21 days in Namibia Itinerary

21 days in Namibia Itinerary

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Fly
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Windhoek
— 4 nights
Fly
2
Luderitz
— 1 night
Fly
3
Waterberg Plateau Park
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Otjiwarongo
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Swakopmund
— 4 nights
Drive
6
Namib-Naukluft Park
— 4 nights
Drive
7
Epupa
— 2 nights
Drive to Lubango, Fly to London

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at NamibRand Nature Reserve and Safaris. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Naute Kristall Cellar and Destillery and Heroes Acre. Next up on the itinerary: wander the wide-open spaces of Okapuka Ranch, look for gifts at Wecke & Voigts, admire the natural beauty at Parliament Gardens, and browse the exhibits of Trans-Namib Railroad Museum.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Windhoek trip itinerary maker tool.

London, UK to Windhoek is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Windhoek due to the time zone difference. While traveling from London, expect warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Windhoek, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can fly to Luderitz.
Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
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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 26th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Diaz Point, then kick back and relax at Agate Beach, and then see majestic marine mammals with Penguin Catamaran Tours.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Luderitz trip planner.

You can fly from Windhoek to Luderitz in 4.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Windhoek in October: high temperatures in Luderitz hover around 27°C and lows are around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Waterberg Plateau Park.
Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Nature
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Waterberg Plateau Park — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): admire all the interesting features of Waterburg Plateau Park. On the next day, stroll through Okonjima Game Reserve.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Waterberg Plateau Park road trip app.

Traveling by flight from Luderitz to Waterberg Plateau Park takes 3 hours. Traveling from Luderitz in October, expect nights in Waterberg Plateau Park to be a bit warmer, around 20°C, while days are much warmer, around 41°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Otjiwarongo.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Side Trip
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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 29th (Sat), stroll through Africat and then tour the pleasant surroundings at REST - Rare & Endangered Species Trust. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Waterberg National Park.

To see where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Otjiwarongo trip planner.

You can drive from Waterberg Plateau Park to Otjiwarongo in 1.5 hours. October in Otjiwarongo sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can go by car to Swakopmund.
Parks · Wildlife
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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 Moon Landscape and Long Beach Leisure Park. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Food Tours and Kristall Galerie. Step out of Swakopmund to go to Walvis Bay and see Mola Mola Safaris, which is approximately 42 minutes away. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at German Evangelical Lutheran Church, buy something for everyone on your list at Platz Am Meer, and stroll through Dune 7.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Swakopmund sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Otjiwarongo to Swakopmund in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Otjiwarongo in October, expect nights in Swakopmund to be a bit cooler, around 13°C, while days are colder, around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Namib-Naukluft Park.
Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
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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 hidden gems such as Kuiseb Pass and Dorob National Park. There's still lots to do: cruise along Spreetshoogte Pass.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Namib-Naukluft Park journey planner.

Getting from Swakopmund to Namib-Naukluft Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Namib-Naukluft Park are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. On the 7th (Mon), you're off to Epupa.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
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Epupa — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Epupa Falls.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Epupa online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Namib-Naukluft Park to Epupa in 11 hours. You'll set off for home on the 9th (Wed).
Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Nov 7 — 9:
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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.