20 days in Namibia Itinerary

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Namib-Naukluft Park
— 3 nights
— 6 nights
Etosha National Park
— 1 night
— 2 nights
Drive to Eros, Fly to Luderitz
— 2 nights
— 5 nights


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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Namib-Naukluft Park: Gobabeb (Gobabeb Desert Research Station & Dorob National Park). It doesn't end there: take a memorable drive along Spreetshoogte Pass and admire all the interesting features of Kuiseb Pass.

To find out how to plan a trip to Namib-Naukluft Park, use our trip itinerary maker.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Namib-Naukluft Park is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, shuttle, and train; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Johannesburg to Namib-Naukluft Park is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Johannesburg in December, expect nights in Namib-Naukluft Park to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are little chillier, around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Swakopmund.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
Side Trips
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Swakopmund — 6 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Swakopmund: Walvis Bay (Dune 7, Off-Road Tours, &more). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Swakopmund Museum, observe the fascinating underwater world at National Marin Aquarium of Namibia, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and snap pictures at Swakopmund Jetty.

For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Swakopmund sightseeing planner.

Explore your travel options from Namib-Naukluft Park to Swakopmund with the Route module. December in Swakopmund sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Etosha National Park.
Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks
Side Trip
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 27:

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 28th (Thu): stroll through Etosha and then don't miss a visit to Okaukuejo waterhole.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Etosha National Park itinerary maker site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Swakopmund to Etosha National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Otjiwarongo.
Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 28:

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 29th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah Conservation Fund and then stroll through REST - Rare & Endangered Species Trust. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sat): stroll around Waterberg National Park.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Otjiwarongo trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Etosha National Park to Otjiwarongo. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in December, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Luderitz.
Parks · Wildlife
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Luderitz — 2 nights

Lüderitz tourism centers around its well-preserved colonial Art Nouveau architecture and diverse wildlife.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): get up close to creatures of the deep with Penguin Catamaran Tours, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Diaz Point, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Agate Beach.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Luderitz driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Otjiwarongo to Luderitz in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Otjiwarongo in December; daily highs in Luderitz reach 29°C and lows reach 17°C. You'll set off for Windhoek on the 1st (Mon).
Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites
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Highlights from your trip

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.
Windhoek is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through NamibRand Nature Reserve, browse the eclectic array of goods at Namibia Craft Centre, examine the collection at National Museum of Namibia, and sample the fine beverages at Naute Kristall Cellar and Destillery.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Windhoek trip app.

Traveling by flight from Luderitz to Windhoek takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Luderitz in January, plan for a bit warmer days in Windhoek, with highs around 38°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.
Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
Side Trip
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Namibia travel guide

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.