15 days in Namibia Itinerary

15 days in Namibia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Namibia tour planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Swakopmund
— 3 nights
Drive
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Namib-Naukluft Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Damaraland
— 3 nights
Drive to Walvis Bay, Fly to Etosha National Park
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Etosha National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Windhoek
— 4 nights
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Swakopmund

— 3 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Swakopmund: Walvis Bay (Off-Road Tours & Walvis Bay Waterfront). There's lots more to do: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, meet the residents at National Marin Aquarium of Namibia, look for gifts at Kristall Galerie, and stroll through Dune 7.

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Nairobi, Kenya to Swakopmund is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Nairobi to Swakopmund due to the time zone difference. January in Swakopmund sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Namib-Naukluft Park.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 21 — 24:

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.
Take a break from Namib-Naukluft Park with a short trip to Gobabeb Desert Research Station in Gobabeb, about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: explore the fascinating landscape at Big Daddy Dune and take a memorable drive along Kuiseb Pass.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Namib-Naukluft Park day trip site.

Traveling by car from Swakopmund to Namib-Naukluft Park takes 1.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Damaraland.

Things to do in Namib-Naukluft Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 24 — 27:

Damaraland

— 3 nights
Step out of Damaraland to go to Khorixas and see Burnt Mountain, which is approximately 1h 30 min away.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Damaraland vacation maker app.

Getting from Namib-Naukluft Park to Damaraland by car takes about 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Etosha National Park.

Things to do in Damaraland

Parks · Nature · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 27 — 30:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): stroll through Etosha and then don't miss a visit to Okaukuejo waterhole.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Etosha National Park trip site.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Damaraland to Etosha National Park in 8.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel to Windhoek.

Things to do in Etosha National Park

Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 30 — 31:

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.
Spend the 3rd (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Christuskirche, examine the collection at National Museum of Namibia, stroll through Daan Viljoen Nature Reserve, and hunt for treasures at Namibia Craft Centre.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Windhoek trip itinerary maker site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Etosha National Park to Windhoek. January in Windhoek sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 20°C at night. On the 4th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Windhoek

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 4:

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.