19 days in Namibia Itinerary

19 days in Namibia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Namibia Trip Planner
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Fly
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Walvis Bay
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Otjiwarongo
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Etosha National Park
— 1 night
Drive
4
Windhoek
— 5 nights
Fly
5
Luderitz
— 2 nights
Fly to Eros, Shuttle to Namib-Naukluft Park
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Namib-Naukluft Park
— 3 nights
Drive to Walvis Bay Airport, Fly to Saint-Denis

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Walvis Bay — 3 nights

A pleasant port city, Walvis Bay offers tourists a variety of urban entertainment options that complement its many natural attractions.
On the 4th (Thu), stroll through Dune 7 and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Long Beach Leisure Park.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Walvis Bay trip 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. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Saint-Denis in January; daily highs in Walvis Bay reach 28°C and lows reach 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Otjiwarongo.
Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches
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Otjiwarongo — 3 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Okonjima Game Reserve and Africat. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through REST - Rare & Endangered Species Trust.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Otjiwarongo trip planner.

Drive from Walvis Bay to Otjiwarongo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. While traveling from Walvis Bay, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Otjiwarongo, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Etosha National Park.
Parks · Wildlife
Side Trip
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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.
To find where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Etosha National Park itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Otjiwarongo to Etosha National Park. You'll set off for Windhoek on the 10th (Wed).
Parks · Wildlife
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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Safaris and Daan Viljoen Nature Reserve. Visit St Mary's Catholic Cathedral and Nande Explorer Cultural Township Tours for their historical value. Change things up with a short trip to Gross Barmen Hot Springs in Gross Barmen (about 1h 15 min away). There's still lots to do: stroll through NamibRand Nature Reserve, admire the striking features of Christuskirche, get a taste of life in the country at Okapuka Ranch, and make a trip to Heroes Acre.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Windhoek trip planning site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Etosha National Park to Windhoek. In January, daytime highs in Windhoek are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can fly to Luderitz.
Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Side Trip
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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 15th (Mon): see a world frozen in time at Kolmanskop Ghost Town and then explore the galleries of Luderitz Museum. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at The Goerke House, then pause for some serene contemplation at Felsenkirche, then visit a coastal fixture at Diaz Point, and finally kick back and relax at Agate Beach.

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Traveling by flight from Windhoek to Luderitz takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Windhoek, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Luderitz, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Namib-Naukluft Park.
Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 17:

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.
Get outdoors at Sossusvlei and Namib Desert. Step out of Namib-Naukluft Park with an excursion to Balloon Rides in Sesriem--about 3h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire nature's extreme beauty at Dune 45 Sossusvlei, explore the stunning scenery at Sesriem Canyon, and stroll through Deadvlei.

For ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Namib-Naukluft Park trip builder website.

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Luderitz to Namib-Naukluft Park in 8 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Namib-Naukluft Park can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 20:

Namibia travel guide

4.1
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.