19 days in Namibia Itinerary

19 days in Namibia Itinerary

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19 days in Namibia Itinerary

Start: Saint-Denis
Fly:  15 h 45 min
1
Walvis Bay
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4 h 15 min
2
Otjiwarongo
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Etosha National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 30 min
4
Windhoek
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  1 h 45 min
5
Luderitz
— 2 nights
Drive:  10 h
6
Namib-Naukluft Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  20 h 15 min
End: Saint-Denis

3
nights
Walvis Bay

Walvis Bay ©
A pleasant port city, Walvis Bay offers tourists a variety of urban entertainment options that complement its many natural attractions.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Dune 7, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Fri): kick back and relax at Long Beach Leisure Park and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, go to the Walvis Bay sightseeing planner.

Saint-Denis, Reunion Island to Walvis Bay is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Saint-Denis to Walvis Bay. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Saint-Denis in January: high temperatures in Walvis Bay hover around 28°C and lows are around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Otjiwarongo.

Things to do in Walvis Bay

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Dune 7 ©
Dune 7
Long Beach Leisure Park ©
Long Beach Leisure Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
nights
Otjiwarongo

Otjiwarongo ©
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Okonjima Game Reserve and Africat. The adventure continues: get outside with REST - Rare and Endangered Species Trust.

To see ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Otjiwarongo trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Walvis Bay to Otjiwarongo by combination of flight and car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Walvis Bay in January, you will find days in Otjiwarongo are somewhat warmer (39°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Etosha National Park.

Things to do in Otjiwarongo

Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Okonjima Game Reserve
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Okonjima Game Reserve ©
Okonjima Game Reserve
Africat ©
Africat

1
night
Etosha National Park

Etosha National Park
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 9th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Etosha National Park.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Etosha National Park sightseeing planner.

Explore your travel options from Otjiwarongo to Etosha National Park with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Windhoek.

Things to do in Etosha National Park

Parks Wildlife
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5
nights
Windhoek

Windhoek ©
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at NamibRand Nature Reserve and Horseback Riding Tours. Your inner history buff will appreciate Katutura Township and Christuskirche. Step out of Windhoek with an excursion to Gross Barmen Hot Springs in Gross Barmen--about 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Daan Viljoen Nature Reserve, hunt for treasures at Namibia Craft Centre, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and explore the stunning scenery at Fish River Canyon Nationalpark.

To see maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Windhoek travel planner.

You can fly from Etosha National Park to Windhoek in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. January in Windhoek sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Luderitz.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Gross Barmen Hot Springs
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NamibRand Nature Reserve ©
NamibRand Nature Reserve
Safaris
Daan Viljoen Nature Reserve ©
Daan Viljoen Nature Reserve

2
nights
Luderitz

Luderitz ©
Lüderitz tourism centers around its well-preserved colonial Art Nouveau architecture and diverse wildlife.
On the 15th (Mon), mingle with the ghosts of the past at Kolmanskop Ghost Town and then see the interesting displays at Luderitz Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Tue): contemplate the long history of The Goerke House, pause for some serene contemplation at Felsenkirche, then visit a coastal fixture at Diaz Point, and finally admire nature's extreme beauty at Agate Beach.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Luderitz custom trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Windhoek to Luderitz takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Windhoek in January, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Luderitz: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Namib-Naukluft Park.

Things to do in Luderitz

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches
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Felsenkirche ©
Felsenkirche
Agate Beach ©
Agate Beach
Kolmanskop Ghost Town ©
Kolmanskop Ghost Town

3
nights
Namib-Naukluft Park

Namib-Naukluft Park ©
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Balloon Rides and Namib Desert. Get in touch with nature at Sossusvlei and Dune 45 Sossusvlei. Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Deadvlei and explore the stunning scenery at Sesriem Canyon.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Namib-Naukluft Park trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Luderitz to Namib-Naukluft Park in 10 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Namib-Naukluft Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Balloon Rides
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Sossusvlei ©
Sossusvlei
Balloon Rides
Deadvlei ©
Deadvlei

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