12 days in Namibia Itinerary

12 days in Namibia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Swakopmund
— 3 nights
2
Damaraland
— 1 night
3
Etosha National Park
— 1 night
4
Otjiwarongo
— 1 night
5
Luderitz
— 1 night
6
Windhoek
— 3 nights

3
nights
Swakopmund

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.
Explore Swakopmund's surroundings by going to Walvis Bay (Off-Road Tours & Kayaking & Canoeing). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Swakopmund Museum, stop by Kristall Galerie, stroll through Welwitschia Plains, and don't miss a visit to Hohenzollernhaus.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Swakopmund sightseeing planning site.

Manchester, UK to Swakopmund is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central Africa Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Manchester in December: highs in Swakopmund hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to drive to Damaraland.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Walvis Bay
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Off-Road Tours
Swakopmund Museum ©
Swakopmund Museum

1
night
Damaraland

Damaraland ©
On the 6th (Sun), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Brandberg Mountain.

For traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Damaraland trip planner.

Traveling by car from Swakopmund to Damaraland takes 6.5 hours. On the 6th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Etosha National Park.

Things to do in Damaraland

Nature · Parks
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Brandberg Mountain ©
Brandberg Mountain

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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 7th (Mon): stroll through Etosha and then don't miss a visit to Okaukuejo waterhole.

Planning Etosha National Park trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Damaraland to Etosha National Park in 8.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Otjiwarongo.

Things to do in Etosha National Park

Parks · Wildlife
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Etosha ©
Etosha

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): stroll through Cheetah Conservation Fund and then tour the pleasant surroundings at REST - Rare & Endangered Species Trust.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Otjiwarongo driving holiday planner.

Explore your travel options from Etosha National Park to Otjiwarongo with the Route module. In December in Otjiwarongo, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Luderitz.

Things to do in Otjiwarongo

Parks · Wildlife
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Cheetah Conservation Fund ©
Cheetah Conservation Fund
REST - Rare & Endangered Species Trust ©
REST - Rare & Endangered Species Trust

1
night
Luderitz

Luderitz ©
Lüderitz tourism centers around its well-preserved colonial Art Nouveau architecture and diverse wildlife.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): visit a coastal fixture at Diaz Point and then steep yourself in history at Kolmanskop Ghost Town.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Luderitz itinerary maker tool.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Otjiwarongo to Luderitz in 5.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In December, Luderitz is a bit cooler than Otjiwarongo - with highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Windhoek.

Things to do in Luderitz

Historic Sites
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Kolmanskop Ghost Town ©
Kolmanskop Ghost Town
Diaz Point ©
Diaz Point

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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.
On the 10th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at NamibRand Nature Reserve, admire the landmark architecture of Christuskirche, and then stroll through Deadvlei. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at National Museum of Namibia and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To see traveler tips and other tourist information, read Windhoek route maker.

Fly from Luderitz to Windhoek in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Luderitz in December: highs in Windhoek hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

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Deadvlei
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Deadvlei ©
Deadvlei
NamibRand Nature Reserve ©
NamibRand Nature Reserve
Safaris

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