakopmund to Omaruru in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and car. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Etosha National Park.
Wineries · Spas
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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Etosha and then don't miss a visit to Okaukuejo waterhole.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Etosha National Park trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Omaruru to Etosha National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Otjiwarongo.
Parks · Wildlife
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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah Conservation Fund.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Otjiwarongo driving holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Etosha National Park to Otjiwarongo. In December, daily temperatures in Otjiwarongo can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Luderitz.
Parks · Wildlife
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Luderitz — 1 night

Lüderitz tourism centers around its well-preserved colonial Art Nouveau architecture and diverse wildlife.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): get up close to creatures of the deep with Penguin Catamaran Tours, then get to know the fascinating history of Diaz Point, and then kick back and relax at Agate Beach.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Luderitz online travel planner.

Do a combination of car and flight from Otjiwarongo to Luderitz in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Otjiwarongo in December, expect Luderitz to be slightly colder, temps between 29°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Windhoek.
Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches · Parks
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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 22nd (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at NamibRand Nature Reserve, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Naute Kristall Cellar and Destillery, browse the exhibits of National Museum of Namibia, and play a few rounds at Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Windhoek online travel route planner.

You can fly from Luderitz to Windhoek in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Luderitz in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Windhoek, with highs around 38°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
Side Trip
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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.